5 Easy Ways to Slim Down Before the Holidays

‘Tis the season for calorie-rich drinks, lots of gourmet food and festivities centered around eating and drinking. The holidays can easily leave you with a few extra pounds, and if you haven’t met the weight loss goal you set over New Year’s, you still have time to slim down and get in shape before the holiday revelries begin. Getting a head start on your weight loss and shape-up regimen can help you look and feel great over the holiday season, and may even ward off those oncoming pounds.

Here are just five easy ways to slim down before the holidays:

#1: VelaShape Body Contouring

VelaShape uses the power of infrared technology and heat to smooth and tighten the skin, and promotes the breakdown of fatty tissue under the skin. If you have noticeable cellulite or you just want to lose a few inches before the holidays, settle in for a series of four to six weekly treatments to get in shape, fast.

#2: Boost Your Fiber Intake

Eating more fiber can help you feel fuller, longer and make it much easier to stick with a low-calorie diet. Add more fiber to your diet by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, leafy green salads and consider taking a fiber supplement each day. You’ll notice an increase in bowel movements as your body adjusts to the new diet, but this process can also help you slim down and lose some weight right in time for holiday season.

#3: Zeltiq CoolSculpting

You’ll need about four weeks lead time to see significant results with Zeltiq CoolSculpting, but you can expect a significant reduction in body fat – and all without surgery! This innovative procedure can help you lose body fat and inches from the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen, and only takes about an hour per area. The fat cells are destroyed permanently, so you can look forward to a sleek, attractive figure within a few short weeks!

#4: Endermologie

Lipomassage by Endermologie can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite and slim you down. This non-invasive treatment works like an intensive massage, smoothing out the skin and promoting the breakdown of fatty tissue. A series of treatments can help to promote circulation and will leave your skin looking more toned and resilient. This can be a great treatment after major weight loss, or when you just want a more tightened and toned appearance.

#5: Eat Smaller Meals throughout the Day

Avoid yo-yo dieting that can easily lead to overeating and stick with a more consistent eating plan where you’re eating smaller meals throughout the day. Small meals can help you lose weight without feeling too hungry, and can make it much easier to say “no” to those extra holiday cookies. Plan out your meals for a few weeks so that you can keep yourself on track.

If you’re ready to slim down before the holiday season, get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Your surgeon can discuss the pros and cons of some of these body shaping procedures, and make a recommendation based on your goals.