A person who, while they have
very low weight on the scales, and may look reasonably (or even very) skinny with
heavy clothes on, they still have
a large amount of body fat compared to muscle, resulting in a flabby
appearance. Hence, a skinny
(low mass) person, who still looks fat (flabby
Often, vegetarians who have
no idea where to get non-meat protein-rich foods from, and don't know why it's important, so they end up having no muscle. Especially vegetarian girls which combine the above with
eating like a rabbit to "lose weight".
This is your average teenage (or not so teenage) girl who has been misled by hollywood to think that
of exercise that
isn't jogging will
make you look like Arnold Schwarzennegger. Usually
involves this vicious cycle:
a) "OMG! I look fat!"
b) "I need
to eat like a rabbit from now on to lose weight" (myth)
c) "I need
to go running every morning to increase my tone" (myth)
d) "I should avoid any other form
because I will
bulk up and look ugly instead" (super-myth - in fact it's the opposite)
e) Result: Loss of weight, but more muscle than fat lost, resulting in more fat remaining relative
to body muscle (i.e. looking even more flabby
f) OMG! I look fat! --> back to a). Also, welcome to the anorexia club.
"How can I look so fat! I weigh no more than my 10-year-old!"
skinny-fat. You need some
more muscle, and then
you'll look drop-dead gorgeous
again. Stop jogging and starving yourself, and go do some
more wholesome exercise instead."