7 Quick Ways to Shed the Holiday Weight

After spending the last month binging on cookies, cocktails, and holiday treats, you may be struggling to get into your skinny jeans. But with a few of these expert tips, you’ll have no problem shedding the extra holiday pounds.

1. Don’t Skip Meals

It may be tempting to skip a meal after eating heavy holiday food and treats for the last month, but skipping a meal will make you hungrier and put your body and mind in a frenzy. Instead, eat frequent, small meals to curb your appetite, boost your energy, and even speed up your metabolism.

2. Take it Easy on the Cocktails

It wouldn’t be a holiday party with a glass or 2 of bubbly, but alcohol is full of empty calories: a 12-oz beer about 150 calories and a 6oz glass of red wine packs in 144 calories. The worst offenders are the classic holiday cocktails like eggnog and peppermint martinis that use creamy liqueurs as a base – it’s like drinking a heavy dessert! For every cocktail indulgence, have a glass of water.

3. Cut the Carbs

After stuffing yourself with Grandma’s stuffing and fruitcake, kickstart your diet by cutting out the white stuff – bread, bagels, crackers… When your body isn’t used to the sugar and salt in these type of carbs, it can hold a lot of water.

4. Eat Your Veggies

Vegetables are natural hunger and appetite suppressants, making you feel fuller for longer. Kick off your post-holiday diet with some healthy salads and lots of winter greens.

5. Avoid Soda

Sodas are yet another empty calories beverage that Americans tend to guzzle down on the regular. But they are full of sugar and empty calories, without satisfying your crave for food – which leads to doubling up your caloric intake for the day and overtime that can cause serious weight gain. If you are looking for carbonated drinks, try a zero calorie sparkling water.

6. Eat Smarter

Making healthy substitutions to unhealthy snacks goes a long way. If you’re craving candy, have some frozen grapes. Salty? Try air-popped popcorn instead of oil-popped. This also allows you to control how much butter and salt is on the popcorn. Dark chocolate is a healthier alternative to chocolaty sweets.

7. Relax

Studies have shown that when you are stressed, you binge eat. If the holidays stress you out, don’t reach for another cookie. Try yoga, meditation, or simple breathing exercises.

6 Things to Add to Your Daily Routine that Eliminates Cellulite

Cellulite is one of the top complaints women have about their bodies. And the vast majority of women get cellulite sometimes in their life. The reason women get cellulite more than men is because the genders don’t have the same collagen structure. Collagen is the necessary fiber that sits right below the dermis and is responsible for plumpness and firmness in skin.

Collagen fibers in men run crisscross which allows the fibers to better support the fat beneath the skin. However, in women, the collagen fibers run vertically, which allow the fat tissue to come through and giving skin the “cottage cheese” look.

There are ways to naturally reduce the appearance of cellulite and by adding one of these six, simple things into your daily routine, you will start to see less cellulite, and in some cases, eliminate cellulite for good.

1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is the best way to keep your body healthy and keep your skin looking taunt and toned. Hydrated skin helps collagen production, which keeps your skin plump and firm. It is recommended that adults drink eight, 8oz glasses of water a day to stay fully hydrated.

2. Dry Brushing

While there is no scientific-based evidence that claims dry brushing reduces cellulite, there is still a lot of support for this habit. Dry brushing opens up the skin’s pores. By making long, sweeping brushing motions towards the heart, the skin is stimulated. Don’t brush too hard – the skin shouldn’t be red! Use a natural bristle brush to invigorate the skin, increase blood flow, and promote cell growth. And while there isn’t medical proof that it helps reduce cellulite, you will notice glowing, smoother, tighter skin.

3. Include a Little Cardio

Getting your heart pumping a little throughout the day will help reduce the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and help you lose any little bit of fat you may have. Incorporate 20-30 minutes of high-intensity cardiovascular exercise into your daily routine, at least 5 times a week. Cardio can include many different activities: running, swimming, or playing a sport like soccer or basketball.

4. Coffee Scrubs

Coffee scrubs can be beneficial in reducing cellulite. Not only does massaging your skin help increase blood flow, but the caffeine and antioxidants in coffee helps tighten skin. Cellulite appearances can be heightened when your skin is uneven, partially due to dead skin cells. A coffee scrub will also exfoliate your skin making it look brighter and even.

Try this mixture:

  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
  • 3 tablespoons sugaror brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil

Form a paste and massage onto skin, then rinse. You’ll see results in no time!

5. Moisturize Naturally

Moisturizing daily, or twice daily, is important to healthy looking skin. However, constantly adding toxins on your skin by using chemical-heavy beauty products is just as bad for your skin as eating junk food. Use a simple, natural moisturizer like Coconut Oil to help detox your skin and keep it hydrated.

6. Eat Healthier

Eating more vegetables and whole grain fibers will help remove toxins from your body that gets stored as fat cells. Removing the waste from your body helps promote healthier skin and body functions that keep you looking younger.

 

When natural remedies aren’t doing the trick, the Pelleve System can help. Call or click here to schedule your FREE Consultation and see how you can reduce the appearance of cellulite.

5 Reasons to Choose SculpSure Over CoolSculpting

Non-invasive body contouring has become very popular, and for a good reason: you don’t have to go under the knife to see amazing weight loss results! But there are a lot of different options to choose from when you start to research body contouring methods and techniques. And not all options can offer the best results with the best benefits.

With so many options, how will you know which is best for you? Continue reading “5 Reasons to Choose SculpSure Over CoolSculpting”

Why You Can’t Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

Holiday season is here and chances are, you are wishing there is a way to eat and drink all you want – without putting on some holiday weight. It’s hard to turn down a second slice of pie… we’re only human!

You try to ramp up your workouts and exercise a little extra to counteract the extra calories, but maybe you still have some unwanted pudge. You can try every diet, belly-flattening trick, or exercise in the book and still have extra fat around your middle. Continue reading “Why You Can’t Get Rid of Stubborn Fat”

How SculpSure Works

Non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedures are becoming popular since they do not require anesthesia or incision. This means patients receive quicker treatments with minimal discomfort and pain and little-to-no recovery time.

SculpSure by Cynosure is a non-invasive treatment for fat removal that has captured the attention of the nation. It is proven to reduce fat in just one treatment, although most patients require more to see optimal results. Continue reading “How SculpSure Works”