Body contouring diet recommendations: what to tell your clients

Body contouring diet recommendations

Not sure what kind of diet to recommend for your clients undergoing fat reduction treatments?  Read further to learn the best body contouring diet recommendations for your fat reduction clients.

 

A review of how non-invasive fat reduction works and why your clients need to follow diet instructions while undergoing body contouring treatments

  1. Non-invasive fat reduction treatments such as ultrasound cavitation, lipo laser, laser lipolysis and cryolipolysis, release fat from fat cells and into your client’s bodies.
  2. Your client’s lymphatic systems must then take over and eliminate the released fat from their bodies.
  3. Your clients will get better results (more fat reduction) if they assist their bodies in this process and avoid taxing their bodies further.
  4. You probably tell your clients to ‘eat healthy’ while undergoing your treatments….but that’s not enough.

 

Maximize fat loss with diet recommendations

  • Just to be clear, your client does not need to lose weight to lose fat as a result of your treatments…and you are not putting your client on a weight loss diet.
  • The goal with your body contouring diet recommendations is to assist your client in eliminating the released fat produced by the treatments from her body to maximize fat loss from the treatments.

 

In this article, you will find answers to these questions

  • What lifestyle factors can lead to storing more body fat?
  • What are the top 5 diets that best burn fat while maintaining muscle mass?
  • Which of the top 5 diets (or diet combos) is best to maximize fat loss for your body contouring clients?
  • What are the basic body contouring diet recommendations you should provide?

 

Warn your clients about these lifestyle factors that can lead to storing more body fat (even while undergoing treatments)!

 

It’s important to note (and educate your clients) that the same factors that drive our stress hormones upwards also drive our body to store fat.

 

In other words, what makes our bodies store fat is directly correlated to what’s going on in our lives.

 

Here are some lifestyle factors that lead to the propensity to store body fat

  • Lack of exercise or insufficient exercise
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Poor quality of personal relationships, i.e. tension, conflict, etc.
  • Job dissatisfaction
  • Feeling overstressed or overwhelmed
  • Lack of personal time
  • Poor quality sleep or insufficient sleep
  • Unaddressed allergies, i.e. foods, environmental, etc.
  • Exposure to toxins, i.e. environment, foods, etc.
  • Inadequate water intake
  • Sitting too much, sedentary job

While some of these lifestyle factors are within our control, other lifestyle factors are much harder for us to control…thus making DIET an even more important factor for best results for our fat reduction treatments.

 

What are the top 5 diets that best burn fat while maintaining muscle mass?

 

The International Society of Sports Medicine recently reviewed piles of scientific studies looking at how different diets affect body composition, i.e. burning fat while also maintaining muscle.

 

Here’s their conclusions – the top 5 diets in no particular order.

 

1 Low-Fat Diet

 

What is it?

This diet restricts fat intake, allowing only 20 – 30% of daily calories from fat.

 

How does it work?

The theory is that restricting fat intake will result in a lower caloric intake overall.

Studies show that switching to a low-fat diet can help the body lose fat quickly, but not necessarily long term.

 

What are the cons?

Sticking to a low-fat diet is difficult for most people.  Most participants are unable to keep the fat restriction required.

 

2 Low-Carb Diet

 

What is it?

This diet restricts carbohydrate intake, allowing just 15 – 40% of daily calories from carbohydrates.

 

How does it work?

Studies show low-carb diets can significantly reduce body fat.  Studies also show that the body learns to burn fat for fuel when limiting carbs.

 

Cons

Teaching the body to burn fat for fuel takes time, so the dieter may feel sluggish while adapting… and this time period can take up to several weeks.

 

3 Low-Calorie Diet

 

What is it?

This diet restricts the intake of total calories, usually allowing between 1000 and 1500 calories per day.  The actual number of calories per day depends on body size, gender, age and activity level.

 

How does it work?

Low-calorie diets create a calorie deficit in the body.  In other words, the dieter takes in fewer calories than she expends.  This calorie deficit leads to fat reduction and weight loss.

 

Cons

Deleterious metabolic changes can occur when dieters severely restrict calories over long of a period of time, such as slowing of the metabolic rate and chronic elevation of the hunger hormones.

 

4 High-Protein Diet

 

What is it?

This diet requires that at least 25% of the daily calories be from protein.

 

How does it work?

Studies show that increasing protein intake can significantly reduce body fat and build muscle.  In essence, a high-protein diet often results in cutting carbohydrate intake.  Diets high in protein help prevent hunger and boost metabolic rate.

 

Cons

Consuming too few carbohydrates may cause the dieter to feel sluggish.  And dieters must be watchful to avoid the overconsumption of processed meats and too much saturated fat.

 

Want to learn more about the importance of maintaining muscle while dieting?

Check out:  Weight loss or fat loss for body shaping: 7 teaching points for your clients

 

5 Ketogenic Diet

 

What is it?

  • This diet severely restricts carbohydrates, allowing just 10% of daily intake from carbs.
  • The diet further dictates protein intake be 10-30% of daily intake.
  • And the diet requires daily caloric intake of fats to be at 60-80%.

 

How does it work?

This diet produces a state of ketosis after a few days.  Ketosis is a process that happens when the body burns fat for fuel at a high rate.

 

It’s important to note that most people can burn fat without being in ketosis.  Your clients don’t need to go as low in carb intake as the ketogenic diet requires in order to burn fat.  

 

Cons

This diet is very strict and many dieters find it hard to comply.  And can be unhealthy – these dieters often consume an unhealthy amount of saturated fats as well as low fiber content in their diets.

 

Which diet (or diet combo) is best for your body contouring clients?

 

  • Most clients undergoing body contouring treatments are motivated to follow your post treatment instructions.
  • Telling them to follow a healthy diet is not enough.
  • They need specific body contouring diet recommendations.

 

Depending on the technology

(1) fat cells have been destroyed and the cells and their contents have been released into the body and must be eliminated from the body

OR

(2) the fat cell has been damaged and the lipid (fats) contents have been released into the body and must be eliminated from the body.

 

Either way, the body contouring treatment has released fats into your client’s body.

 

Why is your client’s diet during the treatment series so important?

 

Double duty on the body

Your client’s body must not only eliminate the released fat from the treatment, but her body must also process the fats, carbs and proteins she is consuming in her daily diet.

 

So…which diet or diet combo is best for your client to follow during her treatment series?

We recommend a combination of diets:

  • Low-er carbs
  • Low-er fats
  • High-er proteins
  • Low-er calories

Why?  Let’s break it down.

 

What are the basic body contouring diet recommendations you should provide?

 

The body contouring diet recommendations that follow, though not rigid or extreme, may be a big change for many of your clients…and will call for some difficult adjustments.

 

Please do all you can to make it easier for your clients.

 

At our medical spa, we make it much easier (& simpler) for our clients by giving them

Handouts detailing ‘Foods to Enjoy’ and ‘Foods to Avoid’

And…we share these Handouts with our BCA students

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The Body Contouring Diet

 

Low-er Carbs

Remember your goal with your body contouring diet recommendations: to assist your client in eliminating the released fat from her body to maximize fat loss

  • Reducing carb intake encourages the body to burn fat for energy.
  • But instead of reducing all carbs, your client should focus on avoiding processed carbs like donuts, pastries, candies, chips, crackers, fries, pasta, etc.
  • And avoid sugars, i.e. sweet teas, sodas, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
  • She should focus on getting carbs from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

 

Low-er Fats

Remember your goal with your body contouring diet recommendations: to assist your client in eliminating the released fat from her body to maximize fat loss

  • There’s a limit to how much fat the body can use for energy or process for elimination, so you want to caution your client to avoid adding too much dietary fat while undergoing treatments.
  • Your client’s body can more effectively process and eliminate the released fat from her fat reduction treatment when she consumes just a small amount of fat (which also must be processed and eliminated).
  • Steer your client toward healthy fats like canola oil, olive oil and avocado oil and away from saturated fats and trans fatty acids.
  • Eliminate fried foods.

 

High-er Proteins

Remember your goal with your body contouring diet recommendations: to assist your client in eliminating the released fat from her body to maximize fat loss

  • Diets high in protein have been proven to reduce fat.
  • Direct your client toward lean meats, fish and eggs.
  • Your client should avoid processed meats like hot dogs, lunch meat, etc.
  • Encourage legumes, nuts, beans, lentils.

 

Low-er Calories

Remember your goal with your body contouring diet recommendations: to assist your client in eliminating the released fat from her body to maximize fat loss

  • Encourage your client to be mindful of total caloric intake.  You are not recommending a low calorie diet, just a slightly reduced caloric intake…to ensure the calories taken in do not exceed the calories expended on any given day.
  • A slightly reduced number of calories per day encourages your client’s body to burn fats for energy.
  • A total daily caloric intake will likely result from your client following your low-er carbs, low-er fats, and high-er proteins recommendations.

 

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