View Full Version : Raw Foods, Weight-loss and loose skin
07-21-2012, 01:37 AM
Has anyone experienced huge amounts of loose skin while losing weight on the raw food diet? I am so trying to prevent loose skin. I was hoping that eating lots of raw foods would add nutrients to the body in order to feed the skin versus losing weight on a SAD diet, but I am not sure if loose skin is something a person just can't avoid.
I guess this is meant for people who need to lose about 30 to 100 pounds +.
I would like to loose 100 lbs, but I am too poor to get plastic surgery on the loose skin business.
07-21-2012, 10:53 PM
I think raw food would definitely help but don't forget exercise (cardio & weights) is just as important. Also, age, genetics, and how long you have been overweight play a role in how much (if any) loose skin you will have.
07-22-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm 18.5 pounds into my 30 pound weight loss and have been really happy to see my skin shrinking too. We're doing lots of green smoothies -- I read in one of the green smoothie books I have that a man who went from 400ish pounds to 170 in one year on green smoothies didn't have any loose skin!
07-22-2012, 07:07 PM
I've lost more than 50 pounds in the last year and I've probably got another 50 to go. The only place I've noticed loose skin is on my upper arms, but I've added weight training to my regimen and that skin seems to be tightening up some. My partner has lost 120 pounds over 2 years and the only place he has loose skin is on his stomach but even that is tightening up with time. He takes MSM and for a while was using MSM lotion. I'm not sure if that helped or if it was just his continued raw diet and time that is making his skin tighten up. With all the things that raw food rejuvenates in our bodies, it doesn't surprise me that loose skin doesn't seem to be an issue for folks that lose weight eating raw.
07-26-2012, 01:45 AM
Lots of cucumber and celery- really great for healing skin conditions!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.