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    Okay I'm a 24yr old girl, no other health issues/allergies that I am aware of, and I have a relatively healthy diet.
    In the mornings before I've eaten my stomach is flat and firm, however, throughout the day as I eat it becomes more and more bloated. By the evening I look pregnant! If I suck it in it becomes flat again but as soon as I relax it sticks out so much. I measured my waist in the morning and it was 26inches, by the night it was 30inches!

    I told my mum about it and she said not to worry and that it was normal - but I never see girls walking around with such swollen stomachs (unless they're actually pregnant!). Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone know anything to reduce it?

    It's really annoying me because I work out 4/5 times a week and am happy with my body, except for this ridiculous pot belly that wont budge!
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    Same, man :sad: I thought it's quite normal though. At least I hope so. Pics?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay I'm a 24yr old girl, no other health issues/allergies that I am aware of, and I have a relatively healthy diet.
    In the mornings before I've eaten my stomach is flat and firm, however, throughout the day as I eat it becomes more and more bloated. By the evening I look pregnant! If I suck it in it becomes flat again but as soon as I relax it sticks out so much. I measured my waist in the morning and it was 26inches, by the night it was 30inches!

    I told my mum about it and she said not to worry and that it was normal - but I never see girls walking around with such swollen stomachs (unless they're actually pregnant!). Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone know anything to reduce it?

    It's really annoying me because I work out 4/5 times a week and am happy with my body, except for this ridiculous pot belly that wont budge!
    Could be an intolerance to wheat/gluten/ dairy. Ask your GP for advice, they can do tests to see if this is the case or can advise you how to find out what might be causing this. It could be IBS, but there's medication and natural herbal remedies that can help ease the discomfort and sometimes reduce the bloating.

    Good luck
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    I think it is perfectly normal, not the most reliable source but I read this the other day on the Daily Mail and the woman seems to suffer from the same problem: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...g-bloated.html
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay I'm a 24yr old girl, no other health issues/allergies that I am aware of, and I have a relatively healthy diet.
    In the mornings before I've eaten my stomach is flat and firm, however, throughout the day as I eat it becomes more and more bloated. By the evening I look pregnant! If I suck it in it becomes flat again but as soon as I relax it sticks out so much. I measured my waist in the morning and it was 26inches, by the night it was 30inches!

    I told my mum about it and she said not to worry and that it was normal - but I never see girls walking around with such swollen stomachs (unless they're actually pregnant!). Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone know anything to reduce it?

    It's really annoying me because I work out 4/5 times a week and am happy with my body, except for this ridiculous pot belly that wont budge!
    It sounds like you have a food intolerance... I know someone who had similar symptoms and she had an intolerance to gluten. If I were you i'd try cutting out various foods for a week at a time to see if anything sets off the bloating, e.g. wheat, dairy...
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    (Original post by twelvepenguinbugs)
    I think it is perfectly normal, not the most reliable source but I read this the other day on the Daily Mail and the woman seems to suffer from the same problem: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...g-bloated.html
    Awh that's not so great, she didn't really find a cure my belly looks exactly like that picture in the article sometimes...I might go to the GP at some point, just worried about cutting certain things from my diet out incase I loose weight.

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