Losing weight is tough, but shedding pockets of stubborn fat, in particular, can feel insurmountable – especially if you’re in a hurry to get a more trim physique.
Even if you hit the gym or do HIIT workouts at home five times a week, you may not see the results you want in specific areas of your body.
If exercise hasn’t done much to reduce your pooch or if you’re unable to carve out time for workouts, it’s best to look at the reasons why and what you can do about it.
Pssst! Keep reading, because we’ll be sharing the best way to trim off pockets of fat and shape up your muscles, all without having to lift a finger!
Top 3 reasons that hinder fat loss
1. Your hormones and genetics
While a lot depends on your diet and lifestyle, there is also a genetic predisposition to storing fat. Furthermore, hormones can lead to excess fat.
Women might find it much harder to lose fat than men as they age, and it’s mainly due to a decrease in the hormone estrogen. This drop has been shown to impact fat distribution, which makes it more focused around the belly area compared to the hips and thighs.
2. Your diet
If your diet consists of lots of sugary beverages like fizzy Coca-Cola and flavoured waters, or saccharine foods like chocolate and cakes, your journey to losing inches is going to be a tough one.
While having a glass of red wine has been shown to have some health benefits, it is widely known that consuming excess alcohol can impact your health and your waistline.
When you consume alcohol, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat, which, over a long period of time, can lead to fat accumulation.
The amount of simple carbohydrates you eat, such as pasta and bread, can also be a roadblock in your weight loss journey. Cutting back on that amount and substituting it for a healthier alternative could definitely help.
Upping your protein intake is also great for fat loss. It helps build and preserve lean muscle tissue and can increase the calories you burn. It’s also a great source of energy that helps you feel fuller for longer, so you’re less tempted to snack.
3. Your age
As we get older, we begin to lose muscle mass, and our metabolic rate (the effectiveness at which we burn calories) decreases further, so we’re more likely to hold onto fat.
On top of that, women have to deal with menopause. In menopause, the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone slows down. Meanwhile, testosterone levels also start to drop, but at a slower rate. This shift in hormones causes women to hold more weight in their bellies.
The good news is that you can fight this process without jumping on a restrictive diet or working out extra hard. Read on to find out how!
The best way to shed stubborn fat without exercising
To accelerate fat loss in targeted areas, try Blush By Ezann’s Slim & Sculpt service. Now, before you think of it as just a regular slimming treatment, we’re here to tell you that it isn’t.
The Slim & Sculpt treatment uses powerful ultrasonic cavitation, coupled with the latest HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) from Japan to remove stubborn fat deposits under the skin.
If those two terms sound a little confusing, here’s a simpler way to understand what they do:
- HIFU: This advanced technology significantly tightens and lifts several areas of the skin. It also improves skin tone and reduces visible signs of ageing.
- EMS: This stimulates your muscles using tiny electrodes that complements your workout routine and enhances your body-toning results. EMS training is a good way to improve your overall fitness, tone your body, and strengthen your muscles in a short period of time.
Unlike fat-freezing where parts of your body have to be sucked into applicator heads, the Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt treatment is able to target every inch of your body (other than sensitive areas, such as your genitals, breasts, and armpits, of course).
Even better, an 80-minute session is equivalent to putting your body through a whopping 30 hours of intensive workout! After one session, you should be able to see an instant circumference loss of 1 to 3cm around your tummy area, as this is the section where most fats are deposited.
If you are pregnant or have complicated medical conditions, such as cancer, then this treatment is not recommended. You’ll also have to avoid consuming food two hours before and after your session.
I tried Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt to see if I could trim centimetres off my belly
While I have never felt pressured to lose weight, it’s a worthy goal to shed my paunch because it’s the most dangerous location to store fat.
Belly fat – also known as visceral fat – is more temporary. It circulates throughout the bloodstream more regularly and is likelier to raise the amount of fat in the blood, increasing my blood sugar levels and putting me at a greater risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
So when I was invited to try out Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt, I was excited to find out if one session could help me reduce belly fat and tone my tummy.
As I stepped into Blush By Ezann’s space nestled along East Coast Road, I was greeted by welcoming shades of cream and pink as well as plush furniture, which put me at ease instantly.
My therapist ushered me into one of the treatment rooms to change into a set of disposable undergarments. Then, she came back in to snap “before” pictures of my abdominal area and recorded my measurements at three points, so that we could compare the differences after.
She used a sanitising wipe to clean the treatment area before getting me to lie on my stomach. As I made myself comfortable, she applied a slippery gel on my back to help the treatment device glide on much more smoothly.
She turned the treatment machine on and went to work, manoeuvring the two device heads across sections of my back and sides. It felt very much like a relaxing massage session sans heat or cold, although you should be prepared for some involuntary muscle twitching courtesy of the EMS.
Once she was done with my back, she instructed me to turn to the front, applied the same gel on my tummy and began again.
When she moved over to the left side of my abdomen, it started feeling a little sore. My therapist told me that it was because there’s more visceral fat in that area, and those are harder to target. She also remarked that my left and right side weren’t balanced, but assured me that it was completely normal.
I thoroughly enjoyed the session, mainly because there wasn’t any judgement about my body from start to finish. In fact, the therapist was patient and polite, checking in every once in a while to see if I was feeling okay.
Before I knew it, my 40-minute session was over, and I leapt off the treatment bed to get my measurements taken.
Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt review: The results after 40 minutes
As you can see, I managed to trim off 2.3cm on my midriff after only 40 minutes of treatment. I was truly impressed by the results, considering my abdomen harbours plenty of stubborn fat.
You can see the difference in the images snapped before and after the treatment too. My tummy looks much less puffy and more contoured now. Though there was a little bit of redness at the sides of my torso right after, it faded within the hour.
Buttoning up my jeans felt easier too, now that I’ve lost 2.3cm from my belly. Plus, I don’t have to feel as self-conscious about my muffin top.
My therapist said that these results aren’t likely to rebound as long as you stick to a healthy lifestyle instead of taking the other route to binge on more food.
Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt is a great choice for folks who lead busy lifestyles too, so if you can’t find time to squeeze a workout into your week, you’ll still be able to fall back on this toning and sculpting treatment. After all, an 80-minute session is equivalent to 30 hours of intensive exercise.
There’s no downtime with this treatment too. Apart from feeling a little sore right after the treatment, I was able to resume my daily activities without encountering any problems.
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A total of 12 sessions are recommended to reap the full benefits of the treatment, but you should be able to see pronounced results after only three sessions. Just check out the results from one of Blush By Ezann’s customers above, who saw an incredible contrast in five sessions!
You’ll have to head down to Blush By Ezann to experience the difference for yourself.
Enjoy Blush By Ezann Slim & Sculpt at a trial promotion (80-minute session) of S$198. Following sessions will be priced at S$388.