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SculpSure Body Contouring: Top 3 Facts About Calories You Should Know Before Going on a Diet

Posted by February 27th, 2021 in Body

SculpSure body contouring treatment is an effective fat removal procedure for men and women who are within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight but can’t seem to lose stubborn fats despite living a healthy and active lifestyle. What this means for individuals considering the popular non-invasive fat reduction procedure is that they have to lose their excess weight first in order to be eligible for the treatment.

Limiting calorie intake

First-time dieters commonly go on a crash diet to lose weight fast, basically limiting their calorie intake per day to shed off the pounds. But how effective is this technique? Here are a few facts you should know about calories before going on a low-calorie diet:

1. The type of calories you lose and consume play a role

There are generally two types of calories: bad calories (empty calories) and good calories (derived from nutrient-dense foods). If your daily diet consists of junk foods, which are the top source of empty calories, you may lose the unwanted weight but you could also be putting your health at risk. The key is to avoid empty calories and pack on the good type. Fiber-rich foods, which have lower calories than junk food are a great source of nutrients and good calories. They make you feel full longer, too, which greatly helps in reducing your general food intake.

2. A low-calorie diet could slow down your metabolism

If you consume fewer calories than what your body needs, not only are you depriving it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy but you’re also depriving it of the energy it needs to function properly. As a result, your body may automatically slow down metabolism in order to conserve energy. When your body gets used to a slower metabolism, you will find it harder to burn off calories and easier to gain even more fat.

So even with a successful SculpSure body contouring treatment, you could gain new fat and store this in the same treated areas if you continue the type of low-calorie diet that made you lose those extra pounds faster than is considered healthy.

3. Fewer calories pose several health risks

As mentioned above, consuming fewer calories than what your body needs means you are depriving it of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and function properly. A low-calorie diet could mean lower intake of the following nutrients: protein, which may cause loss of muscle mass; vitamin A, which could weaken your immune system; magnesium, which could cause muscle cramps, migraine, and fatigue; and calcium, which could weaken your bones.

Consult a licensed physician

Before starting a new diet, consult a Board Certified, Stanford trained physician. You may call Rejuvé at (408) 740-5320 to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Tang for consultation on proper weight loss and SculpSure body contouring treatment. Rejuvé is proud to serve the San Jose Bay Area CA and the surrounding cities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Milipitas, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Scott’s Valley, Santa Cruz, and Monterrey County areas.

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