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The ASPS has reported an increasing trend in body sculpting procedures. And, there are plenty of reasons why! Body contouring, such as a tummy tuck, is becoming more popular among people who can’t seem to get the real results they want from the gym or a healthy diet.
How Do I Keep Excess Fat Off After a Body Contouring Procedure
Body sculpting is a highly effective procedure for slimming yourself down and sculpting your curves. After putting in all that work, the last thing you want to do is gain the weight back. You can help maintain your results and keep excess fat off with these five tips.
1. Drinking Lots of Water
Our body requires water to stay hydrated and perform well. By drinking lots of water throughout the day, you will stay energized and have the energy to be physically active. Water also helps to keep you full and not overeat. Try to have a glass of cold water before every meal to fill up and control your portions.
2. Staying Away From Bad Fats
Believe it or not, there are “bad” fats and “good” fats. Good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) give us energy and nutrition and are great in moderation. Examples of good fats include avocados, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish.
On the other side of the coin, there are also bad fats—saturated and trans fats. These types of fats are known to be detrimental to your health, increasing your cholesterol level. Some examples of bad fats are butter, palm oil, and fatty cuts of red meat.
3. Trying High-Intensity Interval Training Workouts
Overall, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts achieve the same results as other forms of exercise in a shorter time frame. You get all the benefits of working out, but you don’t have to do it quite as long. Some of the benefits of HIIT workouts are:
- You burn a lot of calories
- Your metabolic rate is higher for hours after exercise
- You can lose fat and gain muscle
4. Trying Metabolism Boosters
Certain foods and drinks have been scientifically proven to help boost your metabolism. While these foods won’t mean you lose twenty pounds overnight, it can be helpful to include them in your regular diet. Examples of metabolism-boosting foods include green tea, spicy foods (cayenne pepper), and high-protein foods (cottage cheese).
5. Getting Enough Sleep
Getting eight hours of restful sleep every night is directly tied to your weight control. When we’re overtired, we tend to indulge in unhealthy foods and skip workouts. Additionally, your body needs proper sleep to recover, stay energized, and maintain a healthy metabolism.