Going through fat reduction doesn’t mean you could be complacent about your health and fitness afterward. If you start becoming unmindful of your health and fitness routine, you might end up going back to your old self.
Getting a fat reduction treatment from medical spas like Bella Med Spa or similar clinics may have been a life-changing milestone in your life. Perhaps it took you much effort, time, and money, as well as a whole lot of bravery, to have such a procedure done. Therefore, you’ve got to make it worth it. After leaving the four walls aof the clinic, the responsibility’s now on you to maintain your body and have an even better physique.
These fitness tips below might just be what you need to ensure your fat reduction treatment wouldn’t go to waste.
1. Cut Down On The Unhealthy Fats
If you don’t want to have body fat, try to avoid eating fatty food. But it’s important to make a distinction between healthy and unhealthy fats. While it may be good to deprive your body of unhealthy fats, it may not be beneficial to let go of the healthy ones. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be keeping your body attuned to the nutrients it also needs to get from the healthy fats.
Here are two basic principles you could apply in this pursuit:
- Try to focus on having healthy fats as this could also help fill you up. Good sources of these include fatty fish, avocados, tofu, nuts, and soy milk.
- Be sure you’re not making the wrong trade-offs. This could happen when you believe you’re choosing a healthier food source and letting go of an ‘unhealthier’ one when the trade-off could be just as bad as your original food choice.
2. Exercise Often
Along with eating well, one of the noted key players to maintaining all that fat you’ve lost through your reduction is through exercise. This isn’t just about looking good physically; it’s also about feeling good. The more you exercise, the more you’d be able to let go of any unnecessary and unhealthy intake of fats you may have gotten throughout the day.
First off, you’d burn extra calories, which could boost your metabolism. This means after you exercise, your body would continue to shed off excess calories as it would be able to burn your stored fat into energy faster.
If exercise has not been your thing in the past, it’d perhaps be safe to start small or short. You could always begin with half an hour a day as even that may be enough to keep your body in optimal physical shape.
With this in mind, here are five helpful tips to give you that boost in starting a habit of exercise:
- Try to keep in mind your ‘why’ or your main motivation for exercising.
- If you couldn’t commit to a daily exercise, you may perhaps start twice a week and then increase the frequency as you go along.
- Try different workout routines before finding the one you feel works best for you.
- Consider working with a personal trainer so you’d have insights on what workouts would be great for what you’re working on.
- Assess your fitness level so you wouldn’t be putting too much strain on your body—beyond what it could normally handle.
3. Adapt The Mediterranean Diet
If there’s only one diet you want to focus on, perhaps one of the best would be the Mediterranean diet. This isn’t because of what you’re eating per se, but the principles behind the diet could be a reason it’s a good choice.
The Mediterranean diet is claimed to address the common pitfalls of a wrong diet. This is because it’s known to encourage you to share a meal with others so you wouldn’t have to be alone in your journey to healthful eating, along with exercise.
As exercise has already been discussed above, the focus now is on the emotions that come together with eating, also known as emotional eating. One very good way to keep your weight in the way it is now is perhaps to stop yourself from emotional eating.
There are instances when your body would signal you to eat, but not because of hunger. Sometimes people run to food to give them comfort when they’re anxious, depressed, or stressed out.
Recognizing these emotional triggers means going back to one of the principles of the Mediterranean diet—sharing a meal with others. When you do this, you wouldn’t just be sharing a meal, literally. But you’d also have someone to talk to, in case a lot is going through your mind. It may not be good to just keep it to yourself.
It might also be helpful to be mindful of the following:
- If you want to eat when you’re stressed, try to find other ways to de-stress, like listening to music, meditating, or getting a massage.
- If you’re craving to eat when you’re lonely, have someone to talk with and open up to. You may also take your dog for a walk, go for a short run outside, or, if the money’s there, treat yourself to a little gift.
- If you’re low on energy, you could find other ways for picker-uppers apart from eating—this is purely personal, depending on what makes you happy.
As you control emotional eating, the Mediterranean diet is also believed to teach you to practice mindful eating. Here are examples:
- Try to learn to stop eating even before you’re full so you could signal your brain to get used to not overeating.
- Avoid any distractions, like watching TV, when you’re eating as these may only make you eat even more.
- Mix things up with different healthy meals so you wouldn’t get bored with eating the same thing over and over.
With all these tips, it’s important to close with a reminder. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to losing and maintaining your weight. Your fat reduction surgery could already be a big leap in the process itself. But you have to take it even further to ensure you maintain all the fat you’ve lost. You don’t have to do everything above all at once. Try to take it one step at a time and see which among the tips above would work best in your favor. It’s also recommended to get advice from professionals on how you could best maintain your body after getting a fat reduction.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.