Any advice/suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks!
Learn to love despite the natural imperfections. We aren't magazine covers. We're products of nature -- weird patchy-haired upright animals -- and just like every other plant and animal you'll see today, none of us are ideal forms. You're in your mid-20s. Don't spend your life suffering with body dysmorphic disorder; it's a horrible way to live. Following the basics is enough; vegetarianism is a great way to live.
Regarding sleep, not all of us were meant to sleep the industry standard eight hours per night. Some people sleep more, others less. If you're tired but cannot sleep, try less caffeine. Light a candle, sit in a cross legged position on the floor, and concentrate on your breathing. Your thoughts may soon exhaust you to sleep.
So glad you posted this. You're absolutely right. I agree that perfection is unattainable and that it's foolish to hold oneself to a standard that is unreachable (that has, for all intents and purposes been manufactured and sold to us), but it certainly doesn't hurt to look for simple, everyday ways to improve ones quality of life. It's a tricky balance of looking after and improving oneself, but also accepting and being content with oneself at the same time. I am only attempting to return to how I looked about 2 years ago- I looked so much healthier- which I think is a reachable goal- I just need to figure out how to achieve it. Thanks for the great advice!
Beyond some natural self recovery, I would have to say no, Not without surgical fat transfer or injectables such as PMMA or Sculptra. This is less a comprehensive medical opinion than an observation that if such a remedy existed there would be no need for fat transfer surgery and injectables. Note: In spite of information on the internet, the collagen that you have lost in your skin is not fat, it is a protein based connective tissue, the actual fat probably does replace itself, the collagen does not.
Interesting. Collagen is lost in ones face when fat is shed/weight is lost? I don't partake in any activities that might deplete or damage collagen (smoking, sun exposure, drinking etc...). This is news to me! Can you please tell me more about this?
Edited by Capa, 18 September 2012 - 08:37 PM.