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How to Lose Fat Fast

In a world filled with fads and trends, when it comes to health and staying in shape, people are often looking for a quick, effective and fast producing vehicle to get them to where they want to go.  2021 will be here before we know it which means, it will be that time again for people to make their New Year’s resolutions that typically revolve around health. Perhaps you have made some yourself in the past? Maybe it was to eat healthier, or perhaps cut down on sugar.

Most people resolve to get in shape and lose weight at the beginning of the year, which really comes at no surprise given the state of most of us after holiday parties in which amazing food and copious amounts of drinks come standard in the celebratory season.  What I have found most, is how quickly the commitment fades with people who then slide right back into their previous life styles.  You don’t need to look too far if you are a member at a gym. There is a surge of new members in January, less in February and then the numbers are pretty much back to normal in March. So why is this? Why are people so determined to get back in shape at one point only to lose that determination shortly after?

There are a myriad of different reasons that range from the long term commitment of a complete lifestyle change right down to general no interest, and if you fit into 1 or both of these camps, read on.

So, how do you lose Fat Fast without a long term commitment?

We all lead busy lives, that’s just the world we live in.  We have demanding jobs and families that need caring for and when the day ends and we have precious time for ourselves, we want to just simply relax.  Jump onto the couch, take a load off and let the stresses of the day just melt away. But what if you are someone who knows you need to lose weight, and you want to lose weight? Do you want to spend that precious “me time” doing some type of at home workout.. Probably not!  But there is something.

Fat Lose Options

Let’s put things into perspective here.  When it comes to losing fat, you really have 3 options if you want to lose it fast.

  1. Hit the gym, change the way you eat.  This is a very long term approach so if you want to lose fat fast, that won’t really happen here.

  2. Liposuction… It’s surgery! Someone is going to cut you and jab a vacuum rod inside of you. There are risks, pain and discomfort. Serious complications may include deep vein thrombosis, organ perforation, bleeding, and infection.  So really, let’s just rule this one out immediately!

  3. Cold Sculpting.  Fast, effective and non invasive.

What is Cold Sculpting?

In the most basic of explanations, Cold Sculpting freezes fat cells that are naturally discarded by the body over a short period of time.  Also known as Cryolipolysis, this is a procedure in which localized fat deposits are frozen in a controlled environment typically at temperatures that range from +5°C – 11°C.  Unlike Liposuction, cold sculpting is non invasive so you don’t have to worry about pain, scaring or worse.

Is Cold Sculpting Safe?

This is a question that most of us will ask, and why wouldn’t you. I personally have had cold sculpting done, and because I care about my body, safety was the first thing on my mind so I researched what was involved, side effects,  and what could I expect.

I’ll sum it up for you.  Is Cold Sculpting safe? Yes! But there are some side effects which I will explain.

How Does It Work?

The procedure really is quite simple and relaxing (I fell asleep). The machine that is used has handles that are responsible for the freezing of the fat cells.  These handles are calibrated to your specific requirements which are based on careful measurements of your treatment area. From there, those measurements are calculated using charts which will determine the right temperature that is required for an effective treatment. Once everything is said and done and you are ready to begin the treatment, a special membrane is placed on the skin to protect it. This eliminates direct contact between the handles and your skin which prevents frostbite to your treatment area. The handle are then placed on your treatment area where they initially warm up the fat deposits which primes them to be more receptive to the cooling process. Once the cooling process is initiated, the handles gradually decreases to your specific calibrated temperature that will produce effective results.

How Long Is The Procedure?

In order to avoid frostbite, specific temperature levels and exposure are determined, such as 45 – 60 minutes at −10 °C.  While the process is not fully understood, it appears that fatty tissue that is cooled below body temperature, but above freezing, undergoes localized cell death otherwise known as “apoptosis” followed by a local inflammatory response that gradually over the course of several months results in a reduction of the fatty tissue layer.

What Are The Side Effects?

Like anything, there are some side effects to Cold Sculpting but quite minimal.

  1. Slight discomfort as the freezing begins.  Because your treatment area is being frozen there is some slight discomfort initially that does fade as the treatment continues.

  2. Redness at the treatment area is normal and can last for a few days after the treatment.

  3. Sensitivity – The treatment area will be sensitive for a few days to a couple weeks after the initial treatment.  This sensitivity will also fade over time

  4. There is no damage to the skin cells from Cold Sculpting.

While the side effects are minimal when it comes to Cold Sculpting, A study from 2015 reviewed the results of people who had collectively done 554 crypolipolysis procedures over one year. The review found that any post-treatment pain usually lasted 3-11 days and went away on its own.

How Much Is the Procedure

The cost associated with Cold Sculpting varies but typically starts at $500 for the first handle and will go down with the more handles that are used. There may be an opportunity for you to save money if you have multiple treatments done over the course of time.

Consider this…  If Cold Sculpting is something that interests you, the cost associated with is often less than what a gym membership would cost.

Cold Sculpting vs. CoolSculpting®

By now you may be interested in the procedure as a means to getting rid of your stubborn fat deposits, but it’s worth noting that there is a difference between Cold Sculpting and CoolSculpting.®

CoolSculpting® is actually a registered trademark and product of  Dublin Ireland based Allergan. In 2017, Allergan® aquired Zeltiq® who was the company that developed a medical device to remove fat using a process called cryolipolysis, which it branded as “CoolSculpting”. You may notice that the cost associated with CoolSculpting® procedures are higher than others and there is a simple reason for this.  With CoolSculting®, every time the machine is used, there is a cost that is deferred back to the parent company from the clinic that ranges between $125 – $275. This cost is passed over to the client in order to cover that payment. It may be worth it for you, the consumer, to find out if the machine being used is CoolSculpting® or a competitor which works just as well.


Cold Sculpting, body contouring, fat freezing… Call it what you will, has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for reducing internal fat deposits.  If you are looking for a safe way to reduce fat in a fast turnaround time, I would look into Cold Sculpting a little closer.

I personally have undergone 2 treatments and have seen the effects it offers that unfortunately I wasn’t able to obtain regardless of what I did. The cost is affordable and the results are quick… What more could you ask for?