It’s easy to turn to comfort food during Calgary’s long winters. It’s chilly outside, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. When outdoor temperatures drop, body temperature drops. The body gets sent a message to heat up quickly. This turns into a craving for high calorie, high carb meals—stews, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes—which provide an instant heat boost.
What happens when we eat high calorie, high carb foods?
Those sugary, starchy foods cause blood sugar spikes and then falls, which sets up a cycle that keeps the appetite going. We become hungry again quickly, and then reach for more of the same foods.
Any food will raise our body temperatures, but we’ve been brought up to think of salads, fruits and vegetables are ‘summer foods’. We associate winter with rich and heavy meals.
This vicious cycle turns into pounds, many of which end up on the abdomen area, and can be difficult to reduce.
How can I get rid of abdominal weight?
Non-surgical liposuction and cellulite reduction is an effective and safe way to reduce pockets of abdominal fat, which can be hard to eliminate. With Venus Legacy treatments, radiofrequency (RF) energy is used. This is a form of electrical energy that has been used in medicine for decades. Venus Legacy combines RF with magnetic pulses to allow safe and gentle warming and stimulation of the skin and fat tissue areas. This triggers the body’s natural rejuvenating response, enabling fat cells to shrink in size.