The Most Important Factor Affecting How Attractive You Are To Women

The Number 1 Factor Affecting How Attractive You Are

While there are obviously countless factors that will ultimately affect how attractive you are to women, I’m going to cover the one I strongly believe is the most important, and best of all, the most controllable one.

This factor is….


Although every single person has their own individual specific genetic predisposition to where they hold body fat, it is a given that when you gain fat, it is gained EVERYWHERE.

Not just in your love handles or your ass. Whether you like it or not, when the scale goes up, if that weight isn’t comprised ENTIRELY of lean muscle tissue, then your face is either gaining fat or water weight, both of which will shroud your underlying facial features, consequently making you LESS attractive to women.

There is nothing less attractive than a guy with a double chin, no visible bone structure in their face, and a smile that looks like your face is about to completely envelop itself.

A prominent jaw line, cheek bones, Adams apple etc. are just some of the features that the male face has that are often completely unseen because the majority of the male population is simply too fat.

The bottom line is, a pudgy face isn’t an attractive face.

To maximize your attractiveness, you need to sharpen your facial features as much as possible, and get rid of all the blubber and fluff that is totally hiding what could very well be the face of a stunner.

I’ve seen plenty of guys who truly believe they are ugly do a successful cutting phase and get shredded only to be shocked at how attractive they really are.

The difference between a fat face and a lean face is astounding, and it is the number one determinant in how attractive you will be to women (in my opinion).


Too many guys are quick to jump on the surgery bandwagon, and assume that because of their lackluster prominence of facial features that they need extensive and extremely expensive facial reconstruction surgery to become attractive.

This is the most frustrating thing I have heard far too often, because 99% of the time, these guys are literally saving up thousands of dollars to shell out 10 grand on jaw surgery, when they could go to the grocery store and buy proper food and just get rid of the body fat via a proper diet within a couple months and look exponentially better than they would with surgery.

As a rule of thumb, if you think you need surgery to have an attractive face, DO NOT get surgery until you have cut down to single digit body fat % levels.

You literally have ZERO clue how attractive you actually are until you cut all that useless fluff off your face with a proper diet and exercise regimen. In almost every single case, this is all that is needed.



Until you have cut down into the single digit body fat % range (sub 10% body fat), you will have a completely biased and deluded view on how attractive you are.

Some guys who literally couldn’t pick up a decent looking girl for the life of them can totally transform their sex lives by simply reducing their body fat % level to sub 10% to reveal what their face actually looks like.

I am a perfect example of this, as I used to do intense bulking phases, followed by strict cutting phases literally over and over to gain muscle mass.

During my bulking phases, my body weight would climb as high as 250+ pounds, while my weight on the scale at 5% body fat is only approximately 195-200 pounds.

When I would go out and do cold approaches, my results would be SIGNIFICANTLY worse when I was “huge” but bloated and far too fat with my facial features completely obscured by garbage weight, and my results would instantly start skyrocketing as I would lose body fat and start to cut down.

Here are a couple more great examples of how much more attractive you can become simply by just losing body fat:

Chris from goodlookingloser.com


Victor from boldanddetermined.com


Water Retention Effect On Facial Features

While having low body fat levels certainly is the most important factor determining how lean your face looks, another factor is almost as prominent of a concern. This is water weight.

Two very common causes of facial bloating among individuals are a poor diet with excessive carbohydrate and salt intake, as well as being dehydrated.

Carbohydrates and salt absorb water like a sponge, and when your intake of these two things is too high, your body will inevitable bloat more from it.

Also, if your water intake isn’t sufficient on a daily basis, your body will start retaining water on purpose to off-set the fact that you are dehydrated.

In addition, while this is commonly not a concern for the average individual, for enhanced athletes who use copious amounts of aromatizing anabolic steroids or other drugs that lead to water retention and facial bloating, you can still be sub 10% body fat and have shrouded facial features from water retention.

For example, within a couple weeks of starting an off-season steroid cycle consisting of moderate doses of testosterone and dianabol (both high level aromatizing drugs), despite still being sub 8-9% body fat, my face will have already entered the realm of “fat” from the illusion created by the 5-10 pounds of water weight my body will be holding onto.

Muscle Mass Effect On Facial Features

I definitely notice a positive impact that lean muscle mass has on facial features.

When I was 17 years old and just got into weight lifting seriously, I was a pretty low body fat %, albeit with extremely low amounts of lean muscle mass as well. As such, I still had a “baby face” and it didn't look very masculine at all.

Over the years, as I gained substantial amounts of muscle mass I watched my face actually transform in a very positive way.

When you gain lean muscle tissue, it is distributed evenly in your body just like fat would be, so your face will indirectly get more muscular as well from your muscle gaining regimen (if you have one).

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I strongly believe that the muscle I have gained on my face, coupled with a low body fat % has been the number one factor impacting my success in my sex life as the years progressed and I started receiving more positive outcomes from my interactions with women.

Can You Spot Reduce Body Fat In Your Face?

In short, no you can’t. When you lose body fat, you will lose it everywhere. You can’t target fat loss in specific areas of your body.

How To Lose Facial Fat

In order to lose facial fat, you need to get leaner everywhere via diet manipulation.

There are a lot of misconceptions around getting very lean.

The key is simply to slowly restrict your body of energy.

While doing this with calorie reduction, weight training, and cardio, you can slowly peel weight off your body without slowing your metabolism down too much, and eventually (and ideally) end up in the middle single digits body fat % wise (4-9) without having sacrificed much (if any) lean muscle mass.

Your body requires calories to give it energy.

Your metabolism burns a certain amount of calories/energy each day based upon your body composition, your hormonal profile, your activity level, your age, among a variety of other factors.

In order to lose fat, you simply need to eat less (take in less energy) than your body expends each day.

If you are functioning on a calorie deficit/energy deficit, your body is burning more calories than it is taking in, consequently it will turn to stored energy (stored fat) to provide it with the energy it needs to fuel the difference of calories during that day’s activities.

Tracking Your Calorie Intake With A Food Scale

Food Scale: Having an accurate food scale for measuring out and counting your calorie intake per day will soon become your greatest weapon used to wage war on fat.

Knowing exactly what your calorie intake is each meal per day will let you know if you are achieving your calorie intake requirements of each day necessary for fat loss.

Click HERE for an accurate digital scale

To Summarize

Reduce your body fat to less than 10% body fat by eating a clean and calorie mindful diet, avoid excessive amounts of carbohydrates and salt to avoid facial bloating, and drink around a ½ gallon-1 gallon of water per day to allow adequate water flushing from your body, which will prevent water retention in your face.


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