Diet and Exercise Won't Get Rid of My Fat Pockets: Can You Help?

Jan 02, 2024
Diet and Exercise Won't Get Rid of My Fat Pockets: Can You Help?
You’ve tried every trick in the book, but even your best, most focused efforts aren’t moving the needle. What gives? There’s likely a combination of factors keeping your stubborn weight on — and our advanced services are here to help.

Weight loss is on almost everyone’s mind. Nearly half of all adults have attempted to shed some pounds this past year, and unfortunately, many of them find it next to impossible to reach their goals. 

If you’re one of those unlucky folks who can’t whittle down with diet and exercise alone, you’re in the right place.

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith and our team at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta have the know-how and the advanced services to push you over the finish line. 

Here’s a closer look at what’s going on behind the scenes and what happens when we join you on your weight-loss journey. 

Why diet and exercise aren’t working for you

We can almost guarantee you have a friend, coworker, family member, or frenemy who makes weight loss look easy — too easy. It seems as though they simply have to think about losing weight, and it happens practically overnight. 

But that’s not your story. 

You’ve put in hours at the gym, cut calories, and done exactly what your friends are doing, so why aren’t you getting the same results? 

It’s important to remember that losing weight is an incredibly complicated journey, and many factors can lead to the dreaded weight-loss plateau. A weight-loss plateau is where you are right now: Your body has slowed or stalled your weight loss and refuses to shed more fat. 

Weight-loss plateaus can happen even with diligent diet and exercise. Sometimes, how you’re exercising is the problem. For instance, too much cardio and zero strength training can stall weight loss. You might also be:

  • Not getting enough water
  • Not sleeping well
  • Drinking your calories
  • Trying a fad, crash, or restrictive diet
  • Not managing your stress

Often, an underlying medical condition can cause you to hold onto stubborn fat, especially those that impact your hormones, such as hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Sometimes, even genetics play a role in weight-loss challenges. 

Where we come in

If it feels like your body is working against you, it’s time to call in the experts. We’ve helped countless folks stuck near the end of their weight-loss goal finish the final push with the help of CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting is the industry’s leading nonsurgical weight-loss treatment. It uses a process called cryolipolysis, which targets, freezes, and destroys fat cells, namely those in areas most resistant to healthy eating and exercise.

The cold temperatures penetrate your skin and seek out fat cells. Once the fat cells are frozen, your body gradually processes and eliminates them.

A few months later, you’re left with a trimmer figure and less fat. 

Why you should consider CoolSculpting

It may sound too good to be true, but CoolSculpting delivers on its promises. One of our favorite aspects is its versatility. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to tackle stubborn pockets of fat on your:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Double chin
  • Bra fat
  • Banana roll, or the fat between your buttocks and upper thigh

The CoolSculpting system is also incredibly efficient. Depending on which area of your body we’re treating, you can be in and out of our office in as little as 35 minutes.

If you’re so close to your weight-loss goals you can taste it but just need a little help finishing the job, CoolSculpting is likely an option. When you’re ready to get started, we’re ready, too. Call or click to schedule a consultation with the team at our Decatur, Georgia, office today.