The holidays are a wonderful time of visiting with friends and family, giving gifts, and enjoying all the delicious treats of the season. Those delicious treats, however, come with a price — weight gain. With the start of a new year, you may have resolved to focus on regaining the figure you had before the overindulgence of the holidays. If you’re not as confident as you thought you would be, and you are wondering how to help yourself lose the weight, then contact us and discover how you can benefit from CoolSculpting®. Begin the new year with a new you and visit Natura Med Spa in Parkland, where confidence takes shape.

Cut Back on Sugars and Starches

One way that you can work towards healthy weight loss is to cut back on the amount of sugars and starches that are in your daily diet. While you may struggle at first — sugar can be addictive — you will soon find that you are consuming fewer calories because your hunger levels have gone down due to using stored fat for energy. Another benefit is that cutting back on sugar and starches can reduce your insulin levels, which can cause your kidneys to eliminate excess sodium and water. This, in turn, will reduce bloat and excess water weight. Some people have found that they lost up to 10 pounds in the first week of eating this way.

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Increase Protein, Fats, and Vegetables

Before we address proteins, we will skip right to the fats, which we know is probably what caught your eye. Not all fat is bad, and you definitely need healthy fats in your diet. Healthy fats include olive oil and avocado oil. These fats are monounsaturated, and they help to improve blood cholesterol levels, which helps to decrease your risk of heart disease.

Now that we’ve covered fats, we want to address protein and vegetables. Every meal you eat should have a protein source such as meat, seafood, or eggs. If you are a vegetarian, you can get protein from other sources, but be sure to check with your doctor to make sure you are getting enough. Last but not least, make sure to have plenty of low-carb veggies such as broccoli, tomatoes, and spinach throughout your day.

lift weightsLift Weights

One very common misconception that many women have is that they will look like a man if they lift weights — this simply isn’t true. The female body does not produce enough testosterone to build the kinds of muscles that men can. Lifting weights helps to burn calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down. In fact, not only do muscles help burn fat, but they are also more compact. Body fat, on the other hand, is more bulky than muscle, and may cause you to look bigger as a result.

If you want to look great and feel confident every day, then Natura Med Spa can help. CoolSculpting® is a great way to get rid of any unwanted fat that may have snuck up on you over the holidays. Take control of the new year and your resolutions by contacting Natura Med Spa in Parkland, where confidence takes shape.