We all look in the mirror and see things about ourselves that we want to improve. Many people are concerned about excess pockets of fat, and CoolSculpting is a great option for such people. Today, our aesthetic experts at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ are taking a closer look at this FDA-approved fat removal treatment to help you determine whether it is right for you.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
Yes, CoolSculpting results are considered permanent. This safe, effective treatment destroys fat cells and your body flushes them out permanently. However, you should understand that it is not advisable to gain more than roughly 10 pounds following your course of treatment sessions.
This treatment only removes a portion of the fat cells in the treatment area. If too many calories are consumed, it is possible that the improved contours will change in the future.
How Can I Maintain My Weight After My Treatment Sessions?
If you have a history of losing weight only to gain it back, you’re not alone. You may need to talk to a registered dietitian or personal trainer to help you maintain your weight after treatment. Regardless of whether you choose to seek professional help, here are some simple lifestyle choices you can make.
Staying hydrated is a good idea regardless of whether you are trying to burn fat, put on muscle, or maintain your weight. People often struggle to maintain their weight because they are dehydrated and mistake their thirst cues for hunger cues. If you don’t feel confident you can maintain your weight after treatment, try to stay hydrated and maintain your weight for six months before you decide if this treatment is right for you.
You can’t outrun a bad diet, but walking regularly is a great way to help you keep your weight in check. If you don’t walk regularly, you will probably need to be diligent in your calorie counting, but even walking 2.5 hours per week at a brisk pace will burn between 500 and 1,000 calories per week. This will give you the freedom to enjoy a couple of beers or glasses of wine and a couple of extra pizza slices throughout the week while maintaining your weight.
Eat More Protein
Another common reason people have trouble maintaining their weight is they have trouble feeling satiated. It is perfectly natural to feel driven to eat until you feel full, but if you can’t feel full because you’re lacking key nutrients, like protein, you may end up eating too many calories. You may find that staying within your daily calorie allowance is easier if you eat enough protein.
Eating protein can also help you maintain your weight by allowing you to build more muscle. Building muscle takes a lot of hard work because you have to push your muscles past their breaking point. However, muscle mass is 2.5 times more metabolically active than fat mass. Therefore, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you can eat without putting on fat.
It is possible to push yourself hard or long enough while engaged in cardiovascular exercise to build muscle. However, increasing your lean muscle mass is a lot easier when performing resistance (anaerobic) exercises. It doesn’t matter if you want to perform several sets with lots of reps with small weights or a couple of sets with only a few reps with very large weights. If you push your muscles past fatigue, they will break down and build themselves up larger.
How Soon Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
You can expect to start seeing the results of your treatment a couple of weeks after your first treatment session. However, it may be anywhere from four to six weeks after your final treatment session before you can expect to see the final results of your treatment. How long it will take for your final results to become apparent depends on how many sessions you need, the size of the areas being treated, how much excess fat is removed, and your health.
Your health affects how long it takes to see your final treatment results because your lymphatic system slows down when you’re ill. This problem is exacerbated when you have an infection that causes your lymph nodes to swell. To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to take steps to boost the efficiency of your lymphatic system.
How To Improve Your Lymphatic System’s Efficiency
Besides doing your best to not catch an infectious disease, there are several things you can do to improve your lymphatic system’s efficiency, like:
- Staying hydrated
- Eating nutritiously
- Getting in extra moderate exercise
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You don’t have to walk the streets of NYC feeling self-conscious about the way your thighs look in your jeans. You can wear a crop top to a barbecue in Colts Neck without worrying about how your abdomen looks. CoolSculpting can help you sculpt your ideal contours so you can wear whatever you want whenever you want. Contact us today at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ to schedule an appointment and learn more.