Weight has always been perceived as a highly vacillating factor in the fashion industry. What is trending and not what is healthy, defines the ubiquitous motivation for the ideal body of a model. A Body like Beyoncé? Or the slender frame of Kate Moss? Jawline like Jolie or the Kardashian’s iconic peach? Make your pick and work towards the goal with determination. The ideal body for a model is defined by the standards which somewhat keep changing every now and then. And so does the tussle to decide whether shedding some weight is the right thing to do or gaining some pounds would be helpful. The age-old custom of the fashion industry has been that the models have to be two things: tall and outrageously skinny (bordering cadaverous). And sadly to date, there has been little to no change in the notion. Yes, designers need a lanky frame to exhibit their high-end couture but thankfully with the high significance that people are attaching to body positivity, the industry has been witnessing a massive shift in the general opinion as to what is being considered sexy.
The problem of Obesity
Obesity is when an individual is way above the average weight that he or she should have according to their height. About 50% of the people, more surprisingly the teens are obese. This unfortunately has become a widespread disease that leads to myriad other illnesses. The heart risks, diabetes, and whatnot. Because of an insalubrious lifestyle. This constant need to be active socially in a virtual world has forced everyone to be behind some kind of a screen. Moreover, This paradigm shift in the way we go about our daily activities has affected the entire nation adversely. It is imperative to take care of your body because nobody else can do that for you. The more you invest in your body the greater it will reward you. Plus there are no side effects to being healthy. Actions need to be taken in order to curb this ever-growing issue of obesity.
Having the apt weight
Aren’t you always envious of the people who have been gifted with a metabolism where they can eat whatever they want and then there are those people who gain half a pound just looking at food? Even if you have that kind of body or not, you still can be healthy. Workout 3-4 times a week and there is nothing that will make you feel better than witnessing your gains. The positive changes your body goes through. In the industry, the money you make is inversely proportional to the amount of fat on your body. You need to fall under the standard size range otherwise
There are plenty of other aspirants in line targeting the same job. The worst nightmare for a fashion model is her measurements going up even by half a centimeter. All the modeling agencies out there screening contestants have been pushing models to lose weight for the job because the requirements are such. Forcing a lot of young girls out there to starve themselves. The pressure is so severe that it leads to an insane number of health risks. Back in the day girls all around the world used to venerate models like Kate Moss, who was literally only skin and bones.
The designers do not make clothes to fit a person. Sadly it is the other way round, you’ve got to alter your body in order to fit the creation. If you are planning on pursuing Fashion/runway modeling, better prepare to bid farewell to not only comfort foods but the idea of palatable food in general. Body detox and juice cleanse is going to be your daily ritual, religiously followed by training at the gym three times a day to shed even the modicum of fat cells you have on your body. Keep your goal in mind and delve at it with resilience.
The perfect body chart
What’s the best way to determine a healthy weight? You can find out what your body mass index is by using the interactive BMI calculator, or you can look at your height and weight in the body chart. It gives you the range for your height according to which what you’re ideal weight should be. Determining how much you should weigh is not a simple matter of looking at a height-weight chart, but includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body’s composition.
How to get into the right shape
There is no excuse for exercise. You want that dream body you need to work for it. There are no shortcuts, no magic pills that will get you in shape overnight or in just a month. It takes persistent efforts and determination and the sheer will to become a better version of yourself. Join a gym, get a trainer if you are really serious about your health. If it is a job requirement as say in modeling you need to follow a strict diet. No one is asking you to starve but to eat healthily. Cut out the toxic foods. Maintain a calorie deficit diet and exercise regularly instead of doing strenuous exercise just for one day. Make a commitment to yourself, you are doing this for yourself. There is nobody else you will be cheating on but yourself. You can never out-exercise a bad diet.
What “looks” sexy and what “feels” sexy is often highly contradictory. Every now and then we hear horror stories of models as young as 14 years old, suffering from eating disorders, anorexia and other serious health issues just because they were trying to fit in the norms laid down by not even by the industry but a general public opinion. Battling depression and anxiety that sprung from these absurd eating patterns. The Starve and binge, fluctuating weights and consorting to drastic measures to become the perfect fit is never the right approach. Being healthy
And feeling confident in your own skin is of utmost importance. Embrace the body that you came in, have realistic goals that you know you can achieve. The whole point is that at the end of the day you should feel good about yourself.
Set your body goals
You know your body like no one else does. And it is only reasonable that you are the best judge for what is good for you and what is not. Set realistic goals and work upon it keeping in mind your body type and weight and how your body functions. It is imperative to understand the way your body functions the people looking at you should be able to epitomize beauty. While the definition of beauty is highly subjective, there is not just ONE type of modeling.
Runway modeling might be the preferred choice of the models at large but in today’s date, there are various other genres where the measurements and pretty relaxed. Contrary to the normal belief that all the models need to do is to lose weight even in inhumanly ways possible, there is a whole other part of the industry that specifically requires a fuller more curvy body type.
If you are aspiring to become a lingerie/swimsuit model, you might need to gain a few extra kilos so as to bring out the best in the clothing. Nobody wants to see a skeleton of a body wearing a really expensive piece of lingerie. The agencies looking for lingerie models strictly exempt zero figures, they need body types that would showcase how the lingerie could accentuate the curves on the body and look sexy. Victoria’s Secret Angels exclusively exhibiting the lingerie collection every year are asked to gain certain pounds in the right places so that they can do justice to the gorgeous brassiere. The million-dollar fantasy bra wouldn’t be much of fantasy on an emaciated model, would it? Another type of modeling is the plus size.
Modeling where you will not be eschewed by agencies for being thick. Ashley Graham or Chloe Marshall is one of the most desirable women. To look voluptuous is not something to be frowned upon, but something to be lauded. Not everyone can pull off all the contours. Now after almost a decade, there has been a shift and huge brands like Levis are making clothes for real women. It needs models who would have bigger asses so they would fit out their jeans better. That means more squats to reach the weight goal, to be able to pull it off. You can be indecisive about the weight choices you make. It would all depend upon the kind of modeling that you pick.
What “looks” sexy and what “feels” sexy is often highly contradictory. Every now and then we hear horror stories of models as young as 14 years old, suffering from eating disorders, anorexia, and other serious health issues just because they were trying to fit in the norms laid down by not even the industry but the general public opinion. Battling depression and anxiety that sprung from these absurd eating patterns.
The Starve and binge, fluctuating weights and consorting to drastic measures to become the perfect fit is never the right approach. Being healthy and feeling confident in your own skin is of utmost importance. Embrace the body that you came in, have realistic goals that you know you can achieve. The whole point is that at the end of the day you should feel good about yourself. There will be 7.7 billion opinions and criticisms about the way you look but there’s only one that matters, and that is yours!