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Why the Dad Bod Equals The Bad Bod


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The Dangers Of Having A Dad Bod

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re talking about the dad bod, in particular, why the dad bod equals the bad bod.

It’s time for me to clarify the real reason why the dad bod equals the bad bod, and it’s not what you think.

How Did The Dad Bod Trend Start?

Back in 2015, I’m sure you heard about the “Dad Bod” phenomenon where a blog post claimed more women were attracted to men with a belly bulge, because it was more natural, human, and attractive.


Even though Jessica shared her thoughts in this video on the dad bod, I actually just kept my mouth closed about the entire trend.

Because honestly, I thought it was ridiculous and I couldn’t speak to the fact that:

  • a) I wasn’t a women.
  • b) I’m not attracted to other men.
  • c) who really cares what other people are attracted to.

You do you.

However, fast forward 2 years, and here we are today.

I feel like I can now have an official say in the matter because, no, I’m still not attracted to men, however I’m now a proud dad of a beautiful baby girl named Kyla.

Why Dads Need To Level Up Beyond The Dad Bod Status

This major shift in my life opened up my eyes even further to the real reason why, as dads, we need to level up past the Dad Bod status.

Sure, it’s human nature to want other people to find you attractive, but as a new dad, we also have a major role to play in your child’s life.

Yes, it’s to provide clothing, food, and shelter, but what I’m really starting to understand is that it’s also super important for us dads to be the healthy, lean, and strong role model your kids deserve.

Even though Kyla’s only 5 months old right now, I see her watching my every step.

She’s actually over there doing it right now.

Be The Type Of Dad To Lead By Example

Once your kid gets a little older, they’ll be just like a sponge, soaking everything you say and do, and copying your every move.

Think about it.

Is the visual of the dad bod, and the habits that create it, really what you want your kids to learn from you?

One other huge thing.

The bad foods you’re eating to create your belly bulge don’t just pack fat around your abdomen.

They also build up a toxic wrap around your internal organs, and severely increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and stroke.

Is that really the example you want to set for your kids?

Is that really the food you want them to eat, and then have them pass that on and teach that to your grandkids?

Do you even want to be around to see your grandkids?

Belly Fat Doubles Your Risk Of An Early Death

Don’t use this stupid dad bod phenomenon as an excuse to skip your workouts and eat whatever you want.

The Dad Bod debate shouldn’t be just about appearance, since it’s so much more than that.

It’s about what’s happening inside your body that really counts.

Remember, if you look down and you see that you’re bigger around the middle, it’s also a sign that you have a bigger chance of health risks, a bigger chance of a short life, and a bigger chance of unhappy kids.

You Do Not Have To Live In The Gym And Stop Eating Your Favorite Foods

As new dads, I’m not saying you have to live 2 hours in the gym every day, and deny yourself of pizza forever.

As you guys know, that’s just not how we roll as Live Leaners.

It’s about finding the balance of eating healthy, getting in a hard, but fast, 30 minute workout, and enjoying a weekly cheat meal and beer, if needed.

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Make this a priority, and watch your belly flab and your health risks drop, and your years of happy times with your kids increase.

Most importantly, watch the example this sets for your kids.

Be the superdad healthy role model your kids deserve.


Right now, if you look in the mirror and see a squishy midsection, it’s time for you to change dad.

Fortunately, I have just what you need.

Say goodbye to the dad bod forever, before it says goodbye to you.

Let me help you with that.

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Hey new dad.

First off, huge congratulations on becoming a new dad.

As you’ve probably been experiencing, the roles and responsibilities of being a modern new dad is probably different than the dads that raised us.

You may still be responsible for financially supporting and protecting the family.

But as a modern dad, you’re also much more responsible for taking care of your baby, including feeding, cleaning, walking, and reading to them, and just being more apart of their development.

One thing is for certain.

As a new dad, you’re super busy.

Trust me, I get it.

My wife Jessica and I just gave birth to our first child, baby Kyla, and it has been an amazing journey.

So I don’t judge you if you have neglected your health and fitness during this overwhelming period in your life.

Are You Ready to Become The Healthy, Lean, And Strong Role Model Your Kids Deserve?

What if I was to tell you that it is possible to:

  • Perform all your roles and responsibilities of being an awesome dad, that your kid looks up to in awe.
  • Be an amazing, loving, and supportive husband that your wife drools over.
  • Be the guy in your group of friends that everyone envies.
  • Live a long and healthy life, so you can experience your kids biggest moments in life, all while still taking care of your number one asset, your health.

Trust me dad, your kid is watching and learning from everything you do.

Especially how you treat your health.

It’s time to set a positive example for your kids, and take care of yourself, first.

Guess what?

I’m the guy to help you do just that.

That’s right dads, in just 30 minutes, from the comfort of your own home, I want you to stand out from all the other dads, by dropping those 10 pounds of pregnancy chub, and become the fit, the lean, and the strong role model your kids will look up to forever.

42 Days To Earn Live Lean Dad Status

The 42 day Live Lean Dad training system is designed to improve the health, physique, and confidence, of busy new dads just like you, with just 30 minute workouts at home.

They are follow along videos as well, so you are working out right along with me.

They only require a set of dumbbells, so you can spend less time in the gym, and more time with your kids.

Are you ready to become a healthy, lean and strong role model your kids deserve?

The Live Lean Dad workout program is your first step.

I’m over there ready to help you put in the work.

Let’s go.

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  7. Superdad Strength Supersets Workout
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  9. Cool Dad Cool Down

I love you guys and keep Living Lean.


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  • If you are a dad, how many kids do you have?
  • Is it important for you to set a healthy and positive example for your kids?

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