It’s not unusual for the face to store fat. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to help trim the soft edges.
Facial fat depends on a number of factors including genetics. Therefore, if plump faces are a trait in your family, you’ll simply have to accept it as just that.
Obesity certainly doesn’t help. Body fat is usually distributed throughout the body, and that includes the face.
Thankfully, obesity is slightly easier to deal with than accepting genetics, and a healthy diet plan can reduce body and facial fat.
Determining Whether You Need to Lose Facial Weight
The first natural step would be to take a close look in the mirror.
Is your body quite thin and your face on the large size?
Or do you have a big body and a small face?
Usually, people with slimmer bodies who think that they may be carrying too much weight on their face is down to the mental distortion of one’s own image.
Trying to be impartial when looking in the mirror is key.
The next step would be to have a look at family members’ faces. Do they look similar to you? If so, there’s a high possibility that genetics is responsible for your dilemma.
Why not ask other people’s opinions? There’s no harm in asking your family and friends to honestly tell you whether your face is chubby.
Sometimes it’s easy to mistake puffiness to facial fat. Puffiness usually results from a lack of sleep, lack of exercise, salty foods and bad nutrition.
When’s the Last Time You Checked Your Posture?
Little things such as poor posture can affect the shape of your face. Slumping can actually cause the appearance of a double chin. Any body fat is usually pushed upwards during a slump, and this can sometimes make your face look fatter than it is.
Try standing more upright and straighter by aligning your spine correctly.
There’s stopping you from speaking to your doctor and asking for his advice on the correct way to stand or sit. Deep breaths can actually prevent you from slumping.
Remember they age old golden rule, shoulders back, chin up and eye contact!
Re-Evaluate Your Diet
Restricting the number of calories you consume can help to lose weight around the face. There are thousands of calorie tables, most of which are very accurate, that can help you plan an effective diet plan.
Are You Overweight?
If you are overweight, losing weight, in general, will also help to lose the fat on your face.
It’s impossible for you to target one particular area of the body when trying to lose weight. Weight loss occurs when body fat across the whole body is reduced, and this includes a face.
A sensible, balanced diet is the best way to lose weight. If this is coupled with a disciplined exercise regimen, you are likely to lose the weight in no time.
It may be a good idea to speak to a nutritionist to help you devise a nutritionally balanced diet that won’t leave you energy zapped.
Cardiovascular exercises, coupled with resistance training, are also perfect for fighting the fab and toning the whole body.
Green vegetables can also help matters along provided that you also avoid sugary high-fat foods.
Try to stave off the alcohol due to the empty calories.
Water is Key
Proper hydration ensures that you are regularly flushing out sodium which is one of the major causes of puffy faces.
The face holds more than 50 muscles, all of which can be exercised and kept healthy as possible.
Although facial exercises might look funny, they are becoming a growing trend with plenty of devotees.
You should never fall into the trap of thinking facial exercises will somehow reduce your facial fat. Instead, you should focus your energies on whole of body exercises regularly.
We’re not joking! There is such a thing called facial yoga which apparently gives the facial muscles a good working over.
We say stick to whole of body workouts!
Something simple as chewing bubblegum uses many facial muscles. It’s not a difficult task to undertake so give it a shot.
Open your mouth as wide as possible and hold that position for a few seconds before relaxing. Repeat about 50 times, twice a day.
Apparently, this is great for the jawline.
Again… we say stick to whole of body workouts!
In an ideal world, you would have the option of targeting specific areas on the body for weight loss.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. In order for you to lose weight around the face, you need to start from the basics.
Regular exercise, coupled with a super healthy diet that is devoid of sugary, high-fat, high carbohydrate foods is ultimately what will help you lose facial fat.
Although facial exercises might help to firm up the muscles behind the face, this certainly won’t shift the fat that sits on top.