Hate it or love it! Sexual fitness is an asset and a flat stomach is its crown jewel.
The shocking truth is that those precious hours spent, decorating your face with make-up, add little to your AQ (Attractiveness Quotient). Working on your abs would be a more judicious investment of your time.
You are dead wrong, if you think men want to hold hands and cuddle all day long.
So, you have invested your refined skills into producing an impeccable maquillage. Your hair is done and your sweet face is as cute as that of Helen of Troy. Again, you are dead wrong, if you think, your AQ is dancing somewhere between Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson.
Beyond all the aspects of beauty, men are interested in one thing only. They cannot help it. They have been genetically programmed to be attracted to it. It is the pure and brutal finality of an evolutionary programming which, they cannot escape.
The life of the Neanderthal was harsh and tough. There was no hi-tech medication to cure him of diseases. Sickness often meant death. At any time, his life could be cut short by a wild animal. Droughts and precarious weather conditions threatened him with starvation and death.
The constant threat of danger made survival his principal pre-occupation.
Soon, the cave-man figured out that, his only viable means of survival was to produce healthy children. In order to produce healthy children, he had to mate with healthy women.
The men, you see around you today, are the descendants of more than 200,000years of refinement of a single evolutionary constant.
The name of that evolutionary constant is fertility.
Fecundity is what makes you attractive.
Yeah, your face might be drop dead gorgeous. Your thick, lustrous hair might be absolutely enticing. Your long, groomed legs as smooth as egg shells might be totally breath-taking. But men will pass those assets of yours for the woman, who radiates fecundity.
WHR – Waist to Hips Ratio
Fecundity is your most desired attribute. Fertility is the attribute, which raises your attractiveness quotient to the height of Beyoncé.
Fertility is what makes you attractive. Fertility is what men are looking for.
Hence, the most insightful question you can ask. How do men detect fecundity?
We have the answer, thanks to years of extensive research conducted in 1993 by evolutionary psychologist Devendra Singh at the University Of Austin, Texas.
Devendra Singh’s uncanny discovery revealed that, while men’s initial glance landed on the boobs, their eyes quickly zoomed to the waist and hips. Their pupils literally dilated.
When men eye you, your bosom is the first thing, they consciously evaluate. Seconds later, all interests in your boobs are lost. Men are subconsciously forced by the evolutionary programming of their brains to seize up your waist to hip ratio. A lightning-fast thunderbolt of computations sizzle through their brains to produce the ultimate verdict:
Attractive or Not Attractive.
Worse yet! Did I mention that these calculations are subconscious? Do you get what that means?
It means men can’t help it. It means their cave-man brains perform these calculations independent of their will. It means, they are going to seize you up and pronounce the verdict, whether they want to do it or not.
Shockingly, the same standard of evaluation runs through all cultures from east to west.
Since the research conducted by evolutionary scientist Devendra Singh, many other scientists have pursued similar studies. They have all arrived at the same unequivocal conclusion.
The ideal WHR (Waist-to-Hip Ratio) which signals fecundity to men and makes you irresistibly attractive is 0.7.
A WHR of 0.7 means that, the hips of the ideal woman have to be almost 1.5 times larger than the waist. Are you thinking of Jennifer Lopez? You got that right.
It turns out, that starving yourself to look like Barbie won’t get you the best catch in town.
Valeria Lukyanova is not Barbie. She is a real life human being.
How to Measure the WHR
Your AQ (Attractiveness Quotient) is equal to your WHR (Waist-to-Hip Ratio).
Hence, the question, how do you measure it?
Measure the circumference of your waist. Then measure the circumference of your hips. Then, divide the circumference of your waist by that of your hips.
Locate your waist!
Use your fingers to touch your lowest ribs. Your waist is just below the line of your lowest ribs and above your iliac crest. Your iliac crest is the top of the bone on your lower back.
Locate your hips!
Off course, you know where your hips are located. But do you know, what part of your hips to measure? The measurement is taken about the widest part of your hips.
If the result is less than 0.6 or greater than 0.8, prepare to be single throughout your life because no one will be asking you out, ever.
If the result is close to 0.7, you are very attractive.
If the result is a perfect 0.7, prepare to have the world crawling at your feet. For example, if your waist measures 63cm and your hips 90cm; then, you are the living incarnation of a goddess.
Flat Stomach Myth – Beauty Standards Change over Time
Yes indeed, beauty standards have evolved over time. However, the 0.7WHR has remained fairly constant throughout history.
Observe the curvaceous figures of the Roman goddess of beauty Venus from the Renaissance through to the age of reason period. The beauty standards from this era, evidently praised a fatter waistline. By today’s standards, these women would be considered fat.
The vital lesson from history is that body type does not matter. The essential beauty attribute is the WHR (waist to hip ratio). Both the paintings of Roman goddess of beauty, Venus and the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite are portrayed with a similar WHR of 0.7.
Flat Stomach Myth – Beauty Resides in the Eyes of the Beholder
Stop kidding yourself!
There is neither a single period in history, nor a single culture on earth; in which, obesity has been hailed as desirable.
Fat is distasteful PERIOD
In the privacy of your mind, you have the freedom to console yourself that; beauty is just a question of taste that fat doesn’t matter.
a) Figure of the average woman with “standard measures”
b) Classical hourglass figure 90-60-90
c) The sportive masculine-like figure, overall tight and toned body
d) The Barbie figure: slender, big busts, tight pelvis and long legs
It does matter! In depth research by the evolutionary psychologist Devendra Singh revealed that all the winners of the “Miss America Contests” from 1920 until 1980 had a WHR ranging from 0.72 to 0.69. Devendra Singh also discovered that the WHR of playboy models ranged from 0.71 to 0.68.
No matter the era, nor observers involved, the icons of beauty throughout the ages have consistently had a WHR (Waist-to-Hips Ratio) of approximately 0.7. This fact is true of Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Twiggy, Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr.
Take a good hard look at this voluptuous jewel. Notice her lower abdomen literally bulging forward. By today’s standards, that tummy will immediately end Miranda Kerr’s modeling career.
Yet, I dare you to claim that Marilyn Monroe is not a timeless beauty. She has got the perfect WHR of 0.7 and that is what counts.
Women have always know this, hence the popularity of the corset. However, you can’t wear a corset to the beach. You can’t switch off the lights every time you are in the bedroom with your partner.
Suppose you could deceive everyone about your true proportions. You will still remain a slave to the feeling of inadequacy, brought about by the knowledge that, you are a fraud.
Why would anyone deliberately choose to suffer from low self-esteem when the rewards of developing a flat stomach are exceedingly rewarding. A flat stomach will save you from an array of diseases ranging from diabetes, hemorrhoids, cardio-vascular ailments and osteoarthritis, ravaging much of the west.
It is commendable to develop a flat stomach for health and aesthetic reasons.
It is supreme to develop a flat stomach for your self-esteem. Philosophers like Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Brandon argue that, self-esteem is indispensable to happiness.
A flat stomach might just be your key to happiness.