How does one prevent flabby/loose skin after weight loss?

How does one prevent flabby/loose skin after weight loss?
I plan to go on a drastic exercise /diet regimen this summer in order to lose weight. However, I am afraid that I will be left with loose hanging flabby skin after the weight loss. Is there anything I can do to prevent this (other than cosmetic surgery to remove the skin)?

Suggestion by BabeHart
The faster you lose, the greater your chances of being left with lose skin…your body can’t keep up with extreme weight loss…slow is the key. I dropped 90 lbs a few years ago, in less than 6 months…clothed i look great, naked is another story…I’ve got loose skin on my belly, upper thighs, buttocks, and upper arms…not sexy…at my age (45) surgery is the only option…thankfully it’s not extreme…I just avoid certain positions when unclothed… ☺♥☻

Suggestion by ~*RAWK PRINZZEZZ*~
I feel ur worries – bec. I lost some weight and have a bit of loose skin and there’s not much I can do now- cuz no matter what I do I do not see anything working. In order to not end up where I am- u need to and MUST lose weight SLOWLY- this allows skin to heal naturally and won’t end up loose and saggy. Eat every kind of food in proportion, do not exclude any food group. Drink plenty of water and stay away from Soda and Smoking. Exercise helps- A LOT!! And eat lots of milk (dairy stuff) and meat. GOOD LUCK!

Suggestion by B
depending on how much weight you are going to loose, if its over 200lbs, your probally going to have loose skin. what you can do is try to prevent it, so loose weight slowly, no more then 2lbs a week. build muscles, 5 lbs of muscle is 3 times smaller in volume then 5 lbs of fat. shower 1+time a day, then apply a moistureizer.

Measure your food and make a food journal. At least do it for one day. Make a chart, write down each food, how much calories was in it, fat, sugar, sodium… for the amount you ate. Then at the end of the day, add up all the fats, sugars, sodium, calories… to see the total for the day. Don’t count the sugar in fruits and veggies, only count added sugars.
45 to 65 percent of your calories should come from complex carbohydrates, 20 to 35 percent should come from fat, and 10 to 35 percent from protein.
Eat healthy varieties of 2cup fruits, 3cup veggies, grains (make ½+ of your grains, whole grains) 4-8oz, meats/raw nuts/beans 6.5oz, dairy3cups. 6+ meals, 2-3hours apart. Eat 1gram protein times your body weight. So if you weigh 100lbs, you eat 100grams protein daily. Drink 2+cups water per hour.
Added Sugar= no more then 10 teaspoons (40grams) of sugar at 2000cal diet per day. No more then 15teaspoons (60grams) of sugar at 2500cal diet per day. 1teaspoon=4grams and 16 calories of sugar.
No more then 2.3g salt a day. (2300mg)(1 teaspoon of table/iodized salt)
Fat= 20-35%of calories. 73g 2200cal diet, 93g 2800cal diet. Multiply day’s cals by .30 for cals from fat/day. 2200cal times .30=660cals from fat. Divide cal from fat per day by 9(each gram fat has 9cal) to get g of fat /day. 660cal from fat divide by 9=73. Total fat 65g for 2000cal/day. 80g total fat for 2500cal/day.
Saturated fat less then 10% of cals. 20-g for 2000cal/day. 25-g for 2500/day.
Cholesterol less then daily value 300mg/day on nutrition facts. =this will help you for things you eat the don’t have nutrition facts.

lift heavy weights 3 days a week. Different muscle group each day. Cardio 3-7days a week. Warm up 5+min. then, stretch 5+mins, then do high intensity cardio(like sprinting) 1hour, or heavy weights/intense body weight exercises, for 50min-1hour, then stretch for 1+hour. do sets until failure, do bout 1-10reps and bout 4 sets, if you can do more then you need heavier weights. If you are unable to do full range of motion in the exercise, then the weight is too heavy.
Its good to have sore muscles the next day, the pain may last a week+. It’s best to work the muscle hard one day, then give it a week+ to repair and grow. If the muscles are not in pain, then work it. If the muscle is in pain from the previous day-week, then don’t work it. Warm up 5+ min, then stretch the sore muscles, along with whole body, 1+hour a day, but don’t do intense exercises that would over work the sore muscles.
Don’t lock your joints during exercises, keep knees slightly bend, do exercises slowly and focus on form. If you feel joint pain, then stop, recheck your form, if you still feel joint pain, then stop and give yourself a rest.

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What are some great weight loss and exercise tips?
Hello everyone,
I am looking for great workout and diet plan to help me succeed in my weight loss journey. Please inform me of any or everything you know. Also I have alot of belly fat that i am really trying to get rid of, if you know anything that help in that area please let me know. Thanks in Advance

Suggestion by NYC Guru
Lets be honest, everyone gets ambitious and wants to lose weight. The trick is being disciplined. I would strongly recommend PX90 but if you are new to working out, I would do the following:
Diet: Cut out fast food especially anything fried. Stay away from carbs. Eat anything natural. Read labels and stay away from any trans or saturated fats. Exercise: Find a sport you like. Working out sucks and doing a sports makes it fun. Run, basketball, tennis, swimming, anything!

Doing both at the same time, you will lose weight.

Suggestion by Jimmy
don’t eat anything you KNOW you shouldn’t (not hard to figure out). you should also have at least 30 min of cardio at least six days a week. this needs to be followed by 10 minutes of arm, Abs, or glutes working. hope this helps. When you really just look at it, it’s a pretty simple process to understand. Not one to do! Stick with this and you should turn this around!
P.S. I have to disagree with NYC guru. Working out doesn’t have to suck! whenever i feel tired or gross, working out releases enzymes in your brain to make you feel happy and actually MORE awake! its awesome! dont give up though. it will be a long, hard process, but it can also be an enjoyable one!!!

Suggestion by Stephanie
If you have tried out fitness centers or weight loss plans, you have probably struggled with finding the time to lose weight. If so, you are not alone. Almost everyone I have known has at one point said “I just don’t have time!”

So here are a few helpful tips to help you find little areas of time to exercise in the midst of your very busy life.

One thing that has been extremely helpful with me and my fitness goals has been to write down exactly how I spend my time during my week. I don’t only mean home or at work, but everything that you do during the day weather it be big or small, it all adds up! For example, I noticed that during a one day of the week I was watching television for three hours, and on another night I was browsing the internet for a several hours, not really accomplishing anything. Does that ever happen to you?

I swear that even if you have the busiest of schedules, if you do this exercise you will find plenty of time you never even knew you had!

Another thing you can do to acquire more time to accomplish your weight loss goals is to begin with small time increments. For example, at first try incorporating 15 minutes of exercise into everyday, then make it 30 minutes next week and so on. Gradually increase the amount of time spent working out and soon you’ll find that it will just become part of your daily routine.

Remember that when finding time for weight loss it is up to make it work. If you truly want to make it happen you can do it no matter what your schedule looks like!

There is a weight loss group that is now allowing a few people in to try their program where you can lose 25 pounds in just a month.

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4 Responses to How does one prevent flabby/loose skin after weight loss?

  1. Keebs September 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    try the galvanic spa. Seems to do miracles for skin.

  2. Vidya September 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    The answer to your question is you should lose weight at a gradual pace so you are not left with too much of loose skin. Secondly once you are going through your weight loss regime you should apply an anti-cellulite oil which helps to remove the flab and tone the skin. You can also take some therapies at a salon to tighten the skin. instead of going for a surgery.

  3. KozmoKat September 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Hello Izabela,

    If you don’t want to have a flabby/loose skin after weight loss, you should loss weight little by little. What I mean is don’t plan to loss weight rapidly.

    You can do cardio exercises, it will juice up your metabolism even after you have completed your
    workout. What this means, is that your body will continue to burn body fat hours after you have
    left the gym. You can walk for 5 minutes or so, then break into some jogging for another 5 minutes or so. Then, walk briskly again until you have caught your breath and then sprint for a minute before you walk again. From this point, simply alternate your running and walking for the
    next 15 minutes until you are finished.

    One of the best things about cardio is the more you do it, the more energy you’ll have. Cardio
    will help you to burn calories, although its more useful for keeping your energy levels high.

    And with regards to your diet make sure to eat at least some healthy fats in most of your meals. Eating enough healthy fats is very important for maintaining proper fat burning and muscle building hormone levels in your body. Adequate healthy fats in your diet also helps in keeping your appetite under control.Try to eat a high quality protein source with each meal and snack that you eat. Quality proteins from grass-fed meats, grass-fed raw dairy, and even from plant sources such as nuts and beans provides good appetite suppression so you can control your calorie intake easier.

    And Don’t forget to have enough sleep and drink plenty of water..

  4. Kamal September 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    There is really nothing to worry about. The hanging skin after losing fat mass is usually the result of cellulite. You’ll need to flush out the toxins with a good detox regimen if the hanging skin appears at all.
    Usually a good weight loss regimen takes care of everything and you’ll cellulite as well as fat mass simultaneously. Good luck on your quest for weight loss.

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