To be honest I have been waiting to write about this for the longest time simply because me and my friends had spoke about this topic at the gym a while back and I believe that the input that came out of it was actually damn good. Unfortunately a few unforeseen issues came up which was kinda delaying me to write the article sooner.
In today’s society, I strongly believe that we are a generation that has been absolutely obsessed with the way we look and for the very right reason. Because sadly, i am one of them (lol). Each of us would want to make ourselves look presentable, good and attractive, safe to say to have that aesthetics look. To some extent so many of us would go through so much just or whatever it takes in order to get it.
I am in no exception to this group.
For many years I have done a lot I can to improve the way I look and most importantly the way that I present myself in public. I am lucky to have a great support group, coaches or acquaintances to achieve so.
But what scares me today is that many out there are either unaware, uninformed or in some cases misconstrued as to their own targets of how exactly do they want to look.
And I don’t blame them.
In fact, here’s the biggest surprise. Misconceptions in body types happen to females.
Many times I have seen both ladies and men not being happy with the way they look and would take extreme measures in getting to their desired body shape. But for this post i would like to elaborate more on the female body.
For those that feel that they are fat would usually skip meals and suffer in hunger for it. For those who are too thin would then start taking supplements or medication without knowing how to use them properly and in the end fork out unnecessary expenses with no desired result whatsoever.
Hence why I came up with this discussion on the ladies.
Misconceptions on Female Body Types
First lets get the record straight. STARVING BY SKIPPING MEALS IS NOT A WAY TO GET YOUR DESIRED BODY!
Most of the time girls feel this way is because they start comparing themselves to others who look good or from pictures or movies that they saw which got themselves conscious about how they look. Take the girls in the above picture.
My good friend, Shahrizal had spoken to them before about this during his trip to the Caribbeans and all the girls said the exact same thing. They got themselves to look like that not through mere starving themselves to become thin but actually watching their diet extremely carefully and working out to look like that.
Hence why 3 main mistakes is always made when it comes to the ladies on their figure.
Firstly, many would try to put themselves in a wrong category of body type to begin with
One must understand, everyone has a different body type that they belong to and they should be targeting a reasonable target for their body goal.
[Which category do you belong to?]
As you can see above, there are a few body types for women and this is the one that I found most accurate categories for this aspect, instead of your usual “are you fat or thin” definition. Each of these body type has their own attraction and personally, it also gives an extremely realistic target as how you want to look like in the end.
I believe I represent most guys out there, we DO NOT see extremely thin girls attractive in anyway…
so keep yourselves fit. not thin… or anorexic or whatsoever
Secondly, many seem to think that the less amount of meals you take, the faster you lose weight
Yes you may lose weight from weight from this method, my friends often give me remarks like ”I eat one meal a day only leh, already lose 3kg”.
This is indeed a solution for losing weight but noticeably not the smartest way too.
Think about it.
When you dramatically reduce your calorie intake, you will lose weight. But it can also cause all kinds of health problems, including muscle loss. Further, when you start fasting, your body goes into conservation mode, burning calories more slowly.
Keep in mind that the initial weight lost on a fast is primarily fluid or “water weight,” not fat. And when you go back to eating, any lost weight usually gets a return ticket back. Not only do most people regain weight lost on a fast, they tend to add a few extra pounds because a slower metabolism makes it easier to gain weight. Worse, the weight that is regained is likely to be all fat — lost muscle has to be added back at the gym.
[don’t be this, please]
Finally, which is extremely common. Reduction in weight does not necessarily equal to a slimmer body.
I cannot highlight this more times enough. A lot of people make the mistake that the number you see on your scale represents the body type that you are in at the moment. Which I can guarantee you for a fact is WRONG!
I am not sure why but people tend to forget two things.
1. your body weight consist of the weight of your body fat, muscle weight, bones and internal organ weight together.
2. Body muscle always weight more than fat. Always.
So in the end if your target is to lose weight at all cost, you might be reducing your muscle weight but maintaining your fat in your body the whole time. Which in so many ways is really unhealthy and most importantly, defeats the purpose.
For this, people should remember. Your target should be reducing the fat percentage, not just weight which means that you are actually reducing the right weight target and maintaining “good weight” in your body, which should be the case.