Earlier this week ITV featured a documentary called Lisa Riley’s Baggy Body Club. The show centred on Lisa Riley a TV personality who was left with a vast amount of loose skin after losing 12 stone over 18 months. She found that there were lots of people in a similar situation, whom after making incredible weight loss achievements now faced a barrier to self-confidence that they weren’t expecting.
Losing any amount of weight to improve your health is an incredible feat that should absolutely be celebrated, and it’s a real tragedy that people are made to feel like their skin is unsightly. Lisa elected to undergo surgery to remove over a stone of loose skin from her body, but this is not something that many people want to do or can afford.
Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we offer a weight loss programme called Alevere, that uses a combination of medically designed meal replacements and treatments to help smooth and tighten the skin as the weight it lost. Our aim is to mitigate against the situation that people find themselves in, so they can reach weight loss milestones without having a negative impact after the goal is achieved. We have an in house Psychotherapist who is on hand for appointments throughout your programme or after you’ve completed the plan as we’re very aware that food can be deeply connected to emotions.
To give a brief overview of how it all works: Alevere is a medically supervised diet and treatment programme, designed by medical professionals to maximise weight loss without negatively impacting the rest of the body. The programme comprises an initial consultation with a Doctor, as well as monitoring blood tests and monthly reviews with a Doctor to ensure that you are safe and healthy and burning fat rather than muscle. As a rough guide, the Alevere programme aims for a weight reduction of 6 to 12 kilos per month.
The diet plan involves changes that will see you approaching food in a different way, with the focus on resetting your eating habits and educating you on how to eat healthily. The body contouring treatments help to mobilise stubborn fat so that it can be removed naturally by the body, as well as stimulating your lymphatic system. Lymph glands are all over your body, their primary function is to catch and trap unwanted particles flowing through your system that can then be removed by the body. Being significantly overweight can prevent lymph nodes from working properly, especially around the joints, Alevere treatments target the lymph nodes to help them drain and ease this.
Alevere weight loss therapy aims to support you throughout your weight loss journey and beyond, everyone who has lost a significant amount of weight knows that the hardest thing is keeping the weight off. We run a maintenance programme to ensure that after you have reached your target weight you do not feel daunted by life after the programme.
We hope this article was informative. If you would like to speak to someone from the clinic, please do get in touch by phoning us on 01225 700 072 or requesting a call-back from the clinic here.