When I first changed my diet to lose weight, I just wanted to be healthier. Then as I lost weight and looked better in clothes, I wanted to not only be healthier but look younger and better. Muscle has a lot to do with the look of youth. I wanted to look good to my wife, and I wanted to feel good about the way I looked to other people. This is what got me initially interested in the program called the adonis golden ratio. I wanted muscle in place of the fat.
It was good to lose the flab, but the part that was missing was replacing it with muscle. I did not just want to be skinnier. Skinny does not look healthy to me. Less fat and more muscle looks healthy to me.