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Am I Bloated?

Am I Bloated?

Everyone has days where they just feel fat. It may be due to what they’re wearing, what they had for lunch, or where they are in their menstrual cycle. Sometimes it's just simply how we see ourselves in the mirror that morning. Whatever the reason, we all have days where we just want to throw on a pair of old, stretched out sweatpants and call it good. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between when you’re randomly bloated or if you have actually gained a little bit of weight, especially around the holidays. While you could always start exercising or eating better (which are good ideas no matter what), you probably don’t feel up to moving much if you are actually bloated. Here are a few ways to tell whether you are bloated or if you need to watch your cookie intake.

If it seems like you have gained weight overnight, then you are probably just bloated. Bloating can be caused by many different things, but it normally pops up fast and goes away after a few days. If your pants seem to be shrinking in the wash each time you wear them, however, it might be time to check the scale. Extra weight can sneak up on us, especially during the winter and around the holiday season. It is less likely that we will simply go outside and walk around when the temperature drops, which can greatly impact both our weight and our mental health. People often say that their mental health is worse when they aren't happy with how they look, and not being able to fit into your regular clothes can definitely impact that. It is important to remember not to be too hard on yourself and know that your weight is something that you can change.

If you find that you are not happy with how you look even when you aren't bloated, give CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting a call at 800-8THIN-YOU. We have the only diamond rated facility in the Triangle region and are conveniently located with offices in Cary, Durham, and Raleigh. If you call now, you can set up an appointment with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians for your free consultation. We know that the holidays can be hard, but we also know that doing something for yourself can help. We want to help everyone find the thin that is in you!

Bat Wings

Bat Wings

One of the most difficult parts of your body to work on, without any real competition, is your underarms. Other areas, such as thighs and stomachs, at least have simple targeted exercises that you can easily start to do. Although there are some exercises you can do to deal the problem, your arms tend to be far more difficult to manage. There's also not much that you can do to hide this problem in most weather. While winter may find you wearing long sleeves and sweaters, you can't really wear most of that clothing in the dead of summer. This means that you need to look at other methods to help with “The Bat Wing Problem.”

Your underarms don't have to be a source of stress for you. This specific change happens to a lot of people, especially as we age. Your skin stretches and your hormones and chemicals change in your body, and there isn't much we can do to stop it. Although physical activity may be able to help slow this process depending on the type, it won't always be enough to combat the things that happen within your body as you start to get older. This is where ThinSculpting can come in handy.

Not only can CoolSculpting help you shun those long sleeve shirts and winter sweaters when it isn't cold, but more importantly it can give you the body you've always wanted. Our body sculpting technology can help you with everything from arm reductions to leg reductions without you having to carve large amounts of time out of your schedule. Even if you have been working to get rid of those problem areas, sometimes you just need a little bit of help. That's what we're here to do. We know how frustrating it can be to work for no visible reward, but with our help you'll be able to get the look you want.

Here at ThinSculpting, we know that issues like bat wings can be frustrating and even embarrassing. We also know that it can feel like getting rid of them is impossible. Thankfully with our help, you don't have to worry. Our FDA-Cleared procedure has been shown to sculpt your body until it looks the way you've always dreamed. Give us a call at 800-8THIN-YOU to make an appointment with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians for either our Raleigh, Cary, or Durham location and let us help you find the thin that is in you!

Necks and Chins

Necks and Chins

When it comes to weight and how it settles in your body, there are a few spots that you can't conceal no matter how hard you try. If you have droopy arms, you can wear long sleeves. If you have flabby legs, you can wear long pants or full length skirts. There are multiple companies that make shapewear for all parts of your body, so if your main problem is your stomach or torso, that can be easily handled too. Unfortunately, one of the hardest parts of your body to firm up when it's unsightly is also one that you can't hide no matter how hard you try. After all, how are you supposed to hide your neck and your chin?

When you have fatty deposits in your neck and chin, it can seem impossible to try and get rid of them. There aren't really any exercises that you can do to tone up the muscles in that specific area. While losing weight in general might help a little, you don't get to choose where that weight actually disappears from. This is why you may hear people complaining that they're losing weight in “the wrong spots”, such as their hands or their feet. While the person losing this weight is likely happy that the number on the scale is going down, it can still be disheartening to see those problem areas not getting any better.

Another problem with necks and chins is genetics. Some people just naturally have a double chin, regardless of how much they weigh. It can be a true point of frustration, especially if you've been doing everything you can to slim down. When it comes to problem areas like your neck and chin, there is no need to feel bad about not being able to shrink them down. That's why you have us!

If you find yourself wishing that you could have a nicer looking neck and chin, give us a call. With locations in Cary, Durham, and Raleigh, we are easily accessible from anywhere in and around the Triangle Region. We have the only diamond rated facility in the area, so when you call ThinSculpting, you know you're getting the best care in the area. Call 800-8THIN-YOU to talk to one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians about getting your neck and chin looking better than ever. We can help you find the thin that is in you!

Mental Health and Body Image

Mental Health and Body Image

Time and time again, we see that the way people view themselves has a direct impact on their mental health. This is especially true when we talk about body image. How you look in the mirror is a sore spot for many people, and it is often tied to self-worth and self-confidence. This is one of the reasons that eating disorders are taken so seriously in the medical community. When you have someone who is either eating in an unhealthy fashion, it can cause some serious problems both physically and mentally. Too often we hear about people who started to obsess over the number on the scale, and it quickly became dangerous.

We know that when someone is overly concerned about how they look, they can take drastic measures. This is when it becomes truly important to understand the connection between mental health and body image. Being unhappy with how you look can drive a lot of other issues home.  When you mix mental health issues with body image, one of the biggest concerns is always going to be the development of an eating disorder.

Even if you don’t think that someone has an eating disorder, they may still be having mental health issues related to how they see their body. Weight distribution in the body, mental health, and how you see yourself is often intrinsically tied. It isn't uncommon with disorders like depression to see a person reducing the amount of time they put aside for self-care and not seeming to worry about themselves. It isn’t surprising to see people with depression, anxiety, or other stress related issues eating poorly. This may be eating too much, not at all, or not in a healthy way. In cases like these, you need to treat the mental illness before the habits and actions will get any better.

If you are in a place where you are mentally in danger, always seek professional help. If, however, you are looking to change your body image, give 800-8THIN-YOU a call. With locations in Cary, Raleigh, and Durham, we are always nice and close to you. As the only diamond rated facility in the Triangle Region, you know you're always in good hands with us. We know how much your personal body image can impact your mental health, and we want to help. Call us today and we will help you find the thin that is in you!

Measurements

Measurements

When talking about the number on the scale and what people should weigh and getting down to a healthy weight, there is one glaring factor that many people seem to forget: muscle weighs more than fat. If you start working out in a gym, chances are that you will start to gain muscle mass. This can alter the impression that you get from a scale. It is important that you don’t get discouraged if you don’t see as much movement from that needle as you had hoped. Instead, you should look at yourself. Although you may not want to, take a good look at yourself and see if you notice a difference in your body from when you started to now.

One of the best ways to monitor your body sculpting journey is to keep an eye on your measurements. Hips, waist, and chest are the most common areas to work on, but you might also want to check the measurements on your problem areas such as arms, thighs, and buttocks. Keep a small book that keeps track of your measurements and mark them down every time you do a weigh-in. You may be surprised at how much of a change you see over a few weeks.

The number on the scale is not the end all, be all when it comes to your body. I can remember when I was measured and weighed in health class that according to my BMI I was overweight, but according to my measurements, the chart said I was slightly underweight. The difference was due to muscle mass I had gained with my extracurricular activities. It is not healthy for anyone to obsess over a number, and this is especially true when it comes to your weight. Always be sure to use multiple methods of measurements to keep an eye on your health.

If you find that you need a little extra help getting down to the measurements that you want, then come into the Triangle region’s only diamond rated CoolSculpting facility. Our certified CoolSculpting specialists can help you decide what will work best for you when you come in for your free consultation. You will be amazed at just how much of a difference our non-invasive body sculpting procedure makes, so give us a call at 800-8THIN-YOU today to make an appointment. We can’t wait to help you find the thin that is in you!