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Does losing weight age you?

I looked down at my hands typing and I did not recognize them. They look old. I have lost 50lbs. Is it possible that losing the weight has caused me to appear older? Have all these years of abusing my body aged me to that point? I am only 24. My hands look like they are 40. Has this happened to anyone else?

Fri. Nov 9, 9:36am

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There was a woman at work who lost 100 lbs thru Weight Watchers. She lost the weight solely by dieting so she had a lot of loose skin. This made her look old.

Friday, November 09, 2007, 10:15 AM

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AT 24 your skin will shrink. Be patient. You've done great work. Be proud.

Friday, November 09, 2007, 10:34 AM

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Fat does make one appear younger, but so does being healthy and fit. Make sure you're drinking enough water and getting enough healthy fats (Omega-3's, Olive Oil, avocado, walnuts, etc.)

You have done a great job! Congrats on your loss! You'll get used to your new body soon...

Friday, November 09, 2007, 11:26 AM

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I'm 25 and my hands have just started looking old to me. I've only lost about 15lbs, and was never overly overweight, so I think maybe it's a combination of actually getting older and the winter dry air drying them out.

Friday, November 09, 2007, 12:35 PM

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losing weight and aging

I'm 60 and I do know that losing weight has made me look older. I still want to lose some weight but very slowly

Friday, November 09, 2007, 3:04 PM

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In part it's just the contrast between what you've been used to seeing and what you are seeing now.

An example that may help--ask any mother of two singleton kids. After the second is born, there's a week or so during which the first child's head looks abnormally, almost monstrously huge. Is it? Of course's just the contrast.

Friday, November 09, 2007, 4:42 PM

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LOL I had forgotten about that phenomenon! So true!!! LOL

Friday, November 09, 2007, 9:46 PM

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