Whether you want to drop 20lb or 100lb, one can’t deny that physical attractiveness is a key motivator, among other things like good health and better body tone.
It’s not about being superficial. The point is that physicality lets you see the change; you can’t see a healthier heart or lower body fat content. For human beings, seeing is believing (at least initially). Well, Canadian researchers have documented one of the most interesting findings yet; the kind that would make the average man and woman sit up and take notice.
To Hear Someone Say You’ve Lost Weight You Need To Drop…
…8lb-9lb (3-4kg). At this point, your face will begin to look slimmer, your jawline more defined, and those chubby cheeks will be less in your face. Now, while we often joke that a fuller face is a sign of good health and happiness, it’s quite the opposite. Unnecessary fat deposits around the face signal poor health and bad habits that compromise the body and one’s immune system. This is not to say you should aim for waif-like thinness; but there’s a difference between healthy plump skin and fat rolls and a double chin.
But You Need To Lose More Weight To Be Noticed As A Hottie
This applies only to those who actually need to drop the pounds. If you are able to lose 14lb (for women) to 18lb (for men), those of the opposite sex are bound to sit up and take notice. At this point, your attraction quotient has taken a serious jump and you’ll have more suitors lining up. Makes sense when you think about it, doesn’t it? You would’ve gone down at least three dress sizes! Treat yourself to a shopping spree because it’s time to reap the rewards.
And, unsurprisingly, women have it easier than men in this department. So long as you have a pretty face (conventionally), your weight change will not matter to many. Just remember, plump can pass off as cute; overweight is unhealthy any way you look at it—in the mirror, on the weighing scale, or on the ECG.
The findings were published recently in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.