There are times when we find it difficult to shed those extra stubborn pounds at our love handles, belly, back, thighs and underarms even though we are already sticking to a disciplined 3-day per week exercise routine.
The good news is, there are non-invasive fat loss procedures to lose those bulges quickly without liposuction, anesthesia, or going under the knife. Treatments when combined with a healthy and low carbohydrates diet can help keep you in shape faster and longer.
Here are 2 non-surgical fat loss treatments and 3 diet plans to complement your weight loss programme to help achieve your desired figure!
The 2 FDA approved non-invasive fat loss treatments in the market have shown efficacy in reducing unwanted fat bulges: Vanquish ME uses heat, thus coined as ‘fire’, to typically shrink fats over a larger surface area; Fat Freeze uses cold, thus donning the term ‘ice’, to crystallise ‘pinchable’ areas of fats. Several sessions are usually required to see the desired results.
Vanquish ME (Maximum Energy) is an FDA-approved procedure that uses patented selective radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently heat, and in a controlled fashion, kills unwanted fat cells accumulated in various parts of your body, such as the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, hips or waist, without even touching your skin.
The thermal heating process is safe and does not damage the surrounding skin cells, and it also helps to tighten your skin. The controlled process of killing the unwanted fat cells is known as apoptosis, which your body then naturally flushes the dead fat cells away through the lymphatic system.
Vanquish ME features the industry’s largest spot size, covering the entire abdomen, from flank to flank. It can detect the level of fats within your body with accuracy and sensitivity, delivering the RF energy with precision to eliminate the fats from your body.
This is a completely contactless and pain-free method with reduced risks of bruising, uneven texture, and no downtime. You can go back to your normal everyday activities once you leave the clinic.
Fat Freeze or Cryolipolysis is another FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that works by using paddles that suction your skin into a cup to freeze the underlying fats cells until they die (apoptosis). In the weeks that ensue, these unwanted cyrstallised subcutaneous fat cells will be reabsorbed by your body and flushed out as waste naturally.
Fat freeze is suitable for ‘pinchable’ fat bulges at the waist, thighs, double chin, buttocks, belly, and arms. The treatment is well tolerated by most patients, with some reporting a slight tingling and numbing sensation.
With fat freeze, there is no incision, no scar, no need for anesthesia and no downtime. The surrounding health skin tissues, muscles and nerves are untouched while the targeted areas are sculpted and toned.
Before you start on any diet plan, we recommend that you speak with a nutritionist to determine which diet plan is more suitable for you, how long you should go on your diet plan, and let the nutritionist know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
While veganism is a life-style choice or ideology to promote eating plant-based food in favor of the environment and saving animals from suffering, when done right, a vegan diet may bring various health benefits including lowering cholesterol, blood sugar and a trimmer waistline!
A vegan diet does not include foodstuff that is animal-based, including eggs, dairy (milk, butter, curd etc.), and honey. Instead, plant-based replacements such as tofu, legumes, nuts, seeds, calcium-fortified plant milk and yogurts, whole grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables are consumed.
The keto diet has gained popularity in recent years, so what is it really? Essentially, the keto diet is a low-carbs, high fat diet that drastically reduces your carbohydrates intake and replacing it with fats. The reduction in carbs sends your body into ‘ketosis’ – a metabolic state where your body efficiently burns fats for energy, and turns fats into ketones in your liver, which can supply energy to your brain. Keto diet has various health benefits such as rapid weight loss, reduction in blood sugar, and improved insulin sensitivity.
A keto diet reduces or eliminates carbs such as grains and starches (rice, noodles, bread, pastries), sugary food (cakes, ice-cream, sweets, soda), alcohol, etc., and increases intake of proteins (meat, fish, eggs), natural fat or high-fat sauces (coconut oil, olive oil), vegetables (avocado, broccoli, zucchini, cabbage), high-fat diary (butter, cheese), nuts and berries.
There are many similarities between the keto and Atkins diet. Both prescribed a reduction in carbs and sugar, so that your body can start burning fats as a source of energy while cutting calorie intake.
The main differences between the keto and Atkins diet is while Keto restricts about 20% of calories coming from protein, Atkins diet plan goes through four phases which has room for greater flexibility in carbs limit. Overall, Atkins is a less restrictive approach which allows for a greater variety of food, such as more proteins, fruits, vegetables, and some grains at different phases.
Achieving your desired figure starts with a positive mindset that it is indeed possible. Regular exercise, a healthy balanced low-carbs diet, coupled with safe and effective non-invasive fat loss treatments to trim those stubborn bulges, you can become fab and fit!
Disclaimer: The material contained in this is for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for doctor's advice, diagnosis, or treatment.