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.
"I have spent much of my life on one diet or another and this is the first programme that has really made a long term difference.  I have stopped yo-yo-ing up and down and I have finally managed to stabilise. My weight is pretty much at the same level that it was at the end of my plan and that was nearly two years ago - that's what I call a result!"  
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.
I was fed up with being tired, living an unhealthy lifestyle and struggling to deal with the everyday stresses that life brings us. Then I found Monica, a qualified nutritionist and lifestyle guru, who helped me change my whole way of thinking about my lifestyle. Monica encouraged and supported me throughout my journey, in fact she walked the journey with me. Her insight into my condition was simply amazing. Her knowledge and understanding of the direction I needed to take was exceptional. In five months I feel so much better, I have got my zest for life back and I have the added bonus of losing an amazing amount of weight in a healthy way, all of which wouldn’t have been possible without Monica’s support and help. Monica is simply superb and would I recommend her to someone else – absolutely in a heartbeat.
Whilst the prospect of losing weight can be a daunting task, it is often made much easier with the support of others. Groups such as Weight Watchers hold regular meetings across the capital and offer advice on exercise and nutrition, weekly weigh-ins and support from professionals and peers. The website will assist you in locating your nearest meeting in London. The NHS website also has an easy-to-use location filter that will help you locate all the services which are available in your postcode.
Secondly, our nutritional approach uses a method that has been shown to be much more user friendly than counting calories (calories on food packaging can be out by up to 25%!) and doesn’t rely on weighing every morsel of food that passes your lips. Our nutritional approach is about achieving optimal health while gradually increasing the quantity of food you are allowed while supporting muscle growth and fat loss. This is important as the industry ‘standard’ approach is to restrict/decrease food as time goes on which leads to muscle breakdown and a lower metabolism – both of which are disastrous as far as fat loss is concerned.
For some reason I have been getting lots of interest lately in the Metabolic Balance weight loss programme.  These spikes of interest are usually down to some type of celebrity endorsement.  Sam Smith and Boy George have both helped to raise the profile of the programme in the past.  I am not sure quite sure who is behind it this time around, but I will put money on it some high profile person has attributed their dramatic weight loss to the Metabolic Balance.
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.

The ReShape Duo weight loss programme will be offered at the London Bridge Hospital by Dr Jude Oben, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Obesity Working Party. Dr Oben says, “I am excited to be working with ReShape’s Duo balloon because of their efficacy and comfort. I believe firmly that non-surgical options such as the balloon should very much be a part of the obesity management pathway.”
I have tried every diet. I lost the weight but always gained it back. I even had gastric bypass and was not able to maintain my weight loss. My sister, Laura, made me an appointment at Ageless Medical Weight Loss and MedSpa. Four and half months later, I lost 60 pounds. But the most remarkable part of my story is that I have been able to maintain my weight loss.
During the first phase, also called the Acute Weight Loss phase, you will eat primarily protein foods to get your body into ketosis. Calorie counts during this stage may be low. There are several media reports and reviews from patients stating that they were given daily goals in the 500-800 range. According to the company, those claims are not true:
The IRS will allow people who are diagnosed by a physician as being obese to deduct the costs of the services in this program. The revenue ruling, IR 2002-19, approves the fees related to services (i.e. medical services and nutrition education meetings) when they are occurring for medically valid reasons. A person must be under the guidance of a physician in order to qualify. The ruling does not cover the cost for foods or Meal Replacements, which people would have to pay for regardless of their weight. Click here for further information concerning Medical Weight Loss Tax Deduction Information.
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.
A: Body contouring with the UltraShape delivers measurable, long-lasting circumference reduction in target body areas, and provides the following benefits: Non-invasive – The procedure is totally non-invasive and reduces the fat thickness and circumference of the treated area with no incisions, cannulas, injections or needles. Safe – The focused ultrasound causes a mechanical (non-thermal) effect that selectively targets only fat tissue without affecting the surrounding blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Effective – After three sessions, patients experience an average of 4 cm reduction in body circumference. These results have been proven in clinical studies and are demonstrated in the tens of thousands of treatments performed worldwide. The results you experience may vary. Comfort – The vast majority of people who have undergone the UltraShape body contouring procedure report no discomfort. There is no anesthesia or sedation required. You simply lie on the bed and the technician guides a handheld device that delivers the ultrasound energy over your body.

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During the first phase, also called the Acute Weight Loss phase, you will eat primarily protein foods to get your body into ketosis. Calorie counts during this stage may be low. There are several media reports and reviews from patients stating that they were given daily goals in the 500-800 range. According to the company, those claims are not true:
Phase 3: Relax: at this point you will receive a more extended food list allowing you to broaden your meal choices.  This is the time when a weekly 'treat' meal is added in.  Adding exercise at this point is extremely beneficial. This is when most people really start to see a difference in how they look and feel.  Hunger and craving diminish and you will notice how a small amount of food will leave you feeling satisfied.  Energy levels rise, skin looks glowing and all round wellbeing improves.
Contact us today to book a private consultation with one of our specialists at The London Obesity Clinic. During your appointment you will be holistically assessed and a bespoke weight management plan will be designed for you. We take into consideration everything from your previous weight loss experiences, medical conditions, eating and sleeping pattern to your social environment and childhood.
Cara is a HCPC Registered Dietitian, specialising in obesity management and sports nutrition. She is passionate about using nutrition to help people achieve their health and weight loss along with enhancing sports performance. Cara gained a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Strathclyde University and followed this with post graduate diplomas in Dietetics and most recently, Sports Nutrition.
Sustained weight loss for patients who are morbidly obese—usually defined as being 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight or having a body mass index of 40 or higher—is even harder to achieve. And serious health risks have been identified for people who move from diet to diet, subjecting their bodies to a severe and continuing cycle of weight loss and gain known as "yo-yo dieting."
Why do we wrestle with what we eat and how much we eat? Sometimes we eat the right foods in the right portions, and sometimes we eat the entire dinner table and all the wrong foods. Why is it so hard to eat healthfully? Whether you're trying to lose a few pounds or maintain a nutritious diet, you'll find many of your eating habits are due to emotional eating. So weight loss or weight gain become more an issue not of what you eat, but how you feel when you're doing it.
Dr C.Rajeswaran (Raj) is a consultant physician in diabetes, obesity & endocrinology working in a large hospital within the National Health Service, United Kingdom. He has clinics across the country including several clinics in Nuffield hospitals and also runs the reputed ‘The London Obesity Clinic’ at 10, Harley Street, London. He is extremely passionate about weight management and more so for people with diabetes. His specialist interest includes complex severe obesity, diabetes and diabesity.

Appetite suppressants, like all drugs, have side effects, so read the fine print and discuss potential side effects with a medical professional before taking them. Stimulant-type drugs can cause insomnia, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, drug dependence and abuse, and withdrawal symptoms. Drugs that work to prevent fat absorption can cause gas, soft stools, and oily spotting. Diet pills that affect neurotransmitters are associated with headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, and dizziness.

Read, watch and listen to some of the success stories from our inspiring members! We have kept our testimonials honest and raw to show that the road to weight loss isn’t always a straight one and that’s okay. Also we are absolutely against photo-shopping the body shapes of our clients as we are proud of all their achievements no matter what size! Please note that in some cases we use alternative names and images to preserve identities of clients who wish to remain private.
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.
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