An update of how I’ve shifted 14kg with ease through CoolSculpting & proper nutrition & Pilates.
Q: HOW DO I SHIFT STUBBORN FAT WHEN I’M LAZY AF?!
Well, girlfriend, you’re lucky you came to me, as I’m also incredibly lazy and yet I’ve managed to banish 14kg permanently off my frame in a few relatively easy ways.
Personally, I don’t want to have to get up at the crack of dawn, put on lycra stretch pants and pretend jogging is my favourite past time. It’s definitely not and the sheer thought of it is causing me to head to my fridge and open a bottle of Veuve to take the edge off – and it’s only 10.05am.
I’ll proudly hold my hand high and admit that I drink more coffee than I should and I’ve been known to eat a biscuit and call it breakfast. I also enjoy staying up late talking to strangers on the internet and googling sparkly underwear (just in case you need any more persuasion that you should take my advice).
I have been a size 6 and I busted my nut to get there. It wasn’t until my rigorous regimen not only physically exhausted me, but it exhausted me mentally too. I had saddlebags and assumed constant exercise and dieting would banish them – it did not.
The stress on my system from potentially missing a workout became one of the reasons I started packing on weight. I didn’t realise that the celebrities I looked up to were heading out for lunch time procedures yet would boast in the media they were natural AF (yes, I am that naive!)
I’ve made it my mission to find ways to make me lose weight, look great and feel amazing so of course, I’m going to share it with you guys.
I’m not advocating that you should sit at home in front of the TV with McDonald’s on hand (but you can because McDonald’s is delicious!), but sometimes a girl needs some tricks up her sleeve she can utilize that take the stress out of wanting to shift fat from their frame whilst keeping their sanity intact.
SIDE NOTE: IF THERE’S ONE BITCH YOU SHOULD ELIMINATE FROM YOUR LIFE IT’S STRESS. INITIALLY, SHE WORKS WONDERS FOR WEIGHT LOSS, BUT MONTHS DOWN THE TRACK WHEN YOUR WEIGHT IS UP 7KG AND YOU’RE IN THE CUPBOARD CRYING AND EATING BROWN SUGAR FROM A CONTAINER – SHE’S TO BLAME.
ELIMINATING STUBBORN FAT WITH NUTRITION
Wait. You mean you can eat healthily AND the payoff is you lose weight? Who comes up with this shit?
Well, it isn’t that simple. If you feel you do all the right things and yet you eat a salad and somehow gain a kilo and you know it isn’t PMS induced, it could be an inflammatory response to what you’re eating.
In April 2016 I purchased a program that was touted as an elimination diet that worked as a metabolic reset – The Four Phase Fat Protocol. It went on the premise that some foods cause an inflammatory response in your body which not only leads to weight gain and fluid retention, but also joint issues, headaches and digestive upset. We also know you eat shit when you feel like shit so it’s a vicious cycle.
The protocol has changed my life and in turn I make better choices when it comes to eating.
If you think it’s not for you and you just need to eliminate the junk, I’m going to tell you that strawberries, chickpeas, avocado, dairy AND capsicum all have an inflammatory response on my body whereas chocolate does not. Go figure.
Not only did I lose weight from my entire body – I was able to shift it from areas such as my thighs, back of arms and lower abs which are problem areas for me. You can read about my personal experiences here.
ELIMINATING STUBBORN FAT WITH LUNCHTIME LIPO
After spending thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures that boasted fat loss, I thought I was going to have to give in to liposuction to spot reduce in areas that exercise could never target. I actually looked into liposuction and found out I wasn’t the best candidate because I suffer from skin laxity. Damn.
It was then I was introduced to my favourite beauty procedure – CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting works via a method of suction and freezing to eliminate fat in a treated area. You can expect approximately a 30% fat reduction in the area with permanent results.
In your consultation, your specialist will tell you how many treatments you need to an area (say for example if your love handle area is bigger, you might need two to target the whole area) and to assess if you’re an appropriate candidate. You can see my before and after photos on my CoolSculpting blog posts and if you’re in Newcastle I go to Hunter Plastic Surgery.
I’ve had my love handles, inner thighs, and outer thighs treated and have had permanent fat loss results that were noticed by all my clients.
ELIMINATING STUBBORN FAT WITH PILATES
Of course I’m going to talk about Pilates. Other than running away from my problems and walking to get a coffee, it’s the only form of exercise I do.
Although Pilates doesn’t work to shift stubborn stores of fat, it DOES change the shape of your body and helps to streamline your silhouette.
I’ve been practicing Pilates for the past 15 years and have run my own studio for 8 of those (which includes bringing out a bangin’ Pilates DVD) and have seen first hand the change that it’s had in my clients physiques.
Because it works on getting the appropriate muscles to work with specific movements, clients find muscles like their quads aka their thighs reduce in size dramatically because we’ve now trained their glutes and hamstrings to work efficiently.
WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?!
I think if there’s an area on your body that bugs the shit out of you, it’s better for your sanity and health to fix it.
I could preach self-love but coming from someone who’s had a boob job, botox and tones asses for a living, I kind of feel I’m not the appropriate person for that.
For me, I do Pilates regularly and I’ve changed my diet up to shift fat from my frame, though I’m not opposed to getting lunch time procedures to help me look better.
Life is too short to kill yourself at the gym and give up carbs in the hope of removing a small fat store – don’t you think?!
Lingerie sets were kindly supplied by Whistlblwr