Recently featured on WCBS-TV “Toni On! New York” — NY Health & Wellness is home to the only 8 Paddle Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction device that “zaps the fat” and instantly sets your weight loss in rapid motion.  This treatment is FDA cleared to safely and effectively reduce measurable inches from targeted problem areas such as the abdomen or waist. Clients who undergo the full 8 treatments can expect to lose approximately 2-4 inches from their waistline, equivalent to the loss of two to three dress sizes for women. Each treatment yields instantaneous results with no associated downtime whatsoever.

As you begin to lose inches with this new treatment series here at NY Health & Wellness, you’ll need to get yourself on track with the right diet and eating routine. Here are some simple tips:

1. Sleep


Did you know that a lack of restful sleep can contribute to weight gain? We all know that sleep is important for resting and refueling the body, but it is less known that insufficient sleep can actually impact your hormone levels. A lack of sleep affects your levels of ghrelin, leptin and cortisol—the three hormones that control hunger and fullness. Ghrelin sends the signal to your brain that you are hungry and that it’s time to eat. When you are sleep deprived, your body produces more ghrelin. On the flip side, leptin controls feelings of satiety, cueing your brain when you are full. When you are not getting adequate levels of sleep, leptin levels decrease, causing you to overeat. Cortisol levels spike as  a result of too little sleep. This surge in cortisol tells your body to conserve energy, which means that your body is more likely to store fat, especially in the stomach region. So, aim for at least eight hours of quality sleep every night — and make sleep a priority tonight and every night!

2. Balance Your Hormones…We Can’t Stress It Enough!


If you are struggling to lose weight—despite all of your best efforts—you may be suffering from a simple and treatable hormonal imbalance. At NY Health & Wellness, we’ve created a proprietary diet designed to balance hormones and help you lose weight — the Balance 3-H Weight Loss Program. Balance 3-H is a scientifically formulated and proven way to balance your hormone levels and guarantees up to a 20 pound weight loss in your first month! It is designed to help you balance hormones naturally, and it features an individually customized plan that includes blood panels, vitamins and supplements, dietary changes, an individualized fitness routine, stress management and sleep techniques, among other recommendations that are tailored to your individual lifestyle.

3. Avoid Sugar


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that added sugar needs to be limited in the diet. Excess dietary fructose is one of the leading causes of a clinical condition known as insulin resistance, a condition that leads directly to weight gain. Insulin resistance causes chronically high levels of insulin, the hormones that move glucose into your bloodstream. If you have insulin resistance, not only will you have trouble shifting the scale with traditional weight loss remedies (because your body won’t be able to burn the fuel in the way it should), but you will also be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Sugar cravings are normal, but it is important to satisfy them through fruit, rather than through processed food. Instead of eating foods that are processed with added sugars, try to consume foods that are high in fiber, including low-glycemic fruits that also have a sugary taste (apples, pears, cherries, grapefruits, apricots, etc), as well as lean protein and healthy fats.

4. Hydrate


Research has shown that drinking two 8-ounce glasses of water 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner helps people to lose weight and keep weight off. This is because hydration can both boost your metabolism by up to 3 percent and will also curb hunger. Hunger pangs are often just signs of dehydration. Sometimes people think that they are hungry, but are really just thirsty. As a general rule of thumb, anytime you are craving something but are unsure of what, try drinking water and then wait to see if it curbs the cravings.

5. Eat “Good” Fats, Avoid “Bad” Fats


Fats are an essential part of hormone health. It is important to distinguish between unhealthy trans fats (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and healthy saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources. The “good” fats are the traditional fats that have been around for centuries, such as  meat and dairy (like butter and cream made from grass-fed cows, ghee, avocados, coconut milk, etc.) and certain oils (like coconut oil, palm oil and extra virgin olive oil). These healthy saturated fats provide the building blocks for a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances in the body. Unhealthy trans fats raise your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and simultaneously lower your HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Trans fats have been linked to heart disease and are known to cause major clogging of the arteries, Type 2 diabetes, and other health issues.

6. Don’t be lazy…take the stairs!


Walking up stairs is perhaps the best way to easily incorporate exercise into your day and cut calories by activating several muscle groups in your body. When you repeatedly lift up your own body weight step after step, you are engaging muscles in your lower body—like your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves—as well as your core muscles. It is a really great way to sculpt and tone these body parts. What’s great about taking the stairs is that you can treat it either as a low impact mini-workout or as a cardio-maximizing workout that gets your heart pumping, depending on your pace and on the number of stairs you ascend. Either way, opting to take the stairs instead of the elevator everyday is a quick and easy change you can incorporate into your daily life to optimize your weight loss efforts.

For more information on NY Health & Wellness’ fat and cellulite reduction treatment packages, as well as our proven quick-loss diets, call 914-703-4811 or visit www.nyhealthandwellness.com.