I had never thought about this in the past, but just before I started my new regimen, I started worrying about the excess skin I will probably have after losing weight. I have around 110 more lbs to lose. I've been overweight my entire life. I'm now ... gasp... 30 years old ... so that's a long time for my skin to be all stretched out.
I'm trying to lose very slowly at a rate of 1-2 lbs per week. Any other time I've been on a diet, I would lose around 10 lbs the first week and 4-5 each week until I started slowing down to the healthy 1-2 lbs/week, then became discouraged and quit.
I'm also exercising every day and strength training every day. I'm hoping that this will help reduce the possibility of excess skin.
I read that skin is very thin and usually what people think is excess skin is actually adipose tissue. On the body contouring surgeries on TV (which I watch ALL the time), they usually do remove a great deal of fat as well. I've spoken to a lot of body builders and they all say that I should aim for fat loss instead of weight loss if I want to avoid this.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? Any suggestions to avoid this problem?