Weight Loss Journey with Premier ClinicWednesday, March 09, 2016
Hi there my dear merry goers!
Today's post is going to be on something more on the personal side for me which is weight loss. Weight has always been an issue for me since I was young and it influenced the way I looked at myself as affecting my self-confidence. The me now is very different from who I used to be when I was in primary school up to my university days. I can say that many of my friends from primary school and secondary school would never recognize me if they were not my friends on Facebook. However, that is a super long story and maybe one day when I am more comfortable, I would write up a post of how I actually lost nearly 20kg!
Although I am definitely in the healthy range on the BMI scale, I still have several kgs to shed before I reach my own personal ideal weight. Now let me make one thing clear with everyone. My wish to lose more weight is not purely just for looks neither am I promoting you to only turn to aesthetic methods to lose weight. I believe that beauty is from inside and the only way that one can be satisfied with themselves is by loving themselves first. I know so many people who thought that achieving that model look would make them prettier, have more confidence, gain acceptance from the public but I am sorry to tell you that if you think that changing the way you look to meet the standards of the world will make you happier, you are really wrong. Learn to love yourself for the way you are before yearning for others to love you. The problem for me is that my weight loss has been slightly plateau and I am finding it hard to shed that last few pounds.
However that is besides the point for today's post so before I stray further I better get back on track which is about Premier Clinic. Premier Clinic is one of the leading aesthetic clinics in Malaysia and the offer many services from cosmetic enhancement, weight loss and others. They have two branches, one in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail and another in Bangsar. When they approached me to have a consultation with their doctors, initially I was skeptical because I was not really a fan of surgical procedures and I did not really have much concerns. Premier Clinic TTDI branch is located along the same row with Pizza Hut and Bank Islam and is relatively easy to find although you might have slight difficulties searching for a parking place. Do take note that this is not the same as those slimming centers out there with all the fancy equipment and exorbitant prices which do not really show long lasting results.
Many people I believe have many concerns when opting for aesthetic treatments but the team of doctors at Premier Clinic are very professional and will provide the proper advice and guide you throughout all the options available. Also, they will ensure that you completely understand and agree to the specific method of treatment before proceeding.
I had a consultation with Dr. Elaine Chong, one of the certified doctors at Premier Clinic. Dr. Elaine Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Malacca Manipal Medical University. She did her Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). She is also a member of the Malaysia Society of Aesthetic Medicine (MSAM). Also, Dr. Elaine has a blog where she shares more about the different types of aesthetic treatments available which is really helpful for those of you who are looking for solutions to your concerns.
More information on the doctors' profiles can be found at http://premier-clinic.com/site/our-doctors .
During our consultation we had a short conversation regarding my concerns and on how Premier Clinic could help. Two of my main concerns were actually pigmentation as well as weight especially for weight because during the past six months being in Kelantan and stressed out over the issues I were facing I haven't been eating properly plus sitting in the office all the time made me gain weight. After discussing with Dr. Elaine, I decided to go for the weight loss treatment at Premier Clinic. Although I had been losing weight over the years gradually, I think because I am getting older my metabolism has started slowing down causing me to lose weight slower and gain weight faster. I was not expecting to dramatically have a super model body or loose all the excess weight or do any invasive procedures to remove my fats but I wanted something that could aid my weight loss progress because I know there is no easy way for weight loss. There are several types of weight loss treatment at Premier Clinic; some with surgical procedures and some non-invasive procedures. I voiced my concerns about my discomfort with surgical procedures, needles etc so Dr. Elaine proposed me to try Duromine which is an oral weight loss medicine. She was very detailed in explaining the effect of Duromine in weight loss as well as answering some of the concerns I had about consuming it. Duromine is actually a common weight loss pill that is available globally, approved by the Food and Drug Authority (FDA). The drug works by reducing your appetite which will help reduce cravings. You cannot buy this drug over the counter and require a doctor's prescription because it is still a drug and before your medical history as well as BMI will be taken into consideration before it is prescribed. I agreed on this treatment because honestly speaking cravings and snacking is one of my major problems especially snacking! Gosh the amount of snacking I did when I was in Kelantan especially since I did not have regular meals, most of the food I ate was snacks. Dr. Elaine actually told me that I am in the healthy BMI range but I could still lose some more weight; roughly 5 to 7 kg to achieve a healthier BMI and lower fat content which is exactly the amount of weight I wanted to lose. As I said earlier, this is not a slimming center so you do not need to worry about being pressured about signing packages which cost a bomb. You can always make an appointment to meet the doctors for a consultation before making any decisions.
As I only wanted to loose 5 to 7 kg, she decided to put me under a one month treatment where I will go back to Premier Clinic for a followup after two weeks into the program. After we have decided on the treatment that I will be doing for the next month, I was brought to another room where all the necessary measurements were taken. For all clients at Premier Clinic who undergoes this treatment, measurements like weight, height, blood pressure, heartbeat and others will be taken so that they can monitor your progress. I liked how professional and responsible Premier Clinic was during the whole process and I am currently in the second week taking Duromine. So far, my cravings and appetite have decreased and I do not have the urge to reach for snacks which is really good. I also feel full faster when I have my meals so I do not eat as much as I used to. I do not really experience much side effects from taking Duromine besides a slight elevation in heart rate. Every individual will react differently to Duromine where you may also experience insomnia, fast heart rate, headache, etc but if you ever feel discomfort you can always contact Premier Clinic who will adjust the treatment accordingly. Whenever I had any questions I was able to contact Premier Clinic and they also periodically contact me to ask if I am feeling alright. I have yet to really measure myself but I could see that my clothes are not as tight as they used to be and hopefully by the end of the month I would be able to at least lose the weight I have gained during the past six months. Of course I would recommend you eating healthily as well as exercise instead of just heavily depending on Duromine as it is only an appetite suppressant. I know that there are so many products out there in the market that claims to help weight loss and so many cases of products that cause death so please do consult a doctor before actually getting these products. At least at Premier Clinic, you will be advised on the type of weight loss treatment and also getting the right prescription.
I will keep you all updated about my weight loss progress with Premier Clinic after I completed the whole one month program so do come back and check it out. For those of you who have any concerns, you can make an appointment with Premier Clinic for a consultation.
Premier Clinic Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Address: 31 Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 WP Kuala Lumpur.
Clinic GPS coordinates: 3.139242, 101.628448
Clinic hours : Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm
Closed: Sunday / Monday / Public Holiday
Phone No.: +603 – 7732 5552 / +6012 -662 5552 (mobile number contactable 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm)
Fax No: +603-7732 8201
Til next time.