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I look pregnant
the skinny fat guy
It's disgusting. Do some exercise and eat less processed food. Idiots.
have a word with yourself
The OP is notoriously full of shite, plus what I said about skinnyfat is true. Unless you have a disability or illness which prevents you from doing so, you are an irresponsible and ungrateful cretin for allowing your body to become like this. Lots of people are predisposed to carry weight and would give anything to be able to keep their weight down- and then you have skinnyfatters who don't gain weight but treat their body like a latrine.
I should really step away from these kind of threads, I have issues which have been well enough rehearsed when it comes to things like this. Sorry.
it's pretty hypocritical of you to berate others for abusing their bodies when you admit to being an absolutely massive binge drinker, surely?
But I did used to have terrible binges- for which I compensated so as to not become ill or fat, as I said upthread, I shouldn't really respond to threads like this because the truth is, I would rather be dead than fat or flabby, and it's really unfair of me to project this on other people, it's my failing. But there's your explanation. Sorry for saying fuck off.
but when i've tried to bulk up and gym it, i've mostly ended up with what barleysugar describes. think you're comment's a bit of a generalisation, to be kind
I'm proper fat, or 'chunkywannabun' as it was know at my school
cause that's how i enjoy life
not like a nicoise or a caesar or something. just salad. lettuce. peppers. sweetcorn. red onion. salad. in two weeks time when I've done the half marathon I'm going to eat and drink all of the things
bad day for everyone involved was it?
it all went a bit.... odd
i'm ashamed ot say it wasn't. I've made no secret of the fact that I've struggled with anorexia and bulimia for many years. I'm well now but only after an actual decade of therapy, and I doubt I'll ever be able to cure myself of the sheer horror of the prospect of ever being bigger than a size 8. It's a real issue.
I know that fat is an emotive topic, and I also know it's a serious health issue for many people- i'm 'lucky' (if you can call it that) that I don't gain weight easily, and I don't have a disability which prevents me from being reasonably active. But I find this 'skinnyfat' phenomenom infuriating, as you can probably tell. To me, it seems entitled and lazy - a bit like 'oh nooo, my diamond shoes are hurting!! It feels a bit insulting i towards those who do struggle to keep their weight down. I appreciate this is probably a terrible opinion to have but it's virtually unshakeable in me and i DO apologise for it. I'm pretty quick to apologise for it actually, but I'm sure everyone agrees it would be better all round if I didn't react in the first place. #SSP
In reply to the actual question, all you have to do, as sketches rightly says, is build a little bit of core muscle and your body will handle the rest.
and understand why you commented in the way you did.
I struggled with my weight all through my teens and I've got very little sympathy for anyone that moans about their shape and then continues to eat shit and do no exercise.
They're not necessarily lucky with their metabolism as much as a different shape... and when they exercise, aerobics are most likely to just make them awful skinny, and resistance training is likely to be much harder.
Everyone can put more effort in though and "skinny fat" probably tells you you're not taking care of yourself as well as you could be.
I think :/
that should be
resistance training to bulk up when you're like this is incredibly difficult - it's not as simple as going to the gym once or twice a week, it requires a massive , 6/7 meals a day diet and even then results might be minimal, or in my case the minimal results were offset by the maximal results on the belly. it's really quite annoying to read some of the shit in this thread, but whatever.
WHAT A SURPRISE
All the guys I know with very low body fat and lots of muscle do this. Impeccable eating habits, train 5 times a week. It's kind of the same ballache for everyone, just some start from a better position.
I'm not the most qualified to talk about it, but I think the concept of bulking is a bit of a myth. There's only so much protein, for one, that your body can absorb every day, and you can get it by spreading pretty low fat meals/shakes throughout the day. If your getting fat you should do more aerobic exercise, even though it won't help you gain muscle. Over time, with high weight training and the right eating everyone should put weight on.
I just end up getting injured before I get anywhere because I have fuck all idea what I'm doing and every workout plan seems to require you to put your body on the line when you're not already built enough to take the impact.
i'm not even talking about building loads of muscle though, i'm talking about just building up enough bulk so that you don't look embarassingly skinny. i'm not sure if the people you're talking about start from that base, maybe they do. it's very difficult though. the point is it's way more difficult than the likes of PO seem to think, just as much as saying that all overweight people just need to exercise a bit
you actually have to put in a lot of effort to not look very skinny. a little bit of muscle growth won't do much. and if you don't completely commit to the cause you won't see the results. sometimes it's better just to accept your shape and just keep fit and healthy (which a "skinny fat" shape suggests probably isn't happening) but plenty of people do go for it and get results. god knows how, but persistence is probably key
most of the exercising I do (outside of martial arts) is fairly high rep low intensity stuff which minimizes the issues a lot of people have, straining/pulling muscles whilst still helping to maintain a good fat/muscle ratio.
I'm by no means a fitness guru, not least because I don't really exercise to build muscle, but even sticking with something like this.
which suggests having at least three rest days a week is all most people need.
Although after day one my body will be screaming until day three or four, because I'm actually a real beginner and it's a new workout plan. I won't be able to go to gym again those days.
Not sure why they don't build serious DOMS time into these things for beginners, or if this is just me that gets it that bad. I feel like I'm failing before I've started with a plan like that.
Anyway, I'm determined to do something like this alongside cardio to improve my overall fitness a bit.
like I just launched into stuff like this. When I first started jiujitsu my stomach\arms\chest would hurt for at least a day afterwards from the strength and conditioning part of the class it took me about a year before I was exercising consistently.
That said when you do start to become consistent you feel approximately 200%* better than you did when you started.
*a figure that's completely factual and not certainly hyperbolic at all.
i can't wait to apply this new knowledg.... oh wait no i have
(FWIW, I'm sort of the same, lost about three stone over the past couple of years and my BMI is alright and that, but I have a pot belly. I think to shift that I'd have to shift from general eating okay/mild exercise to proper targeted workouts and a real hardcore diet shift... not really sure it's worth it tbh).
I'm sort of not either skinnyfat or distance-runner skinny for the first time in my life atm. it's come through not eating piles of carbs (though I've been cheerily violating this since about thurs) and learning how to do weights for the first time ever.
I'm actually enjoying it atm but if you'd asked me to do this at any earlier point in my life I would have told you to quite directly get fucked.
it's probably now with six months to go until I get properly hitched, but meh... will try and up the running now light evenings are back, but I just I don't think I have the will power to eat out of my comfort zone.
still got a belly but it looks less belly-ish with arm and leg muscle.
Instead of reducing the belly, bulk everything else up with a bit of muscle
Skinnyfat comes from lack of muscle elsewhere. Not least because you burn more fat just by having more muscle but also because if you have more core abdominal muscle a wee flabby pot belly is less pronounced.
for how everyone becomes an instant expert on physical therapy and nutrition, apparently =')
might start posting after a thread's kicked 'sort yourselves out guys'
threads like this make me feel sorry for all the people who hate fat people, their poor souls :(
I don't hate fat people. I have a psychological issue that I've explained at length.
dig at you? i would never stoop so low to have a calculated dig at someone on this site (i'm not the type to take this website so seriously, contrary to popular belief)
but the world at large is hugely fatphobic, as are lots of the things said in this thread and often on this site in threads about fatness and size and health
but have a noticeable tum.
i never thought of someone as being bigsmall or something. currently frantically staring round the office to try and glimpse everyone's belly size
to spread some of the body-shaming love to even the non-obviously fat. great job, world
It's like fatty liver etc...? I.e. not visible from the outside?
I'm off to the gym pals
I'm saying it is. oooooof
Definitely got a bit of that cos I'm sat down so much
Your physique is probably the best it's ever going to be right now, enjoy it.
sorry for telling you to fuck off btw. Frustrations.
you're going to have to see this one through to it's grim conclusion.
you're in big trouble
I mean, I'm sitting down right now dave!(as soon as my conf call finishes I'm going to get up and walk, out of my office and up some stairs. where I shall once again sit down, and eat lunch.)
i actually asked my physio about posture last time i saw her
Fat colleague went to pilates once about 2 months ago and started lecturing me abotu how its more beneficial than walking or sport. Still keeps on at me now as well while eating flapjacks and crisps.
I must have looked like a human trifle when I hung out with PO :'(
just cause they got skinny doesn't mean everyone else can do it as easily, if at all
They can't do it easily if they sit there all day eating biscuits and crisps!
maybe they were skinny until they developed mental health issues with themselves and their bodies because people are awful about their lunch choices
But its much easier to blame a crappy situation on someone or something else rather than doing something about it, eh.
with lulzy troll posts like you're winding up for your next month on the naughty step, then.
If you're not careful you're going to lose me to the Pegfeet forums
looking at you and thinking you were fat! far from it (wouldn't have hung out with you obvs, lol :D)
singing "skinnyfat" to the tune of "sexy back" now
Which I'm pretty okay about. Even the stretch marks have sort of shrunk into these weird flat bits that resemble scars. SEXY.
It's fairly well concealed in casual clothing, but you don't want to see me in my underpants.
but it's so depressing how a lot of people in our current society etc seem to think that if someone isn't thin then they must automatically be striving for it, that no one can really be happy unless they're thin, and to be honest some of the stuff that several people have said in this thread (like, "fat people are just greedy and lazy") is downright appalling. If you personally want to be thin and manage to achieve that in a healthy way then I'm happy for you for achieving something that you want. Not because being thin is an ideal in and of itself. Stop assuming that everyone wants exactly what you want and hold the same ideals as you do – and stop fucking berating people who are different than you just to make yourself feel superior.
(Disclaimer: I am only using the general, plural "you" based on several posts by different users in this thread combined with stuff people say irl and so on #SSP)
when I lie on my stomach and feel my pecs they feel a bit like girls tits
also getting Lesnar neck