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So You Lost Weight: Now What

I've lost 2kg's! - Healthy LifestyleIf you’ve recently completed a weight loss journey, congratulations! Losing weight is not only physically taxing but it can be an emotional rollercoaster as well–with week after week of getting on the scale only to find that all of that hard work has only allowed you to lose a pound or two, it’s enough to cause anybody to want to throw in the towel. However, if you pushed through the hard times and now have the results that you’ve always wanted, you still might not look the best that you can. Here are 5 procedures that will help you embrace your physical appearance one step further.

 

Botox and Juvederm

Because weight loss causes skin sagging and loosening, your cheeks might be a little more hollow and those crows-feet around your eyes may be a little more poignant. And, unfortunately, unlike the rest of your body, a few more sit-ups or one more green smoothie aren’t going to give your face the tightening it needs. That’s where fillers like Botox and Juvederm come into play. These non-permanent fillers are ideal to fill in wrinkles and plump your lips and cheeks up so that you look younger and more full of life than ever before.

 

Freeze Facial

Yes this may sound like something that Mr. Freeze from Batman would perform on your skin, however a freeze facial will help to give your skin the glowing and youthful results that you desire in just an hour. With both a combination of radio-frequency and heat, freeze facials rebuild collagen and promote new cell growth— which will both help to increase the elasticity in your skin which commonly dissipates after extreme weight loss.

 

HydraFacial

If you’ve noticed that your skin is more dry after weight loss or that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are much more poignant, you might want to consider getting a hydrafacial. Hydrafacials use LED lights to help stimulate skin firmness and resilience, while also combating the signs of aging.

 

Losing weight is a major accomplishment that’s worth waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care. However, if you have noticed some negative effects of weight loss on your skin, try getting one of the above procedures done.

 

To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Posted on July 30th, 2015


 

4 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer

More stock images - 078Taking care of your body isn’t something that happens overnight and is something that takes consistent work and effort. By making healthy choices, you can stay motivated and on-track all summer long with these 4 tips.

 

  1. Eat Fresh Fruit

With fruits such as watermelon and blueberries being in season, summer is the best time to swap that ice cream for a bowl of fresh fruit. Even if your friends and family decide to go for the less healthy alternative, take a step back and ask yourself “Will I regret this later?” If the answer is “yes,” then go for that bowl of delicious and nutritious fruit.

 

  1. Try Something New

It’s easy to get caught in the same routine of going to the gym everyday at the same time. However, with the heat of summer, it’s the perfect time to take your workout outdoors and try something new. For example, if you live by the ocean, try taking a surfing lesson. Surfing is great for your arms, legs, and core— it’s the perfect total-body workout.

 

Do you live near the mountains? Try going on a hike that you’ve never been on. If the hike is longer than you think you can go, make it a goal to make it to the top of the mountain by the end of summer. That way you have something to work towards all summer long.

 

  1. Transport Yourself

Even if the sun is scorching hot, put away your car and get into the habit of walking or biking places. For example, if you’re meeting friends for dinner at a restaurant that’s a few miles away, leave an hour early and walk to the restaurant. If you’re too tired to walk back, ask one of your friends for a lift home. The added calories that you’ll burn by walking could help you lose an extra little weight.

 

  1. Activities

Although summer is notorious for releasing blockbuster hits, try to mix-up your summer activities and do something outside. For example, instead of going to a movie on a Friday night, grab a Frisbee and head to the park to play with your friends. Not only will your body thank you, but the social interaction will leave you feeling happier than before.

 

To learn more about how to stay motivated, call us today!

Posted on July 15th, 2015


 

How to Eat Right and Feel Great

great foods Many people are under the mistaken impression that simply working out will solve all of their fitness problems. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking is flawed. You actually cannot get into shape and lose weight properly by working out, if you have not considered the many other aspects involved with healthy living. This includes getting the right amount of sleep and trying not to work odd hours, which can become a health issue after time.

It also includes eating right and drinking plenty of water. Experts say your health will improve if you drink eight 8-oz glasses of water a day. Water removes the unwanted chemicals that mix with your body on a regular basis. It removes bacteria that could cause infections and even helps improve the health of your teeth and gums. Energy drinks, such as Powerade and Gatorade, are also a healthy alternative but plain water is best for clearing out the system.

In addition, experts recommend eating healthy snacks, such as celery with peanut butter, throughout the day, rather than eating large meals three times a day and avoiding food otherwise. When you snack on small healthy foods during the day, it keeps you from being hungry and overindulging when it’s time for the next big meal.

Here are some great foods to help you get a higher amount of natural water in your diet: cucumber, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, green peppers, watermelon and spinach. Some of these foods are excellent in submarine sandwiches with sliced turkey meat, especially lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. Pile your sandwiches high with these ingredients or eat them on their own as a healthy snack throughout the day. These vegetables, along with fruits and food high in protein and fiber, will keep you energized and healthy while you are exercising and getting back into shape.

Posted on June 30th, 2015


 

Weight Loss Tips from the Experts

So you want to lose weight and have been trying different methods with no success. It’s important to keep looking for different advice because not all diets or workouts are for everyone. They must be customized to fit the individual person and their particular needs. A woman who is heavy around the hips would not want to do the same exercises as a man who is trying to work on his biceps. A tall woman in need of losing more than 100 pounds would not want to diet the same way as a petite woman who wants to lose 20. Adjust your weight loss plan to fit you and your specific needs.

The first tip from experts is to stay hydrated. No matter what kind of weight loss method you are using, your body needs stay hydrated with plenty of water, as a way to keep your system cool and cleaned out. You may use energy drinks like Gatorade and Powerade, on occasion, as an extra boost.

healthy dietAnother tip is to snack on healthy foods throughout the day, instead of denying yourself food between meals. Snacking on something healthy will keep you from feeling hungry or pigging out when it’s time for a real meal. Make sure that these snacks provide nutrition, energy, protein and fiber to help you get and stay healthy. Some good food to eat includes turkey slices, low-fat string cheese, fruit and crunchy vegetables, like celery topped with some tasty peanut butter.

Believe it or not, our third tip really does come from the experts. They say that you should not give up your favorite foods. You are more likely to continue your workout routine or diet if you allow yourself to indulge in your favorite snacks and foods on occasion. Hopefully, you will find that some of the healthiest foods available have become your favorite.

Posted on June 15th, 2015


 

How to Maintain Optimal Skin Health

Once your skin is damaged, it can be tough to make it feel young and fresh again. That’s why it’s incredibly important to maintain your skin health as much as possible from the beginning. How your treat your skin daily has a greater affect than you may realize.

skin careRegardless of the condition of your skin, it’s never too late to implement a regular skincare routine at home. We’ve collected some ideas to get you started.

Here are the top eight tips to get your healthy skin back:

  • Buy gentle cleansers – If you want your skin to be soft, your daily cleanser needs to treat it gently. Scrubs should only be used every few days, and avoid formulas that are too acidic or too basic.
  • Avoid toner – Toners used to be used as a solution for balancing out cleansers that were inherently too acidic or too basic. But with more options on the market today, there’s no longer a need for toner.
  • Stay away from fragrance – We know that you love your favorite scent. But fragrance most often will affect your skin in some way. If your reaction is intolerable, choose fragrance free lotions and creams.
  • Use caution during and after your daily bath/shower – Keep these precautions in mind before you bathe:
    • Use warm water, not hot water.
    • Take quick baths/showers to avoid drying out your skin.
    • Shave your legs sparingly.
    • Moisturize your skin after shaving.
  • Protect your skin from sun damage – The sun ages your skin more quickly than it would naturally age. And as you’ve likely already learned, it causes skin cancer. If you have to be out in the sun, apply sunscreen often (especially midday).
  • Choose healthy foods – Whole, fresh foods keep your skin looking young. Eat plenty of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Stop smoking – Smoking is another factor that expedites the aging process for your skin. It causes the blood vessels near your skin’s surface to narrow, which causes more wrinkling.
  • Minimize stress – If you often experience high stress, you’re more likely to break out and become more susceptible to uncomfortable skin conditions. Take some time out of your busy schedule to relieve stress.

If you need a more personalized skin care plan, give us a call!

Posted on May 30th, 2015


 

How Can I Maintain a Youthful Appearance?

facial rejuvenationAs we get older, one of the main things that bothers people is how drastically our appearance changes. Young people sometimes look old too soon for their liking while others appear to stay young even into their later years. It’s possible to restore that youthful appearance, even if you haven’t taken the best care of your skin over the years.

You can opt for surgery. Surgeries like facelifts, eyelifts, and cheek lifts can make an older person appear younger. If this is an option for you, do some research and make an appointment to consult with your doctor about what’s right for you.

Many people want to avoid surgery and restore that look naturally. That’s possible, too. It might take a little longer and you might have to try different methods until you find the one that works best for you. But there are lots of natural ways to get your skin looking radiant and fresh, no matter your age.

First, quit some of those bad habits. This includes, of course, smoking and drinking excessively. Both of these habits are bad for the body. It’s best to just eliminate them both, if you really want fresh, healthy, young-looking skin.

Another step is to detoxify your body. Buy a detoxifying solution from the local nutrition store and drink lots of water with it. Avoid eating foods that contain unhealthy additives and add more vitamins and minerals to your diet. You might want to consult with a professional nutritionist, who will put you on a specific diet plan to help you meet your goals. If you can afford to go organic, do so.

There are many natural ways to restore a healthy, younger look. Try these methods and consult with professionals about any individual conditions or problems you have with your skin.

Posted on May 15th, 2015


 

Is Botox Right for You?

Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure that minimizes lines and wrinkles. It is created from a protein to rejuvenate the face and neck. Botox is praised by medical professionals as an effective way to treat the side effects of aging.

botoxWhat to Expect from Botox
When you receive Botox injections, they will last about 3-6 months. Botox only treats dynamic wrinkles and won’t produce as drastic results as a facelift. The first time you go to the doctor, you will receive a consultation to decide if Botox is right for you.

Impacts of Botox
Botox will help smooth out lines and wrinkles in your face. This can give you a more youthful appearance. It can also help you look less tired. This can help bring back confidence and feel better about yourself.

Side Effects
With Botox, most side effects are superficial and occur around the site of the injection. The most common side effects include temporary pain, bleeding, swelling or redness. You may also feel weakness in the affected muscle. Some patients experience slight headaches as well.

While far less common, there is the possibility of severe reactions including allergic reactions. There’s a possibility that toxins can spread to other parts of the body. Some people find they have an overactive bladder and excessive sweating after the procedure.

After undergoing Botox, you can choose to repeat the procedure every 3-6 months. The effects of Botox do fade over time, but the more often you have the procedure, the longer the effects can last.

Posted on April 30th, 2015


 

Taking Weight Loss More Seriously

Obesity can very quickly lead to a terrible downward spiral, full of physical and psychological troubles. Because of this, obesity is now regarded as an actual disease. Despite the myriad of offensive fat jokes, obesity is not something to laugh about, especially depending on the person and their level of obesity. However, treatments can be difficult, and often do not accurately target the true roots of the problem.

weight lossMost doctors agree surgery and diet pills may not to be a good option. Although they can sometimes be necessary in extreme cases, medical experts usually advocate for a healthier and more natural way of losing weight. Medical weight loss might be the best procedure to achieve your goals this way.

Medical weight loss is a physician-directed system based on medical scientific principles. It is mostly recommended for people who have tried hard in the past to lose weight, without any apparent progress. Sometimes people can have a very hard time trying to lose weight, simply because of their metabolism and physical constitution. They might be on an ongoing healthy diet and even gain weight. It is in those cases that a closer doctor-patient relation is needed.

Medical weight loss focuses on a thorough medical monitoring of the patient’s overall fat percentage. This monitoring takes place on a regular basis. This close-up look at the patient’s organic ability to burn fat and lose weight allows doctors to diagnose the true root of the problem and then treat it properly. Meanwhile, the patient must be willing to follow a strict diet, and, if the doctor believes it to be necessary, workout schedule. Once the doctor knows why traditional weight-loss methods have been ineffective, he or she will be able to tackle the problem through necessary medical treatment and the base of the healthy lifestyle that the patient has already established.

If you feel hopeless in trying to lose weight naturally, and that after months or years of trying you are still obese and cannot see the results your efforts, you should talk to your doctor about your options. Medical weigh loss might be a more straightforward and rewarding alternative for you.

Posted on April 15th, 2015


 

How to Look and Feel Great!

We all want to feel and look great! But we continue to age with every passing minute. Your body and skin will change, and we want to help you navigate through this journey.

shutterstock_121062757Aging is a natural process, but there are healthy and safe ways to slow down the progression to stay young and fresh. You have a slew of options to keep you feeling young, and we want to make sure that you make the healthiest choices. At Thin Centers, we provide patients with safe methods to counteract the effects of aging.

We can help you get into great shape without having to worry about negative side effects. We offer:

  • Diets to help you lose weight and stay healthy
  • Hormones that match what your body produces
  • Facial rejuvenation to make your face look young again
  • Customized treatment options

Age Management to Keep You Young Longer
We all age naturally, but don’t you wish that you could be young again?!

We offer a program to manage the aging process to help you feel younger longer. We’re able to detect, treat, and reverse the symptoms of aging. As you age, there are various changes that occur within your body that also physically change your appearance.

With early detection, we can treat and prevent further occurrences of any aging signs, thus keeping you looking young for longer.
We work with you to find treatments to keep you looking younger naturally. Some options include:

  • Nutrition
  • Hormones
  • Medication

Overcome Hormone Decline with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Part of the aging process includes your body not producing as many hormones as it used to. With less hormone production, you start to show signs of aging. Therefore, hormones are a major factor in looking younger.

Bioidentical hormone therapy involves the use of artificial hormones that are identical to the hormones that your body produces. With fixed levels of hormones in your body, you’re able to maintain your youth, strength, and energy. Bioidentical hormone therapy helps:

  • Minimize the effects of aging
  • Increase cellulite levels
  • Improve energy and memory

We’d love to share the benefits of anti-aging treatment with YOU! Come visit us =)

Posted on March 15th, 2015


 

Be Ageless, Be Superb—the Healthy Way

shutterstock_237276049Youth denotes beauty and strength, but unfortunately, no one can stay young forever. The Spanish never found the Fountain of Youth here in Florida. You can, however—at least a healthy alternative to slow the passage of time. The secret to lifelong youth and beauty lies in your health. If you have a positive attitude, the proper resources, and are willing to work hard, you can keep that youthful glow for much longer than most would expect.

This healthy approach is actually a new branch of medical treatments, called age management. As the name denotes, it helps patients like you successfully navigate the path to old age in a way that doesn’t affect your daily routine. Here at Thin Center MD, we understand that even though age can often cause problems in your body and soul, it is in itself not the problem. We help you treat it not as a dilemma, but rather as a situation that just needs to be managed healthily and effectively.

Age Management is Not About Stopping the Age
The philosophy behind this new area of medicine is to manage the symptoms of growing age, such as fatigue, the need to reduce physical activity, and the weakening of your bones. Many patients misunderstand the point. It is not to stop age; that’s just impossible. Instead, it is controlling and slowing the effects of age by changing your lifestyle, nutrition, and daily routine. Due to biological differences between women and men, there are two main approaches to age management:

Age Management for Women
Women appear to be the biggest audience in age management. Whether it is wrinkles or joint pain, they want to avoid the signs. The program for women addresses many issues pertaining to menopause and hormonal imbalance. There are many medicines, coaches, and guiding programs available to help you ladies manage your age. Again, it’s all about embracing your age and make the best of it, while still remaining healthy and beautiful.

Age Management for Men
Men’s aging is also accompanied by a number of symptoms, like blood pressure issue, congenital disorders, and hormonal imbalance. In order to fight these symptoms, men need to work hard to properly manage their general physical condition. This will keep you revitalized and strong.

Whether you are male or female, you’re advised to keep up a good life balance, including the incorporation of physical activity into your daily routine. Just as important is a balanced diet, full of all necessary nutrients.

Come see us at Thin Centers MD, and we can help you get started with the perfect age management program for you!

Posted on December 30th, 2014


 

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