Category: Article of the Week


February 4th, 2018 — 4:10pm

Need Help Taking Off Excess Weight and Keeping It Off?

You have tried for years. Countless diets. Short-term exercise fads. Endless frustration. It’s no longer about finding a quick fix—it’s about focusing on your ongoing weight loss.

Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weighta who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity,b to lose weight and keep it off.

Saxenda® is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and should not be used with Victoza® or any other GLP-1 receptor agonist or insulin. It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products.

Be sure to ask if Saxenda® is right for you.

a Body mass index (BMI) ≥27. b BMI ≥30.

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Holiday Survival Guide

November 27th, 2015 — 11:05am

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry, but beware: if you overindulge in goodies, you may find yourself rolling into the New Year like a sugar plum fairy.

To help you survive the season where butter and sugar ooze from every flat surface, we’ve assembled a list of 12 sticky situations you’re likely to encounter and tips on how to wiggle out of them while you still can.


Last year you gained so much weight during the holidays that this time around you’ve vowed to be an absolute angel when the hostess comes around and offers a tray of fattening goodies. Butter cookies? No Thank you, I’d rather nibble on Melba toast….

Wiggle out TIPs: Deprive yourself during the holidays and visions of sugar plums are certain to haunt you nightly – and we all know where those dreams lead. Rather than punishing yourself, give yourself permission to […]

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December 8th, 2014 — 9:50am

“God bless us, everyone,” piped Tiny Tim, as the characters of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol settled ‘round the table for a massive feast. Yet holiday food can be a bane instead of a blessing for the 115 million Americans on a weight reductions diet this year.

No other time poses such a caloric temptation. And in many places, colder weather means people get less physical exercise just when they are eating more. But who wants to be a scrooge? There are common sense ways to retain the holiday spirit while cooking and eating sensibly. Consider these suggestions:


Use low-fat yogurt dips instead of cream cheese or sour cream. If required use light cream cheese or light sour cream Select low-fat cheeses as appetizers: mozzarella (partly skimmed) and specifically prepared types that contain 3 grams or less of fat per ounce. Avoid the fatty cheeses: American, Camembert, Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Limburger, Feta, Provolone and […]

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Fat Blast February

February 11th, 2014 — 2:21pm

This February, come into the Lefebre Clinic and save 50% off of all our TruSculpt Body Shaping services! Blast away cellulite and be the sculptor of your own body.

Just $750 for 1 treatment area or $1000 for 2!

Don’t miss out on this incredible sale, only on until February 28th, 2014.

Contact us to book your appointment today.




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Medical Spa vs. Day Spa: What Is the Difference?

December 7th, 2012 — 6:45pm

Spas are a wonderful way to relax and unwind from stress. They offer a wide range of services to help you look and feel your best. However, there is a big difference between a medical spa and a day spa, so it’s important to know which one to go to for what. Both of these spas offer services that improve your appearance and boost your confidence, and might offer some crossover services, but they generally do not offer the same types of treatments. If you’re shopping around for a specific treatment, it helps to know what services each one offers so you can make the right choice for an appointment.


Medical Spas Offer Medical Aesthetic Services

Unlike a day spa, a medical spa does not offer massages or pedicures, but instead focuses on treatments that use state-of-the-art technology to improve the condition your skin and body. These treatments offer long-term or permanent solutions for […]

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Join Us at The Calgary Women’s Show

April 6th, 2012 — 1:02pm

Happening April 14-15th at the BMO Centre, we invite you to join us!

Both Dr. Lefebre and Dr. Burke will be on site to answer your questions. As well, we’ll be performing live demonstrations of the Zerona Laser.

Plus, we’ll be offering a chance to win a FREE Zerona Laser package and huge discounts on Zerona Laser packages, exclusive to attendees.

Click here for more information on The Calgary Women’s Show.

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Our 7th Leap Year and 24th Anniversary

February 13th, 2012 — 11:46am

Introducing the new Calgary Zerona Laser on


March 2nd, 2012 marks the 24th anniversary of the official opening of the LEFEBRE WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC in Calgary. We opened on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1988, three days after the Calgary Winter Olympics closed. It was a Leap Year that year and I recall that we were frantically putting the finishing touches to our office on Monday, Feb.29, 1988 in preparation for our opening two days later. I’ve said many times over the years that the torch went out on the Calgary Olympics on Sunday and the Lefebre Weight Loss Clinic lights went on 3 days later!


Feb.29th, 2012 marks our 7th Leap Year. Since my last Leap Year Newsletter in 2008, we made an office move in June 2009 upstairs to the 9th floor. Last summer we introduced our new and exciting Calgary Zerona Laser to our clinic. Recently, a musical jingle was created specifically […]

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The Dimmer Switch

January 26th, 2012 — 6:00pm

Since March, 1988, when the Lefebre and Burke Weight Loss & Laser Centre opened, I have had countless number of patients say that the “Dimmer Switch” concept has helped (more than any other idea) change their thinking and attitude in respect to their weight control efforts.

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FDA, FTC act to remove “homeopathic” HCG weight loss products from the market

December 9th, 2011 — 3:15pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today issued seven Warning Letters to companies marketing over-the counter (OTC) HCG products that are labeled as “homeopathic” for weight loss.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced by the human placenta and found in the urine of pregnant women. HCG is FDA-approved as an injectable prescription drug for the treatment of some cases of female infertility and other medical conditions.

The letters warn the companies that they are violating federal law by selling drugs that have not been approved, and by making unsupported claims for the substances. There are no FDA-approved HCG drug products for weight loss.

The joint action is the first step in keeping the unproven and potentially unsafe products from being marketed online and in retail outlets as oral drops, pellets, and sprays.

The labeling for the “homeopathic” HCG products states that each product should be taken in […]

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Zerona Laser for body shaping and weight loss

November 23rd, 2011 — 1:40pm

There are many different ways to tone your body and lose weight, but with so many products and services available in the market today, it can get very difficult to choose the best ones for both your body and your health.

While there are literally hundreds of thousands specialized weight and body sculpting services available in cities like Los Angeles, there may be more limited choices in other cities like Calgary.

That’s why the arrival of the Zerona Laser in Calgary is creating such a big stir. The Zerona Laser is world class treatment that has been featured on the popular TV programs Dr. Oz and the Doctors, and gets results rivalling those of the treatments found in LA or other metropolises.

How do Zerona Laser Treatments Work?

Adipocytes are the cells that store body fat. Many people have a hard time getting rid of stubborn fat pockets, especially in areas like the abdomen, sides, […]

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