I'm 5'0 and 95 lbs. I'm happy with my body. I used to be 110 lbs but I've lost 15 lbs over the past few months without even trying just by cutting out the junk food. My body looks very good now but oh my god, my face:( I used to have a baby face and relatively chubby cheeks which I liked because it made me look younger. I look older now because my face is so gaunt. I want to try paleo for the rest of the year and see how I feel on it. Does anyone have any tips to gain weight on my face without regaining the weight on my body? Thanks!
i have no scientific reasoning to this answer but i don't see any logical way to make this happen. it's like the antithesis of trying to spot reduce and we all know that doesn't work. don't be afraid to put a little bit of weight back on girls look much better, imo, when they aren't skin and bones.
In my own experiences with weight loss, I find that, as my skin overall tightens and catches up with weight loss, my face eventually does. I usually really like it when my face looks thinner, but then, my cheeks always come back, but I have made peace with that - maybe yours will too! I have found that skin seems to catch up a little afterwards, which is probably age dependent as well.
Dunno if this will help you or not, but it probably can't hurt. Japanese women are traditionally thin:
It is known that Japanese women have fewer wrinkles and less skin sagging that women of the same age living in North America. These two groups of women vary greatly in diet and lifestyle, however.
Even when Japanese women living in Tokyo were compared with women from the Asian cities of Shanghai and Bangok, however, they showed the least visible signs of aging.
Diet and lifestyle factors for these three Asian groups of women are comparable except for one notable exception: the consumption of natto in Japan.
Tokyo residents frequently enjoy natto, a strong smelling food traditionally made from fermented soybeans for breakfast. Natto is loaded with menaquinone, Vitamin K2, and blood samples of the Tokyo women revealed high circulating levels of this fat soluble vitamin.
Further research which bolsters the notion that getting plenty of K2 in the diet makes for smoother facial features is found in the research of Korean scientists and was published in the journal Nephrology in 2008.
Google Facial Yoga
If you do any fitness training, be conscious of how you engage face/head/neck muscles. Your face can develop different contours through excercise just like the rest of you. Gather some ideas from Facial Yoga info and incorportate it into your daily routine.
My experience with these ideas has made me more conscious of my head and neck attitude while breathing during exercise, walking, etc. Anytime I can spare some attention to it, it is something I address. I definitely notice a less drawn face when I'm dilligent about these things, and chalk this up to better head and neck posture in general.
I "lose/gain" in my face first, and it's probably just water retention. For me it's absolutely associated with higher carb levels than my normal. It always happens when I go off the paleo wagon.
So I dunno -- drink a lot of booze? Just kidding. Maybe you need to up your carbs as a % of total calories. Have a few extra potatoes.
But no idea where that's gonna end up on your body.
That's not how it works. If your face looks gaunt, since you're already quite slim for your height, I'd try to regain some weight. Just 5 lbs to start and see if you look healthier. I was 95 lbs for a while as an adult and my face was also painfully thin. Now I'm around 105 and my face looks glowingly healthy. Rounded cheeks are beautiful, and while I'm assuming you're on the younger side, nothing ages a woman more unflatteringly than an emaciated face, no matter what the rest of her looks like...
If you don't mind me linking to a relevant article: http://www.tomvenuto.com/asktom/lose_fat_in_face.shtml
My own experience is that the very low carb version of paleo wasn't for me for this very reason. I'm now following Paul Jaminet's 'Perfect Health Diet' and my face looks healthy.
Have some patience. My face looked quite gaunt after I dropped 30 lbs. It seems to have 'settled in' to my new weight since then.
I have seen claims that 'loose skin' is actually skin plus traces of sub-cutaneous fat that hasn't gone yet. Don't know if this is true but it would explain my experience.
PS: I'm 56, you may have a lot more elasticity tham me.