How to Avoid Having Loose Skin After Losing Weight

You finally worked up the drive that you need to lose that weight that you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to lose for the last couple months. You begin hitting the treadmill and eating fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Your progress begins to show on the scale, but then your friend tells you something that makes you a bit leery of losing this weight. They tell you that people who lose weight end up with saggy skin, which you think kind of defeats the purpose of losing the weight in the first place. Lucky for you, there are ways to lose weight without ending up with loose skin.

Lose the Weight Slowly

It can be tempting to lose the weight as fast as you possibly can so that you can begin seeing results right away, but losing weight too fast is one of the biggest reasons that people end up with loose skin after shedding their weight. Your skin will not have enough time to adjust to the weight loss. It’s important to keep your weight loss slow and steady. Experts recommend that you do not lose more than one or two pounds a week.

Brush Your Skin

This may sound weird, but brushing your skin before you shower with a soft boar bristle brush will help to exfoliate your skin. It will also increase the circulation in your skin, which will bring vital nutrients to your skin to help to improve the collagen and elastin in your skin. This will make your skin more resilient as you lose your weight.
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Swim For Better Heart Health

swimming

For those who want to have their exercise routine help maintain a healthy heart, consider the pool. Swimming is a great way to get yourself in shape, which will translate into a heart that has to work less during everyday life. Here are some things to consider:

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20 Slow-Carb Meal Ideas (Photos)

This was at Applebees. Smart choices are available when we want them!

One of the most difficult challenges folks seem to run into while working out their slow-carb diet is coming up with things to eat. It seems that the things people go to always is eggs, spinach, and lentils for breakfast and some ground beef, beans, and broccoli for lunch and dinner.

But if more is what you’re after, but you’re still having trouble coming up with ideas, here are some photos of actual slow-carb meals I’ve prepared (or my wife has prepared) to give you inspiration.

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Introducing the Slow-Carb Meal Planner

The Slow-Carb Meal Planner

Meal planning is critical to success on any type of diet, but it takes time. You have to sit down and actually think about what you’re going to eat for an entire week, and then you have to write up a shopping list. For busy people like you, it’s tough to take that time. I’ve created a service just for you.

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Slow-Carb Diet Tips: Managing Dinner Out With Friends

Dinner out with friends

You finally get a hold of your habits, you’re making good strides, you’ve finally been able to stick to the plan for the first time in a long time. And then someone invites you over for dinner, and it’s not on your “free” day. What do you do?

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