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What Causes Cellulite?

We hear the term cellulite all the time. It is described as the dimpled or bumpy appearance of the skin, which is caused by fat deposits located below the skin’s surface, and it is a common problem in women. The real question is what causes cellulite? Are there ways to prevent cellulite? These are good questions, and INEVO Contouring has researched all of them.

Cellulite can effect anyone because it is an issue of fat cells and skin elasticity.  In a September 2007 issue of Elle Magazine David J. Goldberg, MD, stated, “The inherent thinning of skin’s support structure makes fat cells more obvious.” There are many causes of cellulite, and below are the most common factors:

 – Genetics: Genes and heredity play a role in the development of cellulite     because they also have an effect on slow metabolism, distribution of fat and     circulatory issues.

– Diet: Women who eat a diet high in fat, salt and carbohydrates are at         higher risk of developing cellulite.

– Lifestyle: If you smoke, or if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, then you are         more likely to develop cellulite.

If you want to reduce your risk of developing cellulite, then you should eat a healthy diet including: fruits, vegetables and fiber. Limit your intake of fats and sugars, and exercise regularly – everything you should do to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

If you are ready to jumpstart your health, then INEVO Contouring is your solution! Our innovative system includes our revolutionary lipolaser, our delicious and healthy Easy Meals and nutritional supplements. For more information, please visit our website: www.inevocontouring.com.

Sources:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/149465.php
http://www.cellulitetreatment.org/causes.html
http://www.totalhealthdynamics.com/cellulite.htm
http://beauty.about.com/od/bodybeautiful/f/cellulite.htm

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The Facts About Fat

Did you know that we have more than one kind of fat in our body? It’s true – subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. You might have heard the words subcutaneous or visceral before, but do you know what they mean or how to distinguish between the two different kinds of fat?

Well, if you don’t know or if you are interested in learning more, then read on because INEVO Contouring has done some very interesting research, and we want to share it with you!

Subcutaneous fat can be defined as the fat you can “see,” which means the fat you can pinch. You might be thinking about the fat around your waist, thighs or love handles, but it’s also the fat on your underarms and even the soles of your feet!

The point is we all have subcutaneous fat all over our bodies, but when there is too much – well, that’s when there is a problem. This kind of fat can cause dimpling and cellulite. It’s the fat that you can pinch, and it’s that stubborn fat that you can’t seem to lose no matter how much you diet and exercise.

Visceral fat, on the other hand, is the dangerous kind of fat that can lead to significant health problems and diseases. You can’t see this fat because it resides around major organs including your heart and liver, which means a person who looks thin may still have too much visceral fat.

Some causes of excess visceral fat are high carb diets and yo-yo dieting. This kind of fat can cause: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and high cholesterol.

So what can you do? Well, INEVO Contouring is committed to helping people look better and feel healthier. We have developed a complete system to meet your needs and reach your goals!

Our line of Easy Meals are nutritious, easy to cook and taste great. They are packed with all-natural ingredients and feature low calorie and high fiber foods. With our Easy Meals – INEVO has made cooking simple and fun again!

INEVO Contouring is also committed to helping you lose fat in those stubborn areas with our revolutionary lipolaser. Just lay back and relax as the fat melts away – revealing the body you’ve always wanted!

Are you ready to learn more? Visit us at www.inevocontouring.com or call us to schedule a consultation at 412.366.5140.

 

Sources:
http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/flat-belly-diet/flat-belly-diet-belly-fat
http://myfitnesshut.blogspot.com/2011/10/subcutaneous-vs-visceral-fat-whats.html#.TxnSeOb0Yb1
http://scienceblog.com/15764/subcutaneous-vs-visceral-fat-which-matters-most-when-battling-the-bulge/
http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/07/subcutaneous-versus-visceral-fat-how-to.html

Enjoy or Avoid – The “Diet” Food Edition

Dieting doesn’t mean eating tasteless, fat-free, low calorie foods. Instead, making informed, healthy choices will help you stay on track and leave you feeling full and satisfied. Below we’ve come up with a list of  healthy foods to enjoy and “diet” foods to avoid!

1. Avoid – Puffed cereal with skim milk
Yes, it’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But eating breakfast is only half the battle, you still need to make healthy choices! Skim milk and puffed cereal may seem like a healthy, low-fat option, but the low fiber content won’t satisfy your hunger, and you’ll be left wanting more.

Enjoy – Rolled or steel cut oats.
Oatmeal is a satisfying and filling breakfast that will give you that needed boost of energy in the morning. Stick to the plain variety and add in a little brown sugar, fruits or even a tablespoon of peanut butter to satisfy your cravings.

2. Avoid – Plain rice cakes
Rice cakes are good for you, but when you notice that you’ve eaten half a bag in one sitting – well that’s a problem. These little cakes are low in fiber and have a high glycemic index, which means you’re probably going to be finishing that bag before you feel satisfied.

Enjoy – Rice cakes with some cream cheese or peanut butter.
A spread on top of your rice cake makes it a balanced choice that is fulfilling and satisfying. If you’re craving something sweet, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, or if you want something salty, then add a tablespoon of cream cheese.

3. Avoid – Light yogurt
With sweet, artificial flavors, light yogurt doesn’t leave your body with enough to digest, which means your stomach will be hungry for more.

Enjoy – Low-fat Greek yogurt
The high protein and creaminess of low-fat Greek yogurt makes it a better choice. If you want to add in some flavor try a dash of cinnamon or add in your favorite seasonal fruit.

4. Avoid – Apples
Okay, so you’ve heard “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And it’s true – apples are good for you. However, if you eat just an apple for your daily afternoon snack, you may tend to overeat at dinner. That’s because just a plain old apple is not a balanced snack.

Enjoy – Apples and nuts (or cheese stick)
Eat an apple and some nuts too! If you combine your usual afternoon snack with a few almonds or a cheese stick, yes you might be getting some extra calories, but they are well worth it because it will keep you fuller longer.

The trick to any “diet” food is to ensure that it provides you with enough nutrients to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Remember that spicing it up or adding variety keeps things from getting boring. Also, keep in mind that if you let yourself indulge once in awhile, you will be less likely to splurge and overeat later.

Check back often for more great tips, recipes and advice. And if you’d like to learn how our revolutionary lipolaser, right here in Pittsburgh, can help remove fat, melt away the inches and reveal the body you’ve always wanted, then visit our website: www.inevocontouring.com

 

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Health and Fitness at INEVO

INEVO is dedicated to helping people look and feel better. We believe there are 3 components to fitness, and it’s important to incorporate all three to boost your metabolism, shed pounds and restore energy!

  • Component 1: Aerobic and cardiovascular activity  – These exercises support heart and lung health, and they are the best types of exercise to melt away your belly fat.
  • Component 2: Strength training – It is an important component that many people don’t do when they are trying to lose weight. Strength training helps increase muscle tissue while boosting your metabolism.
  • Component 3: Stretching Exercises – These exercises improve your flexibility, increase circulation and relieve stress.

Let’s look at the first component, aerobic and cardiovascular activity, a little bit closer! Cardio exercises are a fun way to get your heart pumping, but after awhile running, spinning or watching that same workout tape again can get boring.

Also, it’s important to note that too much repetition in your workout will slow down your results because you will begin to plateau. It’s important to add a little variety, which will also give muscle groups a chance to recover on their days off!

So how can you spice up your card routine and maximize your workout? Below are two great new card exercises that you should try!

  •   Zumba: This high-energy card routine is becoming all the rage, and if you haven’t tried it yet – well, you should! It is a dance workout that combines latin dances (Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton) with fun club-like music! Zumba incorporates squats, kicks, lunges and plenty of other moves to get your heart pumping and feet moving!
  • Cardio Kickboxing: This exercise is a combination of martial arts, boxing and traditional card movements. This includes nonstop bobbing and weaving, punching, high-kicks and so much more. After this intense workout, you’ll definitely feel the burn!

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Hearty Fall Recipes

Fall is officially here, which means it is a perfect time to try some hearty and delicious recipes. However, we also want to find recipes that use foods to support a flat belly. Below are two great fall recipes that do just that!
Apples are wonderful this time of year. Apples support heart health, and research has shown that when you snack on an apple before lunch, you’ll eat less and feel fuller longer, which are great reasons to incorporate apples into your diet! Below are two easy and delicious apple recipes for you to try!

Looking for a change to the standard PB&J? Want a healthy and delicious snack that you can you’re kids will love? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Apple Stackers: What You’ll Need

  • 1 medium sized apple of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup of salted pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. Thoroughly wash the apple
  2. Turn it on its side so the core is parallel with your cutting board and cut it into four slices (leave skin on)
  3. Cut each apple slice in half and discard core and seeds
  4. Spread a half tablespoon of peanut butter on four slices
  5. Sprinkle each with pumpkin seeds
  6. Place the other four slices on top to make “stackers”
  7. Enjoy!

Are you looking for a new spin on the usual salad? Then try an apple gorgonzola salad for dinner tonight!
Apple Gorgonzola Salad: What You’ll Need

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 large Red Delicious apples
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Wash and slice the two large apples
  2. Combine the maple syrup, vegetable oil, lime juice, salt and black pepper together
  3. Stir mixture well with a whisk
  4. Combine greens and apple slices in a large bowl
  5. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat
  6. Sprinkle salad with gorgonzola cheese and pecans
  7. Enjoy!

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Recipes courtesy of FitSugar.com & Health.com

The LipoLaser and Belly Fat

Written by Darren Dubyak D.C.
* Dr. Dubyak, of Peak Performance Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, is continually helping people reach their healthcare goals.  He is proud to offer total health and wellness solutions, including: chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, rehabilitation, Disc Decompression Therapy and LipoLaser sessions. To learn more, please visit his website at: www.drdubyak.com.

What is the LipoLaser?
Our LipoLaser is an innovative and revolutionary technology, offering clients an easy, painless and effective way to lose belly fat and contour their bodies. Compared to surgical liposuction, this non-invasive treatment requires no needles, is more affordable and provides similar results.

How does it work?
The LipoLaser paddles emit low levels of energy, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol. The free fatty acids are converted into energy, while water and glycerol are released through natural metabolic functions. This process is a normal response, which means no unnatural reaction is created during the LipoLaser sessions.

What makes the LipoLaser different?
The Lipolaser paddles are placed directly on the skin, which allows for targeted belly fat reduction and results in substantial body contouring improvements. By utilizing the LipoLaser to target specific areas of the body, we can contour, shape and melt away the stubborn inches that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Our clients' results at INEVO Contouring!

What makes INEVO Contouring different?
INEVO Contouring is committed to helping people contour their bodies and improve their lifestyles. Our focus is not only fat loss, but also changing the way people think about food, nutrition and fitness.

The result is our clients look better, feel healthier and are confident about the way they look. Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff is committed to working with clients to find a package that meets their needs. We work with our clients, helping them achieve the best results and providing them with an unsurpassed experience.

If you are ready to take the first step in improving the way you look and feel, then it’s time to contact INEVO Contouring. We are excited to announce our exciting  No Loss, No Cost package! This NO RISK package means you ONLY pay for the inches you lose! To learn more, visit our pricing page at: www.inevocontouring.com/laser-liposuction-pittsburgh-cost-prices.html.

For more information on how the LipoLaser works, or to find which location is nearest to you, visit us at: www.inevocontouring.com.

Enjoy or Avoid: The Belly Fat Edition

You’ve told yourself that you’re committed to losing that stubborn belly fat. Well, first give yourself credit – recognizing that you want to make a change in the way you look and feel is the first step in changing the way you look and feel, but now that you’ve taken that first step, where do you begin? Well, it’s important to look at what you are eating and make healthy substitutions to encourage fat loss, while leaving you feeling full and satisfied.

Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It boosts your metabolism, and if you choose the right foods, breakfast will leave you feeling fuller and energized throughout the day. However, some people don’t have time to cook a full course breakfast, so what’s a quick and healthy solution?

  • Enjoy Oatmeal: Oatmeal is high in fiber, low in fat, and stabilizes blood sugar. This fast and fulfilling breakfast will energize you throughout the day, but beware of sugary flavored varieties. Instead, stick to an original flavor and add in some delicious berries or a dash of cinnamon for added flavor and health benefits.
  • Avoid Sugary Cereals: When you think of sugary cereals are you imagining Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs or Cocoa Krispies? Well, what if I told you that Kellogg’s Raisin Bran has more sugar than all of the above? Don’t believe me, well it’s true. Some other offenders that you need to beware of are: Kellogg’s Smart Start Original Antioxidants and General Mills Chex Multi-Bran. All three of these cereals contain more than 13 grams of sugar.

Snacks
You may think that in order to lose weight you need to cut back on calories and ignore those hunger pangs.  Wrong! Eating small snacks throughout the day boosts your metabolism, and you’re less likely to overeat during dinner.

  • Enjoy Almonds: Almonds have amazing health benefits packed into each little nut. They help reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and are an excellent source of calcium. Almonds are a healthy and delicious snack that you should incorporate into your everyday diet. Stick to 24 almonds a day to satisfy your belly without overloading on calories.
  • Avoid Salted Peanuts: Now don’t get confused. We just told you how great almonds are, so you might be wondering why peanuts (another nut variety) is something you should avoid, right? What we don’t like about salted peanuts is they are loaded with sodium, which can raise your blood pressure. So if it’s a peanut you crave, reach for the roasted, unsalted kind.

Dinner
Ah, the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?”  Eating delicious dinners that the whole family can enjoy, while watching your waistline, can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Just remember to make healthy substitutions for the dishes you already love – whole grain pasta and turkey burgers are some healthier choices.

  • Enjoy Grilled Fish Tacos: Who doesn’t love fish tacos? Instead of battered and fried fish, try grilling it! Add in some spices and a healthy, delicious avocado and mango salsa and some rice on the side, and you have yourself a tasty meal that the whole family will love!
  • Avoid Chicken Quesadillas: If you are really craving a quesadilla, we suggest a “do it yourself” variety that is light on cheese and sour cream. Restaurants try to pack in as many ingredients as they can, for example Chili’s Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadilla combines: cheese, ranch dressing, bacon and chicken for a heart-stopping 1,650 calories, 107 grams of fat and 3,450 milligrams of sodium.

Have we made you hungry talking about food? Well, if you would like to try something new, check back next week for some delicious recipes, including those grilled fish tacos!

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Sources:
http://www.quickandsimple.com/diet-weight-loss/tips-calculator/belly-fat-foods
http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/best-worst-breakfast-cereals
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/17/earlyshow/health/main7254362.shtml
http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/the-fattiest-foods-america