How to lose-weight without surgery

For many of us, weight loss is a constant struggle, but these tips can help you achieve your goals without going under the knife

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Whether it’s for health or cosmetic reasons, weight loss is a goal for many of us. But it can feel like a fruitless effort when, after months or even years of trying, you still aren’t seeing the results you want.

When this occurs, some people are tempted to go down the surgical option. This can work for some people, but others are understandably nervous to go under the knife.

Thankfully, there are ways you can manage your weight and even lose-weight without surgery. From being smart about what you eat to considering non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting, here are all the tips you need to understand how to lose-weight without surgery. Let’s take a look.

Slow down

A lot of people are guilty of being fast eaters. Whether it’s because you’re hungry or you’re busy, we all have our reasons for inhaling our meals in just a few minutes. However, eating slowly can help you to not only enjoy your food more, but to also give you better cues of satiety.

It takes time to know that we’re full, so eating slowly gives your brain and stomach a chance to catch up with each other. Really taste every bite, chewing slowly and only swallowing when the food is all chewed up. It’s amazing how much difference this small habit can make.

Keep a record of what you’re eating

Food journaling can be extremely effective when it comes to weight loss, as it forces you to face your eating habits head on. When everything you eat needs to be written down, you’ll often find yourself avoiding unhealthy snacks because you don’t want to have it documented.

That’s why there are so many apps out there that offer this service. The likes of MyFitnessPal encourage users to document their meals and snacks to gain a clearer picture of where they’re going wrong.

Move more

This might sound obvious, as exercise has always been one of the key pillars of weight loss, but we’re not just talking about squeezing in a workout here. It’s important to get your body moving as much as possible, even when you’re not actually exercising. Make time for an evening walk, do some stretches in front of the TV instead of lounging on the sofa, spend five minutes in bed each morning doing some simple leg exercises. These snippets of movement add up and can have a significant impact.

Consider CoolSculpting

Just because you don’t want to go for a surgical option, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from the power of cosmetic science. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure which, over the past 20 years, has helped countless people achieve their body goals. It works by targeting and freezing areas of stubborn fat, such as the abdomen, upper arms, chin, thighs and more. It’s offered by expert clinics like Skin Vitality, and has delivered fantastic results when it comes to fat reduction and weight loss. Because it’s a non-invasive procedure, it also comes with minimal downtime.

Batch cook

Moments of food weakness can be the downfall to weight loss goals, which is why preparing your meals can be seriously helpful. When you already have your lunch prepared and with you at work, you’re less likely to give in to the temptation of an expensive and calorific midday meal. Spend some time on a Sunday batch cooking your meals for the week, when you have the time to use fresh, healthy ingredients. That way you don’t have to think about what you’re eating by the time the next meal rolls around.

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