Body sculpting is all about toning your body by eliminating stubborn fat from problem areas.
Even though body sculpting treatments don’t require you to follow a specific diet or adopt a particular exercise regime to work, your diet does have an impact in maintaining the results of your treatment.
Adopting a diet made up of healthy and nutritious foods after treatment will enhance the effect of the body sculpting procedure and help your body to adapt to its new form without a decrease in your strength and energy.
Here’s what the best body sculpting diet is made up of!
1. Fiber-Rich Carbs
Having painstakingly removed those ugly bulges of fat from your problem areas, the first thing you’d want to do is make sure they don’t come back!
The best way to do that is to first change your main source of energy from simple carbohydrates to complex carbohydrates.
Because complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber and take a longer time to digest, they help to regulate your blood sugar levels and your appetite. A daily intake of complex carbohydrates will keep you from overeating while providing you with enough energy to last the whole day.
Switching from simple carbohydrates to complex carbohydrates can be difficult because it takes your body a while to get used to working harder in order to extract energy. We suggest you gradually make the switch and give yourself time to get used to the taste and flavours of fiber-rich complex carbohydrates. It still makes a big difference even if only half your carbohydrate quota per meal is from complex carbs!
2. Healthy Fats
Since you’re doing body sculpting treatments to eliminate chunks of stubborn fat, you might think it’s best to avoid all fats in the future in order to achieve optimal results, but that’s not true!
We’ve come to think of fats as our enemies. They clog up your arteries, make you obese, more prone to cancer, heart diseases and diabetes. But fat is as essential to your diet as carbohydrates.
Unhealthy fats should definitely be avoided, but including a moderate amount of healthy fats to your diet will actually help your body to absorb more vitamins and minerals from your food.
These healthy fats are essential because the body cannot make them (out of carbohydrates or glycerol). They have to be obtained from plant-based foods and oils as well as fish.
3. Vitamins & Minerals
The most important part of a body sculpting diet is to ensure it contains the essential vitamins and minerals required to make connective tissue, stimulate tissue healing and rev up your immune system.
These vitamins and minerals include vitamin A, C, K, Coenzyme Q10, calcium and iron.
Vitamin A can be found in oranges, carrots, kale, spinach and sweet potatoes and the best sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi, berries and green vegetables.
Vitamin K promotes quick blood clotting which helps to heal any tissue damaged during the procedure, and can be found in foods like spinach, kale, fish, liver and vegetable oils.
Coenzyme Q10 boosts vital metabolic processes and contributes to the digestion process and maintenance of healthy muscles. It can be found in foods like beef, sardines, mackerel, olive oil, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower.
Calcium is obviously essential for strong bones and teeth and can be found in milk, cheese, yogurt, sardines, spinach, kale, turnips and soybeans.
And last but not least, iron, which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen. It can be found in meats and other protein-rich foods as well as spinach, lentils, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, potatoes and quinoa.
Your Body Sculpting Diet
The diet you follow to accompany your body sculpting treatment does not need to be a restrictive one that eliminates all your favourite foods and flavours—and makes eating a chore!
Instead of counting calories and measuring your weight in kilograms, the best body sculpting diet for you is the one that focuses on including many sources of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to fortify, strengthen and tone your body.