There is nothing in this world that will draw attention like the shape of a woman. I can make this statement cause men watch women and women check out other women. The world is filled with the feminine power. If you think about all the female celebrities that people talk about the most, they all have one particular thing in common. A dynamic feminine physical shape, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Halle Berry or Shakira you name it the list goes on forever. They all have one thing in common, the shape of their bodies. In particular the ratio from their Shoulders/Waist/Hips, is what snaps the heads of men and women in their presence.
It is not much different for men, just a little more acceptable for men to carry more body fat, ( why I don’t know). There are a great deal of overweight and obese men plodding around these days. I am sick of my own excess fat content, and I am doing something about it. It actually requires thought, willpower, and research. YEP, my body has changed over the years and now I realize my metabolism is not what it was when I was 18 and could consume 4000 calories and lose weight. ( true statement)
It’s not about losing the belly fat, it’s about the overall content. The belly and waist are where fat manifest the most.
I visit the gym (Ballys) often and understand the plateaus of working out. Compounded with water retention, and other factors obtaining optimum or good shape of the body can be challenging. Most of us would not worry about our weight if it were proportioned in a certain method, but things do work out like we want them to.
I hear this statement all the time, ” If I could just shape my stomach up and fit in that outfit I bought I would be happy.”
I have been working out like a fiend and making very good progress, but the mid section is my plague. I know for women it is exceptionally hard to loose body fat. This is especially true with the quality of readily available food in the United states, but I digress.
I have realized that the shape of a woman ( From my perspective as a man) is not so cut and dry. Line up 1000 people and no two will have the exact same shape. Media and retail try to sell us a bill of goods ( No Lie it’s all about profit). Many people buy into the fat skinny ideology. I don’t to a certain degree. I clearly understand some people are made to carry more body fat from a genetic standpoint.
Having stated some of my case, there are a great deal of women and men who are carrying too much body fat which is not healthy or required. When we were in school gym class was there for a reason, to prevent us from being obese.
I can really dig a “THICK” woman, but not a “Fat” woman. Women typically are naturally predestined to hold a certain percent of body fat for metabolic and reproductive reason. The problem is women thinking that more than 33 % of their body weight is healthy. That is just fat.
Here is what I am talking about. If you are down to almost no body fat at 120 lbs and you add 30% that would put you about 155~160lbs. No Good. Picture what 5″5′ at 160 looks like.
I had this issue recently, I topped the scale at ( 6 foot) 210 lbs give or take 5 lbs. I remember weighing 185 and being toned. I set about cutting the unnecessary calories ( lean cuisine for lunch for me) , and began my adult gym class three days a week for a minimum of 60 minutes per session. Then I began to see the fat decrease.
Let’s face facts if you live in America the healthy food choices SUCK. It is too easy to eat food filled with inappropriate content. I now have to make conscious choices of the food I ingest to maintain a certain physical body quality. With the advent of us relying on active transportation instead of our bodies to get from point A to B we burn less energy, therefore accumulate body fat.
Remember, there is pain through the journey of growth. SO Start your exercise plan today, walk for 45 minutes 3x a week to start. Lose that belly and live better.
Get active, live healthy.