Lose Fat Without Surgery
There are many reasons to want to lose those extra pounds. Sure, getting thinner means that you will look and feel better, but there are real medical benefits as well to shedding weight. It increases mobility, puts less strain on bones and muscles, and generally helps prolong life.
For this reason, many people opt for surgical methods to quickly and easily reduce body fat. These methods include stomach stapling, where the size, and therefore holding capacity of the stomach is reduced, forcing a reduction in appetite; and liposuction, where fat is surgically sucked out of the body. However, surgical methods aren’t for everyone. Not only are they prohibitively expensive for many people and highly stressful; they can be dangerous. Any form of surgery opens up the body (literally) to the possibility of infection, doctor error, or other very serious complications.
Thankfully, there are other ways to effectively lose that extra belly fat without cutting into your body or losing as much weight from your wallet as you’re losing from your body. It may take a little bit more time and a little bit more work, but the results will truly amaze you, with a newer, slimmer, sexier body that you can show off to the world.
Diet and Exercise
This is the oldest method in the book, and there’s a reason for that: it works. The fat that you want to lose is your body’s store of energy to use to keep you moving. That energy comes in from food, and if it’s not used up immediately through physical activity (and other bodily processes), it gets converted to fat. So, shedding fat and keeping it off is a matter of reducing the amount of fat that comes in, and increasing the amount that gets burned off.
That may sound simple, but, as anyone who’s looked into diet or exercise regimens will tell you, the specifics can get much more complex. Modern research suggests that the most important factor in diet is reducing the intake of sugars and carbohydrates, which come from breads, pasta, grains, oats, cakes, cookies, candies, and anything else that contains processed sugar. Moderating fat intake is also recommended.
On the exercise side of it, a varied routine of cardiovascular exercise (including walking, jogging, rowing, swimming, etc.), calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, crunches, etc.), and weight training is effective. It’s easy to get discouraged, so start slow, with low intensity, small duration, and small numbers of repetitions. You’ll be surprised at how fast you gain strength, confidence, and endurance. And you’ll be gaining muscle as you lose fat, giving you a more toned, healthy-looking physique overall.
Zerona Cold Laser Therapy
Diet and exercise certainly have their place, but it is a long, slow, painstaking process of hard work and personal denial. It can also be incredibly difficult. Ingrained patterns of eating behavior can be very hard to break, and can come back in force if you’re not constantly monitoring yourself. And, for significantly obese people, physical exercise can be incredibly challenging, if not downright impossible.
For this reason, it may be worth looking into the Zerona laser method. Unlike surgery, this is a targeted inpatient procedure with no recovery period at all. Patients are in and out in a day, and suffer no lasting effects, such as unsightly scarring. And, because it is targeted, it’s possible to focus on specific problem areas, be they arms, hips, neck, stomach, or anywhere else that needs a little remodelling. Of course, this method can’t be used on its own, and must be combined with diet and exercise. Those ingrained patterns of behavior have to be addressed, or the problem will come back in full force.
In cold laser therapy, a laser is targeted through the skin directly into the walls of the fat cells. This light helps to break down the cells, which naturally break down, turning into liquid which then leaves the body through natural processes. The laser is cold, meaning patients don’t feel any burning or pain from the laser.
It should be said that is a newer, less well tested method of fat removal. There has been a lot of media attention on the therapy – but there are still no long-term studies about its effectiveness or possible side effects that only become apparent down the line. It is strongly recommended that anyone considering cold laser therapy do some research into the therapy, including a review of scientific literature on the subject. A consultation with your doctor can be an invaluable part of this. They can speak to you about the safety of the treatment, and they’ll know about any alternative methods that may also provide results. However, early results are encouraging, meaning this may be the quick-fix fat reduction solution people have been seeking for years.