When it comes to body issues that many of us struggle with throughout our lives, managing one’s weight has to rank near the top. It’s the rare person who stays slim throughout their entire lives. If you read magazines or you’re active on social media, you’ve no doubt seen the seemingly endless parade of fitness models who seem to slim down and tone up with no problems. They make it look very easy, but as you probably know, it’s anything but easy. Sure, you may be able to slim down with a healthy diet and exercise, but you probably plateau at a certain point. Many people struggle with getting rid of that last bit of stubborn fat in problem areas.

When you reach that point where you have great difficulty losing that last bit of weight, you may get frustrated and wonder what you can do to cross that final hurdle. There are some best practices you’ll want to follow in order to get rid of the most stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen. Additionally, you may also want to ask your doctor about a Smartlipo procedure, which can help you quickly get rid of fatty deposits that respond poorly to exercise.

If you’re struggling with losing weight, here are some of the best ways to slim down and tone up. Speak to your doctor if you’re having issues slimming down.

Don’t skip breakfast

You may think you need to eat less to lose weight, and that’s true to an extent, but skipping out on breakfast is a recipe for weight loss disaster. That’s because a healthy breakfast is the key towards a revved up metabolism and well-regulated blood sugar level. People who skip breakfast tend to eat less healthily later on because of poorly regulated blood sugar levels and hunger. When you’re ravenous, your body tells you to eat fattier and more carb-heavy foods. A healthy breakfast is the only way to start your day if you’re looking to get rid of body fat.

Don’t eat late at night

Bodybuilders will tell you one of the key diet-related things they do is eat at night before bed. This is so they can get a steady drip of nutrients and bulk up. If you’re looking to bulk up, eating before bed might be right for you. However, since you’re looking to lose weight, you’re advised to do the opposite. Eating before bed ensures that you’ll pack on the pounds due inactivity while your body takes in more calories.

You need more sleep

Speaking of sleep, getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep is key to managing your body weight. That’s because people who are chronically tired have poor blood sugar control and slower metabolisms. Being tired also can dissuade you from exercising like you should. Getting more sleep can put you in a better position to eat and exercise properly.


Surely, you’re familiar with liposuction. It’s been a popular fat reduction procedure for decades. However, it’s often been characterized as a majorly invasive and intense procedure with the need for some serious downtime. That isn’t the case any longer when you opt for Smartlipo. Smartlipo leverages laser technology to improve on traditional liposuction in every way. It’s the ideal treatment for healthy individuals at a normal weight who are tired of not seeing the lean, sculpted body they’re working towards to no avail.

Smartlipo is performed through a tiny incision in the treated area. Once the thin tube is inserted, energy is delivered through it in order to liquify the fat cells and remove them from the area. The laser energy also triggers elastin and collagen production so that skin tightens up. Traditional liposuction often leaves behind great amounts of excess skin. Not so with Smartlipo. Recovery from Smartlipo is rather quick and you’ll see results in about a week, with the most prominent results appearing in the 3-6 months following treatment.


Slimming down and toning up can be a serious challenge. Sometimes you may need a little help, even if you are diligent with your diet and exercise. Difficulty ranges depending on the person. In the beginning, losing weight can be moderately easy, but as time goes on the pounds shed at a slower pace. If you’re stuck at the point where the stubborn fat just isn’t going away, it may be time to consider Smartlipo. Smartlipo is an excellent solution for slimming down quickly and getting the body that you want. If you’re interested in learning more about Smartlipo, including if it’s the right procedure for you, book an appointment online with us today. Dr. El Asmar and the team at Vermont Med Spa are dedicated to providing you with the care you need so you can look your best.


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