Top Habits to Kick in Order to Lose Weight in your Face

Jan 16th, 2013No Comments

 Top Habits to Kick

Gaining weight in the face naturally happens when a person gains weight in other areas of their body. However, what people don’t realize is that they are doing things to cause this. So here are some bad habits to kick in order to lose weight in the face, as well as other areas.

Eating Sweet and Salty Foods

Sweet and salty snacks are a great combination for anyone craving the pair while they can be just as good separately. However, many nutritionists believe that eating a lot of refined sugar and table salt causes the face to look plumper due to water retention, not body fat. So low-sugar and low-sodium foods are better for people to eat when they want to lose some weight in their face.

Eating Fat Free and Low Fat Foods

Eating fat free and low-fat foods saves people calories if they are on a low-calorie diet, but what companies replace the fat with can be more harmful. Some add sugar which is believed to cause water retention in the face, others add chemicals and some companies add both. Instead of trying to cut the fat out, focus more on the type of fat in foods, as some of them are needed to keep the body healthy.

Skipping Fruits and Vegetables

Most people don’t think about how much fruit and vegetables they eat and this can be a problem. Not only are they full of nutrients that the body needs, but they help curb cravings for sweet and salty snacks. Some people might argue that fruits are just as full of sugar, but these are natural sugars, not refined sugars. Fruits and vegetables also have water in them, which is something else the body needs.

Skipping Meals

Some diets out there say that skipping meals will help a person lose weight but this is a lie. When a person skips meals, it forces their metabolism to slow down so that the food they eat lasts longer. It also causes the body to begin storing the food in the form of fat which then makes the person gain weight instead of losing it. People can lose weight in their face, as well as other areas of their body, by simply eating small portions of healthy foods more times a day, increasing their metabolism.

Drinking Soda Instead of Water

People who don’t drink enough water are asking for a fatter face because the body begins to store excess water to prevent dehydration if it thinks there isn’t enough available to meet its fluid needs. This leads to puffy looking cheeks and eyes. To top it off, drinking sodas in place of water only makes the issue worse due to the refined sugar in sodas. People who want to lose weight in their face should drink more water as well as eat more fruits and vegetables to get all the water they need.

Drinking Alcohol and Taking Medications

When it comes to weight gain in the face, drinking alcohol can be a cause. This is because drinking alcohol can cause water retention and contains empty calories that mostly consist of sugars. So avoiding alcohol can help people lose weight in their face. Water retention can also be caused by taking medications, so reducing medication consumption can help people lose facial weight. However, people on prescription drugs will need to consult their doctor first.

While some of these bad habits obviously cause people to gain weight in the face and other body parts, some of them are more unknown to the majority of people. Simply kicking some of these bad habits can reverse that facial weight gain.

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The office of Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Advanced Facial Aesthetics located in Boston, MA offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments including Botox, FFS, Rhinoplasty and many others. Call 617-566-3223 or email us at info@drspiegel.com Google+

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