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Losing weight without getting flabby skin

Frau in Sportkleidung trinkt aus einer Flasche nach dem Fitnesstraining

There’s more than one way to lose weight. It’s not just about losing as many pounds as possible, but about having a great figure afterwards. You should pay a lot of attention to your skin. We will show you how to prevent sagging skin and strengthen your connective tissue.

Slower is better when losing weight. Crash diets just don’t work, at least not permanently. With a healthy diet you’ll notice that first, your body will gradually adjust to a new diet as you lose weight slowly, and second, your skin will lose less tension – it will not create unsightly skin flaps or dents. And one more thing you should keep in mind: no diet will help you without the necessary exercise and beauty program.

After all, the triad of lots of exercise, daily care and conscious nutrition definitely leads to a beautiful body contour and firmer skin: 

1. Exercise:

If you move a lot, you will be rewarded: the basis for firm skin and a body without cellulite is good circulation. Lots of fresh air and exercise stimulate the circulation and metabolism.

You should always take the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and go for a walk outside, even if it’s only 15 minutes to work and back every day. Especially from spring to autumn, cycle to work and appointments often, and do intensive endurance or strength training at least twice a week. It is important that connective tissue remains in motion and is used regularly. Swimming, Nordic walking, cycling and dancing are very effective in terms of achieving firm skin.

2. Care:

Proper body care can work wonders when it comes to smoothing out body contours while losing weight. It is the second most important component for firm skin after a lot of exercise. Beautifully cared-for skin always looks firmer and more attractive than skin that is not cared for. Creams, scrubs and massages can positively support the effects of exercise and a balanced diet.

  • Moisturizing:

Daily moisturizing – if possible, in the morning and in the evening – helps. We’re not even opposed to special anti-cellulite body lotions. They do not always get rid of the dimpled skin, but they do take care of the surface and thus simulate firm skin. Creams with glossy particles also simulate an even surface.

  • Massage:

Anyone who massages their legs, hips and abdomen every day will boost the skin’s metabolism. Massages stimulate blood circulation and ensure that fat burning is activated.

  • Body scrubs:

You should definitely include body scrubs in your skincare routine, such as every other day in the shower. This ensures a better micro-circulation in the tissue while also removing old skin cells. The skin will look much smoother and more delicate.

  • Showering:

Alternating cold-hot showers can also have a slightly firming effect, because the blood circulation and the fat metabolism are stimulated by the heat-cold stimulus. Just shower alternating with warm and cold water, always finishing with cold water.

3. Diet:

There is some truth in the saying “beauty comes from within. “ Some foods can really help to improve your complexion and strengthen your connective tissue. Of course, it only works with sufficient exercise and care. Some foods have a particularly strong antioxidant effect. Their active ingredients catch free radicals, which may be responsible for mutations in the body. Fruits and vegetables are always good. But also drinking a lot of fluids keeps you slim. Water, unsweetened teas, coconut water and freshly squeezed juices in particular are good for the connective tissue. You should greatly reduce your coffee and alcohol consumption as both weaken the tissue. What’s important too: try as much as possible to avoid salt, sugar and white flour products, because these are responsible for water retention in the connective tissue and can thus increase dents and cellulite.

Super vegetables

Vegetables such as spinach, peppers, broccoli and kale contain an incredible amount of vitamin C per 100 grams, which is a natural antioxidant. As an antioxidant, vitamin C eliminates aggressive free radicals that can form in the body and cause mutations. Peppers strengthen the connective tissue and protect against early skin aging. Sulforaphane and the amino acid cysteine in broccoli provide an anti-aging effect. Kale, like all types of cabbage, is rich in vitamins, and an ideal diet food, because no matter what type of cabbage it is, none of them have more than 50 kilocalories per 100 grams, but they do have plenty of filling fiber and water.

Dark berries

Dark berries such as currants, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries are said to have an antioxidant effect, in other words they contain active ingredients that protect the cells from free radicals. These berries contain a lot of vitamin C and anthocyanins. They protect against premature aging, prevent small wrinkles and tighten the skin.

Spelt & millet

You definitely have heard of spelt and millet, but you probably don’t eat it very often. They are very good for skin, nails and hair. Spelt contains more minerals, trace elements and vitamins than wheat. Its high-quality protein and silicic acid help tighten the connective tissue and ensure that the moisture and elasticity of the skin are preserved. The vitamins contained in millet, silicon and iron, counteract flabby skin.


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