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Advice from Supermodels Gisele and Heidi on how to get the perfect body

2 Feb

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Blasted all over the internet the following meme has been popping up everywhere. – “When Did This Become Hotter Than This”. The 2×4 compares our modern super skinny celebrities with gorgeous beauty icons from past few decades.

So, what’s hotter?

Women don’t need to be stick thin for men to find them attractive. Very attractive even. Research has shown that a hip-to-waist ratio of 70% is the most attractive female proportion. Men want curves and not “stick-straight”, starved bodies. We cannot lie, however; and pretend that men appreciate every bit of a woman’s extra pounds. They appreciate extra weight only if it is in the right places. And those places are obviously in the breasts and the “derriere”.

Advice from supermodels Gisele and Heidi.

The perfect body takes motivation, perspiration and work. If you read interviews from top supermodels like Gisele Bundchen or Heidi Klum, they admit that their appearances do not come easy. Gisele has a ambitious exercise routine and is a fan of keeping in shape with Tai-kwon-do. She points out how relatives of hers have similar genes to her, but not as fabulous bodies. Why she explains, because they simply don’t work as hard as she does to ensure she looks great. When Heidi Klum was asked for the thousandth time how she lost her baby weight in time for an upcoming Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she admits that she went to bed every night thinking, “Do I want to go to bed hungry or have a fat backside?”.

So how do non-supermodels get the perfect body? 

A great body is lean and healthy. A good diet will get rid of all the fat we don’t want. New research confirms that it is no particular diet plan that will work for everyone. In fact the only thing that works across the board is counting calories – calories in vs. calories out. Counting calories is easy enough with an online calorie counter and will make sure that you are consuming the correct number of calories to lose weight. The most recommended counter out there right now is  MyFoodDiary.com. It is great place to start your weight loss program and to start skinny.

Mold your perfect body

The correct exercise routine will build a strong, lean body and add muscle in all the right places. Start a new exercise routine by talking with a personal trainer. He or she will show you how to tighten up the areas you want to reduce and how to build up the areas you want to enhance. Remember, the same exercise plan will not work for everyone. A bottom heavy woman will want to create lean thighs and a smaller butt. However, a top heavy woman will want to build her backside. Following the correct exercise plan diligently will help you create that perfect 70% hip-to-waist ratio which men will love and woman will hate you for.


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Supermodel Advice on how to get the perfect body

Stuffed to the Gills

14 May

So I spent this weekend at my parents house and just ate and ate and ate. I feel HUGE, stuffed to the gills. I still haven’t gotten back to the gym. Sorry for all of these pity posts, but I don’t knows whats going on with me, I can’t stop gorging myself on food.

Tomorrow I start a new course (Forensic Pyschology! fun fun), I’m doing laundry, cleaning the apt and heading to the gym. I also have not one, but two dates this week. Very strange and very lucky, how do I get two dates in one week when I feel so gross and feel like I look so gross. Look forward to more positive posts in the future I promise.
Also, I just ordered a super pretty japanese bento lunchbox and plan to make some great lunches which I will readily post!

Master Cleanse: Day #3

26 Apr

Day #3, no hunger (so strange), no problem. Even went to the gym for a light light workout (133lbs btw). But, let me tell ya-these morning are NOT fun. I live with three other roommates and the fact that everyone is running around using the lil’ girls room in the morning, leaving it occupied is, well, just NOT fun. I was just emailing with a friend of mine and she recommended that only 1/2 cup of the herbal laxative be drank at night, instead of the full cup, so that mornings are a little less rough. There should be less and less to be “pushed out” of me as the days go on. Ew you don’t wanna here this.

So as you guys know it’s way more important for me to have a nice waist-hip ratio than to lose weight. Noone is carrying me anywhere, I can weight as much as I want! In response to one of my previous post “Skinny and Curvy?” an anonymous poster recommended that I do weight training to get a thin toned waist and still keep my curves. Ameliabelia, I feel you, my hips always get smaller first (My gym buddy says that is due to using the Elliptical/Cross-Trainer). But just in general my hips are much smaller than the rest of me. Does anyone know enough to recommend specific weight training exercises I should do, or better yet cardio equipment to use? This is for when I get off my cleanse-I don’t see a point in strength training now it will be too much exersion and I’m not eating any protein! I think running would be the best for toning up allover, especially the waist, but I have bad knees and I can’t run- at least not regularly or for more than 15 minutes.

One trainer online recommends, “If you want to lose fat, you should weight train at least three times per week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). I like to recommend total body workouts each session for beginning trainers as it helps the body to learn the exercises faster and build strength and muscle faster. The REAL key to losing fat is ramping up your metabolism to burn calories ALL THE TIME rather than just when you’re exercising. By keeping cardio intensity low, you only burn calories DURING exercise, not so much after. But when you boost intensity, your metabolism gets cranked up and you burn more calories ALL DAY.”

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I know that this weight training thing is the correct idea. I do 98% cardio and don’t see significant changes in my body shape. Currently, I use the elliptical machine primarily and bike sometimes for cardio. I do crunches whenever I’m at the gym and sneak in a yoga class here and there. I think that perhaps I should try spinning as a high intensity cardio exercise. Also, pilates classes would be very beneficial because, as I have raved before, when I was doing pilates every day I had the best body in the world. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or money for that anymore, but I should be able to fit in at least one class a week.

Over-Ate eh, but didn’t Binge

25 Mar

ah, I ate so much today. Normal food plus 2 doughnuts, a arepa (fried corneal patty with sweet cheese, plantains and avocado), as well as 1 pumpkin cupcake and super sweet banana pudding from the best bakery in town-SugarSweetSunshine. Right now I am headed out to a friends for some fine wines and a few bars later for some not so fine whiskey-ginger’s. My god what a day, but I also realize that it is really not the end of the world-or the end of my diet.
#1 Its natural to slip up every once in a while
#2 I went to the gym for an hour today
#3 I didn’t binge, which is a big deal. Even though I really overate and treated myself, I was still in control. I have a binging problem-which is characterized by uncontrolled (crazed!) eating. This was over the course of my day, hanging out and eating with friend.

Damage Control: I am attempting to eat around 1500 calories a day. I probably ended up eating an extra 1200 calories-total of 2700. Not really so horrible considering that my daily intake is 2010 calories (2510 plus 500 calories earned at the gym). Anyways not bad at all, just means that my efforts today certainly didn’t help me lose weight, and put me a little step back.

How do you guys do damage control after days over overeating?

Jane Fonda-The Workout

24 Mar

Do you just have to be super skinny to be thin and have a curves?
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Skinny and Curvy?

24 Mar

Do anyone have any good workout/nutrition tips for loosing weight, but staying curvy. I’d like a smaller waist (I suppose like everyone), but don’t want to have a “straight” body. Perhaps working out less and maintaining a healthy reduced calorie diet is the best way to go.. any thoughts or advice??

Fondastic Proportions

22 Mar

Jane Fonda’s estimated measurements in 1968

Weight: 118lbs: 1968
Height: 5’7″
33B-24-35 (during “Barbarella)
32B-24-31.5 (in 1980)

I like Barbarella proportions better, so lets look at those…
BMI: 18.5
Waist-Hip Ration: .685
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Here’s a link to some other celebrity proportions..
http://salmahayek1.blogspot.com/2006/11/salma-hayek-measurments-breast-size.html

My proportions: March 21st

22 Mar

My waist: 28.5″
My hips: 37.8″
So my Waist to Hip Ratio is (Waist/Hips): .754
My BMI (I’m 5’6″) and weigh 134lbs: 21.6

Ideally according to BMI research I would be most attractive weighing 118-124lbs(19-20BMI). I am not a fun of BMI because I work out and have muscle and I just don’t feel like it is taken into account. I know I look great at 128 lbs, so maybe the 124lbs isn’t that far off. My waist-hip ratio kind of confirms some thoughts I’ve been having that I am gaining a straighter figure since starting to diet and workout..
That is the last thing I want! Anyone have any tips?? I’ve always felt that if I kept enough fat in my diet that I would keep a good proportion.

If you wanna find out your ratio and BMI I have added links!
Tips: Measure your hips at their largest spot (over your buttocks). Also, beware the Waist-Hip Ratio Calculator makes you measure to the nearest inch-I prefer to just pick up a calculator

Hip-to-Waist Ratio vs. BMI: Who’s Hotter?

22 Mar

I think it is a normal human instinct to strive towards self-improvement and perfect. And as a curious woman I want to know what “perfection” is. As an ambitious woman I want to know how to be perfect. Bad, I know – but I like think of it as inspiring instead of self-criticizing. I write more about it here on ThatPerfect.com, another blog I write for.

What is the sexiest BMI

What BMI is the hottest?

What is the sexiest female body?
In the race to gage female sex appeal, there are two scientific teams-one determined that the hip-to-waist ratio is the best judge of feminine attractiveness, the other BMI. Anthropometric systems are obviously not even close to 100% accurate, but I still find the findings intriguing.

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Hip to Waist Ratio:
It was found that a women is most attractive when her hip to waist ratio is 70% (for you guys out there, the ideal is 90%). Studies continue that “interest is lost” (nice way to put it, huh) when the ratio exceeds 80%. Interesting; this study used photos of Playboy models.

The mode size of a Playboy model is 34-24-36, weight is 110, and height is 5’7″.
Waist-Hip Ratio of .7 and BMI of 17.8.

Beauty icons including Marilyn Monroe, Alessandra Ambrosio, Sophia Loren, Kate Moss, and even Venus de Milo all have ratios around 70%. Notice they have significantly different weights.

The case for BMI

Another study found that male experiment participants’ perceptions of attractiveness matched body-mass ratios much more closely than the waist-hip ratios.

The study concluded that those judged most attractive had a BMI between 19-20. Additionally it was found that attractiveness drops dramatically below 17 BMI and above 25. Chart of findings above and below.
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BMIs fashion models, 17.57
Other models (including centerfolds), 18.09
Anorexic women, 14.72
Bulimic women, 23.66
Normal women, 21.86.

My Food Diary

I wrote this article a while ago and I still find the statistics interesting. I have new information and ideas now that you can check out at www.thatperfect.com.

Monday Morning

19 Mar

I did really well yesterday. Ate too little, but it’s because I ate a lot very late on St. Patty’s day. I also went to the gym for about 1 1/2 hours – I guess I was just into the tv or something, but I didn’t tire out when I normally do.
I see that everyone else posts pictures (inspirational!) on the site, so I too will post some of my bad ones. I unfortunately do not have a digital camera so I will do what I can with the party photos I have.
LeoTARD