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Weight Management Programme

This weight management programme adopts the recommendations and guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine. This evidence-based programme employs dietary, physical activity and behaviour modification interventions. Participants must be 16 years old and above and fit for moderate intensity physical activity.


24 weeks

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) accounts for a significant portion (60% - 70%) of our daily energy expenditure. To manage your weight effectively, it is important to know your RMR so as to plan your caloric intake and use accurately.

The conventional way of determining your RMR is to estimate through equations that are based on the average person in the general population. This results in error as no two individuals are the same.

To take the guess work out of weight management, an RMR test is incorporated into our weight management programme to obtain your specific measurement.

How is my RMR tested?

  1. Lie down and relax
  2. Breathe in and out of a breathing mask for gas analysis
  3. The test will take approximately 30 minutes

RMR preā€“test checklist

  • Avoid heavy meals, caffeine & alcohol 5 hours before the test
  • Light snacks may be taken 4 hours before the test
  • Do not exercise at least 2 hours before the test
  • Do not perform vigorous resistance training the day before the test
  • Do not consume any nicotine (smoking / chewing gum) 4 hours before the test


  • Please arrive 20 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so that you can settle down and relax
  • Avoid rush or stress
  • Kindly inform us if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment 

Surgical Options for Weight Management

Bariatric or obesity surgery is suitable for:

  1. the morbidly obese with BMI >37.5 (based on BMI values for Asians) 

  2. the morbidly obese with BMI >32.5 (based on BMI values for Asians) with other medical complications of obesity such as sleep apnoea, diabetes, hypertension. 

  3. those who are unsuccessful in any weight reduction attempts with or without medical supervision.

A variety of weight-loss operations are available, including laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.

Those considering weight-loss surgery should make an appointment with our bariatric surgeon to further discuss this.

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If you wish to make an appointment, please contact:
the Appointment Centre at 6850 3333.

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