If you’re looking slim when dressed, but have flabby jelly on your upper arms, legs or belly as well as have cellulite, there’s a chance you are what is known as ‘skinny fat’.
It’s medically known as ‘metabolically obese normal weight’. Often a result of lack of exercise, past excessive dieting (without eating enough protein) and/or poor diet. It can not only influence how you look, but effect your health as well. Despite a low or average BMI, it brings on the same health problems as diabetic or obese patients: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, vitamins deficiencies – all leading to fatigue and problems with concentration etc.
What matters most is body composition, not necessarily your size. When you look at some skinny supermodels, you can see despite being tiny, when they walk they still have lots of wobbly bits. Smaller size doesn’t mean better or a healthier body; what you want is a toned body with a good ratio of fat to muscle at a healthy weight.
The answer is to work on both decreasing the body fat percentage and increasing your muscle mass at the same time.