I received an email from one of Nexus Clinic inquiring whether I’m interested to be a part of Nexus Clinic’s blogger team to review their treatments a few weeks ago. And of course I said yes!
So after setting up my first appointment, I went for my first visit last Thursday (27 Feb).
Here’s a little bit about the clinic.
Nexus Clinic is an aesthetic clinic that provide a range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments and laser treatments. Located near the KL Convention Centre, the clinic opens everyday except on Sunday and Public Holiday. First opened in 2001, from what I heard from the staff there, it has been about four years since the clinic started to offer service as an aesthetic clinic. And now, it’s one of the top notch in that!
So onto my treatment details!
Before deciding into any treatment, patients will have to receive a consultation for the doctor. Every related information and questions can be asked during the session and your doctor in charge will explain it happily. The doctor who is in charge of me is a very friendly and warm person! She explained everything related to the treatment I was about to receive. Oh yes, if you’re interested about getting aesthetic consultation, it will be FREE on Monday to Thursday, and RM60 per person for aesthetic consultation on Friday and Saturday.
You might have to wait for a little if you come during peak hours, but no worries! The staffs are nice and the waiting are is also very comfortable. They have pamphlets on the programs the clinic are offering which you can take and read while waiting too.
I choose to receive the HCG Weight Loss treatment, and my treatment will take about a month and started from 1st March.
From the Mediviron’s UOA Clinic Website, it is said that HCG is a hormone that naturally produced in the body and it triggers the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for metabolism and causes abnormal body fat to release. HCG floods our body with stores of 2000 to 4000 calories per day of abnormal fat reserves. With the Advanced HCG diet you are not living off the calories you consume but stored fat calories, and the released calories provide the necessary energy your body needs while reducing hunger and keeping the body out of starvation mode. HCG dieters report that they feel better and have more energy because of these effects.
This program consists of a few phases and also include a weekly appointment with the doctors. There are medications provided in order to assist you in following a very strict diet. A booklet guide will be given and there are a set of Do’s and Dont’s for you to follow. You will also need to take a shot every morning, and the staffs will also guide you on how to apply the medications on your own at home.
To be honest, I already lost 7kg before doing this program with just eating twice a day, but I’m looking forward to the future since this program not only help you lose weight, but also help to set your metabolic rate again so that your weight won’t fluctuate again after you stop dieting and start to eat normally again
There will be occasional updates from me through out this one month long program, and I’ll reveal my current weight now and how much I’ve lost when the program ends. So stay tuned and if you want to see daily updates, heads on to my Instagram so you could see the diet and food I’ll be having for the rest of the month.
I did a post before telling you guys about my diet plan which is sponsored by Nexus Clinic.
So here I am to update about my progress, and also to drop some tips for you guys who is interested in trying this treatment too. If you’re curious about this HCG Diet, you can read on more on my first post HERE.
Following the diet guidelines in HCG diet is very important in order to ensure optimum result.
Depending on the person, you could lose about 7kg if you’re doing the diet for about a month, or probably even more!
But truthfully, following such strict diet could be a pain sometimes.
You need to be very determined and be very discipline.
So, I’m compiling my ‘know how’ after two weeks of following this diet.
1. Mental Preparation
You should never look down on this. It is probably the biggest factor your have to consider before starting this diet. Shooting the HCG hormone on your stomach (by yourself!) is not easy in the first place, more over having to resist the temptation of people around you, it is very easy to falter and raise the white flag. And because you also need to prepare the correct meal everyday, it could be very exhausting and time consuming. Thus, you have to set your mind to be strong till the end! And make sure people close with you know about your diet plan, because their support will make it easier for you.
2. The Eating Habit
Although this diet is less tiring than other type of diet (since you could eat and feel full), the fact that you have to be precise in calculating the weight of the ingredients could be very annoying sometimes. But hey, no pain no gain right? So here is some of my tips on how to make it easy on you.
– Prepare and weigh raw ingredients two or three days earlier, and pack them in a zip lock bag
– Since the ingredient is limited, try to be creative with your cooking. Using correct herbs and spices could determine whether the food taste good or bad. Who says people on diet eat tasteless food all the time?
– Since oil is strictly forbidden in Phase 2, you can try another method of cooking like baking, grilling, steaming, roasting, boiling etc.
– Use variety type of protein in a week. Since some protein like beef, chicken breast, white fish (except tuna, sardine and salmon), prawns, lobster etc can be use, make sure you eat variety of food. For example like eating chicken for today’s lunch, prawn for dinner, and beef for the next day lunch. The more variety, the better. Don’t just eat chicken and beef for the whole week just because they tasted better!
– Drink a lot of water. You can also drink coffee or tea but remember that sugar is forbidden! Try using sugar substitute (stevia). Well, I just drink plain green tea so its fine for me.
– There are only a few type of fruit that can be allowed per meal. That means, you could eat fruits twice a day! Rather than eating it at once after lunch, I cut my fruits into pieces and make them as snack during meal intervals!
3. Charting Table
It will be the best if you make a charting table ( a huge one at that) and paste it on your bedroom wall so that you can record and track your achievement day by day. It would be even better to have a column for meal of the day so that you can see it too. Keeping a record of your meal could help in a lot of aspect like if you’re not losing much on a particular day, you could check what you took on the day and make sure if its the correct meal.
All of these tips above are based on my two weeks experience and also from my doctor’s recommendation.
So here I’ll show the compilation of my weight loss for the past 2 weeks of Phase 2.
The first week, my loss was quite inconsistent. On the third day of injection which is also the first day of phase 2, I actually gained a total of 0.9kg from my original weight due to the loading phase, 2 days earlier. Loading phase is a phase where you have to eat more fatty and oily food. This is called Gorge Meals.This is the first preparation stage (phase 1) before you start your diet meal (phase 2) in order to lose weight.
But I lose 1.1kg on the day after, which means the weight I’ve put on due to loading phase has been gone.
The middle of first week kept being inconsistent and you can see that I don’t lose much, but almost on the end of the first week, my weight suddenly dropped 0.7 kg in just a day. Dr Jasmine told me it was probably because my body finally starting to react to the hormone injection.
And as for the second week, you could see the drop for each day was consistence. This mean my body has finally gotten used to the hormone.
Therefore, so far I’ve lost 3.2 kg in just 2 weeks.
So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this weight loss treatment, you could either check it out on their website, or Facebook page, or you could directly go and visit Nexus Clinic for consultation.
Blogger Anis is a very sweet and young girl. She was invited to Nexus Clinic for a treatment review. After consultation with Dr.Jasmine, she proceed with HCG Weight Loss Program for the review program. She is excited with the result and read more now on her blog!