Obesity is a negative state of both body and mind. Namely, being excessively overweight can make you look unsightly and unnatural. Moreover, it can make you prone to countless diseases, possibly affecting your heart and many other organs in your body. Therefore, losing weight is something you need to do for your own health.
Positive and Negative Outcomes
Basically, losing weight can free a person from numerous problems. For example, he/she can become much healthier once the pounds have been shed, being safe from the above mentioned diseases and conditions. Additionally, a person can find that losing weight has opened many new doors in one's life, increasing self-esteem and allowing one to feel and look better.
However, the same process of weight loss can lead to negative side-effects too. First of all, people who lose weight abruptly are prone to developing eating disorders which can further lead to malnutrition and health complications. Also, losing weight may result in stretch marks appearing on your skin. Ultimately, once the pounds are lost, the loose skin remains, being one of the greatest problems of this, otherwise positive, physical metamorphosis.
Dietitians and nutritionists can help people with eating problems overcome them, but loose skin on the arms, legs, abdomen, thighs and other body parts is something which needs special attention.
Tightening What's Loose
Our skin is a living, regenerating organ, being the largest one in our body. Therefore, by proper process of taking care of your skin, you can help it get tighter and better-looking.
The first change you need to make is to add coconut to your diet. Coconut contains enzymes and antioxidants which stimulate skin regeneration, among numerous other things. Also, coconut and other raw fruits are bound to keep toxins out of your body, protecting your skin from free radicals which tend to damage it. After all, people who live in tropical parts of the world usually have no sagging skin, regardless of their age. Thus, diet is the key.
Next, use aloe vera extract for stimulating collagen production in your skin, making it tighter and firmer. Aloe vera gels can be obtained over-the-counter and you are advised to use them topically.
Additionally, you may add yet another ingredient to your potion of youthful and tight skin. This is hyaluronic acid, cushioning and lubricating the skin tissues, repairing the cartilage, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Also, this acid will keep wrinkles at bay. The acid is found in animal joints and cartilage. Thus, you can boil these parts and use the water for soups, rice, potatoes and other, empowered meals.
Add magnesium to the combination through nuts, peanut butter, halibut, soybeans and spinach. Finally, soy protein, spirulina and yeast extract are all supplements which will do wonders for your skin.