Working out can certainly have its benefits, especially as we see the difference in the mirror and on the scale. Unfortunately, after losing weight we are often left behind with stubborn fat that just doesn’t seem to budge. When it comes to reducing those inches, there’s a cool non-invasive treatment with no downtime. Its CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting uses a controlled cooling method of Cryolipolysis which targets, cools, and gets rid of fat cells safely. It cools and freezes them, causing the death of your fat cells without causing harm to the surrounding areas. Naturally, your cells are eliminated through your Lymphatic system in the following months where you’ll start seeing results. Being that this treatment requires no downtime, that means that you can return to your normal activities right after. Even for those who enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle!
Exercise Helps Speed up Fat Reduction
Exercise is a great way to prevent weight gain after CoolSculpting. A routine of cardio combined with strength training is ideal for maximum weight loss and optimizing your results. Cardio burns calories, and strength training builds muscle and tones what you already have. Alternating between these will allow for a steady balance of maintaining your weight. The standard advice is to do cardio and strength workouts in separate sessions or on alternate days. Or you could do cardio in the mornings and strength training later in the day. If you are focusing on building up strength, this allows you to work on different parts of your body. Although, If you have trouble making time for exercise each day, combining cardio and strength workouts in a day is great too! It may be best to not overthink it and just do it in the order that appeals to you.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells grow or shrink. If you overeat after the treatment, the remaining fat cells can still expand and make your abdominal area look bigger. Also, other areas of your body might gain more weight since you have fewer fat cells in your abdomen.
The best way to avoid weight gain after CoolSculpting is to eat a healthy diet. You don’t have to make major changes to your diet and lifestyle to keep the weight off, but being conscious of what you eat will help you keep your stomach flat and toned. Avoid processed junk foods, which are dense in calories and lacking in nutrients. Instead, most of your meals should consist of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein.
You may find that eating four or five smaller meals throughout the day works better than eating two or three large meals. Eating smaller but more frequent meals can keep you full and prevent you from snacking on junk food.
Manage Your Expectations
One of the best ways to be happy with your results is to have reasonable expectations. CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss treatment, and you shouldn’t expect to lose lots of weight with it. The treatment is best for people who have less than 10 pounds to lose and want to target their abdominal area. If you’re more than 20 pounds overweight, you should speak to your doctor about other weight loss options before you try CoolSculpting.
Your CoolSculpting session will help you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting can destroy fat cells, flatten your stomach, and help you achieve your cosmetic goals. However, to achieve the best results, you have to continue taking care of your body and following a healthy lifestyle.