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I think people should have bellies, especially if you like to cook. Can you imagine living with and cooking for a person who is constantly dieting, not enjoying life? Men would look manlier here if there was a bit more chunk on'em. It's like with girls and butts, show me a guy who wants his girl's butt flat rather than with a bit of junk in the trunk..
Aaaaah yes, that age old question - "Does my bum look too small in this?"
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Old 25.10.2010, 17:55
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I suddenly realised six weeks ago that my beer belly was larger than it had ever been. I've now embarked on a campaign to eliminate it. 3 kilos down now and on track . . .
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Old 25.10.2010, 17:55
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I think people should have bellies, especially if you like to cook. Can you imagine living with and cooking for a person who is constantly dieting, not enjoying life? Men would look manlier here if there was a bit more chunk on'em. It's like with girls and butts, show me a guy who wants his girl's butt flat rather than with a bit of junk in the trunk..
To be honest, I'm gunning for this look:



But I would need to stop working, and eating. And I lovez my food.
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Old 25.10.2010, 17:56
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Just because someone doesn't have a big belly, it doesn't automatically mean they don't enjoy food, or have ever been on a diet.
What I have observed in my circle is that those who have flat tummies are the ones who enjoy varied food, sweets, fat et al within reason of course,...and in general enjoy food more than those with visible bellies...
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Old 25.10.2010, 17:59
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I think people should have bellies, especially if you like to cook. Can you imagine living with and cooking for a person who is constantly dieting, not enjoying life? Men would look manlier here if there was a bit more chunk on'em. It's like with girls and butts, show me a guy who wants his girl's butt flat rather than with a bit of junk in the trunk..
Now, in all reality, there's no connection between dieting, not enjoying life and not having a pot belly.

There are people out there who are comfortably into the single digits of body fat % who don't diet and really enjoy life. Are they less manlier? perhaps.

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Old 25.10.2010, 18:00
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I love my husband's belly (a.k.a. the panza)! I even tell the belly I love him...
Sounds like some kind of fetish
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Sounds like some kind of fetish
I admit it and since I am mostly responsible for it (husband has gained 10 kilos since we started living together)...I embrace it.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:03
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To be honest, I'm gunning for this look:



But I would need to stop working, and eating. And I lovez my food.
Ugh, he looks scary, really. He weight lifts too much, eats those funky protein bars and weighs himself each times he poops. Not attractive. Call me weird.

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I suddenly realised six weeks ago that my beer belly was larger than it had ever been. I've now embarked on a campaign to eliminate it. 3 kilos down now and on track . . .
Share how, please. I am currently cutting on carbs, but I miss them. And wine, eventhough I'd have a glass a day only, still..

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Just because someone doesn't have a big belly, it doesn't automatically mean they don't enjoy food, or have ever been on a diet.
Nope. It means they either watch what they eat, or spend the entire weekend running around the track field ignoring their girls..hahaha. I am kidding. But absolutely no bellly makes one feel like highschool, more fat, more to love. To a certain limit, sure. But most girls I know would go for the bearish rather than vegan marathon man..
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

so many apologists here. i hate having a belly and put in some effort to minimize it.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:10
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Nope. It means they either watch what they eat, or spend the entire weekend running around the track field ignoring their girls..hahaha. I am kidding. But absolutely no bellly makes one feel like highschool, more fat, more to love. To a certain limit, sure. But most girls I know would go for the bearish rather than vegan marathon man..

There is some truth to it, in fact I was been pondering over this question for some time now and had posed this on FB a few days back: I think people as described by Angela (the pleasantly plump as they say) tend to be happier people than those of us who spend too much time chasing fitness without there being a need...to me this is a puzzle/paradox.

Actually I was told this by my aunts when I was in my teens (I used to be very thin then)... I am beginning to see sense in that.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:11
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But absolutely no bellly makes one feel like highschool, more fat, more to love. To a certain limit, sure. But most girls I know would go for the bearish rather than vegan marathon man..
It seems to be true that females perfer the larger pot belly type.

Kinda sad though, very unhealthy support. It's interesting that men seem to prefer women with healthy figures where women prefer the opposite in men.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:15
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Ugh, he looks scary, really. He weight lifts too much, eats those funky protein bars and weighs himself each times he poops. Not attractive. Call me weird.
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No funky proteins involved with me.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:16
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It seems to be true that females perfer the larger pot belly type.

Kinda sad though, very unhealthy support. It's interesting that men seem to prefer women with healthy figures where women prefer the opposite in men.
No, musicchick didn't say being so fat as having your belly hanging down, just a bit of manly paunch as normal to that age.

It is the same as wanting women to be curvy and not sinewy, but not to the extent of being so fat that penetration becomes structurally impractical

A question of balance, I suppose.
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I suddenly realised six weeks ago that my beer belly was larger than it had ever been. I've now embarked on a campaign to eliminate it. 3 kilos down now and on track . . .
Out of curiousity is it just diet-based, or are you training too?
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:25
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No, musicchick didn't say being so fat as having your belly hanging down, just a bit of manly paunch as normal to that age.

It is the same as wanting women to be curvy and not sinewy, but not to the extent of being so fat that penetration becomes structurally impractical

A question of balance, I suppose.

Well yeah, those examples are a bit on the extreme sides. But I'm pretty certain that someone who can classify their stomach as having a pot belly, is not on the healthier side of BMI. Where as women who are known to be beautiful and curvy are still in very healthy range.

But I think those perhaps goes back to more primal instincts of large protector man/women-to be protected.
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Old 25.10.2010, 18:26
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I lost 10 kilos over 2 months lately and I have to say I don't care that girls prefer men with a larger pot belly type, I just feel good and great.

No exercises, just leaving the table before I feel being "full"

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Ugh, he looks scary, really. He weight lifts too much, eats those funky protein bars and weighs himself each times he poops. Not attractive. Call me weird.
don't think so. normal build for someone who goes to the gym, say 3 times a week. a real weight-lifting nut would look more like this:

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I think people should have bellies, especially if you like to cook. Can you imagine living with and cooking for a person who is constantly dieting, not enjoying life? Men would look manlier here if there was a bit more chunk on'em. It's like with girls and butts, show me a guy who wants his girl's butt flat rather than with a bit of junk in the trunk..
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I don't care that girls prefer men with a larger pot belly type

Well not to worry... plenty of nice women tend to like their men without pot belies, so you'll be fine.
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Ugh,





,. To a certain limit, sure. But most girls I know would go for the bearish rather than vegan marathon man..
I can growl
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