As men and women get closer to their ideal weight through diet and exercise, many of them are frustrated with the seeming inability to shed much fat around their abdomens. That fat stubbornly remains even while the rest of their physique looks much trimmer. They can try a variety of tips to get rid of belly fat, but if nothing works, they might be interested in a noninvasive medical treatment known as CoolSculpting.
Diet and Exercise
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to target specific parts of the body for fat loss. Resistance exercises can help build muscle, which helps to a certain extent, but belly fat can be very tenacious. For non-medical fat loss efforts, a combination of a healthy diet along with both regular aerobic and weight-training activities is the best bet for successful results.
Eating a healthy, lower-calorie diet tends to be more effective at helping people lose weight than adding more exercise does. Nevertheless, for toning and muscle building, physical activity is the answer. Walking, biking, and swimming all help change a person’s physique for the better. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that participants reduced abdominal fat by up to six percent over a year by exercising at least 30 minutes at least five days a week.
Doing specific exercises that target the abdomen, such as crunches and sit-ups, aren’t nearly as useful for decreasing belly fat as people would like to think. The exercises can firm up the abdominal area but a troubling amount of fat may remain. A better approach is to do weight training for the entire body. Using free weights or machines that target the arms, legs, and abdomen provide more effective results for lean muscle gradually replacing excess fat.
The Coolsculpting treatment is very effective at achieving fat loss results in specific parts of the body. The practitioner applies a device that freezes the fat cells, which causes them to die. Slowly, the body eliminates those cells through normal waste removal processes. The gradual results look very natural, which is an added advantage.