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11/19/13 7:23 A

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Interesting article (not reassuring though).

I can say that when I was 40 I lost about 50 lbs (25 kg) and had no problem with loose skin or sagging breasts. I can add that I lost it through Fit for Life, which is a very clean style of eating so maybe all the nutrients in the food I ate, helped, I don't know. I daily used a good bodycream (Dove) too.


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9/15/13 7:35 A

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Be sure to wear a sports bra that fits well and lift, lift, lift weights. Also running makes the skin sag as well as can make your bladder drop. I found that out the hard way. Using an elliptical is better than all the pounding while running.

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9/15/13 7:23 A

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I don't think there is much you can do about it without cosmetic surgery. I have it and have learned that its part of who I am.

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9/14/13 10:42 P

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everyone has different results but you can't really prevent the sagging if that's your genetics.


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9/14/13 3:16 P

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Here is the rather sad reality when it comes to women's breasts. If you gain weight, your boobs will sag. If you lose weight, your boobs will sag If you get pregnant, your boobs will sag. As you get older, your boobs sag. In short, if you're female, at some point, your boobs are going to sag.

Very very few women have boobs that defy gravity. What to do ? If you can't afford cosmetic surgery for a boob lift, invest in a good bra. Also, work on your POSTURE. when you walk slumped over, that makes your boobs look saggy too. Walk and sit with good posture.

And do some strength training. Will strength training stop the sagging ? nope. but a good strength training program will help improve your posture.

Depending on how much weight you need to lose, you have to accept the fact that you might end up with some sagging skin. Cosmetic surgery is always an option if you don't like the way your body looks. I have sagging skin. I have sagging boobs. What my body can do since losing the weight is more important to me than how it looks.

No one is perfect. Those images you see in the magazines have been airbrushed to look that way. 90-95% of the women in the world do not look like the women in the magazines.

9/14/13 12:30 P

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"What kinds of things should I do now that Im starting to workout to prevent loose skin and sagging skin?" also, breasts).

Nothing, really. The longer that skin is stretched, the greater the likelihood of new skin cells forming (which don't go away without surgery). This fact is exploited by doctors who use the technique called "tissue expansion" to grow new skin for grafts. The point is: lose the weight quickly.*
*Keep in mind that weight loss greater than 3 pounds per week increases the chance of gall stones.

Wait a year or 2 to see to see how much skin stretches back on its own before getting surgery done.

"Can you get saggy breasts from working out or yoyo dieting or starting to workout and then stopping?"

No, but breasts might sag after weight loss, because the tissue is mostly fat. Doing strength training may help raise them up slightly. Follow a full-body program (like NROLFW) don't just work your chest. Having good posture can help with the sag too.

Edited by: CHERIMOOSE at: 9/14/2013 (12:33)
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9/13/13 6:27 P

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The biggest risk factor for loose skin is fast weight loss; those people on the Biggest Loser? You'll notice they don't wear skin-tight stuff.

There's not a whole lot you can do, other than aim for slow, healthy weight loss (1-2 lbs per week, 1 or less when you're closer to your goal), stay hydrated, and strength train.

It's also about genetics and age. Working out is generally not a risk factor.

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9/13/13 6:07 P

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What kinds of things should I do now that Im starting to workout to prevent loose skin and sagging skin? also, breasts). Can you get saggy breasts from working out or yoyo dieting or starting to workout and then stopping?

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