Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
Admit it; at some point or another, you want to lose that stubborn facial fat. So here are some effective ways to tone down that chubby cheeks:
A total body workout helps to target problem areas on your body. If you have a really chubby face, it means you need to burn those fats not only on your face but on your whole body as well. Try brisk walking or cycling to help you lose fat on your entire body.
According to American College of Sports Medicine, you need to have at least 250 minutes per week of moderate cardio exercise to achieve a significant loss of body weight. Also, you can try these facial exercises that may help strengthen facial muscles:
> Move your lower jaw outwards and inwards holding each position for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
With your mouth closed, smile as wide as you can without parting your lips. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
If you are overweight, you need to shed some pounds in order to lose facial fat. You need to have a calorie deficit which means reducing your caloric intake and burning it (through physical activity).
In order to do this, you need to choose low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods don’t only help you lose weight, but also promotes healthy looking skin on face and body as well.
Also, you need to avoid foods high in sodium, and processed foods that cause water retention and subsequent ballooning of the face. You also need to avoid diuretics such as alcohol and caffeine and avoid dehydration that could also cause water retention as well. Cut down your consumption of these face-bloaters and always re-hydrate yourself with water.
CHECK IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS
If you have an average body and you have a “swollen face” maybe it’s not your body weight but other conditions that cause you face to appear bloated.
Some of these are food allergies, the surging of progesterone hormone in women right before having their monthly period, hypothyroidism, and Cushing’s syndrome. People who are taking steroid drugs can also have a bloated face.
Having a fat face can be an asset (chubby cheeks) or a liability (bloated face) to your personality depending on how you look at it. Being perfectly contented with your looks and physique is great but you also need to consider your overall health condition as well.