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Keep your skin healthy and tight while losing weight

Updated on April 17, 2011

How to Keep Skin Firm While Losing Weight?

Some people get frustrated of having sagged skin after losing weight, especially when they lose weight quickly. What should we do to avoid being left with slim body and sagged skin?

There are few things we should learn before we start any weight loss regimen. Most of us focus on weight loss and watch the pounds they lose every week, but they get shocked when they notice their skin problem.

Here are some tips that might help you keeping your skin tight as you’re losing weight:

  1. Try to follow a program that let you lose weight slowly but steadily, this will enable skin to sustain its natural elasticity with weight loss.
  2. Regular exercising using free weights will help in building muscles that give meaning to your body and prevents skin sagging due to lack of muscle tone
  3. You need to eat enough protein to prevent muscle loss as body can start to eat its own muscle to get the protein it needs and that causes muscle loss and leads to loose skin.
  4. Drink plenty of water to help hydrating your skin and keeping it enviable.
  5. Eat frequent meals through the day. That will provide your body with constant nutrition and to prevent hungers.
  6. Eat food from all food groups and don’t eliminate carbohydrates and fats from your meals. Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats.
  7. Eat a portion of sweet potato daily as sweet potato helps tighten skin.


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    • kafsoa profile image

      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thank you zanin, yes this is an issue for many people especially when they follow harsh program.

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      zanin 6 years ago from London, England

      Excellent topic, Kafsoa. Many people have this problem. Have added this to my profile of favourite hubs. Voted -up. p.s. read this a while back but never got round to leaving a comment. Thanks. Nina

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Yes, nothing can replace regular water. You can bake sweet potato without peeling. just brush it very well and wrap it with aluminum foil and bake it for around 30 minutes in a 350F oven it's really delicious even when it cools down ;)

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 6 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      Great info! I just discovered that selza water is not a good substitute for regular water ... it leaves one bloated.

      Yummy! I an only too happy to eat more sweet potatoes. Thanks dear for the useful info.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks for the sweet comment joinsky:)

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      joinsky 6 years ago

      really short but very huge hub and needed. so nice

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Sorry guys remove don't as you're reading my prev. comment :) Thank you thehemu.

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      thehemu 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      short but very nice hub.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      This hub is very short but focused, as I believe people don't like to get information they need without spinding much time reading ;)