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    I've lost 5 stone too and really struggle to see what others see! I fit into size 10 clothes however if I was to guess my size looking in the mirror I think I'm a 14, wish I could see how small others say I am!! You look great though, get tights you feel comfortable with :-) within reason obviously...

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    I've lost about 3 and a half stone in a year and I'm struggling to see myself as thin too. I still want to lose more but I only weigh 9st 7lbs which for a guy isn't that much. You look great though! I know it doesn't mean much when people say it, but seriously, I don't see anything wrong with your size.
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    Time for a bulk brah.

    Plus imagine how high that OHP will fly!

    By general perception of how thin someone is, you're pretty much average now. Remember the scale isn't that accurate as an absolute reference.
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    But even if I lean bulked wouldn't that make me fat again? I was hoping to get quite lean, then lean bulk and then the extra fat I gain would still be average fat if you get what I mean.
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    (Original post by tooosh)
    Time for a bulk brah.

    Plus imagine how high that OHP will fly!

    By general perception of how thin someone is, you're pretty much average now. Remember the scale isn't that accurate as an absolute reference.
    But even if I lean bulked wouldn't that make me fat again? I was hoping to get quite lean, then lean bulk and then the extra fat I gain would still be average fat if you get what I mean.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    But even if I lean bulked wouldn't that make me fat again? I was hoping to get quite lean, then lean bulk and then the extra fat I gain would still be average fat if you get what I mean.
    Depends on your genetics and where your body decides to put those extra calories. Don't forget that you'll be putting on muscle as well as fat if you bulk so you can't extrapolate from "I ate well when I was younger and still got fat!" if that's the case.
    Even if you get a bit fatter you'll still look better. It'll be... toned fat lol. The muscle will hold the fat up and it won't be sagging skinnyfat style. When that gets too much you can just go on a cut again.

    But tbh most people have body dysmorphia to some extent. Thank the media and gender pressures. You can get rid of it or channel it.
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    (Original post by tooosh)
    Depends on your genetics and where your body decides to put those extra calories. Don't forget that you'll be putting on muscle as well as fat if you bulk so you can't extrapolate from "I ate well when I was younger and still got fat!" if that's the case.
    Even if you get a bit fatter you'll still look better. It'll be... toned fat lol. The muscle will hold the fat up and it won't be sagging skinnyfat style. When that gets too much you can just go on a cut again.

    But tbh most people have body dysmorphia to some extent. Thank the media and gender pressures. You can get rid of it or channel it.
    I see what you mean, thanks for the advice mate. I'm going to continue cutting until Ramadan, then reverse diet and then lean bulk I think. You're right it's better in the long term
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    I see what you mean, thanks for the advice mate. I'm going to continue cutting until Ramadan, then reverse diet and then lean bulk I think. You're right it's better in the long term
    I agree with the previous poster - you seem pretty skinny to me now - judging from the way your clothes hang on you. Time to eat more and pump the iron, and you will end up looking better and liking yourself more.
    Body weight is nothing, body fat is a much more accurate measure.
 
 
 
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