Many patients spend years eating a healthy diet and exercising diligently, only to still have trouble with losing fat in a certain area of their body. This can be a struggle and, worse, a fruitless one. While working on a particular body part will build muscle, it is impossible to target your fat loss to one place.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary body contouring treatment to spot-reduce fat and finally slim those trouble areas without the expense, risk, and recovery time of surgery. And once you get the results you were striving for with CoolSculpting, you will want to maintain them.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works because fat cells freeze before healthy other tissue. So when a precisely controlled cool temperature is applied to the treatment area, fat cells will be damaged while surrounding cells remain intact. The body then absorbs the damaged fat cells. Treatment is quick, and downtime is minimal. 2-3 sessions may be required to reduce fat in the treatment area by 20-30%.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once the fat cells are frozen and whisked away by the body over the weeks following treatment, they are gone forever. But you shouldn’t get lax about your health and fitness! It is still possible for your body to create new fat cells or for the remaining fat cells to grow larger, which is the last thing you want after achieving your new body.
Tips for Maintaining CoolSculpting Results
Here are our top strategies for maintaining your CoolSculpting results for good. Remember, following these lifestyle guidelines are not only good for your physique but also for your overall health.
As the saying goes, abs are made in the kitchen – not the gym. A healthy diet is the most important aspect of maintaining your slimmer body. Start with avoiding sugar (especially added sugars) and heavily processed foods. A diet made up of whole foods, including plenty of vegetables, muscle-building proteins, and healthy fats, is best.
We know you’ve heard it before, but keeping hydrated is key. Staying well hydrated is essential for your body to work efficiently, and it can even aid in fat loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Thirst can often be mistaken for hunger, so drinking lots of water can keep you from overeating. Avoid empty calories and added sugar by sticking with water instead of soda or juice.
Make Exercise a Regular Habit
Try to get at least 30 minutes of activity a day. Depending on your health and ability, exercise can include anything from walking to weightlifting. A well-rounded plan including both cardiovascular exercise and strength training is a good bet. However, the important thing is to choose something you love and move your body regularly. You should always talk to your doctor to find the best plan for your fitness level.
Make CoolSculpting Your Motivation, Not Your Excuse!
Make sure you have the right mindset. CoolSculpting is not an excuse to eat poorly and slack on exercise. In fact, if you do this, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Instead, think of CoolSculpting as your fitness catalyst. Focus on how great it feels to see your CoolSculpting results, and use that feeling to motivate you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Getting Started With CoolSculpting
If you are close to your optimal weight but need a little help to get there, CoolSculpting may be the answer. To find out if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting and kick-start your journey to your dream body, schedule your free consultation today!