All that hard work to lose that weight paid off and you have achieved your desired number on the scale.
However, there is one problem- that loose, saggy skin hanging on to your body.
If you have no problem with how your body looks, then go for it! but if you are looking for some tips and tricks on how to tighten that loose skin then look no further because you have landed on the right spot.
Here, you will get to know that magic formula on how to tone your body post weight loss and do not worry, it is not rocket science. In fact, you will be amazed at how achievable it actually is.
So let us go!
How To Tone Your Body After Weight Loss?
Drink lots of water
Yes, staying hydrated is not only important for our over-all general healthy well-being, but it is also very essential when it comes to taking care of our skin. The majority of our skin cells are made up of water, so drink at least two liters of water every day. This is help tighten and smoothen your skin. Water will flush out all the toxins from your body, which will result in beautiful, healthy skin.
Strength training is very important when it comes to toning and tightening that loose skin. When we lose weight and the fats are gone, a space in our skin is left, which results in saggy skin. Replacing that space by building muscle will tighten the skin, which will over-all tone the body.
Eat your fruits and veggies
Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants. They are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which can help in tightening your skin post weight loss. The more varieties of fruits and vegetables you add on your diet, the better.
Moisturize and massage your skin
Moisturize and massage your skin using good moisturizers and body oils available in the market or you can use herbal oils as well. Coconut, almond, olive oil will moisturize and help in tightening loose skin.
You can massage the problem area yourself or ask someone to do it for you at home or you can always go to a spa. Massage your skin slowly in a circular motion using massage oil daily and you will see your skin tightening in no time.
The biggest mistake we commit when we lose weight is, we stop exercising. Even if we lose weight, it is important to continue exercising, as it will not only help in not gaining weight again but also keep our body toned. Follow a healthy diet and continue to exercise to keep your weight in check.
Say ‘goodbye’ to cigarettes
If you do not smoke, then good for you, keep that up. However, if you like to take a puff or two, then is high time that you completely stop smoking.
It is a scientific fact that smoking affects the elasticity of the skin, other than causing cancer.
So if you want your skin to glow and to stay healthy, then say sayonara to cigarettes.
Say ‘hello’ to protein
Protein keeps your skin wrinkle free and elastic, besides other benefits.
So make sure that your body gets enough protein intake from time to time. Foods such as eggs, yogurt, chicken breast, milk, etc., are high in protein.
Protein will help you build more muscle and lose fat. It also will keep you feel fuller for a longer period.
Surgery should be the last resort if you have been unsuccessful even after trying all the methods to tighten your skin and tone your body.
However, surgery can be expensive and may leave you with scars in your skin if you really want to go for it, consult your doctor first.
Just remember that even after plastic surgery, you will regain your weight if you do not keep your diet in check. So follow a healthy diet and exercise to stay fit.
At the end of the day, no matter what we do, if we do not love our body, then nothing will seem to work. There will always be one thing or the other to complain about.
True beauty is all about who you are on the inside not what we see on the outside.
Love yourself and your body.