If you think dieting and exercising are enough to help you lose weight in Singapore, think again! With so many good foods in this tiny island and busy work schedule, it is almost impossible. It is common to find many real-life stories of people spending hours in the gym and/or eating less for months only to discover things are not working as expected. But wait! Don’t get this wrong. Dieting and exercising are great, but for any weight loss regimen to work, you must change your mindset and lifestyle in the first place. If you are not sure how to do that, read here some useful tips.

Get your mind right

Perhaps, you equate to weight loss with strict rules, impractical routines, hard-to-follow diet, etc. What happens is – you try hard to adjust to a routine that you know would never work for you. And when you fail to follow the rules, you feel bad, guilty – as if you are cheating yourself. But this is not the way, as it can only lead you to failure. What you need is to learn how to see your slimming program in a positive light. You want to be inspired and motivated to lose weight. You must enjoy your weight loss journey and it should not be a burden on you. A suffocating routine, no matter how scientific it is, simply does not work. To achieve long-term success, you must change the way you think about weight loss.

Have patience

“I’m ready to go to any extent, but I need immediate results.” If that sounds like you, be careful! Sliming does not happen overnight. If someone else says they can help lose weight fast, they are probably misguiding you. Think about it. It takes years to gain weight, but you want to lose that within weeks or months. Even if you lose weight really fast, you’ll actually lose lean tissues or water, but not that stubborn fat in your body. Quick results are temporary – not long-term. For best and permanent results, you need to lose weight slowly and gradually.

Set achievable goals

One way to keep yourself motivated in your journey to lose weight is by winning small milestones consistently. Set goals that are attainable and achieve them. Winning is a habit. Once you start winning small milestones, you’ll feel confident – which may help you push your limits and gradually move towards achieving your long-term goals. For instance, you can start by setting the below goals;

  • Drinking one litre extra water every day
  • Cycling to work
  • Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Consuming alcohol only in parties and special events
  • Using the office stairs instead of elevators when you are not in a hurry

These simple steps can go a long way to help you kick-start your weight-loss journey.

Get support

Another good idea would be to share your problems with your closed ones and get mental support from them. For instance; you can ask a friend to join you in the gym. Or both of you can go take a slimming treatment together. When you are connected to the right people, it becomes easier to fight the battle against obesity.

In the blink of an eye, half of 2016 is almost over and June is approaching! How has your weight loss resolutions you made at the start of the year been faring?

The good thing is, it’s never too late to start to take care of your body in all aspects, and to look good and feel good! Take for instance, our very familiar Slim Couture face: Angie. If you’re used to seeing Angie’s slim and petite figure, you may be surprised to know that she used to be 10KG heavier than she is right now!

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Angie at 57kg, 2013

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This lady right here is our dear Angie, just a few years ago!

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As you may know, every single Slim Couture staff has to go through Divine Slim TCM treatment to experience and understand it better themselves, so as to be able to help our clients with true knowledge and understanding! We also make sure that each and every staff member are living testimonials for Slim Couture, and Angie is no exception.

Angie went through 16 sessions of Divine Slim to achieve stunning results and lost more than 1/5th of her body weight as well as 6.4% of fat!

 

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This is Angie after losing 12.4KG, 6.4% of body fats, as well as an astounding 36cm in measurements! Angie lost an average of 5cm from her arms, as well as 7cm from her thighs.

 

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The best news is, even years after her initial treatment, Angie has maintained her weight at a svelte 46.6kg and looks so much more youthful and healthy than previously!

Remember that age is never an excuse when it comes to losing weight healthily and holistically! You can be happy, healthy and slim at any age! With Slim Couture’s effective, tested-and-proven TCM techniques for weight loss, you can be assured of guaranteed weight loss and be on the way to a much slimmer and lighter you.

 

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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 successful weight loss solutions to female clients with weight issues since 2010. With its client-oriented approach and quality services, Slim Couture has been awarded the Singapore Quality Brands 2013/2014 and the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award 2013/2014.

For a free consultation and body/weight analysis or to find out how TCM can help you slim down quickly and healthily!

Call: 6536 8586/ 6336 8665

www.slim-couture.com

shapes

Knowing what to wear to flatter your body shape can be a challenge! But keep in mind that clothes are a tool; much like makeup or hair styles, it can be used to create a look you love.

When it comes to looking good, it’s not your size or shape that matters, it’s the fit of your clothes. Wearing the right clothes shouldn’t be about following the latest fashion trends; it should be about choosing what actually suits you and what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

You can change your clothing to have a positive effect on your body. You want to contrast what your body is telling you. If your body is soft, add structure; if it’s angular, add softness. The whole idea is to create balance.”

Triangle Body Shape

Best features: Shapely legs, a trim waist and head-turning hips give your body feminine appeal.

Common pitfalls. You have a slender upper body, so your instinct might be to show it off with slim-fitting shirts. Resist the urge! Tiny tops throw off your body’s balance, making your bottom look bigger than it is.

Tops – When you think about tops, think layers. Creating balance for your shape is all about filling out your upper half. A cardigan is your best friend, because it adds lightweight volume. For cooler weather, try cropped jackets that stop at the waist. Don’t be afraid to show a little skin, too. Three-quarter sleeves, wide scoop necks, and one-shoulder tops all look great on you.

Bottoms – Bootcut pants are best for your body. The slight flare helps to balance out curves, especially if you wear them with a heel to give your legs a little length. Go for dark, medium-rise jeans with simple stitching and pockets in the back. For skirts and dresses, try a classic A-line cut that falls softly over your curves and highlights your trim waist. Avoid high waists and pleated skirts—they’re made for filling out figureless femmes.

Fabrics and Flair – Draw the eye up with bright colors and embellished tops. Saboura says, Try a boatneck shirt with horizontal stripes, or a cardigan with rosette detailing. Chunky jewelry can work well for you too, adding interest up top. Prints and patterns are fine for your lower body, but aim for darker colors.

Circle Body Shape

Best features: Slender legs, slight shoulders and a trim booty give your figure a graceful allure.

Common pitfalls – Circles often try to cover up their bodies, but that’s the opposite of what they should do. Showing off your neckline, forearms and a little leg (just a little!) looks elegantly classy—not to mention younger, longer and leaner.

Tops – Your body is soft and round, so your goal is to add structure, especially on top. Try a structured jacket (like a blazer). Draw angles and lines across your body with wrap dresses or asymmetrical hemlines. Draped fabrics, cowl necks and flutter sleeves look great on you, too, for a feminine flourish. If you feel like you need more support, layer with a dressy tank top that has a bit of lycra.

Bottoms – You’ve got great legs, so show ’em off! A slim, straight leg or bootcut is perfect for you, and wearing a heel takes off a little weight and shows off your legs. Dresses with ruching or gathering hide the tummy, creating an hourglass effect.

Fabrics and Flair – Prints and patterns look great on you, especially on your upper body. Go for large floral or geometric prints to flatter your figure—small prints won’t do the trick. Stick to weighty fabrics (like heavy cotton, wool or muslin) that have more natural structure.

Hourglass Body Shape

Best features: A well-endowed chest, a slim waist and curvy hips make your figure the crème de la crème of feminine beauty.

Common pitfalls. Your figure has natural allure, so you may be tempted to give too much away. “Everyone is trying to mimic the hourglass curve, but you’ve already got it,” Saboura says. “Show off a bit, but don’t give away all your curves.”

Tops – Simplicity is key for you. Look for clean, simple tops with scoop necklines and three-quarter sleeves. Avoid layering, and look for waist belts that help define your tiny tummy. You look best in princess seams—long, shapely seams that gather in at the waist and flare out again at the hips—that have a smooth, snug look and show off your contours. Fitted jackets look great on you, but make sure they’re well-tailored!

Bottoms – You look best in skirts that stop at or below the knee, not above it. Pencil skirts look great on you, as do bootleg pants and skinny jeans. Choose pants or skirts that follow your natural curve, and go for fitted options (but not too tight). Embrace your silhouette, the sexiness is in seeing the curve, not giving it all away.

Fabrics and Flair – Keep it simple with solid colors. Prints can disguise your figure, rather than highlight it. The same goes for fabrics. Avoid extra fabric and draping, and opt for a bit of stretch. Color looks great on your body type, but monochromatic outfits look best.

Ruler Body Shape

Best features: Slender and often athletic, your build is easy to outfit.

Common pitfalls – You have a naturally sporty look, so you may tend to choose simple, fitted cuts. That can actually make you look boxy, instead, you want to use clothing to soften your body and create curves.

Tops – When choosing a shirt, avoid adding more square or straight lines. Instead, complement your natural lines with asymmetrical or rounded hemlines, and ruffle details. Halters look great on you, as do boatnecks and off-the-shoulder shirts. Since your body is naturally athletic, you’ll look more feminine in tank tops with a thin, delicate strap. The same goes for jackets and blazers: Look for soft shoulders and steer clear of boxy, cropped jackets.

Bottoms High-waist pants look fantastic on you, as do wide leg trousers. Both add curves and volume to your lower body. If you want to embrace a more masculine shape with a boyfriend jean, go for it. But put some drape and movement on top. For a ladylike look, wrap dresses look great on you, since they draw angles and lines across the body.

Fabrics and Flair – Use fabric to add softness and femininity to your look. Opt for lace, silk or lightweight fabrics, especially ones with natural draping. Embellished shirts and ruffle details add softness and give your body a bit more, well, body.

Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Best features: A tapered torso, trim waist and killer legs make you look confident and fit.

Common pitfalls – Your legs are typically well-sculpted, so your instinct may be to show them off with fitted leggings. That works if you’re wearing a long top (below your booty), but in general, you want to add volume to your lower half.

Tops – You look great in cowl necks and deep V-necks that help minimize a stronger upper body. Go for simple, fuss-free shirts (no ruffles!). For feminine flair, tops with gently draped fabric or flutter sleeves add movement and softness. Embrace your inner flapper, and rock a drop-waist dress—a look that few can pull off!

Bottoms – You want to amplify your lower half to match the fullness of your upper body. Choose wide-leg pants or long skirts to create balance. As a general rule, look for flowy, full-bodied pants and skirts that make your lower body look bigger (yes, that’s a good thing).

Fabrics and Flair  – Have fun with embellished, detailed shoes to call attention down. (A reason to buy shoes? Umm, yes please!) The same goes for jewelry: Keep jewelry minimal on top, but get creative with bangles and rings to accessorize an outfit. Choose light colors and prints below the belt, and stick to darker colors on top for a more balanced look. Also, consider the size of your purse. A small purse will amplify your torso. Carry larger purses at your side or in the bend of your arm to avoid adding volume on top.

Conclusion

Know your own body shape well and how best to flatter it! But nothing beats a balanced, sculpted silhouette!

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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 successful weight loss solutions to female clients with weight issues since 2010. With its client-oriented approach and quality services, Slim Couture has been awarded the Singapore Quality Brands 2013/2014 and the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award 2013/2014.

For a free consultation and body/weight analysis or to find out how TCM can help you slim down quickly and healthily!

Call: 6536 8586/ 6336 8665 www.slim-couture.com

Perhaps we could all collectively agree that the most difficult part about losing weight and getting back in shape, is actually getting in the right mindset to do it.

While hitting the treadmill and controlling your diet are two challenging activities, nothing is more difficult than gathering enough self-motivation and willpower to change your situation. Often, people who are overweight or obese are in denial about their physique or have been letting themselves go to the extent of almost no return. It’s not like they don’t know they’re overweight. Most of the time, they are fully aware. The problem has just gotten so severe that they’re not sure they can even do anything about it anymore. But you know what? We’re here to send you a message, to tell you something important.

As a typical Singaporean would say… WAKE UP YOUR IDEA!!! Let’s get one thing straight.

You are worth more than you think. You CAN and WILL change the way you eat, live, look and feel. It is never too late to start an exercising regime or a healthy diet. You will NEVER regret living healthier, but if you upkeep your lousy lifestyle, you will live in mild disgust at yourself and insecurity for the rest of your days. Your body is your temple, and your life’s greatest vessel and tool. Without your body, you don’t even exist. You should treat it with the love, care and respect that it deserves. Physically, mentally and emotionally, you should be well taken care of.

Instead of fat-shaming and harsh words that people usually throw at overweight people, we want you to feel empowered and inspired today.

It all starts with having a change of mind. Deciding that today is the day you will start loving yourself more. Here are some of the most real and motivational quotes that will effectively change the way you feel and think about keeping trim, getting fit and overall weight loss.

“You are not going to get the butt you want by sitting on it.”
At least once or twice in her life, you’d hear a woman whine and complain about how she wants to look like a Victoria’s Secret angel. Well, do you think they look like that from lazing around all day?!

“Dear Stomach, you are bored, not hungry. Shut up.”
It’s true that a lot of people end up snacking on unhealthy tidbits and junk food, more often because they are bored than hungry. Find something better to do and keep yourself occupied!

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”
It all starts with believing in yourself.

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”
A large part of the reason why many people refuse to hit the gym is because they’re embarrassed about their physical capabilities. Who cares how fast or slow you go, as long as you get there eventually? We’re all rooting for you!

“Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Choose your hard.”
In our opinion, STAYING overweight is so much harder, having to live with that guilt and low self confidence every single day.

“What you eat in private eventually is what you wear in public. Eat clean, look lean.”
Do you often find yourself snacking sneakily in the middle of the night, hoping nobody will catch you red handed? Well, people will find out soon enough when they look at you!

“Do not reward yourself with food. You are not a dog.”
LOL! Had to laugh at this one. There are better, calorie-free ways to reward yourself, such as a massage you’ve been dying to have, or a movie you’ve been wanting to see. Rewards do not have backlash at the end of it.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
No truer words were spoken.

“You’re only one workout away from a good mood.”
Because we know that hard work pays off.

“Suffer the pain of discipline, or the suffer the pain of regret.”
Just remember that sweat is fat crying.

“If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.”
Because you can achieve amazing results ONLY when you set your heart, mind and soul to it.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”
People are always so caught up with the houses they live in and the cars that they drive, but they forget the main vessel that’s representing themselves are their bodies. Your body will determine how long you get to enjoy life for.

“Would you rather be covered in sweat in the gym, or covered in clothes at the beach?”
Yep, guilty of choosing to be covered up at the beach because I’m ashamed of cellulite and flabby bits hanging about, while feeling jealous of other people’s physiques.

One year later, you’ll find yourself wishing you’d started today.

So START TODAY! Make a change in your life. Do something different. Surprise yourself. Eat healthy, start a workout, or pick up the phone and call us for a free consultation and body/weight analysis or to find out how TCM can help you slim down quickly and healthily!

Call Slim Couture : 6536 8586/ 6336 8665
Website: www.slim-couture.com