[dropcap letter=”F”]rom “normcore,” the new buzzword passed around by millennials and digital natives (i.e. people who internet too much) is the “dad bod.” What is a dad bod? What constitutes a dad bod? Is there a my dad’s-friend’s-roommate’s-cousin’s bod?
According to Mackenzie Pearson, the person who first coined the term, the dad bod says “I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.” It’s not a guy with six-pack abs, but it’s not a fat, overweight guy either. Not incredibly chiseled, but not totally unhealthy. Think Jon Hamm:
Or Chris Pratt before he hulked out for Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World:
Or Leonardo Dicaprio, whose dad bod hasn’t prevented him from hooking up with a Victoria’s Secret Angel or two:
So why are women crazy over the dad bod? Pearson says “Girls tend to picture their future together with their guys early on. Therefore, if he already has the dad bod going on, we can get used to it before we date him, marry him, have three kids.” She continues, “he’s the kind of person you go on a hike with, and then at the end of the day, you eat pasta and lay in bed and watch a movie.” That, and because nobody wants to cuddle with a rock.
Want to have a full-on dad bod? It’s easy! Just follow these steps:
Why? Because fatty calories. And because it’s pizza.
Besides making any food more delicious (sorry, cheese), butter is a fatty food that is actually good for you! From being a great source of vitamins and anti-oxidants, butter should be your favorite food. Get the dad bod the delicious way!
Besides having health benefits from moderate drinking, excess beer drinking can lead to weight gain (i.e. beer belly) and a hangover, making you lazier to go work out the next morning. Drink responsibly and loose the hangover with a greasy and juicy burger. Or try any of these.
Should you feel bad if you have a muscular and trim body? No. At the end of the day, we put our pants on one leg at a time, just like everybody else. We’re only human, and we should be proud of ourselves, be comfortable in our own skin, dad bod or fit bod or whatever. Strut and walk tall!
How about you guys? What are your thoughts on the dad bod? Get your beer gut-fuelled stories and opinions in the comments section below!