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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

I want a zero fat body without steroids just like the fitness models. How do I get it?

I want serious opinions only.

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Fitness models/ bodybuilders, etc have fat % a good ways below what is average (meaning normal). Men are around 5-8% and women around the teens (15-20%) when competing/ fitness modeling. Essential amounts of fat are around 5% in males and 12 % in females. You can be at what are considered an athletic / fitness level of body fat and still not looked ripped like competitors and models.

    The way you get there is diet and exercise, but a lot of people don't understand that because those levels 1)aren't natural and 2)so far away from the norms that it takes a LOT of effort and committment to get there.

    Take the diet. You will have to micromanage your diet. You have to figure out how many calories you need to take in each day for weight loss (typically 20-25% less than your level needed to maintain your current weight) then fix your diet accordingly. You have to know the calorie counts for everything you are taking in overall, and with each meal. Tweaking the proportions from protein, carbs, and fat. Selecting good quality sources for those areas and cutting out the bad (simple carbs, sat. fat, empty calories, etc). Basically, it's hard to eat healthy when you are having to consider sugars, fats, sodium, cholesterol, etc. You will have to spend a lot of time reading nutrition labels, and seeing what the end numbers look like as you construct your daily diet.

    There are also real world considerations- to maximize your metabolism, you eat less, but more frequently. 4 is better, but 5-6 meals a day is best for that. Thing is, if you are stuck at work, you have to make adjustments for that as well. Preparing a lot of food ahead of time so you can take to work and eat a couple of meals during a morning and afternoon break, instead of one meal at "lunch". Selecting meal choices that you can prepare beforehand and have at work or things you can make at work.

    And likely, you are going to have to give up a lot of food/drink that you enjoy having. When co-workers who know I work out a lot and do fitness stuff tell me they really need to lose weight/ diet , etc... first things I ask them are : can you live without soda? can you live without alcohol? can you live without candy/snacks?

    Granted, you try and rig your diet as much as possible with things you don't mind eating/ like eating, but those choices have to fit the diet.

    And you have to stick with it... when everyone around you is eating whatever they want, wanting you to go out and eat with them, thinking you are insane for being so meticulous with your diet... you have to stay motivated and focused.

    With a great diet in place, the rest comes from doing cardio to burn the fat that you have stored in your body off. Doing exercises/ weights at the same time is good to maintain your muscles, but don't expect to put on lots of muscle mass. To lose weight, you have to operate in that calorie deficit. To gain weight, you have to be at a surplus. The two are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Get the fat % down to where you want it, then if you want to really go for mass then raise the calories to a surplus level... keep the good diet food choices going in the new diet, drop your cardio to maintainance level, keep hitting the weights, and you'll be adding on lean muscle and keeping the fat off.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well you can't have zero body fat or you will die. The lowest you could go down to is 2%-4%, but that is very unhealthy to maintain indefinitely. I'd recommend not going under 6%-8%.

    You would have to work incredibly hard, spending several hours in the gym weight training every other day and making sure you get the correct amounts of protein and you would probably need to take various supplement to acheive this. HTH : )

  • 1 decade ago

    Zero fat body is impossible. The body needs some fat to function properly. The lowest body fat I have ever heard of was 2% (from the Cooper Aerobic Research Center) and that was a professional football player. For a guy, a more realistic goal for you to work towards would be about 10%...even then that would take a lot of work. Low fat diet, but lots of protein and complex carbs...and of course magic pills.

    Source(s): Health/Wellness writer and consultant
  • 1 decade ago

    hi there, zero percent is a very scary target. aim rather for 6-9% still looks great and is 'healthier'. remember that its going to take extreme hard work and dedication. Diet is 80%of the battle, so see someone who specialises in the field - to work out a low fat (not fat free) low carb eating plan; cutting carbs after 4pm in the evening also helps but don't attempt to cut too much out if your training regime is hectic. Quality hours in the gym with the right programme that is suited to you.a good combination of weights and cardiovascular exercise - weight training will develop higher muscle to fat ratio which in the long run will burn more kilojoules throughout the day - whereas the cardio will help to burn fat for a few hours, post training. whilst increases heart and lung health. and patience, cause those kind of results don't happen over night. good luck! p.s just remember that genes play a part in physique too, so don't panic if all doesn't go according to your plan! take it one day at a time, set a goal per month and listen to your body! it knows better...

    Source(s): own experience - personal trainer
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  • 1 decade ago

    zero body fat is incredibly unhealthy AND unrealistic, fitness models in fact do NOT have zero percent body fat, I believe their number are about 8% and even for THAT they drop their levels only for short periods of time do to the fact taht it's so incredibly unhealthy.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    work hard. if you ever do use steroids remember the harm they can cause in the future. and how many people have died and their penis got smaller. about 10 years ago 2 football players that were taking them one died named Lyle alzateo payed for the raiders died from using them. also a steeler (cant remember his name) had to retire from football because his bones were so brittle. go to your local GNC store or talk to a personal trainer and ask what to take.

  • 5 years ago

    Baggy clothes hide one's body and encourage lounging around. So no matter if you're relaxing at home, wear fitted clothes to maintain you on track.

  • 5 years ago

    Aim for a 300- to 400-calorie meal.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    If you're able to steer clear of 500 calorie consumption daily you possibly can eliminate the lb every week.

  • 4 years ago

    Bake a healthy breakfast early in advance to ensure you don't grab a sugary scone out and about.

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