Many men and women have liposuction in New York City to get into shape before the holiday season which begins in the last quarter of the year. However, any weight gain during the holiday season can affect the outcomes. Starting from the Thanksgiving holiday, eating all that calorie-rich food can undo the effects of your body contouring treatment. Here are four tips to help prevent extra calories from getting stored in your body and maintain the results of your liposuction treatment during and after the festive season:
- Portion awareness: Controlling food portions can help you manage and maintain your weight. With all that delicious roasted turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and sweet treats, it can be quite easy to overeat. Portion awareness is the key to not going overboard on portion sizes. To avoid over-indulging, choose a small plate. Fill one half with leafy greens and other veggies and fruits. Reserve the other half of your plate for carbs and proteins. Stop eating when you feel satisfied and avoid second helpings of the rich stuff. The bottom line: don’t let the Thanksgiving dinner ruin your healthy diet.
- Skip dessert or stick to small servings: Thanksgiving desserts are mostly pies – apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and more. One way to prevent calorie build-up is to skip dessert. On the other hand, you make a low calorie choice. WebMD says that choosing pumpkin over pecan pie can save a few hundred calories. Stick to only one sliver of dessert. When you eat your favorite food, chew slowly and savor every bite.
- Fill up on healthy food before dinner: Don’t arrive hungry – eat a small healthy meal before your Thanksgiving dinner. Choose healthful fiber-rich foods such as oatmeal, a whole-grain sandwich, steamed green beans, Brussel sprouts, or a green salad which will keep you feeling full until the feast. And go easy on alcohol. Red wine with your meal may be a better alternative.
- Don’t skip exercise: Don’t skip your routine exercise just because it’s a holiday. You don’t have to hit the gym. Go for a walk, jog, hike, play tennis, or take a bike ride, go for a hike, or play tennis in morning. Go on a leisurely stroll at the end of the meal.
Reducing caloric intake and staying physically active during the holiday season is the key to sustaining the outcomes of your liposuction treatment.
The popularity of laser liposuction in New York City is growing, but patients need to know how to maintain their results. Weight gain after liposuction is a major concern for most. Generally, the more weight you gain after liposuction, the less impressive your results will be. If you gain a small amount of weight after their procedure, say 5 pounds, an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons points out that the fat cells throughout the body will get a little bigger, which can diminish the outcomes. In patients who gain a considerable amount of weight, such as up to 10% of their body weight, new fat cells can develop in the treated as well as untreated areas of the body. The best way to make the results of your liposuction procedure last over time is to maintain your ideal weight.
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