1. Don’t lose weight too quickly
It’s natural that most people want quick results when dieting. Let’s face it, quick results motivate us to keep moving forward. But with extreme dieting often comes extreme fat and muscle loss. People who lose a massive amount of weight are often left feeling unhappy about their bodies. Sure, the fat is gone, but all that skin is still hanging around.
That said, not everyone who loses a significant amount of weight struggles with excess flabby skin, according to experts. Some people can drop over 100 pounds and their skin still remain tight. Yet, others are left with flaps in areas such as the belly and arms.
Flabby skin can happen with weight loss due to diet and exercise. But it seems to happen more often after weight-loss surgery, like bariatric surgery. Slower, more gradual weight loss is easier for skin elasticity to snap back into place and shrink as the fat is lost. But when too much is lost too fast, the skin’s elasticity doesn’t have time to recover.