Why wait to lose weight?
If you feel like your body is resisting your efforts to lose weight, and you could use some assistance, then a health professional who is highly trained in medical weight loss may be able to help you achieve your goals.
Losing your holiday weight around your middle is not simply a vanity issue; it’s a major health issue too. As a general rule, if your waist circumference is more than half your height, you are at risk of insulin resistance, the precursor to type 2 diabetes. Extra weight around your middle is also linked to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Some people shake off their festive excesses with a classic “Janu-dry detox”, but for others, it isn’t so simple, and changes in hormonal balance and insulin resistance can make losing weight more challenging. Insulin resistance means that your body isn’t processing your blood sugar effectively and can leave you feeling lethargic, and excessively hungry, even after eating a meal, so it only makes the process more difficult.
What is a Medical Weight Loss Programme?
If you feel like your body is resisting your efforts to lose weight, and you could use some assistance, then a health professional who is highly trained in medical weight loss may be able to help you achieve your goals with a personalised weight reduction programme. Your doctor will work with you to establish the programme that is best suited to you as an individual, and to your overall state of health. Many people find using daily meal plans, or structured meal replacement programmes (like Slender Wonder) to be helpful, and in some circumstances, it might be appropriate to make use of licensed weight loss medications. It is important that these programmes have adequate medical oversight and follow-up in order to help achieve the long-term goal of improved health and wellbeing.
What if you just want help with Toning and Contouring?
For those who have managed to lose some weight but find that they still have resistant pockets of fat that just won’t shift, a course of body contouring treatments may be the answer. At the PSMD Clinic, we use the LipoFirm MED and LipoFirm PRO machines with their Triple Action Fat Reduction technology. These treatments use a combination of dynamic muscle activation to tone the muscles and radiofrequency for fat reduction and skin tightening. The celebrity favourite, the LP Buttock Lift is particularly popular for lifting and firming the buttocks and thighs, and the LP Tummy Contour is designed to lose inches around the abdomen, tighten the skin and firm the underlying stomach muscles.
Dr Kim Prescott is the co-founder of the PSMD Clinic in Cobham with Dr Tania Schroeder, and also consults in Esher, Wandsworth and Harley Street.
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