Would you ever think that one of the components for being successful in public is the body pose that public figures adopt while giving a speech or negotiating? Body pose may either emphasize our good assets or unveil something that we would normally prefer to keep for ourselves.
But what about our neck, which we usually have exposed? Is it even possible to have an influence on how it is perceived by the onlookers and our addressees? Probably most of us would say it is impossible because neck is a part of the body almost always bare, except for winter season when it is rather covered.
However, you would be surprised by the fact that a vast majority of the TV presenters, celebrities and public figures are very often well-trained in terms of stretching their necks out for the sake of improving their overall look and thus presenting themselves in a better way. Neck is actually an extremely important part of our bodies not only because it is almost always exposed, but because it is an extension of our head and thus its integral part.
Ideally would be to have beautifully toned and shaped neck. Unfortunately, not everyone can praise themselves with one of such kind. This is because of many factors.
Factors Contributing to Fatty Neck
It should not surprise anyone that being generally overweight or, what is even worse, obese, means that most of the body is covered with an excessive amount of fat. Neck, which you might think does not store fat, will not be omitted from this, too.
Quite the opposite, it will be gaining fat the same way the other body parts will. Of course, some people display tendency to storing more fat in certain spots on their bodies, but all in all, it will spread rather evenly around the whole body.
In case of neck, fat is usually stored under the chin, on the sides or in the jowl. As much as we can hide any other shameful areas covered with fat around in our bodies, it is not the case with neck, which right from the very first moment of any encounter will draw attention of our interlocutors.
Who does not love sugary foods and drinks? High-calorie and fatty cuts of meat is what your diet is mostly composed of? Sadly to say, dieting with highly processed food will surely make your neck look unattractive.
Treating yourself with a tiny cheat meal from time to time is rather advisable and healthy but building up and maintaining unhealthy eating habits on every day basis should be given up right away!
Lack of Exercising
Working out is almost as important for being in shape as eating clean. Eating is a superior factor. This is because no matter how much sweaty our exercise sessions make us – not sticking to a well-balanced diet – will always deprive us of the final success.
Nevertheless, if getting into a car is our only movement in the course of the entire day, we should not expect our body look slender. And this applies to neck, too.
If you already have a diet plan ready, then the only thing missing is an exercise plan. If you combine these two as a regular routine , you will get where you want!
Hormonal issues can be daunting and depressing. Underactive thyroid gland is a quite common hormonal condition affecting metabolism of our whole body and thus this will cause weight gain and might slow down our metabolism. Only those suffering from this disorder actually know how difficult it is to fight with the obstacles of slow metabolism. Despite whole loads of attempts towards toning and losing weight, patients with this disorder very often fail somewhere on the way to their dreamt body shape.
However, patients with thyroidal problems are usually under the observation of a specialist and they take supplementary hormones as to reach hormonal balance.
As much as struggling with a disorder that considerably influences our look might be sometimes difficult to cope, we should not give up on treating it with a medically-proved solution and never let it undermine our confidence.
Say Stop to Neck Fat
We live in a world in which we are judged by others at all times. Unfortunately, there is very little we can do about it. The way other people perceive us is their individual matter and very often this perspective is limited to our attractiveness. From the top of head all the way to neckline is what creates our first-impression profile. For this reason, more and more people get concerned about the look of their neck.
However, what should we believe in? Following beauty magazines and websites can be confusing at times, especially when we read about easy at-home ways for trimming neck fat. In fact, it is not so easy.
Getting rid of a wobbly neck and double chin might be challenging if you do not focus your attention more holistically in terms of losing fat. No exercises performed on face and neck alone will do the work until you reduce your total body fat.
Here Are Best Recommendations for Losing Neck Fat Fast
Create Favorable Conditions for Total Body Fat Loss
If you already struggle with an excessive body fat, the best way to get rid of is to create caloric deficit. Maintained for a prolonged period of time will force your body to start burning fat, including the fat located on your face and neck! How to reach this caloric deficit? Simply by consuming less calories than our body actually burns during a regular day. Human body will quickly switch into a mode of turning fat cells into energy.
In order to achieve an overall healthy level of body fat, you will need to reach between 15 and 20 percent of fat – if you a man, and 20 to 25 percent – if you are a woman.
Already as little as 500 to 1,000 calories taken off our normal daily intake can make a huge difference and turn into 1 to 2 pounds off our weight weekly!
How to effectively cut down on calories? Calories are hidden everywhere. However, you do not necessarily need to completely resign from your favorite food.
Already as little as removing out two 20-ounce soda cans a day will help you to achieve your goal. Each can hide a whooping 250 empty calories! That means if you drink two a day, you add up one pound of fat each week.
Make smart choices and only go for food that you can benefit from. Avoid empty calories. As you cut down on calorie intake, you will soon notice tightening up of your face and neck.
Remember though, do not go too far with cutting down on your calorie intake. You should avoid stepping into a starving mode. Man should not eat fewer than 1,800 calories a day and women should not go under 1,200 calories. Why? Because if you do, you will trigger an adverse reaction – stalling of your metabolism – this is the last thing you want!
Incorporate Food That Supports a Healthy Face and Neck Look
Temptation towards highly processed food might be sometimes difficult to resist, especially when 24-hour chain fast food restaurants are spreading like wildfire nowadays. There is nothing wrong with a one-off dining out experience but if you want to improve your face and neck, then you will need to give up on your regular visits to such places.
For the sake of taking in much fewer calories go for unprocessed and whole food such as fresh vegetables, fruit, grains and lean protein.
Incorporation of white-meat, fish, flank steak and beans will immensely increase the intake of proteins that are responsible for feeling full in stomach and preservation of muscle mass. If you go for a chicken, remember to get rid of fatty skin so you do not consume unwanted fat and cholesterol. It is recommended to consume at least 0.55 gram of protein per pound each day.
Leaving out the products considered to be refined white carbohydrates and sugar-stuffed will be unavoidable. Foods of such type are usually made with white flour and are overly processed, giving your meal almost no nutritional value.
Instead, you will need to get used to eating whole grains, e.g. wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, quinoa, brown rice, barley or oats. Whole grains containing bran, germ and endosperm supply you with more fiber and number of other nutrients.
First you have to kill the myth that spot toning exists! No spot fat reduction exists either. What you have to do is to increase total body circulation, for example by means of performing cardiovascular exercises, commonly referred to as ‘cardio’. To the most popular cardio exercises we can include jogging, brisk walking or cycling. Results will start to be visible if the total week time spent on training is at least 4 hours.
Bear in mind that in order not to get bored with a single type of movement while performing cardio, you might also want to try some of the cardio alternatives broadly available in the fitness clubs and gyms. They are equipped with highly professional machines such as treadmills, cross trainers, steppers and so on. Remember to keep it varied!
Another type of training you should incorporate into your weekly routine is a resistance or strength workout, which combined with cardio will result in building ore defined muscle mass. Muscles, compared to fat, require much more calories to sustain, which simply means that they will burn calories even when you are in a sedentary mode. Stick to at least two 20-minute workouts a week and you will quickly observe that the overall body fat loss is actually possible, including fat located on your face and neck.
Tip: You need to remember about training all muscle groups. Focusing on only one muscle group will eventually make you look a bit funny. And remember that consistency pays off!
Don’t Forget About Skin Located on Your Neck
Ageing is a natural process, even though you might not like it at all. Nobody does. We are usually able to predict somebody’s age based on the looks and quality of their facial and neck skin. As we get older it becomes naturally saggy and wrinkled. Some people grow double chin. On the other hand we can develop an excessive skin as a result of rapid weight loss and this will also cause our skin look old.
There are no homemade solutions for improving skin definition, however, if you introduce and maintain few simple regimes in your life, your neck will soon become smoother and tighter. Most important regimes are giving up on cigarettes, moisturizing your skin with sunscreen, eating unprocessed food, exercising and finally hydrating.
Note: As a result of water retention, our face and neck might be only seemingly fat but, in fact, they are more likely to be puffy. In order to get rid of excessive water and the puffiness and to make our neck look “fitter”, you need to limit or cut out completely high-sodium foods.
Neck Tilts and Stretches
Neck movements on their own can do very little to get rid of the excessive fat. However, if they are done in addition to your overall body physical activity, they might actually help, too.
Perform several repetitions of side-to-side neck movements, followed by downwards and upwards moves and finally stretch your neck to the back. Best results are to be achieved when performed regularly and in multiple series.
In order to make your little tilts a little bit harder after some time, put your hand on the back of your neck to create a gentle resistance. By doing 10 repetitions three times a day your neck muscles start to develop an increased concentration of muscle tissues in the desired area.
Stretching your neck in the morning is another example of a very simple movement that in a long run can grow neck muscles. As you have already learnt – muscle mass pushes out fat.
Become a Fruit and Veggie Nosher
You probably know that the benefits of eating fruits and veggies are priceless. So, what makes people forget about them in their daily diet?
High in fiber, vitamins and minerals, both fruits and veggies are a must that you should add into your diet obligatorily. To achieve a healthy balance aim for five to nine servings of fruits and veggies a day. One serving of fruit equals ½ cup chopped pieces and one serving of vegetables equals 1 cup cooked veggies.
There are plenty of ways to make veggies appealing, e.g. by grilling or steaming. Fruits are the best alternative for sweets and candies, deprived of any nutritional value. Grab your favorite fruits and make a fruit salad.
Who would ever think that training our facial and neck muscle can be this enjoyable? In fact, chewing gum stimulates the muscles located on face and in the neck area. All you need to do is to choose your favorite chewing gum and chew it until you see some good results.
Yet another great news about chewing is that it inhibits hunger and distracts our brain from thinking about eating.
Do not forget about making little breaks as you chew throughout the day and give up on chewing once you observe satisfying results. It is crucial not to overuse chewing!
Excessively done might in fact upset your stomach by “air pockets” created as a result of constant chewing. There are also many sugar-free gums available on the market. But since zero content of sugar is actually good, the artificial sweeteners added in return of white sugar are not.
Pure water is a blessing. It allows plants to grow and ensures growth and development of any living creature on the planet. Water consumed regularly has enormous impact on our well being.
Wondrous benefits associated with water are numerous. If it is losing weight or getting over from a disease, any case will require patients to intake great amount of water.
Improving your neck looks will not go successful without implementing certain water routines. First of all, sipping on water throughout the day keeps you full, so you are less likely to snack in between meals.
Compared to other liquids, water has zero number of calories and once you drink it you do not feel cravings for sweet. As a result of drinking water, you will also see that your better hydrated skin becomes more elastic and less saggy.
Recommended amount of water is between 8 to 10 glasses per day. If you are an active person, though, your daily dose might increase up to even 3 liters of water a day.
Purchase Firming Moisturizers and Wear Sunscreens
Cosmetic market is bursting at the seams with more and more products said to have firming and tightening qualities. Shop around in order to find a perfect neck lotion for your skin type. Ideally would be if you could consult your needs with a skin professional.
Using some good quality products will allow your skin to look firmer and toner.
A good quality product should be retinol-based, as this type of creams will help to smooth wrinkles and build up collagen. Collagen is highly recognized for its firming qualities and as we get older we lose it so that the skin sags and may appear unattractive. Consult your dermatologist about some cream recommendations.
Not many people know that wearing sunscreens all year round can actually make a huge difference to how our neck skin ages. It is recommended to always have a broad-spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF (sun protection factor). If you are exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time, look for a higher SPF sunscreen.
Surgical Treatment Might Be a Solution
Surgical treatments are no longer taboo. They get more and more popular world widely and have become incorporated into medical services equally to any other treatments available. Even that undergoing such an invasive step may make you have chills at the beginning, the final result very often brings incomparable happiness and comfort.
You will have to first consult your dermatologist for options available to you. Since not all treatments will be good for you, it is crucial to rethink all pros and cons of taking such a risky measure.
Amongst treatments available on the market are liposuction, botox, laser or neck lifts. All of them focus on removing excess fat or skin from the desired area.