By Diana Sanchez, Staff Writer
If you’ve lost weight, are losing weight, or are just now thinking about losing weight, you might be really concerned about loose skin and toning up. It’s a natural thing to worry about. As much as any woman who has weight to lose would love to be rid of it, she’s also concerned about how that weight loss might affect her skin.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to tone up even as you lose weight. Read on to find out more.
Clean up your diet.
This is a big one ladies. You know the saying, abs are made in the kitchen? Well, it turns out, so is a toned body. Eating clean is very important, and so is the content of your clean eating. Make sure to eat a high protein diet that will help you retain and build muscle, even as you are losing fat. Plus, citrus fruits and leafy greens have plenty of vitamin C which helps boost your collagen production. Eating clean pays off every time!
Start weight lifting.
The key to toning up is often muscle mass. The more you build it, the more toned your body will look. Enter weightlifting. The best plan of action if you are trying to lose weight and tone up at the same time is to do a combination of cardio and weight lifting so that you really burn fat and build muscle at the same time. Want to find out more about weight lifting for weight loss? Check out this blog.
Never run out of water.
The benefits of water are endless. Water helps improve your organ function, can help you lose weight, and give you clear skin. What’s not to love? But did you also know that dehydrated skin loses its elasticity? Make sure that you are drinking enough water to keep your skin healthy - and don’t forget, the more active you are the more water you need.
Toning up is a gradual process and its effectiveness depends on a number of factors. Regardless of how long it takes for you to see the results you want, remember to love your body every step of the way. Every inch of you is beautiful!