How to Lose Face Fat – Getting Rid of Your Chubby Cheeks

The biggest tell tale sign that you are carrying a little extra weight is shown in your face. Here are some ways yo lose face fat and get rid of those chubby cheeks.

How to Lose Face Fat

So, your cheeks are looking a little chubbier than you’d like these days. Now you want to learn how to lose face fat and you probably want to do it fast.

It would be great if there were a sure-fire way to target fat on the face and make it disappear. Unfortunately, there’s no evidence to show such a thing is possible.

Your body stores fat when your diet provides too many calories.

The more you do it, the more fat you store and those fat cells can build up anywhere including your face.

So, if you arrived on this page because you want to know how to lose face fat, the best way is to begin a low-calorie diet.

It will make your body start burning fat for energy. Sooner or later, your diet will cause you to begin losing fat from your face.

Start to eat foods that burn calories rather than foods that are calorific.

However, it’s also possible that those chubby cheeks are not entirely due to fat build-up. Sometimes water retention can make your face look fat too.

This article shares some face-thinning tips you can use to improve your facial appearance and, hopefully, build your self-confidence too.

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You may not realize that you have a fatter face until you look at some photographs of yourself

Be Careful of Your Sodium Intake

Too much sodium in your diet may contribute to bloating and give you puffy-looking, swollen skin. When this happens, the face is often the place that shows it the most. 

There is no great mystery about this. It happens because sodium encourages your body to retain extra water in its tissues.

A number of studies show the relationship between sodium intake and fluid retention. The problem can be particularly bad for individuals who are unusually sensitive to salt.

Processed food such as potato chips and processed meat products can be very bad for pumping you full of extra sodium.

Many canned goods do it too. There’s a lot to be said for avoiding these options and choosing protein rich fresh fruit and vegetables, and meat high in protein instead.

Apart from helping you lose that fat look from your face, cutting down on sodium may also help lower your blood pressure protect your eyesight, ease strain on your kidneys, and provide countless other health benefits.

Drink More Water

There’s a lot to be said for drinking more water. Adequate hydration is important. As a rule of thumb, you should be drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day. Many people don’t.

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Bearing in mind the fact that water retention can make your face look fat, it may appear counterproductive to drink more water but this is not the case.

It’s not water that’s the problem, it’s water retention. When our bodies retain excess water, it’s a sign that something is wrong, not an indication that we are drinking too much water.

If you allow yourself to become dehydrated, it can cause lethargy and interfere with your ability to think.

can screw up your body in many other ways as well.

Drinking extra water, especially before meals, is a good way to make the stomach feel full.

This can help you to reduce your food intake without feeling hunger. In turn, this can have a face-thinning effect by helping you to burn extra fat.

Drinking water, especially chilled water, can also help you burn extra calories by increasing your metabolism.

This is because the water absorbs heat (energy) from the body while it’s in the stomach. It’s not going to make a dramatic difference but every calorie burned is another step in the right direction.

You may also be interested to learn drinking more water may improve your complexion because it helps flush toxins from your body.

Drink Less Alcohol

Sorry to be a party pooper. This is probably not something you want to hear, but alcohol can also help fatten your face. 

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There’s no denying alcohol (in moderation) can help you feel good, but drinking too much too often is going to be counterproductive if you have a serious desire to lose your face fat.

Alcohol is high in calories. Pure alcohol provides seven calories per gram and most drinks contain other sources of calories as well.

Alcohol can also ruin your complexion. It causes dehydration, robs the skin of important nutrients, and increases face bloating.

Get More Exercise

Be it walking to the shops or doing a 10 km jog or even working out at home, exercise is always good. It burns extra calories. Of course, the more intense the exercise is, the more calories you will burn.

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If you’re controlling your calorie intake that will mean you burn extra fat. When you want a thinner face, that can only be a good thing.

Outdoor pursuits can be a very good option because fresh air helps detoxify the skin; and don’t let the cold weather put you off.

Exposing your face to cold air may make your cheeks less puffy and decrease dark circles around the eyes.

Don’t Neglect Your Beauty Sleep

Sleep is important. When you don’t get enough one of the first places it will show is on your face.

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Apart from making you look haggard and placing dark circles beneath your eyes, lack of sleep may also increase fat storage. Some of that fat may end up being stored on your face.

The reason for this is entirely hormonal. Every hear of cortisol? It’s a stress hormone that can do a lot of bad things to your body. One of them is causing you to gain weight.

When we deprive ourselves of sufficient sleep, our cortisol levels rise. This can lead to increases in appetite and slower metabolism. If you have a fat face and want to lose it, that’s not a combination you want. 

Getting adequate sleep will also help you wake up feeling refreshed and better able to “face” the day.

About Eloise Bel

Eloise Bel (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & B.A. in Communications) Eloise is an experienced journalist with a strong grounding in holistic nutrition. She has an in-depth knowledge of the supplement industry and has been specializing in the weight loss sector since 2008. LinkedIn