“The Cosmetic Surgery Diet”

Cosmetic Surgery Diet

Cosmetic procedures like SmartLipo, or even conventional liposuction, are not weight loss tools. They can enhance your shape, but are not recommended as a means for weight loss. So what’s a patient to do? If you’re looking to slim down before a procedure, a good place to start is with “the cosmetic surgery diet”.

That sounds gimmicky, doesn’t it? It’s not at all.

This style of eating has been around for a while; you’ve probably even heard of it. It’s simple to stick with and good for your overall health. Plus, it promotes healing before and after a cosmetic procedure.

Mediterranean Diet & Decreasing Inflammation:

Inflammation or swelling is your body’s way of protecting itself; it’s a reaction to a traumatic event. The body increases blood flow to the injured/affected area bringing with it valuable nutrients to promote healing. But too much inflammation can be a bad thing, too; it can hinder healing.

A good way promote healing and achieve weight loss goals before a cosmetic procedure is through a diet that decreases overall inflammation. A modified Mediterranean diet can help you do that. It’s rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. This means making better dietary choices — monounsaturated oils, like olive oil, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lots of fish and chicken. Studies have show that unhealthy fats, like margarine or trans-fats, increase inflammation, while healthy fats decrease inflammation. And, don’t forget, you want to eat plenty of fiber — about 30 grams a day.

Here’s what you can do to lose weight, control the inflammation in your body, and be tip-top for a cosmetic procedure:

  • Eliminate trans-fats
  • Include monounsaturated oils, like olive, walnut, canola, or flaxseed oils
  • Eliminate white carbs, refined flours, sugars, white rice, foods high on the glycemic index
  • Include plenty of whole grains like brown rice, and bulgar wheat
  • Stay away from processed foods
  • Eat FRUITS AND VEGETABLES high in ANTIOXIDANTS like blueberries, strawberries, spinach and kale
  • Use less salt and more herbs and spices like curry, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, garlic and onions
  • Eat lean protein like chicken. Reduce red meat and full fat dairy.
  • Include fish high in OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS, like salmon, char, black cod — even oysters

There are plenty of anti-inflammation cookbooks/diet books on the market today.

Even the Dummies series has one.

Here are a few more for your to check out:

The Anti-Inflammation Diet & Cookbook

Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies

The Anti-Inflammation Zone

This style of diet is good for your overall health, too.

Studies suggest that there are a number of medical illnesses linked to inflammation:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Emphysema and Bronchitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Stroke
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.