Does This Uterus Make My Stomach Look Fat?

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  • admaarie
    admaarie Posts: 4,297 Member
    Omg yes! It’s a week before my period starts and I’m going through the exact same thing and have noticed this pattern for about 8-9 months now.
    Glad I’m not alone.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    bioklutz wrote: »
    @ellustiina, I haven't ever done much research into it, but I wonder if there is a circulation component to bloat. Like I noticed the other day I woke up, looked in the mirror and thought, "Daaaang, looking lean!" Two hours later of walking around upright (still hadn't eaten anything) I was all bloated again. :(

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/447258-why-do-you-look-slimmer-in-the-morning/

    If you google you will find all sorts of answers, but people do tend to look slimmer in the morning. Since I am a shorty, this is my favorite part of the article:
    "When you wake up in the morning, you're slightly taller, which may make you feel slimmer. Lying down makes the discs in your spine separate slightly, so your height will increase a small amount, as a result. Over the course of the day, the compression of walking squishes them back together to your "normal" height. This compression is why you lose the average of 1 centimeter in height when you run a marathon. If you're taller in the morning, even a little bit, your weight spreads out over a larger surface area and you feel slimmer."

    Do you think you get that centimetre back after a marathon?
  • bioklutz
    bioklutz Posts: 1,365 Member
    bioklutz wrote: »
    @ellustiina, I haven't ever done much research into it, but I wonder if there is a circulation component to bloat. Like I noticed the other day I woke up, looked in the mirror and thought, "Daaaang, looking lean!" Two hours later of walking around upright (still hadn't eaten anything) I was all bloated again. :(

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/447258-why-do-you-look-slimmer-in-the-morning/

    If you google you will find all sorts of answers, but people do tend to look slimmer in the morning. Since I am a shorty, this is my favorite part of the article:
    "When you wake up in the morning, you're slightly taller, which may make you feel slimmer. Lying down makes the discs in your spine separate slightly, so your height will increase a small amount, as a result. Over the course of the day, the compression of walking squishes them back together to your "normal" height. This compression is why you lose the average of 1 centimeter in height when you run a marathon. If you're taller in the morning, even a little bit, your weight spreads out over a larger surface area and you feel slimmer."

    Do you think you get that centimetre back after a marathon?

    Haha! I would imagine after a night of sleep and being properly hydrated they would.

    I found table 2 very interesting!
    https://www.jospt.org/doi/pdf/10.2519/jospt.1990.12.4.139
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    bioklutz wrote: »
    bioklutz wrote: »
    @ellustiina, I haven't ever done much research into it, but I wonder if there is a circulation component to bloat. Like I noticed the other day I woke up, looked in the mirror and thought, "Daaaang, looking lean!" Two hours later of walking around upright (still hadn't eaten anything) I was all bloated again. :(

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/447258-why-do-you-look-slimmer-in-the-morning/

    If you google you will find all sorts of answers, but people do tend to look slimmer in the morning. Since I am a shorty, this is my favorite part of the article:
    "When you wake up in the morning, you're slightly taller, which may make you feel slimmer. Lying down makes the discs in your spine separate slightly, so your height will increase a small amount, as a result. Over the course of the day, the compression of walking squishes them back together to your "normal" height. This compression is why you lose the average of 1 centimeter in height when you run a marathon. If you're taller in the morning, even a little bit, your weight spreads out over a larger surface area and you feel slimmer."

    Do you think you get that centimetre back after a marathon?

    Haha! I would imagine after a night of sleep and being properly hydrated they would.

    phew!
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    bioklutz wrote: »
    bioklutz wrote: »
    @ellustiina, I haven't ever done much research into it, but I wonder if there is a circulation component to bloat. Like I noticed the other day I woke up, looked in the mirror and thought, "Daaaang, looking lean!" Two hours later of walking around upright (still hadn't eaten anything) I was all bloated again. :(

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/447258-why-do-you-look-slimmer-in-the-morning/

    If you google you will find all sorts of answers, but people do tend to look slimmer in the morning. Since I am a shorty, this is my favorite part of the article:
    "When you wake up in the morning, you're slightly taller, which may make you feel slimmer. Lying down makes the discs in your spine separate slightly, so your height will increase a small amount, as a result. Over the course of the day, the compression of walking squishes them back together to your "normal" height. This compression is why you lose the average of 1 centimeter in height when you run a marathon. If you're taller in the morning, even a little bit, your weight spreads out over a larger surface area and you feel slimmer."

    Do you think you get that centimetre back after a marathon?

    Haha! I would imagine after a night of sleep and being properly hydrated they would.

    I found table 2 very interesting!
    https://www.jospt.org/doi/pdf/10.2519/jospt.1990.12.4.139

    I'm not particularly squeamish but that makes me feel a bit.... ikky... :disappointed: