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Why am I thinnest in the morning?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 01, 2013 at 8:18 PM

When I wake up, I notice my belly is much slimmer (because it's empty.) But as soon as I eat ANYTHING, including just a coupe of eggs or anything small, it expands and I carry it around all day 'until the next morning. I'm assuming that maybe it's just the fact that I don't have any food or water in it, but it's disappointing 'cause I wish I could stay that thin lol

Is this normal for everyone?

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on January 02, 2013
at 01:10 PM

Food is 80-90% water, and you have digest and metabolize it to eliminate the water weight. That takes hours.

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on January 02, 2013
at 12:02 PM

That's probably from higher chronic levels of stress. Cortisol tends to cause "beer belly" growth.

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on January 02, 2013
at 10:08 AM

could be due to muscular abdominal tension building up pressure in the gut.

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on January 02, 2013
at 03:11 AM

dude its basic physics,

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on January 02, 2013
at 01:42 AM

Same for me, that expanded stomach only happens when I eat something that causes me to bloat.

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:54 PM

I'm totally with you on this. I wake up totally ripped but about an hour later I've got this layer of fat over my abs.

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:32 PM

Haha!! I like this one :) I'm going to use it!!

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on January 01, 2013
at 09:00 PM

Prove it .

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on January 01, 2013
at 08:53 PM

ANY amount of ANY food will cause a small degree of "bloating." That's just what food does.

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on January 01, 2013
at 08:37 PM

That's just what the human body does. Also many people poop and pee pretty much as soon as they wake up, so they're not carrying around so much "junk in the trunk."

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on January 02, 2013
at 12:56 AM

8 hour fast + dehydrated (breathing out all night) = thinnest time of day

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:26 PM

I was always under the impression that it was due to gravity. When we are laying down for so long, everything is sort of flattened out. As we stand up and get to moving about, things fall a different way. Make sense? I thought that gravity is what made me thinner in the am.... oh the things I convince myself :)

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:32 PM

Haha!! I like this one :) I'm going to use it!!

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:11 PM

This used to happen to me until I figured out what foods I was reacting to. Once I cut them out, the inflammation went away along with the daily bloating. Of course, I still feel full after meals and I'm sure I weigh more at night but the visible size difference between morning and night is gone. Good luck!

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

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on January 02, 2013
at 01:42 AM

Same for me, that expanded stomach only happens when I eat something that causes me to bloat.

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on January 01, 2013
at 10:01 PM

i am also the same. been like this my whole life. i think most people are like this. it's possible for your weight to vary like 5 lbs from morning to night.

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on January 01, 2013
at 08:45 PM

It sounds like the food you eat during the day is causing bloating, cut out the egg whites, keep the yolks.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on January 01, 2013
at 08:53 PM

ANY amount of ANY food will cause a small degree of "bloating." That's just what food does.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 01, 2013
at 09:00 PM

Prove it .

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on January 02, 2013
at 03:11 AM

dude its basic physics,

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(10611)

on January 02, 2013
at 01:10 PM

Food is 80-90% water, and you have digest and metabolize it to eliminate the water weight. That takes hours.

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on January 01, 2013
at 08:38 PM

True/normal for everyone as far as I know.

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on January 02, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Happens to me too haha. Sometimes by the evening I look pregnant where in the morning I had visible abs. What I hate more than the look though is the feel of it. I just like feeling...I guess clean and under control like I do in the morning, but by the evening I feel totally bloated and gluttonous no matter how much or little I ate. It gets to the point where sometimes I put off eating because I just don't want to feel like that :/

It's one of the reasons I like working out fasted first thing in the AM. If I'm going to be wearing a tank top and little shorts, no way in hell am I doing it with my post-food belly.

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:40 PM

I get bloated just from working a physical job. When I come home I feel like I'm growing a mini beer belly. This happens even If I fasted the entire time.

Not sure why this happens...but I hate it ha

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 02, 2013
at 12:02 PM

That's probably from higher chronic levels of stress. Cortisol tends to cause "beer belly" growth.

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

(803)

on January 02, 2013
at 10:08 AM

could be due to muscular abdominal tension building up pressure in the gut.

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on January 01, 2013
at 08:39 PM

I have noticed this too, i was under the impression that it was a dehydration thing, maybe its not the food but re-hydration that's making the difference, i am assuming you have a drink before or during breakfast? As we ingest water our cells swell making us look a little more puffy?? i'm not stating this as fact, just my thoughts.

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