From Flab To Fab: 4 Unusual Ways To Trim Down This Summer
With summer just around the corner, many of us still don’t have the washboard abs or bikini body we’d like. Our bodies may not be ready for our swimsuits but luckily, there are still ways to trim down and improve out appearance in just a few short weeks. If you are looking for ways to blast away body fat, here are four unusual ways that could get you beach-ready by the summer.
1. Drink Yourself Skinny
As far as unusual ways to reduce body fat go, they don’t get much stranger than this. Drinking water has actually been proven to help people lose weight. According to the Economist, researchers at Virginia Tech carried out a scientific randomized controlled trial into whether drinking water before meals led to weight loss. They found that volunteers who drank two glasses of water before each meal consumed up to 90 fewer calories and lost more weight than other volunteers who drank no water.
2. Massage Fat Away
When most people think of fat loss, massage doesn’t even come onto their radar. That’s a shame as research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) proves that massage can help improve blood flow and encourage weight loss. A team of researchers investigated the effects of massage on fat mass in women with cellulite found that all massage techniques are ‘effective in decreasing the regional fat values of the patients with cellulites’.
3. Freeze Fat Off
CoolSculpting™ is the brand name for a process of fat loss called cryolysis. According to doctors offering this form of cosmetic surgery, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved way of freezing fat cells to death without any scalpels, scars or surgery. Patients simply sit wide-awake in a doctor’s office for 60 minutes while an applicator attached to the CoolSculpting machine gently sucks in and cools a small area of fat. The catch is that one treatment only addresses one very small area such as your tummy or under arms and it only kills 20 percent of the fat in that one area. If you are no more than 20 pounds over your ideal weight, cryolysis is a novel way to shed a few pounds. Results are visible in around eight weeks. This can boost your confidence as you head to the beach.
4. Get Active With Acupuncture
The only reliable way to shift excess body fat is to exercise more but many of us have physical ailments that prevent us from being as active as we’d like. According to the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), while acupuncture isn’t scientifically proven to work, scientists have used MRI scanners to measure that genuine acupuncture has a greater effect on the way that people perceive pain than sham acupuncture. If you have lower back pain or some other form of pain preventing you from exercising, a course of acupuncture for weight loss in Toronto may help you become more active.