Slim Couture Post 2: Weight Loss Progress

So you guys know I’ve been trying to lose weight.. (what’s new?!) but what I’m going to show you today is visual results from the past 2 months of my efforts! You will definitely be surprised.

It’s been a great journey with Slim Couture so far. Read my first post introducing them on my blog here.
To quickly recap:
Slim Couture is a home-grown Singapore company focused on helping women lose weight safely. Through the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Slim Couture prides itself in providing 100% results guaranteed weight loss solutions to female clients with weight issues since 2010.
Having been on their program for 2 months now, I have hardly any complains. Initially, my gripes were that I couldn’t get used to seeing the marks left by the cupping on my body, and that the treatments can be painful. But as time went on, I realize that these two “disadvantages” are actually quite useful to me. For starters, the marks on my body are a constant visual reminder that I’m on this slimming program. I never have the chance to forget this fact. People are always asking me, “Oh!!! What happened to you?” and I reply with, “Cupping. For slimming. I’m fine!” It’s always good to keep yourself in check, and to let others know that you’re trying to lose weight.. Because whenever I eye fattening food with glistening eager eyes, my friends would shoot back, “Aren’t you supposed to be on a diet?!” 
…Sob. T_T Yes, I am. No more french fries for me!!! 
Secondly, the pain from the scraping is actually something you’ll get used to after awhile, and helps you build pain tolerance. Gua Sha and Cupping is actually known to provide health benefits, and people do them normally even when they’re not trying to lose weight. What used to be borderline intolerable, is now just a couple of minutes of discomfort and unpleasant sensations that I’ve come to realize, will quickly pass. It’s also very good at convincing you not to eat fatty foods! Less fats = less slimming = less pain. Honestly, gua sha scraping can feel pretty shiok on some areas too, like on your calves and on your back where there’s been built up tension.
So all in all, I’d have to say I am a satisfied client of Slim Couture. Seeing my measurements slowly but surely drop every session feels so good!!! I know I’m on my way to a better and healthier body. Although according to them, my results are reallyyy slow compared to their other clients… LOL no thanks to my incessant binge eating.. I really can’t control my appetite!!!! I’m sorry!!! But I do try my best, as much as I can! And I’m STILL proud of what I’ve achieved so far.. Slow and steady wins the race??? *comforts self* To be fair to myself, I’m showing progress, and it’s quite visible. At least enough for everyone to be telling me recently that I’ve lost weight – that has to count for something, right?!

My Weight Loss Progress from the past 2 months of undergoing the “Divine Slim” treatment with Slim Couture:

3+ KG Loss
Arms: 3.7cm
Tummy: 8cm
Thighs: 11.5cm
Never have I ever posted such vulnerable and revealing photos on my blog. I’m uncomfortable to even post anything too skimpy or suggestive on social media these days, but I’m doing something out of my comfort zone in this post because I know a lot of people genuinely want to know whether my results are real or not, so okay lah here you go!!!!!!

This is the real me! (with my head chopped off and in low resolution so as to protect myself)

Yes, I have a biggggg bum. I’ve always mentioned on my blog that I am bottom heavy, now do you believe me? My boyfriend likes to call me”J-Lo” because she also has a big ass and well, my name is Jessica Loh. :’D Sometimes he also nicknames me Kim Kardashian. My big bum is still big (lol), but dare I say quite a lot smaller now! If you move back away from your screen, the difference will be easier to notice. I haven’t lost that much on my arms (damn you arm fats) but I’ve realized that they’re not as obscenely large when I take photos these days. My tummy and waist are also smaller, and no, I wasn’t sucking in!

Don’t laugh at my huge granny bra. It’s comfortable. I know some girls are all about lacey frilly bras and g strings, but I like to be comfortable. Problem?!

Let’s zoom in on the parts that are the most apparent:
I used to have a stomach that bulged out so much, I couldn’t even look down and see anything but my toes, because I was constantly bloated. Now that I’m managing my portions and overall diet better, my stomach is actually quite flat!!! And I can look straight down. It’s a miracle. It’s not TONED, but at least it’s not BULGING.

It feels awesome to be able to walk around without having to suck your gut in! I also have a more defined waist and a less obvious muffin top. 

Woopiee!!!! ANDD I ALSO HAVE some sort of thigh gap going on now!! YAY! My big cankles are now more toned down. Those circle marks are residual cupping marks. 
Thanks to losing 11.5cm off my thighs area, I’ve actually started to wear jeans a lot more often now, much to everyone’s surprise! Everyone when they see me: Oh my god, are you wearing jeans? I’ve never seen you in pants before! Yeah, me too. I haven’t worn jeans since I got fat!!! Feels good to be in denim again, pants that I haven’t been able to wear for YEARS!
I am currently at the lightest weight and healthiest state I’ve been in probably, say, more than 3 years. I don’t know exactly when I started to gain weight, so it’s hard to say for sure, but my jeans don’t lie… when was the last time you saw me in jeans on my blog? My thighs and butt were too big to fit into anything relatively normal sized! If this is my progress in 2 months, I’m looking forward to see what I will look like by the end of the year – or even in a few extra months. It’s actually surprisingly easy to be on this slimming program, seeing as I’m not dieting as much as I should be and still losing weight (although I REALLY SHOULD!!!)

If you’re thinking of going for Slim Couture, please do yourself a favor and diet more than I did!!! You’ll be amazed by the results. 

I managed to convince Sam to try out for Slim Couture too. He’s always had a problem with his belly, and he’s been starting to get a little pudgy around edges too… his results in just THREE sessions are jaw-dropping. I’ve got to hand it to him!
Sam’s Weight Loss Progress in 3 sessions (approximately 2 weeks):

2.4KG Loss
Arms: 5.2cm
Tummy: 5cm
Thighs: 6.5cm
I do not have any Before / After pics of Sam yet, considering he’s only gone for three sessions.. but walao eh!!!! Don’t spoil market leh. It makes me look kinda bad, LOL. He’s almost at my level of progress, and I’ve been on it for 2 months, whereas he’s only had 2 weeks and already catching up to me. He’s not as easily tempted by food such as fries & ice cream like I am, and he’s way more determined when it comes to dieting. This is the sort of result you can hope to see if you follow their recommended diet strictly!
There’s a whole list of foods you can / shouldn’t eat, which Slim Couture will provide to all their clients, but I’m just going to briefly cover it here. No red meats, only white meats such as fish and chicken. No dairy, no nuts, no sugary or fatty fruits / vegetables (for e.g no avocado but yes to leafy greens, no mango but yes to dragonfruit), no processed food or sugar of any sort (duh. but I often have to taste test for my baking, so I fail miserably at this!), no deep fried food, no soups because of high sodium content, no simple or complex carbs except for 2 slices of plain wholemeal bread in the morning.

So what we basically end up eating is super healthy stuff like: tons of leafy vegetables, tofu, a lot of cherry tomatoes, various types of white fishes, chicken meat, eggs, etc….. If you stick to this diet, it’s almost impossible not to lose weight. Despite my lack of dieting and exercise, I still saw visible results with Slim Couture (as you can see by my pictures above) It’s not that I ONLY lost 3+kg in total during 2 months. That’s not true. I actually lost 1.5kg in the first week already – the problem is, I would somehow always find a way to put the weight back on sooner or later!!!! Just like during my Perth trip – I actually gained 2 kilos when I was away for only 5 days. Can you imagine that?! So at that point in time, I was heavier than when I actually started out with Slim Couture. -_- The most difficult part about weight loss is maintaining a steady progress, because it’s so easy to slip and falter, ruining all your hard work. 

Just a gentle note that you’ll have to wait at least four weeks after signing up with Slim Couture to start on your first session, because they’re pretty full with their appointments at the moment. 
Just you wait and see ok!!!! I’m tired of being a “big girl”. Dear god, I just want to be normal, and healthy. I’ll be back with even more impressive results next time.  Give me a bit more time! I’ll blog about Sam’s advanced results too. So far, he’s been handling it extremely well. Slim Couture is opening up a men;s outlet soon due to popular request, so I hope this gives my male readers out there something to look forward to. Couples can now also strive to lose weight the healthy and safe way together, just like Sam and I!

Quote “shiberty” to receive a complimentary slimming wrap worth $58 for every 4 sessions with them. This wrap will stimulate the slimming process and work wonders!


SLIM COUTURE

Official website: http://slim-couture.com

18 Cross Street, #02-06
China Square Central
Singapore 048423

190 Clemenceau Ave 2,
Singapore Shopping Centre, #05-29
Singapore 239924
xoxo,
Jess 
xoxo,
Jess

Slim Couture

I hate to admit this, but every time I receive a kind compliment, for example: “You are pretty!” I say thanks with a smile, but a small, spiteful voice inside my head is always lamenting… “Yeah, but you’re still fat.”

Sometimes I wonder if it’s me telling myself that, or just the invisible voice of my critics out there. Even though I’m no longer morbidly overweight or in a particularly unhealthy physical state, I still don’t feel confident enough about the way I look. My weight has been something that’s been bothering me for a long time now. Perhaps you may find this hard to believe because I’m always posting vain pictures of myself. But those pictures have been digitally altered, and I know my good angles, plus I selectively choose which pictures to upload… so I have no qualms posting a photo online, because I’m in total control. In real life, however, there’s no running away from what other peoples eyes see!

I won’t bore you with excessive woeful tales about how chubby I really am, blah blah blah. I’m sure most of you are all too familiar with my weight struggles already. Also, they’re moderately depressing to read about. I’ve posted a whole lot about it throughout the past 2 years or so, you can browse through the “weight loss” labelled posts in my archive if you like, but today’s post will be focusing on a different subject – I’m introducing an effective new weight management program I’ve been on, also under traditional chinese medicine / methods, called Slim Couture.

Slim Couture is a home-grown Singapore company focused on helping women lose weight safely. Through the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Slim Couture prides itself in providing 100% results guaranteed weight loss solutions to female clients with weight issues since 2010.

I left my face completely unaltered in the pic above so you can see how chubby and round my face actually is! I was blessed to be born with a long face shape and a nice angular jawline but I kind of ruined it all by over eating, lol.

I’d first heard about Slim Couture from Yina last year. She knew I was interested in losing weight (but obviously finding it difficult to gather enough motivation and discipline to stick to a diet / exercise regime) so she recommended Slim Couture to me, stating she had personally witnessed good results for herself despite only having done the treatment for about 2 months. I considered the option, but decided I would try losing the weight all by myself, thought I wouldn’t need any external help…… …. but eventually realized… god damn it, I really do need the help I can get, lol! I’m so easily distracted and sidetracked. I need something to keep me committed. So finally, about a month ago, I decided to give Slim Couture a go!

Now, just so you know, this post consists entirely of my own opinions, and I’m not being told to say any of this.

Here’s me on my first day of treatment with them!

Upon stepping in, I felt a familiar sense of nervousness overcome me. I remember feeling this way a long time ago: Excited. Scared. Nervous. Hopeful. Skeptical. …All at once.  I’ve done TCM slimming before, so I’ve no doubt that it could actually work. But Slim Couture’s treatments do not involve needles. What exactly can Slim Couture do for me, or you?

TCM slimming 101- information extracted from their official website.

“As people are busy with their hectic work schedule, it is very unlikely that they will have the time to exercise and keep fit. And the fastest and easiest method that they can find is taking slimming pills or supplements that help to burn fats and loss weight in the blind of an eye. Some even go to the extent of crash dieting, where one does not eat willingly for long hours in order to lose weight. On the other hand, most people are not aware that TCM slimming techniques are healthy and does not have side effect on the body, techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medication, massage therapy, scrapping and cupping treatment.

Slimming pills and supplements
Taking slimming supplements and weight loss pills are fast and convenient ways to lose weight. One just simply performs his daily chores and it only takes a minute or 2 and pops the pill before or after meal for it to take effect. Those who took the supplements are more than happy, as the results are noticeable after a short period from a few weeks’ time to even a few days, depends on individual’s reaction to the medicine. Soon after taking the supplement for a prolonged period of time, the effects will degrade, as the human body starts adapting to the medicine, and sometimes, the result may even rebound if one just simply stops taking the medication. Taking slimming pills and supplements are fast and convenient, but the effects are not permanent and sometimes may even cause side effects the body.

Crash dieting
While some are using drugs and pills to suppress obesity and burning fats in their body, there are also people who will go to the extent of reducing their meal intake. In a sense, yes, eating a reduced amount of food everyday as to doing the same amount off physical activity somehow will imbalance the intake (food) and output (action) ratio. Well, you may be able to achieve the desired weight in a short period of time, but it can be dangerous as well, as crash dieting also means cutting off your intake of healthy minerals, vitamins, which are good for the body in fighting off illnesses or viruses. Crash dieting may also cause malnutrition which can be risky for people of a younger age.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Slimming
As compared to taking slimming supplements and crash dieting, TCM slimming method is healthy, does not have side effect, and the results are long-lasting. Moreover, it helps to regulate blood circulation, internal secretion, detoxing, improve metabolism and digestion, which helps to promote the overall healthy effect on slimming. It is not always as simple as in the case that the more you eat, the more weight you gain. Most people believe that weight is gained from overeating, which is in fact true for most cases, but it fails to explain that how can some people simply can lose weight even though they are heavy eaters while some just simply gain weight easily, even just by eating small portions of meal and drinking only water. Traditional Chinese Medicine studies the relationship between having healthy internal organs and the overall well-being of a person.”

After having been through quite a few sessions with them now, I’d like to personally advise a few things you can expect if you undergo the same treatment:

• Your measurements and weight will be taken every session (mine are twice weekly), so your weight loss progress can be closely monitored. It’s very motivating to hear the numbers dropping every week! And also a great way to keep yourself in check.

• Don’t expect it to be some miracle treatment whereby you stuff yourself with bad food, and still expect to be losing a lot of weight. I’ve said this before, and I swear no words are more true. You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. You will have to follow their diet plan for you if you want the best results in the shortest amount of time.

• You will, however, see results in as little as one session. I have to admit, I didn’t diet at all during the period between Session 1 and Session 2. Partly because I had no self control, also because I was curious to see what the treatment could do without any dieting effort from my part. Amazingly enough, my measurements still dropped around my thigh area!

• No pain, no gain, right? It does hurt. Both scraping “gua sha”, and cupping “ba guan”. Quite a substantial bit…. especially at the start. It definitely takes some getting used to. I actually writhed and flung around like something from The Exorcist movie and almost kicked my therapist a few times (I think I actually did, luckily they’re all super nice). Gradually, you’ll get used to the sensation more as the sessions go by, and the pain becomes bearable. It hurts the most where you have the most cellulite – but “gua sha” will help your cellulite go away (I can vouch for this!!!!!!!!) and it’s extremely effective in helping you lose inches off problem areas (for me, particularly my love handles and upper thighs) so yes… it’s totally worth it. Through this treatment, I’ve come to realize that pain is temporary, whereas the results will last for as long as you bother to maintain them. I have low pain tolerance, so I wouldn’t be doing this unless I really believe it was worth my time and effort.

• You won’t need to take any dietary supplements or exercise regularly when you’re with Slim Couture.

• The cupping will leave reddish marks (they do not hurt afterwards like bruises do, only discoloration) on your body, and these can last anywhere from days to weeks. If you like wearing sleeveless clothes, you could either 1) ask your therapist to avoid cupping areas where you don’t want the marks to be seen, or 2) cover them with concealer, like I do!

 I lost 1.5kg in a week, with eating clean, and help from Slim Couture!!!!! I was shocked myself. For me, I don’t have as much of a problem losing weight as I do maintaining to keep it off. But of course, everyone’s results will vary and you should not base your expectations on MY results. I can only tell you what I went through personally. I know that their other customers have drastic weight loss way more impressive than the rate I’m going! I’m probably too lenient with my diet. I still snack on junk food quite often, much to their displeasure. Nevertheless, I will try harder! Despite my not-so-clean diet, I’ve still been seeing amazing progress when it comes to achieving a more svelte silhouette. My lumps and bumps have all decreased significantly!

Thank you dear Joanne, Sherlin, Wan Ting and all the other wonderful ladies at Slim Couture for making me feel so hopeful about attaining a trimmer version of myself! It really helps that they’re convincing at encouraging you. They make you feel like your goals are certainly achievable, and they do their very best to help you in any way they can. Since my treatment is still an on-going process, I can’t show any Before / After shots yet. BUT, in my next post (soon), I’ll show you guys some progress shots, where you can already see significant improvement in my extra flabby areas!

I’ll be happy to answer any questions related to Slim Couture that you may have.

You can leave me a comment, or drop me an e-mail. If you do visit them, make sure to tell them you came from Jessica’s blog! They will treat you well. :) And if you go to the Singapore Shopping Centre outlet, we may just bump into each other sooner or later! Do say hi if we do! I’m still going there twice weekly. I love how it’s just opposite Plaza Singapura, very convenient for me to go for my other appointments after my treatments. I can’t wait to share with y’all my results! Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!

SLIM COUTURE

Official website: http://slim-couture.com
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/SlimCouturePteLtd

18 Cross Street, #02-06
China Square Central
Singapore 048423
Tel: (+65) 6536 8586

190 Clemenceau Ave 2,
Singapore Shopping Centre, #05-29
Singapore 239924
Tel: (+65) 6336 8665

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Eu Yan Sang – Weight Management Program Post 6

I have a secret to admit.

I’m not the fastest runner. I think that’s got to do with the fact that I almost never run, at all. Even if I’m exercising, I would choose swimming and badminton over actual jogging. It just seems less tiring (yeah I do understand the point of exercise is to work your muscles) so when I was told that I’m supposed to run 5km one day for SHAPE RUN 2013 in conjunction with my Eu Yan Sang blog posts..

I freaked.

I would cringe so badly at the mention of even 1km. 5km?! I can’t remember the last time I ran half a km!  For your information, I’ve never done any 2.4kms during NAPFA tests. I’d skipped all NAPFA tests in school because 1) I was lazy and skipping stuff in school was my best subject and 2) I had a long term medical certificate for anemia. Having low blood pressure and anemia means I’m prone to spontaneous fainting spells & black outs, usually triggered by fatigue, lack of oxygen and vigorous exercise. I’m totally not kidding. I used to have scary black outs even while not exercising, all the time….. so I wasn’t going to risk it. Since I was in primary school, I’ve had to take medication to boost iron that produces healthy red blood cells. Perhaps it’s because I grew up very used to vbeing physically inactive, that this lifestyle habit carried on into my adult life, regrettably! It all makes sense now, lol.

Ok. grandmother story aside… one fine morning, like it or not, I woke up at 5am and hauled my ass down to Nicoll Highway where SHAPE RUN 2013 was held!!!

When I got there, I was surprised to find throngs of enthusiastic women who seemed very excited to gather and mass move our bodies together in a forward direction.

Can’t say I didn’t feel confused by their enthusiasm at first, but after the run, I now understand the sense of satisfaction that comes with these runs.

I met up with 3 of the winners (Pamela, MaryAnn, Christy) featured in my previous blog post, who were a lot brighter faced and cheerier than I was at 6:50am!

They’re all undergoing Eu Yan Sang’s Weight Management Program (the same one I did before) and this run is part of the whole arrangement. We were missing Adeline, our 4th winner however she was sick that day, and could not attend.

We packed our things into the lockers provided, got into the line and at 7am sharp, we started running!
By running I mean, er, alternating brisk walking and jogging. Ok fine a lot of walking!!!!!

Game faces on, and we’re gonna do this together!!!

The weather was very merciful, giving us slight breezes every now and then, and it was actually rather pleasant despite me huffing and puffing away. I felt refreshed and energetic after a few minutes of jogging. It’s quite motivating to jog with thousands of other runners because you feel like you’re all in this together!

 No one’s here to judge each other, there were women of all ages, races, shapes and sizes gathered to achieve one common goal : Complete the 5 kilometers, and to feel good about themselves for making a healthy lifestyle choice!

The first 1km was quite easy, which went by in the blink of an eye. I overtook the other 3 EYS winners at one point, and was happily jogging away, feeling extremely good. However….. soon, somewhere along the 1.5km to 2km mark, I started to lao hong and slow down a lot. HAHA and everyone ran past me. See la, hao lian at the start.

I took every photo opportunity I could get, but actually I just wanted a valid reason to stop running even for just a few seconds and not look like a loser, lol wtf.

 I chugged along slowly and kept telling myself, “You can do this. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!” while Dory from Finding Nemo kept singing in an Ellen Degeneres voice, swimming around inside my head. I am 99% not found to be awake at 7am through 365 days a year, so the very fact that I was doing this seriously impressed me already. As you can tell, I’m easily impressed. :P



SOOOOOOOO HAPPY when I saw the water station!!!! When I took my first sip….

Ahhh, the gift of life! Look at that tortured face.

Remember what I said about every photo opportunity?

Anyway, this is Pamela, whom I didn’t recognize from her picture because she looks so much younger now and slimmer after losing some weight!!! She maintained the happy vibe throughout the whole run and in my opinion, did the best out of all of us. Job well done, Pam!

Well, after about an hour (to be exact 1 hour 8 mins) I REACHED THE FINISH LINE!!!!!! WOOHOOO. I played “We Are The Champions” from my phone, intending to sprint the last 200m but I was really too tired and walked all the way instead. -_- I know fit people only take 30 mins for 5km… but whatever… People are good at different things. Some at running, others at making nice looking cakes. :’D

WHAT DOES ACTUAL TIMING MATTER!! All I know is, I MADE IT! When I wasn’t even sure if I could wake up and get out of bed at 5am that morning. I’m proud of myself, and the other 3 girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Pamela, Christy and MaryAnn!

Big big thanks go out to Jayne, my lovely Nuffnang manager who encouraged me from the start and even participated in the run herself to accompany me!!!! Every time I told her, “Jayne. I cannot. I DIE” she will say

“JESS!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN ONE!!!!!!!” Awww she’s such a sweetheart!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Donning my SHAPE RUN 2013 medal and new Skechers running shoes, yay!!!

With a little heart, some hope and a lot of hard work…. you can make decisions that will change your life. If there ever is a 5km run again, I don’t mind doing it with friends, because it’s actually pretty fun! The post-run sense of achievement and feeling is great, and unlike any normal work out I’ve been through. It was more like a journey, than just exercise. It was the first time doing something like this for all of us, but with moderate eating & help from Eu Yan Sang’s Weight Management Program, we came through!

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Now, we asked Adeline and Christy how they felt after 3 months of undergoing the Weight Management Program, and here’s what they said! I have inserted my own comments in blue.

Interview with Adeline:

• The weight management program jump started my slimming process
• Did not engage in much exercise on my own during the program. However, due to the nature of my job as • a locations manager with the media, I am often outdoors, and I do a lot of walking (it always helps to have a more active lifestyle!)
• Ate my prescribed herbal medicine daily
• Did not visit my physician on a frequent basis (the treatment would be more effective with frequent and disciplined visits to your physician, of course)

How do you feel now?

Appearance wise, it is good. My colleagues & my children’s teachers asked if I had lost weight and stated that they could see a difference!
Health wise, I’ve observed more frequent bowel movement and urination, meaning an increased effectiveness in toxic expulsion. (I had very regular toilet trips while on my treatment, btw. #noshameinadmitting)energy level is also higher than before, along with a more controlled diet. In the past I used to crave for certain foods when feeling stressed. Now, my cravings have decreased and I eat in moderation.


Overall experience of the treatment:

My friendly physician prevents me from feeling pressurized during the procedures (This is really important as it motivates you instead of making you feel worse!)
First time doing acupuncture in my entire life! More than twenty needles were used for every session. Initially I was nervous, but the pain was bearable. There was no psychological barrier and with time, the experience gets better. However, I felt that it was rather boring to have to lie down for two hours every session because I am an active person. (Adeline did 1 hour of acupuncture each on her front and back for every session, not every one has the same treatment duration)
I also did cupping once in a while and found cupping effective, not minding the temporary marks.

On the whole, Adeline feels that this program is a healthy and gradual method of losing weight. The results are visible and the weight does not rebound, unlike with the use of slimming pills. She has even recommended the program to her colleagues and friends.

Adeline consults Physician Zhang Rui Fen at Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic @ Jurong East.



How do you feel about the Eu Yan Sang Weight Management program?

Intially, I was a bit skeptical as the program needs to consume TCM. Working in the hospital, I’ve seen how some patients came in with TCM induced liver problems. I have not consumed any TCM before the start of the program.

What was the treatment like?
I didn’t have an issues with the needles and was not afraid of pain. (Most common feedback I’ve heard from people who’ve tried this treatment is that the needles pain is quite bearable) Physician Lin was always thoughtful to ask me if I felt any pain. At first, the herbal medication was a bit hard to swallow, but after a while, I got used to the taste. Physician Lin also did cupping on me based on my symptoms. (I never did cupping during my treatment, so every treatment is actually customized to each individual)


Is it what you expected?
Yes, I knew that this program has to adhere to TCM and acupunture.


Was it tough keeping to the program? Did the physician help/ encourage you so that you can keep to the program?
As I am doing shift work, it was hard to go for my treatments twice a week. I tried my best to turn up for appointments every week. Physician Lin was very encouraging, always keeping track of what I eat and what activites have I done to improve my weight loss. (I find it helpful that my physician keeps track of these things for me – it’s so easy to lose track of your lifestyle habits when you’re not paying attention!!!)


How has your overall health improved?
My intital weight when I went for my first consultation was 104kg. My current weight now is 99 kg.
I have since changed my lifestyle and eating habits, as Physician Lin will always ask me not to take carbs for dinner. I have since included more greens and healthy food. I am also not so lethargic as I used to be.


Christy consults Physician Lin Xiao Yan at Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic @ Tiong Bahru.
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xoxo,
Jess
xoxo,
Jess
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