As you look in the mirror, you may wonder to yourself “When did I grow another chin? You look from side-to-side and pull at your skin, as you try to tighten the area under your jaw. A second chin seems to grow as we get older and accumulate fat which is stored in our stomach and face. That extra, loose flesh under your jaw is known as a double chin. While there are some basic facial muscle exercises that can be performed, the next step to removing a double chin is to exercise your body. Nothing happens overnight but through exercise and a proper diet, you can get rid of that double chin.
The first step of any weight loss programme is to analyze your diet. What you eat and how you eat affects fat storage on your entire body including your face. Stop eating high fat, processed and fried foods. Opt for a diet that is high in protein, lean meats, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.
Keep your meals small and consistent. Instead of eating three big meals a day, try eating five or six small, healthy meals a day. And do not let your biggest meal happen at night. You should stop eating at least two to three hours before you go to bed.
Performing aerobic exercise such as running or biking reduces the amount of fat on your entire body. You do not necessarily have to join a gym to perform aerobic activities. They can be done right outside your front door. Try running your errands on foot and leave the car in the driveway.
Stand tall and work your jaw. The proper posture entails standing tall with your shoulders back, stomach in, head high, and jaw slightly tensed and jutted out. The more relaxed your facial muscles, the more your double chin will show.
Exercise your face. Try facial exercises that open and close your jaw. If you don’t feel comfortable working your face in public, try the next best thing, chewing sugarless gum. Chewing works your facial muscles with some semblance of normalcy.