View Full Version : Raw Food Weight Loss and Sagging Skin
05-19-2008, 08:20 AM
I am on a journey to losing 90 lbs by doing a raw food fast and I was wondering what others have experienced in the area of sagging skin. You know how you see people losing 100 lbs through gastric bypass surgery and they have 30 lbs of skin hanging off of their bones? Well, this is my biggest fear. I would love to hear from some people who have lost substantial amounts of weight about what their experience has been with skin elasticity. Do you have sagging skin after losing weight with raw foods? Please share.
05-19-2008, 09:14 AM
I had a saggy neck and arms but once I started working out AND dry skin brushing, it really helped. Our skin is our biggest organ and we need to treat it properly. Meaning - plenty of water, brushing it and exercising.
06-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I've read that the hot/cold contrast shower techniques will aid in this along with the skin brushing. I've started doing them myself but only recently so I don't know yet about the sagging but I can see a difference in my skin and I feel better when I do them as well.
06-02-2008, 09:29 PM
My arms got prteey wrinkly after Ilost 37 lbs. My weight is still don more than a year later, but my skin seems to have tightened up a bit , but not totally.
06-03-2008, 11:56 AM
Lucy, thanks for the reminder about skin brushing. I've read about that but never done it consistenly. I've lost 55 pounds and I do have sagging skin on my upper arm. I've started working out with light weights and drink lots of water, but will also add the skin brushing.
You're a wealth of information and an inspiration!
06-03-2008, 12:39 PM
I've lost 26 lbs and 30+ inches so far....and my skin is not sagging anywhere at this point. My approach is simple and methodical - going for 1, maybe 2, lb loss per week. Yeah, it's a patience game, but I figure it took a long time to gain so I can't "release" it all overnight either. I walk every single day, I do some form of cardio workout 5-6 days a week ~and~ most important - I do weight training 3-4 times a week to tone and strengthen muscles. I believe this combination with eating lots of healthful raw foods is very nourishing for the skin and will help it retain elasticity. I've always felt that the folks who lose weight rapidly after gut-rearrangement surgery were actually starving for nutrition in some form or another - and losing body mass so fast their organs couldn't keep up....so I guess it would make sense to have saggy skin as one of the results.
I am always amazed at just how resilient and responsive our bodies are when we do GOOD things for it. Enjoy your journey! :)
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