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Anyone else skinny fat? Or has been?

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Smartie368 Wed 11-Apr-18 14:09:42

I probably need to reduce sugar as I’ve been eating too much chocolate recently.

I need to start some form of exercise. Maybe the 30 day shred again as that’s the only thing I’ve ever come close to sticking at.

I hate exercise. Really really hate it. It hurts and makes you all sweaty and gross. That whole getting a glow or a high from it has never happened for me.

Anyone want to join me in some very reluctant getting fitter/toning? Or does anyone have any tips?

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Buckingfrolicks Wed 11-Apr-18 14:19:32

What the hell s skinny fat??

GertieGitana Wed 11-Apr-18 14:23:14

Is that where the real you is skinny, but somehow you look fat in he mirror? ( Me to a tee grin )

KalaLaka Wed 11-Apr-18 14:25:25

Just googled it... what a revelation! Normal weight, high fat, low muscular mass.

Bit worried that's me, very glad I'm pregnant so don't need to deal Witt it yet!

ChameleonsInCarsGettingCoffee Wed 11-Apr-18 14:25:36

It's where you're a healthy BMI and a small-medium clothes size, but your body fat percentage is high. It means that although you're small, you're still "fat".

KalaLaka Wed 11-Apr-18 14:25:45


MrsMarigold Wed 11-Apr-18 14:25:50

Where you look slim but have lots of fat around your organs, I was once told I was skinny fat at university at what was meant to be a student health day, at the time I was quite anorexic and weighed seven stone. I went crying to my French professor who was furious and got the whole health day focus changed.

Smartie368 Wed 11-Apr-18 14:37:11

Yes where your physique is thin but you are soft and untoned with very little muscle (and in many cases carry fat around the abdomen)

I can’t be the only one!

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MamaTT Wed 11-Apr-18 15:23:33

Me! I'm 5ft10 and hover between 9stone 11 and 10 stone 2. Size 10. But I'm so squishy! I wobble everywhere.
I know I eat too much sugar and do too much cardio and not near enough strength exercise

Smartie368 Thu 12-Apr-18 12:58:30

So is it more weights based stuff I should be doing mamaTT?

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GooodMythicalMorning Thu 12-Apr-18 13:04:36

I was skinny fat but I may just be fat fat now.

hownowpowpow Thu 12-Apr-18 13:07:31

If you want an exercise to help with toning give reformer Pilates a go. It's great and no sweating or red face when you finish. I am normally red faced from exercise but not coming out of this.

Velocity Fri 13-Apr-18 06:31:25

I'm skinny fat but if you want to deal with the fat the it's down to diet - it's why I eat low carb high fat and it's worked for me. Exercise will give you muscle tone but doesn't deal with the internal fat.

Passthecake30 Fri 13-Apr-18 06:36:56

I'm with you, 6ft and 10st 6, (size 10-12). I look slim but can pinch an inch...

I do go to the gym but prefer cardio as I am a weakling with the weights. I've been trying to do more squats and lunges recently, I've read that thighs are the largest muscle group so I'm starting there...

MamaTT Fri 13-Apr-18 09:08:16

Velocity is right. Low carb is the way to go. I was in the best shape of my life with a low carb high fat diet and a mix of strength and hiit training.
I'm BFing DD (9months) and unfortunately my supply goes a bit shit if I drop below 100g carbs a day so have to persevere with the carbs until she self weans.

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