I became something that I promised that I would never become when I was a teenager. Fat. And what was worse is that I had become skinny fat and I didn’t even want to admit it.
In hindsight, I know why I became skinny fat. I didn’t pay attention to what I was eating. I did no cardiovascular endurance or activities. And the lifting that I did at the gym was all based on Bro science or me just wandering around doing bro split exercises from what I’d learned or overheard over the years.
There are several other guys and girls that have been or are in the same predicament.
I lost 17kg in body fat off my frame. To think that I was still skinny, but holding so much fat is unbelievable.
Today, I sit at 79.9kg with more lean muscle, but still 16% body fat on my frame.
There are no excuses for being skinny fat. You need to admit that you have a skinny fat frame and then arrange your lifestyle so that you can have the right balance again. Otherwise, you will just keep on adding more fat to your skinny frame.
What are some of the things that you can do to stop being skinny fat?
Control your diet.
I cannot stress this enough. You need to control your diet and nutrition. The reason that you have become skinny fat is because of what you consume. And as you get older, your metabolism slows down and you are probably finding that you aren’t as active as you once were.
Get an app and start tracking the calories and macros that you consume. And remain in a deficit.
The customize what you consume around the deficit calorie number that’s required.
Start doing cardio exercise.
You can do some running or even join a sports team. But start to do something that will help you be more active than before. You want to do an activity that involves running. If you can add the social element to it as well, that would be ideal.
Start doing resistance weights with the right scientific approach.
The right scientific approach is critical to your muscle growth and development, and also helping you to lose the body fat that is on your frame.
How soon should you start to see a difference to your skinny fat frame?
You will definitely see a change within the first 4 weeks, with a more noticeable change at the 3 month mark.