When the Circuit Breaker began in the first half of the year in 2020, like everyone else, I too, could not head out. Besides having to manage all three meals per day at home, I also exercised less, and to add on, I was under a lot of stress due to my volunteering activities. Hence, I unintentionally gained a lot of weight, and my weight even shot up to 58kg! Once Phase 2 began, I decided to head to Halley Body Slimming Clinic immediately to look for a solution!
I consulted with Dr. Terence Tan upon arriving at Halley Body Slimming Clinic, and shared with him my woes of having my body weight shoot up and then not being able to shed the kilos after that. I also told him that I wished to slim down by August, because August is my birthday month and I wanted to dress up so I could exude confidence on my birthday!
Dr. Terence Tan hence suggested a weight management plan designed by Halley Body Slimming Clinic, the Mini Slim Programme, to help me tackle my weight problem. Basically, the programme is a three-month plan that involves slimming medications approved by the US FDA that control my appetite and food intake. Of course, I should also pair these medications up with healthy food choices and exercise, as well as improve my lifestyle, to manage my weight and slim down! Of course, before taking slimming medications, you should consult your doctor to check if they are suitable for you, and your medication usage should also be managed and monitored carefully by a doctor.
These are the three types of US FDA-approved slimming medications prescribed to me at Halley Body Slimming Clinic for my Mini Slim Programme:
- Duromine: Duromine is a slimming medication that decreases your appetite and hence decreases your calorie intake. It is taken in the morning.
- Topamax: Topamax is a medication that gives you a sense of satiety and suppresses hunger so you will not feel hungry easily. It is also taken in the morning.
- Xenical: This medication is really magical! When you take this medication before your meal, it can prevent your body from absorbing the oil in your food, and the unused fats will then be passed out naturally. At times when you head to the bathroom, you would see so much oil being passed out that you can’t help but be surprised that we actually consume that much fats!
In the beginning, when I just started on these three types of medication, I would occasionally feel my heartrate increasing, and also have increased excitability at times. During my consultation with Dr. Terence Tan, he had also explained some of the mild side effects that may occur while on these medication to me. Of course, these side effects differ for every person, hence there is no need to be too worried.
At the start, it may feel a little uncomfortable, but once the body has gotten used to the medications after a few days, it will feel a lot better.
This is also why we have to consult a doctor before taking slimming medications. Consulting a doctor who is experienced and has a thorough understanding of weight management, such as Dr. Terence Tan, you can rest assured that he will ensure that the whole process is smooth, and you can attain your ideal results.
Finally, after much perseverance, my body weight dropped from 58kg to 51.5kg in just two weeks! Of course, although I have finally slimmed down, I am still determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits. The next step after my weight loss: I hope to focus on body toning and work on having a well-shaped body!
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277 Orchard Rd
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