CoolSculpting can freeze and break down about 20 percent of fat cells in the targeted area. It’s a great way to remove stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. However, you still have to be careful about what you eat after the procedure. CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in your body, but the remaining cells can still expand if you don’t eat a healthy diet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stay healthy and keep the weight off after getting CoolSculpting in San Ramon, CA.
Before the Procedure
Before you get CoolSculpting, you should be able to maintain a stable weight. Gaining a significant amount of weight after the procedure will reverse its effects. Most people meet with their GP or a dietitian to discuss a healthy eating plan to maintain their CoolSculpting results. Your doctor may want to test for thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, or other health problems that could make it difficult to keep weight off. To get the best results, you should get these medical issues under control before getting CoolSculpting.
Food After CoolSculpting
To avoid gaining fat after the procedure, your diet should consist mostly of healthy foods like lean protein, healthy fat, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Try to avoid baked goods, chips, and other junk food. Indulging in your favorite foods is fine once in a while, but junk food shouldn’t be a regular part of your diet. Before parties, holidays, or vacations, make a plan for how you will eat in moderation.
Also, keep snacking between meals to a minimum, and try not to eat while you’re distracted with another task. It’s much easier to overeat when you’re not paying complete attention to your food.
CoolSculpting can help you achieve a more toned figure, and you can maximize these results by working out. You can start exercising right after the procedure, and your results may be great motivation to keep working. A combination of cardio and weight training exercises will help you keep weight off and stay toned. You can join a gym, take group fitness classes, work out with a friend, or follow exercise videos at home.
Take the first step and request a free CoolSculpting consultation at the Gladstone Clinic. We serve the San Ramon and surrounding areas.