So Ra Choi

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  1. clairefhjao

    clairefhjao Grand Dame

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    She’s one of my favourite models at the moment, but I still find astonishing that with all her hard works/fainting/starvation, her legs when compared to Mica’s (on the right) still look like this:
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    Of course she’s not “fat” or average by any mean, but if I was allegedly starving for a month and fainting, I’d like my effort to be in some way better compensated :hahano:
     
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  2. stargirl

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    I've thought this for a looong time. Either her metabolism has slowed to a point of 'you will blow up from even smelling that croissant' or she's lying about the whole four week-long water fast with the occasional half banana. General consensus is that anyone who forgoes 200 calories total over a monthly period will probably not have calves like that. Unless she's bottom heavy and her top half is actually skeletal or something, I expect she's ditched the practically impossible nature of her aforementioned 'diet'. Fair enough, eating only half bananas and (if I remember correctly she also bragged about) cherry tomatoes and berries would make me totally neurotic.
     
  3. bingeonvogue

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    I very much don't think she's lying about her sometimes extreme diet (although it's not necessarily always the banana thing, I know she does a lot of liquid fasts... mostly glorified sugar water supplemented by multivitamins though). It seems more due to the fact that she does eat more unhealthily and especially calorific things when she's not in 'diet' mode--larger extremes on both sides combined with the fact that she is a lot more bottom heavy. It doesn't seem the most healthy but also seems less motivated by ED mindset than by lack of rigorous research into How to Best Nutrition™
     
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  4. cosmic latte

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    Sorry to derail, but is there any good evidence that not eating nutritious foods affects the way your body stores fat? I've always just subscribed to the idea that a calorie is a calorie because that's what's often simplest for me to follow and there have been many periods in my life where I didn't particularly care about my health so much as I cared about just dropping lbs or not gaining weight. I know eating more protein helps preserve muscle and I know eating mostly carbs and foods that are high in sodium causes water retention and that probably means you're going to look a bit softer than you might otherwise, but aside from those two rules/ideas, is there anything to suggest that eating "unhealthy" food (by that I guess I mean overly processed or not micronutrient dense) will affect your body shape or fat distribution? I suppose I'll look into it more since I've always wondered about this, but wondering if you know
     
  5. bingeonvogue

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    I was thinking of it more in terms of the binge-starve* dynamic bc her eating periods are really pretty high calorie and carb (e.g. cheese ddukbokki). Like thermodynamically that would be a difference compared to someone whose regular "eating" style is more Avant Camp-esque and then goes more extreme for fashion weeks. + I think her body shape re: larger legs is just something she was born with?

    *Last sentence of my first post is more to emphasize that in this case "binge" doesn't really seem the right word though since even though the mechanics might be similar the attitude seems very different from Portia de Rossi opening-of-Unbearable-Lightness style 'omg let's starve before a photoshoot.'

    I don't think the above is that coherent but too tired to formulate something better right now. :lol: I also experiment with the nutrition/calories thing and don't have any definite thoughts but original post wasn't meant to be about that
     
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  8. 71000

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    Part of the reason why her calves do not look so skinny sometimes (especially in comparison to her upper body) is because she has low calf insertions. It is visible even at her lower weights. I think many Asian people tend to have lower calf insertions than people of other ethnicities. Calves tend to hold very little fat, especially for people with BMI <18, so most mass in her calves is muscle. Getting rid of calf muscle can be difficult, and wearing heels can maintain existing calf muscle. Having low calf insertions exacerbates this effect because then the calves are more prone to stimulation and growth.
     
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