Life After Lipo

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, Nearby Maryland & Lower Pennsylvania

Posted: May 30, 2024

 

Life After Lipo:  Tips to Maintaining Long Term Results

 

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve a more sculpted and toned physique, but liposuction is not a magical solution for long-term weight loss. To maintain the results of your liposuction procedure, you need to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that include a balanced diet and regular exercise.  Here are some essential diet and exercise tips that can help you maximize the benefits of your liposuction and enjoy a healthy and sustainable body transformation.  By following these guidelines, you can enhance the longevity of your liposuction results and enjoy a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

1.  Prepare a full breakfast:  Breakfast is the most important meal because it sets your appetite for the rest of your day. Be sure to prepare a well balanced meal that fills you up. Include foods with a source of lean protein such as eggs, nuts, and beans as well as vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

2.  Don't skip meals or push off eating until later:  This causes your metabolism to slow causing weight gain.  Have an energy bar, fruit or a stash of healthy snacks on hand to keep you from getting hungry.  

3.  Limit intake of processed or packaged foods:  Avoid taking in food containing too much salt and include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.

4. Skip the second and third servings:  Portion control is vital in avoiding those extra calories.

5.  Ditch drinks with a high sugar content: Consuming drinks such as soda, juice, sweetened coffee, tea and even alcoholic drinks during the day is equal to consuming an extra 800 calories by night time.

6. Drink lots of water: Water can help you lose weight by increasing the calories you burn, lowering body mass index and body fat and reducing your appetite.

7. Exercise: Establish a workout routine that includes lifting and strength training to help burn calories and prevent the slowing of your metabolism. Strength training helps to build lean muscle and increase the slimming process.  Avoid a sedentary lifestyle as prolonged sitting can cause fat-prone areas on your body to sag.

8. Learn to relax: Stress leads to binge-eating by triggering the body to release the hormone cortisol which tells your body to eat unhealthy foods.

9. Get plenty of sleep: Sleep not only helps to moderate the hormones that drive appetite but studies show that people who diet and are well-rested have lost 56% more fat than their sleep deprived counterparts.

 

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Dr. Basner