A liposuction procedure is a great way to achieve your ideal shape and body contour. However, since liposuction is not a weight loss solution, there are a few healthy lifestyle habits you will need to follow to maintain your new figure. By following these three tips, you can ensure that your liposuction results will be long lasting.
1. Follow a Healthy, Balanced Diet
To keep your weight stable, make sure you eat a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Try sticking to things like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins like fish or chicken. Do your best to limit or avoid saturated fats and refined sugars, which are calorie dense and easy to overeat. Limiting the amount of salt in your diet will also help prevent water retention. If you are having trouble coming up with a meal plan, you can work with a registered dietician to come up with some ideas.
2. Exercise on a Regular Basis
Consistent exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy body and mind. Strength exercises in particular are great because they will keep you tone. Even if you are unable to use a gym because of a busy routine, there are a few things you can do to keep active. If you work at a desk most of the day, try to get up and walk around every 30-60 minutes. While watching TV, try doing some jumping jacks, crunches, etc. to get your heart rate up.
3. Drink Lots of Water
Water is an important factor in maintaining energy levels throughout the day. If you are constantly hungry throughout the day despite eating, you might be dehydrated instead. In general, most adults should drink at least two liters of water per day, depending on their weight and activity level. This will help keep you productive and curb cravings.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today
If you have a few extra pounds of fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise, call The Laser & Skin Surgery Center today at 440-871-9832 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Renuka Diwan. We are happy to serve patients living in Westlake, Cleveland, and the surrounding areas of Ohio.