20 Dec

Lose Weight DURING the holidays (or wait until January)?

kansas city spa lose weight woman dressThere’s no better time than the present!  There are so many reasons why we convince ourselves to start a weight loss program in the thick of the ‘get thick’ time of the year. Let’s face it, we have holiday parties, eggnog, and office parties, not to mention our genetic predisposition to lower our metabolism and store fat as the days get shorter.

Even with those temptations, you CAN lose weight over the holidays. Still, we have others who sign up for a weight loss program now only to get year-end pricing and get first-dibs on the January schedule. There’s no shame in waiting, and that’s better than getting reduced results.

When it comes to weight loss a lot of people think of Liposuction.  With a typical liposuction weight loss procedure, the patient has to be given anesthesia before the fat is removed from the body. This is an invasive procedure and there can be some pain, discomfort and recovery time from the procedure.

But you do have other options…here are just a couple!

The revolutionary LapexLipo Laser will allow you to have a liposuction treatment for weight loss without any of the same difficulties as a regular liposuction procedure. You can remain awake the whole time and will not feel any pain either during the treatment or after it is over.  The LapexLipo Laser is a great way to remove the fat from those stubborn places that exercise and diet just aren’t working.

Unlike other procedures, the Zerona Body Sculpting Treatment allows patients to continue their daily activities without interruptions from surgery, pain, or wounds. The excess fat is passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification.

The Zerona procedure has undergone a double blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo controlled study in which patients averaged a loss of 3.5 inches and some lost up to as much as 9 inches compared to the placebo group that lost only a half an inch.

So what’s the difference between the two?

lapex laser kansas city spaLapex LipoLaser:

  • Has two lasers and is intended for spot reducing a small and specific 4” to 6” area per laser.
  • Lapex helps to shrink small bulges.
  • Sessions last 20 minutes on the specific area of treatment.
  • Supplements are available for purchase.

kansas city spa zeronaZerona:

  • Has five lasers and covers a larger area, generally an 18” to 24” area.
  • Use Zerona if you want to lose dress sizes.  Zerona keeps your same body shape but makes your body overall smaller.
  • Sessions last 40 minutes (20 minutes on the front and 20 minutes on the back).
  • Supplements to naturally assist the body with fat removal are included.

So, if you have the willpower to stay true to the plan in the face of imminent temptation, go for it! Otherwise, lock in your Zerona or Lapex LipoLaser appointment and hit January with conviction.  Make your appointment today so January will have you looking in the mirror and smiling!

To schedule a Complimentary Consultation just give us a call or schedule an appointment online.

13 Dec

Holiday Slimming Tips

For many people, holidays and family get-togethers are a time for celebration. But these celebrations often involve foods that are high in fat, sugar and calories and fall short on nutrition. With a few minor changes, however, special occasion foods can be both delicious and nutritious.

Here are some tips to keep you on the right track.

Holiday-Slimming-Tips-fastfoodAvoid fast food. The holiday season can keep you on the go with little time to prepare meals. Fast food may be handy, but it’s often high in fat. Prepare and freeze quick, healthy meals ahead of time to stay out of the fast food trap.

Holiday-Slimming-Tips-shakesDon’t go to a party hungry. Before you leave home, eat something light or drink a meal replacement shake. Also drink a great deal of water the day of the party.

Holiday-Slimming-Tips-light_beerAlcoholic beverages can pack on the calories; so if you’re drinking alcohol, choose a light beer or a champagne spritzer.

Offer to bring a low-calorie dish to holiday parties. Your host might appreciate it, and you’ll know that at least one healthy item will be on hand.

Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you should give yourself the license to eat everything in sight. If you’re staying with family or friends ask them if you can have a space in the refrigerator and keep foods on hand to snack on like lean deli meats, cottage cheese, non-fat cheese sticks, etc.

So after the holidays, how can you shed those extra pounds quickly?

Despite our best efforts, many of us do gain a few pounds over the holidays, but with so many diet plans to choose from, the choice can be overwhelming.  So what’s the difference?

The difference between the HCG Diet and any other is quick results. You won’t have to wait months to achieve your weight loss goal. Most people will lose between 1-2 pounds a day on the diet.

Coolsculpting-Q-woman_frontHere are 5 reasons to start the HCG Diet Plan right after the holidays!

  1. It’s quick. You want to lose weight now; the HCG diet will help you lose the unwanted weight as fast as possible.
  2. Success is important. Unlike other diets, if you follow the diet and take the HCG drops, you will be successful. There is not a hidden trick to be successful; it is very straightforward.
  3. Exercise is not required; it is only recommend to do light exercise while on the HCG diet.
  4. The HCG diet is easy. It’s a very simple diet to follow with results that are amazing.
  5. You don’t have to miss your favorite parties and BBQ’s. The HCG diet allows you to continue your summer fun.
  6. Losing weight increases confidence and self-esteem.

So if you’re serious about getting in shape after the holidays, call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation and let’s see if the HCG Diet is right for you!