Ask an expert

20 Mar 2007

skin and fat around tummy
Hi there.

I would just like to know something. I am on Herbalife at the moment, and I weighed 90.4 kg when I started at the beginning of February. I am currently weighing 81.9kg, and it's really going well. I had alot of fat around my tummy, and I am starting to notice that the fat is slowly but surely fading away. There is still alot, but it's fading. Now I am noticing the skin is not shrinking. I am 23 years old, and I have been overweight for about 5 yrs now. Do you think the skin will eventually shrink back, or is there something I can do to help. I am jogging 4 times a week for half an hour, but i am not doing any situps or anything at the moment, as I believe that I must first burn the fat through cardio. I really hope that the skin will shrink back, because I am aming to fit into a 34 pants, were now I am wearing a 40.

Any advice will be greatly apreciated.
Answer 342 views

01 Jan 0001

HI Kitty

This is quite common and difficult to combat, but provided you stick with it a lose the weight slowly, at least part of the problem will come right by itself. So it does eventually adjust to a certain extent, the key is to lose weight gradually and correctly - that is, doing the right type of exercise, which you are doing for now, and also following the right diet. What you can change is to start to introduce some strength training, not just sit-ups but also some other weight training if you can use machines at the gym. But certainly add the situps, they are not going to do any harm, as long as you keep the focus on cardio.

Good luck
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9362 votes
67% - 19321 votes