You set weight loss goals. You commit to a diet that helps you cut calories. You workout and over time, you achieve your goals.
So why doesn’t your body look the way you thought it would?
Many people who lose significant amounts of weight are happy with the way they feel, but disappointed in the way they look. Specifically, they don’t like the sagging skin that often hangs around their lower backs, over their belts and under their arms.
Losing weight, it seems, often comes complete with loose skin, which can be difficult to get rid of without painful and expensive surgery.
But things aren’t always what they seem.
A lot of people who have experienced massive weight loss and think they have an excess of extra skin are actually seeing one last layer of fat, just under the skin, that can be difficult to get rid of.
Whether it’s excess skin or a last layer of fat, it can be frustrating—especially after you’ve worked so hard to achieve your goals. Hence, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with—and how to get rid of it.
It’s probably excess skin if:
- you only pinch a few millimeters of skin
- your body fat percentage is about 9 or 10 percent if you’re a man and about 17 or 18 percent if you’re a woman
- you notice that the area of concern looks extremely wrinkled, saggy and not at all taught.
If you have excess skin, there are several ways to address the issue, including surgery and building muscle beneath the skin.
On the other hand, you are dealing with a hard-to-get-rid-of layer of fat if:
- you can pinch more than a few millimeters of skin
- your body fat percentage is higher than what is listed above
- you notice that the areas of concern are saggy but not wrinkled.
If you are dealing with that final layer of fat, the best way to eliminate it is through a combination of cutting calories, exercise and weight training.
For more information about how you can achieve your ideal body, contact BeLite Weight today.