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........................ Nicola. (Expecting #2) Due May 23 (girl); 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 4712 posts
status 13th Jun '13

Thanks ladies.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
13th Jun '13

That's why it's not good to drop weight super fast. Try doi g to ing exercises

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
13th Jun '13

Depends how bad it is. Mine is so bad only a tummy tuck can fix that sucker. It makes me depressed and completely unmotivates me

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
13th Jun '13

I would think unless you are like 300+ lbs that your belly "flap" should subside as you diet providing you exercise at the same time. That pill is a temporary fix to a bigger problem. You have to help get your body back after it's been stretched out for that long. Look into joining a gym and target your mid section in your work outs.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" Depends how bad it is. Mine is so bad only a tummy tuck can fix that sucker. It makes me depressed and completely unmotivates me"


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Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I would think unless you are like 300+ lbs that your belly "flap" should subside as you diet providing ... [snip!] ... body back after it's been stretched out for that long. Look into joining a gym and target your mid section in your work outs."


I wasn't close to 300 lbs and the only thing that will fix mine would be surgery. It's awful. I do everything to get rid of it but nothing works and will take it completely away.

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28780 posts
status 13th Jun '13

It all depends. My belly flap is caused by diastasis recti. In most cases it cannot be fixed without surgery but there are some core exercises specifically targeted for those who have it to re connect the muscle. (Not crunches, they can make it worse).



I agree that losing weight too fast will only hinder it. And Phentermine is absolutely horrible for you.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15430 posts
13th Jun '13

I have one that I can't get rid of 100% but swimming laps and doing lots of cardio has reduced it quite a bit. Congrats on your weight loss.

puttputt85 3 kids; Michigan 5 posts
14th Jun '13

I started at 340 last November and had a horrible belly flap! I am now down to 305 and it is going away. I am eating healthy and working out with a group of trainers. They told me cardio cardio and more cardio. They also gave me specific exercises to target the core, abs, and lower back--but not a crunch in the bunch! I was warned when I started that the flap might not go away completely since I had three kids in 13 months (twins, single) and that there could also be other reasons for the flap. If it really concerns you, talk to your doctor.

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
15th Jun '13

first of all, stop taking Phentermine. Phentermine can cause pulmonary hypertension down the line (not just regular high blood pressure, high blood pressure in the lungs which is fatal and there is absolutely no cure for) and believe me, you do not want that. you need to lose weight slowly. lots of cardio, weight training, and don't do any crunches/sit ups (does not help with a flat tummy). the loose skin part, that might improve over time but besides a tummy tuck, there's not much you can do except wait.