Weight & Fat Loss | Stomach fat after my run? - bloating?

Am 41 years and have started jogging to trim down, especially around the hips and abdomen. I jog for around 90 minutes every day, alternating between fast and slow jog . Though initially I did notice a lose in fat especially in the chest and stomach area, after about a month I notice that my waist line actually increases after a jogging session and the fat sags. The fat is soft and jelly like unlike the hard feel it had before I started to jog. Is there something wrong in my exercise routine ? and if yes what is it that I should correct ?


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2 Posts
5/18/2007 7:17:07 AM
aerobic exercise increases blood circulation to all skeletal muscles. So your ab muscles, right after exercise, are bulked up with the extra blood (thus water) circulation to them. After you cool down within a few hours, and blood flow volume decreases, you should feel smaller.
As for jelly belly, gravity from bouncing for 90 minutes, will help temporarily pull your normal ab fat downward. Also, a week or so before your period, your belly tends to bloat (gas in guts), store more fat in the fat cells and hold water in the muscles. So, you are temporarily larger during this time. Don't freak out over your female physiology. But to feel nice in those favorite pants during premenstrual times, don't give in to those extra calorie cravings during the day or night...well, it's your choice to suffer a bit for vanity sake, or live in harmony with your hormones.
Good luck,
H, student nurse

5 Posts
4/16/2007 5:25:13 PM
bloating happens when your body undergoes a lot of stress--positive or negative--and is only temporary. i'm not sure how to eliminate that, but i don't think it matters too much. maybe eliminate/add certain foods before your jog?

Personal Trainer
4/14/2007 5:46:19 PM
Hi there,

I do know what you mean, but I can assure you: It's not fat. It is bloating from the water that you have decided to drink from before/during and after your run. There is absolutely no way you can accumulate fat during exercise. :)


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