There’s no doubt about it that dieting has become an obsession and a multibillion-dollar industry. Nowadays, it seems that everybody wants to drop a few sizes, but aren’t sure of the best way to go about doing so.
For those who are looking for a quick fix, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements for weight loss can seem like the perfect solution – even with scant evidence that they actually work. There’s also the danger of becoming addicted, slowing your metabolism to a screeching halt or even worse – jeopardizing your health and wellness all in pursuit for the ‘perfect body.’
Perhaps it’s time to reconsider diet pills and try an alternative option such as CoolSculpting. This non-invasive, highly effective procedure uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. Unlike most of the diet pills on the market today, this procedure is FDA-cleared, safe and effective – the results are lasting and undeniable.
Still not convinced? Here are just four signs you should put down those pills and warm up to CoolSculpting instead.
1. “I Want to Lose Weight and Keep it Off”
The old adage of ‘easy come, easy go’ likely rings true for many diet pill users out there. While some may notice a difference on the scales right away, that number is going to tip back the other way shortly after popping that last little pill. The truth is that weight loss and fat reduction aren’t the same thing. When we lose weight, our fat cells become smaller, but the number of fat cells remain the same. When we gain weight those fat cells become larger again.
The CoolSculpting procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas, which means fat cells that are no longer there can’t get bigger.
And unlike diet pills, results are lasting because once the fat cells are eliminated, they’re gone for good. Despite what the number says on the scale, you’ll be thinner and your clothes will fit better and you’ll feel and look better.
While the results from some diets and fat reduction treatments may leave you swinging back and forth between “before” and “after” versions of yourself, the CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical, safe, effective and best of all, the results are long-term.
2. “I’m Worried My Diet Pills are Doing More Harm Than Good”
And so you should be. According to Loosing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry by Laura Fraser, every year North Americans spend between five and six billion dollars on over-the-counter diet pills, herbal formulas and teas that promise to make consumers thin.
Ready for a frightening fact?
While many diet pills are marked as natural and can easily be purchased over the counter, doesn’t mean they are safe.
According to Dr. Arya Sharma, scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network, many varieties on the market today may be dangerous.
“Since 2007, Health Canada has issued at least 45 “risk communications” involving more than 170 weight-loss products,” he said.
However, the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting procedures worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
The concept behind the procedure – called Cryolipolysis – was developed by Harvard Medical School scientists, and involves the freezing of excess fat cells under the skin. After being frozen, the cells die and are naturally flushed out by the body. Rather than fat cells shrinking like they do in weight loss – and growing again with weight gain – the cells are completely eliminated. They can’t increase in size because they no longer exist.
And those pesky fat cells are the only target of a freezing session, meaning the skin and surrounding tissue are left undamaged.
3. “But I Want To See Results Right Away!”
Just because that fancy label on your pill bottle promises you’ll drop a few sizes in no time doesn’t mean it’s true. Chances are you’ll just be dropping water weight, which will come back the second you return to your normal eating habits.
With Coolsculpting, you may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. It’s a win-win!
With these 3 facts in mind, you might want to think about putting those diet pills down for good. Rather than continue to support a billion-dollar industry that continues to make false promises, consider an option with proven, long-lasting results that will get you in those skinny jeans again in no time.