Body contouring can be an easy fix to solve problems with stubborn fat. It is a method to remove stubborn fat deposits in the body through different non-invasive treatments. Even though there is no downtime or recovery after the treatment in contrast to surgical procedures, it still requires proper care to make sure you get the best, lasting results. Your main focus should be on maintaining an adequate diet after the treatment, which means that there are certain foods that you should cross off your list, such as sugars.
Sugars to Avoid After Body Contouring Treatment
Often times there is a misconception that body contouring is a permanent solution to excess fat problems, and you can eat anything you want after the treatment. For this reason, many people resort to eating unhealthy food and do not follow a healthy diet plan, which is why your body can start to accumulate excess fat once again. By eating unhealthy food with high amounts of sugar, your body consumes more calories than it burns, rendering the treatment ineffective.
The following foods should be avoided or at least only eaten sparingly after body contouring:
- Baked items, such as cookies, pastries, and cakes
- Sweetened sodas and soft drinks
- Desserts, such as ice cream, mousse, or pudding
- Fast food, including fried food
- Refined grains, including white rice, white bread, and pasta
- Sugary cereals
- Jam and ketchup
Some foods may seem healthy, but they constitute just as much sugar as the foods listed above:
- Fruit juices
- Flavored yogurt
- Pasta sauce
- Granola bars
- Barbecue sauce
- Store-bought dressing
To determine how much sugar certain foods have, you should understand how to read the nutritional labels. There are several ways in which sugar can be listed on the label with technical names, including dextrose, maltose, sucrose, barley malt, brown rice syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, etc.
Simple carbohydrates can become enemies to your skin after your treatment because they break down into glucose and cause insulin spikes. These sugars can even cause inflammation, reduce elasticity, and trigger the formation of cellulite.
What Sugar Should You Eat?
Instead of obtaining sugar from unhealthy sources, you should go for complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, brown bread, beans, nuts, and vegetables, that have less sugar content and breaks down into glucose at a slower rate. It would be best if you considered following an anti-inflammatory diet to maintain the glowing, youthful look after your treatment. Foods that contain healthy sugar amount include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Lean protein, such as salmon
- Fiber, such as cauliflower and broccoli
- Antioxidants, such as berries
If you really want the biggest bank for your body contouring investment, it’s important to be mindful about what goes in your body. How you prepare your food, avoiding premade meals and packaged foods and limiting dining out will help. Instead, try more Keto or Paleo friendly options. If you need further guidance on what you should and should not eat after body contouring treatment, do not hesitate to contact us, we’d be happy to help!