Well first off, I’m definitely not pregnant …lol, being well past child-bearing age.
My problem is that if I stand sideways in front of a mirror (and lift up my heavy boobs - sorry if that’s TMI) I have the same shape as someone who is 9 months pregnant!! Under my bust I measure 36" then I go out to 42" round the waist (or where it should be) and 43" round the hips That is surely not normal?
I’ve been doing the LC/HF diet in the hope of controlling my T2 diabetes and losing weight, but although I’ve lost a stone so far I haven’t lost anything from the all important midriff area. My already quite skinny legs/thighs and face look thinner but that’s all.
I know I’ve still got a way to go as I am currently 11st 9lbs and only 5’3" so just under obese and into overweight.
What I want to know is has anyone else had this problem and will it go eventually before I look drawn and haggard everywhere else?
I did some research online about it and came across something called Diastasis Recti which is mainly aimed at pregnant women who haven’t lost their “baby belly” after pregnancy but apparently it can happen to anyone at any age. I did have big babies (over 8lbs). There’s information about it here if anyone is interested
So do you think I should assume that I have this condition or hope that losing more weight will make a difference? There is an exercise program which is supposed to help repair the abdominal separation but with a chronic back problem and dodgy knees (and being over 70) I haven’t checked it out yet.
Sorry for the lengthy post but I thought it might be helpful to anyone else with a similar problem and would also like to hear from anyone who has successfully got rid of their pregnant looking belly, either by diet or doing the exercises.