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Bulges in My Tummy... Am I Ugly?


Every fatter woman has a story, distressing as well as laughable, which is associated with the bulges on her tummy.

"I know that people look at me because I'm fat. If I look at the bulges in my tummy, it makes me feel ugly."

This is just one of what you hear from many of them. In all existence, a beer belly can affect a woman's sense of self-worth, depending on how she feels about her stature. One, two three thin layers on the belly area? They are dumped "stomach fat" if you're a woman with a waist wider than 35 inches, or a man with a waist wider than 40 inches.

What You Think You Become

Of course, you're not ugly... you just allowed those bulges to rule out and now that they're projecting, you fret.

"What makes you feel unattractive is due to society's beauty standards that extend to one's physique."

For too long, women have been subjected to the tyranny of slenderness. Believing so also means you have subjected yourself to the "hardly can zip up" image that keeps giving you the worst times.

The terms beer belly, stored fat, or sagging tummy refer to the inner one-sided feeling about your body and, consequently, how you appear to others. Any of you who has allowed low self-assessment with the "no sexy body" preoccupation, should know that focusing on anything ideal, which seems probably unattainable, only leaves you feeling hopeless.

Let Me Share You Some Thoughts

Take a look at larger women who project high self-esteem. Bulges in the midsection are obvious, true! But these women remain sustained. In fact, many of them stand out in their workplaces and even look stunning in gowns.


How did they do that?

Being fat did not stop them from feeling beautiful. Their self-assurance and acceptance have turned self-doubt into favorableness.

These people have taught the world to be thankful that despite the "hindrances" of what it thinks completes a physical beauty, fat individuals have proven that they can be appealing and enthusiastic like everyone else.

Don't think that because you're not thin like your friends that you're unworthy. If being fat makes you different from them, use that difference to show your uniqueness. It is claimed that there is more to be said about women with curves than those without. You would love to take it that way instead.


You Think of Size Instead of Shape

Bulges are almost constant to being fat. The body carries your image, which involves a composite picture of the overall impression you make on yourself and others.

Believing in shape, rather than size, contributes to the direction you take because how you feel about your body influences the image you have of yourself. Appreciating a striking silhouette in you, and enhance it, will look your most interesting.

Don't refuse the friendly vise that could create smooth lines under the clothes. Guises are but to maximize the strength of your attributes, which are your curves. They work by helping tone the size of the belly region. So long as the fit is right and it doesn't hurt - you can work on those bulges.

Think shape, not size. You have the body and you have the looks. Don't be afraid of smoothing shapewear. Remember, you may be big, but it gives you the curves that others don't have. Play them up and you got an edge.

Opposing the Genes Factor

If most women in your family lineage have big bellies, then the central abdominal fat that you have is largely due to genetic factors. Just like some individuals who inherited big hips or butts, yours is associated with weight in the midsection.

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You can't change how genes govern physical features. It may be a frustration that belly fat seems to stick around no matter how well you eat or how hard you sweat. It’s the reality that a big factor of those bulges is based on genetics.

Disregarding genomic sequence forms a continuing denial that mounds against sanity. What you can do is override your fat genes by burning off the flab that covers your abs. Diet and the right strength moves can influence how much weight stays on.


Not Doing Something

Honestly, it's not easy to get a flat stomach once you have allowed the "fat" to dwell on your belly area, but fortunately, you can lose belly fat for a slimmer waistline. Visceral fat tends to respond quickly to healthy lifestyle changes.

Burn the Fat

If you don’t fight to give the body the exercise it expects from you, the fat and glucose that have been swimming around your system will gather up around the middle all the more. Unless you do something physical, all that extra energy in the form of fat has nowhere to go but is re-deposited as fat.

Here's a video of 5 exercises to combat belly fat. Try them!

Hula-hoop works!

Did you know that the more you attempt to get the hoop to move in circles around your waist, the more you are doing an exercise that's great for your belly and the waistline? Yes, your waistline!

If you hula hoop for 5 to 10 minutes a day, imagine burning 100 calories per session. You can even learn fun tricks like twirling, whirling, and wiggling, and all the other "lings" there are. You'll be inspired by how the repetitive movement helps move those abdominal muscles.

Plus-Size Hoopers

Plus-Size Hoopers

Added to that, rehauling a bulging stomach region cannot be achieved using exercise alone, it also requires an effective change in your eating habits as well as patience and determination.

Eat Healthily

Eating healthily is different from dieting. It is a pattern that subconsciously tells the body that all is well. Restricting your diet can raise stress levels in your system which all the more contributes to fat storage. Ensure that you are getting the right nutrition.

Bear in mind that flattening the stomach entails work and it requires the correct approach. If you think you have an attitude that could last until stomach muscles are visible, I wish you luck.

Perhaps you were never bothered until those gathering fat around the middle start to look unbecoming. So it's going to be either, you will remain with those bulges or get rid of them.

You should read my hub Fat But Beautiful - Everything Starts from Within.



If you're doing exercise at home, don't get too much out of breath. Stay hydrated by drinking fluids throughout the day. Listen to your body. If you're not sure, seek advice from a professional trainer, or your doctor.

I'm not fat but I started my own routine beginning with 10 minutes (lazy as I am) first thing in the morning after drinking 3 glasses of water for the first three months. I eventually owned more time for exercise and have enjoyed running and Zumba.

Understanding Stored Fat

© 2011 Tonette Fornillos


Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on February 27, 2016:

Thanks Bernado. Hope you find this article helpful. Goodluck! :) -Tonette

Bernado on December 15, 2014:

I appreciate your kind and grnueoes advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on December 14, 2014:

Hi Donyell. The secret is -- regardless of weight, height and looks -- let's not feel ugly :=)... thank you for reading glad you made it by..... Have a Happy Christmas!:=)

Donyell on December 14, 2014:

That's the smart thiiknng we could all benefit from.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on March 12, 2013:

Hello peachpurple, what a lovely name:=)... Very true, it may actually sound like it's easier said that than done, but its the only way to get over those woes - think great and shine out. The only thing needed, like you said, is if they are willing to try. Nice of you dropping by and voted interesting. Thank you.

A basket full of love, beauty and good health for you! -Tonette

peachy from Home Sweet Home on March 10, 2013:

very interesting hub. Yes many fat women feel fat and ugly due to sarcastic remarks and snickering. I believe these women can change their lives if they are willing to try. Just don't give up hope yet. Voted interesting

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