Once you’ve slimmed down and achieved your ideal shape, you want your new body to last. While CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, new fat cells can always form (or remaining cells can grow) if you don’t adjust your daily habits. And there are a few other ways that you can make sure your body contouring sticks around. Check out some of the most effective CoolSculpting maintenance tips below, and get in touch if you’re ever unsure of how to care for yourself post-treatment.
Get on a Healthy Exercise Plan
There’s a likelihood that you’re already exercising, as CoolSculpting is ideal for those close to their target weight. But don’t let amazing treatment results persuade you that you don’t need to keep up with your routine. Even though you look great right now, regular exercise will help you stay this way for years to come. If you’re not sure where to start, speak with your doctor or a physical trainer for expert guidance.
Choose forms of exercise that focus on cardio and flexibility. Strength training will also help you form muscle, not fat. Alternate between different forms of exercise to tone your entire body and avoid injuries – and to keep things fun and interesting! Try to get at least 30 minutes of activity every day – if you don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym, just adding in some walking will make a difference (try walking to the store instead of driving, or make a habit of taking the stairs whenever possible). Once you get accustomed to regular exercise, you’ll find that your body craves it!
Remember to Eat Right
Even if you’re already eating healthy (most of the time), this is a great opportunity to fine-tune your diet. CoolSculpting is great motivation for those trying to pay closer attention to what they eat. The last thing you want is for your results to fade due to one too many cheeseburgers. While CoolSculpting removes fat cells, it doesn’t change the way you metabolize food or burn calories. Your body still works the same way – you’re just free of a certain amount of fat. If you get in the habit of eating right while you’re still excited about your new CoolSculpting results, that will help you establish a longer-term pattern.
Focus on eating plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein. Try to do meal planning and preparation ahead of time – this helps you avoid falling into the trap of last-minute frozen dinners or fast food. Drink water or tea during the day instead of soda or energy drinks, which are laden with empty calories.
There’s no need to make dramatic changes to your diet, but taking a closer look at what you eat and drink each day will help you establish a plan that is great for your health and your figure.
Use CoolSculpting as Your Weight Loss Catalyst
Whether you lost weight prior to CoolSculpting, or still have an extra 10-20 pounds that you’d love to lose, now is the time to do so. Now that you’ve seen what your body looks like with less fat, and experienced how good that feels, you’re ready to take the steps to lose that last bit of stubborn fat. Keep up with your new diet and exercise regimen until you have your ideal bikini body – and the confidence that comes with it.
How Do I Get Started with CoolSculpting?
Reach out today to learn more about whether you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Our entire staff has been trained at the official CoolSculpting University, receiving the highest level of training. Our multiple handpieces also make treatment faster and more efficient – and our CoolSculpting Lounge offers a soothing atmosphere in which patients are able to kick back and relax. Schedule your free consultation today to learn more.