It is January and time to get in shape! Many of the clients of Sculpt Spa Las Vegas are entertainers, who need to show off perfectly defined bodies and healthy looks.
It is definitely time for a CoolSculptingTM session! CoolSulpting is the leading non-invasive fat reduction procedure available. There are no needles, and it is non-surgical, so any downtime is minimal. It is done through cryolipolysis that selectively kills stubborn fat cells without harming the skin or outer tissue.
Many clients considering the procedure have similar questions. “Is CoolSculpting safe?” “Does CoolSculpting work?” and “Is CoolSculpting permanent?” The answer to all three questions is: YES!
While asking questions about fat, because we care about your total being inside and out, you may also want to take an assessment of fats that you take into your body and the effect that they have as well.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. There are many factors for this from stress (hey, try our relaxing infrared sauna here in Las Vegas!), a sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep patterns… and a poor diet. Saturated fat and cholesterol are a big part of the latter.
Here are nine important Fat Facts you need to know:
- We eat a lot of saturated fat
The average American adult consumes 29 grams of saturated fat per day. You can get that amount in four tablespoons of butter, or a cup and half of ice cream. Men aged 19 to 64 years should eat no more than 30g of saturated fat a day. Women aged 19 to 64 years should eat no more than 20g of saturated fat a day.
- Bad fat triggers a process that clogs our arteries
Saturated fats are not healthy for your gut microbiota and increase bad bacteria in the large intestine. The bad bacteria send increased amounts of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) to the liver, which in turn causes the deposits of cholesterol in the walls of your arteries. That condition can trigger heart attacks and strokes.
- We do need some fat
Fat is a source of essential fatty acids. Your body cannot make it on its own. Fat soluble vitamins require fat so the body can absorb them. These vitamins include A, D and E. Fats are high in energy, higher than carbohydrates or protein. Fat that is not used by the body in energy, just as is true for carbohydrates or protein not used, is converted into body fat.
- Know your saturated fat food sources… and some of those are plant-based
Saturated fat mostly comes from animal sources, including meat and dairy product. Vegans should be aware also, however, that it also comes from plant foods such as palm oil and coconut oil. It is high in fatty cuts of meat, meat products, butter, cheese, cream, and chocolate candies.
- Know your trans fats
Trans fats are the ones in which, through a hydrogen process, liquid oils turn into solid fats, like shortening or margarine. Trans fat may be the worst type of fat you can eat. Also called trans-fatty acids, it raises your “bad” cholesterol while lowering your “good” cholesterol. Trans fat is not as likely to spoil so food providers like restaurants like to use it in their deep fryers so they don’t have to change it as often. Good for them, but bad for you. Adults should not have more than about 5g of trans fats a day.
- Swap in unsaturated (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) fats into your diet
These two fats are found mainly in oils from plants and fish. Unsaturated fats can be either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature but harden when chilled. Polyunsaturated fats are fat molecules that have more than one unsaturated carbon bond in the molecule. Both are healthy, but polyunsaturated has been found to have even more health benefits. Monounsaturated fats can be found in olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocados, and nuts. There are two main types of polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 and omega-6. Some polyunsaturated fats cannot be made by your body, so eating at least two portions of fish a week is recommended.
- Read the labels of “low fat” products
Foods that are lower in fat are not necessarily lower in calories. Sometimes the fat is replaced with sugar and the food may end up making you store extra carbohydrates rather than extra fat. As we noted before, your body still will convert that extra into body fat.
- Have an “at home” plan for healthy fats
Look for creative ways to make your meals at home that are just as delicious, but healthier. On pizzas, use veggie toppings and less cheese and processed meats. Poach or boil eggs rather than using butter or grease. Get leaner bacon with less fat. You really don’t have to sacrifice much to get to reasonable fat intake goals.
- Have an “eating out” plan as well
Choose a healthy alternate creamer for your coffee. Look for steamed dishes rather than fried. Watch out for exotic dishes that use coconut milk.
Then there is the fat on our bodies. For that, Sculpt Spa Las Vegas can help you with CoolScupltingTM treatments.
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