Goodbye biceps, hello beer bellies. In case you haven’t heard, the “dad bod” is where it’s at right now.
What exactly is a dad bod you may ask? Exemplified by stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and frat brothers nation-wide, a dad bod is a happy medium between hitting the gym and binge drinking beer and eating pizza. It’s not over weight, but it’s definitely not sculpted washboard abs either, and apparently, girls these days are into it. (Men everywhere are rejoicing)
So why are girls suddenly going crazy over the dad bod? Well for starters, girls feel less intimidated by a guy with a less than perfect body. It takes the pressure off of us to look like supermodels too. Secondly, its good cuddling material. No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Plus, a dad bod can imply that a man is successful, has a career, and doesn’t have time to hit the gym every night. Who does anyway? Lastly, girls tend to hyper-plan everything including our future with a guy circa date #3….With that being said, a guy with a dad bod probably won’t change too much in the next 20 years. You don’t have to worry about him losing his hot bod if he doesn’t have one to begin with.
So how exactly do you get the perfect dad bod? Look no further. Here are 5 no-fail tricks to achieving the perfect dad bod.
1. Skip the Gym
Okay maybe not every day. The dad bod is achieved by striking the perfect balance between working out and, well, not. Two to three days a week should be sufficient.
2. Drink Beer
and a lot of it! Skipping the gym a few nights a week will free up a lot of time to drink. Call up your buddies, watch the game, and drink a few!
3. Say Yes to Fast Food
Good news! You can forget you ever even attempted the paleo diet and trade your kale for Taco Bell.
4. Slow Down Your Metabolism
Try skipping a few meals, nap often, and eat carbs more often.
5. Become an Actual Dad
The most authentic dad bod’s are achieved by, you guessed it, being a real dad!