Post Weight Loss - How to Loose Arm Flab

Woman Demonstrating Arm Flab

At the beginning of last year, you pledged to completely overhaul your diet. After much hard work and dedication, you reached your weight loss goal recently. Unfortunately, you’re experiencing joy mixed with frustration. While you weigh significantly less than you have in many years, you still don’t have the body of your dreams. Instead, you’re stuck with sagging, excess skin. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. While celebrating your weight loss accomplishments, consider the following ways to diminish flabby skin.

Embrace Strength Training

While losing weight, burning calories was likely your top priority. Therefore, you might have concentrated on cardiovascular exercises such as walking, elliptical training, and spinning during your gym sessions. To tone your flabby abs, arms, and legs, embrace strength training. Thankfully, you don’t need to become a professional weightlifter to see the results of strength training. Lifting mild to moderate weights repetitively can yield results. To give your muscles time to recover between strength training sessions, don’t lift weights on consecutive days. If you haven’t participated in strength training activities in the past, consulting with a personal trainer might be a good idea.

Drink Water 

Because drinking water is associated with better skin elasticity, aim to consume a minimum of two liters of it daily. In addition to downing your favorite brand of bottled water, strive to eat foods with a high water content including:

  • Water melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Iceberg lettuce 

Eat Protein Packed Foods 

Eating protein packed foods might also help you abolish unwanted flab. Protein filled foods contain skin enhancing collagen and elastin. Some great choices to support your new, healthy lifestyle include:

  • Plain, Greek yogurt
  • Fat-free cottage cheese
  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Tofu
  • Fish 

Besides consuming these tasty foods during mealtimes, consider refueling with them immediately after a strenuous workout. Consuming 100 to 200 calories from a protein rich source after exercising can promote both healthy skin and muscle repair.

If you’re ready to begin sculpting a more toned physique, consider following the aforementioned tips. Also, understand that age and heredity affect your shape. As people age, their skin gradually loses its elasticity. So, stop comparing yourself to others and embrace the "skin you’re in". You’ve worked hard, come a long way, and deserve to be happy.


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