How to Prevent Facial Fat Loss While Losing Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 26, 2018
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  • Your face muscles are vulnerable to thinning during weight loss
  • Calculate BMI and set realistic goals for weight loss
  • Never skip face muscle exercises
  • Have a healthy lifestyle and stay hydrated always

Many people due to their work schedules, unhealthy eating, hormonal imbalances, and mental health problems etc. gain weight. It is unhealthy to gain excess weight, but if you lose too much, you may lose face fat as well. This can make your face slimmer and could make you look older and accentuate the tiny pores on the face. 

Weight loss is a great achievement for those trying to lose weight. However, one of the biggest risks associated with weight loss is its effect on your skin. Sometimes you might even develop loose skin, stretch marks and other skin problems. It can also cause permanent marks on the skin.

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The structure of the human face is very complicated. The complex musculature system lies beneath the compartmentalised layers of subcutaneous fat which are then topped with a layer of skin. All these together cover the boney sections which make a face. The thickness of subcutaneous fat forms the facial fullness majorly. But, it is highly susceptible to grow thin when the body sheds fat. 

A strategic weight loss plan accompanied by exercise and a healthy diet can help you look beautiful even when you are losing your overall weight. A healthy weight loss program can help you lose those extra kilos without shedding any face fat. Here are some tips that can help you achieve that: 

Set your Goals for Weight Loss

To lose weight properly, you must know your body mass index first (BMI). When you know where exactly to start from, your goals will look much more realistic and achievable. You can calculate the BMI by diving your weight by your height. For example, if your weight is 60 kg and your height is 1.70m, then the formula for calculating your BMI would be 60 / (1.7x1.7)= 20.8. The BMI ranges from 18.5 and 24.9 per cent. When you opt to attain a mid-range BMI, you can have a healthy face and lose weight at the same time.

Be Slow and Steady

Don’t aim at a massive weight loss right in the beginning. Have a slow and steady approach. This will help you maintain muscle mass while losing weight.

Cut Down Calorie Intake

Before you start off with a weight loss program, know your calorie requirement to maintain your current weight. Then, cut down the consumption of calories by 250. Also, you must increase your physical activities and burn extra calories. This will help you lose 0.5 pounds in a week.

Do not Skip Exercise

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You must aim at working out for 150 minutes a week. This will help a steady weight loss. Exercising not only helps in losing weight, but it also helps promote a healthy immune system and a healthy heart.

Your Goal should be Clear

The weight you are trying to achieve must be realistic. If you try to attain a body weight which is lower than your required body mass, the body may become lean but, your facial muscles may appear to be thinner. Set a goal which is ideal for your entire body.

Have a Healthy Lifestyle

Instead of dieting and starving yourself, you must attain a healthy lifestyle. Make sure healthy living becomes a part of your routine. Drink lots of water and start feeling good about life. This will let your stay happy and give you reasons to smile and have healthy face muscles.

If you are aiming at losing weight without having the effects on your face, a healthy lifestyle and continuous workout is the key.

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