Exercising For Weight Loss: Striking The Right Balance!

Exercising For Weight Loss: Striking The Right Balance!

Exercise is one activity that all doctors encourage, and that is suggested as a helpful method in attempting to lose weight.  It burns calories, strengthens the body, and makes us feel great.  Getting into the habit of doing it can be tough, though.  Some of us don’t have the time, others of us are too tired and overwhelmed to think about exercise, and some of us just don’t seem to enjoy it.  Despite all this, exercise is one routine that should be incorporated in everyones daily routine for several reasons:

  • Exercising provides your body with immediate benefit to your metabolism, brain function, immune system, and overall health.
  • Exercise lowers the risk of several serious health issues, such as heart disease and obesity.
  • Exercise is the turbo behind weight loss plans. Its effect on the body leads to more effective and longer lasting weight loss than diet alone.

Regular exercise cannot be done alone, however.   Whether we’re exercising for weight loss or because it is part of our regular routine, exercise has to be accompanied by good eating.  What does this mean?

  • A completely balanced diet, with recommended amounts of the macronutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
  • A wide variety of food sources, with the majority coming from healthy, natural foods so that we fuel our body with necessary nutrients
  • Avoidance of too many empty calories.  Useful calories, such as good fats, whole grains, and proteins, are great sources of fuel for those who exercise
  • A healthy amount of daily calorie consumption, as designated by a doctor or weight loss professional.

Together, good exercise and a balanced diet are the secret to effective weight loss and healthy living.  The two support each other in giving us strong bodies, minds, and overall well being.  Adopting both exercise and healthy eating during a weight loss journey also help us stay healthy when we are in the maintenance phase.  Understanding better about how to choose the right exercise regimen and the best diet for your needs requires talking to a professional.  If you find yourself needing direction with your lifestyle, talk to your weight loss coach at Florida Aesthetics today!

Information taken from www.obesityaction.org

Treat Bags Under Your Eyes With Neotensil At Florida Aesthetics In Brandon, FL

Treat Bags Under Your Eyes With Neotensil At Florida Aesthetics In Brandon, FL

One of the signs of aging is a change in our skin appearance.  We develop wrinkles and our skin begins to sag.  Bags also appear under our eyes.  These changes are the result of our skins decreased ability to remain elastic and firm.  The older we get, the less strength our skin tissue and muscles have.  Compounding this aging effect is the movement of the fat layer under our skin.  It moves closer to the surface as we age, and thus contributes to the bags under our eyes.  At some point in time, we may look more tired than we actually are because these bags become permanent, but luckily Neotensil can help.

Recently, Obagi has released a new technology that works to treat this particular sign of aging: Neotensil.  It is a minimally-invasive invisible shapewear film that effectively reduces bags under the eyes.  This product is placed under the eyes for 45 minutes to one hour.  Within hours of removal, effects are clearly noticeable and bags are drastically reduced.

Neotensil is neither a cream, nor an injectable product.  It is an easy, non-invasive method to treat clear signs of aging without the need for drastic measures such as surgery.  Essentially, Obagis product compresses the appearance of under-eye bags relatively quickly.

Why is it a good option?

  • It does not require painful or time-consuming procedures.
  • It is easy to use AND is effective
  • Its less of a hassle and is more affordable than other procedures

The reality is that all of us have and will see ourselves age.  Products like Neotensil are excellent methods to help reduce signs of aging.  Neotensil itself is a great product because it treats one area that, over time, can make us look older than we actually are.   Instead of turning to invasive procedures to handle our aging concerns, and to avoid looking older than we are, give some though to Obagis Neotensil product and talk to one of our specialists at Florida Aesthetics today!

5 Reasons Balance Is Key For Effective Weight Loss

5 Reasons Balance Is Key For Effective Weight Loss

Effective weight loss may start with balance.  You have possibly by now grown tired of the word, but over and again, proof emerges as to why balance is so important in all aspects of life, including weight loss.  Recently, the winner of a major TV show came under fire for losing too much weight in her quest to win the competition.  This controversy, true or not, has reminded me of the importance of balance in all steps you take towards weight loss, and why failing to balance can bring dire consequences.  Heres why:

  1. It Helps Keep You Balanced: In other words, if you avoid extremes in diet or exercise, you’re more likely to stick to a healthy way of living and a healthy pattern of weight loss.
  2. Balanced Thinking Will Protect You From Danger Zones: Thinking about your goals in moderation, such as losing weight gradually and steadily, will help you reach your short and long-term goals.  It will also keep you from dipping into dangerous weight loss that can cause health problems or eating disorders, and will keep you from rebounding quickly from rapid weight loss and gaining back more than you lost
  3. You Will Be Happier: Avoiding extreme diets and extreme exercise regimens will help keep you mentally and emotionally positive.  Anything that goes beyond a healthy diet plan and regular exercise that suits your body will likely push you beyond your mental limits and increase your risk of failure.
  4. Your Results Will Last: When you do things with patience and balance, they’re more likely to stick.  And that is true for various aspects of our lives, not just weight loss.
  5. You Will Become a Healthier You: Balanced eating, balanced exercise, and balanced change towards healthy living are all things that will ensure your journey towards weight loss will also be a journey towards the new, healthier you. 

Not convinced? Talk to your weight loss coach today about why balance is key to your success, your health, and your happiness!

Why Behavior-Modification Weight Loss Works

Countless methods for weight-loss exist.  Many people search high and low to find the best, most effective, fastest, and/or easiest weight loss secret that they can follow.  Diets, diet pills, two-week programs, intense exercise regimens, and surgery are all among the options floating around out there.  As you’ve come to realize, most of them either don’t work or give results that don’t stick.  Why?  Some of them give excessive promises or are extreme in their methods.  Extreme methods lead to rapid weight loss and more rapid weight gain once the plan is over.  This is why so many nutritionists and weight loss experts tout the importance and benefits of balanced weight loss methods that focus on holistic lifestyle changes.  In other words, what is seen as effective, safe, and successful is a method that focuses on behavior-modification weight loss techniques.

Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss in Brandon, Fl offers a weight loss program that is centered around behavior-modification.  What does that mean?

  1. The goal is overall lifestyle change and improvement
  2. Weight loss is the end result of small, gradual changes in diet, exercise, and habits
  3. It is not a temporary plan that promises what you want; it is a long-term process with the goal of permanent and positive change in your life, your body, and your mentality
  4. The entire process, for as long as it takes, is supported and encouraged by a knowledgeable and dedicated weight loss coach and that is backed by medical supervision
  5. It works

Behavior modification weight loss is evidence-based and has been cited as working successfully with obese patients.  The potential it has for causing positive change in the lives of many makes it an extremely powerful method for weight loss, be it ten pounds or eighty.  Commitment from anyone who wants to lose weight is all that is needed to get the program going.  With the right attitude, coaching, and speed of change, behavior-modification weight loss can become your healths best friend.  Heres why it works:

  1. It’s multiple baby steps. The larger goal is broken down into several smaller goals and each one is tackled separately.  Goals build onto one another until they lead to the ultimate goal.
  2. The plan is holistic. This means that you’re looking at making little changes in all aspects of your life.  With each change, you will feel healthier, more active, and more positive.
  3. There is room for error. Slipping or falling behind is not a problem as long as you remain committed to your weight loss.  Your coach is always behind you!
  4. You are not alone! It relies on support from family and friends and gives importance to diet and/or exercise partners.
  5. You will see the results.  The more changes you make, and the longer they stick, the greater the change you will see.  You will feel that your hard work is paying off! In each particular case, individual results may vary.

In short, behavior-modification weight loss is an excellent way to go about reaching your goals.  It is easily applicable, flexible to all needs, and is based on human psychology.  For more information on this program, talk to your weight loss coach and Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss today!

Why Laser Hair Removal is Your Best Bet

Why Laser Hair Removal is Your Best Bet

Hair removal is one of those painstakingly frequent processes that many of us have to worry about all too often.  For various reasons, hair removal is a regular procedure for countless numbers of people everywhere.  The most common ways used for hair removal are shaving and waxing. Both take time, are irritating, and can be painful.  Another method includes using creams that burn off hair through a chemical process, which can leave the skin very irritated.  The worst part of all these methods is they have to be repeated continuously once hair starts growing back again.  In other words, hair removal is never permanent with these methods, or with other products that are used to the same effect.

Laser hair removal, offered at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss in Brandon, FL is one safe, effective and short-term treatment with results that beat those of other procedures.  With five to six sessions in any area that needs hair removal, laser technology works successfully and quickly to remove it permanently.  It works best long-term and does well to keep hair from growing back at all.  Touch-ups are usually required, but the overall result is absolutely amazing.  Using laser hair removal at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss in Brandon, FL is your ticket to escaping the inconvenience and hassle of shaving and/or waxing. Five or six sessions and you will no longer have to worry about becoming hair-free every few days or every few weeks, nor will you have to schedule regular times to get it done.  Side effects are minimal if non-existent, and there is no damage. Individual results may vary depending on hair thickness and some other factors.

This useful treatment is worth the short-term time and investment needed to make it work.  If youre interested in learning more about laser treatments or about laser hair removal and its benefits, please schedule a one-on-one consultation session with on of our licensed medical staff at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss today!

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