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Unknown Reason for Huge Belly Bloat


Maybe someone can help me. I don’t know what’s happening to me in recent days, I was in good shape with a relatively thin midsection and since 3 days ago I just puffed and bloated up in my stomach and lower abs, I look incredibly fat now. My training and nutrition has been 100% bulletproof, Im going to the gym at least 4 times a week, I eat at 400-600 kcal daily deficit and loads of proteins, low carbs, fats. I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t smoke, I sleep 7 hours per night. Is this water retention and bloat or pure fat? I don’t know what to think, I’m just looking very bad now, completely out of shape. My body regressed for apparently no reason. I ate fruits, veggies, lean protein (turkey breast), whey isolate, cottage cheese, omelette etc. I didn’t have a cheat meal in almost a 40 days. My stomach looked 100 times better just days ago.

That thickness was never there, that belly pouch you see was 50% smaller just days ago. I’m on 500 mg test P / week + 30 mg dbol / day and clenbuterol. What could this be? Did I really transform into a obese pizzaboy from doing everything too damn right? Cause that’s what it looks like. For me, diet + training + supplements = sumo. The more I give, the less I receive. I’m really dissapointed.

Im trying to eliminate things from my diet and check if its some kind of food intolerance/reaction, but I don’t know… As far as meds, I used dbol for 4 weeks so far without any kind of issues like bloat and water retention and now this suddenly happens.

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Bro. Three days literally CANNOT be dramatic fat gain. You can only put on fat so fast. So either:

  1. It is fat gain and it took longer than 3 days, you just noticed it now.

  2. It’s water. Given the DBOL and Test this is my vote.

Also calm down. The tenor of your post makes you seem like you have an eating disorder. Even if it is fat, adjust and take it from there.


Hope its 2, because I really had absolutely NO REASON to put on fat, I was in 400-600 daily caloric deficit and training so hard that I would drop in my bed when I got home.

And my stomach exploded suddenly in a morning, wasn’t there before.

I would also add that I took 100mg of Anadrol for 2 days in a row then got back on the Dbol. Maybe it has something to do with it. Anyway, just started on some depurative and simethicone pills to try and fix this. Will drop dbol in 2 days too.


As reference, here’s how I looked a week before

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Hi calindan,
Do I have this right. 3 days ago you noticed a pretty large amount of water weight gain in your stomach. You’ve been cycling for about 4 weeks. You don’t list what AI you are taking.

My bet is your E2 and prolactin are thru the roof. That would make you retain water. A quick blood test might be in order. Is this your first time cycling?



He posted that in July 2017.



Thanks SB, I am new here. This forums layout is quite confusing.
Nothing is in their normal places.