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
Our weight management programmes are designed based on Dr. Terence Tan’s philosophy that weight loss need not and should not be a painful and lonely journey. Our treatment strategy comprises three areas to take weight loss head-on in a safe yet effective and sustainable manner.
Let the doctor plan a pathway to weight loss success.
Weight loss medications
Let our doctors prescribe weight loss medications that are safe, effective, and approved by health authorities.
Weight loss shakes help us maintain a low-calorie yet nutritious diet.
During consultation, our doctor will design a weight loss programme based on your key body statistics, preferences, and lifestyle. It has to be safe but also practical to be effective.
To help you stay on track with your weight loss plan, the doctor may also prescribe weight loss medications and nutritional supplements approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) and fat reduction therapies like CoolSculpting, body firming, or muscle toning treatments to further contour your physique.
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.
The Saxenda weight loss injection pen, which is available in Singapore, contains an active ingredient liraglutide which mimics the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) to regulate appetite, blood sugar levels, and food intake.
By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, the Saxenda weight loss injection pen effectively reduces the feeling of hunger while increasing the sensation of fullness, leading to a decrease in calorie consumption.
Your doctor will need to assess your suitability for the Saxenda weight loss injection medication and once prescribed, individuals will self-administer Saxenda subcutaneously once daily.
Contrave is a weight loss medication available in Singapore that combines the active ingredients bupropion and naltrexone. It is prescribed to individuals in Singapore who are seeking to manage their weight more effectively.
Research has shown bupropion and naltrexone to work synergistically to promote satiety, reduce food intake, and enhance energy expenditure. By combining these ingredients, Contrave helps individuals to manage their weight and adhere to a reduced-calorie diet by safely and effectively suppressing appetite and curbing food cravings.
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.
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.
*The use of these 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 these products.