After all the Christmas parties and festive get-togethers, one of the top New Years’ resolutions amongst Britons is to lose weight. Our team of in-clinic experts are here to help you kick start your weight loss journey this 2020.

Here at The Slimming Clinic, we have a number of effective and personalised weight loss treatments to help you lose weight using a method that is completely tailored to your needs. Our weight loss programmes are led by GMC-registered doctors, who are there to guide you and offer tailored treatments based on your medical needs. Here are some of the weight loss treatments available to you if you sign up to one of our programmes:

Appetite suppressants

Appetite suppressants is just one prescription weight loss medication we offer at The Slimming Clinic. They are completely safe and effective addition to a calorie-controlled diet in helping you lose weight. By reducing your appetite, they make you feel fuller and less hungry and therefore, helping you to eat less food and consequently lose weight. The appetite suppressants prescribed at The Slimming Clinic include Phentermine and Diethylpropion, which can be taken in tablet or capsule form.

Read this article to see how prescription weight loss medication has helped some of our incredible patients.

Weight loss injections

Last year our weight loss injection hit the press with Kerry Katona losing two stone in 6 weeks from using the same weight loss injection we prescribe at our clinics. Saxenda® is a weight loss treatment containing the medication liraglutide. Saxenda® weight loss injection offers safe, effective and reliable weight loss by controlling appetite, curbing hunger and reducing cravings for sweet and fatty foods. Liraglutide is very similar to a naturally occurring hormone in the body that the intestine releases after eating. It works by acting on receptors in the appetite control centre of the brain making you feel fuller and less hungry.

By reducing your appetite, Saxenda® will help you keep to a calorie-controlled diet and aid your weight loss goals. Medical studies have shown patients treated with Saxenda® achieve significantly more weight loss and maintain that loss compared to patients dieting alone.

Saxenda® requires a daily injection of the medication that is administered with an easy-to-use pre-filled injection pen. Your weight loss doctor will show you how and where to inject at your initial appointment.

Chromium

If you find yourself often craving chocolate and sweet treats, Chromium is a fantastic weight loss supplement that curbs sweet cravings. This aids your weight loss by helping you to reduce the number of calories you take in.

Chromium is a naturally occurring mineral and helps to support stable blood sugar control. Chromium is in a variety of food sources, however it tends to be in very small doses. Therefore, many people may be unaware that they are chromium deficient or bordering on it. Low chromium levels can result in a fluctuating blood sugar levels and result in a lack of energy, sweet cravings and hunger pangs that can contribute to weight gain.

Chromium helps to enhance the action of insulin, the hormone released by the pancreas which is critical to metabolism and management of body stores of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Taking chromium can help to maintain more steady blood glucose levels and reduce food cravings and hunger pangs. It can be taken every day and is a helpful supplement to your weight loss treatment.

Xenical

Xenical® reduces the absorption of approximately 30% of the fat in a meal, which will then pass through the bowel unabsorbed. It can be a helpful aid in reducing calorie intake as part of a healthy eating plan.

This weight loss supplement can be taken immediately before, during or within 1 hour of eating a meal. It can be used up to 3 times a day, around each of your 3 main meals. Xenical® has very few side-effects, most of which are gastrointestinal due to the dietary fat passing unabsorbed through the bowel. Your clinic doctor will provide you with all the information you need about what to expect if you are prescribed Xenical®.

Diet and exercise

Alongside your prescription medication, your doctor will talk you through a weight loss diet and exercise plan to help you lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. You will also be given a food diary to help you plan your new meals, whilst recording your food and exercise patterns each week.

Always take weight loss medication under the supervision of a weight loss doctor

The Slimming Clinic is aware it is possible to buy many types of slimming medication online, but we strongly advise you NOT to for your own health. Weight loss medication should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor or healthcare professional. Their guidance on whether a medication is suitable for you, the dosage and possible side effects is crucial.

More than half of all medication bought online is fake. In the last 5 years the MHRA have seized nearly £4 million worth of fake weight loss medication*and have consistently warned of the dangers of buying online. When buying slimming medication online there is no guarantee that the products you are ordering are genuine or safe for you to take. We would advise that you only to buy prescription medication from CQC registered or licensed clinics which are strictly regulated. Finally, you simply might not even be suitable for a particular medication. Be safe, get advice from a GMC-registered doctor at one of our specialist weight loss clinics. * Quoted from BT Dec 2017

Should you have any questions about our weight loss treatments, get in touch with our team of experts. Book your free initial consultation with a GMC-registered weight loss doctor today.