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Weight Management / Intensive Weight Loss

Weight management is crucial to preserving health and wellbeing. Excess weight can be the source of health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.  The Leukerbad Clinic offers ideal conditions for managing your weight or slimming, using two different approaches: a hypocaloric diet or therapeutic fasting. Our Weight Management/Intensive Weight Loss programmes teach you how to manage your weight over the long term and adopt healthy eating habits.

 

Doctors and therapists at the Leukerbad Clinic have wide-ranging experience of different approaches to weight management. They will allow you to benefit from appropriate diets in an effective and safe environment. In particular, they will be sure to check that your health is improving and will monitor your metabolism on a daily basis (in particular pulse, blood pressure, weight and temperature). Moreover, laboratory tests will be carried out where necessary. 

 


 

HYPOCALORIC DIET THERAPEUTIC FASTING
The Leukerbad Clinic - Weight management: achieve weight balance or weight loss The Leukerbad Clinic - Weight management: achieve weight balance or weight loss


 

HYPOCALORIc DIET
 

Weight loss is achieved by following a detoxifying hypocaloric diet. The latter is a low-calorie diet restricted to low-energy foods, resulting in a daily intake of from 600 to 800 kcal.

 

The Leukerbad Clinic uses this weight loss process in the following programmes:

 

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therapeutic fasting
 

Fasting has been a feature of all societies since the dawn of time. It stimulates cellular detoxification and limits surplus fat. Conducted under medical supervision, fasting is an effective treatment which also eliminates toxic substances and metabolic residues. Lastly, it strengthens the organism’s natural defences by curbing the release of free radicals, reducing inflammation, returning intestinal flora to normal levels and improving sleep quality.

 

At the start of fasting, the organism, deprived of sugar, begins to produce it by breaking down the proteins that form our muscles. After several days, the liver uses fat to produce molecules called “ketone bodies”, which have the advantage of supplying energy to the organism without drawing excessively on its proteins. It is through this process that fasting allows people to lose weight.

 

Therapeutic fasting restricts daily consumption to liquids such as water, tea, fruit juices and vegetable broths. This water-based diet allows greater weight loss compared to a hypocaloric diet. It is administered under the close supervision of a doctor.

 

The Leukerbad Clinic uses this weight loss process in the following programmes:

 

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