If you’ve made the decision to lose weight and start a new training program or diet plan, then good on you. This decision will help you to get much more out of life as you feel more healthy and vibrant and as you gain increased confidence and vitality. It will take a lot of dedication and work, but once the pounds start falling off the reward will be more than worth it.
That said though, there is also still a price to pay when you lose that much weight and despite all your good work you should prepare for things not to go perfectly right away. The problem you see is that weight loss itself can have unwanted side effects – particularly when you lose a lot in one go. Among the most notable of these unwanted side effects are things like baggy, loose skin and stretch marks that will be left behind from the weight loss. It’s unfortunate, but these unsightly blemishes can serve as a permanent physical reminder of your old weight that prevents you from really enjoying your improved fitness.
But that’s not to say there’s nothing you can do about it. If you are prepared and if you’re willing to put in a little more work then these problems are just new challenges for you to overcome. Here we will look at how you can do just that…
Avoid Fad Diets
Avoiding fad diets is absolutely crucial if you want to lose weight healthily and without unwanted lasting effects. Fad diets promise quick results, but this comes at the cost of sustainability and good health. Not only will losing weight that quickly potentially leave you with various deficiencies, but it will also leave you with more baggy, left over skin as the weight falls off you more rapidly than the skin can keep up. Chances are that your weight will shoot back up soon after anyway so make sure to diet instead the way that you know is more healthy and logical – by just eating a little less.
There are various creams that can help to give your skin back its buoyancy and even hide some of those stretch marks. Bio Oil is reportedly very effective at removing stretch marks thanks to its ability to penetrate deeper into the subdermal layers of skin.
If you lose a lot of weight and have baggy skin left over then there’s always the option to fill it with something else – that being muscle. By building your pecs up and your biceps you can tighten the skin but in a much more desirable way.
And of course laser treatment is also an option. Unlike other painful cosmetic procedures, a laser treatment is relatively non-invasive and won’t cause you too much discomfort. At the same time though it will still be enough to tighten up your skin over a few sessions or to hide those stretch marks. Lose weight in a slow and safe manner, replace fat with muscle to minimise the damage, then use laser treatments to polish off any marks that do remain.