Belly fat can make us feel more self-conscious and unattractive, and also it difficult for us to find good-fitting clothes. Luckily, there are many methods and tips on losing stubborn belly fat. So today, we’ll be taking a look at the different approaches you can take to get reduce and get rid of it.
The Traditional Approach
The traditional approach to getting rid of belly fat is through exercise, a well-balanced diet, good hydration, and an overall healthy lifestyle. This approach may take longer and require much more effort and discipline, but the pay-off is having a holistically healthy body and mind. One can go to the gym or regularly enjoy sports to burn fat, build their cardiovascular health, and strengthen their muscles, and follow a healthier diet and forgoing or minimizing sugary food and alcohol. Getting enough sleep, stressing out less, and drinking enough water dramatically contributes to weight loss and fat reduction. Having a health coach can help one achieve and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Liposuction and abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) are the go-to surgical methods of reducing belly fat. Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedure wherein the fat is removed through a hollow tube and a suction device (hence the “suction” in “liposuction”). Advances in the procedure have given way to Power-assisted liposuction, which uses a vibration-like motion to get rid of more fat, and Ultrasound-assisted liposuction which uses ultrasound energy to remove excess fat safely. After liposuction, the skin would loosen up around the tummy area, which is why a cosmetic surgery procedure called abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is performed to remove excess skin and stitch the skin to tighten the abdominal wall.
More Modern Methods
There are many advances in weight loss and fat reduction technology that you can take advantage of, so let’s take a look at few that have recently gained more popularity. One is the use of apps and specialized brainwave-targeting tools such as “Muse” that help you calm down and de-stress as science has shown a strong link between visceral belly fat and stress; by reducing stress using the app and equipment, you reduce food intake and, consequently, reduce belly fat. Other fat reduction technology, such as “Origin”, focuses on individual solutions which analyzes your DNA to help determine the best nutrition and exercise plan. Another advancement in fat reduction technology is the use of cold temperature to reduce stubborn belly fat by “killing” fat cells so your body can process them, this technology is called Coolsculpting and is available in Salt Lake City as well as other parts of the United States.
There are no shortage of ways and approaches for one to reduce belly fat, so you’re free to experiment and even use different approaches and strategies altogether. The traditional approach may take longer time and considerable effort, but they’re the cheaper and more active option. The surgical and more high-tech methods could be perfect for those with busy lifestyles or in cases wherein the traditional approach may not be possible or advised. However, whichever way you choose, make sure that you do it safely and in moderation to avoid getting sick, injured, and stressed out.