If you feel like you’re doing everything right — eating right and exercising — and you’re still stuck with a bulging belly, you’re not alone. Women especially are susceptible to the belly bulge as they age, due to decreasing estrogen levels, which cause fat to hang out in the tummy. (SO not fair, right?)
Well, we’re here to tell you that you’re NOT powerless against belly fat! You CAN do something about it, and we have the tools to help! Best of all, our belly-slimming tools don’t involve surgery or a zero-calorie diet, so read on!
Tool #1: CoolSculpting®, of course!
All you have to do is show up to your appointment, and our CoolSculpting experts will apply special cooling panels to your fat bulges for about an hour or so, depending on the size and areas you are treating. CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells and your body gradually flushes them away in the months following treatment — without any effort from you. Now, maintaining your results is a different story. To keep your belly slim and trim, you’ll need to apply the following tools…
Tool #2: Adjusting your diet
This tool isn’t as easy as CoolSculpting, we know! But the general rule of thumb for eating a “slimming” diet is to pile your plate with plant-based foods and a small amount of lean protein. Eating “clean” is the secret, and it’s fairly self-explanatory, avoiding anything processed or boxed (foods typically found in the middle aisles of the grocery store) while also cutting way down on sugars and refined flours. Interesting to note, certain foods may be especially conducive to taming belly fat. According to studies, incorporating whole grains, nuts, and vinegar into your diet may also help. Whole grains and nuts help you to feel full longer so you eat less, while vinegar boosts fat-busting enyzmes, so less fat accumulates.
Tool #3: Get moving
If you hate to exercise, simply standing more often is a great place to start. Research indicates that sitting for long periods can be detrimental to your health, so mix it up by taking stretch breaks or walks to the water cooler. Walking is also a clinically proven belly-trimming tool, but it does so much more! Did you know that walking briskly has been shown to help with weight loss, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and balance, and prevent or manage heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes? Best of all, walking is free! Start with short walks and work your way up for big benefits.
We can’t wait to help you slim your belly and other problem spots! To learn more about CoolSculpting and other body contouring tips, please call 321.339.1001 or request your personal consultation online today!