Loose Skin: How To Find Out If You Have Excess Skin Or Fat

Loose Skin: How To Find Out If You Have Excess Skin Or Fat

In this article today, The Lose Skin Or Fat Test, I’m going to help you identify the true source of your loose skin problem.

I will include some necessary actions steps for you to take that will help improve the appearance the same way I did it.

I write from experience on these matters. After losing 150 pounds of fat, I had to deal with the after effects of loose skin.Nathan Hewitt's, loose skin after weight loss transformation

For a long time, I felt uncomfortable, embarrassed and confused with this issue, and answers without involving surgery were scarce.

However, despite having loose skin. I’ve been able to produce satisfactory results. Hopefully, you will be able to implement my strategy for your personal gain.

So before considering surgery, there are a few important facts we need to clear up about loose skin.

What Is Loose Skin?

The embarrassing appearance of loose skin after losing weight is an emotionally draining subject.

The hanging effect tends to surface primarily around the midsection and makes us wonder whether it’s genuine loose skin or fat.

Loose skin is compromised skin elasticity. If your skin loses elasticity, it will lose its ability to go back to its original form.

Lost elasticity is something we notice with older individuals, but it also happens to younger people on a smaller scale.

Sometimes genetics plays a role in skin elasticity, however, in terms of losing weight, loose skin is usually the result of losing weight quickly, or carrying unwanted weight for a long time.

What Loose Skin Is Often Mistaken For

Many people mistake loose skin for subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fatty or adipose tissue lying directly under the skin layers.

Genuine loose skin should have an almost thin paper texture (like pinching the back of your hand).

Despite the skin being loose, the appearance shouldn’t be thick. If your loose skin has a large thickness to it (as if you were pinching your bum), then you can be certain you have both fat and loose skin.

In my case, I had a mix of what was both subcutaneous fat and loose skin. I was an overweight child, right up until my early teenage years.

I lost weight at a fast rate ( I became obsessed with my attempts at losing weight), which comprised my skins elasticity.

Some people have the appearance of loose skin after weight loss only in the short term. In some lucky instances, the loose skin will go back to its original form, from anywhere between 6 months to a year.

If you carried excess weight for a long time, then it’s unlikely your appearance will change drastically.

Identifying Both Loose Skin And Subcantenus Fat

So, for most people, loose skin is a mix of both subcutaneous body fat and skin. Because subcutaneous fat is “soft” fat, it is loose and easier to confuse with the skin.

It hangs and wobbles and the skin that surrounds it conforms to its shape. I’m not saying loose skin isn’t a real problem – it is. I’m saying that most cases of loose skin can be explained by overly stubborn deposits of subcutaneous fat.

If your loose skin is thicker than a few millimetres, there is residual body fat. Because if the adipose tissue remains, your skin has no reason to return to its former size and elasticity.

As long as the subcutaneous fat attached to it remains, your skin will appear loose and can fill your hand when you grab it.
In my case at age 17, I could grab a lot of this skin because of the stubborn fat still around my midsection.

This is not all bad news if you have the same problem. It just means you have a bit more work to do.

How To Get Rid Of Stubborn Body Fat Deposits

I mentioned earlier that skin will lose elasticity over time, and that once the damage has been done, the likelihood is of it going back is small.

But consider this:

If we can have a mix of both subcutaneous fat and loose skin, then what would we look like if we got rid of that excess fat?

Take this image below for example.


As you can see, there are loose skin wrinkles surrounding the midsection.We know that the surrounding midsection doesn’t have a paper thin appearance.

It’s quite obvious that there is a great amount of fat left over. So what would this person look like if they reached low-fat percentages?

The truth is, it wouldn’t look so bad. And this is where the answer lies:

If you want to improve the appearance of loose skin, you need to hit a lower body fat percentages.

My body today is completely different in appearance because I have hit those lower body fat percentages.

The problem is, many people are experiencing a fat loss plateau. They can’t shift that excess body fat.

And the only way to kick-start the fat burning process once again is by using the correct nutrition and exercise – something I provide in my latest book: The Loose Skin Solution

It’s clear that to improve the appearance of loose skin we must hit those low body fat percentages.

This is good news because now you have a chance to make improvements.

You will need to follow a plan that works. Getting rid of stubborn body fat isn’t a straight forward process. It’s not like dieting and exercising randomly, there are specific actions steps required of you.

My experiences in dealing with loose skin have enabled me to create a plan that will help others.

What my loose skin improvement plan entails:

1. First, to help you identify your body fat to loose skin ratio.
2. Applying a caloric deficit, the correct nutrition and macronutrients to lose fat sensibly.
3. Using correct exercise to change your body fat to muscle ratio, and help you reveal a leaner physique.
4. Using necessary supplements to support both your weight loss and physical health.
5. Providing the necessary mind and skill sets to continue making progress.

To improve your appearance without the use of surgery, you will be required to put in the necessary work. This work, however, will not only change you physically, it will also change you mentally.

In other words, you will be developing your interpersonal skills along the way, and becoming a stronger and determined individual.

I have a special book that is available only to those who are serious about personal change. This ebook is titled The Loose Skin Solution.

In this particular title, I reveal my personal experience and the necessary action steps I took to improve my appearance.

I will show you step by step, how to do what Doctors, personal trainers and other related professionals say isn’t possible without surgery.


Thank you for reading. I hope this article has helped you to identify the difference between loose skin and fat. Should you decide to proceed and make changes with your body, I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nathan Hewitt

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