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Why It's So Difficult to Lose Those Extra Pounds

We’re all familiar with the same images. Fitness models in great shape that make having a toned, slim body look like the easiest thing in the world. Just stick to this simple exercise routine and eat more vegetables, and you too can look this good. However, if you’ve ever tried losing weight, especially those few extra pounds that tend to linger around the midsection, you know it’s anything but easy. In fact, it’s quite difficult. This often isn’t a reflection on you. After all, you’re putting in the hard work. But, it seems that no matter what you do, you can’t get over that last hurdle. Those last few extra pounds are stubborn.

Luckily, there are ways your doctor can help you quickly get rid of excess fat in the abdomen and other trouble spots. SculpSure is a cutting-edge treatment that gives you results. But, before you get to that point, you have to lose a good deal of weight yourself. The ideal candidate for SculpSure is already close to their target weight. Here are some possible reasons why people can have trouble losing weight.

You’re skipping breakfast

Shouldn’t you eat less to lose weight? Sure, to an extent. That is, you should eat less fattening foods. But, you should never skip meals. By skipping your breakfast, you’re throwing off your metabolic processes and setting yourself up for overeating later, including having cravings for fattier or more carb-dense foods.

You’re eating too late

Another no-no. Don’t eat close to bed as that’s a nearly guaranteed way to put on the pounds. Not only do you not burn any considerable amount of calories while sleeping, it can spike your blood sugar and increase your insulin resistance. There’s a reason bodybuilders eat before bed. Because they want to put on the pounds.


Not all metabolism speeds are equal. Some people have slower metabolisms than others, which makes losing weight more difficult. It does seem unfair, but unfortunately that’s how our bodies are. Age and gender also play a role. Women have a harder time losing weight and everyone does as they get older.

You’re not sleeping enough

Believe it or not, not getting enough sleep can be making you hold onto those pounds. Not sleeping enough can actually slow your metabolism. Also, being tired sets you up for putting off exercise. You’re also more likely to eat “bad” foods when you’re tired instead of fruit or vegetables.


Some of us are just more genetically predisposed to be heavier than others. While this is an extra hurdle to get over, it shouldn’t make you lose hope. You can still lose weight, it may just take a little more work.

SculpSure to help you finish things off

SculpSure is a non-invasive procedure that helps with fat loss, which gives it an advantage over liposuction for many potential patients who don’t want to go through the process of having to deal with anesthesia and long recovery times. Liposuction does remove more fat, however, so if losing a lot of weight quickly is your goal, SculpSure may not be right for you. However, if you’re already pretty close to your target goal, SculpSure is perfect for getting rid of fat and toning up your body.

So, how does it get rid of fat without a single incision? The answer lies in the use of laser technology. The treatment applicator is placed over the areas being targeted. As it passes over, it uses concentrated heat energy to disrupt the fat cells in the area. While this may sound intense, the applicator cools your skin during the process to minimize any discomfort. The fat cells are then damaged by the heat energy and are expelled by the body naturally over the next several weeks. Most people see results in the 6 to 12 weeks following treatment. The best part is, once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot return.


Losing weight ranges in difficulty for many people. Everyone’s body is different. Often, a person finds that he or she can lose the first few pounds rather easily (depending on how heavy they are), only to find that the thinner they get, the harder it is to lose that last extra pounds. If that’s the predicament you find yourself in, SculpSure may be the treatment for you. It’s a great option for people who are already close to their target weight but are still dealing with stubborn, excess fat that just doesn’t want to go. Are you a good candidate for this procedure? There’s only one way to find out. Request an appointment with us today to set up a consultation. Dr. Sanderson and the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic are dedicated to providing you with the cutting-edge treatments you’re looking for so you can feel great about your body.

Dr. Sanderson

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