Weight management

Simple, effective, non-invasive


The International Clinic specializes in the treatment of obesity. We prescribe medications in combination with dietary support to help you achieve weight loss.


Because obesity is frequently associated with serious and often hidden medical problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, our medical director, Dr. Kim, personally performs a comprehensive history and physical examination, along with appropriate laboratory testing, before any patient begins one of our obesity management programs.

Endocrine Baseline check I (8 hours fasting) - 460,000 won (NHI-170,000 won)
  • CBC
  • Thyroid function - TSH, Free T3, Free T4 ,Reverse T3
  • Vitamin D3 level
  • LFT - liver function test
  • Insulin
  • HbA1c
  • Leptin
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Total testosterone
  • Free testosterone
  • CBC
  • Thyroid function - TSH, Free T3, Free T4 ,Reverse T3
  • Vitamin D3 level
  • LFT - liver function test
  • Insulin
  • HbA1c
  • Leptin
  • Estradiol
  • PSA
  • Total testosterone
  • Free testosterone

Basic program - around 160,000 won plus prescription meds
  • 3 days Detox and cleansing
    - increase metabolism and start the weight loss
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Fat blocker
  • Fat burner
  • Excercise recommendation
  • Diet recommendation

Top 5 Diet Strategies

  • Eat whole foods : 3 protein rich meal + 2 snacks
  • Low glycemic load diet
  • Use spices to flavor meals instead of sodium
  • Focus on fatty fish and whole grains
  • Drink green and black teas throughout the day

Top 5 supplements

  • Chromium
  • L-Carnitine (Lowers cortisol)
  • CLA
  • Zinc (Increases beneficial adiponectin levels)
  • Vitamin D (Inhibits Adipocyte Differentiation)

Top 5 Snack Ideas

  • Handful of raw, unsalted trail mix (Nuts have been scientifically proven to be especially valuable
    with regard to balancing ghrelin/leptin levels and make for an easy portable snack)
  • Hardboiled egg with baby carrots
  • 2 pieces of Finnkrisp w. nut butter
  • Hummus and veggies sticks
  • Greek yogurt w. piece of fruit

Top 5 Foods

  • Fatty Fish
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Broccoli
  • Raw, unsalted nuts
  • Berries

Eat This!

  • Low GI fruit (apples, pears, plums, oranges, berries)
  • Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables
  • Protein : Lean red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, Greek 2% yogurt and whey
  • Olive oil, coconut oil and flax oil

Not That!

  • Fruit juices and sweetened beverages
  • Starchy vegetables
  • Processed grains (bread, pastry, polenta, white rice)
  • Vegetable oil spreads and fried foods

Top 3 Lifestyle Strategies

  • Sleep at 10 PM : aim for 8 hrs
  • 30 minutes of cardio activity every day (walking, running, biking etc. + 30 min. of strength)
    - training 2 x weekly
  • Meditate for 10 minutes every morning and/or use CES device/relaxation tape before bed time

Positive Impact From Lifestyle Strategies

  • Improves insulin regulation
  • Lowers carb cravings
  • Boosts brain serotonin
  • Lowers cortisol
  • Lowers Peptide-YY


Remember to take your medications as these will help kick-start your body into fat-burning gear, enabling you to utilize and respond to the nutrients and nutritional strategies faster!