“Love handles” and “muffin top” are euphemisms for the hanging bulges of fat on the sides of our waists, while “belly pooch” refers to the annoying bump in the lower abdomen area. Whatever we call them, these deposits of fat are almost always a subject of embarrassment for many women in Singapore.
Have you noticed that even if you and your spouse have the same diet and do the same exercises, he noticeably gets leaner while your trouble areas remain the same? If you are someone over 50, perhaps you already know that losing stubborn body fat becomes more challenging compared to when you were in your 20s. That’s because your metabolism has slow down and your body no longer needs the same amount of carbs and calories.
However, this does not mean that you cannot have the body you once had in your younger years. According to researches, with regular exercise and being conscious with what you eat—and knowing when to eat them—are your secret weapons for managing your weight in your 50s.
Your Metabolism as You Age
After the age of 50, your body loses nearly 10 percent of muscle mass every 10 years. As this happens, you need lesser calories for energy. However, many of women continue to consume the same amount of food, despite the slowing metabolism and reduced muscle mass. This, in result, accumulates and turns into stored fat in trouble areas of the body, especially in the hip, lower abdomen, and thigh area.
What many 50s women in Singapore don’t realize is that because of these changes, the calorie intake should be 300 less than needed to maintain an ideal weight during their 20s. Hence many people go to Astique for coolsculpting in Singapore so that they can enjoy the benefits of fat removal. Without changing your diet, you tend to eat the same way you always had during your younger years and store excess fat in your body.
Indeed, we can’t do anything about our body storing fat—and it only gets worse as we age. If you’re someone over 50, live a healthy lifestyle, but still can’t eliminate stubborn trouble areas, there’s a more convenient way to reduce fat than the traditional liposuction. Coolsculpting, a new and less invasive fat-reduction treatment, has made a significant difference in the way we view our body.
How Coolsculpting Works
While many women prefer not to make drastic changes to their body, coolculpting in Singapore is a much more subtle approach than conventional fat-reduction processes like liposuction. That is because fat cells in coolsculpting are killed and eliminated from the body by freezing them. No needles or knives used during the procedure and no risks of scarring. The treatment lasts only for an hour with minimal to no downtime.
In an appointment, your physician will use an applicator that will be latched to your trouble area to freeze the fat cells. The machine gently and slowly vacuums the packet of fat into the applicator, and then extracts the heat from the area while the sensors in the applicator make sure that the treatment is delivered equally.
Compared to its surgical counterparts, coolsculpting targets only the fat cells and leaves the surrounding cells, nerves, and other tissues untouched and undamaged. The targeted cells crystallizes, dies, and then gets flushed out of the body over time. Results start showing up three weeks after the treatment, while full results are achieved after a couple of months. To maintain the outcome, you just have to continue doing your regular exercise and healthy diet.
Coolsculpting in Singapore is ideal for women over 50 years old, who are relatively fit but can’t get rid of large fat deposits in the thigh, abdomen, and hip area.
Enhancing your Metabolism In Addition to Coolsculpting
Although coolsculpting results start to become visible weeks after the treatment is performed, it is still highly important to maintain an exercise program and a healthy diet. According to professional nutritionists in Singapore, women over 50 need about 1,500 to 2,100 calories a day, depending on the activity level, to maintain an ideal weight. However, if you’re aiming to lose weight, the guidelines suggest to consume anywhere between 1,000 and 1,600 calories a day.
Increasing your fibre intake is also necessary. Not only does fibre keep you feeling full for longer hours, but also keeps your bowel movement regular.
Like when you were younger, a low-carb and high-protein diet is also recommended, especially if aiming to lose a few pounds. Although your goal during this age is to avoid as much carbs as possible, keep in mind that not all carbs are ‘bad’. In fact, you need them to sustain your day-to-day activities. The carbs you want to avoid are those which are found in sugary food. Good carbs from vegetables and fruits are your best option as they’re rich in fibre as well.
Some tips to speed up metabolism:
• Embrace home-cooked meals. You’re much more aware of what goes into your food when you are the one preparing them. So instead of dining out, take some time to prepare your own meals.
• Detoxify your liver. Fuller mid-section could mean that your liver is not functioning properly. Keep your liver healthy and clean by cutting trans-fatty acids and artificial sweeteners out of your diet.
• Take supplements. Discuss with your doctor your health and weight management plans. Your doctor will likely prescribe a few supplements to correct nutritional deficiencies brought by aging.
For people who do not adjust their lifestyle and food consumption after the age of 45, expect to gain 12 pounds each year. Good thing there’s coolsculpting in Singapore. In addition to controlling your calorie intake and keeping an active lifestyle, the non-invasive treatment helps with weight management. By keeping yourself in motion, being watchful with what you eat, and attending your coolsculpting treatments, you can maintain a fit and healthy physique even in your 50s.