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SmartLipo versus Diet & Exercise

Published on February 28, 2015 by

People are often amazed at the changes in their bodies that are possible through Smart Lipo. One of the most common questions is “How much weight am I going to lose?” Most people actually lose very little weight from the SmartLipo procedure itself. The average volume of fat removed during a SmartLipo procedure is around 500mL. This fat weighs about three pounds. What would it take you to lose that weight with diet and exercise? Doing a little math shows that you would need to burn 10500 calories. Let’s put it in perspective. For the average 150 pound person walking at 4 miles per hour for an hour burns 340 calories ,jogging at 5 miles per hour for 60 minutes burns 544 calories, running at 6 miles per hour for an hour burns 680 calories If you just consider dieting or caloric restriction, you would have to reduce your dietary intake of calories by 500 calories per day for 3 weeks to lose that 3 pounds. Hmmmm… that’s a lot of calories!

I’m sure you’ve lost more than 3 pounds before and still been dissatisfied with your figure, We all have! So how do you get such an improvement in the shape with just a loss of 3 pounds? When you lose weight through diet and exercise, the weight is lost diffusely throughout your body. You lose some from your tummy, some from your arms and legs. It’s a fairly even loss throughout these areas. When SmartLipo is performed, the fat is removed from a much more focal area, leading to inches lost with a small overall change in your weight. It is very difficult to lose focal fat deposits through focused exercise; aerobic exercise burns diffuse fat, even if the movements focus on a particular area. That being said, you can tone an area by working it out, especially with resistance training. This will improve the appearance of the area, but fat loss is a diffuse process. This is why minimally invasive SmartLipo works so well for those stubborn spots… they allow focal removal of fat cells.

While SmartLipo isn’t right for every body, it is ideal for improving frustrating pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.