Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I know I have a few, but honestly how good 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. You can get the most out of your body contouring procedure by following these tips after surgery.
After your doctor permits exercise to resume (about 6 weeks after surgery), 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 this:
- 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
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 tablet 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.
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 or sugary food, then you should start planning now for healthy, natural-based foods that are more likely to help you escape an extra 200 calories a day. Keep your pantry stocked with healthy snack alternatives so that you are not tempted to run to the store the next time you are feeling a little down.
Now that you are ready to commit to your New Year’s resolution, find out if a tummy tuck in Albany, NY, is right for you! If you have reasonable expectations and are within the last few pounds of your weight loss goal, schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha at K Plastic Surgery to determine whether you are a candidate.