Fat Gain or Bloating?

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    Fat Gain or Bloating?


    Is it possible to gain a significant amount of visceral fat (2 inches around the waist) without gaining or losing anywhere else, but not gain weight?

    If the above happened within a month, it would almost definitely be bloating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predaking View Post
    Is it possible to gain a significant amount of visceral fat (2 inches around the waist) without gaining or losing anywhere else, but not gain weight?

    If the above happened within a month, it would almost definitely be bloating?
    You increased your waist girth without increasing any other girths and no change in scale weight - most definitely bloating. If you'd gained bodyfat, you'd have gained it all over, or at the very least highly likely to have increased your body mass.

    Take a good look at your nutrition - you're not drinking enough, using something that causes water retention, something that causes gas, or doesn't agree with you, or perhaps using a topical that causes bloating and water retention.

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    Must be something in one of the supplements. They contain a few calories, so I was wondering if it was fat. Thanks Rosie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Predaking View Post
    Must be something in one of the supplements. They contain a few calories, so I was wondering if it was fat. Thanks Rosie
    Consuming fat does not necessarily cause fat gain. And consuming fat does not mean bloating either - bloating is usually caused by carbohydrates or inadequate water consumption, or too much sodium consumption, etc. - there are so many factors, as well as the individual to take into account. Use some common sense as well.

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    Keep in mind though, if it is water retention or bloating, you would have gained weight. What was the time period that you put on the 2 inches around your waist?

    Also keep in mind that men generally carry their body fat around the mid-section and typically gain there first.
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    It was like 1/2 inch per week. If it's not bloating, what else could it be?
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