Why Are People Skinny Fat and How Do You Fix It?


If you feel you’re “skinny fat” and don’t know why or what to do about it, then you want to listen to this episode.

“Skinny fat” sounds like a paradox.

How can you be both skinny and fat at the same time?

Easy: have too little muscle and too much body fat.

It doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, of course, but hey, some of us just don’t want to be skinny fat.

And we don’t have to be if we do three simple things:

1. Do a lot of heavy compound weightlifting.
2. Get our calories and macros right.
3. Don’t do too much cardio.

These steps apply equally to men and women, too.

Contrary to what most fitness magazines would have you believe, weightlifting doesn’t make women bulky, and cardio isn’t all that great for weight loss and maintenance.

Weightlifting and maintaining a high body fat percentage is what makes women bulky, because any muscle added underneath a hefty layer of fat is just going to make you look fatter, and cardio should be used sparingly if you want to optimize your body composition.

So, in this episode, we’re going to take a closer look at the three steps of not being skinny fat given above and learn how to do them right.

Let’s do it.







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