Do You Need To Change Your Eating Habits After Liposuction?

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Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from the body in order to achieve a more fit and trim silhouette. If you are considering liposuction in Miami, you may be wondering what lifestyle changes are required post-operatively. While this surgery can yield dramatic results, it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle following the procedure in order to facilitate your body’s healing and ensure that optimal results are maintained. In addition to exercising regularly, it is necessary to establish healthy eating habits after liposuction. The following food should be incorporated into your diet to help ensure beautiful and long-lasting liposuction results, and to prevent future weight gain.

Vegetables

Fresh, organic vegetables are recommended post-operatively due to the nutrients they contain. Red and pink vegetables such as beets and tomatoes contain lycopene and ellagic acid, which help to reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Orange and yellow vegetables are high in vitamin C, which helps to encourage healing and cell regeneration. Green vegetables, including kale and broccoli, are an excellent source of calcium, fiber, and magnesium, while purple or blue vegetables such as eggplants and purple cabbage are chock-full of phytochemicals which contain antioxidants that promote healing and help to burn fat. 

Vegetable Protein

In addition to vegetables, it is also advisable to incorporate vegetable proteins, such as soy, miso, and tofu into your diet after your surgery, as they contain essential amino acids which help your body recover from surgery, build muscles, and burn fat. Rice and legumes such as beans are also sources of vegetable protein but are not as high in amino acids.

Fruit

Fruit should also be consumed regularly after liposuction, as it is high in fiber and antioxidants, which help your body to burn fat. Apples, apricots, bananas, peaches, oranges, strawberries, watermelons, citrus fruits and pomegranate in particular, are recommended. In addition, avocado can help reduce your cholesterol levels, burn fat, and has anti-aging effects.

Green Tea

Green tea works to reduce body fat and prevent the development of excess weight by lowering cholesterol rates. One to three cups per day, steeped for two to three minutes, are recommended.

Fish & Seafood

Fish and seafood, which are low in fat but high in protein and iron, are excellent choices following liposuction, as they aid in your recovery from surgery. In addition, they contain B vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to encourage the growth of new tissues, prevent inflammation, digestive disorders and high blood pressure. Salmon and tuna, in particular, are recommended due to their high Omega-3 content.

Lean Animal Protein

1-3 servings of lean animal protein, such as chicken, turkey, or extra lean ground beef, are recommended each week. In addition to providing your body with the necessary protein, lean meat is also an excellent source of iron and vitamin B.

Low Fat Dairy

1-3 servings of low or non-fat dairy products, such as yogurt or milk products, are recommended per day as they contain healthy bacteria which lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good cholesterol (HDL).

Healthy Fats

Nuts, seeds, avocado oil, and extra virgin olive oil all contain healthy fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats and should be incorporated into your daily diet. These healthy fats help to encourage the body’s absorption of nutrients and lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

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