The primary reason why we can become overweight is very simple, when food intake exceeds energy expenditure, the inevitable result is a weight gain. Statistics show that over 28% of women and 33% of men in the UK are now obese, this means having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of between 30-40, and putting your body at risk of developing a range of life changing conditions. If you have a BMI of 50 or over, you are termed as Morbidly Obese, and are putting your life in danger through potential heart attack or stroke.
The BMI Werndale Hospital in Carmarthen offers specialist weight loss procedures from their two GMC registered Consultants, Dr. Mark Henwood and Dr. Nadim Haboubi. They offer state-of-the-art facilities in a peaceful and friendly environment, putting patient care at the forefront of their services. One of the more popular treatments is the fitting of a Gastric Band, fitted to restrict the capacity of the stomach in order to reduce food consumption, leading to weight loss. For a patient with a BMI of 50 or under, the costs start from £6,850 and for a BMI of over 50 from £7,850.
Another weight loss procedure to consider is a Gastric Balloon. This technique is performed by 'Nucleus Healthcare' at their clinic in Newport. An ideal approach for people who do not want to undergo surgery, the Balloon is designed to reduce hunger by giving the patient a feeling of 'fullness', and so less inclined to overeat. Staff at the clinic creates a friendly and relaxed environment for their patients, combined with a high level of professionalism. Costs for a Gastric Balloon procedure start from £3,950, and you can expect to lose 15-40kg in the first 6 months.
If you are looking for a more Holistic approach, the 'Laser Weight Loss Clinic' in Cardiff, has a range of alternative treatments on offer. They hold a one day workshop that examines the relationship we all have with food, aiming to correct the cognitive distortions which lead us to overeat. The use of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) has also proved to be invaluable in identifying and challenging unhelpful behaviour and attitudes towards food. The workshop is priced from £75 and you will receive a voucher for half price off a Strawberry Laser Lipo session (£49.50 instead of (£99).
The Strawberry Laser Lipo treatment is a new revolutionary, non-surgical procedure, which is clinically proven to be as effective as conventional Liposuction. You can expect a 30% reduction in the fat layer on your first session and lose, on average, 1-3 inches. A single treatment costs from £99 and a course of 8 from £880.
The most natural, cost effective treatment which offers guaranteed weight loss results if you complete the course, following a healthy eating plan and taking regular exercise! Boring but undeniable!