As lockdown eases and life gets back to normal, you may have noticed you’ve gained a bit of weight. This is a perfectly natural consequence after a year of turmoil. Many of us have spent much more time indoors, not to mention the toll lockdown and restrictions have had on our mental health, causing us to reach for more unhealthy foods and neglect our regular exercise regimes.

If you’d like to get back on top of your weight following lockdown, we can help. As we head into summer, it’s the perfect time to look into weight loss options to get you back to your normal self. Forget the fad diets and unrealistic workout routines; there are plenty of much more convenient ways to lose weight and tackle those stubborn fat pockets. Here’s what you need to know about tackling your weight loss problem areas.

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Medical Weight Management

Fad diets can help in the short term, but they are not sustainable, and you will immediately put all the weight back on as soon as your stop. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to lose weight in a more holistic way, where you pay attention to your physical, emotional, and mental health and make positive changes to your perspective and lifestyle.

  • Nutrition

Focus on what you’re eating and where you can make positive changes. Cut down on refined sugars and processed foods and drink plenty of water. But this isn’t to say that the occasional takeaway or sweet snack is off limits; the key is moderation. Poor nutrition intake becomes habit, but habits can be broken gradually over time until eating a healthy, balanced diet becomes second nature.

  • Lifestyle

Your lifestyle can drastically impact your weight, such as if your drink excessively or don’t get enough sleep. Look at your current environment and make small, gradual changes to help adjust to a healthier lifestyle. Improving your mental health can also go a long way to making you feel better about yourself, which can help you reach your weight-loss objectives. So look for emotional support when you need it, and cut the unnecessary stress from your life.

  • Exercise

Regular exercise is essential to weight loss but can also boost your mood. It’s essential to find a routine that suits you, whether it’s walking, yoga, swimming or jogging. Pick something you enjoy and that you can do consistently.

If you feel like you need some additional help, at ASC, we can provide you with weight loss management injections that regulate your appetite. They will make you feel less hungry and keep you fuller for longer, reducing your overall calorie intake and leading to weight loss.

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Stubborn Fat Treatments from ASC

If you are happy with your weight but struggle with some stubborn fat pockets, you are not alone. Certain parts of the body are very resistant to weight loss, and the fat can persist no matter how much exercise you do. For these issues, ASC has a number of treatments that can tackle those fat pockets.

Aqualyx Fat Removal

Aqualyx fat removal is a non-surgical treatment that introduces a fat-dissolving solution via cannula and spreading it out evenly over the problem area. It works to break down stubborn fat, which the body then naturally flushes out. This treatment can be used in localised areas like the waist, upper arms, back, hips and inner thighs. For Aqualyx fat removal in Jersey, Guernsey or Belfast, contact ASC today.

Fat Freezing

Our Cristal Cryolipolysis treatment works by drawing up and cooling body parts to very low temperatures without damaging the surrounding tissue. The fat cells are cooled, which triggers the natural stimulation of apoptosis (cell death). This fat freezing treatment effectively treats localised fat pockets to improve your body’s contours and permanently remove fat cells from the treated area.

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For more advanced results, liposuction is a fat removal technique that targets the removal of fatty deposits with a cannula and a vacuum and can be performed virtually anywhere on the body. Common treatment areas for liposuction include the hips, abdomen, inner and outer thighs and chin. It remains the most effective method for removing fat cells in certain areas. Book a consultation today to find out if you’re a viable candidate for liposuction.

Lipocel Body Contouring

Lipocel is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that delivers high energy to treatment areas to break down the fat cells. Thanks to its contact cooling, it is an incredibly comfortable and tolerable treatment that protects the skin and reduces pain. The treatment delivers energy to fat layers to break down the fat cells, which are then naturally processed by the body. It is designed for diet-resistant areas like the tummy, underarms, back thighs, and knees. The result of this treatment is effective body contouring and skin tightening that gives a smooth result.

Successful Weight Loss

If you’re looking forward to getting back into shape following lockdown, concentrate on long-term results with gradual lifestyle changes to get down to a weight you’re happy with. Should you need a helping hand with those stubborn fat pockets that just won’t shift, contact ASC today to find out what we can do for you.