To get rid of any loose skin you have…

9 times out of 10 all you need to do is lose more fat because truthfully… If you had loose skin you would need surgery to get rid of your loose skin but…

Do this to see if you have loose skin or more fat to lose…

  1. Pinch the skin on the back of your hand & pull it away from your hand and the reason why you're doing this is to show you that…
  2. Skin is very thin (It's only 0.10 inch thick) and you have virtually no fat stored in your hands so…
  3. Go to any area on your body where you "Think" you have loose skin and pinch a thin section of skin that's about the same width of the skin you pinched on the back of your hand and then pull it away from your body &…
  4. In the very unlikely event you do pull a lot of skin from away from your body then you truly have loose skin and need surgery or patience to get rid of loose skin but usually…
  5. You just need to lose more fat &…

Another way to see if you have loose skin or more fat to lose is to…

See if it jiggles and if it jiggles then it's fat because skin can't jiggle since it's not fatty and… It's the fat on the inside of the skin that gives that folded, dimpled appearance and the reason why it looks like you have loose skin NOW is because…

You basically lost lots of weight without exercise or by only doing low intensity (no sweat) exercises like slow walking or leisure biking and…

When you lose weight mainly by dieting and little exercise you tend to lose lots of fat, muscle & water at the same time Instead of just mainly fat so…

Even though you're skinner - you are just a skinnier fat person who needs to exercise & build back some muscle you lost thru extreme dieting to lose the remaining fat you have that's disguised as loose skin and…

Here's some examples of what is & what isn't loose skin…

This maybe loose skin but still has some fat to lose    this IS NOT Loose skin - just lose more fat

To prevent loose skin during weight loss…

Make sure you exercise by doing high intense fat burning workouts while adding some body sculpting and/or muscle building workouts to your weight loss plan.

Make sure you also see…

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Desi Cooper

I had a bad knee surgery. Caused me nerve damage. I weighed 193... I am 5'9" . Lost 45 lbs slowly. Then my friends and Mother passed. I lost myself. Lost 40 more lbs. only exercise was
Waking 3-5 days a week. My work is very hardZ I work all my muscles . But this lose skin. Is not fat. I have 11 yr old breaststroke .
How can I tone up. Please any help will help .

Thank you , and be well,

March 31, 2017


I am 5"6 and weigh 270 lbs. I want to go on a diet, and lose weight at a regular pace, I'm not having weight loss surgery or anything. Do obese people who lose weight normally have a lot of loose skin left, or does this usually only happen with people who lose weight rapidly, like after surgery?

March 15, 2017

Adrian Bryant

loose skin is very rare. remember in most cases it is not loose skin but more fat to lose. most loose skin surgies are just a removal of fat

March 15, 2017


Hello Adrian. Im 5'10 230 pounds. Plan to lose over 50 pounds. Started diet of 1200 cal per day with running, pushups , squats and other basic exercises. Will I have a lose skin? I plan to do this for 4 months.Im obese right now.

March 03, 2017


Hi Adrian I am 230 pounds 5'10 height. Im obese . But im doing 1200 cal diet, running for 30 to 40 min twice daily, and doing pushups,squats and other basic workouts. Is there a chance of having lose skin at the end?
I plan to do this for 4 goal is to lose over 50 pounds

March 03, 2017

Adrian Bryant

not likely

March 04, 2017

Whitney Gemini

hello, i eat 900 cals per day, exercise 30 mins 4 days per week and i am 140, 5ft 6in, and looking too lose up too 25/30 lbs by april/may. Will i have loose skin and will lotion help with it or no? need too know asap, thank you :)

December 09, 2016

Adrian Bryant

no, its very unlkiely you will and there is no need to just eat 900 cals per day especially if your goal date is in April

December 09, 2016


Honey, you really need to eat more than 900 calories a day. You're starving yourself if you eat less than 1200 a day. Look up your basal metabolic rate (BMR). If you eat that little, you'll loose a lot of water weight at first and then your body will run out of glucose so it will turn to what muscle you have to sustain itself. You will see no gains with that, I'm afraid.

December 10, 2016

Mickael Lagrange

Hi Adrian I am scared about getting loose skin. I have 75 pounds to lose. What can I do to make sure that this does not happen. I'm 42 years old

March 12, 2017

Adrian Bryant

it is highly unlikely you will get loose skin. maybe loose fat or more fat you have to lose as you lose weight

March 13, 2017


Hello Adrian,
My weight is 57 kg and my height is 160 cm, I have loose skin in my belly due to my pregnancy with twins, is there any exercise that can help with my problem?
Thank you very much

November 08, 2016


hello this is really helpful but my weightloss was due to pregnancy i lost about 1 half stone with both children and now i have loose or so skin in my tummy and my breasts.. how do i loose the belly fat well look skin i do need to get my muscle back there but what about my breasts how do i get the fat back into them so to speak with out gaining weight

October 20, 2016

aasma thakur ñame is aasma thakur. Í lost 10 kg Weight..... Í have Lot of lose skin in my inner Thighs, stomach and arms.. Í was wondering if u could tell me how to fix the problem.. Plz

October 09, 2016

Adrian Bryant

what is your current weight now? you ma simply have more fat to lose

October 09, 2016

Hello I'm 5'6 175 lbs and my measurements are 38 28 44 I would like to know how can I tighten the skin on my stomach i really don't want to lose weight but if so no more than 10lbs and I need to mention I got my body done meaning lipo please help than you

August 26, 2016

Adrian Bryant

can ou say for certain its loose skin or just belly fat you need to lose?

August 28, 2016


My height is 5'8".my weight was 140 waist was 63 my weight is 80.and waist is 37 at I get rid from my loose skin.also tell me what's side effects of surgery

May 28, 2016

Adrian Bryant

are you sure it isnt more fat you have to lose?

May 29, 2016


No more fat to loose.plz help to to get rid from this

May 30, 2016

Adrian Bryant

in which area of your body is this loose skin located and is it as thin as the skin on the back of your hand?

May 31, 2016


No extra skin is on my hands and other only problem is my belly and chest lower belly has loose soft ugly skin.and after control to obesity my chest resembling a old women.

June 05, 2016

Adrian Bryant

what i mean is that when you pinch the so called skin on your belly is it as thin on the skin on the back of yru hand?

June 05, 2016


I'm reading about Loose skin , the older a person ,
the harder it's going to take to lose that skin .
It has much to do with elasticity . While you're
losing the weight , you need to take care of the skin , moisture your body .

November 07, 2015

madge 6

After losing a bunch of weight, I had loose skin also. Better than being over weight. Anyway, I started using the Somaluxe Firming Lotion to combat loose skin, and its really effective. After a few weeks I see a big difference. Skin feels much healthier and looks great. It also smells great.

November 02, 2015


My question, After a large weight loss, 100+ lbs, is the excess skin considered fat lbs or lean lbs?

February 17, 2015

Adrian Bryant

how do you know it's not excess fat

February 18, 2015

Jencie buntin

I am not trying to be rude but instead of answers or help, you are asking questions instead and repeating the same questions. Do you have any direct answers that would help?

January 03, 2017

Adrian Bryant

I understand your concern but the reason why I asked the question is so I can further help. for example if this person had 200 pounds to lose and lost 100 pounds then they obivously dont ahve loose skin and more fat to lose and I'm guessing that is why they did not answer me back

January 04, 2017

Susie Loosey

I've been reading all this that you are saying and apparently you are not touching on anyone like me. I'm 59 and had lapband surgery 2 yrs ago. I went from 237 to now at 140, I'm 5'4". Older people DO have loose skin after weight loss due to loss of skin elasticity. I have wrinkled and very loose skin that when pinched stays pulled out and flattened in the same position it was when I released the pinch on the very bottom of my butt where it meets the leg. I also have very lose skin on my stomach that just lays there like a big deflated balloon that I can pick up wave like a flag. And I have an awful hanging turkey neck as well as loose wrinkled skin on my arms. I've been working with a personal trainer 4 times a week for two years who pushed me hard to try to fill out the floppy skin areas with muscle. There's lots of good muscle tone under that deflated balloon and droopy saggy bottom of booty. So when you point blank tell people they don't have loose skin that certainly doesn't apply to older people who've gone through a lot of weight loss.

November 24, 2014

Adrian Bryant

not a point blank statement. If your skin is as truly as thin as the skin on the back of your hands then yes... you have loose skin but building muscle is not going to tighten it up. YES, building muscle will fill you out but it wont get rid of the loose skin

November 24, 2014


Hi Adrian,

Thankyou for the article. It helped me to restore confidence in my weight loss efforts. I have been fat up until the age of 16 220 pds. I lost much of it through only diet and am now age 30 AT 190 pds (5'7). I am gradually building muscle and properly cutting. I feel the "loose skin" around my stomach and feel the love handles. Even though one skin surgery doctor and one trainer said to me you will "Never" get rid of "that fat", I refuse to believe them. I can feel the thickness and jiggliness of the fat. It's thick like it has a lot of meat in it. Its all over my body really, like I look bulky and am meaty all over. It has to be fat. I will keep cutting and weightlifting until I get rid of it. I imagine it may take years.

July 12, 2014


Hello Adrian,

I am 5' 3 and I weigh 171. Though I sound very fat, I actually have alot of muscle and some fat to lose. At 145-150 I had a nice little size 5 body with curves and no belly or cellulite etc. I wasnt extremely toned but I could wear whatever I wanted and look great. So, based on that, I only need to lose another 20 pounds (of fat) or so. Anything below that, I'll look like a bobblehead. My problem is, Im addicted to a VLCD because I see losses of 5 pounds a week on the scale (I had got up to 190). My latest VLCD Ive been on for a 1 1/2 weeks. I started at 179 and now Im 171. I know that Im losing muscle but 2 pounds a week is just not motivating for me. I've been eating 500-700 cals per day while using an appetite suppressant and its been working however I dont believe Im gonna be happy with what my body looks like when I get to 150. I feel like Im getting flabby, so my 150 from back then wont look the same as it used to. How can I eat a minumum amount of calories and tone up? Ive tried eating more (1500-1600) to lose more and it just doesnt work for me. I gain and lose the same couple pounds back and forth. Im not skinny, so there is no possibility that my body is in dire straights. Im way over my BMI. I just feel I should be able to eat a lot less than those who are closer to their suggested body weight bc I have body fat to lose. Btw...I usually do an hour of walking on a treadmill at an incline of 10-12. Help me work this out in my mind and come up with a good solution please. I dont really know what will work for me other than eating low calories and working out alot. I would like to lose the next 10 pounds fast and the last 10 slow, so I can get rid of some flab. So, 20 pounds in 6-8 weeks.

July 03, 2014

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