Weight management is not only meant for the overweight and obese. In fact, weight management meant the ability in keeping your weight at a healthy range and be within the healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)* range of 18.5 – 22.9.
BMI can be obtained by the following formula:
Weight in kilogram (kg)
(Height in metres (m))²
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||Health Risk|
|< 18.5||Underweight; Risk of nutritional deficiency diseases and osteoporosis|
|18.5 – 22.9||Low Risk; Healthy Range|
|23.0 – 27.4||Moderate Risk; Overweight|
|Over 27.5||High Risk; Obese to morbidly obese|
*The BMI is an indirect measure of one’s body composition, using an individual’s weight and height. It is however, not always an accurate measure to determine if weight loss is required, because the weight component do not consist of only fat measurement. Thus, for body builders, it may not be accurate.
Aesthetics Central Clinic's weight management mission
- Medically proven ways,
- Not just weight loss but fat loss (for people who need to lose weight)!
- Results at every visit,
- Realistic goals setting,
- Incorporation of evidence-based weight management methods.
Basic health screen
Vital pre-requisite for successful weight loss
A comprehensive body screening is done to first uncover any biological problems which hinders your body’s ability to gain or lose weight normally. It is imperative to exclude weight related health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, and high cholesterol levels and / or joints problem.
A typical weight management plan at Aesthetics Central Clinic:
☆ A private and confidential consultation with our doctor. Detailed insight of your medical history, family history, habits, medications, supplements and all indicators are looked at and analysed. A thorough physical assessment will be performed after the consultation.
☆ With these information, together with you, our doctor will set a goal agreeable with your level of motivation.
☆ Personalized assessment to determine the exercise regime that you are capable of & a nutritional regime. Prescription of Saxenda is possible to assist you with weight loss.
The key to healthy weight loss!
100, 200, 300… Calories! How much food do you eat when you trying to maintain, gain or lose weight? What are the go ahead foods and what are the out of bounds food? Good carbs, bad carbs, complex and simple… What are the differences?
More importantly how do you maintain a weight healthy diet amidst your hectic schedule and limited options?
Unlike fillers which can instantly shape your features or CoolSculpting which can help contour the aesthetically important areas, there is no short cut to reaching your healthy weight range.
As you may have predicted, some slight changes in your lifestyle and dietary habits may be necessary to achieve your desired weight. This may require some efforts, which is the main reason why we will tell that perseverance and patience is required and to expect a minimum of 2 months to see some results. During the duration of our weight management program, you can expect:
☆ Multiple consultations with our doctors,
☆ Diary of your diet so that our doctor can assess its caloric content and nutritional value,
☆ Introduction of diet modifications,
☆ Practical diet strategies according to your likes and dislikes.
In addition to a sensible diet, exercise is an important component to healthy lifestyle and weight management.
The key to weight control is maintaining a balance between food intake and the energy we burn through activities we undertake.
Many patients have a misconception that eating less food means lesser energy intake, which in turns, means weight loss.
Unknown to many, this in fact, slows down your body metabolism (a complex natural body process by which your body converts food intake into energy), because your body will compensate the body process and conserve energy for survival. Thus, you may realize weight loss have hit a plateau, despite eating lesser food.
Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30) lose weight and keep the weight off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
In summary, for effective loss weight, lesser calories needs to be consume, while calories burnt needs to be increased.
At Aesthetics Central Clinic, by understanding your current health status, lifestyle and work demands, a program will be tailored and monitored closely to help you achieve your targeted goals, through safe, healthy and scientific means.
Contact us at 6221 8221 to find out how we can help you achieve your healthy weight.