Now that Spring has sprung, that means Summer is right around the corner. For many, that means creating a healthier lifestyle to get out of the slump of the winter months. Some find that even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, stubborn pounds of fat can be close to impossible to shed before the summer.
Luckily, there is a treatment for stubborn fat known as CoolSculpting. The treatment is used to freeze off stubborn fat in as little as 4-6 weeks after treatment. It is the perfect time to get that bikini bod by summertime!
Cryolipolysis is a medical aesthetic treatment known as CoolSculpting. The treatment was developed by a team of doctors from Harvard that were both familiar with the term “popsicle panniculitis”. This term was coined when children lose fat off their cheeks when sucking on popsicles.
Doctors took the theory of popsicle panniculitis and developed it into a treatment used to burn away stubborn fat cells. They found the exact temperature in which maximized the destruction of fat cells and also leave your body unharmed. The treatment has been approved by the FDA.
The most impressive thing about CoolSculpting is that it physically reduces the number of fat cells in your body, whereas dieting shrinks the size of the fat cells. You can leave a CoolSculpting treatment with 20-25 percent less fat cells than you walked in with!
A common question about CoolSculpting is, “will I gain the weight back after the procedure?” The answer is if you continue with a healthy lifestyle and then you should not gain back any weight. Before a CoolSculpting session, you should always practise a healthy routine if you are looking to gain results faster.
Here are a couple of tips to make sure you achieve your most magnificent summer body ever and keep your CoolSculpting results flawless! Before changing your diet or exercise regimen, you should advise with your family physician.
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
The perfect workout for someone with a busy schedule that wants to see results fast. Typically, during a HIIT training session, you alternate between high-intensity workouts with short periods of rest (usually 2 minutes on, 20 seconds rest, repeat for 15 minutes). HIIT gives you the ability to burn fat in a shorter period of time. Usually, the higher your heartbeat is, the more fat you burn. Common exercises seen in a HIIT session are kettlebell swings, burpees, jumping jacks, jump rope and jump squats. Check with your physician before starting a new exercise routine.
A very easy regimen for someone who is not a fan of complicated dieting rules and unsatisfying foods. Intermittent fasting is a cycle between non-fasting and fasting during a specific period of time. Typically, an intermittent fasting routine would leave you fasting for 16-19 hours but can vary depending on age, gender and lifestyle. The fasting period is mostly during the night when you’re sleeping. This fasting routine hypes up your metabolism and burns fat quickly without leaving you overly famished. Check with your doctor before committing to any diet changes to see if intermittent fasting is right for you.
Cut out Liquid Calories
Another easy and simple way to lose the pounds! Cutting out excessively sugary and unnecessary drinks during the day can do wonders for fat loss. Most don’t realize that liquid calories do count, and overindulging can leave you with unwanted weight. Switch up the sugary Starbucks drink for a low-fat, non-sugar option, avoid the pop and go for lemon and soda water and swap the weekend beer with a light beer or glass of red wine. Remember to drink water – it helps boost your metabolism and helps increase fat loss.