Skinny fat: Looking skinny with clothes on but when you take off your clothes you look fat. No muscle tone/mass and fat/flabby areas. Also this person will be weak…very weak and more than likely have poor posture.
Not a look anyone should be striving for and indicates poor health.
So how do we get this dreaded look?
By losing muscle mass and/or having very low % of muscle mass.
1.As you get past the age of 30 you lose 10% of your muscle mass per decade, so this is a reason why this look starts to creep in as you get older.
2.Also if you diet only without weight training the weight you lose is 30-50% muscle.
3. If you do alot of cardio it also eats away muscle mass.
Any of these 3 things on their own will cause that skinny fat look but combine them and it will more than likely happen.
So how do you fix this?
Simple, weight train a couple times a week and eat enough protein to support muscle growth.