It's often said that most people with a dog look like the dog they have. It might be a ridiculous statement, but there sure is some truth in it.
Now, when I look at different people with different diets, I notice this :
- Fruitarians look like monkeys (not trying to bash vegans, if you want to know what I mean : YouTube Link (it becomes really clear at 0:24).
- The butchers in my town sometimes look like porks (fat, with a red face), or they look quite lean.
- The bakers in my town (there are 7) are all women that are quite fat and look very friendly.
- The guys that sell fish are always in a very good mood, always smile and are quite lean.
Is there a correlation between diet and people's looks? If so, what is the paleo look?
EDIT : It seems like you don't understand the goal of my question at all. I didn't make statements like "all bakers are fat", "all butchers look like porks", ... This is just a fun thing to think about IMO. I learned at school that most introverts are thin and the rest is chubby. I often hear that "dog owners often look like their dog". I don't see what is wrong with my question. Again, this is not a statement, it's a question. No reason to get offended. You know damn well there is some truth in it.
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on August 28, 2011
at 04:42 PM
I hate to be a total killjoy here but these conversations about the supposed correlation between diet and "looks" make me incredibly uncomfortable.
Could that fat baker woman you assume is a lazy unhealthy big fat heifer have recently lost 50 lbs on a healthy diet and be planning to hit the gym after work? Could she have recently gained 50 lbs because she's going through a divorce or lost a child or some other horrendous life event? Could that skinny fish monger have cancer and have lost a lot of weight from chemo and be so freaking happy just to be alive? Maybe that red face is sunburn or the big "alcoholic nose" is rosacea and has nothing to do with diet?
Taken to the nth degree we get stupid, dangerous stuff like people with dark skin must be "illegals". Fat people are lazy and stupid. Women who wear short skirts are "asking for it". Trying to make assumptions about people by the way they look without any more information than that is dangerous territory guys. I wish we would stop it.
Go ahead. Down vote away.
on August 28, 2011
at 02:39 PM
Fun question, but I don't see much correlation except for the bakers. Where I shop, it seems like everyone is fat, except at the farmer's markets when a real farmer happens to show up. The fruit farmers seem thinner than the egg sellers. Maybe it is because fruit farming is harder than reselling eggs. It is my experience that people with the reddest faces eat lots of wheat and grains.
on August 29, 2011
at 02:17 PM
What you eat influences how you look for sure, but it's not really as clear-cut as that.
When I stick to eating mainly meat and fat, my body fat and water retention go down, my face narrows, my veins stand out more.
When I eat lots of carbs, my water and fat go up and I look puffier.
When I eat much sugar, my face gets inflamed and my acne flares up.
Look at the difference between paleo-skinny guys who are generally lean and cut without having to work that hard at it, and frugivore/vegan-skinny guys who are like stick figures with a bit of a pot belly, or if they have any muscle at all, it's because they're constantly lifting.