The Average American woman is 5’4″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. The Average American model is 5’11” tall and weighs 117 pounds. Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.
Also, fitness models are photographed only when they are in “contest shape”, which means that they have dieted down to a low body-fat for a short period of time. In the “off-season”, most carry a higher body-fat level because extremely low body-fat levels are physiologically unmanageable. Besides, some fitness models DO use anabolic steroids, just like female bodybuilders. Other drugs used are thermogenics, diuretics, appetite suppressants, amphetamines, and the plethora of “gray market” bodybuilding supplements.
For A Model Diet:
- Start with resisting the urge to compare yourself to other models.
- Focus on what’s healthy for you.
- Take good care of yourself and your health.
- Exercise regularly and meet with a dietitian for sound nutritional advice.
- Go in for a regular physical check-up to make sure that your body stays healthy while you continue with your eating, exercise, and modeling plans.
- Make sure your getting eight glasses of water a day, lots of veggies, and be conscious of how much sitting you do.
- Choose healthier foods, Processed and fried foods are what will get you.
- Stop watching as much TV and became more active going for walks, runs, the gym, etc. Just keep MOVING. Park as far away from stores as you can, etc. It all ads up.
- To burn fat and get lean, you must put youranaerobic system to work. This means your weight training exercises and cardio exercises should last only for about 60 seconds or less. Using this system is so inefficient for your body (heart) that it makes burning fat much more effective.
- Try to get at least 8 hrs of sleep, if you don’t you will eat more, its been proven! Don’t stress about it, be conscious about it.
- Also stay away from diet soda, horrible for you and makes weight loss more difficult.
You may want to look like a model, but it’s important to understand that even models don’t look like their pictures in real life. There are many tricks to “doctoring” pictures. Some techniques include airbrushing, computer alterations, special lighting to cast shadows in just the right places, or even black and white photography. All types of media trick us into thinking that there are people who look far more “perfect” than any person really ever does.