According to European studies, laser treatments really do stimulate weight loss. And while laser weight loss has been used throughout Europe for decades, it’s fairly new to the United States. But now, many doctors and other qualified medical professionals, who have dropped weight over a four-week period, are believers in the benefits of laser therapy for weight loss. Here’s how laser treatments work—as well as some extra motivation to help you lose weight.
Understand that the laser treatment works as an appetite suppressant, reducing cravings. Cold, soft, non-invasive laser beams are directed at 37 points on the body—similar to acupuncture, but without the needles. You’ll sit in a comfortable recliner while a technician points beams of light at the tips of your fingers and toes, and at points on your knees and elbows. Cold lasers, also known as low level lasers, stimulate the metabolism and enable to body to use food effectively rather than storing it as fat.
Work with the doctor to customize the treatments. The laser treatments, which are customized to fit each individual's needs, include follow up, nutritional guidance and motivational support. Many laser therapy centers offer a 24-hour help line that provides ongoing support.
Lower your stress. When stimulated with a laser beam, specific points on the body signal the brain to release endorphins. Increased endorphins reduce production of the stress hormone, cortisol, in turn reducing cravings. When your body is in balance, your cravings will stop.
Understand that it improves will power. You’ll feel motivated to eat smaller portions, stay away from sweets and increase your level of physical activity. Eating more fruits and vegetables will help along with less saturated fat and sugar. Just switching from processed flour to whole grains is a huge step toward losing weight.
Experience increased energy. Exercise, along with diet is important in any weight reduction program. You can keep your physical activity simple. Start slow by just walking five minutes a day for a week, then increase it incrementally. You’ll want to get up to 30 minutes of moderately paced exercise almost every day.