Getting rid of stored fat and building lean muscle is the holy grail of women who want to look like a model.
That applies to both genders, but females – I maintain – that do not want to put any effort into themselves, other than starvation, will say they avoid working out because they don't want to look like a man.
That is not just an uninformed sentiment, it is not going to happen unless their hormones are way messed up – intentionally or unintentionally.
For instance a testosterone imbalance
Caused by supplementing with anabolic-androgenic (growth – producing ) hormones such as synthetic testosterone,can make a female start putting on muscles that yield a manly-woman, at least in the appearance department.
For some this is a desirable look so to each their own.
If you want some examples of over-developed females do an image search for some variation of “woman with man muscles.”
Sort through the photos to see which women look fantastic versus overdeveloped, because they tend to get lumped together. You will know them when you see them.
That did not come from exercise alone
Extremely muscle-bound (huge) women did not get that way just by exercising, though probably the ones that compete might say they didn't take anything (as would their male counterparts).
The above is meant to remind you of a few things:
- The extreme influence hormones have on how we look and feel
- That hormones can get out whack as a result of lifestyle
- Hugely muscled women are, for whatever reason, going for the look.
Food habits that can mess up your hormones
For a healthy person this will mean eating glucose-insulin spiking foods at any other time than before and after your workouts.
Foods that do that can be simplified to mean white flour and sugar products, and salt for many of us. Those are usual suspects not conducive to a good look.
And that doesn't mean eating the white stuff right out of the bag. It means eating prepared foods containing the white stuff.
Also be aware that naturally hi-sugar foods can wreak havoc on your figure due to hormonal reactions.
Even the normally believed to be healthy foods such as certain fruits and vegetables and juices can contain astronomical concentrations of natural sugar. Sugar is sugar.
The only way you can be certain about what a food does to your glucose and insulin levels is via at home glucose testing.
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