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Topic Title: Stretch marks could be a problem if you go from obese to fit
Created On: 01/13/2010 09:22 AM
 05/17/2013 01:41 PM

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I tend to think that age is a significant factor in losing a dramatic amount of weight and then acquiring stretch marks. When the skin is younger, it tends to be more pliable, resilient, and elastic. However, as the skin ages, it loses some of its ability to bounce back like before.

Because of this, I think it is extremely important to rub vital oils like coconut oil into the skin when trying to lose weight (in the hopes of thwarting stretch marks). Naturally, this should done when someone is older, but I think it would also be beneficial for younger skin.

Has any one lost a lot of weight and acquired stretch marks? Unfortunately, I got a few when I gained weight.
 01/30/2013 02:23 PM

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Unfortunately, stretch marks can be an undesirable effect of losing a lot of weight. Individuals devoid of limited money issues, like some stars you see on television, can pay to have the excess skin and/or stretch marks taken off or greatly diminished. [br][br]People who do not have a large bank account, though, must rely on other means to counteract this type of problem. I have read that natural oils, like palm oil and coconut oil, have healing properties when regularly applied. Maybe try products such as these? [br] [br]
 11/29/2011 04:11 PM

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It's true, stretch marks can be an undesirable consequence of losing a substantial amount of weight. Still, I think people must weigh the risks and benefits. Obesity can lead to health challenges like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and, unfortunately, the list goes on. Stretch marks, though not appealing to look at, to my knowledge do not encourage these life-threatening conditions. Therefore, if someone is grossly overweight, losing weight is a good thing. Stretch marks can be cosmetically addressed if a person's means will allow.
 01/13/2010 09:22 AM

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[p]Every new year (often) starts with the same old or very common new year's resolutions. Always in the top ten: losing weight by exercising more and eating healthier. Soon you will see more people signing up at gyms, buying walking/running shoes at running stores, choosing fresh produce from the farmer's market, taking the stairs at work, and the list goes on.[/p] [p]Needless to say not everybody who started with great enthusiasm will actually still be on track in February or even in the summer and achieve his/her goals. However, what about the people who can show significant weight loss? Are they ready to buy a new bikini or swim shorts and hit the beach with their amazed friends?[/p] [p]The answer is NO! Because most people who lose a lot of weight (fat) do not lose the 'abundance of skin.' The consequence are stretch marks. A friend of mine who became a gym rate a year ago now faces this new challenge, but does not know what to do about it? He basically feels as embarrassed as he felt when he was overweight.[/p] [p]So if you wanna go from picture 1 (obese) to picture 2 (very fit) or somewhere in between, be aware of stretch marks.[/p] [p]picture 1 [img=427x500][/img] picture 2 [img=333x500][/img] [/p]

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