Staying Toned After Weight Loss

Written by Michael Lewis

Staying Toned After Weight Loss ------------------------------- Following significant weight loss, it is vital to have an exercise routine to keep your muscles firm and help to tightenrepparttar skin. One ofrepparttar 137019 biggest drawbacks to significant weight loss isrepparttar 137020 flabby skin that is visible that often can take months to disappear.

Firstrepparttar 137021 pectoral muscles -------------------------- First of all, we recommend performing any exercise that worksrepparttar 137022 pectoral muscles will help tonerepparttar 137023 chest, but be careful not to do exercises that workrepparttar 137024 breasts directly. Breasts are not muscle tissue, they are fatty tissue, and therefore do not respond to weightlifting or resistance exercise of any type. In cases whererepparttar 137025 breasts are small, toningrepparttar 137026 pectoral muscles will liftrepparttar 137027 chest and possibly repparttar 137028 breasts along with it, but if there is a lot of breast tissue,repparttar 137029 exercises will not lift it. This tissue may disappear over time, or it may not. Your only option would be surgery.

How much will my skin tighten? ------------------------------ How much your skin will tighten depends on your age, length of timerepparttar 137030 skin was stretched and how much it was stretched, how much weight you lost (and to some degree how fast you lost it),repparttar 137031 amount of elastin in your skin, and genetics. Exercise can help as it will tightenrepparttar 137032 skin, plus it will tighten and tone muscles underrepparttar 137033 skin, which can have an affect on your appearance. We generally ask people to wait 8-12 months to see how muchrepparttar 137034 skin tightens. If after this timerepparttar 137035 skin is unacceptably loose, then surgery may need to be considered to correct it. In some of these cases, when it is deemed a health risk, insurance may coverrepparttar 137036 surgery.

What about my stomach? ---------------------- Forrepparttar 137037 stomach,repparttar 137038 bottom line to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. If you eat 2,000 calories in a day and only burn 1,500, you're going to gain weight. On repparttar 137039 other hand, if you eat 1,500 and burn 2,000, you'll be in caloric deficit by 500 calories. Given that scenario, at repparttar 137040 end ofrepparttar 137041 week, that would be 3,500 calories, and 3,500 calories equals one pound.

Diet and exercise ----------------- The combination of modifying your diet and exercise is a good plan. Aerobic exercise will burn lots of calories and help you stay healthy and fit (independent of body weight), and resistance exercise will tone, strengthen, and increase your muscle mass. More muscle mass is important for weight control because it isrepparttar 137042 engine on your body that burns calories. Not only that, but when you lose weight, you can lose up to 25% of your weight from muscle, so you want to keep as much of it as you can.

You'll Need Total Will Power To Undergo Weight Loss

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

How much will power does it take in order to go throughrepparttar torment of weight loss? Thoughrepparttar 136970 answer to weight loss varies from each individual, all it takes isrepparttar 136971 correct attitude, admitting to yourself that you do haverepparttar 136972 desire of letting loserepparttar 136973 unwanted pounds.

For years, people all over may have experiencedrepparttar 136974 defeat from their own lack of self-will, thinking that weight loss is not worthrepparttar 136975 pain. But does weight loss entirely has to be something mentally agonizing? It's almost like giving up onrepparttar 136976 concept of eating, but not torepparttar 136977 extreme like ending up being a bulimic. Just because you have to sacrifice yourself torepparttar 136978 task does not mean there should not be a compromise.

Food comes with all degrees of nutrition and calories, whether it would be whole wheat or white, non-fat to skim, dark meat or white meat, fried or boiled or even raw, food is indiscriminate to everyone on this planet. The ideal foods necessary for weight loss depends entirely on how much you can stuff yourself with. Soup and crackers are oftenrepparttar 136979 ideal foodstuff for a successful personal weight loss program, but if you happen to be food crazy could you stay a month eating savory hot water and dry bread? You do not have to punish your taste buds just because weight loss is all about sacrifice. Stories of even a five-hundred-pound plus man lost two-thirds of his body weight after having a diet of Subway sandwiches for months have inspired lots of people inrepparttar 136980 United States.

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