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Fad Diets

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If we’ve said it once, we will say it again: one of the most dangerous things that you can do is go on a fad diet. We know how difficult it might be to try for months or even years to lose weight, but jumping into a diet without doing proper research or talking to your doctor can be extremely damaging to your body. Often, diets that hit the mainstream do so because they show a large difference in a short amount of time. While we understand that no one wants to wait a long time before seeing a change on the scale, you have to ask yourself why these diets work so quickly. It is often because something important is missing from the balance, and that can be just as bad as being overweight.
What the issue comes down to is that everyone needs something different from their food. The nutritional needs of an accountant will be very different from that of a professional athlete. The athlete will need a higher calorie and carb count because they are extremely active. An accountant will likely need less food and things higher in protein and/or fiber due to a typically sedentary lifestyle. Again, everyone is different. It is important to discuss your dietary needs with a professional who knows what your daily life is like. The internet cannot give you a personalized plan, so you should never take a diet that you find on Google at full face value.
Here at CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting, we might be known for helping you get rid of fat but our main goal is to make sure that you are healthy and happy. It is difficult for us to ensure that you are doing exactly what you should be to lead your healthiest life, but we can always give advice and warnings where they are due. Needing to lose weight can make people feel desperate, but it is never healthy to simply stop eating or eat poorly. If you ever have a question about your diet, be sure to contact a licensed doctor.
If you are simply looking to target some fat, then call 800-8THIN-YOU and set up your free consultation in either Raleigh or Cary. We will do what we can to get you the body you’ve always wanted without any fad diets. We promise that we can help you find the thin that is in you!

Am I a Candidate?

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There is a lot of misunderstanding about CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting, and one of the biggest issues we find involves whether or not people can have this procedure done. We want to clear up as much of that confusion as we can, so today I want to help you figure out if you are a candidate for this incredible treatment. We do want to stress, however, that you should always talk to your doctor before having something like this done. It is important that your doctor knows what you are doing with your body, regardless of whether or not it is invasive.
For the most part, almost everyone is able to undergo CoolSculpting, so it will be easier to explain what conditions may prevent someone from having a safe session. One of the biggest reasons to hold off on CoolSculpting is if you are pregnant or have very recently given birth. Although there is a large push for women to “bounce back” quickly after having a child, it is important to remember that pregnancy is a lot for the body to handle. Not only have you be constantly changing size for the past 9-10 months, but your hormones are extremely haphazard for quite a while as well. This is especially true if you are breastfeeding. Give yourself time to recover from the delivery and to spend with your little one before coming in and seeing about a CoolSculpting session.
Another warning regards those who have certain cold-related diseases, such as Raynaud’s. As you may expect, CoolSculpting uses cold technology to “freeze” fat cells, so those who may have an adverse reaction to cold should not go through with the treatment. Another group of people who should be cautious are those with certain nerve disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia. Definitely speak to your doctor first and see if CoolSculpting is a good idea for you.
Here at the Triangle Region’s only diamond rated CoolSculpting facility, we want to help as many people as possible. We do, ultimately, have your best health in mind. This means that we will sometimes need to turn people away from treatment. If you are unsure about your candidacy, call us at 800-8-THIN-YOU or come into our Cary location. Our Certified CoolSculpting Specialists can answer any questions you may still have and help you get the results you desire!

Heat and Weight

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When summer rolls around, most people start to feel uncomfortable. I’m not sure of many people who enjoy temperatures in the 90°s or even over 100° given normal circumstances and even less so when it is humid out. I can tell you that personally, I have been camping out inside with air conditioning as much as possible for the past week or so while the heat has flared up. This obviously isn’t always an option for people, especially if they work outside. However, it can make us realize that there is a bigger issue if you are overheating far sooner than many of the people you spend time with.
When you are overweight, your body will naturally retain heat better. This is due to the fact that fat is an insulator. Heat is held in the body but lost through the skin. For someone who is larger, the surface area of skin isn’t proportional to the volume of the fat contained inside it. This means that there is a lot of heat fighting to get out and unfortunately it can’t at the same rate that someone thinner could have it happen. This means that if you are larger, you need to be much more careful about being outside and hydrating appropriately.
It is important to remember that we aren’t saying that if you are larger that you need to stay inside during the summer. Our point in posting this is to make sure that you are more cautious of your health in regards to heat. Heat related illnesses and even death are far more common than they should be, so please remember to listen to your body in regards to dehydration and get to a cool area if you start to feel sick.
If you are looking to shed those extra few pounds and keep cool at the same time, then come into CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting and experience the Triangle region’s only Diamond Rated facility. Conveniently located in Raleigh, our certified CoolSculpting specialists can help you feel better about yourself physically and medically. There is no downtime due to our non-invasive techniques and many people even fall asleep during their session! Ask about our no interest financing when you come in for your free consultation to help find the thin that is in you!

"Summer Body"

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We hear these words all the time. Clothing retailers always ask, “Is your body summer ready?” or “Are you wearing a bathing suit or a t-shirt to the pool this year”. This type of marketing can be very damaging to people who are struggling with weight and self-image, which many of us do. It gives the impression that if you are over a certain number on the scale, you shouldn’t be allowed to show up in weather appropriate clothing. This type of rhetoric doesn’t take into account someone’s height or muscle mass either, which makes it even worse. Here at CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting, our main goal is to make sure that everyone is comfortable with how they look, regardless of the number that shows up on the scale.
We want to help people feel happy with their appearance here, regardless of any issues that may normally prevent that. This means that if you have that little pouch on the bottom of your stomach or if your thighs are larger than you may like, we are here to help. While most women will never have a completely flat stomach due to their reproductive organs, our technology can help to reduce the size of that area more than just diet and exercise. Our “trouble areas” that swimsuits tend to accentuate are called that due to the difficulty people face when trying to lose weight from there. Our procedure can take the frustration out of losing those few extra inches.
Getting a “summer body” doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with the Triangle’s only diamond rated CoolSculpting facility right near you, it can take just a couple of hours! Our technique is virtually pain free and involves no needles or scalpels so there is no downtime whatsoever! While many people do take it easy for a day or so, you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure if you want.
If you are interested in a CoolSculpting procedure, come into one of our offices in either Raleigh or Cary, North Carolina or call to make an appointment with one of our registered technicians. We even offer no interest financing and a free consultation. With the weather warming up like this, you owe it to yourself to feel comfortable when you go to take a dip. Come on in and let us help you be happy with how you look!

Sleep and Weight

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One of the biggest problems facing our society today is a lack of healthy and restorative sleep. It can truly be damaging to your health if you don’t get enough sleep and according to the CDC one in three adults report that they don’t sleep enough each night. Adults between the ages of 18-60 are recommended to get at least seven hours of sleep per night which some factors such as chronic conditions or health issues changing that amount for some people. Getting any less sleep than that can drastically increase your risk of things like heart issues, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, mental health issues, and obesity.
While you need to see a doctor for most of these issues, we might be able to help with some small weight gain when it is caused by sleep deprivation. Here at CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting, we always recommend that you talk to your doctor before coming in for treatment no matter what the reason. When it deals with a sleeping issue, it is even more important. You might be able to work with your doctor to get to the bottom of your sleep cycle issues and perhaps even get medication to ensure that you get the recommended seven hours of sleep.
If you speak with your doctor and you are cleared to come in, we would love to have you. We know how difficult it can be to take care of yourself when you are already sleep deprived. While we can’t help to treat why you aren’t getting the right amount of sleep, we can help you with those troublesome areas that pop up when you can’t seem to get rid of them yourself. It might not be much, but we will do whatever we can to help you feel great again.
When you come into one of our offices in either Raleigh or Cary, you know that you are in good hands. You can rest assured in the Triangle region’s only diamond rated facility. There are few things that matter more than your wellbeing and our certified CoolSculpting technicians are dedicated to helping you be the best you that there is. You can even catch up on some of your sleep while we are freezing away some of that stubborn fat! Call 800-8THIN-YOU today to schedule your free consultation and find the thin that is in you!