How to Lose Belly Fat: Tips from our SmartLipo Surgeons
For those considering treatment in our Smart Lipo New York City or Long Island facilities, it is recommended that one’s body weight be close to ideal well before surgery. When we say ideal, we do not mean what you may assume: that you should look like someone in a magazine. Ideal weight is instead based on individual body type and goals, not on societal musings.
That being said, there are times when we would like to promote our best features by gaining contouring through laser assisted liposuction. In our practice, SmartLipo is a solution for how to lose belly fat as well as eliminate love handles, tone and tighten the abdomen, and to reduce the appearance of saddlebags on the thighs; all with very little downtime.
Any type of liposuction is intended for body contouring, not for weight loss. Therefore, in order to prepare for this surgical procedure, some alterations to diet and exercise may be beneficial.
Making any changes to your diet in order to reach your goal weight before surgery holds the added benefit of maximizing liposuction results after treatment. Therefore, it really pays to find healthy foods and activities that you love. Some of the foods known to aid in weight loss include the following.
Eggs Have it All
Eggs, a common breakfast food, are a great source of protein. Therefore, eggs are the perfect way to start the day. Noshing on eggs, instead of a high-carb breakfast, sugary cereal or your favorite bagel, gives your metabolism an early-morning kick that leads keeps you feeling full longer and revs up metabolism.
There is no need to avoid the yolk even though there is cholesterol in this part, as it contains a host of beneficial nutrients that are not in the white, such as vitamins A, E, D, and K, as well as B12 and B6. Two eggs contain about 150 calories.
Protein and Fiber Rich Foods
Beans are Indeed the Magical Fruit
OK, so beans need to be incorporated into the diet carefully if you’re not accustomed to eating them, as they may cause one to become a bit “gassy”.
Most people can easily consume 1/4 cup of beans, either as a part of a salad, in a burrito, or processed into a yummy dip, with very little if any stomach upset. If gaseous stomach occurs, take an enzyme supplement (to prevent gas) along with your first bite of food.
Also, as beans are regularly consumed, the body’s response to them lessens and the health benefits increase. Beans like garbanzos, black beans, and kidney beans make a great addition to any meal, and are a good source of dietary fiber, healthy carbs, and protein. The benefit to this is the stabilization of blood sugar, directly linked to weight maintenance.
Fine Tuning Your Body in our SmartLipo New York City or Long Island Centers
Reaching the ideal weight for treatment in our SmartLipo Long Island or Manhattan facility is personal to each patient. To determine where you stand, and discover what laser liposuction can do for you, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York for your free consultation.
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.