Ways To Keep Skin Tight During Weight Loss

There are going to times when you may lose weight and find that your skin seems to be hanging.  This can be a problem for some of those individuals that are losing a lot of weight.  Now if you are decreasing your weight and you are worried that your skin is going to hang on you then you should considering some of the following thoughts and ideas to help.  There are actually a few things that you can do in order to keep your skin looking amazing.

Stepping onto ScaleNow, believe it or not, the way that you are losing your weight is going to play a role in how your skin reacts.  In fact, if you are getting rid of extra weight to quickly you are going to find that your skin will be way to lose and it will sag on you.  This is often part of the problem for a lot of people.  At Body Mechanix we like to stress that when losing weight it is always better to take it off slow over a period of time rather than doing a crash diet.  We find that the Visalus shakes are helpful by introducing a healthy meal replacement into your daily life.  We are also big fans of personal trainer food, it is a 28 day healthy, weight loss meal plan. You customize your order online and FedEx delivers it to your door in a few days.

Another way to solve this problem is to consume more water.  Your body needs to have this water in order to remain elastic.  Many people that make the decision to lose weight will tell you that they may be drinking more water as a way to shed a few pounds because this can help get the weight off.  However, you will see that you are going to be helping your skin as well if you are consuming at least 8 glasses of water each day.   Stop and consider just how much water you are putting in your body.  If you are not consuming at least 8 glasses then you need to start.  When I ask my Columbus personal training clients how much water they drink in a day they often struggle to come up with an answer.  I’ve seen people fill up a gallon jug each day with water and only drink from that.  While that is probably the easiest way, you can buy a water bottle and carry it around with you all day and make sure you refill it a couple times versus trying to remember the 8 glasses.  There is no wrong way, but drinking water is huge when it comes to keeping your skin elasticity.

Do you follow through with any weight training while you are trying to lose weight?  Most people do not and this can be a real problem as well.  Lifting weights can be helpful as you try to get rid of extra weight.  But, it is also going to help with toning the skin and keeping your muscles toned.  You may notice a large difference with your skin if you start to lift weights and you are making this a large part of your exercise routine.  Let’s remember that while muscle might way more than fat so your number doesn’t change on the scale.  It’s about how you look and feel and not what the scale says.  I’ve been a Columbus personal trainer traveling all over to meet clients for nearly 10 years and I’ve had clients that have reduced their body fat % by double digits while not losing or actually gaining weight.  Another thing to keep in mind is that muscle burns fat!  More muscle you have the easier it is to burn fat!

Have you ever heard of lecithin?  This is great for helping your skin rejuvenate dead skin cells.  This is a supplement and it is very easy to take in the form of a pill.  You will be able to find it anywhere.  If you would like to keep your skin tight and looking amazing while you are attempting to lose weight then you will want to make sure that you are taking at least 1,000 milligrams of lecithin each and every day.  You will begin to see some amazing health benefits once you do this.

Finally, what about brushing your skin? This is certainly something that you can begin to do in your free time.  It is certainly natural and it will not cost you anything.  Those that have made the decision to do this on a regular basis will tell you that they have noticed their skin is rejuvenated now that they are doing this because it is moving the blood through the body and it promotes circulation. In order to do this all you have to do is take a long handled body brush and move it over the skin in long, sweeping motions.