If you’re familiar with CoolSculpting then you know that it’s the coolest, new FDA approved way to eliminate stubborn fat without diet or exercise.
But here’s something you may not know: CoolSculpting also has the potential to get rid of fat faster than just diet or exercise alone.
Let me explain. We all have a basal metabolic rate, which is basically the minimum amount of energy required to keep your body and its organs functioning. This varies for each person, however on average it is about 2000 calories per day. In order to lose weight the amount of calories that you take in must be less than the amount of calories you burn. The two most common ways to do this are to decrease the amount of calories taken in through your diet and increasing the amount of calories burned through exercise. This is much easier said than done. Dietary changes and exercise must be done in such a way as to promote healthy weight loss. This will make sure that the weight you lose will stay off.
You don’t want to decrease your calorie intake dramatically or you won’t lose much weight at all. In fact, you may actually gain weight. When you take in less than 800-1,000 calories a day, your body switches to starvation mode. This means that your body’s metabolism will try to conserve what little calories you do give it. As a result, your body’s metabolism slows down and it becomes much more difficult to lose weight. In order to achieve a healthy, long-lasting weight loss you should plan to lose no more than 1-1.5 pounds per week. This can be done by cutting your daily calorie intake by 500 to 750 cal per day.
So let’s say you wanted to lose 10 pounds. By adjusting your calorie intake to lose 1 pound per week it will take you two months to lose 10 pounds.
This is where CoolSculpting comes in.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, rather, it is a fat reduction and body contouring treatment. When we gain weight, we are eating more calories than our bodies need to maintain our basal metabolic rate. These extra calories are stored in our fat cells which then expand in size. The number of fat cells rarely increases, however the size does. When we lose weight the number of fat cells do not decrease, they just shrink in size. With CoolSculpting, we can naturally reduce the number of fat cells. The reduction in the number of fat cells by CoolSculpting is permanent. Therefore, when CoolSculpting is added to a healthy diet and exercise the effects of weight loss can be much more visually dramatic and noticeable. In fact, in our experience with CoolSculpting, the ideal candidates have seen noticeable results within three weeks of their treatments.
Just imagine, with CoolSculpting added to diet and exercise the possibilities are limitless.
Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.