Weight gain sits differently on each of us, and if wishes were horses, most women would prefer that body fat to rest on their boobs and hips region proportionately. But sadly, this isn’t always the case. Instead, rebellious body fat often decides to slip into the belly and arms, and as if that isn’t stressful enough, they even take a seat on our faces. Many women struggle with how to lose weight in general, and losing weight on the face seems even harder. But how can you lose face fat fast?
Surely, it’s nothing contouring and highlighting cannot solve but it gets to a point when you want that face to breathe from all the layering of makeup. That’s where you start seeking a true solution to losing that adamant layer of fat on your face. While this is a different kind of weight loss journey many aren’t familiar with and information on the subject is not as available, losing weight on your face isn’t impossible. With a few guiding tips, you can make that facial fat struggle a thing of the past. However, it does take discipline and consistency before you begin to see results. Hey, we didn’t say it was going to be easy but it’ll well be worth it.
Here are 7 tips to help you lose face fat and they’re actually quite simple…
#1. Try facial exercise
You might wonder if facial exercises are a thing and do they really work? The answer is yes, they do. These exercises help tone the facial muscles and burn fat on the cheeks and smoothen the neck area. Did I mention they also work on aging marks? I just heard you breathe a sigh of relief. Yes, there’s still hope!
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#2. Limit carbs intake to lose face fat
It sounds fashionable but cutting down on carbs is something to consider if you want to lose weight on your face. Especially refined carbohydrates like white flour, white rice, white bread, pastries, pasta, sodas, snacks, etc. Heartbreaking? Yes, but it’s worth it. Save it for the occasional eating. You should also opt for alternatives to carbohydrate food sources such as brown rice and oatmeal bread.
#3. Limit processed foods intake
Several studies have linked processed foods and drinks with increased risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Avoid processed foods as much as possible and consume whole foods such as fresh vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats instead. A diet high in trans fats, fast food, and sugary drinks lead to general weight gain by causing your blood sugar to spike and signaling the body to store up fat, which eventually shows up on the face.
#4. Use de-puffing tools
There are various facial de-puffing tools available in the market right now. A jade roller is one of the most popular options. They help reduce facial fat simply by rolling it around the face, especially the cheek area.
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#5. Avoid consumption of inflammatory foods
Certain vegetable and seed oils, which are used in some processed foods, are known to cause an inflammatory response in the body. Some point to vegetables like tomatoes, aubergine, and peppers — all part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) — as possible culprits when it comes to facial “swelling.” Fill your diet with anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric, oily fish, blueberries, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale. To aid good gut health, you can also add probiotic foods to your diets such as sourdough bread, natural yogurt, kefir, miso, and sauerkraut.
#6. Get some more sleep
Sleep deprivation is a one-way ticket to eye bags and a puffy face but deeper than that is the connection between an unhealthy sleep pattern and hormones. When you don’t get enough sleep, it triggers the release of certain hormones which automatically increase your appetite. Now you can see the link between insomnia and midnight snacking, and ultimately, weight gain. The solution? Get a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Playing catch up with your sleep will not easily reverse the damage caused by losing hours of sleep each night. Simply put, now’s the right time to take sleeping seriously.
#7. Avoid excessive drinking
The reason why you might be adding weight on your face could be alcohol-related because alcohol is basically sugar and calories and it also leaves the face bloated. Avoid daily consumption of alcohol and if you must, a glass a day is fine. Anything more could be tilting towards excessive drinking. Need a much better alternative that will actually help you lose weight from your face? Drink more water!
When the body is dehydrated, our organs react by trying to hold on to as much water as possible. When dehydration leads to water retention, the most visible sign of the cycle is a puffy face, especially when we wake up. Women are advised to drink 10-11 cups of water from fluid and non-fluid sources daily, while men need 15-16 cups for overall health.
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