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.

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Linda Nicolli

Thank you for your article as I now know what to look for is loose skin. I am 69 and recovering from a heart attack. I also have kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a right hip replacement. I started eating healthy on January 1st and am determined to lose my weight. I am 5’5” and started out at 245.5 and as of March 10th have lost 30 lbs and my goal is to get to 165. I am walk between 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. I need to know what exercises would be best for me. My biggest area is my torso. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

March 13, 2019

Paula N Nowak

Hi Adrian,
I love your website. I have decided to immediately go on a serious quest to get down to 150 lbs. This morning I weighed 331.2. This is so bad. I've struggled with trying to lose weight practically my entire life. I am now 63 but I feel it's never too late. I have had major surgery in January of 2017 which was a hernia repair and a total hysterectomy. My hernia was just next to my belly button so I'm concerned about doing alot of exercises for that area. I know I was told by my surgeon that I could start exercising regularly about 6 months after surgery so I'm figuring that I will be able to exercise for that particular area. Also, I can't get on the floor . I'm trying to eat 1500 calories a day; so being the weight I am, 331.2 lbs, how much weight about could I lose the first month. Today is my first day. Also, do you have any suggestions or info.
Thank You

January 08, 2019

Adrian Bryant

on 1500 alone and your weight = a lot in the first month and if you eat mostly these foods you may have a tougher time reaching 1500 which will only make you lose faster.

as for working out you may want to start here first

January 08, 2019

connie gravelle

My husband died from cancer. I stopped eating when I was taking care if him. He could not eat,much food and then I stopped eating. I weighed 139 lbs then lost 20 lbs. My upper arm skin is just hanging off me.
That skin is so wrinkly and I do not know what to do. My face has also become vert thin. I look terrible. I am trying to eat more food but all I do is cry all of the time and no longer wanted eat food. Sometimes when I eaT food itmakes me gag. Even food I used to love, I no linger have a desire to eat anymore. I do not know what to do to help myself. My grief has taken over my life.

November 30, 2018

Adrian Bryant

have you considered meal replactment shakes to easily get more nutrtion/food

November 30, 2018


I'm so sorry for your loss. Time will help you heal. Spend time with those you love, make new friends. Don't be too hard on yourself, but take care of yourself. I'm sure that's what your spouse would want for you.

April 19, 2019


Hi Adrian, thanks for the article! I've been losing weight slowly, about 5 pounds a month. I've lost 65 pounds with 40 left to go. Losing slowly, seems to have helped as I don't have any hanging skin in my tummy area (thank goodness!) But I am concerned about the extra fat/skin on my upper arms (seems like the last place to lose inches!). After reading your article, I understand it is still fat to lose. Also - where can I get a T-shirt like yours? ;-) Like you, I want to "look good naked!"

October 19, 2018

Adrian Bryant

I think I got it from amazon

October 19, 2018

Michelle cooper

I am a 55 year old woman I went from 335 to 286 in less than 2 months I'm losing like 4 pounds a week and one time I lost 8 pounds in 6 days I'm kind of worried I'm going to the doctor but anyway my skin is loose and I want to cut off you have any suggestions

September 16, 2018

Adrian Bryant

read the article on this page again. Is it actually loose skin or more fat to lose? at your current weight you obivoucly have more fat left to loose.

skin is very thin

September 16, 2018


Hi there! Thank you for this website! I’ve been seeing results. What are some good exercises to work on building the inner thigh muscle?

August 30, 2018

Adrian Bryant


August 30, 2018


Hi. I was searching something that could help me loose weight. I saw your site its helpful and i hope to get guidance too. I am 21years (female), i am overweight 95kgs and suffering from pcos. Can you please guide me in exercises as i am obese its hard to follow exact steps. waiting for your response

August 18, 2018

Paula N. Nowak

Hi Adrian, I'm a 62 year old 5.5 height woman and I weigh 305 lbs as of today. My goal weight is 150. I have congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, have no cartilage in both knees and a pace maker. How much weight can I lose a week on eating just under 1700 calories and exercising 30 minutes a day. I want to look and feel better. It is my quest !

August 06, 2018

Adrian Bryant

you'll lose a lot just on 1700 alone. have you seen this

August 06, 2018


Paula---research ketogenic diet. Read the obesity code! Currently ABLE to change my life. I can lose NOTHING with regular dieting eating anywhere from 1300-1700cal--sure I'd lose 5-10 in the beginning then my body would adjust my bmr to that level forcing me to eat less and less and less and eventually give up. Keto is AMAZING. ❤️

August 08, 2018

Fatty bimbolatti

I’m a 61 year old who lost 18lbs. I am 5’ tall and lost most of my fat thru healthy eating and intense walking /running on my treadmill and Zumba. Now I have this lose skin around my waist I cannot get rid of. I know because I’m older I have to work harder. I’m at my target weight of 120lbs which is good for me at this age but I’m not where I want to be around the mid section. Please help! I don’t want surgery.

May 06, 2018

Adrian Bryant

have you read this article. is it truly loose skin and not simply more fat you have to lose?

May 06, 2018


Hi, i accidentally find this website because im looking for tips or advice online. And i saw that you help all those who commented their concerns here so i hope that you can also help me. can you give me some tips and workouts on how to tone my whole body especially the legs, tummy and my arms. I lose weight with intermittent fasting but not doing much exercises. I lose about 30-40 pounds but the result is not the way i want. I lose weight but the my appearance especially the parts i mentioned are really hindering me from wearing the clothes what i want to wear. And i also think this is the reason why im still single now. Im a 20 year old female with 5'10 height. Hope you can help me. Godbless

March 15, 2018

Judie Simmons

Lost 22lbs in four months mostly in my Brest. What can I do to regain tone???????

July 07, 2018


Hi! And thank you for such a great article! I'm 5'9, 41 y/o and I weigh 139 lbs., which is my normal. However, a month ago, I was at 125. The culprit was wellbutrin, not exercise. I have since added paxil, which helps me to gain. But, I have noticed that the skin all over my body is saggy. It seems like it happened over night. I am looking for suggestions on how to get my body back. I saw an estitician, as my face has also thinned, and she said that along with the weight loss, my skin was very hydrated. I think this may have something to do with it as well.

March 04, 2018


Try to get off all those drives drink vinegar or lemon drinks and do lots of stretches if you're older especially stretches are easier on your body then really tough exercise

August 16, 2018


Hi. I always read your posts about weight loss and how you give tips on the people who are commenting here. Can i ask some help? Is it possible to lose 40 pounds in less than 3 months? I have a saggy skin because i have lose 30-40 pounds before. Im 20 year old female. And can you give me tips or advice on how to tighten my skin fast? Especially on my arms and legs. Because of it i cant even wear my preferred clothing without cringing infront of the mirror. I also have broad shoulders that make me look really big especially with my saggy arms. Hope you can help me. Thank you and god bless

February 02, 2018

Adrian Bryant

read this you may have never had loose skin in the first place

February 02, 2018


Can i possibly lose that saggy skin in less than 3 months? And can you give me some workouts i can do at home? Hope you can help me

February 05, 2018

Adrian Bryant

how do you know you just dont have loose fat which cna be burned off with these 2 steps

February 05, 2018



Thank you so much for your article. I had weight loss surgery January of last year and have lost 100+ lbs. I am 34yrs old, 5'4 and currently weigh 228lbs. Thanks to your information, I now know I have lot's more fat to lose and it is NOT loose skin. I have a heart condition and my blood pressure also drops when I do cardio standing up. So I have to take it slow on the bike and just started using the weight machines at the gyms. I have fat everywhere, but mostly in my triceps and midsection. Any tips or ideas?
Thanks once again,


January 18, 2018


Im 5 feet 3 inches i was 375 in april today im 291, bt my body is sagging im focus on losing the weight then toning, bt other people is telling me to do both wat do u think . Im trying to lose 141 pounds more, can u give me any suggestion and also i just started phentermine 37.5 thursday and lost 9 pounds , Help me please

December 19, 2017

Adrian Bryant

you can do both but dont worry too much about sagging skin

December 20, 2017

Jennifer Tressler

Hey there! I am 6' tall and I went from a size 20 to a size 10 in about 9 months. Ive gained back to a size 12ish. My distress is fear. Ive never exercised and I looked at my naked body and I just want to cry. Or die. And thats the same shit I felt when I was fat! Im tired of not looking at myself naked. Im sick of thinking what my poor husband must have to do to be able to....well, you know. Please tell me a few things I can do so I see results and am encouraged to go on. I have ankle weights and 8lb weights and have core latin dancing workouts rarin to go! I can dedicate up to 3 hours a day to workouts. Please please! Im pretty and should be without clothes! (Facebook (jennifer tressler)colorado heavy metal chic. I will watch my email and this site.

October 18, 2017


Hi, I am 5'2 and weigh 132 lbs. I lost 137 lbs over a course of 4 years, however I have loose (flabby) arms (particularly triceps area) and thighs which develop wrinkles based on certain movements. I am 27 years old. I am looking for the best natural way to tone up. All recommendations are welcome! thank you!

August 17, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this will tone you up

August 17, 2017


This article sounds like it's written by a five year old. The second picture is loose skin/fat and that person just has thicker skin then the first picture

August 09, 2017

Adrian Bryant

it was written so everyone can easily understand

the first pic is true loose skin.

the second pic is just flabby arms on an overweight person which can be burnt off doing this

August 09, 2017

Bridget Miller

I actually lost weight going on a bodybuilding cutting diet and lifting weights 5 times a week as heavy as possible (at 12 weeks I'm still getting some gains). Additionally, I do 1 day a week of 60 minutes of cardio plus 20-30 minutes of cardio each weight lifting session. I still have a flabby stomach and my inner thigh skin appear looser not tighter. Any additional suggestions on what I might try as, although my old clothes now fit me, I feel my body looks worse. I went from 134 lbs to 124 lbs and am 5'2" tall.

August 04, 2017


Hi, I'm 58 and have recently lost around 2 stone I now weigh 7stone 7lbs and I am 5'1'' I now have a lot of what appears to be wrinkly loose skin on my underarms that I really hate. I did go to the gym 3 times a week but unfortunately have a problem with my lower back and knee And can't manage now. Any help or advise would be very much appreciated. Thank you

July 24, 2017

Adrian Bryant

see this

July 25, 2017


I am 55 year old female and between 178 to 180 pounds size 16/18, I'm a pear shape, I would want to be back down to a size 10 or 12. I need to lose 24 pounds, but when I reduce my calories, I notice after a week that my abdomen is kind of flabby loose, but still has fat. I did take the skin elasticity test, my skin elasticity is that of a 45 to 50 year old (takes 5 seconds to go back),
I work at Home Depot, and tracked my walking during my 8 hour shift and it is exactly between 12,000 to 14,000 steps a day, by the time I get home my lumbar is in pain and my feet feels like needles. The thought of going to an aerobics class or a gym is out of the question since I am exhausted all the time mentally, physically.

July 24, 2017


Hi Adrian

I'm a 32 year old single woman and have 140lbs to lose. I am 5'2". I am terrified of loose skin. Tips to lose weight safely without risking thin skin? Also, what is a reasonable time frame?

July 21, 2017

Adrian Bryant

loose skin is very hard to get. (re-read this article) what you think is loose skin is more than likely more loose fat you have to lose

July 23, 2017


Hi I'm female 233 lbs I want to get down to 150-170 and I have a lot of fat. My midsection is where most of my weight is but I have back fat,side boob fat, and also and roll right underneath my breasts which scares me a little bit cause all the before and after of people losing weight they don't have that under their breasts so question is will I lose it? And will I have loose skin? I'm 24 and I've been big all my life

July 18, 2017

Adrian Bryant

you'll lose weight all over with you more than likely losing your belly and hip fat last

July 23, 2017


Im 46 320lbs 5' 6" How can I work out and lift weights with an umbilical hernia? They won't do surgery until I lose weight but they're telling me not to lift weights. Are there any solutions? Thank you

July 08, 2017

Adrian Bryant

outside of lifting weights what other phsical activities are you allowed to do?

July 09, 2017

Janet Davis

Even though I am really overweight I wasn't trying actively to lose it. But since I've moved to Arizona where it's really hot and sunny all the time, I have lost 100lbs. I'm 34, 5 foot 5, and I weighed 296 lbs, (the most that I have ever weighed. I now weigh 195 lbs, and I lost the weight in 8 months time. I don't have a car, so I bike to work in the extreme heat, 4miles each way, (8 miles a day) and my work is very fast paced with a lot of heavy lifting. The only other change is I drink a lot more water, and limit pop and junk food. My husband is concerned that I'm losing to much weight too fast. Should I be concerned? I now would like to try to lose more weight and tone up the areas that are flabby now. What exercises would you recommend for continued weight loss and toning? I'd like to get down to at least 150lbs.

June 25, 2017

Adrian Bryant

it sounds like your new life is good enough for a weight loss plan but no... you are not losing too fast. the more you weigh = the faster you lose weight

June 26, 2017


I worked out at my gym regularly then it closed suddenly. This caused me to slowly stop working out. I used the leg curl machine religiously and had very toned thighs.. I now have giggle to my legs. What can I do to tone them back at home, and how long will it take. I'm 45 5"5 and weigh 135 I am not pleased with this giggle in between my thighs. Please help

May 25, 2017

Adrian Bryant

lose weight. losing weight will lead to you losing the giggle so do this plan

May 26, 2017

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

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