Loose skin is a common problem many people face after weight loss. Here’s how to know if it’s loose skin or fat.
Loose skin is a common problem for people who lose a lot of weight. It’s often the result of losing fat and muscle mass, which causes the skin to hang and fold over on itself. While it’s impossible to avoid loose skin entirely, there are ways to reduce it so you can look more toned and fit in your clothes.
The first step for reducing loose skin is to get rid of any excess fat in the area where you want tighter skin. You can do this with diet, exercise and healthy eating habits — but if you’re serious about getting rid of loose skin, there’s one thing you should never do: starve yourself!
Starving yourself will only make your loose skin worse because it will lead to rapid weight loss that results in an unhealthy body composition (in other words, too much fat and not enough muscle). This type of rapid weight loss will also increase your risk for gallstones and other health problems — which isn’t worth it just so you can have smaller thighs or arms!
Last modified: October 11, 2022