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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
The more you try to hide, the more uneasy you will be and the more the flaws will be apparent.

. If you say you have a bulging stomach even when your ribs are visible, you may have a hormonal and/ or diet problem, simply that you are doing too damn many pullovers.

Agree totally with the first bit.


On the second different body types store fat in different places. He may need to eat more and work out. Sounds wrong but building muscle in the other areas can help.
post #17 of 22
I have a similar body type (can't lose belly fat). Its actually started to go down through the last month, though, after starting running 3-4 miles a week and fast walking 1 mile a day uphill to work. I actually reintroduced carbs to my diet and it hasn't stopped the progress. Oh and wear lots of charcoal and maroon colors in the meantime. Hope that helps.
post #18 of 22
You should work on your diet. Try to eliminate sugar and refined carbs(white bread, pasta, white rice). Eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, proteins.

Drink more water.

It would be a terrible waste to spend money on clothes to hide flaws when you can improve those flaws. It will be better for your mental and physical health in the long run to deal with the issue. I have a very good friend who had a similar body type. He completely turned around. Lost 50 lbs.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by mr.loverman View Post
It would be a terrible waste to spend money on clothes to hide flaws when you can improve those flaws. It will be better for your mental and physical health in the long run to deal with the issue. I have a very good friend who had a similar body type. He completely turned around. Lost 50 lbs.
Well stated, I couldn't agree more.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Caffeine is a mild diuretic and will not cause bloating.

For some of the best recommendations, I'd pick up The Suit, that Manton wrote, it has a great deal of useful knowledge, and I believe it costs less than $25.

You are correct about Caffeine being a mild diuretic. I am not aware of any official studies linking caffeine to bloating, but I have read many diet books, and spoken with a couple doctors about it. According to them, it can infact cause bloating in some people. What I have been told, is that enough caffeine can cause dehydration, and your body tries to compensate by retaining more water than needed.
post #21 of 22
Wear a longer jacket. It will shorten you and look more slimmer.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by AC7 View Post
Maybe someone has a good idea or two: I am trying to (a) look slightly skinnier (who isn't), but I also want to (and this might not be possible) (b) look slightly shorter. Not that I don't mind looking like a professional wrestler (unfortunately not one of the well-cut ones) generally, but sometimes it gets annoying being so visible. Come on, any ideas?

IMO the best thing to do is address the problem and its source rather than try to mask it with sly clothing strategies.

That is, it is probably best to actually go ahead and lose weight until you are at a weight/look that you are happy with.
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