Got More Stomach Than You’ve Got Body? You Might Have The Skinny Girl Curse

December 6, 2012  |  

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From Hello Beautiful

A girlfriend of mine and I recently had a conversation about New Year’s party options, which led to another convo about New Year’s resolutions, which sparked another conversation about physical fitness (the point of this post.) I expressed to her that while I’m naturally thin due to Dad’s genetics, I’m sure my physical health could be improved because I don’t work out on a regular. My fitness sprees usually last anywhere from a week to a month and then I’m back to the same Verity.

In addition to being healthier and having more energy, I also want my body to be in better shape. I have what I call the skinny girl curse—a pudgy tummy. It sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of your trim silhouette and has to constantly be sucked and pulled in. The suck and pull I’ve found is a good hiding method, but it requires full awareness. When you have a few drinks and feel a little good and free (read: intoxicated), and the next day you’re greeted by an Instagram collage of you looking cute until your eyes make their way down to your soft pound of mush bulging from the crop top you were determined to wear.


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  • roo08

    yeah usually when i’m eating too much white bread, sugar, processed foods, not getting my probiotics (gut friendly bacteria), not eating enough veggies/greens and fruits and not drinking enough water and not exercising, my tummy gets huge. I can’t fill your body with junk and expect sit ups and crunches to do all the work. Skinny is one thing but fit and healthy is another and the tummy is one part that does not lie if you are not fit and healthy.

  • L-Boogie


  • Nope

    They’re called SIT UPS and CRUNTCHES. By far the most neglected exercise

    • Nope

      Damn, I can’t even spell. Whatever, the point still holds. Get that ab work in.

  • Nikki

    My mom looks like she’s pregnant for some reason and the other day we found out that she has 6 uterine fibroids. She was about to do lipo for Christmas.