National Healthy Skin Month on November, 2017: Help rid excess skin?
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Hello. Congrats on the weight loss. The common belief is that excess skin cannot be "fixed" by exercise. This is true but NOT always. I have lost 330 lbs naturally. I now live a life that is centered around healthy eating and exercise. I still have extra skin. However, when I first started trying to "work off" the extra skin, it was much much worse than it is now. When standing, I had spare-tire skin that hung down on the tops of my upper thighs. I don't have the money to get cosmetic surgery. That was never an option. Over the course of 5 years, I have worked diligently to be the best me that I can be. I eat right; I do cardio 5-6 days per week and I lift weights 2 days per week. Consistency will be the key to your success. Making your extra skin look better is TOTALLY doable. You've done a great job! Keep up the good work.
The way your excess skin reacts is due to a few things: primarily age, genes and how far it has been stretched. When skin becomes stretched too far, it becomes scar tissue. In this case, the skin will never quite be the same. It's like crumpling up a piece of aluminum foil and then trying to flatten it out again and make it wrinkle free. :) It's unfortunate because you might have abs of steel but you can't really see them unless you pull the excess skin up or back. If you are expecting to have the abs of one of those guys in the magazines, you will have to have surgery to get rid of the skin...but you are trading the skin for scars that WILL show. If you have a more realistic attitude, and you don't care about looking like a calendar hunk, hang in there; keep eating right; do cardio; and weight training exercises. Slow and steady always wins the race. You have done what SOooo many people can't. You are awesome!
If I can help you in any other way, please email me. I have earned several national fitness certifications and I'm a personal trainer. CONGRATS!!!
You know how for each month, it is known as "...Awareness Month"? What is each month?
KICK BUTT DAY
Tobacco Free Program for kids
Cancer Awareness Week
World NO Tobacco Day
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Healthy Lung Month
Healthy body image idea?
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You should have no problem losing more fat. However, you need to be careful to not lose too much. As a growing teen, you should keep 20% body fat whether or not you happen to like how it appears on your body. The most economical way to do that is to buy some skin fold calipers and learn how to take the measurements.
You'll need to buy some calipers like this --> or this --> .
Then follow the instructions that come with the calipers or use a website like this ---> or this --> .
Measuring body fat with calipers is tricky and requires some practicing until you begin to get consistent and accurate measurements. Obese people can't expect good results from using this method. Don't expect extreme accuracy because there is not accurate way to measure body fat. Using calipers in the best way possible should get you within 3-5% of your actual body fat percent.
Also, don't focus too much on the numbers without a good reason. How much body fat you have is not about numbers. It's about how you look and how you feel. Ultimately those will be the determining factors.
For more information, go here -->
Big kudos for losing the fat but be careful to not overshoot your goal only to find out you've developed an eating disorder. Many anorexics have started just like you and so have many very fit normal people.
• Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness.
• A study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 – 10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease; 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30 – 40% ever fully recover
• About 8 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder (does not include over eaters)
• 0.5% of American women suffers from anorexia.
• 2.5% of American women suffers from bulimia.
• 1.1% - 4.2% of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
• About 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa.
• Studies indicate that by their first year of college, 4.5 to 18% of women and 0.4% of men have a history of bulimia.
Here are some links you may find useful. The websites have loads of information for you.
• NEDA Helpline 1-800-931-2237 (9-5 Eastern Time Weekdays only)
• NEDA Website -->
• NEDA Video -->
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Here's an excellent website for you. Be sure to bookmark it and use it. It's been recommended by the people your doctor listens to, US National Institute of Health, and has tons of information about your growing and changing body. -->
Good luck and good health!!