When you're young, you can sometimes forget to eat. The pounds melt away. Plus you need more calories as you're still growing.
And then you hit 25 or 30 (if you're lucky) and the metabolism slows down.
He'll be alright.
If I miss a meal, I lose a pound. I'm 26, so maybe my metabolism will slow down soon, but looking at my parents (60 and 61), my mom didn't start to gain weight until her 50s and my dad still loses weight in an instant, so I'm not hopeful.
Legs like sticks.
Damn - anorexic body and nasty sleeve tats. And he was the ONLY moderately attractive one in the group.
I hope its not the anorexia, he's a great looking guy
R1, he's been skinny long before Ramadan though.. the fasting holiday just made it even worse.
That is not a rapid metabolism, that is an eating disorder or other illness.
He's stick thin.
It takes WORK to get that thin. Just like it takes work to get morbidly obese.
I'm under 30 and have a fast metabolism too. I could lose weight easily but if I eat normally I won't. My arms and legs were never that skinny. I actually work out to gain muscle weight. Malik's new body is not the result of working out, unless he's practicing to be an Olympic long distance runner as that's the body type he has now. He doesn't look healthy at all. I hope he starts to gain some muscle weight soon...
It was actually rumored last year that Zayn had an eating disorder, that he was anorexic. People just laughed it off.. said it was another fandom conspiracy.. like it was so ridiculous. I'm now starting to think they were right after all. He probably is suffering from anorexia or another illness.
It has to be the anorexia. You can see that he is not just thin but also malnourished.
He's lost all muscle mass.
I thought he looked fine when the pic first loaded. My family picks at me for being too thin for a guy all the time.
Then I scrolled down to the legs. Definitely looks like an eating disorder.
wow, poor guy. :(
He smokes as well which doesn't help matters.
Sad. A lot of gay men develop anorexia - someone should find him an LGBT-friendly support group.
"I'll have what she's having!"
He probably has been trying to hide the eating disorder but he can't anymore. It's either that or he's on that crack!
looks sexy to me
Wow, he looks pallid too. I hope he gets better. He seems like a sweet kid and he really is gorgeous.
If R23 isn't joking, then he is seriouly fucked in the head.
Well Zayn was always a naturally thin boy right from his school days and I don't think he comes across as a big eater.
Despite what people think One Direction work incredibly hard for their stage shows, touring and very active lifestyle. They are on the go almost all the time and that will tell on physiques.
Maybe Zayn fasts too but he's been like this for awhile now. My personal view is he is also under a deal of stress. That could be for a variety of reasons but these are really young people thrown into an almost too chaotic situation overnight from being very ordinary boys. The transition must be overwhelming at times, especially if you are shy.
Has anyone noticed Jared Padalecki's weight loss too? What is going on with these guys?
i'm baffled at how some can look at the pic and still insist that he's "just working a lot". damn, his legs are so thin that he's hardly able to lift his sneakers from the ground. all the best to him.
How can he even walk on those legs?
Isn't he the one with the long time girlfriend? Clearly something ain't right with his life. How is nobody noticing this? Especially this stylist who give shim shorts to wear.
Why are there people trying to say this is the result of stress or touring. You have to actually starve for a long time to look this way. He looks like Karen Carpenter.
I would guess he's on drugs rather than him being a male anorexic. He was very skinny before so even a 5-10lb weight loss is going to make people take notice. Or he could just be doing too much physical activity and not consuming adequate calories. It's easy to fuck your appetite up if you're always on the road.
Ugh I wasn't gonna look at this but OP wasn't exaggerating. OMG at those matchstick legs.I wonder if they're competitive dieting a la Girls Aloud.
This look is what DLers aspire towards. They think size 34-36 waisted men are fat.
Why would he wear shorts?
He is a homophobe!
Because he's muslim r36?
r32 this is not what people look like who who have too much physical activity and forgot their snack. this is what people look like who are stranded on an island. he ist starving.
The boyband life is absolutely nothing to envy. People like Bieber and One Direction have my utmost respect, not because I regard them as real artists but because I think they deserve to make millions for giving their lives away to perpetual hysteria, screaming and primal chaos. This is their entire lives. Pure unadulterated hell.
Ok, he's *not* the son of Art Malik
He's going to end up in the hospital. Mark my words. Those guys are being put through the wringer. They're already have another album coming out, a movie, are on tour, endorcing products, music videos, promotion, on the road 24/7 since 2010. They're going to drop down dead.
[quote]He is a homophobe!
Right, that's why he kisses, gropes, humps his band mates, and dresses in drag.
R39 really gets it.
I would not be in their shoes for all the money in the world. These boys cannot even walk down the street for a packet of cigs without being mobbed, knocked over, screeched at, demanded of 24/7. Those that are bi or gay (and they do exist) cannot have an out partner of their actual choice because of ridiculous clauses. It's bad enough for those with public girlfriends and fans abuse/threatening suicide.
One idiot fan fell through a pane of glass once.
r47, I was thinking that too. I haven't seen any dull hair/hair loss or skin down.
OTOH, many anorexics have round faces and don't always lose hair, etc.
In this day and age, r39, they know what they are signing up for. I get you, but how bad it is depends on the specifics of their contracts. Once they are done, they will have enough money for their great-grandchildren to live on.
I feel more sympathy for child stars like Lohan and boy bands in the 80s & 90s.
He looks like my friend who was suffering from an eating disorder but no one even thought that was what his problem was. I figured he had a major stomach or colon problem. Not so. He wasted away like how Zayn looks.
r41, in an odd way, that might work to his advantage; it'll be easier to get help and claim 'exhaustion'. In his case, it's actually believable.
[quote]Has anyone noticed Jared Padalecki's weight loss too? What is going on with these guys?
Jared Padalecki said he pretty much stopped working out for his role on Supernatural this last season, which called on him to get sicker and more gaunt with every episode until he was near death in the finale.
I don't think that's what's going on with Zayn, alas.
Yes anorexics lose hair; it's just that it's a delayed phenomenon...happens about 6 months after the assault to the system. It will be noticeable at some point. It really wreaks havoc on the body. Sad.
I dont think it's anorexia. I think he is doing some type of drug.