This is an update to Tips to Maintain Your Liposuction Results during the Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving is around the corner. It’s the time when you tend to load up on rich food. However, if you had liposuction recently, it’s likely that you’re concerned about the impact of holiday feasting on your body contouring results. Here are 5 ways to avoid holiday weight gain and maintain your liposuction results.
Laser liposuction in NYC is a minimally-invasive option for eliminating excess fat deposits. The treatment uses three different laser wavelengths to liquefy fat for easy removal, coagulate the tissue and tighten skin. Laser liposuction can treat almost all areas – the arms, flanks, hips, thighs and buttocks and more. One of the major advantages of liposuction is that the fat cells will not return. However, weight gain – even a small amount – can affect the outcomes. Thanksgiving is about feasting. The good news is that there are effective ways to prevent weight gain even as you enjoy that great food.
Tips to Avoid Weight Gain after Thanksgiving
- Cut Down on Carbs
The Thanksgiving meal is loaded with delicious items. While you may have your favorites, keep in mind that some holiday foods are better options. For instance, pecan pie is high in carbs and calories and eating too much can cause weight gain. If you can’t resist it, eat a small slice. Do the same for all carb rich foods.
- Don’t Skip Meals
Skipping meals and starving cannot prevent weight gain. Starving slows down your metabolism and make you gain extra weight. Fill your plate with healthy items to maintain healthy weight.
- Stay Hydrated
Whether it is Thanksgiving or a normal day, maintaining the right level of hydration is important for health. Drinking enough water will help burn calories, lower body mass index and body fat, and reduce appetite. Cucumber, watermelon, tomatoes, and grapes have high water content. Including these items in salads will not only keep you hydrated and feeling full due to their high fiber content.
- Cut down on or skip Alcohol
Alcohol is high in calories. It prevents your body from burning fat and can make you feel hungry which can lead to poor food choices. So be mindful about drinking – cut down on alcohol or avoid it.
- Exercise caution when it comes to Desserts and Sugary Drinks
Sugar-sweetened beverages and desserts can wreak havoc when it comes to body weight. Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages and other highly processed sugary foods. Choose a simple sweet and eat small portions. Here is some sound advice from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Avoiding sugar altogether at a Thanksgiving meal may be an unrealistic option, but “with the right sugar strategy, you can indulge wisely”.
Plastic surgeons in Manhattan provide customized treatment and advise patients on how to maintain their results. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, but eat small portions to avoid putting on calories that can impact your body contouring outcomes.