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    This is kind of embarrassing. I'm 16 and 1.62m (approx 5ft 3 and a bit) and weigh 57kg (just under 9 stone) so not really overweight, however my waist measures almost 90cm. Is there any way I can try and reduce this? I just feel really out of proportion. Any suggestions appreciated
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    It doesn't sound right. A BMI of 21.7 should mean that you're quite slim, but a 34in waist sounds really strange. What are your other measurements?

    Then again, it could be just how you're built. I've got crazily out-of-proportion hips, we just have to learn to love what we've got.
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    I assume you're a girl, because a 5ft 3 guy is a surprise in the first place, let alone with a 34in waist. I don't think there is anything you can do because it's likely that it's bone structure of your hips.

    If you're a guy, I'm 6ft, 11st 10 and I've got a 30in waist lol. I used to 36in (and a lot heavier) but I simply lost weight. Clearly this isn't an option for yo ubecause it'd involve you becoming underweight, which is dangerous.

    You're better off accepting that this is the way you are before you develop an eating disorder lol.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This is kind of embarrassing. I'm 16 and 1.62m (approx 5ft 3 and a bit) and weigh 57kg (just under 9 stone) so not really overweight, however my waist measures almost 90cm. Is there any way I can try and reduce this? I just feel really out of proportion. Any suggestions appreciated
    Are you sure your WAIST is 90cm? Where exactly are you measuring.

    This is your waist: http://www.sirensnotes.com/sirensnot...und-Waist1.jpg
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    Are you sure your WAIST is 90cm? Where exactly are you measuring.

    This is your waist: http://www.sirensnotes.com/sirensnot...und-Waist1.jpg
    oh just above the belly button? I'm still hitting 84cm then. I used to measure the point where my tummy sticks out the most which is just under the belly button
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    (Original post by Fjarskafinn)
    It doesn't sound right. A BMI of 21.7 should mean that you're quite slim, but a 34in waist sounds really strange. What are your other measurements?

    Then again, it could be just how you're built. I've got crazily out-of-proportion hips, we just have to learn to love what we've got.
    where else should I be measuring? My tummy definitely sticks out more than my chest anyway
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    where else should I be measuring? My tummy definitely sticks out more than my chest anyway
    Bust, waist and hips, to compare and get an idea of your shape.

    I really can't imagine why a person so slim should have such a large waist. You're not having us on, are you?
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    (Original post by Fjarskafinn)
    Bust, waist and hips, to compare and get an idea of your shape.

    I really can't imagine why a person so slim should have such a large waist. You're not having us on, are you?
    No trust me I would have better things to do than make up a fake thread. I've now measured at the correct place (I hope) and I'm getting bust 85, waist 84 and hips about 90. What kind of shape would that be? I feel like I'm getting a beer belly like old men
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    If you turn your tape measure around, you may find inches to be more helpful...

    You just sound like you're big built, but have excess fat around your stomach.
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    If you turn your tape measure around, you may find inches to be more helpful...

    You just sound like you're big built, but have excess fat around your stomach.
    my tape measurer has cm on both sides
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    I just assumed OP was a female, but now wondering if they are a guy? That would make a lot more sense!
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    (Original post by StressReliever)
    I just assumed OP was a female, but now wondering if they are a guy? That would make a lot more sense!
    er no, I'm a girl
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    er no, I'm a girl
    Sorry.

    Maybe you are just bloated? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by StressReliever)
    Sorry.

    Maybe you are just bloated? :dontknow:
    but surely I can't be constantly bloated?
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    but surely I can't be constantly bloated?
    Probably not. I get bloated a lot thanks to a faulty digestive system but I am not bloated constantly.

    You cannot spot reduce fat. If you want a smaller waist, then you need to reduce your body fat overall. Clean up your diet and do some exercise
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    Could just be the way you are built. I'm sort of similar so I can sympathise.
    You can't only lose weight from one place, but if you lose weight in general you should get a slimmer waist.
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    It'll sound like an odd suggestion, but I'd look into waist training. It's also permanent because it bends your ribs slightly.
    I used to have a 34" waist (although granted I am about 3 inches taller and a fair bit heavier than you), and I've now got a 30" waist after about 6 months.

    Google it.
    It's not something to undertake on a whim though, because as I said it's permanent, it will reduce your appetite slightly, and you'll be wearing a corset for at least 12 hours a day every day.
 
 
 
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