If you’ve got areas of stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter what you do, then Coolsculpting might be the perfect solution for you. Coolsculpting is a popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses cold temperatures to destroy fat cells. Once those cells are destroyed, the body flushes them out and they’re gone for good.
Each Coolsculpting treatment session takes less than an hour and usually provides fully visible results within four months. While your results are likely to be noticeable, in the form of clothing that fits better, a flatter stomach or smaller thighs, it’s important to understand that the results aren’t necessarily permanent.
Your lifestyle after your treatment will influence your results. If you previously ate whatever you wanted and never went to the gym, then you might not get long-lasting results. Why? Because your remaining fat cells can still expand and cause weight gain. On the other hand, if your Coolsculpting treatment was accompanied by a lifestyle overhaul, it’s likely that your unwanted fat will be gone for good.
As you consider the pros and cons of Coolsculpting, it helps to know that even some small lifestyle choices might affect your long-term results. Some things that can negatively affect your results include:
Eating Too Much Candy
With Halloween season winding down and the winter holidays soon to follow, you might have candy on the brain. Perhaps you’ve got a stash of sweets you bought for trick-or-treaters or you always buy some extra to “treat yourself” on Halloween night.
Unfortunately, eating too much candy, even if it’s not an everyday thing, can affect your Coolsculpting results. If you gain weight after your treatment, you might notice that fatty areas that were previously treated seem to “return.” Some people notice that veering away from a healthy diet even a little bit leads to more fat accumulation in the treated areas.
Indulging on Vacation
You’ve been working hard, following a healthy diet, and working out regularly. It’s time to let loose and unwind on vacation, right? After all, you deserve it!
While we’re not going to begrudge you a glass of wine or a dessert, keep in mind that taking in more calories than usual, whether on vacation or over the holidays, can lead to weight gain. Even if you drop the pounds quickly once you get home, you might notice that the area you treated with Coolsculpting still looks a little pudgy.
For best results, remember to enjoy your treats in moderation, even when you’re off experiencing the vacation of a lifetime.
Skipping the Gym
If you started a new workout or exercise routine before or after your Coolsculpting treatments, congratulations! Exercise is a great way to build strength and keep your weight under control. It also has numerous other health benefits.
However, there might come a time when you feel like skipping a workout or that you’ve worked hard enough to take a break. While it’s important to have rest days built into your workout schedule, it’s also important not to skip a workout because you’re just not feeling it.
What can you do if you’d rather go home and relax than hit the gym after work? Your best bet might be to go anyway. Once you arrive at the gym and get into your workout clothes, you’re likely to feel motivated to go through with your workout.
If you’ve been working out after work and find that you usually want to skip your session because you’re tired or stressed, then you might try changing your exercise schedule. Try to get to the gym first thing in the morning, before you start your workday. Not only will going early mean you’re more likely to maintain good habits, but it can also help you feel more energized and ready to conquer your daily tasks.
Not Having Enough Sessions
After one Coolsculpting session, it’s likely that you’ll see some positive changes and results. But if you’re aiming for a 25% reduction in the treated area, you might want to schedule at least two, if not three treatment sessions.
How many sessions you will end up needing depends on how your body responds to the treatment and how large the treatment area is. Often, larger areas like the abdomen show better results when people have two or three sessions. Your Coolsculpting provider can help you decide how many sessions are best for you and can recommend the most appropriate schedule for maximizing your treatments.
Ready to say good-bye to stubborn fat? Coolsculpting and some lifestyle changes can help. To learn more about the Coolsculpting process, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas today.