For many women, losing the fat around the hips, thighs, buttock, and stomach seems nearly impossible to achieve. The good news is that there are ways to jump start your system to remove the excess fat naturally. Or, if you prefer, you can remove the fat from the problem areas altogether without the need for surgery.
Liposuction and Coolsculpting
For some people, even a change in their routine doesn’t remove the stubborn rolls of fat adhered to the hips, buttocks, and thighs. If this is what you are experiencing, you may want to look into liposuction or coolsculpting. The two, while offering basically the same results, use two very different treatments. The procedure used for liposuction involves cosmetic surgery. With this procedure, the doctor removes the pockets of fat with an instrument similar to a vacuum, by sucking that fat out of the body. Common problem areas that doctors are able to correct are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, upper- and backs of the arms and the calves. This procedure takes about 6 to 8 weeks of recovery time and can cause numb spots and dents in the skin. If you prefer not to have surgery or can’t afford to have 6 to 8 weeks of downtime, experts in Coolsculpting in Utah, Ohio, New York or wherever you might live, may offer a better choice. This procedure uses controlled cooling to target fat cells then freezes them and they die. Over the next few months, you’ll see more positive changes to the body until you have the full sculpted image you desire. You might experience some discomfort, temporary redness, bruising and numbness, but they will end. Also, the number of sessions you need to achieve your goals varies by individual.
Change up your routine
If you’d rather do it on your own, without the need for surgery or special treatments, you may need to do something as simple as changing up your routine. Going to the gym a few times per week is fantastic. However, if you are doing the same thing over again, you’re probably not getting all you should out of each session. Instead, try to vary your sessions. Maybe one day a week do a spin class and then the second day do a low-impact aerobics class. First, by changing up the routine you are giving it your all, so you are working harder. Second, you are working different muscles, thus shocking the system. Changing the routine every 6 to 8 weeks can help you get rid of those stubborn pounds and lose the fat pockets.
You are what you eat
Eating the right kinds of foods daily can play a larger role in your weight than you might imagine. Refined sugars are carbohydrates and will turn into fat within the body. If that wasn’t enough, sugar actually makes you feel a false sense of hunger just a few hours after eating it. This translates into eating more than you need to. Instead, remove excessive sugars and white starches from your diet. You already know to cut back on your tea and coffee, and to avoid sweet treats. But, what you may not know is that there is much more sugar in your morning toast than what you might expect. Two slices of white bread can contain as much as 3g of sugar. By removing processed foods, sweet treats, and white starches, and replacing them with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and fish, you can work to achieve your weight loss goals.
When you get a good night’s rest you wake up feeling refreshed, revitalized and energized. Unfortunately, when you don’t get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep, you feel quite the opposite. You walk around in a fog and can’t seem to wake up regardless of the number of cups of coffee you consume. Findings from researchers at the University of Chicago also found that regardless of your efforts with a proper diet and a regular exercise program, the lack of sleep will keep the weight on. Sleep plays a vital role in restoring and repairing the body. When you don’t get enough, your body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol, which naturally causes you to want to eat more than you need. Before you go to bed, set the room up for relaxation. Turn off your television, take a bath and relax your muscles and keep the room dark.
If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still can’t seem to lose the extra pockets of stored fat, changing up your routine and eating different foods may offer the solution you need. If this still doesn’t work, you can make the decision to have liposuction or coolsculpting procedures.