At first, changing the way you look by losing massive amounts of fat may seem like an impossible task, but by breaking your final goal into several smaller steps you can achieve the look and feel you want. You can effectively burn fat and tighten your skin through persistent application of changes in your diet and exercise program.
Sleep seven to eight hours every night. This will help control the chemicals that tell your body if it is full or hungry and decrease your body fat, according to a 2004 study lead by Dr. Shahrad Taheri.
Run five hours every week. Running for an hour five days a week will be sufficient to burn off a lot of body fat. Start each session with a five-minute brisk walk and finish with a five-minute brisk walking cool-down.
Lift weights three days a week. Each session should have three sets of each exercise. Perform eight to 12 repetitions in each set to increase the size of your muscles. Bigger muscles will help tighten your skin by filling in the space beneath it. A sample exercise session begins with sit-ups and back extensions and continues with bench presses, seated rows, squats, hamstring curls and seated shoulder presses.
Exfoliate your skin with a stiff sponge. Do this every day while showering to increase the amount of circulation to the skin and remove dead skin cells that may hinder the body's natural healing process.
Massage vitamin E in to your skin. Vitamin E is a product commonly found in skin lotions and stretch-mark reducing creams. Daily application will keep your skin healthy and ensure it can heal and tighten to the best of its ability.
Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program.