I’m a healthy weight loss specialist, and I was recently interviewed by NewBeauty magazine about how eating certain foods can affect your butt.
As you might imagine, it is nearly impossible to directly affect a specific body part by eating certain foods.
But there is one popular diet that does actually have a direct, visible and generally very bad effect on your caboose:
The butt – also known as the gluteus maximus – is one of the largest muscles on your body. Most women are trying to minimize their maximus – if you will – and tighten things up. The way to do that is to make the muscle stand out while minimizing the fat.
Low-carb diets such as the Atkins diet cause the body to break down lean muscle tissue as the body searches for sources of glucose for basic fuel. Lean muscle tissue is burned before the body finally starts going after its fat storage.
Meanwhile, the fat is largely still there. So although you immediately get smaller your butt looks sad and saggy. Not good! We want our butts uplifted, plump and happy!
At the same time, don’t go out and load up on carbs either. You need a smart nutrition plan featuring a balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats – in every meal.
When you eat this way, you’re feeding muscle and getting rid of a layer of fat so your butt plumps up and gets round. A round butt is much more pleasant then a saggy butt wouldn’t you agree?
This once again goes to show you why Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads. America’s favorite diet food is actually giving you a flat butt!
Thank you to NewBeauty magazine for the interview, the article and the picture.
Christine Avanti is a Los Angeles-based nutritionist and healthy weight loss specialist. She has appeared on Dancing With The Stars, Tyra, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, E!, TV Guide, Fox Business Channel, and dozens of others.