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WILL I HAVE LOOSE SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS?

This is a very common concern for girls who have many kilos to lose. I have had clients who started their journey afraid to lose weight because of the visual distraction of loose skin.

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First of all, please realize that loose skin is a small price to pay for exponentially increased health, vitality, mobility and wellness.

There are a few factors that may affect whether you'll have excess skin and how much loose skin you'll get after losing weight.

Girls who are smokers may be at higher risk for loose skin. So quitting your cigarette habit may be help decrease your risk.

In addition, slow, steady weight loss can help prevent loose skin because it gives the skin more time to regain elasticity and recover. Quick weight loss, on the other hand, can make loose skin more common.

Age is another factor. Older people (generally 50 years and over) are at higher risk for getting loose skin after weight loss because their skin is less elastic and less able to recover from the change in size.

And of course, the amount of weight you lose matters as well. But you wouldn't want to end your journey to a healthy weight simply to avoid loose skin.  

HOW TO PREVENT LOOSE SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

In some cases, excess skin can be prevented or minimized.

Drink enough water. And by this I mean water, not bottled drinks. You have likely heard that nearly all liquids are great for hydration; that is an outright lie. Water, pure water, really is the elixir of life. 

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Exercise is one of the best ways to deal with it. It's not perfect, but it helps to tighten both the muscle and the skin.

There are certain forms of exercise that are better for you if you are overweight.  It's generally best to start slow and gradually increase your workload as your fitness level improves.

Add strength-training workouts to shape and tone the muscles and flexibility exercises to keep your joints limber and comfortable.  If you're short on time, combine into a circuit style workout to make your sessions more efficient.

This is exactly the type of exercises you will find in my 12 Week Fitness Guide.

As fatty tissue shrinks you will see your new figure unfold – toned, lean, and powerful. The difficulty and intensity of each workout gradually increases allowing you to stay motivated and rewarded with greater results!

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Lastly, be patient. Your body is a marvellously developed machine that knows exactly what to do for you more often than not. If you stay hydrated and eat foods that provide the nutritional building blocks your metabolism requires, while avoiding foods that contain toxic chemicals that do not belong in a body, you will see results over a period of months.

With love,

Mila

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