5 Tips For Endless Weight-Loss Motivation

We are already half-way through the year, and as predicted by your family, some of you must be feeling frustrated by failing to meet out New Year Resolution for weight loss.

 

Are you one of those people who is constantly surfing the internet searching forHow to Lose Weight’ or some sort of magical ‘Diet for Weight Loss? Yet you cannot get up and actually follow the internet advice you see into your daily routine. Despite our best intentions we just never get to start, or we start and give up.

 

Here is a list of few Weight-Loss Tips that will ensure that you stay motivated and inspired through the entire process of meeting your goal.

 

  1. Don’t Stress It

One of the major reasons why people fail to stick to their diet or exercise plan is because they involve too much thought into the process which leads to unnecessary stress. Don’t be unrealistic and expect an overnight transformation. Weight-loss is a process which takes time. Be accepting to this fact and you will be able to get results sooner than you think.

 

Instead of just thinking How to Reduce Weight, begin implementing some simple solutions into your daily routine. Exercise daily, ditch the elevators and use the stairs instead, walk and cycle when you can. Apply the Weight-Loss Tips you get from other people with some care – what worked for them may not work for you or may not be appropriate for you.

 

Motivation is a positive feeling, which should always remain at the back of your mind; don’t ever let it run out. Let yourself breathe through the process. Remove all your negativity about your weight with positivity of becoming a better version of yourself. Maybe you can start with a Diet for Weight Loss if you want quick results, but don’t criticize and question every food you take. Turn your mind to a motivational quiz session whenever you are in doubt; ask yourself questions like ‘how will I look amazing if I stop following my Weight Loss Diet?’

 

  1. Focus on Staying Happy and Healthy

We often get frustrated when we focus all our attention on the weighing scale. Stop focusing on the numbers on scales and inch-tapes, rather enjoy your workout. Try different things, mix and match your routines. According to a study, regular exercise can cheer up your mood.

 

Avoid idealizing any female model or celebrity. Your aim is to get fit and healthy not become a model. These comparisons can leave negative impact on your brain, leaving you with a feeling of sadness and stress. Rather than focusing on the result, try to enjoy the feeling you get after each workout session or after having a healthy meal. Eliminate any kind of doubt that de-motivates you. Stick to a healthy Weight Loss Diet instead of skipping your diet.

 

  1. Hang Your Motivation Next to Mirror

Use your favorite dress or jeans as a motivation by hanging it next to your mirror. Wake up every day, and look at the favorite piece, and you will feel motivated enough to fit in them all over again. Visualize yourself wearing that dress and looking extremely sexy. Start feeling and igniting that lost love for yourself. Rather than thinking about How to Reduce Weight start thinking how good you will look, once you lose all that extra weight

 

Use technology as your best friend and follow use every source that positively inspires you. You can also get connected to several communities who are aiming to reduce weight just like you. Spend your time with people following the same aim and routine as you. It definitely would be a bad idea to spend your time with a friend who loves to eat cheese burst sausage pizzas! Save yourself the dilemma of choosing between a tasty slice of calorie-heavy pizza and having to say ‘no’ and stick to your Weight Loss Diet. Peer pressure motivates you to follow the majority, so be careful to follow the right crowd. So, stick with friends who are health conscious rather than the ones who are always looking for sugary treats and indulgences.

 

  1. Silence Your Inner Doubts.

We all have this nagging habit of brooding and disturbing our own peace of mind, criticizing ourselves as weak, especially when it comes to weight. Everyone either thinks they are too fat or too thin to look beautiful. We often compare ourselves with people who we would love to look like. Stress and distress caused by this self-criticism usually leads to depressing emotions which eventually infuse craving for sweet and fatty products. So next time when you feel yourself trapped in a self-critical mood, just take a deep breath, calm your mind, and eliminate all negativity by saying some positive affirmations for yourself. Start by looking in a mirror and telling yourself you are making progress every-day.

 

 

 

  1. Set Small Goals

Rather than planning to lose 20 pounds right at the start of your program, make multiple small goals, to reach the ultimate target in stages. Every small victory will motivate you to look forward to the other one and you won’t even realize when you will hit your main goal! Make a list of ways on How to Lose Weight and the reasons why you want to lose weight and hang this list somewhere you can see it every day.

 

VLCC Products and Services Help You with Weight Loss

VLCC Weight Loss Services

This is one of the most popular programs from VLCC. It has helped thousands of people in reducing and maintaining their weight. Customers are delighted and give great reviews. The highly trained and motivated team at VLCC works with every single client, keeping an eye on their health and wellness. They offer a combination of health, nutrition, and wellness, which consists of both physical and nutrient training, as well as lifestyle modification, even taking care of special medical conditions.

 

VLCC Shape Up Waist and Tummy Trim Gel

This will help you lose up to 2 inches from your waist in a month. Applying these specially formulated gels and lotions you will able to get a flatter and firmer stomach within 3-6 weeks. Results from these effortless creams will help you to stay motivated. Of course, don’t forget to take care of your diet and exercise as suggested by VLCC experts.

 

Whenever you find yourself in doubt, take a deep breath and look at yourself in the mirror, and remind yourself of all the reasons why you started in the first place. Fat is home to several health issues and diseases, these can easily be managed with a little change of lifestyle, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a positive mindset!

 

VLCC rolls out ‘Get Well Soon’ to facilitate healthy living

VLCC, a pioneer in the beauty and wellness industry, has announced the rollout of its multi-city ‘Get Well Soon’ program, designed with the objective of providing a healthy life to its varied customers. This program offers specially designed Therapeutic Lifestyle Management Services to tackle lifestyle triggered disorders like Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Cardio Vascular Disease, and Hypertension, which are all becoming increasingly common across age groups. VLCC announced the roll-out of customized packages for each of these diseases and is conducting multi-channel promotions to create awareness buzz and connect with more customers.

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Lifestyle disorders are becoming increasingly widespread despite increased health awareness across cities, genders and age groups. Comfort and convenience-seeking sedentary lifestyles, demanding jobs, stressful commutes, and travel, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on the lives of most city and big-town dwellers. These diseases lead to a slack in productivity and well-being of the affected individual and teams. VLCC’s ‘Get Well Soon’ program and related awareness campaign is a proactive counter-measure to tackle this scenario, as well as help individuals, address the problem of obesity that could be the root cause of most such diseases.

Sharing details about the launch, Mr. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Chief Business Officer- Wellness Services, VLCC said, “The ever-increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, hormonal, behavioral problems, and obesity are now visible, affecting a majority of people in their early years. Through this program and awareness campaign, VLCC intends to send out a message that lifestyle disorders are entirely preventable and often, even reversible. VLCC will offer a suite of comprehensive therapeutic programs, each specifically designed for a set of related medical conditions to not only improve but also reverse the adverse lifestyle impact on your health. We are confident that elements such as diet, exercise, rest, and relaxation, when combined as a therapy can work wonders in transforming lives for individuals.”

Over the course of its existence over the past three decades, VLCC through its innovative products, services, and campaigns has ensured a healthy contribution to the general well-being of the people. The ‘Get Well Soon’ program will help all individuals enjoy a full, healthy and active life.

11 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Off Your Fat

It’s not a new treatment (it launched in the latter part of 2010), so you’re probably wondering why I’m about to tell you about the non-invasive, fat-freezing treatment otherwise known as Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq. Here’s why: Thousands of treatments are being performed worldwide (over 650,000 so far!), yet new important updates have surfaced since Cool Sculpting first launched. Here’s everything you need to know before freezing your fat:

  1. Fat cells self-destruct when the skin gets cold enough. The FDA-cleared procedure suctions in the skin surrounding the area of fat you want to freeze, then uses controlled cooling (aka cry lipolysis) to drop the temperature of the skin down to where the fat cells die. The body then eliminates the cells in the following weeks.
  2. There is a tendency for uneven removal. It’s not skill-dependent, since a vacuum-like head suctions the skin in to freeze it, so there is a risk of uneven removal, says Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City.
  3. It can be pricey. Depending on where you live and the area you’re looking to get treated, a Cool Sculpting session can run you $500 and up.

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  1. One treatment has been said to be enough, but that isn’t always the case. So, in the end, it might not be the most cost-effective option to get the results you’re looking for. Be sure to talk to your doctor before going in for the treatment to see if you’re the perfect candidate for this procedure.
  2. The procedure is for very discreet fat removal. Picture a thin man with love handles or a woman with small pockets of fat on her inner thighs. “Broader areas are not good for this treatment because that won’t come out evenly,” Dr. Frank adds.
  3. There is literature that Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) can occur after cry lipolysis. According to Dr. Frank and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, fat can grow back rather than disappearing forever. “Of course, there are risks with everything, but this is the only fat removal process that has this particular risk though low,” Frank adds.
  4. It takes an hour to treat each section. So, it could take a long time, depending on how many areas you want to treat.
  5. You might experience cry lipolysis-induced numbness that can last for weeks. “It does something to the superficial nerves when the skin is frozen that can leave you without feeling for hours,” Dr. Frank says.
  6. You can also have bruising. There’s minimal downtime with this treatment, but you might experience bruising since the areas treated will have been pulled, tugged, and pinched in the suction process. And you could be sore for days or weeks after the treatment.
  7. Full results take weeks or months to show up. This depends on how well your body reacts to the treatment. You should expect to full results by the second or third month.
  8. You need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to keep the results. But you probably already knew that.

VLCC to launch new centres to expand footprints

VLCC, the Indian beauty and wellness brand today reinstated its focus on Jammu by announcing the plans to expand its footprint by opening new centres in the existing and new markets.
Vandana Luthra, Founder, VLCC said, “Jammu is an important market for us and we are extremely happy with the uptake of the beauty, health and wellness segment in the State. It is one of the fastest growing market for us in the Country. This expansion plan is in line with our strategy to reach out to more and more customers as we strive to further strengthen our foothold in this burgeoning market”.

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VLCC has one of the largest scale and breadth of operations within the beauty and wellness services industry in India. The expansion drive will continue in the next financial year with the launch of new centres in existing and new markets. The network expansion is well-strategized bringing the brand closer to the customers, she added.
VLCC offers scientific weight loss solutions and therapeutic approach to beauty treatments making beauty, fitness and health an integral part of our lives. Keeping this approach in mind, VLCC launched Curve Xpert 3D Power Shaper, a highly intensive and comprehensive body shaping therapy that breaks down fat deposits, drains toxins and firms the body. Last year, VLCC also introduced a new 3D range of Body Contour Power Dose Therapies–3D Tummy treatment, 3D Body Contouring, 3D Body Sculpt and 3D Body Firmer to enable our customers to look and feel the way they have always craved for.
Headquartered in Gurgaon, VLCC was founded in 1989 and is the leading slimming, beauty and wellness brand to have emerged out of the Indian subcontinent, whose presence currently spans 330 locations in about 150 cities and 13 countries across South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC Region and East Africa. This includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Kenya.

Pioneer in Promoting Beauty and Health

It was in Germany that the seeds were sown for my future business. I was accompanying my father on his official trip to Germany where I met his friends – a husband-wife duo running a health centre in that country. Theirs was a great combination, with one being a nutritionist and the other a cosmetologist. They had a great influence on my decision to enter into the business of beauty and wellness. From the start, I was clear in my mind that whatever venture I get into should benefit society and be accessible to all segments. VLCC is a manifestation of that dream.  The reason why I started VLCC was to make health and beauty accessible to all. So, my transformation centre is open to everyone who needs any slimming, skin and hair related solution. That’s the reason why most of our centres are located just off the high street, close to residential communities or in community centres within residential colonies.

 

VLCC had very humble beginnings- starting from a garage. This itself is a fascinating narrative. Along with this, what other challenges did you face? 

I started VLCC with a simple dream. I wanted to create an environment where people felt supported and nurtured, where they would be encouraged to achieve their full potential. I envisioned a place that inspired people to be the best versions of themselves, for themselves.

Being an entrepreneur, that too in the late-eighties, was an uphill journey for me. Not only was the beauty and wellness services industry in its infancy, people were unwilling to take my work seriously as I was a woman. While people were familiar with the ubiquitous ‘beauty parlour’, the idea of a holistic wellness solutions provider which combined scientific weight management programmes with advanced skin and hair treatments was new. Being in what was largely an unorganised mom-and-pop shop kind of sector, I struggled to raise capital – private equity was a relatively alien concept, and banks were wary of something that was hardly deemed as scalable and sustainable.

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Initially, how did people respond to VLCC and how is the reaction different now.

I had to be persistent and assertive to convince people about the value proposition of my business. It took a while to convince them that my venture had a scalable, sustainable business model. We worked on developing a unique business model for the company, one which is widely used today (especially in the hospitality industry), called infrastructure facility management. That was the turning point in the business. Finally, patience and hard work paid off.

 

From what age must we begin instilling the notions and importance of wellness in our children? Specifically, what lifestyle habits must we encourage/discourage? 

Wellness is not a luxury, it is a necessity. A woman is the role model for her children; if she does not know the importance of nutrition, improve her children’s eating habits and promote an active lifestyle, her children will grow up to have various health problems. Diet and exercise are equally important. But most importantly, people should be educated from childhood, because it’s all about habits. VLCC is a global knowledge brand for wellness.

 

VLCC has not only been involved in slimming but also transformation. In layman terms, what is the difference between the two? 

As an entrepreneur, the challenge during the initial stages was one of perception. People were familiar with beauty parlours but the idea of a Transformation Centre that provides a solution from head-to-toe was perceived as futuristic. At VLCC, we are into complete transformation of people rather than merely targeting slimming or beauty. Just exercising isn’t enough. For me, health equates to happiness, which is equal to being a confident person. And slimming or, rather, looking good boosts confidence.

 

One of VLCC’s biggest asset is the DNA Fit. How and why was this brought about? 

A study on weight management conducted by Stanford University found that people who eat and exercise according to their genetic predisposition tend to lose two-and-a-half times as much weight as compared to those who do not. So, while a low-fat diet might work for some people, others might benefit more by including fat in their diet but going slow on carbohydrates. This explains why two individuals might obtain vastly different results by following a particular diet or weight loss plan even if their body mass index, or BMI, metabolic rate, body composition, lifestyles and dietary habits are more or less similar. This is why individuals on genotype-appropriate diets lose more body weight compared to those on diets not matched to their genotype or on a traditional, one-size-fits-all model. On this premise, VLCC started offering ‘DNA Slim’, a weight loss solution based on the genetic analysis of an individual.

Currently, VLCC is about to launch the Thermage technique. This is brand new for the Bangladeshi market. We want to know how this non-invasive procedure would work.

Thermage is a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy that can address the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. Thermage treatments are customised to your needs, and typically require minimal recovery time. It restores the broken collagen.

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How long would it take for the procedure to work?  

The results appear only after two or three weeks; they are more permanent than other procedures. It is a great solution if you want your skin to look sleeker, smoother and younger, but can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life.

 

Why is this service going to be important in the long run in terms of a person’s health?

Aging affects us all the way we act, the way we feel, and definitely the way we look. But with advancements in skin care, you can have a say in the way aging affects your skin and maybe even get back to the way you looked not so long ago.

Thermage is a proven, unique radio frequency treatment that can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker and younger look and feel. Thermage works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. It helps one to look younger and more confident.

 

With something like Thermage, can there be any negative side-effects?

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Thermage uses RF technology to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis as well as to contour subcutaneous tissues. Side effects from Thermage are rare and short lived.

 

If a person is deemed obese, is weight the only factor considered into making this declaration?

We believe that Waist Height Ratio (WHtR) is a better public health screening tool of assessment than BMI. It is a simple metric which even the general population can use to keep track of their health. A Body Composition Analysis which indicates the ratio of fat mass vis-à-vis muscle mass is more important. At VLCC, we have a scientific approach to weight-loss, so our clients not only have fitter bodies, but are also healthier medically. Therefore, timely intervention by experts and sustained lifestyle modifications can bring you a disease-free body for a happy, stress-free life.

 

Often, a person regains the weight lost through various slimming programmes. How can one prevent that? 

Obesity is a lifestyle-related disease which concerns almost everyone, irrespective of age, gender or income group. Sedentary lifestyles, late nights, high intake of calorie-rich fast foods and poor eating habits that include eating late, coupled with a growing gadget addiction, which has led to a lack of physical activity, are the main reasons leading to relapse of obesity. At VLCC, we ensure that our team of nutritionists and fitness experts to work out with laser like precision the most appropriate diet and exercise regime to deliver the best solution for weight loss, fat reduction that help you to retain fitness levels.

 

What are VLCC’s future plans in Bangladesh? 

VLCC has lined up an ambitious expansion agenda for Bangladesh in line with our mission of making preventive healthcare and wellness accessible to all sections of local society.

Nearly one in five married women in Bangladesh is overweight and the occurrence is much higher in urban areas than rural ones. Obesity is also closely linked with diabetes and at present, one in every 11 people, or 8.3 percent of the adult population, is diabetic, putting Bangladesh at the fifth position in global ranking.

Bangladesh is a top priority country for us. In recent years, Bangladesh has been on a robust growth path. With a large middle-income group, the country represents a huge opportunity for beauty and wellness brands like VLCC to further expand its presence to reach a much larger customer base. VLCC will partake in some exciting ventures in Dhaka in the coming days to expand its operations in Bangladesh.

Given that the beauty and wellness sector has traditionally employed more women than men, focusing on skill development in this arena will also contribute in a big way to the cause of women empowerment.

 

After so many years in operation, how would you describe VLCC’s foray into the Bangladeshi market? Is it faring well?  

VLCC is proud to say that we have received overwhelming response from Bangladesh. Over the years, there has been an increasing number of people in Dhaka who want to look good, feel better or maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is great news because obesity is a rising problem everywhere, like an epidemic. So, it is a positive sign that people are starting to address their weight issues.

VLCC to acquire two companies; foray into nutraceuticals biz

Beauty and wellness brand VLCC is in the advanced stage of acquiring at least two companies, including a nutraceuticals company, in the near future. The company is looking at relaunching its IPO this year, which it delayed last year owing to market sentiments.

 

“We are in talks with three companies for acquisition and at least two of them are in (the) advanced stage,” said Vandana Luthra, founder of VLCC. One of the acquisitions would result in the company’s foray into the nutraceuticals business. Talks are on to acquire companies which have a presence in Wellness Services. It also has the acquisition of an international wellness company in its radar.

 

The acquisitions are meant to expand its portfolio and geographical foot print. It is expecting all the acquisitions to be completed by March, 2018. Luthra refused to share any estimation on the acquisition size, claiming confidentiality.

 

The company would be looking at going for an IPO before the end of 2017. It may be noted that last year the company had filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) to raise a total of around Rs 600 crore through an IPO. However, the IPO was not executed since the company felt that the market sentiments were not good. It will refile the DRHP soon and will go for an IPO in the later part of the year.

 

It had acquired Singapore-based Giving in 2013, which brought in a research and development and manufacturing facility for the company overseas. In 2012, it acquired a majority stake in a Malaysian slimming and beauty chain Wynn International, as part of its international expansion. In India, it has a manufacturing facility in Dehradun.

 

The company is in the process of setting up another facility in Assam. The new facility will manufacture hair-care and other major products it offers to around 2 lakh retail stores across the country, apart from direct distribution to Beauty Parlors and salons across the country.

 

The new facility will come up in Matia, Goal Para district in Assam, with an investment of around Rs 28 crore in the unit. The unit is set over an area of 100,000 square ft. with the capacity to produce 86.41 million units. The facility will be ready in three months.

 

It is also increasing the number of wellness centres across the country, adding 100 more centres to the existing roster of 330 centres in 150 cities. It has a presence in 13 countries in South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC region and East Africa and it is in the process of expanding to the UK and Saudi Arabia, added Luthra.

 

The company is expecting a consolidated revenue of Rs 1,000 crore during the current financial year, growing from over Rs 800 crore revenue last year. The contribution of domestic business is around 60 per cent, while international business accounts for 40 per cent of the revenue.