Want to lose inches for the New Year?

lose inches for the new yearEvery year, the holidays wreak havoc on many a waistline. No matter how hard people work all year long to diet and exercise, all the sugar-laden holiday treats, festive meals and parties can leave us with a few extra pounds, if not more. In fact, research says that Americans, on average, gain between five and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Hence, all the New Year’s resolutions and efforts to lose weight that people start at the New Year—and unfortunately, that tend to fall off after a few weeks. It’s also a time that people start looking into liposuction and safer alternatives, such as fat freezing procedures.

Why not avoid all the frustration and make this year different? Why not make some resolutions now, to lose inches and look slimmer by the New Year? Does it sound impossible to you? It’s not—if you scheduled a CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure now, you can be on your way to a more svelte you, just in time for the New Year. Just think, those CoolSculpting before and after photos could be featuring you by early 2014!

As you can learn by looking through our website, CoolSculpting is a revolutionary procedure that is taking the weight loss market by storm. It’s a safe and effective way to sculpt your body without going under the knife. It’s completely non-invasive and non-surgical, yet gives incredible results in the form of inches lost to those trouble spots that we so strive so hard to eliminate.

CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells that won’t budge, no matter how much exercising and dieting you do, resulting in a sculpted body without any of the side effects caused by surgery, such as infection, excessive bruising and swelling, dimpling and nerve damage.  Patients start to experience results as soon as three weeks after their first session, and continue to see changes for the next three to six months. It’s easy and there’s no downtime, so why not get started now? By 2014, you can be enjoying some of the results you see in our CoolSculpting before and after photos!

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3 Tips for Undoing Thanksgiving Damage

undoing Thanksgiving damageEven when we have the best intentions, it can be difficult to not overeat on holidays such as Thanksgiving. Yet when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your results from body sculpting treatments such as CoolSculpting, it’s important to get back on track as fast as possible. Read on for some excellent tips for undoing some of the damage you may have done this Thanksgiving weekend.

1. Hydrate. When you’re trying to lose weight and burn more fat, drinking water plays an essential role. While it may sound counterproductive, drinking more water is the best way to eliminate bloating. Whether you’re on a strict diet, working out regularly or you freeze the fat in a CoolSculpting session, you need to flush out those toxins with water.

2. Don’t starve or skip meals.  While it may be tempting to wake up after an indulgent weekend and skip meals to try and “make up” for the damage you’ve done, this is actually one of the worst things you can do. When you skip meals, you’ll be extremely hungry when you do sit down to eat, and chances are high that you’ll overindulge. This can start an ugly cycle that leads to weight gain and may diminish the awesome results from your body sculpting sessions.

3. Get moving. So you overate and now you feel sluggish and bloated. The best thing to do is to get right back into your exercise regime and get moving as soon as possible. If you are up for it, increase the duration of each session and the intensity, and throw in an extra day or two whenever possible to help compensate for Thanksgiving and lay the groundwork for the upcoming holiday meals. Plus if you’ve decided to freeze the fat via CoolSculpting sessions, regular exercise will only enhance your results.

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5 Ways to Combat Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Combat Thanksgiving Weight GainThanksgiving can be tough for those of us struggling with weight issues. It’s the official start of the holiday feasting season, which makes it tough to diet or maintain weight loss. Whether you’ve scheduled your first CoolSculpting session or have already had a treatment, a healthy diet is essential for maintaining results. Once you’ve completed fat freezing treatments, it’s important to maintain your weight—and once you see results, you’ll be extra motivated to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The average American gains between five and 10 pounds during the holidays. Read on for a few strategies to combat that oh-so-dreaded holiday weight gain so you can make the most out of your CoolSculpting results.

1. Have a healthy breakfast. The worst thing to do is “save up” your calories for the big meal. When you starve yourself all day, this only guarantees you will overeat. Start your day off with a good breakfast, loaded with protein and fiber, and have healthy snacks throughout the day.

2. Move it. If you have days off, why not work out? One of the best things you can to do to help compensate for a few extra calories is to boost your calorie burn. Exercising will rev your metabolism and give you extra energy to enjoy your holiday. Hit the gym, go for a run or take an exercise class. It’s also a good idea to take a walk after dinner to promote healthy digestion and burn some extra calories.

3. Fill your plate with protein and fiber. One way to fill yourself up quickly is to fill the majority of your plate with sources of lean protein, such as turkey, and vegetables for their fiber content.

4. Limit your alcohol intake. Alcohol provides a lot of empty calories with zero nutrients, so restrict your intake to one or two.

5. Bring something healthy. Whether you are making the dinner yourself or attending as a guest, make something healthy for the meal. Give something traditional a healthy spin, such as fusing mashed potatoes with cauliflower, or bring a healthy, nutrient-rich salad. The best way to maintain your fat freezing results is to regularly make healthy recipes, so this is a great time to try something new.

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Maintaining CoolSculpting Results

Maintaining CoolSculpting resultsIf you look at some of our CoolSculpting before and after photos, you’ll see some excellent results. On average, it takes about two to three months to see changes in your body, while for some, it takes between four and six months. When clients do see their results, they’re thrilled. Yet it’s important for candidates to understand that while CoolSculpting is one of the best alternatives to liposuction, it’s definitely not a license to eat.

Once you have the CoolSculpting procedure done, it’s essential to adopt a healthy diet and workout regimen in order to maintain those results for the long term. If you were to regularly eat fattening foods and gain weight, the fat cells that remain in your body will grow larger and ultimately diminish your body sculpting results.

Instead of thinking of this incredible procedure as a free pass, look at it as a head start to reaching your goal weight, the first leg on the path to optimum health and fitness. This goes for any other alternatives to liposuction as well—you must implement a healthy lifestyle or all the time and money you spend on liposuction or its alternatives will be lost and you will be just as unhappy as before your procedure.

Start now, even if you haven’t had your CoolSculpting procedure done yet. Slowly transform your diet so that the changes aren’t a shock to your system, but rather manageable transitions towards a healthy new lifestyle. Load up on fruits, veggies and protein-rich meals, and make sure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to function properly. If you’ve already had your CoolSculpting procedure done and are loving your results, post your CoolSculpting before and after photos somewhere that you can see regularly so they can motivate you to stay on track—the refrigerator, perhaps?

It’s also important to work out regularly—choose a combination of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training for best results. Strive to exercise five days a week if you can, and increase the duration and intensity of your workouts over time. Follow these tips and you’ll be certain to maintain your CoolSculpting results and feel healthier and happier.

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Does CoolSculpting Work?

does CoolSculpting workThe first question people ask when they hear about this cutting edge fat melting procedure is, “Does CoolSculpting work?” In short, CoolSculpting definitely works. Freezing fat cells is one of the safest ways to lose inches and contour those trouble areas on our body that won’t budge with event the strictest diets and exercise programs. While it’s completely safe and non-invasive, it can still target and effectively eliminate those pockets of fat that are unsightly and difficult to remove.

Fat cells produce and secrete a range of substances that influence our body weight, as well as how much we eat and how we use energy and burn fat. We are born with a certain number of fat cells, and if they secrete too little of these substances, health issues can arise—from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver and heart disease to certain types of cancer. Therefore, when we increase the fat cells in our body, our risk of health issues rises as well.

When we eat too much and our body doesn’t use all of the calories we consume, it will store those additional calories as fat. If we continue to overeat, those fat cells stretch and often hit their maximum. When that happens, our bodies create new fat cells that will remain in our body forever. They may shrink in size, but they will only go away permanently through a sculpting procedure such as freezing fat cells.

The good news is, once CoolSculpting eliminates those fat cells, they don’t come back. A healthy diet and workout regime should be maintained so that our body doesn’t create more fat cells, but once patients see their results, they are extremely motivated to maintain them.

When you ask any of our patients, “Does CoolSculpting work?” they rave about their experience and tell you that yes, this revolutionary new procedure yields excellent results.

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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

Body sculptingWhen liposuction first came on the scene, we thought it was going to be that effortless, pain-free weight loss procedure we all dreamt about. It was marketed as the ultimate body sculpting option that would transform our bodies into the best versions they could be. In reality, that’s not the way liposuction turned out. It was instead a risky prospect that didn’t always produce the results patients expected.

Then came CoolSculpting—the safe body contouring option that is non-invasive and possesses no health risks whatsoever. And it’s effective—just take a look at some of the results in CoolSculpting before and after photos. There is no anesthesia involved, and therefore, no risk of death. CoolSculpting works by freezing the fat at a safe temperature with a device that’s positioned on the outside of your body.

With an invasive procedure like liposuction, there are many potential risks. It’s performed when a patient is under anesthesia, which there are always risks associated with. There is also a possibility of nerves being damaged, which can result in numbness that can last for months and even years. There is also downtime, pain, swelling and the potential for infection. Infection is treatable with antibiotics, but the symptoms are very comfortable and can significantly affect quality of life.

In addition to the health risks, the results often do not turn out the way patients expect them to. With CoolSculpting, it may take more sessions to produce the level of results you’re looking for, but patients definitely lose inches and are pleased with the overall change. Just look at some of the CoolSculpting before and after photos on our website to see for yourself. Plus, there is no downtime—patients can get back to work and even physical activity the same day. CoolSculpting is the safer, more effective alternative when it comes to transforming your body.

Taming Troublesome Thighs

CoolSculptingFor many of us, no matter how many miles we run, squats we do and lunges we perform, we still can’t get rid of the unsightly pockets of fat that stick to our thighs. Thankfully, we are no longer limited in our options when it comes to troublesome thighs—now you can freeze the fat using the safe, non-invasive CoolSculpting technique that is revolutionizing fat removal across the country.

Just a few years ago, our options for fat removal in the thigh area were limited—surgical procedures such as liposuction seemed to be our only options. The promise of taut thighs through that risky surgical procedure doesn’t guarantee you will love the results. In fact, many patients experience an unattractive dimpling effect or unnatural looking results from liposuction procedures. When you freeze the fat through our safe and effective body sculpting technique, you run neither of those risks, nor do you undergo a life-threatening procedure that requires anesthesia.

Another very attractive benefit of CoolSculpting that you absolutely will not enjoy with a surgical procedure is the downtime—there is literally none. You can go back to work and physical activities the same day, while with liposuction, it could be weeks, if not months, of pain, swelling, numbness and bruising—and those are the minimal side effects. We won’t even go into the possibility of infections, nerve damage or worse.

CoolSculpting is an amazing body sculpting procedure that can reduce and remove the volume of fat cells in your thighs, abdomen, flanks and other areas, safely and non-invasively. The amalgamation of fat in our thighs can be very difficult to remove as we age, no matter how much we exercise. Spot reduction is extremely difficult, if not impossible, through exercise alone, so if you’re having trouble with the thigh area, CoolSculpting is an excellent alternative to liposuction to explore.

Why Fat Freezing is the Perfect Alternative

Freeze the fatEven though summer is over, many of us are worried about how to trim our waistlines, lose the belly fat and whittle away those love handles. Yet not many people are aware of one of the most effective ways to lose inches—CoolSculpting, also known as fat freezing. It’s one of the most effective body sculpting procedures available, if not the most, and one of the safest alternatives to risky liposuction.

The reason that CoolSculpting is creating such a buzz is that it’s completely non-invasive. There is no needle, scalpel or anesthesia involved. Fat freezing is actually a form of Cryolipolysis, a process in which fat cells are cooled to a precise temperature that causes them to crystallize, shatter and then literally die. The dead fat cells are then digested by white blood cells in the immune system and eliminated.

The ideal candidate for this safe, FDA-approved procedure is someone who is close to their ideal weight but has trouble eliminating soft fat in those areas of the body that tend to bother us most, such as the flanks, tummy, back fat, inner thighs, bat wings and muffin tops. These areas are can be some of the toughest to reduce fat through diet and exercise, even for those with a good deal of lean muscle mass.

CoolSculpting is an excellent method of body sculpting that works equally well for both men and women. Since body fat freezes at a higher temperature than other tissue, so you can freeze it without damaging your skin.

Much research was conducted before CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA several years ago—the results showed that there is no potential for damage to skin or nerves, and that fat areas treated could be reduced by an average of 20 to 25 percent. Effects start to become visible in three weeks or so, with vast improvements showing up between 12 and 14 weeks.

It’s the ideal way to eliminate that troublesome fat without risking your health and safety, making it one of the most incredible alternatives to liposuction to ever be developed.

Why CoolSculpting is The Better Choice

freeze the fatWe all fantasize about effortless, painless weight loss that is long lasting and sustainable. When liposuction first hit the marketplace, it seemed like the answer we all were waiting for—waking up weighing less and with fewer fat areas to conceal. It sounded like the ultimate body sculpting procedure that the masses had been waiting for—fat elimination that didn’t require exercise and strict diets.

Then the horror stories started coming to light. Surgical procedures gone bad in the form of ugly, misshapen bulges, scarring, bruising, disproportionate looking areas and fat returning on other parts of the body. For some, permanent nerve damage and even death occurs, as anesthesia is always a risk with any surgical procedure—an example that hit the mainstream media would be Kanye West’s mother.

There is a variety of risks associated with liposuction, which is why it’s smart to consider some of the safer alternatives, such as CoolSculpting, which is the only procedure that will freeze the fat in your body. It’s a safe, non-invasive procedure that does not require that the patient be anesthetized, yet is just as effective at body sculpting as Liposuction is. While liposuction patients risk the possibility of nerves being severed even with the most experienced surgeon, there is no such risk with CoolSculpting.

Many liposuction patients experience swelling that can last for months on end, resulting in uncomfortable numbness and a difficult recovery time. In addition, there is often a high risk of infection that can lead to fever, nausea and vomiting, and extreme soreness that can seriously hinder your day to day activities. When you freeze the fat, swelling typically only lasts a few days and there is no risk of infection. Plus, you can go back to work and your regular physical activities the same day.

Consider the life threatening danger of liposuction versus the natural looking results of CoolSculpting and the significantly faster recovery time. It’s a no-brainer!

CoolSculpting Can Target Unsightly Batwings

get rid of batwingsAs we age, we start to gain fat in areas we don’t expect to. While many of us have unfortunately experienced tummy bulge, love handles and thunder thighs, there are some areas that are difficult to target and not something you want to suffer through a surgical procedure for. A perfect example is an area that many women complain of—it’s the dreaded area of under your arms that many call “batwings.” It’s that part of your arm that continues to jiggle after you stop waving goodbye to your friends. While it’s not a huge area of your body, it bothers many and makes us self-conscious about wearing sleeveless tops and dresses, even in the summertime. No matter how many arm circles, tricep dips and body sculpting classes you take, they don’t seem to budge. In fact, as we get older, they actually seem to get more pronounced.

Luckily, there are alternatives to liposuction and other surgical procedures. If you want to get rid of that extra jiggle so you can wear that sleeveless gown you’ve been dreaming of, CoolSculpting is an ideal solution. With little downtime and recovery time, you can get back to normal activities as soon as the same day, and not have to worry about how the procedure will inconvenience your life.

Those evil batwings don’t have to affect your life any longer. You can freeze the fat quickly and easily in a session at one of our CoolSculpting facilities. The procedure is perfect for areas like these, as it can hone in on those smaller parts of our body that sometimes even the most targeted body sculpting exercises don’t seem to affect.

Are you ready to eliminate those bothersome batwings? If you are, this is an excellent way to discover how well some of the alternatives to liposuction like CoolSculpting work without all of the pain, recovery and downtime.