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Mental Health and Weight

Mental Health and Weight

Time and time again, we see that the way we perceive ourselves has a direct impact on our mental health. This is never more true than when we talk about weight. Weight is a touchy subject for many people, and it is often tied to self-worth and self-confidence. This is one of the reasons why eating disorders are taken so seriously. When you have someone who is either eating too little, too much, or regurgitating their food, it can cause some serious problems both physically and mentally. Too often we find that people start to obsess over the number on a scale, to the point where it becomes dangerous.

Getting someone the proper help when it comes to eating disorders is extremely important. Although you love the person, it is important to remember that we have trained professionals for a reason. Making sure that someone who has an eating disorder has access to the resources they need to recover is something that cannot be understated. The difference that professional help can make is, in many cases, literally the difference between life and death.

Even if you don’t know anyone who has an eating disorder, someone you care for may still be having mental health issues related to their weight. Whether the problems stem directly from a dislike of their body or if the weight is a side effect of their mental illness, the two are often tied. With disorders such as depression, a person may stop taking an interest in how they look from day to day, especially if they are spending a lot of time in their own house. It isn’t abnormal for people with depression, anxiety, or other stress related issues to eat poorly. This can 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 or someone you love is having issues with their weight and you believe that mental health is involved, it is important that you call a professional. While we are not able to help the mental health aspect, we can help people look better and see if it helps. The main thing to remember is that telling someone that they need to lose weight isn’t a solution. Someone’s mental health is worth more than a number, so always seek professional help if you think there may be an issue.

Men and CoolSculpting

Men and CoolSculpting

In today’s society, there are severely conflicting opinions on men who care about how they look. Here at ThinSculpting, we know that the way you feel about yourself and your appearance can heavily impact how you feel about your life in general. This is why we do our best to make sure that everyone, regardless of gender, realizes that CoolSculpting is for whoever wants to look and feel great. While it may be true that our client base is majority female, we are fully equipped to help all people with those problem areas that they struggle with and will do everything within our power to get you comfortable with your body.

There seems to be a strange double standard regarding how men are supposed to act and look in our country. The idea of a muscular man is held up on a pedestal in the media, yet a good amount of society also shames men who don’t effortlessly have that body. Even with the movement to accept multiple kinds of bodies, men still often feel pushed to work toward this mostly unattainable goal. While we want to remind you that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss program or a replacement for eating well or exercising, we do know how much of a difference it can make to help someone feel confident in their own skin.

While men may not have been the original targets of the phrase “beauty is pain”, many people who spend a lot of time in the gym trying to get the “perfect figure” definitely understand it. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to apply to a CoolSculpting procedure! Our treatment has been FDA-cleared and is non-invasive so it is virtually pain free. In fact, it is so comfortable that many people end up taking a nap while in our office!

If you are unsure about your next step toward looking the way you want, give the Triangle Region’s only Diamond rated CoolSculpting facility a call at 800-8THIN-YOU or use our online tool today. You can schedule your consultation with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians and see what you need to do in order to get the body you’ve always wanted. You may think it takes a lot of work, but it’s as easy as dialing your phone. Give us a call and speak with any of our staff to see what we can do to help you find the thin that is in you!

Hormones and Weight

Hormones and Weight

As we get older, our hormones change. This is just as true in our adult lives as it is when we are teenagers. While we use to be excited about growing up, there comes a point in our lives where we just want the changes to stop. This is especially true when you hit middle age. I mean, you're dealing with enough already. You really don’t have the time or patience to deal with things like hot flashes and memory loss, and the weight gain is just not fair. On top of everything else that your body has decided to do, you have to try and keep yourself active to combat the gain.

Any number of things can cause a hormonal change. Age, pregnancy, medication, and stress levels are just a few of the things that may trigger a sudden shift in your hormones and almost all of them can cause changes in your weight. The worst part is there isn’t much that you can do about these types of weight gain without impacting another part of your health. If you find medication that helps you, you won’t want to get back off of it because of a few extra pounds. Pregnancy is a wonderful journey and a little bit of weight here or there doesn’t change that fact. Stress is unfortunately a fact of life and no one can truly avoid it. While it might be a nice thought for some people, there is no way to stop aging and prevent any hormonal changes that come from that. So what is a person to do when their weight goes up due to something beyond their control?

While we can’t help you with any hormonal change, we can do our best to keep you looking great no matter what else is going on in your body. Here at ThinSculpting by CoolSculpting, we are determined to get you looking and feeling great regardless of your age, medical history, or anything else that may be causing a weight gain. We know how frustrating those problem areas can be and are determined to help you out. If you are tired of having that tummy pouch, call 800-8THIN-YOU today and meet with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians in either Cary, Durham, or Raleigh to talk about what we can do to help you. The changes that you go through as you age don’t have to be scary and frustrating as long as you can still find the thin that is in you!

Measurements vs. Weight

Measurements vs. Weight

For all of the talk that we hear and have about weight loss and target weights, there is one glaring oversight: we seem to forget that muscle weighs more than fat. Trying to lose weight by working out at a gym may help on some level, but if you are also gaining muscle mass it may seem like you aren’t losing weight. It is important that you don’t get discouraged if you don’t see your numbers going down dramatically when you step on the scale. After all, your weight isn't the only thing that matters when you're trying to look and feel great.

One of the best ways to monitor your weight loss progress is to keep an eye on your measurements. Hips, waist, and chest are the three most common areas that get measured, but you may also want to check the measurements on your “problem areas”. These can include thighs, arms, and buttocks. Keep a record of your measurements from the beginning of your weight loss journey and redo them every time you do a weigh-in. You may be surprised at how much better you feel seeing those inches drop away, regardless of the numbers you see on the scale.

The number that you see when you weigh yourself is not the only metric you should use when it comes to your weight. It is unhealthy for anyone to focus on a single number, and this is especially true when it comes to what a scale says. There are always other methods and measurements that can be used when it comes to your health, so be sure to utilize all of them to get the best image of your body.

If you aren’t seeing the change in your measurements that you want to, come into CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting. Our certified CoolSculpting technicians can help you figure out a plan that will get you the body you’ve always wanted. We believe that every person deserves to be happy with how they look without breaking the bank, so we also offer financing options to help everyone feel great about themselves. You will be amazed at how much of a difference our FDA-cleared weight loss procedure makes, so give us a call at 800-8THIN-YOU today to make an appointment in one of our three offices conveniently located around the Triangle Region. We can’t wait to help you find the thin that is in you!

Hips

Hips

As with almost any other part of the body, hips are one of those “grass is greener” parts of your appearance. People who have smaller hips want wider ones because of the silhouette it can give you, especially if you have a thinner waist. People who have larger hips want smaller ones because finding pants that fit both your waist and your hips is nearly impossible and they really hurt when you bump them into tables because you can't sneak by as easily as others around you can. There are dozens of other pros and cons to large or small hips, but I think you get the basic idea.

Your hips can change from more than just weight fluctuations. For example, people who give birth often find that their hips will become wider over the course of their pregnancy. Even beyond puberty, things like this can make your hips wider. While many people find that their hips mostly go back to their original size, not everyone's does. This can cause issues with walking, standing, and all kinds of exercises. While there isn't much that can be done to combat this issue, there are a few things we can do to help other reasons why your hips seem to be getting larger.

If you find that you have more fat on your hips than you used to, you aren't alone. There's a reason the phrase, “This will go straight to my hips” exists, after all. There are certain types of food that seem to settle in different areas of the body, and one of the areas that is most commonly impacted is the hips. It can be frustrating to see others eat the same things and not be affected, but it's important to remember that every person is different. Your hips will not act the same as your best friend's hips, and there's nothing wrong with that.

If you've noticed lately that your hips are getting bigger, give CoolSculpting a call today at 8008-THIN-YOU. This can help you schedule a consultation with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians so that you can work out just what needs to be done. With locations in Cary, Raleigh, and Durham, our Diamond Rated facility is the one place you should always come when you need help with those last few problem areas. Let us help you find the thin that is in you!