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While there are many surgical and minimally invasive procedures that can help remove fat cells or contour the body, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight. Many of our patients are interested in reaching a healthy weight by adopting a suitable diet or through some type of supplements, but are unsure of where to start or what solution may be most effective for them. Because everyone has a unique lifestyle and body type to consider, our expert technicians offer three types of weight loss plans to help our clients reach a healthy weight.
Customized Diet Programs
Most people at some point in their lives have tried a fad diet, and these typically lead to little success. That’s because these one-size-fits-all diets don’t address your individual needs. Laser Skin & Wellness offers customized diet plans that meet your needs, using scientifically-proven diet plans that will be effective for you. Our Nutrition Educators will supervise the entire process, checking in with you throughout your weight loss journey and creating custom menus that work for your body type, lifestyle, and eating habits.
Customized diet programs can include both specific menus and weight-loss methods such as the ketogenic diet, in which the body begins burning fat rather than carbohydrates, intermittent fasting, which relies on eating only during certain hours of the day, and a gut cleanse diet, which helps your digestive system heal and checks for any food allergies or sensitivities you may not be aware of.
It’s not uncommon for people to find that traditional dieting and exercise are not enough to meet their weight loss goals. In some cases, it can be beneficial to turn to supplementing with various injectable treatments to assist in fat breakdown and more. Our technicians can guide you to find out what the root cause of your fat retention may be, and suggest various injections to help address the issue. You may have a build up of fat in the arteries, which can be addressed through Methionine injections, for example. Or, you may also be dealing with an inefficient conversion of carbohydrates to energy, in which case Thiamine (or vitamin B1) may be a solution. Our technicians will work to understand the best plan to help you reach your healthiest self.
The HCG Diet is a plan that was first developed in the 1950s, and combines a strict eating routine and diet plan with injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. The plan consists of three stages:
Loading, a two-day period of eating high-fat, high-calorie foods
Weight loss, during which you restrict calories to 500 a day for 3-6 weeks
Maintenance, a three-week period of gradually increasing food intake.
This plan can be altered depending on the amount of weight you wish to lose.
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To determine the best weight-loss plan for you, schedule an appointment with one of our Health and Nutrition experts. Call (561) 641-9490 to learn more.
The HCG diet is a popular weight-loss regimen that pairs altered eating habits with HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin hormone injections. The diet allows for rapid weight loss of up to a pound a day without feeling exceptionally hungry throughout the plan. HCG dieting is completed in three phases:
Begin taking HCG and eat high-fat, high-calorie food for two days
Continue taking HCG and limit food to 500-600 calories a day for 3-6 weeks
Stop taking HCG and gradually increase food intake, avoiding sugar and starches for three weeks.
If you have a lot of weight to lose, you may be advised to follow the diet for longer periods of time and to repeat the three-phase cycle multiple times until you have reached your weight loss goal.
What is HCG?
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is produced naturally by the body to help heal and maintain tissues. This hormone is protein-based and is typically associated with pregnancy, but has multiple restorative functions in the body.
What should I eat on the HCG Diet?
During the second phase of the HCG diet, it’s recommended that you eat 3 meals that each contains 4 ounces of lean protein, such as chicken or fish, and a serving of non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli or cucumber. Also, you are allowed 2 small snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon consisting of a breadstick or Melba toast or a serving of fruit, such as berries or an apple. Throughout the diet, you may also drink as much water, tea, or coffee as you wish.
To learn more about the HCG diet, schedule a complimentary consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call (561) 641-9490 or contact us online.
The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) diet is a medically supervised weight loss program created by Dr. Simeon that has been used over the last few decades with much success, as a safe and effective option for rapid weight loss. HCG is a naturally occurring anti-aging hormone created in the human body that plays a critical role in protecting and controlling the metabolic functions of the body. In fact, women produce massive amounts of HCG during their pregnancy as it pulls non-essential fat stores from mom to nourish the growing fetus. When used appropriately in conjunction with a very low calorie diet (VLCD), HCG specifically targets unhealthy visceral fat that negatively impacts our health while maintaining muscle mass and intracellular water uptake.
After a consultation with a health professional, a qualified candidate will receive a supply of injectable HCG doses, which will be self-administered on a daily basis for a period of 23 or 44 days, depending. The HCG in conjunction with a specified VLCD consisting of real whole foods allows the body to pull non-essential fat from its stores and utilize it as energy. As a result, the average person can expect to lose anywhere between 0.5-2.0 lbs. of fat per day, with no little to no adverse side effects, hunger or cravings. Interestingly, patients undergoing HCG consistently lose circumference–typically in hips or abdomen–at a constant rate of close to 1 cm. per kilogram of weight lost.
Following a strict maintenance phase, an individual can consume as many calories as necessary and re-introduce new foods back into their diet, while establishing a healthy “set-point” long-term. In general, 60-70% of those patients who follow the recommended guidelines and adopt healthy lifestyle habits can maintain their weight permanently. Repeat sessions may be necessary depending on patient specific weight-loss goals
Indulging in rich and decadent foods and drinks during the holidays is one of the reasons that it is such as fun time of the year. However, all of those calories can catch up with you before you know it. While you don’t have to stick to a rigid diet over the holiday season, there are a few ways that you can keep off those five to ten pounds that seem to creep on this time of year. To help you prevent muffin tops, and even get rid of love handles fast over the holidays, here are a few tips.
Stay active and keep up with your beauty regimen!
During the holidays, you’ll have to plan ahead to ensure you stay active (and maybe even add a few extra workouts) because this not only helps shed calories, but it keeps you motivated. Also, don’t skip your routine at Laser Skin & Wellness whether it’s time to touch up Botox or fillers, or it’s on the calendar to get IV vitamin therapy. Staying on top of your beauty and health routine goes a long way when there are more temptations than usual.
Bring the veggies to the potluck
When you’re invited to a potluck or have a social event where you need to bring food, skip the fatty desserts and rich casseroles and be the person that brings a fruit and veggie tray with a light dip. This way, you’re guaranteed to have something healthy to fill your plate with, and you’ll have less room for those heavy dishes and cheese cubes.
Keep stress levels low
Take advantage of Lake Worth med spa specials to help save money, find a few minutes each day to meditate, or go to bed a little earlier than usual to ensure you get your eight hours in to help keep stress levels low. Whatever it is that makes you get tense around the holidays, find a way to reward yourself in the future, so you have something to look forward to and calm you when stressful situations are in the rise.
Start making New Year’s resolutions now
Whether you want to have a beautifully contoured body in the New Year or you decided it’s time to drop those extra pounds you’ve carried around all year, make your resolution list now. You can go ahead and schedule appointments in January so that you are ready to hit the ground running.
Schedule a FREE consultation
Schedule a free consultation at Laser Skin & Wellness whether you want to speak with a nutritionist about your weight loss goals for the New Year or you simply want to learn more about your options for keeping off those extra pounds off in the last month of the year. Call 561-641-9490 or fill out the contact form at your convenience and we’ll be quick to respond and schedule an appointment. With just a few proactive steps, you can keep weight off this December and make the most of January.
We know that being healthy is a commitment, and you’re not going to accomplish all of your goals in a week. But, when you want to kick start your weight loss plan or get rid of carcinogens and other harmful toxins that our body collect due to the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and water we drink, then a professional detox may be perfect for you. Here are a few reasons why right now is a great time for you to start a detox diet.
You have time to transition from a detox to a healthy diet
When you make serious steps towards eliminating foods that are bad for you and focus on a fresh and highly nutritious selections, your body will take a little time to adjust itself. If you have a vacation coming up in a month or have big plans for the end of your summer, you’ll be giving your body plenty of time to go through the detox and then adjust to the new diet plan you put in place once it’s complete. If you try to do a detox up until the day of your vacation, you might find it difficult to keep the weight off and to go with lighter menu options when you haven’t been practicing it at home.
You have professionals to help guide you through the process
So many of us have thought about going through a detox, but just don’t know where to start. When you enlist the professionals at Laser Skin & Wellness, you’ll have access to nutrition counseling and other services during and after your detox. Having experts on your side will give you the answers you need to help keep you motivated. We all know that we should eat healthier and get rid of the toxins in our body, but until you’ve been given the reasons why you might not be as diligent in how you eat each day.
You get so many benefits that we can’t list them all
Taking a few times throughout the year to detox your body has tons of benefits. You’ll get to enjoy things like more energy and a boosted immune system, as well as getting rid of the excess waste in your body. Plus, you’ll notice improvements in the strength and look of your hair, and your skin will be smoother so you’ll enjoy a younger looking face and neck. Beyond that, you’ll find that your mind is clearer, your breath is fresher, and you’ll have an overall sense of wellbeing. And the best part is that you’ll find surprising benefits that are unique to you such as helping cope with stress or an improved memory.
If you’re ready to get rid of the toxins in your body and be your healthiest self, then start with a professional detox diet. Let the experts at Laser Skin & Wellness guide you by calling 561-641-9490 or visit our locations at Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens.
Losing weight is on the back of everyone’s mind at the end of December. With all of the decadent dishes and rich desserts, you may have noticed that your favorite pair of pants are just a little snugger than they were in the summer. Whether you want to take off those pounds that were gained over the holidays, or you are ready to take charge of a New Year’s resolutions to lose the weight for good, here are a few ways to get started right now.
Schedule a free consultation
Go ahead and get that free consultation on the calendar so that you have a commitment in ink. Making this appointment won’t cost you a thing and will help get the ball rolling in the right direction. Losing weight takes careful planning, and most people that wake up one morning and decide to start a diet, don’t end up making it very far. The consultation is your first step to weight loss before you begin the new eating plan.
Begin looking at the different options
Once you’ve made your appointment, you can start looking at the various options for weight loss from the HCG diet to fasting programs. You’ll want to do these under the supervision of professionals to ensure that the jump start for dropping pounds is right for you. Write down questions as you learn more about the diets and bring the list with you to the consultation.
Make short and long term goals
Even if you haven’t started the diet yet, go ahead and set some goals for short and long term achievements. You can also make a list of rewards to receive on a weekly and monthly basis to help keep you motivated. Be sure that you don’t reward yourself with sweet treats or salty foods, though! New clothing, makeup, or a beauty procedure like Botox will all be good options for patting yourself on the back when you reach your goals.
Clean out your kitchen cabinets
Whether you put the chocolate in a high place you can’t reach, or you rid your pantry of all unhealthy food by donating or throwing it away, you want to set yourself up for success when it comes to snacking. Make time before you start your diet to clean out your fridge, kitchen cabinets, and other areas that you put junk food. If you have family or roommates that aren’t going on a diet with you, then choose a cabinet and shelf on the fridge that is for you only so that you know where to go with no temptations.
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If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off in 2017, give our friendly team a call at 561-641-9490 or fill out the contact form online and we’ll respond to you promptly. You can also visit one of our four locations in Florida. We proudly service the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and the surrounding areas.
Losing a significant amount of weight takes dedication, motivation, and A LOT of self-discipline, and it can feel like a dream come true when you finally reach your goals. But you shouldn’t stop there! Once you have achieved what you set out to, you will need to move forward in a new way and with new goals. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we have locations in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas that provide medical spa treatments designed to enhance your weight loss experience, and here are a few steps that you can take to get started after successfully reaching that happy number on the scale.
Have a maintenance plan
Whether you have been taking advantage of the HCG diet under the supervision of a professional or you have been following a weight loss plan at home, once you have shed the extra pounds, you need to have a maintenance plan. Our nutrition specialists can guide you during this time if you want expert advice.
Make sure you write down new goals and have an outlet that will keep you inspired, so you don’t fall into your old routine. Set a realistic goal that will take time to reach, such as running a 5K or perfecting complicated healthy recipes, so that you can measure your progress and celebrate small successes.
Plan a future detox
Remember that detox diets are not all about losing weight, but about gaining more energy and ridding your body of toxins that can muddle it down and leave you feeling lethargic. Pick a specific time each year that you take advantage of a detox diet, and it will help you press a reset button on your health. Many people choose to do this after the holidays, but the key to a successful detox is to make sure you plan ahead so that events such as weddings and work functions don’t get in the way.
Consider body contouring procedures
After significant weight loss, you may be left with extra skin in areas that didn’t pull in the way you hoped. With laser body contouring, you will be able to improve these trouble spots and gain the confidence to wear bathing suits and clothing that complements your body type and doesn’t hide it. The laser body contouring cost is affordable, and the results are lasting.
Enjoy a beauty treatment
There is nothing like giving yourself a little reward for a job well done, and there are numerous beauty treatments that will enhance the new you. From dermal fillers to laser hair removal, you can decide which ones make the most sense for your goals and lifestyle.
Schedule a free consultation
If you want to learn more about the body contouring after weight loss cost in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas in Florida, call our friendly customer service to schedule a FREE consultation. You can reach us at 561-641-9490 or fill out our contact form online, and we will be quick to get back to you.
As you reach middle age and beyond, you will find those extra pounds that have crept on over the years just get more and more stubborn. Many women and men have trouble losing weight after 40 as the metabolism slows down and lifestyles become more sedentary, and we all know combating this is easier said than done. However, with a few simple tips and involving the experts at Laser Skin & Wellness, you will find that your goals are achievable, even if you have trouble losing weight after 40.
Jumpstart with a detox diet
Sometimes the most difficult part of losing weight (at any age) is getting started. A detox diet is an excellent way to drop those first few pounds and gain more energy from the get-go. Cleansing your body is not only good for your health, but it will also help you stay motivated as you move into the next stages of losing weight.
Speak to a nutrition expert
Speaking with an expert about losing weight and a nutritional plan will be a smart move if you have trouble losing weight after 40. While dieting and exercising may seem simple, when you start digging in and doing research, you will find that it can get complicated and overwhelming. Having an expert on your side that individualizes a plan for where you are in your health will put the odds in your favor when stepping on the scale.
Focus on health versus calorie counting
While it may seem natural to count calories when you are trying to lose weight, what you really need to be doing is focusing on the health aspects of your diet. Think of food as fuel rather than continually reducing calories or eating empty ones that leave you unsatisfied.
Learn the tricks to cooking light
It doesn’t matter what level of cooking skills you have, if you have trouble losing weight after 40, you will need to learn the tricks to cooking light. Do research about healthier alternatives for your favorite dishes. Include substitutions such as lean ground turkey rather than ground beef for spaghetti or olive oil in the place of butter.
Choose beverages wisely
Beverages can get us into big trouble when it comes to losing weight when we hit middle age because the number of calories that are taken in can be deceiving. The goal is to stick to water and tea that is naturally sweetened with ingredients like honey versus added artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup. And if you enjoy an adult beverage or two in the evening, you may want to take a few nights off because not only does this add unwanted calories, but it can lower your inhibitions to make healthy choices for dinner.
If you’re having trouble losing weight after 40 and you live in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas, call Laser Skin & Wellness at 561-641-9490 for a FREE consultation. Our experts will guide you towards successful ways to lose weight and keep it off, as well as provide other beauty and wellness services.
If you are trying to lose weight and feel like your best self, you may notice as you do your research that detox diets come up quite a bit in the conversation. Not only do they help you reevaluate what you buy at the grocery store and put in your mouth, but detoxing your body will help rid toxins, promote exercise, and improve circulation. They make a great kick start if you are trying to lose weight, and they can help put you back on track if you fall off of healthy eating habits. Here are a few reasons that detox diets are the ideal way to kick start your journey towards weight loss success.
You will feel fantastic
When you want to jump start your weight loss plans, you will find there are A LOT of programs out there, and it can be pretty overwhelming. Some of them are going to be effective while others are going to leave you feeling lethargic and weak. Detoxing your body with an exercise and eating plan that is customized for you will give you more energy over time and a boost in your immune system.
The best way to find a healthy weight loss program that will be healthy and get you results is to involve the experts from Laser Skin & Wellness. We will introduce you to detox diets and other services for health and nutrition that make sense for your lifestyle.
Detox diets are straightforward
While you will have options and a variety of foods to choose from, you will also appreciate that there is no guesswork involved when you let the experts guide you through the detox diet. The plan will be laid out in front of you, so all you have to do is enjoy the benefits like smoother skin and fewer headaches.
You will notice fast weight loss results
When you follow through with a detox diet in Lake Worth and the surrounding areas, and you have unwanted pounds to shed, you will notice the weight loss results on the scale and the way your clothes fit. Getting those first few pounds off quickly and healthily will help keep you motivated so that you continue down a successful path. Of course, weight loss does not have to be your primary goal, but it is a nice side effect!
Schedule your FREE consultation today!
You can schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more by calling 561-641-9490 or filling out our quick contact form online. You can also come to our Lake Worth location on June 22nd for a FREE weight loss lecture at 2 pm. All you have to do is call to RSVP before all of the spaces fill up! You will learn more about detox diets and how they can improve the health of your metabolism and give you that jump start on your weight loss journey. We look forward to seeing you there!
Love handles are troublesome because they can make clothing uncomfortable and they aren’t very attractive. People of all ages want to know how to get rid of love handles, and while there are many methods out there, some will make a difference and others not so much. Here we’ll dig into what causes love handles and how to get rid of them fast.
What causes love handles?
There are many reasons love handles will form over time (and stick around). Diet can play a significant role in this for men and women, as well as stress and lack of exercise. Women who have been through pregnancy will find that the stomach region of their body may not go back to its original look and can leave you with love handles.
Genetics and time will also play a role in the development of these unwanted fat pockets around the sides of the stomach and hips. If you’ve gone through menopause, you may notice that your love handles are becoming more predominant. Alcohol consumption can also play a role when gaining (and retaining) the weight in this particular area of the body
As you can see, there are multiple ways to get them, but what we want to know is how to get rid of love handles! You can try diet and exercise to get them off, but even these efforts won’t always bring you the lasting results that you crave. And many people don’t want surgery to be the first thing they attempt when trying contour this area of the body.
How to get rid of love handles fast
If you want to get rid of love handles fast, Laser Skin & Wellness can help with a non-surgical procedure. We use the latest advancements in technology to ensure that you get safe and effective results. N-Lazer™ Lipo is an excellent way to lose those extra inches off, and our experienced technicians are skilled at targeting love handles using this non-invasive method.
It’s much more affordable than traditional liposuction regarding cost, and it also saves you time because there is no downtime and you can go back to your routine after the procedure. Plus, you won’t have to worry about a weight gain deformity like traditional liposuction can leave you with over time.
Schedule a free consultation today!
If you’re ready to get rid of those love handles using a non-surgical method with no downtime that delivers results you can see and feel, then get in touch today for a free consultation. Here you can ask us any questions you have about the process and let us know the areas that you would like to target.
Get in touch by calling 561-641-9490 or come visit us at our locations in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens. We’re here to give you confidence and comfort in your body, so if love handles have got you down – we’re here to lift you back up and give you a beautifully contoured body that you can be proud of!