Rarely does someone see a model and not look twice. I suppose there’s a reason they are called models—they set standards towards which the rest of us aspire. But then aspirations come with hard work and dedication. If you aspire to look like a model, then you ought to adjust your lifestyle to reflect that of a model.

This doesn’t mean you should starve yourself in the name of losing weight or keeping fit—Ana Carolina Reston and Jeremy Gillitze did that and the result was their deaths. Neither does it mean you should venture into a luxury gym and pay £100 a month if you cannot afford to.

What ‘adjusting your lifestyle to that of a model’ does mean, is that you should research and try out safe and cost-effective ways to look your best. Yes, your best look. Not Naomi Campbell’s best look. Not Lucy Pinder’s. The best version of yourself.

Here are some tips on how to go about that:

Decide on a body type

What body type are you aiming for? Make sure that your aim is reasonable and not outside the realms of your natural figure and stamina. If your legs can’t be categorised as long legs, no amount of workout will make them grow longer.

Also, remember that not all models have to be impressively thin. In fact, there are plump models out there who are equally striking. If all models were thin, then clothing lines targeting plump people wouldn’t be able to efficiently market their wear.

So focus on the features of your body you can control.

Here is a list of popular model types.

Record your present stats

When you start working towards achieving a certain shape, you ought to have a means of assessing your features:your hips, weight, waist, breasts, and the like. They all need to be measured. You can even photograph yourself and paste a copy, along with the stats, somewhere easily visible to you. It could be right on the wall facing the reading desk in your room. When you see them every day, they will serve as a reminder of your commitment towards attaining your dream body type and a measure of how far you have come.

Plan your diet

Remember. The key isn’t starving yourself. Here is what can happen when you starve yourself And it might be that, to achieve your ideal body type, you need to gain weight, not lose some.

Instead of planning your diet blindly, visit a nutritionist who can give you healthy dietary instructions to follow. If you can’t afford a nutritionist, then scour the internet. There are a lot of reputable nutritionists online that can give you good dietary advice for free.

When you’ve designed a good diet plan, make sure you stick to it. There’s no point in going through all that trouble, only to abandon your goal halfway through. Even if you manage to attain the body type your desire, you still need to conform to that dietary plan or something similar in order to maintain it.

Workout regularly

Every model understands the positive impact an effective exercise routine has on the body. Regular workout doesn’t only help you build and maintain shape, but also helps you remain healthy.

The best way to go about this is to find an affordable gym and a personal trainer in your area. NRPT.co.uk has a good selection of qualified trainers you can consider. A personal trainer understands the types of workout that can help you achieve the body type you want. However, not everybody has the money to enlist the help of a personal trainer.

If you are one of those people who can’t afford one, then you can commit to a daily set of exercise types at home, especially aerobic and flexibility exercises, and may need to procure a few simple workout gears like a skipping rope, a pair of dumbbells, or a stability ball.

While regular aerobic exercises like jogging, walking, dancing et cetera will improve your stamina and mental health and can help with weight loss, various stretching exercises will increase your flexibility and can help bring out your shape.

Regular exercises also help to improve the tone of your skin to give you that model-like look.

Always remember to do your research concerning any workout types you want to do, so you can understand its full effect on your body.

Preen up good

Having a model-like look isn’t all about dietary planning and regular workouts. The tone of your skin can go a long way in accentuating your shape. So can your hairstyle, nails, and dressing. While these can easily be taken care of if you have the money, it’s also important to take certain precautions to maintain your appearance.

Here are some tips that can help maintain your general beauty.

  • Drink plenty of water daily—around eight glasses during the day. It’s good for your skin.
  • Your dietary plan should accommodate improving your skin.
  • Don’t spend too much time in the sun.
  • You may need to exfoliate your whole body.
  • Hair oil is good.
  • Have you considered waxing?
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Misty Jhones