Loose Skin Issues As I Lose Weight

I am 58 years old and have yo-yo dieted all my life.  I recently got serious about my body and started eating healthy foods and weight training as well as doing cardio. I lost 25 lbs and want to lose 10 more and KEEP it off! My problem is, my skin sags! I have loose skin around my waist that looks like a pouch and my arms and back skin sag as well. It looks awful! What can I do to improve the elasticity and get rid of the pouches? I love watching THE BIGGEST LOSER and I think they look amazing. Can you help me, please? Charlene M. [via Ask Questions]

You can try to improve the elasticity of your skin. The following posts explain what you can do to, so if you have not already, read the How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss and Get Rid Of Loose Skin After Weight Loss posts – but, unfortunately, there is not much you can do to make significant changes to the elasticity of your skin.

That having been said, I would not worry about having some loose skin. Focus on what is really important – i.e., perfecting your diet, exercise selection and making sure that you are making progress. The fact that you have already lost 25 pounds is great. Be proud of it! The most important thing is getting back to a healthy weight range. When it comes to getting in shape, it is very important to be consistent.

Do not rush things. Make incremental progress. When you focus on the positive, other things fall into place. Do not think about what you do not want. In other words, do not think about loose skin. Think about what you want. The rest will take care of itself.

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