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.
Schedule a consultation
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.
It seems like every year, weight loss gets more difficult. Despite eating healthfully and exercising at the same rate you did when you were younger, it can be harder to shake excess pounds after age 40–and easier to pack them on.
While it’s easy to blame one simple factor (such as a slower metabolism), weight loss struggles after 40 involve a variety of factors–some which are within your control, and some of which are not.
The Metabolism Myth
We’ve all heard of or used the excuse of a slower metabolism to explain weight gain, but how much validity is there to this mantra?
Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explains the reality of the drop in metabolism as we age:
At age 40 to maintain your weight, that is to not gain weight, you’re going to have to eat 100 calories less a day, and that has nothing to do with anything other than the natural course of aging. That means your resting metabolic rate.
Therefore, if you are age 40+ and continue doing everything you did to maintain your weight previously, you’re probably going to slowly gain weight as you age.
Many people don’t realize that thyroid problems can affect a large percentage of people over 40. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, so if you’re having trouble losing weight or are gaining rapidly, you might want to have your thyroid checked by having a blood test.
Life continues to get busier and more hectic throughout young adulthood and middle age. After 40, with so much going on, it’s easy to put fitness on the back burner. Unfortunately, muscle loss can be rapid, and along with other signs of aging such as sun damage and collagen breakdown, the skin can start to sag.
Maintaining a healthy diet, fitness, and overall strength routine is essential to maintaining your overall health and weight into your 40s and beyond. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer custom meal plans, programs, and nutrition counseling with our Nutrition Educator.
Weight Loss Aids
One problem many people have with weight loss as they age is getting rid of stubborn trouble areas and getting a smooth, sleek physique. The good news is that there is technology available to help you reach your goals, even if you’re near your ideal weight. This treatment is a new radiofrequency treatment, called truSculptTM.
TruSculpt is a gentle, yet effective, body contouring treatment that heats fat cells without discomfort, triggering the body to banish them. Results appear gradually over a few weeks, and 2-3 treatments are typically performed.
To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your body contouring appointment, visit our Laser Skin & Wellness centers in Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens, Florida today or call us at (561) 641-9490.
So many of us have been disappointed with the number on the scale, only to shrug it off and continue with unhealthy habits. You know that starting a medical weight loss plan will provide the results that you aim for, but still, something stops you. Maybe you think that a very low-calorie diet won’t fit into your busy lifestyle. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed when it comes to choosing between the different detox diets. Whatever your reasons for putting off that medical weight loss plan, it’s not too late to start today. Here are a few reasons you should take weight loss seriously and call Laser Skin & Wellness to help.
#1: To be kind to your joints
The more weight you carry, the harder your body has to work. The excess weight applies a lot of strain on your joints, and over time this will cause knee, ankle, and back injuries. Luckily, you can prevent this from happening and reduce the current signs that may already be present by beginning a weight loss plan like a VLCD. While you’re shedding the pounds, you’ll notice that you feel lighter and your joints are getting the relief they need to be strong and healthy.
#2: To prevent diseases
The way you treat your body is vital to preventing diseases, and when you take the initiative to get a nutritional consultation, you’ll be guided by expert advice. Having someone on your side that looks at your medical history and current health and then customizes a diet plan for you will help prevent type II diabetes, heart disease, and more.
#3: To boost your self-esteem
It’s no secret that when you have unwanted pounds on your body, your self-esteem takes a hit. By taking the first step today and calling for a free consultation, you’ll feel a boost immediately. Put it on the calendar, and make sure you celebrate the small victories as well as the big ones. Once you’ve lost those first few pounds, you’ll love the way you feel, and as you continue down your weight loss journey, you’ll feel better in new clothing that fits perfectly.
#4: To increase energy levels
We are constantly searching for more energy as we run around in our busy days, and one of the best ways to achieve it is by losing weight. Once the weight is off, you can speak with a nutritionist about the best ways to keep it off so that you maintain the energy levels no matter what age you are.
#5: To improve your overall quality of life
Being at a healthy weight is tied to your quality of life, and at Laser Skin & Wellness, we’ve helped men and women in Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding areas take and keep the weight off. Our top priority is your health, and we begin with a free consultation at no obligation to you. We want you to be confident and informed throughout the weight loss plan, and we’re excited to guide and cheer you on as you reach your goals! Call 561-641-9490 today or fill out the online contact form to learn more.
Okay, so we’ve all been guilty of it before – in January you image yourself on the beach in a bikini, happily running into the water. And then in May, you realize that your body is nowhere near where it should be and running turned into slowly walking, and a bikini transformed into a one-piece with a bathing suit cover-up that goes down to your knees. However, we’re here to tell you that it’s not too late to get your body ready for that bathing suit, and this is how to get started.
A professional weight loss program
If you’re serious about dropping unwanted pounds and looking fantastic this summer, then a professional weight loss program from Laser Skin & Wellness should be your number one choice. The benefits include having a diet plan that is individualized for you, as well as having a certified nutritionist available to answer questions and guide you in the right direction. Plus, you’ll have people to hold you accountable. Our weight management services always put your health first, and we love cheering you on each step of the way.
A positive and determined attitude
When you set concrete goals, you have to be confident about the outcome and committed to making your vision of health a reality. Your attitude plays a huge role in how well you perform whether you’re getting your beach body ready or you’re training for a marathon. Most of us don’t give ourselves enough credit, and when it comes to losing weight, you have to believe that you can overcome temptations and beat that negative attitude that can creep into our minds.
A way to reward yourself
It’s easy to forget that all of those little achievements are the building blocks of reaching your body goals, and you need to celebrate those small victories. Having a way to reward yourself throughout the weight loss process will help keep you motivated and remind you to have a little fun! Don’t turn to things like chocolate and pizza for a reward, but allow yourself to buy a new outfit or take a cooking class with a friend that encourages using fresh foods.
Track progress daily
If you’re serious about losing unwanted pounds, then you should be tracking your daily progress by weighing yourself, writing down the food you eat, and noting areas that need improvement. Schedule your workouts just like you would a presentation for work, and don’t flake out like shedding pounds is a hobby that you can loosely focus on. You can relax a little more when you are maintaining the number on the scale, but when it comes to lowering the number on the scale, you have to be on point and aware of your daily progress.
If you’ve put off getting your body ready for summer, or you’ve noticed that you’ve put on some extra pounds lately, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with the pros at Laser Skin & Wellness. You can call 561-641-9490, fill out the online contact form, or stop by our locations in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens. Together we can make your weight loss goals a reality so you can enjoy running on the beach this year.
Losing weight at any age is a challenge, but as you get older, you’ll start to notice that it gets a little more difficult. Exercises and diets you once did to get rid of love handles fast in your 20’s just doesn’t have the same effect that it does after 40. There is just something that gives us trouble losing weight after 40, and here are a few ways that you can combat it and look youthful, as well as healthy.
Put time into your skin at home and the spa
Facial skin is notorious for giving away your age, and if you want to look younger, then there are a few steps that you’ll need to take. First, you should put time in at home, as well as at spa. When you make your appointment at Laser Skin & Wellness, you’ll be able to speak with a professional about peels and skin tightening treatments that compliment your facial routine at home.
Learn about non-invasive contouring procedures to get rid of love handles
We all want to learn how to get rid of love handles fast because these can be tricky after 40. When you think of your favorite pair of jeans hugging you perfectly at a younger age, trust that it’s not impossible to regain that feeling. We offer non-invasive solutions to help compliment your efforts like exercise and diet, so you get those natural curves back.
Be realistic about weight loss results
If you have trouble losing weight after 40, be sure that you are setting realistic goals because while we would all love it, we just won’t be able to look like a Hollywood twenty-year-old. Set achievable results and know that improvements are possible, but there is no magical formula, and you’ll need to put in the work and involve the professionals.
Learn the rhythm of your body
One of the most beautiful things about aging is that you become more at home in your body and understand its rhythm. When it comes to losing weight by this time in your life, you should have any idea of what works for you and what doesn’t. Meet with a professional nutritionist if you have trouble losing weight after 40 and you want a customized diet to fit your lifestyle. This is a fantastic moment to appreciate and respect your body, so pay attention to your eating patterns, how you feel after exercising and talk to a professional about the best weight loss programs for you.
Begin with a FREE consultation
Now is the ideal time to bring in the professionals at Laser Skin & Wellness to help give your efforts at home a boost when you have trouble losing weight after 40. Our consultation is at no obligation to you because we just want you to be informed about your options so that you find the ideal solution. If you live in West Palm Beach Florida and the surrounding areas, call 561-641-9490 or fill out our convenient contact form to learn more!
As life gets busy and our schedules become packed with things to do, it can feel like those weight loss efforts get pushed to the bottom of the list. But with the summer plans beginning to take form, you may find that a vacation or special event in the near future is starting to motivate you to take action quickly. When you want to look and feel your best this summer, here are a few quick tips that you can begin applying today to get weight loss success.
Choose rewards that enhance your efforts
One easy way to get yourself on the right track for weight loss is to write down your goals and then choose small victories to celebrate with a reward. Be sure you don’t choose rewards that will set you back like fast food or chocolate cake but go with activities that will enhance your efforts. The specialists at Laser Skin & Wellness in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas have a multitude of services that will give your beauty confidence a boost from peels to fillers to vein therapy. Not only will these motivate you to lose weight, but the improvements will motivate you to keep it off. At a free consultation, you can find out more about laser body contouring costs and wellness services that can help you get fast weight loss results.
Bring in a nutrition expert for guidance
If you have been trying for months to lose weight but just aren’t seeing results, then the fastest way to see the needle on the scale move in your favor is to bring in an expert for guidance. A nutritional consultant will take the guesswork and the mishaps out of dieting and eating the right foods so that you see the results you deserve. Plus, you will have more accountability when you bring in professional guidance, and that equals faster success.
Consider body contouring after weight loss
When people want fast weight loss results, they may consider procedures like liposuction in West Palm Beach. It is important that you find the right one for you, and that you understand how the procedure will impact the appearance of your body. Lasers are an excellent option to explore if you want a beautifully contoured body and prefer a non-invasive method to get the results you hope for. To find out more about body contouring after weight loss cost, procedures, and results, you can reach out to us.
Schedule a free consultation
There is no better way to get motivated for weight loss and to keep it off than to schedule a free consultation with the professionals at Laser Skin & Wellness. Whether you want to specifically talk about laser body contouring cost in West Palm Beach or you simply want to learn about our services to see which one is right for you, call us today at 561-641-9490 or fill out the contact form online. Your beauty, confidence, and wellness are the top priority here, and we look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals this year!
Weight loss success begins by choosing a program that meets the needs of your lifestyle and motivates you with real results. If you’ve been doing a little research about the best methods for weight loss, you’ll quickly discover there is a plethora of information available, and it can be overwhelming. However, here we have a few solutions for you, as well as the professional guidance that will make each program for losing weight a positive experience.
A detox diet is an excellent way to remove the toxins from your body, so you gain more energy, improve circulation and digestion, and even improve stress levels. So many people don’t realize that they are exposed to harmful toxins throughout the day from the air quality in a city to the food that is contaminated such as fish from mercury filled waters. Plus, with a detox diet, your skin will thank you because it will look younger and feel smoother!
Very Low Calorie Diet
The VLCD is an excellent option for those that have a significant amount of weight to lose and want to see fast results. The very low-calorie diet can help you lose up to a pound a day, and when paired with this treatment, you’ll discover that fat, not muscles, will be targeted and shed. You’ll also find that this diet will help you control your appetite and you won’t have the cravings that you do when trying to go on a crash diet. This weight loss plan has been around for decades and has proven itself to individuals time and again.
Just like many of the other options on this list, Optifast has been around for decades and provides you with a solution for fast weight loss so that you can achieve your optimal health. The meal replacement program will help you control cholesterol, blood pressure, and other adverse effects that happen when you carry excess pounds. You’ll have access to meal replacements like shakes and soups and will soon discover that quick weight loss can be a reality.
Whether you want to start a weight loss program like the ones listed above and then have the tools to maintain the number on the scale, or you want to find out more about customized programs that you can use at home, invest the time in speaking with a nutrition counseling. We’ll be able to guide you towards the best solution for you by listening to your weight loss goals and lifestyle and then tailoring a plan specifically for you.
If you want to learn more about the various weight loss plans that we provide at Laser Skin & Wellness, simply call us 561-641-9490, fill out the easy online contact form, or visit our offices in Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding areas. We know that your health is essential to your happiness and we strive to provide you with exceptional services that will keep you on track and feeling your absolute best.
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.
When we look at pictures of past holiday memories, we often see ourselves surrounded by friends and family. But when you take a closer look at those images, you’ll see the cookie tray in the background, that (third) glass of wine in our hand, and a group of people at a table that is covered with rich appetizers and heavy casseroles. When you’ve worked hard to keep that weight off, don’t let the holidays set you back. Here’s how to enjoy those events, without putting on extra pounds.
Keep a food journal that includes portions
Don’t deprive yourself of you grandmother’s homemade fudge. After all, she only makes it once a year! However, by keeping a food journal and writing down the portion size of what you’ve consumed, you’ll have more control over what you’re eating. That way when you’re tempted to go in for a second, third, and dare-we-say a fourth serving of your favorite dishes, you’ll have to answer to the journal.
Don’t forget to write down what and how much you’re drinking
Drinking punch, wine, eggnog, and hot chocolate isn’t going to fill us up like food will, which makes it harder to judge just how many high calorie drinks we’ve consumed. Be sure you add what and how much you’re drinking to your journal, and try to make lighter choices like spritzers. Also, drink plenty of water when you go out to help keep you feeling full and hydrated.
Add a few extra workouts into your week
By adding more squats, lunges, and a couple extra minutes to your daily walk, you’ll burn a few more calories each day and raise your metabolism. Plus, you’ll have extra energy to make it to those required events that might not be at the top of your list, like a company dinner or shopping with in-laws.
Make an appointment with a nutritional counselor
Be proactive and make an appointment with a nutritional counselor at Laser Skin & Wellness. They can help you stay motivated and guide you towards smart choices when eating at restaurants and parties. Of all people, they understand how important it is that you stay on track.
Have a healthy snack or small meal before you leave the house
Don’t leave for holiday events hungry! Make sure you fill up a little at home on healthy choices before going out. This will give you a clear mind when choosing foods because you wont’ be trying to satisfy hunger or low blood sugar, but will be selecting foods based on nutritional value.
Have a reward ready
We all know that rewarding ourselves for maintaining weight loss with food is a bad idea. However, you should have a plan to celebrate a job well done. Laser Skin & Wellness has a lot of services that will enhance all of your hard work and make you feel wonderful about the effort you’ve put in. Visit us at our locations in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens, or call 561-641-9490 to schedule your free consultation and let us help you reward yourself today!