Weight Management

Sustainable weight loss

Many questions – and myths – surround the topic of weight loss. Fad diets may help drop the numbers on the weighing scale quickly but that’s just for the short term. Is there a way to achieve sustainable weight loss without damaging our health and mental well-being?

 

Halley’s weight loss philosophy

Many questions – and myths – surround the topic of weight loss. Fad diets may help drop the numbers on the weighing scale quickly but that’s just for the short term. Is there a way to achieve sustainable weight loss without damaging our health and mental well-being?

 
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Weight Management Programmes

At Halley Body Slimming Clinic, our doctor will guide you on your weight loss journey, getting you started with practical yet achievable weight loss tactics to overcome the physical and mental hurdle of weight loss.

Weight loss is achieved when there is caloric balance where the amount of calories consumed (the food you eat) is the same as the amount of calories spent (the exercises that you do). During the weight management consultation with our doctor, he will offer weight loss guidance on how to achieve this balance. Our doctor will also prescribe the appropriate weight loss medications based on your body requirements to safely and effectively bring your weight down to a healthy level.

Once you have achieved your ideal weight, our doctor will then provide guidance on how to maintain a healthy weight.

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Weight Loss Medication

Eating healthily and exercising regularly are the basics of an effective weight loss strategy. But weight loss is a mental exercise as much as a physical one, and we need all the help we can get to keep the weight down.

Prescription weight loss medications can be used in tandem with dieting and exercise strategies to achieve the desired weight loss. They have to be taken under the careful management and watchful eye of a doctor. It is found that once individuals are successful in losing weight, they are more motivated to maintain lifestyle changes to continue a steady state of healthy weight loss and from gaining weight again. 

There are many types of weight loss medications approved by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) and this include the Saxenda weight loss injection pen and Contrave, an oral weight loss medication. There are also other safe and effective weight loss medications approved by the HSA and US FDA that your doctor can prescribe to you but it is recommended that you consult a doctor on the medication that is most suitable for you.

In Singapore, weight loss medications are available in two forms:

Injection pen
Oral medication
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Saxenda Weight Loss Injection Pen

Saxenda is an example of a weight loss medication that comes in an injection pen format. Saxenda is a once-daily injectable weight loss medication that is approved by the US FDA and Singapore HSA to help people who are struggling with excess body weight.

Saxenda contains the active ingredient liraglutide (GLP-1). GLP-1 is a hormone that is naturally produced in our body and plays a role in regulating appetite, food intake, and glucose metabolism.

When used as directed by doctors, Saxenda works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1 in the body. This helps to regulate appetite, reduce food cravings, and increase the feeling of fullness which can lead to a reduction in calorie intake and weight loss.

When taken as part of a comprehensive weight loss programme that includes a healthy diet and exercise, Saxenda can help to promote weight loss and take away the mental stress of having to eat less and exercise more during the first phase of weight loss.

Contrave Weight Loss Medication

Contrave is a prescription medication that is approved by the US FDA and Singapore HSA. It is designed to help us manage our weight and keep the excess kilos off. Contrave is a combination of two drugs, Bupropion and Naltrexone, in a timed release tablet. The medications work well together to reduce hunger and control cravings, leading to weight loss.

However, do keep in mind that it is important to eat healthily and maintain a healthy lifestyle to see optimal results.

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Meal Replacement

Calorie-reduced diets are the cornerstone of the modern weight loss approach. This low-calorie diet can come in the form of a meal replacement shake, which is not just low in calories, but portable and easy to make.

Meal replacement shakes help us lose weight while ensuring that we get all the essential nutrients to stay healthy. It eliminates our need to weigh, measure, or cook our food. By replacing a meal or two with a shake, one can be sure of the consumption of the exact right amount of energy and nutrients based on your weight loss goals. It is suitable for those who do not have the time, ability, or who do not want to go through the hassle of preparing weight loss-friendly meals.

Used under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner and combined with lifestyle modifications, meal replacement shakes are clinically-proven to help overweight people lose excess weight, improve health, and lower weight-related health risks. They come in different flavours to suit patients’ palate preferences.

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Passionate about weight loss

It is our patients’ courage to pursue weight loss that motivates us. Dr. Terence Tan explains in this Youtube video.

Achieve Your Dream Body

Whether it is weight loss, fat reduction, tightening of loose body skin or muscle toning, let Halley help you achieve your body goals!

This companion guide for weight management was created by Halley’s own Slimming Ambassadors to help you set an achievable slimming goal, and accomplish and sustain your slimming results for the long term.

It comes with practical and achievable eating and exercise tips to maintain caloric balance, which is important for weight loss.

The booklet also offers insight on the variety of body treatments that will complement your weight loss goals and help you achieve your dream body. It covers everything from fat reduction, body skin tightening, to muscle toning.

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The use of these treatments/products is dependent on the clinical assessment and judgement of a medical professional. Please consult a medical doctor for an informed discussion on the use of this treatment/product.