How to Fight Belly Fat During the Holidays
As Thanksgiving kicks off the 2023 holiday season this weeks, it’s accompanied by a familiar concern for many: the inevitable weight gain. On average, most American adults tend to gain about 2 pounds during the holidays. And when you add this to the extra belly fat that many men and women are still sporting from the Covid Quarantine, it can seem like a losing battle.
Most people say, “I’ll enjoy the holidays and worry about my weight in the New Year.” But we all know that New Year’s fat loss resolutions are rarely successful! So why wait until January to address the aftermath of holiday indulgence? At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, we offer a proactive approach to getting a trimmer physique – all while enjoying the holiday cheer.
5 Holiday Temptations to Avoid that Cause Belly Fat
Excessive Alcohol: Festive libations are aplenty this time of year, but alcohol can contribute to belly fat – so enjoy in moderation. White and red wine, vodka, gin or rum (mixed with seltzer not sugary soda), and light beer are the best low-calorie alcohol options. If you want to lose weight, always avoid sugary cocktails and regular craft beers.
Sugary Treats: Sweets are synonymous with the holidays, but excessive sugar intake can lead to fat accumulation, especially around the midsection. Opt for fresh fruit with a little ranch dip or whipped cream – or protein rich appetizers like shrimp or lean meats – rather than noshing on another Christmas cookie or piece of pie.
Skipping Sleep: A lack of sleep disrupts hormonal balance, potentially leading to increased cravings and weight gain – especially around the belly! We know that there is so much to do this time of year! But rather than staying up all night wrapping gifts, make sure to schedule enough time for 7 or 8 hours of sleep during the holidays.
Stressful Situations: Stress triggers the release of cortisol, a hormone associated with abdominal fat storage. Find ways to manage stress effectively – whether its going for a walk, meditating, or taking time for yoga or a good book.
Refined Carbohydrates: Refined foods like white bread and pastries can also contribute to belly fat. Choose whole grains when possible. And try to look for fiber-rich foods on the buffet table, like fruit, raw veggies, or even guacamole. Fiber contributes to a feeling of fullness, helping to prevent overeating.
Get Rid of Belly Fat with SculpSure
At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan we offer non-invasive SculpSure – a revolutionary fat loss treatment that can get rid of belly fat without surgery or downtime. Utilizing advanced laser technology, SculpSure targets, heats, and destroys stubborn fat cells – even in areas that don’t respond to diet or exercise.
SculpSure fat loss patients can expect to lose up to 24% of treated fat in a single session, and the body naturally eliminates these fat cells over the following six to twelve weeks. So, why wait until January? Schedule SculpSure at Goldenberg Dermatology in November – and you could usher in the New Year with a slimmer, more confident you!
How SculpSure Fat Loss Works
SculpSure utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to target and eliminate stubborn fat cells in specific areas of the body. During the procedure, a hands-free applicator is placed on the target area, delivering controlled laser energy to raise the temperature of fat cells. This process disrupts the structural integrity of the fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. Over time, the body’s natural metabolic processes eliminate these damaged fat cells, leading to a noticeable reduction in fat volume in the treated area.
Unlike surgical procedures, SculpSure allows individuals to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. As the body naturally processes and eliminates the damaged fat cells, visible results become apparent within about six weeks post-treatment. This makes SculpSure an ideal solution for those aiming to showcase a slimmer silhouette by New Year’s Eve.
Get Rid of Belly Fat with ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo
For those seeking an immediate and precise solution to losing belly fat, ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo, is also available at Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan. Combining liposuction with (optional) fat grafting, ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo not only removes unwanted fat from targeted areas like the belly – but also allows re-injection of the fat into areas of the face or body where more volume is desired. Because ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo is laser assisted, there is shorter downtime compared to traditional liposuction! So, if you have a few days off during the Christmas break, it could be the perfect time for this transformative procedure.
Results are immediate as the fat cells are suctioned out of the body, and as post-treatment swelling subsides, improvements continue to reveal themselves over several months.
How ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo Fat Loss Works
‘BeautiFill’ Lipo combines the precision of liposuction with the elegance of fat grafting. The procedure begins with the gentle removal of excess fat from donor areas using a specialized laser-assisted liposuction technique. The harvested fat is then meticulously processed to purify and prepare it for strategic reinjection into areas that may benefit from enhanced volume and contouring. This dual-action process not only sculpts the body by removing unwanted fat but also allows for the enhancement of other areas, achieving a more balanced and harmonious aesthetic result.
How Much Fat You Can Lose with ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo
The amount of fat that can be lost with ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo varies depending on individual goals and the specific areas being treated. However, in some cases, Dr. Goldenberg may be able to remove up to 5.0 liters of unwanted fat! (That’s more than two 2 liter bottles of soda!) The procedure offers a versatile solution for targeted belly fat removal, allowing patients to achieve a more sculpted and refined appearance.
‘BeautiFill’ Lipo provides patients with the satisfaction of immediate results, as the initial post-treatment swelling subsides. While there may be some initial swelling and bruising, patients often notice improvements in the treated areas shortly after the procedure. These immediate results serve as a preview of the final outcome, which continues to refine and improve over the following months as the body fully heals and adjusts to the newly sculpted contours.
Belly Fat Loss Treatments | Manhattan
At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, we understand that the battle against holiday belly fat requires a personalized approach. Drs. Gary and Kristina Goldenberg offer both SculpSure and ‘BeautiFill’ Lipo, enabling us to tailor a solution that aligns with your unique fat loss goals.
Don’t let the holidays dictate your waistline – take control of your physique NOW and stride into the New Year with confidence. Schedule a consultation with us, and let’s embark together on your journey to a slimmer, more sculpted you!
Belly Fat Loss Treatments | Manhattan: 212-405-8202
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