Weight Loss FAQs
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What happens at my first appointment?
This is why we introduced our 14-day Explore programme.
We know that often, it is hard to know where to start when it comes to a weight loss journey, so Explore will give you all the tools you need to begin and be successful in reaching your health and weight targets.
For just £75, you will get all of the following:
- Initial Consultation call with a Doctor
- Private Weight Loss and Wellness Assessment in a location closest to you
- Immediate access to our 14-day Facebook group with every piece of advice we think you’ll need to get started on your weight loss journey
- Blood pressure monitor, where applicable
The best part about Explore is that you can start TODAY!
That’s right, no waiting for appointments or medication, you can begin your journey and start implementing the small, achievable lifestyle changes right now.
Is medical weight loss safe?
Yes; all medication is prescribed by a doctor who will give you a health screening to check that you are suitable for our medication. They only prescribe safe and effective medication, most of which are appetite suppressants with a history of success to help weight loss and treat obesity by increasing one or more brain chemicals that affect appetite. If you would like to find out more information on our medication, please book your free consultation with one of our doctors.
Do I have to change my diet whilst on the medication?
Whilst the medications work with you to help control your cravings, we do encourage you to adopt a healthy eating plan alongside them.
When you come into clinic, we can work with you to help curb cravings, suggest replacements and give dietary advice on how to make sure you don’t sabotage your weight loss journey with the foods you are eating!
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Do I have to exercise whilst taking the medication?
Increasing your activity levels is proven to improve your general health and well-being and we do encourage some movement alongside a healthier diet and the medication.
We understand that for some, the thought of exercising can be daunting! But don’t worry – we’re not expecting you to run marathons! We will work alongside you to find the best way for you to get moving, no matter your fitness starting point. .
What slimming treatments are available?
As each medical weight loss programme we devise is personalised to you, the medication you may be prescribed will depend on the findings from your initial weight loss consultation. The consultation will consider lifestyle factors, medical background and any medication you are currently on.
The Slimming Clinic offer the following treatments as aids to your weight loss journey:
- Prescription weight loss medication, such as appetite suppressants which can be taken in tablet or injection form (based on suitability)
- Fat blockers
- Chromium, which reduces sugar cravings and hunger pangs
- Natural slimming aids
Am I overweight?
One way to work out whether you are overweight or obese is to work out your Body Mass Index (BMI). Check yours by using our BMI calculator. If your BMI is on the higher end of the scale, it can lead to health risks in the future. In order to lower your BMI, it is suggested that you modify your diet and lifestyle.
For advice on how to do this, you can book a one-to-one weight loss consultation with one of our doctors who will discuss the best programme for you.
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