31 March 2016, 09:13
During weight loss, many people think only about one thing — to reduce weight at any cost. Unfortunately, the desire to lose weight quickly leads to the fact that extra pounds go away, and a new problem in the form of sagging skin appears. What are the reasons for such injustice and how to find a solution in this situation?
Problems with skin elasticity are especially noticeable after rapid weight loss. Some “lucky ones” manage to lose up to one or even more kilograms in just a week. Nutritionists emphasize that excess weight should disappear as slowly as it appears. But not everyone listens to the opinion of experts. Therefore, it is not surprising that immediately after losing weight, problems will appear not only of an external nature, but also of an internal one. In addition to sagging skin, problems with digestion and immunity may appear. In addition, after rapid weight loss, kilograms often return in excess.
In order for the skin to remain elastic, it is advisable to think about it during weight loss, and not after, experts say. Do not stick to “hard” diets. It is the one who loses weight due to the maximum restriction in food that will notice flabbiness of the skin faster. It is better to make it a rule to eat protein-rich foods with every meal. These products include: cottage cheese, lean meat, fish, poultry, etc. You need to add healthy fats to the diet: vegetable oils, nuts, fish. If every day the menu contains a norm of up to 30 grams of fat, the problem of dryness and elasticity of the skin will be solved as soon as possible.
One of the reasons for sagging skin may be such a favorite method of losing weight as burning excess fat by wrapping “problem areas” with cling film. This method is good for those whose excess weight is not too great. The fact is that thermal weight loss removes moisture from the body and, as a result, the skin sags. The more excess mass, the worse the visible effect will be. In addition, with age, the collagen fibers responsible for its firmness and elasticity weaken. Thus, the skin loses its elasticity. This process accelerates during weight loss. Therefore, it is so important to “exchange” body fat for muscle mass. For this, strength exercises that can be performed with dumbbells are suitable. Drink plenty of fluids, this will help maintain the moisture balance of the skin, which gives it elasticity. To stimulate blood circulation, a contrast or cold shower is well suited, and hot baths with sea salt are useful to remove harmful toxins from the body. It is useful to do peeling with scrubs. They will help exfoliate dead cells of the epidermis and will stimulate the growth of its new layers. This procedure can be carried out every other day or even daily. After peeling, the skin needs nutrition and hydration. To do this, select the appropriate cream, you can also use special lotions. And most importantly, remember: you need to lose weight with pleasure and benefit for the whole body!
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