People rarely talk about losing fat around the face. When you are overweight, you lose a lot of what makes your face look unique. Body fat, blurs the jawline and cheekbones. Fat also makes your face blend in with your pudgy neck. A large reason that supermodels have to be lean for photo shoots is that a low body fat enhances their face as well.
[After all the butt shots of women, I figured I owed the girls a picture of a good looking guy]
Your Face Reveals if You Are In Good Shape
I can easily tell if someone is at a low body fat level by looking at their face. It is funny…a lot of people are fooled by guys with lean arms and legs. If that guy has a chubby face or a blurred jawline, I guarantee you that he does not have toned abs. The face is a dead give away about someone’s conditioning. It is impossible to be in great shape and have a fat face. As you get lean, your face takes on a nicer appearance as well.
A Pudgy Face Isn’t a “Handsome” Face
Women really enjoy a strong jawline and chin…that square jawed “GQ” look. Models like Tyson and Antonio Sabato Jr. have this look. So do Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and all the other Hollywood sex symbols. A sharp angular face create a masculine look that is different than a woman’s softer features.
Jared Leto is an Example of This
Jared Leto gained 60 pounds for his role in the movie Chapter 27…
[Here is a picture of him with Lindsay Lohan. Pretty crazy how he looks like a completely different person!]
In case you forget what he normally looks like…
[Pretty big difference!]
Women dig this guy because he has his own hip style going on. Jared pulls it off because he isn’t a big bulky guy. He would look pretty dumb if he slapped on 30 pounds of muscle! He wouldn’t be able to pull off this funky look if he had a bodybuilder build. I guarantee you that 95 out of 100 young women would rather date this guy than the current Mr. Olympia. If you gave women a choice over the model in the Armani Exchange picture above vs. any competitive bodybuilder…the results could be even more dramatic. Sorry for going off topic, but I’m just trying to explain once again that it is better to just have a natural amount of muscle with exceptional tone vs. gaining as much muscle as possible.
Women’s Faces Look Better at a Lower Body Fat As Well
I am not for women going overboard and getting way too lean. It normally isn’t an issue, but women who do those fitness competitions look a little too lean in my opinion and their face takes on an angular appearance. This isn’t a great look. Think more along the lines of healthy levels of body fat like Jessica Biel or Megan Fox. Those women are fit, but still have soft feminine features. Guys love that look for sure!
Charlize Theron’s Transformation in Monster
Charlize put on 30 pounds for her role in Monster
[She looks terrible there! Who would know that hiding under all that flab is a stunning woman.]
What a difference 30 pounds can make. Look at her now!
[See how her neck and jawline are much more defined. She also has defined but still soft looking cheekbones. She looks much better at this lighter weight!]
If You Have 30+ Pounds to Lose I Have Good News For You
You have a much more attractive face hidden under that excess body fat. When you lose all that weight, not only will you have a nicer looking body, you will have a sexier face as well. Seriously…look at Charlize Theron and Jared Leto again…these two people look dramatically different. To be honest, even if you only have 10 pounds of fat to lose, your face will improve. People will recognize that you look better, they just won’t be able to put their finger on what is different about you.
Staying Lean is Insurance Against Getting a Double Chin
Want to make sure that you don’t get that dreaded double chin? Stay lean your entire life! Gravity can’t pull down fat on your face, when that fat doesn’t exist. You can look young for a long period of time, if you don’t let your face get fat. Want to keep that youthful appearance you had in your wedding picture or back in college or high school? Stay lean year round, year after year.
A Leaner Face Makes For a Better “Look”
I live in a downtown area where a lot of the guys and girls dress in the newest fashions and drive expensive cars, etc. What is funny is that a percentage of these guy are girls look great in these hip European and Hollywood fashions, while others look a little “off”. The difference between these two groups is that those who are lean look “congruent” with the clothes they are wearing. When a guy with a pudgy face tries to get the spiky or messy hair look…it kind of looks funny. Same with the bald guys…the guys who shave their head and have a pudgy face kind of have a “potato head” look. The lean guys with the same hair style look cool.
Summary: So getting lean isn’t just about looking better naked (which in my opinion is reason enough to get lean). Getting lean will make your face more kissable as well!