For some women when they lose their weight they have to deal with loose skin. One of the most common area of concern is the arm. Come on we have all heard the term “bat wings” right?
Loose skin can be distracting, embarrassing, and honestly irritating, not just mentality wise. It can cause skin infections, rashes and back pain.
Here are some factors that we should go over first:
We all know each person is different therefore their body will have a different response. For some the skin will tighten back, while others may need surgery. When you lose weight slowly you are giving your body a better chance to bounce back by letting it adapt and for the muscle you are building to help fill in space. This is a little bit of the reason why we recommend 1 - 2 pounds a week for weight loss.
Here are some little tidbits:
If you can grab more than a few millimeters of skin then there’s more fat to lose
That doesn’t mean you don’t have excess skin, but until you burn away the majority of the fat it’s covering, the skin on top is not going to tighten–it will continue its sad, droopy existence.
When it comes using body fat percentages to gauge if you should have surgery. Most doctors will advise men to be at or below 10%, women at or below 20%. Now that being said most doctors will want you to maintain that weight for 6 months to a year before looking at doing surgery.
Consume whole nutritious foods - (Carbs, Protein and Healthy Fats)
Maybe even consider supplementing with collagen and gelatin, talk with a registered dietitian or doctor before starting.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.