In the week leading up to your treatment
Drink six to eight glasses of fluid a day
According to the NHS, we should be drinking 1.2 litres of fluid a day, preferably water. Water contains no calories or teeth-damaging sugars, making it the perfect drink to help keep you hydrated and healthy.
Eat a healthy diet
- A low-carb, high-vegetable diet is a great way to lose weight
Although laser lipo reduces your body fat, it can’t keep the fat off you if you go on to eat unhealthy food. Starting a healthy diet earlier means you’ll have a better chance of continuing with it after your treatment. Ultimately, that’s what a healthy diet is—a good habit.
- A healthy diet make you feel good physically and mentally
Eating healthily can give you the confidence, energy and happiness that you may have been lacking beforehand. Combine that with the boost to your self-esteem that laser lipo can give you—you’ll feel great.
- Avoid fad diets and detox regimes
These are short-term quick fixes which in the end can cause more damage than good. To keep the pounds off, you want a habit you can continue indefinitely.
You should do some kind of exercise for around 30 minutes, at least three times a week. Again, like a healthy diet, exercise is a habit.
If you’ve spent most of your life doing little exercise, start slow. There are some fantastic apps that condense 30 minutes of exercise into seven high-intensity workouts.
Some studies have shown that short, high-intensity workouts can be just as good as longer, less intense workouts. They’re great for newbies and people who don’t have a lot of time—the exercises are short, healthy and you can do them anywhere!
The sooner you start exercising, the better. It will help you both before and after your treatment, and give you a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Cut down on alcohol and sugary drinks
Alcohol and sugary drinks are, honestly, some of the worst things you can put in your body, so moderation is key. These drinks provide no nutritional value and simply pump your body full of empty carbohydrates. If you really must drink them:
- switch to low-carb spirits like vodka, mixed with a low-carb mixer
- drink “diet” versions of soft drinks
On the day before your treatment, don’t drink any alcohol or sugary drinks.
On the day of your treatment
Non-invasive treatment is virtually painless, so you have nothing to worry about. If you’re feeling anxious, take a few deep breaths, have a cup of tea and do something you enjoy to take your mind off the treatment.
Many people with anxiety issues find that meditation helps them ward off unpleasant feelings. There are some great apps for beginners which can help you tackle meditation, turning it into a great and relaxing experience.
Stop eating two hours before
If you’ve eaten less than two hours prior to your treatment, it could make you feel worse during the procedure, particularly if you’re getting your abdomen treated.
Plan to enjoy some exercise afterwards
If you’ve elected to have non-invasive laser lipo, you can help flush out the fatty cells with some rigorous exercise. You’ll need to do this within 12 hours of the surgery. It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise, as long as it gets your heart pumping!
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