I am just starting out my diet/weight loss journey and looking through the posts here have made me worry about the possibility of having lots of loose skin after my weight loss. I plan on losing 100+ pounds and I carry most of my weight in my mid-section. It already hangs low from fat, so I'm fearful its going to be down to my knees if and when I reach my goal weight, lol!
I have read about dry brushing, exfoliating, moisturizing, drinking lots of water, weight lifting and strength training, and gradual weight-loss to prevent the loose skin phenomenon. Do any of these things actually work. I don't want to spend tons of $$$ on creams and lotions only to have them not work. And the dry brushing thing sounds like its a great way to exfoliate, but does it really help the problem? What has worked best for people?
I would love to lose the weight quickly, but I know that it's not healthy long-term and I probably just won't get that lucky, lol! It certainly wasn't put on overnight - I have been overweight/obese my whole life (24 years). I just have to have patience and dedication. However, I really don't want to get to the end of this long road and look just as bad naked as I did before...
So what has worked for you guys? Any specific moisturizers or creams that you would recommend? Or should I get out the weights? Any help would be appreciated!