^^^^ One of our members, paul, is around 42 I think. He's been vegan for the last 15 years of his life. He looks pretty young for his age and has posted numerous pictures to prove it. I haven't seen one picture of a paleo dieter or omnivore dieter of the same age (on these forums) who has posted a picture and received the same response. I know that paleo dieters tend to point to people like mark sisson when looking at healthy models of paleo aging, but his face looks exactly like that of a normal person his age, despite how healthy his body looks. I think being of lower body weight only makes someone look older if they went from a higher BMI to a lower BMI at an older age. Say late 30s/early 40s? Other than that, I think if there is a consistency with BMI through most of ones adult life, and the diet for most of that time tends to be healthy, lower weight can definitely be to ones advantage for both health reasons and appearance.
Ooh. No. Stop it. No. I dont deserve it. No. Please. I definitely qualify as skinny-fat, though I am not sure I even qualify as 'skinny' at this point, being around 5' 10" and 150 lbs. So, I do think that overly lean physique accelerates the appearance of aging, and once the changes take root, they may be irreversible, like the very make up of the underlying cutaneous layers, muscles and lipids revamp themselves in response to ultra leanness. Maybe something like that. But, maybe if a person who is ultra lean for over a decade slowly introduces healthy fat into his diet, he may again rewire. Not sure.
Stuck in traffic at 11pm at night coming home from a night out? Not so good.
Cruisin down the highway with nothin but sky? Brafarality.
Edited by Brafarality, 23 July 2011 - 04:56 AM.