If you’ve been working hard to fight the bulge, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of us embark upon diet and fitness regimes in a bid to look and feel better. When you look good, you feel good which in turn can boost your confidence, self-esteem and general well-being. However, sometimes a little helping hand is needed to sculpt the body of your dreams.
Despite our best intentions, it’s hard (if not impossible!) to choose which part of the body the weight comes off; it can definitely feel like fat clings stubbornly to the areas you most want to improve, such as the chin, abdomen, thighs, bottom and upper arms. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure can provide that helping hand by reducing fat pockets that resist efforts of diet and exercise. The results are noticeable and long lasting, so you'll look great from every angle.
Taking the steps to prepare your body helps create an easier treatment process; patients who have just about reached their ideal weight, or are within easy reach of their target goal, stand greater chance of obtaining the best results. If you find yourself at home and have energy to burn during this period, this is the prime time to start getting your body ‘CoolSculpt ready’. Here are my top tips to ensure that you’re ready for treatment:
Being physically fit and healthy
We can only treat adipose tissue which is the upper most part of fat: your ‘pinchable’ fat. By doing some quick, easy workouts daily you can ensure that visceral fat stays away. Visceral fat is commonly known as ‘belly' fat. Found inside your abdominal cavity - having too much can contribute towards serious health problems. However, this is something that is easily lost with exercise and diet and doing so will give you the ultimate sculpting experience and best health. It’s important to bear in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure and does not replace a healthy diet and active lifestyle. At Face & Body, we’ve been loving Joe Wicks workouts in the morning, some cycling across the beautiful countryside (under an hour a day) and most of us have started using the ‘Couch to 5k’ app which has been a great motivator.
Being mentally fit and healthy
It’s important to maintain a healthy mind as well as body. Practicing mindfulness is an important part and for this I would recommend Yoga and Pilates. Whilst our usual go-to yoga studios are closed, a few of the girls have been watching Cat Meffan’s YouTube channel where she offers all levels of yoga practice. Samantha has been following Tribe Yoga online – a local studio that live streams recorded yoga classes throughout the day. It’s such a fab way to start the day, taking a moment for yourself to move your body mindfully and set your goals for the day – plus it’s fun!
Having a good diet
Good nutrition is essential to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy immune system and gut, as well as keep your energy levels up. Making healthy choices means that you can maintain your optimum weight and not store any non-essential fats which can lead to your body gradually moving to a higher BMI. There are so many great recipes available online; I’ve loved been trying out some Deliciously Ella and Secret Squirrel food recipes during lockdown. The key thing to maintain a healthy diet is to allow everything in moderation – fill your plate with plenty fruits and veggies but don’t deny yourself a slice of banana bread now and then – since everyone seems to be baking them during lockdown!
If you commit to these key mind and body goals you’ll be a perfect candidate for our CoolSculpting treatment once we re-open, and well on the way to achieving your dream body. Consultation is always required before treatment, so get in touch and we can see if this is the right option for you. You can give us a call on 0131 226 9610 (Monday to Friday 10:00-12:30) or drop us a message on Facebook Messenger. You can find out more about CoolSculpting here.