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Life after Liposuction

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July 25, 2012

Every woman desires a toned stomach like the Victoria’s Secret models and every guy wants abs like Channing Tatum.

Liposuction is a procedure that can get one closer to these achievements with the help of proper exercise and nutrition, of course. It is a popular procedure that sculpts the body by taking unwanted body fat from the stomach, thighs, hips, waist and buttocks. Although it sounds magical, there are things that need to be done and maintained post-surgery. It is always best to have already started your healthy lifestyle prior to your liposuction procedure, but if you haven’t, you can use your procedure as a lunch for better living and health.

For most people, dieting is a hard thing, so the best option is to gradually start making healthy life style changes. Instead, develop healthy eating habits. According to AMS Daily, after you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. One important habit that is good to start is to drink A LOT of water. Ditch the soda! Make drinking water a habit. To change it up, put some flavor in your water bottle, such as cranberry juice or low-calorie, flavored fruit packets.

We all know grocery shopping is not always easy, because we are tempted to buy junk foods. When you go to the store, go alone and read the labels of what you are buying. If you have to take your kids with you, make a game out of it. Tell them to go pick out there favorite color vegetable and fruit from the produce section. Also when it comes to food in the house, throw out all the chips, candy, ice cream and anything unhealthy. If the chips, cookies and sodas are not in the fridge or pantry, then you won’t be tempted to eat them. Even though eliminating all of this is great, it is okay to treat yourself every now and then as long as you don’t overdo it.

The effects of removal of fat can potentially increase your appetite for bad foods. Try and refrain from reintroducing the fat removal, and eat healthy! The results are as good as you want them to be.

Getting back into your exercise routine after surgery will be a slow process, but when your doctor thinks you are ready, start going for walks. You will be given permission to begin increasing exercise capabilities and frequency. Your post-surgery process will depend on the procedure that you undergo. Always stretch before and after your workout. Stretching lowers your chance of injury while exercising. Maintain a balance between cardio and weight training. Cardio will help burn calories while weight training will help tone muscles.

Find the time to exercise, even if it means waking up 30 minutes early before work to go on a walk or fitting in 30 minutes of weight-free exercise before bed with sit-ups and push-ups. Your body is a beautiful temple and you should care for it and treat it as just that.

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