How to Lose Belly FatIf you want to see your abs, you have to decrease your body fat. Simple as that! Unfortunately, we have no control over where we lose weight, so really, decreasing belly fat is a result of decreasing your overall body fat percentage.
While exercise helps, losing belly fat has more to do with your diet than anything else. Ever heard the phrase, “Abs are made in the kitchen?” Eating clean accelerates the process. So pay close attention to what you’re putting in your body and eat clean! Avoid processed foods, and go for dark leafy greens, red fruits, and whole grains.
How to Lose Loose SkinThis one’s all genetics. You either have great skin, or you don’t. Some skin has a ton of elasticity and snaps right back, while other skin gets stretched out and stays there.
So you’ve done all the hard work and lost the weight, but you still have loose skin? Before you get discouraged, consider this: as a rule of thumb, it takes up to a year for your skin to shrink to your capacity. If you’ve had a baby or lost a large amount of weight, give it a little time.
If after about a year, you still have all that extra skin, and it really, really bugs you, why not fix it? I know many people are opposed to plastic surgery, but if it’s something that REALLY bugs you and even affects your self-esteem, and you’ve done all the work and have the money, I say go for it. You worked hard for those results!