Robert (25 years old, 180 lbs, 5’8”) has been working out consistently for several months now, but still has some excess weight that just won’t come off. He’s wondering if getting rid of some extra pounds will help him do better in the dating scene.
Hey Robert, there’s nothing wrong with not having a six-pack. I can only guess that you don’t have a girlfriend, because right now you seem to be over-compensating for something you probably shouldn’t be worried about. Basically, you’re trying too hard!
I’ve got about twenty extra pounds on me too. I don’t have a six-pack, I have a keg. If you want to attract a lady, you don’t have to have the best body in the world, you just need to be confident in your own skin. When it comes to women, it’s not that you need to look good; you just need to be able to tell them that they look good. If you’re a good looking 25 year old guy, all you need to do is compliment the girl you’re with, and you’ll be in good shape.
Now, in order to get to the weight you’re trying to hit, you would need to starve yourself. In order to have a six pack, you need to have almost no body fat. This is something I absolutely do not recommend.
Their was a study recently on models from the covers of Men’s Health, and these people were found to eat hardly anything (certainly they’re consuming less than 2000 calories a day), and to work out seven days a week.
The point is, don’t overdo it, and don’t be obsessed with your physique. If you’re good at what you’re doing, and then be confident in that and that’ll be all you need to find the right woman for you.
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