If you’ve undergone liposuction, then you’re probably in love with your results. It can be a huge boost in confidence when you finally get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat. However, there are some steps you’ll need to take in order to maintain your new figure for as long as possible. The most important step is to continue your regular exercise schedule to keep fat at bay, but here are some additional tips to keep in mind as you enjoy your great results.
Relying on your exercise regimen to keep fat away will only be partially effective, so it’s important to keep your diet varied and healthy. Make sure that your chosen meals are low in fat and have lots of fruits, vegetables, and meat without any visible fat. It’s also important to keep track of your portions and intake versus your exercise routine. If you’re looking to also build muscle, you’ll want to visit your nutritionist or personal trainer to come up with a diet and exercise plan that’s unique to your goals.
Although an exercise schedule is important to your results, it should also go beyond the gym. If you work a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, you should get up and move around regularly, or even use a standing desk. Things like taking the stairs and limiting your sitting time can add up over the course of your lifetime and can augment the results you get at the gym by keeping your body healthy and active. Conversely, be sure to take time to rest if your job requires you to be active for long periods of time.
More and more studies are beginning to show that stress can be one of the main causes of poor health and weight gain because of its tendency to induce cravings. In order to beat back the junk food cravings, one effective step is to manage the stress in your lifestyle. Things like practicing mindfulness and positive thinking can turn stressful situations into manageable ones. If you feel like it’s too big of a task to tackle, a mental health professional can help you create a plan to reduce stress and take steps towards a calmer, more positive outlook. This can be highly effective in keeping your diet healthy and beneficial.
There are many factors to consider in changing your lifestyle to get the best out of your liposuction, but an overall healthy lifestyle can be highly effective in keeping fat from coming back. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golosow, who can recommend post-treatment steps for your unique lifestyle and goals.