Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly are essential to good health and a necessity if you want a shapely, well-toned body. Paying attention to what you eat and staying active are particularly important if you’ve undergone cosmetic liposuction surgery. Former liposuction patients that fail to make healthy lifestyle choices are more likely to gain back unwanted fat, particularly dangerous belly fat, than those who continue to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
Beware of hibernation syndrome
Sticking with a healthy diet and fitness routine isn’t that difficult during the pleasant summer months when warm, sunny days encourage us to participate in vigorous outdoor activities and the abundance of local produce entices us to serve fresh fruits and vegetables with every meal. But as the weather cools in autumn and the hours of daylight diminish, it becomes harder to maintain our healthy summer habits. During the winter, many of us struggle against “hibernation syndrome,” that urge to burrow into the couch and nibble on junk food until spring arrives.
If you’ve undergone liposuction, it is important to remember that Smartlipo TriPlex can only remove fat accumulations that are present at the time of surgery. It provides no protection against future fat accumulations. If you give into your couch potato longings and indulge your snack cravings, you can undo in a few short months what you worked all summer to achieve. Fat cells will start collecting again, your muscles will lose tone from disuse, and your weight will start to climb.
How to fight food cravings
Instead of giving in, use these tactics fight cravings:
- Stress, boredom and fatigue can trigger a snack attack, even if you’re not hungry. Ward off the munchies by taking a brisk 15-minute walk. Exercise improves mood, increases energy and takes your mind off food. Even if you have a snack after your walk, you’ll eat less.
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