3 Healthy Holiday Snacks to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party

Healthy Holiday SnacksNothing quite says “Happy Holidays” like a delicious cup of eggnog or a gingerbread cookie that is fresh out of the oven. And although in a perfect world you could drink eggnog and eat gingerbread cookies all day long without gaining any weight, if you are going to keep your body in the best shape possible after having CoolSculpting done, you should make sure that you are indulging in snacks that are a bit healthier this holiday season. This article will discuss a few of the foods and beverages that you can indulge in and share with friends at your next holiday party.

Red Wine
Filled with a heart healthy ingredient called resveratrol, red wine is not only good for your body, but it is substantially lower in calories as well. Rather than grabbing that glass of spiked eggnog or any other sort of festive cocktail, consider reaching for a glass of red wine instead. To add a fun and easy twist to your glass of holiday red wine, try mixing it with a little bit of seltzer water to give it more of a bubbly flavor.

The tricky part about eating almonds is that although they are extremely good for you and are packed with protein, they are packed with fat as well. However, by eating a few almonds with your glass of red wine, you can help get that salty snack that you’ve been craving without having to dip into the potato chips. Plus, the lean protein that almonds provide your body with will help you to maintain a healthy weight.

Dark Chocolate
Although those gingerbread men cookies may be calling your name and taunting you to eat them, they are packed with refined sugars and butter— both of which aren’t going to help you keep off the extra weight. However, just because you are watching what you eat doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in something sweet. As another heart healthy food that is significantly lower in calories than other desserts, dark chocolate is a must-eat-treat this holiday season. With varieties such as salted covered chocolate or almond filled chocolate, there is sure to be an option for you to choose.

If you recently got CoolSculpting done from Dr. York Yates, it’s important that you maintain your slender results and continue to watch what you eat. To learn more about other CoolSculpting tips or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. York Yates today!


Feeling Anxious About CoolSculpting? How to Calm Your Nerves

CoolSculptingIf you are getting CoolSculpting done in order to help get rid of your stubborn or unwanted fat, you may be feeling a bit anxious. Although CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, undergoing any new type of procedure can be a bit overwhelming for anyone. If you are starting to feel a bit anxious regarding your CoolSculpting procedure, try the following tips to help you feel cool, calm, and collected beforehand.

Understand the Procedure
As one of the best ways to help ease your anxiety, understanding the procedure will help to put any worries that you may be experiencing to rest. Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive and pain-free, you really don’t have anything to worry about. Plus, the FDA has approved it, so you know that it is a safe procedure that won’t leave you with any scarring or damaged skin. By freezing your fat cells, CoolSculpting works to kill off these fat cells, which eventually die and are excreted through your urine—leaving you with a slimmer looking body and ridding you of unwanted fat.

Take a Deep Breath
Another way to deal with the anxiety? Take a literal deep breath. Now that you know that it is non-invasive and pain-free, there really isn’t much to worry about. If you start to feel anxious every time you think of the procedure, simply close your eyes and take a deep breath in, focusing on your breathing as you exhale— this will help to lower your heart rate and help you feel more relaxed.

Ask Questions
If you are finding a bunch of mixed information regarding CoolSculpting online, don’t let it worry you a minute longer—the Internet is filled with misinformation that tends to contribute to more anxiety. As the best solution, simply pick up the phone and contact our office. Either Dr. York Yates will help to answer your questions himself or one of the experienced staff members will do so.

CoolSculpting is a safe and easy procedure, but if you are feeling anxious beforehand, try the above tips to help you feel a bit calmer. If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting and just how effective it is, contact our office today!

Debunked: 3 Myths Surrounding CoolSculpting

coolsculptingCoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure designed to get rid excess stubborn fat around areas of the body including the upper thighs, abdomen, arms, and buttocks. Having gained quite a bit of popularity in the past couple of years, CoolSculpting has many people skeptical because it seems almost too good to be true. And although nothing is perfect, CoolSculpting is a  procedure that is pretty close. This article will discuss three common myths surrounding CoolSculpting and the truths that will help you understand it more.

  • CoolSculpting is Ineffective
    Nothing could be more wrong about this statement. Because CoolSculpting doesn’t deliver individuals with immediate results the way that liposuction does, they often assume that CoolSculpting is procedure that doesn’t work. However, CoolSculpting is a scientifically proven, FDA approved procedure that effectively gets rid of excess, unwanted stubborn fat and delivers results that will blow your mind.
  • CoolSculpting is Temporary
    Although there are plenty of things out there that are temporary— tattoos, Botox, and even a lot of weight loss plans— CoolSculpting isn’t one of them. By permanently reducing the number of fat cells in the treated areas of your body, CoolSculpting is very much permanent.

However, just because it is permanent, it doesn’t mean that you can eat whatever you want and give up on exercise. In fact, your body still needs to eat a lean diet and exercise frequently in order to maintain its shape.

  • CoolSculpting Is Only For Young People
    Just because you may not be jumping into that itty bitty bikini anytime soon, doesn’t mean that you aren’t a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Coolsculpting isn’t just for young people in their twenties and thirties who are dying to get back into a bikini— in fact, CoolSculpting is great for healthy adults of all ages.

Now that you know more about CoolSculpting, schedule an appointment with Dr. York Yates today!


How to Get That Envious Thigh Gap

CoolSculpting for WomenAlthough more curvaceous figures like the Kardashians have started to take front in center in regards to the most envious figures, women everywhere still want to be as slim as possible— especially when it comes to the inner and outer thighs. As one of the most desired traits among women of all ages, the thigh gap is something that many women lack but all people desire. Luckily, with the help of Dr. York Yates and the art of CoolSculpting, you can get thinner thighs that you can show off in your swimsuit or even jeans. Read on to learn more.

Not Just the Inner Thigh
In order to get that thigh gap and look a bit more natural, you will need to have CoolSculpting performed on both your inner and outer thighs— that way you get a more balanced look. By undergoing a few sessions on both your inner and outer thighs, you can help to shape them to look a bit skinnier and freeze away that extra fat that is lingering.

Is It Painful?
Because the skin on your inner thighs is a bit sensitive, you may be wondering if the procedure is going to be painful. The great thing about CoolSculpting is that it is relatively pain free. In fact during the first 5-10 minutes of getting CoolSculpting you can expect to feel an extreme sense of coldness across your thighs— which should just be uncomfortable and not painful. As your skin starts to get numb due to the freezing, you really shouldn’t feel a things.

When Can I See Results?
Unlike more invasive surgical procedures like liposuction, results from CoolSculpting are not immediate. In fact, they typically take a few months in order for you to see the full results. But by working from the inside out, you can expect to see the great results.

If you have always wanted to have a thigh gap but simply haven’t been able to achieve it on your own, thn Dr. York Yates can help you. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back With CoolSculpting

pre-pregnancy-bodyPregnancy is a beautiful thing. Not only are you creating new life on your own but you are gearing up for a whole new faze of life as well. And although you may have eaten one too many cookies (or bags of cookies) during your pregnancy without any guilty, your post-pregnancy body is likely regretting that additional weight gain. Typically, a woman loses pregnancy weight fairly quickly after having the baby— especially if you are a nursing mother— but if you are having a hard time losing the last 5-10 pounds, you may want to consider getting CoolSculpting. Read on to learn more about how CoolSculpting can help you get back your pre-pregnancy body back.

It’s Non-Invasive

As a new mother, you know just how valuable your time is. And with procedures like liposuction, you would be out of commission for at least a week while trying to recovery. Luckily with CoolSculpting, there is no downtime involved. Which means that you can come into the office and go back home to your baby without having to take any additional time away to recuperate.

It’s Safe

Pre-baby your judgment may have been a bit different because you only had yourself to worry about, but after baby, you are likely more cautious about what you do to your body. As another benefit of CoolSculpting, it is FDA approved which means that you know that it’s a safe treatment.


Getting your pre-pregnancy body back can give you back your self-esteem and confidence. To learn more about CoolSculpting or to schedule an appointment with Dr. York Yates, contact our office today!


How Does CoolSculpting Work from the Inside Out?

CoolSculpting You may have heard of one of the newest, fastest, and easiest ways to get rid of unwanted and stubborn fat: CoolSculpting. Typically compared to surgical procedures like liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive way to get rid of areas of fat around your bodies like your upper thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms. Does it sound too good to be true? Does CoolSculpting give patients real results? To better understand this procedure, we have created an article that briefly discusses the science behind CoolSculpting so you can see how it works from the inside out. Read on to learn more.

How Did It All Get Started?

To be able to understand CoolSculpting, it’s nice to know how the concept was created and how it all got started. Years ago, two Harvard Scientists were observing a group of children eating popsicles. As the kids were eating the popsicles, the scientists noticed that little dimples were forming on their face. Later on, they discovered that those dimples were the fat cells in the face freezing because of the coldness of the popsicle, which made them want to further investigate how this same concept can be used to melt fat away from the rest of the body.

How Does It Work?

No matter how much you exercise or diet, you still may have stubborn areas of fat across your body. CoolSculpting works to target those individual fat cells and crystalize them with a freezing technology. Once the fat cells have been frozen, they will naturally fall off and be excreted through urine.

Does It Work?

There have been dozens of studies done on the effects of CoolSculpting, and they have all come back with positive results. In fact, even the FDA placed their seal of approval on CoolSculpting as an effective procedure.

CoolSculpting is a fast, natural and FDA approved way to remove fat from your body. If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. York Yates, contact our office today!

The Go-To Cleanse to Give Your Body a Head Start Before Spring

Springtime is both exciting and scary because it’s a wake-up call that it’s almost time to squeeze your body into a bikini— no matter how in shape you are. To give your body a bit of a boost before springtime, consider doing an all natural cleanse to help you lose a little weight and rid your body of toxins. With so much bizarre cleanses online, however, it can be hard to know which ones are good for you and which ones will just make you irritable and hungry. Luckily, we at York Yates’ office have one go-to cleanse that will give you healthy results without making you starve.  Read on to learn more.

No Alcohol

What one of the hardest parts about this cleanse is that you should smoke cigarettes or drink any alcohol. If you are a fairly consistent drinker, this may be an especially hard part of the cleanse for you, but it will be rewarding. By giving your liver a break from alcohol, you can help to cleanse it and get rid of any toxins that have built up.

No Processed Sugar

Learn to read the labels on the foods that you are eating— you may be surprised at how many foods you eat contain sugar. To help your blood sugar and metabolism, don’t eat any processed sugar while on your cleanse— even if it’s in something like yogurt or spaghetti sauce. You can, however, have all-natural sugars like honey and fruit.

Only White Meat

If you are a meat-eater, during this cleanse only eat white meats like turkey and chicken. Low in fat and high in protein, a diet without red meat and rich in white meat will give you heart healthy and lean results.

Give It a Few Weeks

To make sure that you are getting the most out of your cleanse, give it at least two to three weeks. Although the first week of your cleanses is likely to be the hardest, once you get through it, it will be much easier from there.

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and low in sugar is a great way to cleanse your body of toxins and lose extra weight. To learn more about how you can lose weight through a cleanse, contact Dr. York Yates today!

Cool It: Unique CoolSculpting Facts

CoolSculpting UtahWhen you get a procedure from Dr. York Yates, you can expect to get great results, be treated fairly, and for us to be transparent with you regarding the procedure. As an innovative way to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting is one of our most popular treatments at York Yates. Here are four unique facts about CoolSculpting that other doctors likely won’t tell you. Read on to learn more.

You’ll Be Sore

It may sound weird, but a lot of people like the feeling of having sore muscles after working out. If you fall into that category, then you are going to love the fact that your stomach will feel sore for a few days after getting CoolSculpting.

You May Need More Than One Treatment

Depending on the area of your body being targeted, you may have to undergo more than one CoolSculpting treatment session. During your initial consultation, Dr. York Yates and his staff should be able to give you a brief idea of how many sessions you’ll need.

You May Bruise

Even though CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, many patients bruise easily from it because of the suctioning motion that’s involved. If you suffer from some slight bruising, don’t be alarmed, it should go away in a few days.

It Takes a Few Hours

Depending on the area being targeted, you can expect the average CoolSculpting session to last around two hours.   It is approximately 40-60 minutes per area. Make sure to get off enough time from work so that you’re not stressed about time.

CoolSculpting is an effective way for patients to get rid of stubborn fat. By knowing the ins and outs of this procedure, you can make a more educated decision regarding whether or not it’s right for you. To learn more, contact Dr. York Yates today!



Coolsculpting After Baby

CoolsculptingGiving birth to a baby is both a marvelous and exhausting thing. It can not only bring you the best thing of your life but it can also cause your body to look completely unrecognizable. If you can’t seem to get rid of that extra baby weight, then it might be worth considering taking matters into your own hands and getting CoolSculpting done. Read on to learn more about CoolSculpting.

Before or After Baby?
If you are currently overweight but are planning on having another baby in the near future, then it will be wise to wait to get Coolsculpting done until after you have the baby. Specifically because when you get pregnant, you will naturally gain a bunch of weight and you may not be able to lose it afterwards, which means that your CoolSculpting may not be worth the effort. However, by waiting until you are done having babies, you can ensure that your results last for a lifetime.

Are You A Suitable Candidate?
After your body has had time to heal after having baby, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. York Yates. During your consultation, Dr. York Yates’ and his assistants will evaluate whether or not you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Specifically, if you are obese after having a baby, then you won’t be a suitable candidate. However, if you just have a little bit of extra baby weight that you just can’t get rid of either around your abdomen or upper thighs, then you might be a great candidate for this procedure. During this procedure, your fat cells will be frozen and will fall off a few months later and will be naturally absorbed by your body.

Can You Get CoolSculpting While Breastfeeding?
If you are currently breastfeeding your baby and are wondering about the safety in regards to CoolSculpting, have a consultation with Dr. York Yates in person about your exact scenario. Because CoolSculpting hasn’t been discussed in depth as to how it relates to breastfeeding, there isn’t a firm answer but Dr. York Yates will be able to give you an answer on a case by case basis.

To learn more about CoolSculpting to help you get rid of your baby fat, contact Dr. York Yates’ office today!

Lose the Man Boobs and Gain Confidence with CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting for MenWe never want to make light of the distressing problem of gynecomastia. Men with excess breast tissue suffer immensely at terms like “man boobs” and “moobs.” One of the most important facts about gynecomastia is that it is a far more prevalent problem than most men assume. If you struggle with enlarged breasts, you are not alone. Men all around the world struggle with the same problem, but you don’t have to. Dr. York Yates consults with many men about their options for minimizing breast size, one of which does not require surgery.

CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia

In recent years, we have seen a number of new devices enter the market, all proposed to eliminate unwanted fat without surgery. Dr. York Yates has selected  CoolSculpting as the best nonsurgical fat reduction device for our Utah practice because this system has the versatility and the proven track record that our patients deserve. Many men and women have obtained this treatment to reduce belly fat, and to sculpt the love handles, or flanks; but gynecomastia? really?

Digging Deeper

Yes, CoolSculpting is an excellent solution to stubborn fat. Yes, it has been used extensively and quite successfully. The way that this non-surgical, completely non-invasive procedure works is by attacking fatty deposits with freezing temperature. When true fat cells reach a certain temperature, they become crystallized inside. As a result, they are flushed from the body in the natural metabolic processes. Each treatment can destroy as much as 25% of the targeted fat cells in a localized area.

Here’s the thing about gynecomastia: it may not be a fat issue. Breast tissue, even when it is in the “fat” category, is denser than much of the adipose tissue that lingers on the thighs, hips, and stomach. This factor alone may come into play when considering how to sculpt the male breast. A secondary consideration that Dr. Yates makes when approaching gynecomastia is the matter of glandular tissue.

Some cases of gynecomastia are instigated or worsened by problematic glandular tissue beneath the areola, or colored area around the nipple. For many men, this true gynecomastia is coupled with pseudo-gynecomastia, which is related to fat tissue. To reach the desired outcome, which is a sculpted chest without fullness that resembles female breasts, it is necessary to discuss the role of glandular tissue and the potential need to remove it with surgery.

Pinpoint the approach that will reinstate your confidence. Schedule your consultation for CoolSculpting or other gynecomastia treatment options in the office of Dr. York Yates today.