If you're considering seeking additional help to lose weight, here are all the options you can consider.
Recently, a 17 year-old boy in Thailand killed himself due to constant teasing from his peers in school because of his size. Everyday we face peer pressure from society that we have to look a certain way.
Some of us have tried every exercise regime and every diet out there in the market, but sometimes, we just need a little extra help. So if you're looking for weight loss programmes in Singapore to help with your goal, here's what you can consider and how much they will cost you.
Weight loss programmes in Singapore can vary quite wildly, depending on how active you want to be and how quickly you're looking to lose weight. Trainers across the world will tell you that it will all depend on how much you're willing to change your diet and how much exercise you can do.
You can opt for weight loss programmes in Singapore with specialty weight loss centres, try cosmetic surgery or try treatments like fat freezing.
To break it down, we've separated the weight loss programmes by their time length for the treatment to take effect, with their estimated costs.
This might sound drastic, but some people just cannot afford to wait. This is by far the most expensive option, but if you have the money to spare it's worth knowing you can go for this. There are several liposuction procedures for non-invasive and invasive surgery. Surgery on the following areas is the most common - neck above (face, chin, neck), upper arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs.
The most popular liposuction techniques are Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) and Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).
The average cost is S$4,500 per area with more common techniques like PAL. At Raffles Hospital, you can pay for the costlier UAL procedure for S$12,000 per area. People opt for UAL to reduce stubborn fat in harder-to-reach areas.
Just make sure you've scheduled with a qualified plastic surgeon!
One of the newest trends to hit the weight loss domain is fat freezing. The concept is simple - using a specialised machine, you can freeze target specific areas with stubborn fat and instead of surgery, exercise or diet, you can freeze the fats and not harm vital cells.
It's a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects. Several clinics now offer this treatment, but with recommended and reliable brands you're looking at paying anywhere from S$350 (Clatuu) to S$600 (Coolsculpt) per session. Reviews have come in saying they immediately noticed a difference, but it's recommended to go for several sessions for longer lasting results.
There are hundreds of slimming supplements that flood the market and are easily available online. They're made of different natural essences (or so they say!) and aim to stimulate fat burn immediately.
Some of the best-known brands include Oxyplus, Avalon and Skinnymint. There are claims of people losing up to 8kg in a month of regular daily consumption, but that will, of course, vary from person to person.
If you love the adrenaline rush of exercise and want to carve your body through hard work, then a personal trainer (PT) is perfect for you to keep up the motivation. PTs will organise your workout routine and help with your diet as well. You'll get feedback on your technique. Best thing of all is the flexibility of it, as you can increase or decrease the number of sessions according to your availability.
All of the popular gyms like Pure Fitness, Gymmboxx, and Virgin Active Fitness Club have personal trainers. The price range will vary, but you're looking at S$60 on average per session.
Of course, if you're looking to go for the long run, some may have different packages to save cost. SG Fitness Club offers 4 sessions for S$350 per month or 20 sessions (+4 free) over 6 months for S$2,00.If you're really hardcore you can take out a long-term plan of 38 sessions (+10 free) over 1 year for S$3,800!
Weight loss will vary from person to person, but most personal trainers will incorporate a routine of weight lifting combined with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and explosive movements. You'll be gaining muscle, whilst losing overall body fat. You may not see the scale drop drastically but over time, you'll notice a difference.
Slimming programmes are surprisingly still quite popular with many of whom are trying to lose weight. But let us warn you first, that it will cost you a pretty penny to go through one of these weight loss programmes in Singapore.
Price: S$5,000 for 1 month of unlimited treatments. Maximum of 3 times per week (to give enough time for recovery)
Treatments: Customised treatment plan. Includes Ultrasonic Non-Invasive Lipo, Thermalipo, Nanoshape amongst others.
Price: 8 treatment sessions for $1,600
Treatment: Cupping, scraping, heat treatment
Diet recommendations: Low on refined carbs (e.g. no rice, noodles, white bread, etc) and processed foods and high on lean meats, vegetables and fruits.
Additional treatment: Heat treatment can be done for the arms (S$90), tummy (S$100), back (S$100), rear, thighs (S$120) and calves (S$150).
The money-back guarantee applies to the group of people who lose less than 500g and experience no toning within the first 4 sessions despite following the diet.
Price: S$100 per session
Treatment: Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping
Price: S$374.50 per session
Treatment: Body shaping, Spa Capsule
Promotion: 1st session Free (normal price S$300), Beginner's Package S$18 (normal price S$368)
Price: Customised programs includes aroma herbal steam bath ($80), lavender sea salt therapy ($300), thermo hot blanket treatment ($60) and fat reduction machine (approx. $300).
Promotion: Free introductory slimming sessions and packages for new customers, aged 18 and above
Whichever method you choose, there are a lot of options to choose from in order to get that beach bod!
There's the lowdown on the different weight loss programmes in Singapore available. Ready to take control of your body again?
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