Weight loss injections work by significantly reducing your appetite, slowing digestion and making you feel fuller. This means that you eat smaller portions and fewer calories than what you’d normally consume.
When you’ve eaten, your body naturally produces an appetite hormone that helps to regulate hunger. After you’ve had food, the appetite hormone tells your body that you’ve eaten and that you’re satisfied. However, this naturally-produced hormone only lasts for a short while.
Weight loss injections mimic this appetite hormone, but they last for much longer than that body’s naturally produced version for upto 7 days. This means that you feel fuller for longer after meals, meaning that you eat smaller portions. As you’ll feel more satisfied after meals, you should also notice a reduction in snacking, also helping to reduce the amount of calories that you’d normally eat.
By reducing the amount of food that you eat, your calorie intake will reduce and you should start to lose weight.
Weight loss injections should be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise. If you’ve already been eating healthily before starting treatment, you should only notice a reduction in appetite rather than feeling like you’re restricting certain foods from your diet.
Frequently asked questions.
You will likely be suitable for our Weight Loss Clinic if:
- You are an adult aged 18-75, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or above.
They are weekly injections of a drug called semaglutide. These are injected into your stomach, at home, using a pen-like device and work to significantly reduce how much hunger you experience, meaning fewer calories consumed and, therefore, highly probable weight loss.
The weekly uses an FDA approved medication called Semaglutide which is licensed to treat type-2 diabetes under the trade name of Ozempic and is currently going through clinical trials to gain a license for the treatment of weight loss. It can currently be prescribed “off-label” to treat weight loss.
The weekly injections mimic certain hormones within the body that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight. This hormone makes the patient feel full quicker and more satisfied which leads to lower food consumption and a therefore weight loss.
Absolutely! This treatment is not like any other diet, there are no hunger pangs, no feeling of limiting foods. By following a few simple guidelines and committing to the treatment you will lose weight without the guilt and feeling hungry.
Results obviously vary from person to person and often depends on the amount of weight you are looking to lose. However, because you feel full and have a satisfied appetite you are substantially reducing your calories and sugar, we expect great results.
With limited calorie diets people can often feel the need to starve themselves or feel hungry, this inevitably leads to an appetite and weight gain . This treatment not only suppresses your appetite but kills your sugar cravings and makes you not feel hungry. If you feel full and not hungry then you put much less food in your mouth, making it possible to stick with it for as long as we each need, depending on our weight loss goal.
Portion sizes have a remarkable affect on the success or failure of a weight-loss treatment and whilst you dont need to reduce the portion size you will find that it will start to become difficult to finish your plate.
Basically, you will feel fuller quicker and importantly you will feel satisfied meaning after just a couple of days on the treatment, our slimmers tend to reduce their meals down to a healthy, modest breakfast and then a small snack for lunch and supper.
Yes, potentially is the blunt answer however, it is down to making lifestyle choices once your desired weight has been reached. This will be discussed at your consultation and the options for weight management.
The needles are approx 4mm long, so about half a fingernail long and injections are virtually pain-free.
The feeling you experience during injection depends on your pain threshold, The feedback we have range from painless to a tingling. You will be shown where and how to inject effectively to reduce any chance of pain.
Semaglutide is generally regarded as a safe and well-tolerated drug with many studies being carried out on its use, however with every drug there can be side effects or contra-indications. The most common side effects on initial use are nausea or sickness and bowel changes, however, these typically ease after a few days if experienced.
It is important to be truthful at the consultation regarding any other medications that you take regularly as they may interact with the treatment.
To enter the programme, we need to know you a bit better to ensure the programme is suitable for you. The NMWLP have developed a secure online questionnaire that you fill in that helps us build a picture of your weight loss requirement.