Fat 2 Fit #120 – Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Written on March 9, 2011 – 5:18 pm | by Russ Turley

Today on the show we do the rare Fat 2 Fit interview. This time it’s with an individual, Jonathan Karpetz, that lost an immense amount of weight. Unfortunately for Jonathan, his skin did not bounce back. A few years ago, he went on a crash diet and lost weight fast and that may have had an impact on his skin returning to it’s proper place. He’s mended his ways and now lives the lifestyle of a thin healthy person and recently had surgery to remove the excess skin that then sagged on his body. It’s a must listen.

Our email this week comes from listener Dina. She’s giving up the scale. She says that she’s realized that in the long term, it doesn’t matter what she weights and is instead focusing on living the healthy lifestyle she deserves. We put this question to all the listeners on Facebook and got some great responses. Could you give up weighing yourself and instead only consider body fat percentage?

Links Mentioned in the Show:
Homemade Is Best

Recipe of the Week:
Healthy Louisiana Gumbo

Motivational Quote:
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

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  1. 2 Responses to “Fat 2 Fit #120 – Excess Skin After Weight Loss”

  2. By Scot on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t listened to this week’s podcast yet, but the scale is a necessary evil for someone who engages in frequent aerobic exercise. I only weigh myself before and after a workout to determine my level of fluid loss during my workout. I usually drop 0.8-1.0 lbs for every hour of aerobic exercise I do. If I drop more than 1 pound, I make certain to add extra water, juice, or milk to my re-hydration routine.

    I completely understand the psychological disadvantages someone may feel when they get on a scale as her weight fluctuates from day to day, but the key is to not worry about small up and downticks in weight and focus on checking for unusual changes.

  3. By Minesh on Mar 14, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree, daily weight & fat loss measurements are useless. Weekly is probably best for measuring a trend, so you can see over a period of time if you’re making progress. Remeber, this is all about a lifestyle change, not a quick, unstustainable crash diet sort of thing.

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