a message from Anonymous
But I don’t look obese like my weight is telling me that I am. Anyways I heard that you should only lose 50 pounds during a year. I want to lose the weight slowly and healthy. So I was thinking if I lose 30 to 40 pounds within a year and then I wait a year for my body to get use to my new weight. And then after that year of waiting I lose the rest of the 30 extra pounds. Will that help with not getting extra skin? Thank you so much.
Second, I talk about excess skin a bit in my FAQ. There is no way to solidly predict if you’ll get excess skin or how to prevent it. But if you lose weight at a reasonable and steady rate with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise (and stay hydrated), you minimize your chances of excess skin. Just don’t try to push more than 2lbs a week. And do remember: even if you do get excess skin, chances are it will stretch back with nutrition, toning, and hydration over the course of 6 months to a year.
And even if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world. :)