Dropping bf% w/out affecting your face?

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    Sep 27, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
    I wasn't sure where to post this.

    I've noticed the last couple of times that when I drop to a low enough bf% where I start to see even my lower abs, my face starts looking older. The first time it happened I know I wasn't eating enough fat. This time around, I've been having a tbsp of olive oil a day and the same thing is happening. I'm fairly certain 30% of my calories are not coming from fats (I forgot where I read that I'm supposed to eat that % of fat). Maybe I'm not eating enough? Some days I just don't feel like eating, especially after a good swim. I hope this makes sense, I'm just super tired today and can't think.

    How do I drop bf% low enough that I have good definition and I don't look old?
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    Sep 28, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    I think this is pretty normal. The face has very few fat cells compared to the waist. During the winter when I'm fully clothed, people think I'm sick or something because my face is pale and sunken in. Lol.
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    Sep 28, 2015 3:27 AM GMT
    eat clean, and do cardio. My face gets like that too where my cheekbones starts to protrude more then they should, basically means for me I'm not eating enough calories. So what I like to do is eat healthy foods, but balance out my workouts so I'm not burning more calories then I'm consuming to the point where it's too low for my body to sustain itself.
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    Sep 28, 2015 11:28 AM GMT
    Exfoliate and use a good moisterizer. By cutting BF, you are removing water from the body as well. You need to replenish the moisture taken away by cutting BF.
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    Sep 28, 2015 3:12 PM GMT
    Add Vitamin C to your diet.

    Vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance.

    500mg to 1,000 mg per day.

    Your body will flush away any excess.

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    Sep 28, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    honestsweat saidAdd Vitamin C to your diet.
    500mg to 1,000 mg per day.
    Your body will flush away any excess.

    Be careful about taking large amounts of vitamin c. If for some reason you stop taking it (e.g., you go on vacation and forget to bring it) you could develop what's called rebound scurvy. Scurvy is a sickness caused by vitamin c deficiency.

    Since the body doesn't store vitamin c I've been taking timed release vitamin c.
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    Sep 28, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    This is one of many reasons I never want to have a six pack. The minute my body fat gets low enough for my abs to show, people start asking me if I feel okay. icon_neutral.gif Hell, I don't even like that look anyway so I'd rather keep my devastatingly good looking face. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 28, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    eat an avacado
    drink a glass of wine
    have a party.
  • rnch

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    Sep 29, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
    My "Abby-Normal" mind read the title of this thread and thought the author wanted to drop his current boyfriend without being embarrassed by doing so and "loosing face" among his friends.


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    Sep 29, 2015 3:38 PM GMT
    rnch saidMy "Abby-Normal" mind read the title of this thread and thought the author wanted to drop his current boyfriend without being embarrassed by doing so and "loosing face" among his friends.


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    =D
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    Sep 29, 2015 8:09 PM GMT
    rnch saidMy "Abby-Normal" mind read the title of this thread and thought the author wanted to drop his current boyfriend without being embarrassed by doing so and "loosing face" among his friends. icon_lol.gif

    Same here except I was thinking that he had a violent boyfriend and was worried about getting punched in the face.
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    Sep 30, 2015 3:16 AM GMT
    rnch saidMy "Abby-Normal" mind read the title of this thread and thought the author wanted to drop his current boyfriend without being embarrassed by doing so and "loosing face" among his friends.


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    I thought the same thing. lol
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    Sep 30, 2015 6:06 PM GMT
    soulman1969 said
    rnch saidMy "Abby-Normal" mind read the title of this thread and thought the author wanted to drop his current boyfriend without being embarrassed by doing so and "loosing face" among his friends.


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    I thought the same thing. lol

    me too