As you know I enjoy keeping fit as much as I can and try to maintain a healthy weight. If you want to lose weight, you can find that once you reach your goal, you're still not happy with your body. Sometimes large amounts of weight loss, or even a little, can leave you feeling like you're not as toned as you want to be. If you wish to lose weight but you're scared of being left with wobbly bits, or you already have them, I have some great tips to solve the problem. Check out my advice for toning up during and after weight loss.
Lose Weight at a Steady Rate
Prevention is often much better than cure. So my top tip for avoiding loose skin when you're losing weight is to go slowly. If you have many pounds you want to drop, you might be in a hurry. Some people say that you should start off losing weight quickly if you have a lot to get rid of. But if you go too fast, you won't give your skin enough time to tighten up. Try to keep a steady pace so that you're losing weight consistently but not too much at once. There are other things you can do to keep your skin toned too, such as staying out of the sun.
You need to exercise to lose weight, so don't forget to think about toning up too. Some exercises will be better for toning your muscles and skin than they are for dropping the pounds. If you combine different workouts you can make sure you achieve both your goals. Focus on different parts of your body, from your abs to your arms and legs. You can do plenty of toning exercises at home, and you don't need any equipment for a lot of them. If you want to go more hardcore, look for a fitness class that will really push you.
If you've lost all the weight you want to lose but you're still unhappy, some people think about having surgery. It's a big decision to make, but often people decide it's the best way of tightening up. For example, you could have mastopexy, which is a breast lift to fix sagging boobs. Or you could think about a tummy tuck, which will get rid of excess skin around your stomach. Before you have surgery, you'll have to ask yourself a lot of big questions to make sure it's what you really want to do. Make sure you choose the right surgeon too so that you'll be happy with the results.
Skin Firming Products
Another option is to use different beauty products that might help you tone your skin. For example, a collagen cream will help to replenish the collagen in your skin, which helps to keep it firm. Mineral or salt scrubs can also be a solution to sagging skin, possibly by increasing the blood flow. You can find creams designed to tighten your skin too.
So that's some of my tips and alternatives
What's your secret?