3. Eats lots of fruits and veggies
Hopefully, after losing that weight, you’re sticking to a maintenance plan that includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. But if you’re not, then consider this. Your skin is a living organ and needs a wide variety of nutrients to stay healthy and elastic.
In fact, a European study found that eating fruits and vegetables — particularly those high in carotenoids like sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, carrots and tomatoes — has a measurable and perceptibly beneficial effect on skin appearance within six weeks.
4. Eat appropriate amounts of protein
Two necessary ingredients for maintaining plump and elastic skin are collagen and elastin. Protein-rich foods such as chicken breast, eggs, lean beef, tofu, nuts, legumes, seeds and fish all contain collagen and elastin forming components. How much protein you need depends on your weight and lifestyle. You can calculate your protein intake by using this bodybuilding.com calculator.