Belly Fat. The Good, The Bad And Solution

Belly fat has a name in South Africa. We call it “The Boep”, and it affects most men and women. For some, it has a major effect on their self-esteem, and they will try everything to get rid of the stubborn fat. Mostly this involves Diet plans, Fad-diets and special mixes, medications and concoctions. These often have little or no effect, and the worst part is this: Everything you lost you gain back double if you stop. GREAT! Back to square one, and then some.

What is Belly Fat really?

There are three types of fat: Triglycerides (fat circulating in your blood); Subcutaneous fat (the layer of fat beneath your skin) and Visceral fat (a.k.a Belly Fat). You will find Belly fat beneath your muscles in your stomach and poses many threats to your health if there is too much of it. In simple terms, belly fat is excess fat that surrounds the organs in your stomach.

What causes it?

There are many factors that can contribute to belly fat. Below are a few of those factors to take note of.

Poor Diet

Sweets, fizzy drinks and sugary foods can lead to weight gain which slows your metabolism and, in the end, reduce a person’s ability to burn fat.


Drinking too much alcohol could cause a variety of health problems, such as liver failure, kidney failure and alcohol poisoning. People, the majority of which are male, gain weight around their bellies from drinking an excessive amount of alcohol.

Lack of exercise

Obviously, if you take in more calories than the calories you burn off, you will gain weight. Living an inactive lifestyle (and no, Wii Sports don’t count) makes it even harder for a person to get rid of stubborn fat, particularly around the belly.


Cortisol is a hormone released by our bodies to control and deal with stress. In many cases your body will release Cortisol when in danger or under high amounts of pressure. This, of course, impacts your metabolism. People usually turn to food as a good stress reliever. The bad news, however, is that the Cortisol causes the excess calories to remain around the belly and other body areas for later use.

How to lose belly fat

Try to make a few lifestyle changes and you may end up losing the unwanted belly fat. Here are a few tips for getting started:

Level-up your diet

A healthy and balanced diet can help a person lose weight and have an excellent effect on your overall health. Try to avoid fatty foods and foods low nutritional value like refined carbohydrates. Instead, eat lots fruit and vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates.

Drink less alcohol

If you are trying to lose the stubborn belly fat you should monitor your alcohol intake. Why? Alcohol contains additional sugars that can contribute to gaining more weight.

Become more active and work out

A sedentary lifestyle (doing nothing) can contribute to many health problems, including weight. If you are trying to lose the stubborn belly fat, getting a good amount of exercise everyday is a good point to start. (Walking is a form of exercise, just so you know).

Stress less

It might be easier said than done. Even so, this thing we call stress is a major contributor to gaining weight. Destress yourself with gentle exercises like Yoga or meditation.

Shaking off the last bits of fat

The one thing about belly fat is that, even if you do make lifestyle changes and try to live a healthier life, you might still end up with fat around your waist, hips and thighs. We call that “Stubborn Fat”. You will know when you are dealing with this problem because nothing you do will make the fat go away. For most people this can be devastating, especially after all the efforts they put into living healthier. Even though it is no longer a health issue it can still make a big impact on self-confidence and body positivity.

At this stage, weight loss isn’t a priority. What you need now is fat loss – and that is where fat freezing technology excels. Instead of reducing the size of fat cells, fat freezing destroys fat cells without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. It can directly target your trouble spots making sure you lose the fat where you need to.

With our fat freezing sessions, you can finally reclaim your old jeans proudly. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for fat freezing, contact us today to book a consultation.


5 Benefits Of Fat Freezing Therapy

Do you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise? Still can’t shed stubborn pockets of fat on particular areas of your body? Are you reluctant to undergo surgical procedures to address these areas of concern? If yes, fat freezing is a popular option for many people struggling with body fat.

Fat Freezing is regarded as the number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure performed worldwide. It’s also proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Here are some of the benefits of fat freezing, as listed by Tafwellness, a leading center for fat freezing treatment.

5 Benefits of Fat Freezing:

  • Impressive and natural looking results: The fat freezing treatment yields natural looking results which are gradual. Significant results usually show between three to six months. In fact, the natural progression makes it easier to make your treatment a private matter.
  • Zero downtime and recovery: Unlike many surgical procedures which have a high downtime, fat freezing treatment is a non-surgical process. The treatment involves freezing and killing cells in the body leading to some redness and swelling. However, you can return to your everyday activities following the treatment and has minimal discomfort.
  • Long-lasting results: One of the biggest benefit of Fat Freezing is that it permanently removes the fat cells it targets. When you diet, the fat cells decrease in size but remain in the body. This makes it easier to regain the fat. As long as you keep up the healthy habits that fat will be gone for good. However, you’re most likely to see more evenly distributed fat with Fat Freezing. And that’s even if you do gain weight again.
  • Efficiency: The fat freezing treatment has the ability to treat multiple problems area at once. As a result, the slimming process becomes faster! The targeted treatment areas include thighs, stomach, upper arms, flanks, chin, and more. The candidates suitable for this treatment are usually within 5-7 kgs of their ideal weight.
  • FDA-Approved: The fat freezing procedure is an FDA-approved making it an extremely safe and effective treatment of visible fat bulges in areas, abdomen, and flank. The Fat freezing systems are controlled cooling devices that are designed with built-in safety measures. In addition to this, the treatment has also proved to yield up to 21% fat loss in the targeted area so you can see a visible difference even after the first treatment.

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Does Fat Freezing Work? The Experts Weigh In

Recently, all across the country, a topic is on the tips of tongues: Fat Freezing. Not a new technology, the fat freezing procedure formally called cryolipolysis was first discovered after, rumour has it, doctors noticed that children who ate a lot of ice pops experienced fat degradation in their cheeks. “Fat is more temperature-sensitive than your skin,” explains UCLA professor and plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian, MD. “It goes through the cell death process before your skin does.” Yet people still ask: Does Fat Freezing Work?

CoolSculpting was first approved by the FDA in 2010. It gained attention when it was rebranded from minor spot treatment to a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. It also promised to eviscerate love handles and bra bulge with the wave of a cooling paddle. Most recently, the non-surgical fat reduction tool was cleared to tackle loose skin under the chin, a smaller area that is more difficult to alter through natural means like diet and exercise. Sound too good to be true? According to Roostaeian and Manhattan-based CoolSculpting guru Jeannel Astarita, the technology works. Here, they discuss the ins and outs of fat freezing, from weight loss to health risks.


Fat Freezing procedures use rounded paddles in one of four sizes to suction your skin and fat “like a vacuum,” says Roostaeian. While you sit in a reclined chair for up to two hours, cooling panels set to work crystallizing your fat cells. “It’s a mild discomfort that people seem to tolerate pretty well,” he says. “[You experience] suction and cooling sensations that eventually go numb.” In fact, the procedural setting is so relaxed that patients can bring laptops to do work, enjoy a movie, or simply nap while the machine goes to work.


Above all, emphasizes Roostaeian, fat freeze is “for someone who is looking for mild improvements,” explaining that it’s not designed for one-stop-shop major fat removal like liposuction. When clients come for a consultation, you must consider “their age, skin quality—will it rebound? Will it look good after volume is removed?—and how thick or pinchable their tissue is,” before approving them for treatment, because the suction panels can only treat the tissue it can access. “If someone has thick, firm tissue,” explains Astarita, “I won’t be able to give them a wow result.”


“It often takes a few treatments to get to your optimum results,” says Roostaeian, who admits that a single treatment will yield very minimal change, sometimes imperceptible to clients. “One of the downsides of [fat freezing] is there’s a range for any one person. I’ve seen people look at before and after pictures and not be able to see the results.” All hope is not lost, however, because both experts agree that the more treatments you have, the more results you will see. What will happen eventually is an up to 25 percent fat reduction in a treatment area.


“None of these devices shed pounds,” says Astarita, reminding potential patients that muscle weighs more than fat. When you’re shedding 25 percent of fat in a handful of tissue, it won’t add up to much on the scale, but, she counters, “When [you lose] what’s spilling over the top of your pants or your bra, it counts.” Her clients come to her in search of better proportions at their current weight, and may leave having dropped “one or two sizes in clothing.”


“I really emphasize to my patients, yes it’s a permanent fat reduction technology, but only if you control your weight. If you gain weight, it will go somewhere,” says Astarita. Lasting improvements to your body can also occur by changing your behaviour through nutrition and exercise. “A little bit of this is on you: If you’re going to do 14 cycles and not change your diet and eating habits at all, [your body] is not going to change at all.”


Roostaeian recommends scheduling your session three months in advance, six at the most. Results are not visible for at least four weeks, with the fat loss reaching its peak at around eight. “By twelve weeks your skin smooths out and looks prettier,” says Astarita. “That’s the cherry on top.” But, reminds Roostaeian, “the results after one treatment are almost always inadequate. Each [treatment] has a downtime, so you want at least six to eight weeks [between appointments].”


Because this is a noninvasive procedure, the risks, comparatively speaking, are very low. Contour irregularities can occur the same way they might in liposuction. While the system leaves less room for human error in terms of fat removal, it also has its limitations. Of course, the biggest being in terms of fine-tuning removal the way an artful plastic surgeon might by hand. So, too, a potential complication lies with your numbed nerves feeling as though they’ve fallen asleep. This can happen for “weeks if not months—that can happen,” acknowledges Roostaeian. Wounds will not occur, and swelling is minimal. Further risks should be discussed with your doctor.

If you want to find out if Fat-Freezing will work for you, contact us today:

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Read the original article from Vogue.


What You Need To Know About Fat Freezing

People interested in Fat freezing treatments – technically known as cryolipolysis – are often left wondering if the process really works, or if it’s just the latest fad. If you didn’t know, fat-freezing is an FDA approved treatment that freezes fat cells. This is to get rid of “love handles,” a double chin and other unwanted bulges of fat. It does promise to remove 25% of fat – but not all in one treatment!

The FDA cleared the marketing of the fat freezing method in 2010. This was after a successful study on fat freeze treatments. After 6 months, 60 patients saw their fat reduced by an average of 19%! Since then, fat freezing has become a global phenomenon and here is what you need to know about Fat Freezing.

What You Need To Know About Fat Freezing
Fat Freezing Before and After Pictures from Various Patients

How does it work?

Fat freeze works with special suction cups that suck in your skin, and goes to work on the cooling process. When it does this, it crystallizes fat cells. The body can then get rid of the fat cells. It usually lasts about 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the area. There’s also some discomfort involved. Although it’s not as bad as getting surgery, you’ll still feel the cold and numbness of the cooling.

However, fat freezing technology “is intended to reduce the appearance of visible bulges, not as a treatment for obesity.”, says Dr. Andrew Weil, and he makes an excellent points. Cryolipolysis will definitely reduce your visible fat, but if you don’t change your lifestyle, it’s like popping diet pills without ever going on a diet.

Can men use Fat Freezing Treatments?

Absolutely! You might not know it, but treatment for enlarged men’s breasts is the fourth-most popular cosmetic surgery for men. In 2015 a study showed that 95% of 21 men that used fat freeze treatments not only looked better, but felt better as well!

Are there risks?

Like with any treatment or therapy, there are always risks. In this case, the risk is minimal. Your body might have some slight irregular contouring because the fat isn’t removed evenly, but that can easily be fixed. You might also experience some numbness and swelling. Each area has their own risks – always check beforehand if you’re not sure!

Ready to book your session? Contact us now, and start looking and feeling your best!


Get Rid Of Stubborn Fat with Fat-Freezing

We all wish we could get rid of stubborn fat by snapping our fingers instead of going on those awful diets that never work anyway, and let’s not even get started on exercise, who has time for that in our busy lives anyway? Now there might just be a different way – Fat Freeze Technology!

Yes! With the advances in technology we can actually “freeze” the stubborn fat away and we mean that in a literal way. Say goodbye to those diets that end up in you picking up more weight afterwards and say hello to Cryolipolysis / Fat-Freeze.

With Cryolipolysis you will start to see results after the first session, it’s almost like magic except its proven science!

So what is Fat-Freeze?

In short, Fat-Freeze is a non-invasive body contouring treatment used to reduce fat cell volume by method of freezing.

Lipolysis procedures attempts to “dissolve” fat cells by nonsurgical means.

In laymen’s terms this basically means our machine freezes targeted fat cells which causes these fat cells to die. These dead cells pass trough your body naturally without you ever noticing.

This treatment has received the EU CE Mark of approval and has been 100% FDA-cleared, which means you can enjoy your treatment with peace of mind.

How long until I notice a difference?

Usually you should start to notice a difference even after the first session. But like things in life it depends on you body type and the amount of fat that needs to be destroyed.

Therapist usually recommend 6 – 12 weeks of treatment for optimal results.

What’s stopping you?

If you hate diets and you don’t have time for regular exercise but you want to get rid of stubborn fat. Then there is nothing better than Cryolipolysis.

Organies Genoeg only uses the latest proven techniques for health and weight-loss. We pride ourselves in offering some of the most affordable rates in South Africa.

Call us today and book your first session and start to look good and feel great.