Weight Loss and Loose Skin:
It is believed that if you starve yourself and do just cardio you will lose weight.
By doing this you won’t just lose fat, You will lose your muscle too.
Losing muscle leads to the soft “skinny fat” look that you see with your clothes on, but when your clothes are off you see the excess skin.
If you want to look lean and athletic, you need to go beyond weight loss and start thinking about building muscle.
You do not have to go to the extreme, but gaining even small amounts of muscle will tighten the skin.
This goes beyond the skinny fat dilemma, it relates directly to loose skin.
Fat and muscle are what press up against your skin and keep it from hanging loosely. If you lose a significant amount of both fat and muscle, your skin loses its underlying support and can only go limp.
Gaining muscle is an extremely effective strategy for combating loose skin.
You need something to fill the void that is contributing to the loose skin problem and muscle building is ideal.
This advice applies to both people that have already lost a lot of weight and those that are just beginning.
- If you’ve already lost weight and are now stuck with loose skin, you should start resistance training to build muscle.
- If you’re just starting your journey, make sure you include resistance training in your weight loss regimen.
Remember to keep hydrated. Water is a crucial component of maintaining skin elasticity. From both food and drink, you should be taking in at least two litres of water each day.