Post # 1
I am petite in size, except my lower half but I pretty much have no motivation to tone it up to look good so hopefully I will at least maintain the weight and have the dresses cover by big rear-end 😛
However, I always had baby fat and double chin issue all my life and I am sure it won’t look pretty on wedding day pictures (it didn’t turn out well on pre-wedding photo session)
I heard facial baby fat and double chin is probably one of the hardest spot to lose weight on. Anyone tried some method that helps? I still have 4-5 months at this point. I prefer not to go the surgery route or any meds.
Post # 3
You can’t just lose weight on any one spot. Spot reduction is a myth. It depends on your own body type–where you keep the weight, where you lose it first, everyone is different. Losing weight overall will help you lose weight in your face, but you can’t pinpoint it there.
Post # 4
The look of a double chin is greatly affected by your posture. I’ve noticed this a lot more as I’ve gotten older (ripe old 30, here). If you sit on the couch and read looking down at a book, for example, you’re bending your neck to one place and just squishing it there. Do that for half an hour, now go look at your neck in a mirror. Big ol’ line! And all that time you’re looking down and developing a fabulous neck wrinkle, the muscles in your neck and chin have gone flaccid.
I don’t know what your hobbies and habit are (or what your neck looks like), but this could be at least a piece of it. If you’re a reader like I am, prop your book on a pillow on your lap instead of holding it down. When working on your laptop, use a lapdesk to hold it up higher so you’re not cranking your neck. Make sure your desktop monitor is adjusted to the right height (top should be eye-level) and sit up straight.
Little things can help!
Post # 5
As PP said, you can’t really spot reduce for fat. A lot of it is posture, but found that even though I wasn’t overweight before I got into fitness, I did have a chubby face and some extra chin nonsense. When I toned up and shed body fat, some of it went away. But for me, a lot of it is genetic- I have fat-face genes.
I’m sure there’s a minor outpatient cosmetic procedure that can help if it really bothers you.
Post # 6
When I cut sugar out for whatever reason (candy, soda, etc.) it really slims my chin and face and general! I don’t know why, but my face puffs up when I’ve been eating sugar.
Post # 7
@bells219: I get what you are saying. I guess I need to start exercising to tone my body up. The only concern I have is that I don’t have much of excessive fat on my upper body (with a flat chest and everything) so if I lose overall weight, I’m afraid I will see result on the upper body first, which going from almost flat to really flat.
I am not overweight or anything, my BMI actually is slightly underweight already. But I sit too much at work without proper exercise so my lower body (butt, thighs…etc) has a lot of excessive fat.
looks like there isn’t anything other than the good old fashioned exercise
Post # 8
I feel you… I’ve always been sensitive about my neck/chin – it’s just kind of flabby. Unfortunately there’s not much you can do. I lost ten pounds and toned up before my wedding, but I still had a little bit of “the waddle.” In the end I just made myself get over it, because I figured if I had it when I was in the best shape possible, it’s just part of what I look like. Also, no one is really focusing on your jaw. Posture does help – and on the plus side, it’s literally one of the easiest things to fix in Photoshop 🙂
Post # 13
@MeghanV: I am glad to know I am not the only one. People I talked to all think I am crazy.
Trust me, I have done photo editing on every single photo I took at the pre-wedding shoot haha (my photographer sucked! I wish I had a few more thousand dollars in budget to find a better one)
I am not worried about my photoshopped pictures, but probably more about the pictures taken by guests at the wedding. As you all know, nowadays hundreds of pictures will be uploaded from the wedding onto facebook 😛
I am beginning to just accept it and this is who I am. I guess it’s easier to try to angle myself so that my double chin won’t show up in pictures.
I just thought of the board today and see if I could get any new insights on fixing this.
Post # 14
@lamkky: Chin liposuction is the only thing I’ve heard of that takes away a hereditary double chin (which I’m assuming you have since you’re underweight). I don’t know if the chin liposuction gets rid of it permanently though.
Here’s some info about double chin surgery options with a lot doctors tuning in on it: http://www.realself.com/question/what-benefits-chin-liposuction
And here’s some doctors answering a question about double chin exercises: http://www.realself.com/question/double-chin-exercises
Good luck and I am sorry you are going through this. But just know that no matter what, you will be so happy and radiant and in love on your wedding day that it’s totally not possible for you to NOT ooze beautifulness. ;D You’ll have the bride and then newlywed glow!!! 🙂