Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I know I have a few, but honestly how well are you at keeping them? It’s alright, we are not judging, we have had our fair share of mishaps, but this year take some of the pressure off and start the right way. If you are like the other men and women out there with a resolution to sculpt a better body you will notice that the next few months at the gym are brutally packed, your favorite trainer is booked solid until April and your in-laws left your freezer filled with holiday leftovers. Fortunately there is a solution, tummy tuck, the most effective stomach slimming treatment available. While you are waiting for your body to heal there are three things you can do to prepare for a better body.
Plan Your Workouts and Stick With Them
You can skip out on the gym the next month or so and relax comfortably with a slimmer tummy. While everyone is fighting for the next elliptical machine and treadmill you should be at home planning out your new workout plan to fit in with work and other activities. Since you are given a better body it is up to you to keep it in great shape.
After your doctor permits exercise to resume you should consider walking and light cardio exercises to rebuild strength and stamina for a couple of weeks. The body will need to regenerate and adjust to the new contour and soreness may be experienced at first. In time you are able to lift weights and slowly add intense cardio routines. Your workout plan should consist of at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, then add on more strenuous activities when the body is strong enough. An example workout schedule may look like:
- Weeks 1-3: Stretching, walking and pilates
- Weeks 4-6: Light jogging, light cardio and light weight lifting
- Weeks 7-Beyond: Running, high cardio, intense weight training and sports activities
Keep a Food Log
Successful weight loss is achieved with healthy eating and staying within healthy boundaries. If you are more likely to tap on your smartphone or mobile tablets than a regular piece of paper, then it is wise to keep your food diaries in an app or digital notepad.
According to a study published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research, women were more inclined to use the technology available to keep track of their diet than those who had to traditionally track their diet and workout plan on paper.
Swap Comfort Food with Alternative
As the year goes on, life gets more and more stressful. What is it that you turn to for comfort? If you answered your favorite fatty food, then it is obvious that you will need an alternative. As you stroll through the grocery don’t empty out the pasta and bread aisle, turn to the fresh produce and indulge with more veggies and fruit. Swapping processed foods for avocados and apples is more likely to help you escape an extra 200 calories a day.
Now that you are ready to commit to your New Year’s resolution, find out with our office if tummy tuck is right for you. If you have reasonable expectations and within the last few pounds of your weight loss goal, achieving that better body can be accomplished with Dr. Kayastha and tummy tuck in New York.