What to Eat Before and After Plastic Surgery?

Many people believe that plastic surgery is nothing more than a routine procedure that helps us repair our flaws. This belief is strongly supported by people that are against this type of operations, considering them too shallow. However, there is one fact everyone should know: Plastic surgery is more than that. It is a complex endeavor done by great experts in this field of medicine.

As in any other kind of medical procedure, the patient needs to be both physically and mentally prepared. If you have decided to undertake such a radical venture, you have to understand that you can’t simply undo it. The results are going to last forever. So, first you have to be completely sure that you want to change something about your looks. If you are uncertain about all that, the best way is to possibly talk to someone close, who would be completely honest and open-minded.

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Mens sana in corpore sano

When it comes to plastic surgery, one of the most important things is proper diet. No matter if you are overweight or not, you should start eating more healthy food. Firstly, it would prepare you for the operation, eliminating all toxins from your body. Secondly, your recovery would be faster if you were in good shape. After the operation, you body will be extremely exhausted and only relaxation and balanced nutrition can completely recover it. Don’t be scared if you see that the spot where the surgery was performed starts to swell. That happens because the body recognizes it as a problem and tries to warn you. However, swelling slows the process of healing and that is why you have to apply a lot of ice to that area.

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Balanced diet will decrease inflammation, swelling and bloating after the surgery. Many recent studies have proven that the unhealthy fats increase the possibility of infections, while healthy ones decrease it. You should choose food rich with low-fat proteins, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.  They will contribute to your overall health, reducing your blood pressure and helping you reach your ideal weight. Although this process could be exhausting and long, you will be astonished with the results. Here are several suggestions that are perfect for both, your preparation and recovery after the plastic surgery.

You are what you eat

First things first, you should drink a lot of water. Remember that your body has gone through an enormous stress and it needs to completely recover. Also, a cup of warm tea has always been a great solution. Also, it is highly recommended that you should drink a glass of wine every day. It is healthy and enhances your blood count. You should avoid fizzy drinks for they can be a cause of many diseases, including diabetes. You should eat five times a day, including three meals and two snacks. Your meals should be balanced, with smaller, but nutritious amounts of food. As the intake of proteins is of crucial importance, you mustn’t forget them. However, avoid red meat, as well as deep-fried or fast food. Instead of it, choose the one with lean proteins, such as chicken. Fish is also a perfect idea, especially the one rich with omega-3 fatty acids, such as sardines, salmon or mackerel. If you want your menu to be heterogeneous, you should add a side dish of fresh vegetables, which is both, healthy and tasty. You could eat something different every day and you will never get bored. White bread, as well as flour in general, should be avoided and replaced with whole grain products. You shouldn’t eat spicy food, but natural spices such as onion, garlic, curry and ginger are acceptable because they serve as natural antioxidants. For a desert, choose natural ingredients, such as fruit which provides you with vitamins. If you really have a sweet tooth, you should prefer homemade sweets. Avoid refined products with a lot of artificial sweeteners.

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When you adapt to this regime, you will feel noticeable difference. Also, when the pain from the plastic surgery diminishes, you will understand how important the overall physical looks are. Every procedure, from breast augmentation to rhinoplasty or even a face-lift is more successful if you are in great shape.

Balanced and healthy diet will certainly make your recovery faster and less painful. However, once you get used to it, it will become your way of life. Try it and you won’t regret it.

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Diet for Healthy Post-Baby Weight Loss

One thing is for sure when it comes to losing weight after the childbirth – you need to be very careful about it and you need to make sure that your doctor knows all about your diet and that he has a say in it. Your body is now not only yours but your baby depends on your health and the ability to take care of it. If you are breastfeeding this means that you will be even more responsible for your health and the diets and the regimes you put yourself through. Here are some of the things to know about the diet and the post baby weight loss right here.

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Time

One thing is for sure, you will need a lot of time to get back into shape. Pregnancy and childbirth alter your body significantly and they do it for nine straight months. Therefore, you cannot expect it to get back into the previous shape fast. This time is different with everyone, but it needs to be done slowly and carefully in order for it to be healthy and permanent. Don’t look up to the celebrities that shed that weight like it’s nothing as they have the entire team of doctors, trainers, dietitians and babysitters who take care of them and the baby in the process.

Diet Plan

Food

Fats cannot be entirely excluded from your diet, but they should be reduced to the minimum. Having a baby and breastfeeding it needs a lot of calories and a lot of nutrient. Therefore, you need to have enough body and to keep your body hydrated. You need tons of fiber and vitamins, so your options should be fresh fruit and vegetables, especially the green ones. Get ready to include a lot of spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce and other greenery into your diet. Also, when it comes to starchy foods, make sure that they contain a lot of whole wheat brands and types as they are rich in vitamin B which you need in order to stay strong and healthy. Always have breakfast and divide the portions into five meals during the day. Avoid sweats, soft drinks, especially fizzy kinds and overly salty foods. Keep the foods fresh and keep them balanced with the right amount of fats, carbs and proteins.

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Calorie Counting

This depends on many factors and it should not be determined on your own. Consult with the dietitian and your doctor, especially if you are breastfeeding. Calorie consumption and counting is a good way to keep your body weight on a desired level. This doesn’t mean that you need to religiously count every calorie that you eat, but it may keep you on track about how much you eat, especially if you have cravings. Also, calorie counting makes sure that you don’t eat too little as that is a common mistake. In this way, you can reduce the number of calories a bit and slowly reduce weight. You just need to make sure that you add about 350 calories a day if you are breastfeeding as that actually reduces calories significantly. Use weight loss tea to help you keep hydrated and lose weight at the same time.

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Exercise

Start by walking and pushing the trolley. Add the tempo as you please or you increase the time you walk gradually. Every exercise that you decide you want to do should be approved by your doctor. Too much strain can hurt your body, you uterus, stitches if you have any and your blood vessels which are still sore from the childbirth. One step at the time will lead you directly to success and gradual increase of the effort needed for your exercise will get you back in the shape in healthy and good way.

Once you have a baby you are making a big shock to your body. It is still in the state of recovery. It has been put through a lot, and you need to be gentle on it. Rigid exercises and dietary regimes are not loving your body. They are torturing it and putting in through yet another shock. Always keep in mind – when you are torturing yourself to lose weight, you are now actually torturing somebody’s mother.