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Weight Loss, Excess Skin
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I have been on a whole foods, paleo type of diet since January, following a 'whole 30' elimination. I feel fantastic, have worked out a whole stack of food intolerances on top of gluten and lost 25 pounds.

I have about 50lbs more to go, but I have noticed that my skin is starting to look a bit papery and saggy under my chin (s!) and on my tummy.

Does anyone have any advice on minimizing skin sagging?

I am in my 40s (I didn't seem to have this when I lost weight in my 30s...).

Any ideas or experience gratefully received :)

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Only thing I know is plenty of water, exercise and exfoliliate in the shower with a good scrubbie or loofa sponge to stimulate the skin.

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I've always heard that's more likely to happen if the weight loss is fast. And 30 lbs since Jan. 2013 is fast. Perhaps it will firm up?

Are you exercising to tone muscle? That can help sometimes, depending on where it's at.

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That is true . I lost 80 pounds once and it did firm up over time

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Thank you both, that's reassuring it should firm up.

I was keen to lose more quickly, but my dietician said I am doing about right. If it minimizes sag I will keep it steady. I am exercising, but want to leave it a bit longer before toning so I don't tone over too much fat!

Mw

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Thank you both, that's reassuring it should firm up.

I was keen to lose more quickly, but my dietician said I am doing about right. If it minimizes sag I will keep it steady. I am exercising, but want to leave it a bit longer before toning so I don't tone over too much fat!

Mw

Exercise will only help. It will help you lose inches, not necessarily weight, especially if your muscles were atrophied.

Just don't over exercise any one group.

One thing I've learned is your body is your body - if your butt is big there's nothing that will change it - so tone the hell out of it and stick it out there and shake it.

Bras - don't get me started. Losing weight/toning changes everything, all the time. Apparently I have one if the most difficult chests on the planet. If you need help just let me know, I think I've got a phd in bra fitting at this point. A properly fitted bra can take 10 lbs off instantly; however, finding that bra isn't always easy!

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I know when Angela Stokes lost her weight it took a long time for her skin to recover, She seems pretty tight now, I've seen pictures of her wearing singlets lately but it took a long time and she's on a fairly extreme diet not many others could maintain.

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Thanks all

Haha on bras! I do keep changing shape as well as size, and seem to lose inches before pounds. I managed to lose 6 inches of my bra size without going down a cup size. (Shrinking a bit now, saggy cup alert!)

I am trying not to think about what 2 pregnancies and c-sections did to my tum (but you know those full cake size muffin style molds?)

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Haha on bras! I do keep changing shape as well as size, and seem to lose inches before pounds. I managed to lose 6 inches of my bra size without going down a cup size. (Shrinking a bit now, saggy cup alert!)

I am trying not to think about what 2 pregnancies and c-sections did to my tum (but you know those full cake size muffin style molds?)

Yes, I do!

I have tried 2 dozen bras and still looking for a good fit. I bet you do need to remeasure for bras.

I like boy shorts to keep my muffin "contained".

Toning muscles will help. Alas, age and experience do catch up with us.

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