These Easy Tips Will Help You Lose Face Fat in No Time
Our culture encourages a lifestyle of minimum exercise and calorie dense foods. Are you self conscious about extra facial flab? If you want to lose some facial fat, stay tuned for some great trimming tips!
If you have tried diet and exercise, and you have some pudge that still won’t budge in your face you should make sure you don’t have any health conditions that may be hindering your progress.
Here are a few common causes of a puffy face:
Inflammation - The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in processed foods, hydrogenated fats, and refined sugars. This contributes to a steady rise of inflammation in the population, evidenced by diseases like autoimmunity. Food allergies are another common culprit of inflammation with gluten, dairy, and soy being some of the highest offenders.
Indigestion - Indigestion can lead to bloating and flatulence from undigested food. Hypochlorhydria is a common cause. Food allergies can play a role in this as well.
Chronic stress - Are you stressed 24/7? Over a period of time chronic stress can lead to the build up of stress hormones in the body like cortisol. Excess cortisol can cause weight gain including a puffy face.
Hormonal imbalance - Disruptions of the endocrine system can lead to irregular rhythms of the pancreas, thyroid, adrenals and other endocrine glands responsible for maintaining the hormones and chemicals in your body. The scale will often reflect this haywire pattern with sudden weight gain.
Kidney problems - Struggling kidneys can lead to water retention which makes your face looks puffy and swollen. Push down on your shin bone, and if the skin doesn’t bounce back quickly from the dent it can be a sign of pitting edema.
Thyroid disorders - The thyroid is the master gland of your metabolism. One sure fire way to know if your metabolism is struggling due to a thyroid problem is to perform the Barnes Basal Body Temperature test on yourself.
There are many exercises you can do that tone the facial muscles. Some of them are as simple as performing a theatrical smile for 10 seconds or chewing a piece of gum during the day. According to this article by WellMassive called How to Lose Face Fat: A Guide For Slimming Your Face, “Performing some or all of these daily will help with muscle tone, strength and definition, which will lead to some fat loss over time.”
Men have to be in the 10% body mass index range and women have to be in the 20% body mass index range to see dramatic structural changes in the face. The good thing is that most people see an improvement reflected in their face by losing only a few pounds because often the body sheds weight there quickly before going after other problem areas. Another factor to consider is that everyone has a different face shape whether it is oval, round, square, or heart shaped. Thus your round face may not look like a model's heart shaped face.
Americans consume over 130 pounds of sugar a year, and sugar directly contributes to inflammation. This overconsumption of sugar places undue stress on our pancreas, adrenals, and liver so cut back on the sugar to avoid extra pounds. This includes lowering your intake of carbohydrates, especially the processed kind. Your face will thank you.
There are a variety of diets with which many people are experiencing great success. A few of these include:
- Low Carb diets like Atkins and the Mediterranean diet
- The Ketogenic Diet
- The Paleo Diet
- The Trim Healthy Mama diet
Eating low carb and low glycemic are some good rules of thumb to get your weight loss off to a good start. Even if you want to just cut out 500 calories a day from your diet that could help you lose approximately a pound a week. Apps like MyFitnessPal are helpful for counting calories on the run.
There are both good fats and bad fats. Incorporating some healthy brown fats into your diet will help to rev up your metabolism. Organic coconut oil is a great option.
The Trim Healthy Mama (THM) diet is based on the premise that the body’s metabolism can only burn one fuel at a time. The 2 primary fuels are fat and carbohydrates. Thus, THM advises people not to combine the fuels unless they want their bodies to store some fat. A good example of this would be eat your potato, but don’t put butter on it. This theory can be incorporated into any diet or style of eating to maximize your weight loss. Just because a diet or lifestyle worked for someone else all of our bodies are different. You find what works best for you!
Nutrition for your face
- Vitamin C - Getting adequate vitamin C will help prevent the formation of wrinkles. It will also help to slow the skin's aging.
- Collagen - Collagen gives elasticity to the skin. It can be added to shakes and capsules for easy ingestion. There are non-gelatin forms available. It is excellent for joint health.
- Magnesium - Magnesium is a great supplement to prevent water retention. I like the Magnesium Taurate form by Cardiovascular Research because it is easy to assimilate.
Products and Procedures
This list of products and procedures contains both old and new methods for reducing facial fat and improving facial appearance. This list contains both home options and spa options. Cosmetic surgery is highly risky and not cost effective.
- Ultrasonic cavitation machine
- Facial massage
- Facial masks
- Anti-cellulite coffee scrub
- Cool sculpting
Regardless of society’s expectations, it is important not to make having a slender face a priority just because we live in a selfie taking world. If slimming down your face makes you feel more confident then go for it, but never lose sight of how beautiful you are. Just like maps get a little crinkled and worn, if your face has a few wrinkles and sags from the journey, wear them proudly as evidence of a life well lived. Also see eMaxHealth's previous coverage, titled Potential Non-Surgical Solution for Double Chin Presented at Medical Meeting.