With CoolSculpting, getting rid of those stubborn “problem areas” is easy. In just one short treatment, you can be on your way to a smoother, slimmer silhouette with no downtime. Maintaining that new look, though, isn’t always as easy.
CoolSculpting, although cheaper than surgery, is an investment. You’re investing your money and time into your body, and it makes sense to do whatever you can to ensure that your results last as long as possible. Here’s what you need to know about looking and feeling great long after your initial treatment.
Can You Gain Weight After CoolSculpting?
There is a myth that you can’t gain weight after CoolSculpting or liposuction. While that would be nice, the truth is that the treatment doesn’t change your ability to gain or lose weight. Some fat cells in the treated area will be gone for good, but you’ll still have lots and lots of cells in all areas of your body that can expand, causing weight gain. Small fluctuations in your weight shouldn’t affect your results, but you can gain weight over time and see unwanted changes in your results.
CoolSculpting is an incredible solution for people who want to get rid of stubborn fat without surgery, but it’s not going to miraculously change your lifestyle. If you want to ensure that your CoolSculpting results are long-lasting, then you’re going to have to commit to making healthy choices in the long term, preferably long before you schedule your treatments.
Tips for Maintaining Your Results
If you’re planning on getting CoolSculpting in the near future, it pays to think about how you’ll maintain your results after your treatment. Ultimately, maintenance boils down to diet and exercise. Since there’s no downtime involved with CoolSculpting, there’s no room for excuses, either! You can get started with your healthy lifestyle now and maintain it as your results begin to appear.
Establish a Routine Now
Don’t wait until after your treatment. Think about how you’re going to maintain your results well in advance. If you get yourself into the habit of eating right and exercising in the months leading up to your treatment, you’ll be much more likely to succeed in maintaining your results long term.
Make a Plan
This is not the time to wing it. It’s not easy to stick to an exercise plan or to say no to that second donut. You should make a plan for healthy meals and schedule in your exercise so that you minimize excuses and consistently make healthy choices. It’s too easy to say “I’ll do it tomorrow,” without a plan!
Don’t Tempt Yourself
Why make things harder for yourself? If you know you have a weakness for chips, don’t bring them into the house. You might even want to avoid that aisle in the grocery store if you can. Keeping junk food in the house will just sabotage your progress and bring you right back to where you were.
Don’t shop hungry either! You may want to consider ordering grocery delivery if you find that it’s too hard to avoid unhealthy impulse purchases. It’s all about setting yourself up for success.
Make Exercise Easy and Fun
Hate to run? Don’t do it! There are tons of workouts you can do, and you just need to experiment and find one that works for you. Yoga, dance, tennis, hiking—there are lots of ways to get moving. Having an accountability buddy can also help you to stay on track.
The key is to make exercise easy, fun, and convenient. Lay out your workout clothes the night before you go to bed. Schedule reminders on your phone. Figure out what you can do at home if you’re not feeling like going outside or if the weather is bad. You can minimize excuses by making your workouts fun!
Switch to Water
It’s fine to have your morning coffee and even a cocktail on the weekends, but for the most part, it’s better to drink water. Drinking more water and herbal tea will help to fill you up at and between meals, help you stay hydrated and alert, and reduce the amount of sugar and calories you’re drinking. It’s 100% guilt-free and 100% good for you.
Have Healthy Snacks on Hand
When you get a snack attack, it’s easy to reach for the unhealthiest option. Anticipate your snacking urges and swap out what you keep on hand. Cut up veggies and fruit and keep them in the fridge, or buy low-calorie treats you can keep on hand.
Leave Room for Treats
Don’t forget to leave some room for treats! Life should be enjoyed, and you can indulge once in a while if you’re smart about it. This will help make your maintenance plan more sustainable.
Remember: It’s About More Than Your Results
All these tips will do more than just help you maintain your CoolSculpting results. They’ll also help you stay healthy and fit in the years to come!
Are You Ready for CoolSculpting?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are men and women who exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet, and are at or near their goal weight. CoolSculpting is not designed for weight loss, but it can get rid of that stubborn belly “pooch” or the double chin you just can’t shake. If you’ve still got a ways to go in your fitness goals, then it might be a good idea to wait until you’ve established your healthy routines and you’re happy with your weight loss progress.
CoolSculpting may not be a miracle treatment for people who want to lost weight fast, but it can feel like a miracle for people with stubborn problem areas. Just one treatment can reduce fat in an area by up to 25% and many people lose inches in those stubborn problem areas. CoolSculpting can boost your confidence and help you fit into your skinny jeans once again!
To schedule a CoolSculpting consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX, call (281) 810-9083 today!