In previous posts, we’ve discussed what an ideal CoolSculpting candidate looks like, and why they should be within 30 pounds of their target weight prior to undergoing this non-invasive and pain-free procedure. For some, reaching this target weight can seem daunting and virtually unachievable. Today, we’d like to offer some lifestyle tips our clients have had success with, in hopes of helping you to be one step closer to your desired body type and to a happier you.
If you are displeased with your current weight, and wish to benefit from CoolSculpting, then you have mentally taken that first step towards achieving your goal. However, the most well-known adages pertaining to weight loss, healthy diet and exercise can often deter even the most disciplined person from making good decisions in terms of food and fitness routine. Below we will discuss a few time-tested and sure fire ways in which you can begin to change your life for the better, prior to visiting our office for your CoolSculpting.
Healthy Eating is a MUST.
While genetic predispositions to weight gain, stress in the work or home environment, and lack of nutritional conveniences all play a part in gradual weight gain and body dissatisfaction, there are a few ways in which you can adjust your eating habits to counter the weight loss obstacles you face.
Watch the Carbs!
In today’s world, there is a substitute for everything. From sugar to meat to dairy, healthier options are being made available to the masses. Carbohydrates – specifically simple carbs – are well-known for reducing good cholesterol, causing higher blood pressure and increasing the amount of fat in your blood; many things you don’t want happening in your body.
To combat these negative side-effects, we posit that substituting the most common grains for either whole-grain options or vegetable substitutes is an easy and often fun way of eating healthy. For example, rather than going for that bog bowl of traditional chicken alfredo, swap out the pasta for spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. You’d be surprised at how tasty and satisfying these substitutions are!
Additionally, grain-free and gluten free breads are gaining popularity amid the competition of white flour offerings. Often, grain or gluten free breads contain much needed protein, antioxidants and other compounds that promote overall health and weight stabilization.
Fall In Love with Veggies!
Because our parents force fed us broccoli and carrots as children, many of us now associate veggies with weird textures, undesirable flavors and an overall unsatisfactory dining experience. It’s time to uproot these notions to make way for a love of vegetables.
When properly cooked and seasoned, vegetables, alongside a healthy protein such as fish or chicken, offer a delectable addition, while also promoting a healthy lifestyle. As a side, try cooking cauliflower rice in lieu of white rice, or opt for baked sweet potatoes over French fries. For healthy and delicious recipes that are easy and fit any budget, visit any of these sites:
You Need to Get Your Body Moving.
The fact is, some of us just hate working out. If you were a fitness model with a perfect figure, you probably wouldn’t have need for our CoolSculpting service. No one’s body is perfect, and every person struggles with image. And while eating properly steers you toward the direction of a healthy and happy body, it is important to get your body moving.
Although weightlifting and traditional cardiovascular exercises like running or biking are popular modes of exercise, they are not the only answer. For those of you who wish to be more active but cringe at the idea of a habitual workout routine, there are several solutions.
Try a Zumba Class!
Zumba is the type of dance exercise class that requires you leave your ego and troubles at the door. Dance fitness has revolutionized the exercise industry, and has provided men and women across the globe with a fun and vibrant activity.
People of all ages, genders and nationalities are welcome to come together and dance while toning their muscles, increasing flexibility and partaking in cardio. For more information about Zumba, and how to find a class near you, click here.
Invest in New Office Furniture
While taking time out of your day to visit your local gym or to take a brisk walk is optimal, there are a few simple things you can change in the workplace to assist with weight loss that don’t require additional time. First, rather than sitting in an office chair for 8+ hours, straining your back and depriving your body of muscle stimulation, invest in a ball office chair. These “chairs” help to continually engage your core and to silently burn calories while you work.
Another way to promote weight loss in the workplace is to forego the standard sitting desk and invest in a standing desk. These platforms lift upward and allow you to stand while working at your computer, thus causing you to engage your leg muscles throughout the day.
Enlist The Support of a Friend
One of the most difficult challenges associated with trying to lose weight is having to do so alone. Your close family members and friends who care about your wellbeing can serve as a support system for your weight loss goals. Request the backing of a friend who can offer recipe ideas, emotional support and perhaps even join you in your efforts.
Building a support system around any goal, including your weight loss goals will make your journey seem less daunting. Remember that your decisions serve to bring you more happiness and healthiness, and those in your life that you care for will be there for you.
CoolSculpting kills the fat cells stored in the parts of your body where your diet and exercise has yet to have an impact. It does not serve to replace an overall healthy lifestyle, and should not be considered for those who are more than 30 pounds away from their ideal weight.
Work hard to get yourself to within that range and we will help you to cross the finish line of your ideal body. Adjust your eating habits to include nutrient-rich and wholesome foods. Research and discover a mode of exercise that fits your schedule and that brings your joy.
As soon as you’ve done the initial leg work and are ready to join our happy clients at Renew MD who’ve seen amazing results from our CoolSculpting procedure, give our team of experts a call for a free consultation and to set up your first CoolSculpting appointment. If you have any questions, our talented group of technicians has answers.