There are many ways which one can go about losing weight in London. Gyms are a traditional and effective way to shed pounds, and London gyms have developed excellent customer service and superior facilities. Several large chains offer branches in London such as Virgin Active and Fitness First. One of the benefits of being a member of such gyms is the ability to use different centres across the capital and indeed the country. They offer standard gym equipment, along with swimming pools, classes and personal trainers. However, do expect facilities to differ from location to location. Prices start around £40 a month for an off-peak membership. There are of course many exclusive gyms across London but these services come at a premium. For those looking for a gym on a budget, the central YMCA is a great choice. Located close to the West End, the centre boasts a £25 metre pool and several classes including boxing and belly dancing.
You will lose weight quickly and consistently, probably much faster than on any other diet you have tried. We aim for a monthly loss of up to one and a half stone for our patients. Weight loss on Alevere Therapy is predictable so you will know how much weight you are expected to lose each week and how long it should take you to reach your target weight.
Francine Joyce is a French nutritionist who graduated in Dietetics in Paris and is now on the French Embassy’s register in London. She has worked in hospitals in France (in oncology, geriatrics, surgery and endocrinology) and the UK (in intensive care, and gastroenterology at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital London) and for the Prader-Willi Association (for patients suffering from genetic obesity). She has also taken part in research studies in the food industry, in particular for the Danone Group.

A: The clinically-proven UltraShape procedure is the most widely used non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. It uses focused ultrasound to target and reduce unwanted localized fat deposits, reduce body circumference and improve body shape. The UltraShape procedure is intended to help average to modestly overweight men and women reduce localized fat deposits around the abdomen, flanks (love handles), hips and thighs. It offers a totally non-invasive, painless no downtime alternative to patients seeking reduced circumference (a slimmer body) and an improved body contour. UltraShape involves no incisions, needles, injections, recovery time or maintenance treatments whatsoever. UltraShape is an ideal non-surgical procedure that enables men and women to improve their figure, go down in clothing size, and improve the shape in problem fatty areas that regular diet and exercise usually don’t get rid of.
Obesity results from interactive influences of biological, physiological, psycho-social, behavioural and environmental factors. With such a multifactorial aetiology, prevention of weight gain, weight loss and weight maintenance is less than straightforward. Whilst the energy equation (calories consumed = calories expended +/- calories stored as body fat or glycogen) holds true, food choice is highly complex. As such, interventions that only address factors at the individual level, and do not take into account the social and environmental influences mentioned above, are unlikely to be successful.

They value the clients and motivate them to be creative and innovative when it comes to their grooming and beauty. Above all, Balayage provides them with a soothing and healthy environment where they can avail the services of the salon in a friendly atmosphere. Some of the treatments offered are from high-quality hair conditioning services, hair colouring and haircuts for women, men and children to manicures, pedicures, threading, waxing, body exfoliations and much more.


There are many variables and factors in the complex world of health insurance. Most providers have so many different plans that we cannot give general advice to our patients. We will provide you with a “super bill” for your insurance company. This is signed by our physician with proper coding and any other requirements. You can then submit the bill to your Insurance Carrier for reimbursement. Although we do not see any monies ourselves, we do know that over 50% of our patients do get reimbursed for medical fees.

The biggest mistake the fitness industry makes when it comes to female fat loss is prescribing too much cardiovascular exercise which can actually reduce fat burning capacity! At Embody we take a different, and much more scientific, approach to female fat loss by structuring programmes so that metabolism is increased in the days following each session and, long term, metabolism is greater even at rest!

A: After the UltraShape procedure, released contents of the broken-down fat cells are naturally cleared by the body over a 2-4 week period. Circumference and fat thickness reduction is usually seen within the first 14 – 28 days post treatment. Maximum results are seen about 28 days post the final treatment. Monitoring of your results will be performed using the InBody Analyzer and serial measurements.
The most important factors for change in reducing and ultimately managing your obesity are your diet, exercise and permanent behaviour modification. All these combined will greatly assist in the reduction of your weight. Prescription medication provided by a dedicated weight loss doctor is a widely used treatment for obesity reduction and management.
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