How Knowing What to Eat Can Help You Maintain Lipo Results
Dealing with stubborn fat around your waistline, upper thighs, arms, or buttocks can make you feel like all of your hard work is going to waste. If you have tried a combination of diet and exercise to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat but it’s simply not doing the trick, then you may want to consider getting liposuction from Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. Liposuction loosens the fat and then suctions it out with a device called a cannula, which gives patients real and immediate results. However, just like with any body sculpting procedure, it’s important that you keep up a healthy diet and exercise routine after surgery to maintain your results. Specifically, knowing what to eat and what to will help you avoid gaining weight back after surgery.
It may sound counterintuitive to eat fat to avoid gaining fat, but did you know that not all fat is bad? Fats from bacon, oil, and butter are considered to be bad fats. Avocados, raw almonds, cashews, nut butter, coconut oil, and olives, however, are all fats that are generally considered to be good for you. By adding these types of monounsaturated fats into your diet, you may stay leaner in the long run.
There are three types of sugar: glucose, fructose, and sucralose. Glucose is your body’s preferred energy source and is what your body processes most carbohydrates into. Fructose is derived from fruit and some vegetables, making it a natural way to enjoy sugar, whereas sucralose is derived from sugar cane or table sugar. When choosing something sweet to eat, choose fructose over sucralose. And, if you want to add a sweetener to your tea or coffee, consider using an alternative like Stevia.
A low carb diet may sound like the last thing you want to do, but these diets are popular for a good reason. By limiting your intake of sugars, bread, and potatoes and replacing them with lean proteins, you stay full longer and tend to eat less— limiting your caloric intake in the process.
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Maintaining a slim waistline after liposuction may be easier as long as you stick to a good diet and exercise regimen. If you would like to learn more about liposuction or would like to schedule a consultation at one of our New York offices, please call (516) 364-4200