I’m skinny as hell with a chubby face. How can I lose the fat from my face without getting even skinnier?

Akash Sehrawat

3 min read | Jan 3, 2019



Whenever we skinny guys gain fat, there is a tendency to put on first on our belly and face. And when this happens, we are labeled as Skinny fat.


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You are only 16, and the more you worry about the fat on your face, the more trouble you will have gaining muscle. The fear of gaining fat while gaining muscle will not allow you to gain effectively.


During the bulk period, a bit of fat gain is acceptable. So if you gain 10-15 lbs of muscle in a few months’ time, around 4 to 5 lbs of fat gain is ok. Being a beginner, you can do better than that, provided that you eat a clean diet and work out regularly.


The more muscle you gain, the better you will look, and trust me when I say this: Your face will take care of itself.


How many fat cells do you have in which body part is genetically determined? You will notice many people have thin faces yet are fat otherwise. This is because they have fewer fat cells on their face! The structure of your facial bones also determines the overall look.


Many people have round faces, while others have an angular face with high cheekbones. So even if they have face fat, it doesn’t show much. Forget about spot reduction i.e. reducing fat from the face, belly, hands or any particular area, and focus on simply reducing your overall body fat.


To look your best, you need to be around 12% body fat. Going below 12% requires you to be extremely disciplined with your diet and workouts. Ultimately, it all depends on your preference and how you want to look.


In the picture below: I wanted to have a thin face, and worked my ass off to take my body fat to around 6%, and I didn’t have much muscle to show either 🙁



In the picture below, I gained tons of body fat (around 26% ). Notice how drastically my face changed.



And finally, in the picture below, my body fat is 8-9%



Just for comparison’s sake. The face automatically gets angular.


I work out 2 to 3 times a week with weights and eat clean homemade food 80% of the time and 20% of the time. I enjoy pizzas, pasta, drinking socially, eat desserts, buffets, and cheesecakes 🙂


Although I don’t endorse the idea of spot reduction, I do have a friend who went crazy eating chewing gums, and he, in fact, did lose some fat from his face. Whenever I saw him, he was chewing gum, and honestly, I would never do something like that to achieve results, haha!


The best way to have a jawline is to gain some muscle and be in the ideal body fat range (around 10-12%) and let your body take care of the rest.

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About Akash Sehrawat

Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.