Saturday, January 31, 2009

Extra skin from weight loss?

okay so i used 2 be about 10 years old and weighed 140lbs and was about 4'10 or 4'11 and then i was 12 160lbs and about 5'0 then 13 170lbs 5'3 then 14 5'7 160lbs and i kinda lost that weight from getting sick but i still worked out and now im 5'10 145 lbs and 15 years old and i work out decently like for about 3 months straghit ive been doing about 75 situps a day but when i sit down my stomach looks like just fat like it folds in alot so its like skin and it still has fat on it but i can strecht it about 2- 2.5 inches and i was just wondering is it fat or extra skin and if so what can i do?? and also someone suggested pinching the skin? and taking cold baths? plz help thank you, ps i dont want to get any stupid diet pill info im not fat

Answer on Extra skin from weight loss?

Water helps maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss.

now is time to do stretch exercises so your body will absorb this skin back in. do some research--i like to ask dr oz on the oprah website.

Helpful hints in losing weight?

Hey, I am an 18 year old guy and currently overweight. I started a low-carb diet about a month and a half ago and beginning the diet I weighed 227 lbs and I am 5'6. I have lost 32 lbs so far and now weigh 195. I recently started exercising as well because I plateaued at 30 lbs for about 5 days. I also recently added some fiber to my diet because I was lacking. I stay very true to this diet and drink a lot of water and only water. I was wondering if anyone had some helpful tips to losing weight and belly fat. I know about monounsaturated fats but have trouble finding low carbohydrate ones. I also don't eat fish but get as much protein as possible through meats and eggs and things of that sort. Thanks for any help!

Answer on Helpful hints in losing weight?

Change your lifestyle. If you’re calling this a “diet,” then you’re going to gain all the weight back (and more) within a few months of losing it. Diets do not work. Diets are temporary. When you change your dietary lifestyle, however, you’re changing your habits – and you’re putting yourself on track for long-term / continued success and weight maintenance. Don’t ever tell anybody you’re on a diet – ever. I’m speaking from experience, here – a reformed low-carber. Worked out well for a while, but ultimately failed because my entire lifestyle didn’t change (permanently).