So I’m sure the title here naturally has you a bit skeptical, and understandably so, considering all the BS fad diets out there, and magic pills that claim to transform you from Napoleon Dynamite to Captain America over night. But what I’m going to share with you today has nothing to do with your diet or exercise routine actually, but can and will have you looking better across the board from your physical appearance, to your overall levels of confidence in just a matter of hours.
***DISCLAIMER The majority of my followers, blog subscribers, and clients are of the male gender. That’s just the way my life has worked out to this point. LOL 2 out of 5 of these suggestions are geared specifically toward the guys. So ladies, please take no offense, but feel free to share or forward this list along to anyone who you believe may benefit from its content. ☺
1. Trim that body hair
You are not a Sasquatch and it is not the Paleolithic or Stone Age era. It’s 2015, and if you’re not Manscaping, we need to fix that. Immediately. When your body hair is groomed your musculature and shape are enhanced. More definition and vascularity is easily seen, and the body is overall aesthetically more pleasing. For those of you who make the argument, “but my girl likes my hairy chest,” the reality is she loves you either way, but may not want you to shave because of the attention you may in turn receive from other members of the female populace. LOL Kindly remind her this is for you, and her of course!
2. Get a tan
Tan fat is certainly not muscle as some would like to think, but having a nice, natural base color is definitely easier on the eyes, and another simple measure one can take to easily improve on overall aesthetics. I’m not instructing you to sleep in a tanning bed every night until you look like you’re ready to audition for the new season of the Jersey Shore, but maintain some kind of color which can easily obtained by getting some exercise outdoors a couple days a week, or if you really want to come correct, get an organic spray tan. (See any tan movie star on any magazine cover ever)
3. Whiten those teeth
This typically takes a few times to notice a visual difference, but is totally worth it both in the short and long run. Teeth are one of those things that no matter how much we brush or floss, we can never seem to get them to look like our favorite actors! The solution: Pretty much every dental office in the country can shape you up some trays to fit that grill, AND provide the whitening bleach. Stay away from painful, expensive laser teeth whitening procedures, as I don’t believe them to be even close to cost effective. This bullet point will boost overall confidence immensely, take your smile and photogenic game from a 6 to a 10 almost overnight, and is a sharp contrast when implemented with the tan we’ve already discussed.
4. Grow a beard OR shave your beard
If you want to grow, you’ll have to change. Period. If you’ve been rocking the same facial hair, baby face, or hairstyle since the Bush Administration, it’s time to shake things up! Get over the fear of change, embrace the fact it will probably take a few to get used to, and go see your barber or stylist and make some bad (good) decisions! Worst-case scenario it ‘ll all grow back anyway…
5. Step up your shoe game.
Whether you’re in the gym, at the office, or out in town; an impressive pair of shoes makes a bold statement. You’re basically announcing to the world, “Hello, my name is __________ , and I take a great deal of pride in the way I look.” One of the best, simplistic pieces of advice I’ve ever received that truly helped shaped me in to who I am today, is “If you look good, you are good”.
And all of you my friends are very good.
Make it a great one.