Most of us desire a slim, beautiful and cellulite-free body – and will do anything to see those inches and pounds drop.
In today’s world of digital perfection on social media, only a staggering 2% of women think they are beautiful.
If this situation sounds too close to home, know that you are not alone. A considerable number of clients approach our clinic to address their weight loss concerns. From bulging tummies and flabby arms, our doctors have seen and treated them all.
Contrary to popular opinion, simply watching your diet is often insufficient when it comes to weight loss.
A better, if not best weight management plan often requires a 360° approach – including medical treatments, nutrition, addressing psychological issues and a radical change in lifestyle.
Starting with a detailed consultation with our doctors, our program encompasses a detailed plan to revamp your diet and exercise regime, tailored to you and your specific needs. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle or blast away stubborn fat – The Clifford Clinic has got you covered.
Weight Loss Consultation
During your first consultation with our doctors, a customized weight loss program will be mapped out for you, designed specifically to meet your goals. Depending on your current condition and lifestyle – you can ensure that no two programs prescribed by us are the same.
Based on your body mass index (BMI) analysis and measurements, the doctor may recommend FDA-approved weight loss medications, supplements or treatments that target specific aspects of weight loss – such as fat freezing and skin tightening.
Diet Modifications For Weight Loss
Counting calories to lose weight in Singapore is often easier said than done, especially when there’s a plethora of good food within arm’s reach.
While counting your calories might be beneficial for weight management – don’t neglect the importance of a well-balanced diet which will give you all the essential nutrients your body needs to thrive.
Different foods go through distinct metabolic pathways in our body, and so impact our body in specific ways.
It is okay to continue enjoying your daily coffee and tea – but an even better option would be to switch to green tea. Studies have shown that the flavonoid (catechin) and caffeine in green tea can help speed up the human body’s metabolism rate, allowing the body to break down and process fats at a faster rate. As much as possible, try to avoid sugary drinks and fruit juices that can impede your progress.
In addition, green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and collards have properties that make them ideal for a weight loss diet. Not only are they low in calories and high in fibre, leafy greens offer an abundance of antioxidants and minerals, including calcium, which has been shown to aid fat burning.
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as the ones found in salmon have also been shown to reduce inflammation, and is proven to play a major role in controlling obesity and metabolic disease. Other fatty fishes, such as mackerel, trout and sardines are all vital foods to include in a weight management diet plan.
Medications for Weight Loss
Doctors may sometimes prescribe weight loss medications such as Saxenda® (liraglutide) or panbesy to complement your weight loss journey.
- Saxenda® (liraglutide) – Weight Loss Injection Pen
Saxenda® (liraglutide) is an FDA-approved injectable medicine that helps with weight management. It works by activating certain areas of your brain that regulate appetite – making you feel less hungry and more satiated, leading to a lower calorie intake that onsets weight loss.
- Panbesy – Weight Loss Oral Medication
Panbesy (Phentermine) is often prescribed as part of a weight loss course in Singapore for a duration of no more than 12 weeks.
Panbesy essentially functions as an appetite supressant, while helping to increase the amount of energy utilized by the body. A higher dosage does not make it more effective, and often, consumption comes wih several side effects. Hence, it is important that you speak to a professional doctor before undertaking a presciption.
Exercises for Weight Loss
Neither diet nor exercise alone can lead to successful weight loss. Throughout your journey, you should be incorporating certain exercises to further accelerate your progress. Depending on the type of workout that you choose, it can bring about effective weight loss by altering your entire body composition.
- Interval training
Interval training is one of the best ways to burn calories and lose weight fast. Since it involves both low and high-intensity movements, it can help fire up your metabolism faster than moderate workouts – all without causing extreme fatigue.
High-intensity exercises such as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and indoor cycling are two great examples of how interval training can result in physiological changes for long-term weight loss.
- Cardiovascular training
Aerobic exercise may not have a prominent effect on muscle mass, but is definitely one of the best ways to burn fats and calories. Everytime you participate in aerobic exercise, you are basically setting your metabolism on fire – tranforming yourself into the ultimate calorie-burning machine.
Regular cardiovascular activity such as walking, running, cycling and swimming also improves your heart and lungs function, allowing you to perform better during every day tasks.
- Strength workouts
Whenever you build muscle, the amount of lean tissue on your body increases – translating to a higher metabolic rate, even at rest.
While some woman find it harder to lose weight after experiencing menopause, it is still possible to lose or maintain your weight if you continue to build and maintain your muscles. In fact, strength workouts do not require a gym membership – simply doing some squats or adding light dumbbells to your routine can make all the difference.
Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening Treatments
- Zimmer Z-Lipo
Cryolipolysis™, also known as fat freezing is one of the most popular weight loss treatments in Singapore. Studies have proven that Cryolipolysis™ can successfully reduce fat deposits on the thighs, hips, tummy, buttocks and love handles.
The Clifford Clinic uses Zimmer Z-Lipo Fat Freezing machine, the latest form of coolsculpting in Singapore. A minimally-invasive technique, Zimmer Z-Lipo targets fat deposits and reduces them permanently – removing dead fat cells through our body’s natural lymphatic system.
- Ultrasound Fat Melting – HIFU Sygmalift
On the other hand, HIFU Sygmalift is a non-invasive body contouring treatment. It is especially effective for combatting body cellulite and stubborn body fats. One benefit of this treatment is its extreme precision and depth penetration capabilities on targeted areas. HIFU SygmaLift can also be performed to tighten loose skin after successful weight loss for both men and women.
Advantages of HIFU Sygmalift:
- Multiple Applications
- Great Results
- No Downtime
Ultimately, lifestyle factors such as your sleeping patterns, stress levels, and other health conditions also come into play in dictating your weight management results.
At The Clifford Clinic, our aim is to help you achieve your weight-loss goals, re-energize your body and reclaim your confidence. Make an appointment with our doctors to kickstart your weight loss journey today!