Losing Body Fat Makes Your Face Much More Attractive and Sexy

February 15, 2008

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.
armani supermodel
[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.

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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

jared leto gains 60 pounds for movie
[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…
Jared Leto 30 seconds to Mars
[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
Charlize Theron's face 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!
charlize theron loses weight
[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.

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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!

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VS October 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I think its the diet on how you are going to lose the weight,because wrong foods are going to give you that old hollow look.whereas ,proper nutrition,will help achieve that healthy beautiful skin and toned face.

Michael McIntyre @somebodylied October 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

definitely agree with this, i look alot better now my face is slim

Lauren Eve November 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I know a skinny face always looks better but I just don’t have 30 or even 10 pounds to lose. At 90 pounds (height 5’2), I’m already underweight according to my BMI. I’m about to become 28 years old in a few months and my face is still pudgy as ever…like a slightly plump kid’s face. It has some sort of definition but my cheekbones don’t show at all and I have some fat below my cheeks. *Sigh* Besides plastic surgery, is there anything else I can do?

Lauren Eve November 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Oh I forgot to say, I have been about the same weight since I was 14 years old. I have been slender my whole life (except when I was 3-4 years old) but for my fat face.

Viet Cuong November 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hi, thanks a lot for this great post. By the way, I have a question. I’m a beginner to do some cardio; however, I found out that after doing cardio (such swimming or jogging for around 1 hour), my BF increases much (around 2%) (measure conducted after taking 2 hour rests after doing cardio), and actually some people also report the same thing elsewhere on internet about the same case. Do you have any advice for that? Thanks a lot!!!

Tori November 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Okay so i have 30 pounds to lose and everytime i feel my face its all squishy and i can pack a huge amount of fat with my fingers on each cheek, around my jawline and eyes. I look at pictures of when i was younger and want my face to look like that again.
when i lose 30 pounds my BMI would be 19.4, is that enough weight to lose for my face to lose so much fat, cause there’s really alot, it effects my smile and makes me look weird and everything.

Monroe November 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

wow! this site is so inspiring! i have 78 pounds to lose, and i always been overweight and always thought i was ugly, but seeing this makes me think once i lose 78 pounds i`ll have a beautiful face! makes me want to lose weight more!

Lorena December 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

My problem is sagging. I’ve felt that losing more weight will increase that (face and abs, and I do work out a lot). Are you saying it will not? But will tighten my skin? I am 5’5″ and 135lbs

Shakeal January 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

It’s not about lose weight in your legs, it’s about losing whole body fat. Continue your strict diet and working out.:)

Celtic Dude January 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

What’s interesting to me is how their skin looks so much better when they are slim. Wonder has that to do with the grease showing up through their skin (which I think is transparent) when they are fat?

Jamie February 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I agree. I am just a little bit overweight, and my face has a squarish appearance to it, when it used to be oval. I was skinnier then, too.

Nimrod February 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I really enjoy reading this interesting info! It is inspire me to lose some weight! I got oval potato face, wanna get sexy banana face…lol….hope can make some drastic change for my body…let it be..:)

Mimi July 29, 2012 at 3:13 am

Am fat in the face,belle,bottucks,have huge shoulders and tiny legs i dont knw how to deal with this

Mona Million August 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

I have lost a whopping 50 pounds…I look far more attractive than I did previously!

Yay August 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

I have a very different story to share, Rusty. I am 5″4′ and weigh 155 pounds (71 kilos). I came down to this weight from 78 kilos (172 pounds). I lost this weight over one year. Now, everyone tells me how sickly I look.

I just don’t have muscles on my face. My face is naturally hollow at the cheeks. My face always looks haggard and drawn.

So now, even though I have about 15 kilos (33 pounds) to lose, I am already being cautioned against falling sick.

I want my face to fill out while the rest of me loses. Is there a way this can happen?

Trisha October 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

My god I ws dying 2 write a comment on dis post n I think its jz amazing how you describe n insert a new image of ourself as a slim confident person in our minds.. m working out regularly n ua post has just kicked my ass & made me even more motivated . . Love ua work..

yep December 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

this is great motivation. I want my old face back. I feel like ive even forgotten it. since ive gained 40 pounds I look like a different person! so im HOPING I can go back to how I looked before considering it all happened in just a few short years. I gained this 40 pounds steadily since 2010. its only 2012-2013, I mean, yeah that was fast and too much weight gain and I already forgot how I used to look, thats sad. im depressed with my ‘new’ and unrecognizeable face. hope this works. 2013 resolution lose 30! 30-40. my whole face changed,even my nose seems bigger and a different shape and I looked that up as well, it can happen. my chin and jawline, just yuck, overall fat face. like moon face. I used to have a long angular, high cheekbone soft and pretty face. im just bummed cuz AGING hit me at the SAME time so I just couldnt TELL if it was the weight or theage.. i am 38 now.. but up until 33 I looked 18!!! SUPER EXTRA YOUNG ‘for my age’ but such as it can be with such people… it can ‘catch up to you suddenly and quick’ and now I look in my 30’s suddenly and thats rapid aging. im hoping its just the weight! I DONT expect to look 18 again although that’d be nice since I just did a few years ago! but it’d be nice to look 25-29… late 20’s!? im afraid cuz so many say at a certain age that losing weight actyally AGES you. but I gotta go for this! I feel unhealthy,heavy tired.. and just yuck. I am 5’9 weight pushing 190 a size 14,…when I looked great at like 144 a short time ago (2007-2009) which was a size 4/6. I was hyper and happy. what happened, oh I got married 😛

mohan kodange March 19, 2013 at 4:14 am

I am so happy that I chanced upon your website. I was 205lb at 5ft11 and my face was podgy and I positively looked ugly. cutting out carbs and fats and following a rigorous weight training I have brought my weight down to 180lb. You are absolutely right apart from my face, my entire persona has changed. I am 66 years and my friends insist that I dont look a day over 45. Thanks for inspiring me

Getnogirlsuk April 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

Untrue… I have a visible four pack, not a six pack yet… and a really fat face.

I’m sure its true for the vast majority of people that their face equates the leanness of their body but its simply untrue for me.

Lulu April 11, 2013 at 7:46 am

@Getnogirlsuk It probably means that you are skinny fat. You can get the so-called “four pack” by shedding enough fats through dieting but it doesn’t mean you are lean and fit.

aishoo November 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

Think Thin (Always+4ever)

Toni April 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I look gross with all this fat on my face. I hope my face will look better

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