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 Lose Fat, Be Healthier!

Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe

Losing weight, especially fat weight, is not only about a better looking body, but more importantly, about managing the health risks that can pose a serious threat to your health and wellbeing!

Lifestyle changes that include healthier eating habits, regular physical activity, and losing as little as 5%-10% body fat, have shown phenomenal health benefits much more effective than any medication can ever be. Losing fat weight can prevent and even reverse existing diabetes; lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems — along with helping you feel better about yourself. 90% of diabetes, 80% heart disease and 60% of cancers are preventable with healthier lifestyles and maintaining normal body weight.

‘We have seen a consistent pattern in our weight loss studies: when patients lose 5%-10% of their body weight, they lower blood pressure, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, improve glucose tolerance (insulin resistance), and in general, lower the risk for cardiovascular disease’, says Catherine Champagne, a researcher with Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Doctors consistently report that they successfully take patients off blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications after the patients lost as little as 5kg’s of fat.

Losing even a little weight can be especially beneficial for people who store their excess weight around their abdomen (apple shape), rather than their hips (pear shape). Fat stored around the waist and in the liver, is more metabolically active, which makes it a high risk trigger for heart disease, but also easier to lose.

The Weight Control Clinic

  • Medically assisted and supervised for optimal results. All programs, packages and products were formulated or hand picked by Dr Arien (medical doctor specialising in natural medicine)
  • Personalised and holistic approach for long term success
  • Scientific & research based approach
  • 40 years’ successful weight loss history (since 1974)
  • Ongoing support & motivation
  • Natural, SAFE approach and products
  • Addressing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, food addictions and emotional reasons for overweight, to enhance results
  • Comprehensive body composition analysis – it’s not only about total body weight!
  • Health risk blood tests (optional)

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Our 5 Steps to SMART Weight/Fat Loss:

The 5 steps can be used separately, however we recommend all 5 steps for optimal and long term results.

  • Step 1: The Start Up & Follow Up Lifestyle Plan (EatSMART)
    • Week 1 is to detox the body and give the pancreas a well deserved break
    • Week 2 onwards we emphasise (since 1974!) healthy fats/oils, protein and complex carbs to restore blood sugar balance and sensitivity, to support your weight loss efforts
  • Step 2: Our Secret Weapon (HerbSMART)
    • Our all completely natural and safe Fat Loss Bundle (incl. herbal remedies and nutraceutical food supplements) to support metabolic functioning (no hormones or stimulants). 
    • Most of our program packages will provide you with our secret weapon, however, you do have to make a sincere commitment and take self responsibility for your own fat loss, health and wellbeing. 
  • Step 3: Mind Solutions for Sustainable Weight Release (EmoSMART)
    • Mind Solutions Course is available to address emotional reasons for eating and food addiction.
    • Mindful living and eating practices, tools and techniques to deal with emotional saboteurs
  • Step 4: Exercise is Medicine (FitSMART)
    • General exercise routines for fat loss, weight release and youthful living included
    • Personalised FunFitness exercise programs and FitSMART Guide is available for personal health and fitness goals.
  • Step 5: Maintenance is crucial!
    • We provide you with the tools, tips and techniques to maintain the weight after you lost it. This will ensure that your new weight becomes your body’s new set point weight. This will prevent the weight from piling on again

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    Disclaimer: In a sincere effort to support people everywhere in their journey to the natural human state of health and happiness, Dr Arien and Anri endeavours to the best of their abilities, training and experience, to only choose well researched and safe herbal remedies and nutriceuticals to support the body’s natural physiology and functioning. Specific recommendations are made either during personal consultation, or email consultation, based on completion of a very specific questionnaire to assess health and stress status, nutrition, exercise, medical history, recent blood chemistry and prescription drugs currently in use, to determine possible interactions and correct tapering of medication if requested. It is therefore every individual’s responsibility to learn about their own health and wellbeing, in order to choose whether they prefer a more natural path to health and wellbeing. Health is not only about taking natural remedies, or prescription drugs for that matter, but also considering the deeper causal issues of trapped emotions, mental and spiritual wellbeing, while taking appropriate measures to live a balanced lifestyle.

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