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How do I avoid loose skin.

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Posted by SueE on 6 years ago Hi - I have watched FS&ND and though both Joe and Phil have lost large amounts of weight they don't seem to have loose skin from the rapid weight loss. I am wondering whether it's because of the exercise or whether the nutrition they have been absorbing counteracts it. I'd be grateful to know how I can counteract this before starting my reboot (planning 60 days) on 1st September. Many thanks and good luck to everyone who is on this journey. Sue

This topic contains 7 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by simmsbrooks 6 years ago.

Replies To How do I avoid loose skin.

  • MissOktoberfist

    6 years ago
    I was wondering the same thing... hope someone answers!! ;)
  • George Vermillion

    6 years ago
    I'm sure it's the nutrition. Everybody I know whose lost a lot, still has skin that fits... The exercise also helps.
  • SueE

    6 years ago
    Thanks George - that was making me wonder. I have a friend who lost a lot of weight rapidly on one of the plans that I wouldn't touch with a barge pole and she could grab handfuls of skin. She also went to the gym which didn't seem to help either. I saw some posts of yours on another thread and would appreciate coming to you for some advice from time to time. So there you have it MissOktoberfist - we don't have to go baggy! lol Take care and thanks again. Sue
  • evnoriega

    6 years ago
    Great question! I was wondering the same thing. I on the contrary thought that Joe and Phil did have loose skin. At least from the couple of times I have watched the video; to me it looked like they had loose skin. Mmm how can I put it LOL it looked like they had floppy "man boobs" and and also extra skin around belly area. Either way I would really like to know if people are experiencing loose skin. I've heard that the best way is to ensure the weight loss is slow, exercise and keeping skin hydrated. But I'm no expert and I would love someone to chime in.
  • Missjulesdid

    6 years ago
    The longer you've been fat, the more likely you are to have loose skin. The OLDER you are the more likely you are to have loose skin. There is also a genetic component. Some people just have more elasticity than others... nutrition helps, but honestly if you've been fat for a long time, you're getting on in years and you've got the wrong genes, brace yourself for some extra skin. Also EXERCISE DOES NOT TIGHTEN SKIN. What's under the skin might look better with exercise, but it's not going to change the size or elasticity of your skin.
  • simmsbrooks

    6 years ago
    You actually can change the elasticity of your skin. Just like in our faces the skin over the rest of our body produces collegen and elastin. The cells that produce the two are called Fibroblasts. There are processes by which sluggish Fibroblasts can be, in effect, turned back on. When that happens it has a cinching affect on the skin. One of the ways to do this is with Lymph drainage. You can have manual lymphatic drainage where a massage therapist uses a technique to move the lymph or and better for loose skin, you can have mechanical lymphatic drainage. The mechanical lymphatic drainage uses a series of suction cups that act on the dermal layers both on the top and below, internally. THIS process activates Fibroblasts to create collegen and elastin. People that are loosing weight, exercising and using a process such as this will find that they do not have the same loose skin problem. And an added benefit of Mechanical Lymph Drainage is if you have stretch marks from gaining weight - the process will smooth those marks. A stretch mark after all is a breaking on the collegen fibers. - Signed, Your friendly Aesthetician and Lymph Drainage Practitioner... Reach out to me if you want to know more.

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