At SW1 Clinic, we believe in a holistic and comprehensive weight loss program. Yes, staying active is absolutely essential to a healthy lifestyle—the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. But if your aim is weight loss specifically, and you find yourself hitting a plateau despite clocking in some serious gym time, the culprit is likely your diet. In fact, according to new data, what you eat is far more important than how active you are when you’re trying to slim down.
“It’s not about eating less, but eating right,” says Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of SW1 Clinic. In other words, if you trade your post-run cheeseburger for an equally filling but healthy meal, then you’ll be that much more likely to see the scale dial go down. That isn’t to say that exercise isn’t important—20 percent is still significant, and beyond factoring into weight loss, the benefits of staying fit range from battling diseases to promoting a longer, healthier life. Plus, building more muscle encourages a higher, more sustained metabolism, even at rest. That’s why at SW1, we are all about understanding your needs to working with you to create a weight loss plan that is not only effective but sustainable.
How do I know if I am overweight?
One of the agreed method of measuring weight in order to detect whether individuals are outside the normal weight range uses the individual’s height and weight measurements to calculate (weight divided by height squared) the Body Mass Index (BMI).
A person with a BMI of less than 23 is not overweight. A BMI between 23 and 30 is classified as being ‘overweight’ whereas a BMI of 30 or more indicates ‘obesity’.
At SW1 Clinic, we do Body Fat Percentage measurement too as a supplemental tool to the BMI to provide a more focused and meaningful weight reduction program.
How does being overweight impact my health?
Being overweight impairs your health in more ways than one. The extra weight makes daily activities difficult and keeps you from enjoying life to the fullest. It can affect you psychologically by not allowing you to feel good and confident about yourself. Being overweight also increases your risk of serious medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
What are the methods available to lose weight?
At SW1 Clinic, long-lasting weight reduction can be achieved with the right combination of proper and supervised diet, meal replacements, exercise, lifestyle counselling, body treatments and medications.
We work with our patients to bring down their weight and overall body fat, as well as to contour and sculpt their bodies so that inch loss from stubborn areas becomes possible. Different body sculpting treatments as well as approved medication can work together in synergy to make that perfect body achievable for everyone.
Are there different diets that I can adopt to lose weight?
Different body types will function best with different diets. Our SW1 doctors will work with you to create a diet plan that will work for your body type. In some cases, an intermittent fasting diet under supervision may yield best results, while in others, a short 2-3 day urban cleanse may kickstart their metabolism.
Are there different exercises that I should do to lose weight?
A healthy lifestyle that incorporates exercise not only helps you achieve sustainable weight loss, but also helps build muscles important for your overall body tone and shape. We work with health partners and fitness experts to help structure an exercise regime that will help you achieve your body goals in the shortest time.
Come and speak to us! Take your first step towards a healthier you.