Loose saggy skin?

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Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 14:03
I got huge while pregnant with both of my kids...any tips for loose saggy skin? Vitamins? Skin care products? ANYTHING?!!!

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Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 15:09
Lots of water, it seems to be the cure for everything when you are dieting. But I also read that cinnamon is good in helping skin elasticity when losing weight.

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Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 15:45
Hey... Know what you mean about getting huge... I was pregnant with twins...My waist was 57 inches.. I am only 5'2..so I spread Out...My Dr said increase the dairy... calcium for the elasticity...It worked for me...I had a lot of sagging...After the twins I lost a lot of weight...hhhmmmm maybe I need to get pregnant again!!! lol NOT!! Hope this helps...

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Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 18:32
Spanx panties! Embarassed
I just look at my permanently changed tummy and consider it a good investment in my 3 kids. When I was a lot slimmer and working out a ton it really was minimized but it'll never be exactly the same as pre-pregnancy. I think you just have to learn to love the new you. That said, time, dieting, water and exercise will all help.

I asked my doc about products to help with stretching and he said it's the inner layer of skin that stretches (if it were the outer layers you'd bleed!) and creams won't help ultimately. It's based on heredity as to whether or not your skin is elastic. Very skinny friends of mine gained at least as much as I did but didn't get a single stretch mark and no sagging. He said the upside to not having very elastic skin is that you tend not to wrinkle, or look older, as easily and I must say this is true. (Keep out of the sun, though) My flat tummied, non-marked girfriends look their age and have beautiful laugh lines around their eyes so I think the world has a way of evening things out!

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Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 21:20
Thanks for the suggestions. I do need to drink more water. I also read that decreased estrogen causes lowered production of collegen which in turn creates saggy, thinned skin. My next yearly I'm going to have him check hormone levels on me. There are foods that increase estogen, such as soy, so I'm going to try to implement that in my diet too. Anyone ever try Tofu?

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Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 22:28
Tofu is dee-licious!I like the meduim to firm textured ones but you'll have to try out which one you prefer. Great in a stir fry with vegetables.

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Posted: 29 Mar 2007, 11:26
When I was pregnant, I wore a back brace made for pregnant women. It held my tummy in/ up nicely, and I never got the pouch some women get after birth. I fully contribute it to that brace.

I put it on from the minute I got up out of bed, and only took it off to sleep and when I did laps in the pool. It was a pain readjusting it all the time, but now I am glad I used it. I really didn't have a choice since I had a back problem prior to getting pregnant, and with the added weight on my stomach, I would have been in serious pain if I tried to go without the brace.

Thankfully my back problem is gone now. But if I start losing weight too rapidly, I will get another brace. I figure it is like a training bra, but for my stomach, lol.
Cindy S-

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Posted: 01 Apr 2007, 09:10
Thanks for all your help! Very Happy

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