Dietary Habits to Support Body Contouring Results
We are once again at the point in the year when many of us are taking a closer look at what we’d like to achieve and change. Health and beauty goals tend to top the list of resolutions each and every year. If you want this year to be different, you may be thinking outside of that “get a gym membership” box. You may be thinking of eliminating stubborn fat once and for all by scheduling a body contouring treatment in our Seattle or Renton office.
With options including liposuction, liposculpture, Liposonix, CoolSculpting, and more, we’ve got what you need to set out on a new path. But what do you do after your treatment? You take the utmost care of your body. One way to do this is to become more conscious about what you put on your plate. Here, we look at a few general food groups that fit well into a post-liposuction or post-body-contouring diet.
Where do we start but with the very basics? The body is approximately 65% water. Every cell relies on adequate hydration for proper function, including metabolism. Therefore, one of the simplest yet most significant changes that can happen in your diet is to add more water. Making a switch to water instead of caffeinated or sugary drinks is an immediate improvement that may cut a substantial number of unnecessary calories in your day. Don’t just chug it all at once, either. Studies show that the way to stay hydrated is to sip water frequently throughout the day, stopping a few hours before bedtime.
If you’ve kept up on health and fitness trends at all in the last several years, you have probably heard that good fats can actually help you lose stubborn fat tissue. It isn’t even necessary to take the drastic step of “going Keto” to lose weight. Adding healthy fats like nuts, avocado, and coconut oil or ghee into your meals, you increase your body’s fuel use, basically boosting the conversion of fat cells into energy. Healthy fats have also demonstrated the power to support healthy brain and nerve function, so you may find that you think more clearly and generally feel better by giving your body the fats it needs to thrive.
Protein is a vital source of energy, helping the body utilize its natural fuels to build muscle. As you may know, muscle mass is a catalyst for fat metabolism, so we want to eat foods that support strong muscle tone. A protein-rich diet is a great complement to fitness habits that include strength training.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to get and keep the body you want. Call 206-859-5777 to learn more about our body-contouring services.