STUDIO CITY, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey of the
Popular consciousness has long linked carrying excess fat with potential health risks, but not everyone knows the specifics. Excess weight may cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar – a risk factor for diabetes.  People with higher BMIs also often have a larger waist circumference, which a Circulation study found puts people at greater risk for death from heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of other causes.  The other interesting thing about BMI is that it's not always easy to size up from appearance – even a person who appears to be thin might not have a healthy muscle-mass-to-fat ratio. 
Increased focus on body weight and BMI has also led some others – especially athletes – to push BMI to the opposite limit and carry too little fat on their bodies. This can also cause potentially serious health complications such as heart problems, muscle weakening, immune system compromise, osteoporosis, and sexual dysfunction  (plus loss of menstrual cycle in women). 
Whenever someone undertakes a regimen with the goal of extreme weight loss rather than wellness, they tend to pursue crash diets or punishing exercise regimes that actually do more harm than good. Intense and questionable diets that have trended recently (especially when endorsed by celebrities) have included the Maple Syrup Diet (followed by Beyoncé) and the Clay Diet (followed by Shailene Woodley).  The Maple Syrup diet involves mixing a special maple syrup with water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and a few other ingredients and drinking the concoction for a few days in place of meals, while the Clay Diet involves ingesting clay powder which supposedly absorbs toxins and promotes a feeling of fullness (though may be toxic itself!). 
Constant intense exercise, or exercise performed as an addictive behavior, has actually earned the name "athletica nervosa," as some of those suffering from anorexia will use it as a technique to shave unnecessary pounds. A study published in The Lancet recently showed that people who exercise over 90 minutes daily or more than 23 times per month actually saw the beneficial effects of regular exercise decrease and lead to adverse effects such as depression, fatigue, sleep disruption, and increased susceptibility to injuries. 
Balance, of course, is key, but those frustrated with the often-lengthy process of achieving lasting weight loss have some supplemental options.
One of the best is a therapy called UltraSlim™ – it's safe, non-invasive, and works with the body's natural processes. The treatment consists of placing a patented red LED light close to the body, which triggers the fat cells to release fat through the body's natural waste process. There is no pain, and patients are guaranteed at least two inches of fat loss with the very first treatment. 
"No one should have to be so frustrated with their body fat that they resort to crash diets and extreme exercise," says Duane Anderson, director of Body Contourz, the leading provider of UltraSlim™ in L.A. "UltraSlim™ is especially great for those areas that won't respond to exercise and diet, so that you can safely contour your body to appear exactly the way you want."
The truth is, when it comes to drastically reducing that BMI, there's no quick fix or magic wand. But there are safe and comfortable options that can boost progress within a balanced lifestyle – and people should be aware that they exist.
About Body Contourz
Body Contourz, a body image center located in Studio City, is a pioneering L.A. provider of the FDA-approved, non-invasive fat reduction therapy UltraSlim™. Director Duane Anderson, who has over 25 years of experience as a chiropractor and practice consultant, founded Body Contourz after discovering the therapy as a safer and much easier alternative to coolsculpting and liposuction. The clinic uses LED red light treatments to target subcutaneous fat, triggering the body's cells into opening pores and releasing fat much like perspiration. The procedure works with the body's natural processes, does not harm cells, and Body Contourz guarantees a loss of at least 2" of fat with the first treatment. Anderson and Body Contourz strive to make patients' road to positive self-image and the best bodies of their lives as easy and comfortable as possible. For more info, visit https://www.bodycontourz.com/.
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