Topical creams and treatments are a popular way to do many things to our bodies, normally safely, but rarely effectively. While most creams do a minimal amount of good over a long period of time, most have almost no lasting effect on any part of our bodies. But still we turn to them for everything, from male enhancement to reducing cellulite, looking younger to feeling better about our fingernails! Much like plastic surgery, topical creams are a fad that can be costly with few lasting results.
There is no cure-all topical cream to help you lose weight fast, but used in cooperation with an effective diet and exercise plan, they can help you feel better about your body. Some do actually help smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a short period of time with regular use, and others can help minimize the appearance of cellulite in the rear and thigh areas.
Dozens of experts agree that using a topical cream for a “facelift in a bottle,” automatic breast lift, or magic eyelift is ludicrous. Many of these can only be achieved with surgery, which still can only offer results that last for a specific amount of time. No matter how many plastic surgeries we have, nothing truly halts the aging process and a tummy tuck may only make you feel younger until you gain the weight back.
No matter what online or television advertisement offers rapid weight loss without the need of diet and/or exercise, do not believe it. Instead of getting information from places that really only desire to make a few dollars at your expense, turn to the experts at your healthcare professional’s office. If you can’t afford a trip to the doctor, talk to a pharmacist. At the least, they can point you in the right direction and away from a waste of time and/or money.
Choosing how to lose weight is a major decision, and one that can affect the rest of your life. Make a wise and informed decision after weighing the pros and cons of anything your doctor offers, and do not be afraid to seek another opinion if you are unsure of something he/she tells you. Expensive does not always equal results, and, in our economy, the best choice is most often the simplest (and cheapest sometimes) one.continue reading
Anyone who has ever made an attempt to lose a large quantity of fat mass knows the challenge of plateaus. A “plateau” occurs when weight loss slows down or halts altogether, even though the dieter may be as strict in following their meal plan and exercise regimen as they ever have before. This is common, as the body recognizes a significant loss in mass and begins to think it is starving. Many dieters resort to techniques such as tummy tucks and abdominoplasty to remedy a plateau, but this is not normally necessary. Here are some tips on how to get past the inevitable plateau phase and avoid feelings of failure.
Recognize the fact that you most likely will experience a plateau and prepare for it. There are lots of equations that can help you figure out around what phase of weight loss you might experience a plateau at. For many people, the plateau comes after a loss of about fifty pounds. These plateaus can be more difficult to deal with if you have been burning muscle tissue, so if you experience a plateau after only minor weight loss, try changing your routine. If you’ve been doing a lot of jogging, try swimming when you notice a plateau.
Change up your routine. By changing your routine to different kinds of aerobic and toning exercises, you can ensure that your muscles are receiving a variety of different workouts and prevent plateauing. Weight loss tends to slow down when the body recognizes that it should not actually be losing that weight – a reaction to repetitive behavior. Prevent this by keeping a wide variety of exercises and workouts on hand and taking part in them regularly.
Eat foods that help you burn fat and calories. With a bit of research and perhaps a meeting with a dietitian, you can kind out what foods actually help you burn fat and calories. When you approach a plateau, increasing your intake of these foods can be instrumental in keeping progress regularly. Likewise, avoid foods that are hard to digest such as corn and carrots, and foods that are fat builders such as red meats and processed carbohydrates.
The most effective thing you can do to avoid a plateau and keep progressing is to consult with a dietitian and physical trainer. Based on your body, your lifestyle and health, these are people that are fully qualified to give you the tips and advice you need to meet your weight loss goals. You do not have to resort to plastic surgery in order to feel good about your weight loss efforts–or your body.continue reading
Although our society dictates that we must get liposuction if we even think we might be getting overweight, or if our bodies are not proportioned perfectly, this is simply not the case. Even medical and cosmetic experts agree that cosmetic surgery should be a last resort for most people, and used only after all traditional weight loss and home remedy options have been tried. There are, in fact, a wide variety of liposuction alternatives that can be used in place of liposuction. These include:Be happy with who you are. It seems simple, but finding a way to become satisfied with yourself as-is is a great substitute for liposuction. Whether this means therapy or a diet/exercise routine change depends on you and your individual background.
Body wraps and similar home remedies can be very effective as short-term fixes. Instead of paying thousands for liposuction, pay a fraction of that for a body wrap. Whether you go to a professional or search online for a home version, they can help you lose inches quickly and safely.
Visit a doctor to learn whether you may have a medical condition that is causing weight gain/loss, poor skin condition, or hair problems. Some illnesses can cause you to lose hair, can create skin problems, and affect your metabolism. Only a doctor can tell you what these conditions are and whether/not you may fall under this category.Once you have tried options such as these, you can begin to seek other solutions to your problems. However, you should always talk to a doctor before opting for any type of surgery, and make sure that the person you allow to perform any procedure is a licensed professional with sufficient credentials and is knowledgeable and experienced in what you are looking for. Above all, set and keep realistic goals so that you do not become discouraged. Losing weight and looking your best takes time, but it can be done with patience and determination.continue reading