Losing Weight Without Gaining Excess Skin

A sliced apple.If you’ve known anyone who’s lost a great deal of weight rapidly, then you know that the excess skin that sticks around can be unpleasant and unattractive. Here’s how you can lose 40, 50, or even 100 pounds without carrying around excess skin.

Step One- Go Slow

The best way to reduce the skin on your body is to lose weight slowly. You didn’t gain it all in a day and it will take some time to lose it. Instead of trying to get the weight off as quickly as possible, focus on losing no more than one to two pounds a week. This will give your skin time to adjust to the weight loss.

Step Two- Eat a Healthy Diet

A balanced diet is crucial for people who are trying to lose a large amount of weight. It may be tempting to go on a fad diet, but if you’re going to be dieting for more than a couple of weeks, you need to choose a diet that you can live with and that provides you with plenty of antioxidants, proteins and healthy oils.A loofah, a sponge and some washcloths.

Step Three- Exfoliate Like Crazy

Brushing the skin with a brush or using a loofah will keep your skin exfoliated and increase your circulation. This means that nutrients get brought to the skin and collagen and elastin are improved, which is vital for weight loss.

Step Four- Treat Yourself to Hands-On Care

Massage and chiropractic care can actually improve your chances of avoiding excess skin while dieting. Massage and chiropractic improve the circulation in your skin and rejuvenate its surface. Talk to your chiropractor about the effects of chiropractic care on skin and don’t forget to book a weekly massage with your masseuse.

The key to effective and lasting weight loss is to take your time and respect your body. Follow these four steps and you’ll be assured of safe weight loss that lasts.



Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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