Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Obesity is a common problem in the UK. Experts estimate that one in every four adults in the UK lives with obesity, as well as one in every five children aged 10 to 11.

There are many health risks associated with excess weight and obesity. The most serious of these include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain types of cancer such as breast cancer and bowel cancer

Obesity also increases the likelihood of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Being overweight can also lead to a lack of confidence and self-esteem.

Saxenda, commonly termed “skinny pen”, is an injectable medicine used to reduce a persons appetite. It works to make you feel less hungry throughout the day, therefore causing you to want to eat less.

Saxenda, commonly termed “skinny pen”, is an injectable medicine used to reduce a persons appetite. It works to make you feel less hungry throughout the day, therefore causing you to want to eat less.

Originally designed as an anti-diabetic medication, Saxenda’s effect on appetite suppression was discovered as an additional effect. Since January 2017 it has been approved for use as a direct treatment aiding weight loss.

Saxenda works best when used in conjunction with other weight loss techniques. Maintaining a good diet and exercise regime are also key factors in whether Saxenda will work for you or not.

Simple exercises such as fast walking and cycling are good choices as they work on increasing your heart rate and burn calories.

High energy, low calorie foods are also ideal. Remember this is a marathon and not a sprint so manage your food intake, don’t start eating foods you hate. This would make it much harder to maintain.

In order for Saxenda to work at it’s best, you need to be motivated to lose weight and to have decided on a lifestyle change. Saxenda is not a quick fix and if you revert to eating excessively, you will not maintain your weight loss.

Saxenda is a prescribed medication. Therefore we will need you to fill out the following form before being able to order your first Saxenda pen.