A major national study examining British men’s attitudes to their appearance reveals that over four in five (80.7%) men regularly engage in conversation about one another’s body and that most are unhappy with their muscularity. The study found that men talk most about their unhappiness with their stomach, referred to most commonly as their beer belly.
This desire for more muscle mass may explain why one in five (18.2%) men questioned is on a high protein diet, and nearly one in three (32%) use protein supplements.
* Loss of belly fat that was resistant to other efforts.
* Younger looking, smoother and more elastic skin.
* General mood elevation.
* Sinus clearing and better breathing.
* Improvement in gum health.
* Improvement in eye sight.
* More endurance during vigorous workouts.
I have personally used Stem cell 100 for one year and I believe that it has helped me to lose weight and keep it off and to lose belly fat that was resistant to other efforts. However, this is part of a program of fairly regular exercise and trying to keep to a South Beach diet (different phases depending upon weight situation at the time).
The study, a collaboration between experts at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol, the Succeed Foundation and Central YMCA, also revealed that more than 35% of men would sacrifice a year of life to achieve their ideal body weight or shape. The majority of men surveyed were unhappy with their level of muscularity – most didn’t think their arms (62.8%) or chests (62.9%) were muscular enough.
Over half of men questioned (58.6%) said that body talk affects them personally, mostly in a negative way. This mirrors research in women which shows that listening to just five minutes of body talk can lower overall body confidence. Men revealed that body talk affected their self-esteem, made them more self-conscious and in some cases prevented them from going to the gym.
Nearly all men questioned (95.5%) said they see or hear body talk in the media and that nearly four in five (80.7%) gym members admitted to engaging in body talk in the gym. The most popular terms men use to describe another man’s appearance include commenting on his beer belly (74.5%); six pack (69.8%); or man boobs (moobs) (63%). Nearly half of men also used the terms chubby (46.1%) and ripped (42.4%) to describe another man’s appearance.
· 17.4% of men had a definite fear that they might gain weight every day
· 17.8% of men felt fat every day
· 4.1% of men reported making themselves sick as a mean of controlling their weight at least once
· 3.4% of men reported using laxativesas a means of controlling shape and weight at least once
· 31.9% of men reported that they had “exercised in a driven or compulsive way”as a means of controlling weight at least once
· 32.4% of straight men and 59.2% of gay men compare their appearance to people who are better looking than they are
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