What causes loose skin after weight loss?

April 8, 2012 by  
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by The Shed1

Question by : What causes loose skin after weight loss?
If the weight loss is done naturally, with diet and exercise, will there be loose skin as well?

Is it possible to know beforehand if I will end up with loose skin after losing weight?

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Answer by Tonia E
sometimes it doesn’t. depending on how much you weigh and how much you loose. for example, id you’re only losing say 10 pounds you wont have loose skin. but say you’re losing 40 or 50 pounds, then you’ll have loose skin. it’s caused by your skin stretching when you gain weight, then when you loose it it’s just saggy skin that used to be strechted out. avoid this by doing strength training.

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