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Incorporating nutrition into body contouring

10/07/2017

Home use after treatment…

 With Body contouring treatments on the rise and becoming more and more popular we look at how nutrition can aid in giving you the best results and help achieve your desired look

Why is nutrition important after a body contouring treatment?

Non-surgical body contouring treatments are a fantastic way to eliminate excess fat cells in a specific areas- adults have a fixed amount of fat cells in the body which body contouring treatments aim to get rid of permanently. But if you do not follow a healthy diet and exercise the remaining fat cells can develop and contribute to weight gain in areas that were not treated or problematic beforehand. Therefore for optimum results it’s important to follow with a healthy diet and exercise routine.

What should I eat after treatment?

A contouring treatment can be taxing on the body and leave you feeling tender, so the body needs protein to help generate new cells and are needed for the structure, function and regulation of the body’s tissue and organs. Eating in smaller portions and avoiding processed can help maintain weight with ease when combined with a regular exercise routine.

Recommended sources of protein:

  • Lean meat (beef), fish (salmon/tuna) or poultry (chicken/turkey)
  • Vegetable source proteins (soy beans, nuts, lentils and chick peas)
  • Dairy proteins (greek yoghurt and cotton cheese)
  • Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa and oatmeal)
  • Vegetables and green leaves
  • Fresh and dry fruit
  • Use of olive/coconut oil and ghee butter

General recommendations:

It’s true what they say! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and helps maintain a good metabolism so definitely do not skip. Start the day with a green tea, rather than coffee as can lead to a slower absorption of proteins- choose a green tea high in antioxidants as will help detox the body of toxins, dinking plenty of water and walking is also essential. For lunch eating proteins and carbohydrates with a side salad is a good choice, when cooking meals we advise using a griddle instead of frying. Eating salads and protein in smaller portions for dinner is also advisable, olive oil and lemon juice are good for seasoning. Reduce salt consumption and replace table salt with sea salt, also avoid all processed food, white sugar, milk and white flours as they are likely to cause fluid retention. To sweeten food and drinks replace sugar with natural honey sugar- a table spoon of raw honey contains 64 calories (fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free).

                                                             

                                                               

Two week meal plan guide

 

This plan can be varied and modified to your requirements, please check you are not allergic or sensitive to oils and foods recommended  

 WEEK 1

DAY 1

BREAKFAST: Hibiscus tea. Oatmeal with nuts and raisins.

BRUNCH: Cottage cheese with honey on seeded bread. Plenty of water.

LUNCH: Salmon fillet and risotto. Green tea.

DINNER: Green leaf salad with grilled lean meat/fish/poultry. Hisbiscus tea

 

DAY 2

BREAKFAST: Green tea. Scrambled eggs and a piece of fruit

BRUNCH: A handful of olives and freshly squeezed/pressed juice. Hisbiscus tea.

LUNCH: Spaghetti with pesto and grilled chicken. Plenty of water.

DINNER: Oven baked salmon served with steamed vegetables. Hisbiscus tea.

 

DAY 3

BREAKFAST: Chai masala tea. Toasted seeded bread with olive oil, tomato & avocado.

BRUNCH: One/two pieces of fresh fruit and a handful of almonds. Green tea.

LUNCH: Spinach lasagne and vegetable soup. Plenty of water.

DINNER: Quinoa and green leaf salad. Hisbiscus tea

 

DAY 4

BREAKFAST: Green tea. Fresh fruit smoothie. Toast with cottage cheese and olive oil

BRUNCH: Greek yoghurt with honey and goji seeds. Hisbiscus tea.

LUNCH: Lean protein meat, fish/poultry with asparagus. Plenty of water

DINNER: Leeks vichyssoise and a piece of fruit. Hisbiscus tea.

 

DAY 5

BREAKFAST: Chai masala tea. Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts

BRUNCH: Green juice and two poached eggs. Hisbiscus tea.

LUNCH: Spanish omelette served with side salad. Plenty of water.

DINNER: Grilled fish served with baked artichoke. Hisbiscus tea.

 

DAY 6

BREAKFAST: Green tea with mint. Toasted peanut butter and jam.

BRUNCH: Smoothie of banana, strawberries &blueberries. Hisbiscus tea.

LUNCH: Quiche Lorraine served with side salad (sliced tomato & avocado). Plenty of water.

DINNER: Salmon served with vegetable stew

 

DAY 7

BREAKFAST: Chai masala tea. Greek yoghurt with sliced fruit.

BRUNCH: Handful of dried nuts and freshly squeezed/pressed juice. Hisbiscus tea.

LUNCH: Beef stew served with smashed potatoes and baked courgette. Plenty of water.

DINNER: Pumpkin puree with gouda cheese. Hisbiscus tea.

 

 WEEK 2

Select any tea with breakfast and dinner, drink plenty of water with all meals

 

DAY 8

BREAKFAST: Omelette and toast with olive oil and sliced tomato

BRUNCH: Hummus with carrots and celery.

LUNCH: Oven- cooked lamb leg with thyme, served with onions and potatoes.

DINNER: Fish stew with roasted peppers.

 

DAY 9

BREAKFAST: Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts

BRUNCH: Red juice. Toast with cottage cheese.

LUNCH: Hake served with risotto (rice cooked with mushrooms, garlic and onion).

DINNER: Consomme julienne and yoghurt with honey.

 

DAY 10

BREAKFAST: Omelette with cotton cheese ad chives

BRUNCH: Mixed fruit shake with yoghurt

LUNCH: Broiled poultry served with mushrooms.

DINNER: Zucchini puree and quinoa salad.

 

DAY 11

BREAKFAST: Avocado and tofu on toast

BRUNCH: Skyr yoghurt with fresh fruit and honey.

LUNCH: Lentil stew with meat and vegetables.

DINNER: Quinoa salad with parsley and feta cheese.

 

DAY 12

BREAKFAST: Piadina with mozzarella, fresh spinach, tomatoes and basil.

BRUNCH: Green juice and mixed nuts

LUNCH: Tuna steak served with olives and side salad.

DINNER: Guacamole on leaf of lettuce

 

DAY 13

BREAKFAST: Homemade banana and egg pancakes

BRUNCH: Skyr smoothie bowl with chia seeds, berries and coconut flakes.

LUNCH: Chicken fajitas (corn flour tortilla, grilled chicken and peppers)

DINNER: Salad (basil, rocket, tomato and minced boiled egg).

 

DAY 14

BREAKFAST: Two poached eggs and salmon.

BRUNCH: freshly squeezed/pressed fruit juice and handful of almonds

LUNCH: Vegetable lasagne

DINNER: Grilled turkey served with broiled pepper.

 

 

 

Eating a healthy balanced diet has a positive effect has on our body and mind! Following this diet plan will help improve aesthetic results and help to ensure you do not gain weight in untreated areas that were not previously problematic.

 

We look forward to seeing your results! Results can be seen as early as 4 weeks and your body naturally disposes of up to 30% your fat cells up to 3 months after treatment in that area.

 

 

References: Dr Jorge, Dr Kam Singh, Aesthetic Journal.