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    Contrave

    Contrave

    Bupropion, Naltrexone

    A clinically proven weight loss pill. It works on receptors in the brain that control appetite.

    • Starting from $693.00
    Saxenda

    Saxenda

    Liraglutide

    Highly effective daily injection. It interacts with your brain to make you feel more full.

    • Starting from $1,599.00
    Wegovy

    Wegovy

    Semaglutide

    A weekly injection treatment. Helps to regulate appetite and reduce calorie intake.

    • Starting from $1,599.00
    Xenical

    Xenical

    Orlistat

    Meal time tablet that reduces fat absorption by up to 33%.

    • Starting from $792.00

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    What is weight loss treatment?

    It’s quite a clever thing. Some weight loss medications stop the fat in the food you eat from being absorbed. The fat comes out in your stool instead, and this allows you to lose weight.

    Other weight loss medications act on the brain rather than your digestive system. They send signals to the brain telling it that you’ve had enough to eat. This stops you from overeating, and promotes weight loss.

    Who is weight loss medication suitable for?

    Weight loss treatments are only suitable for people whose BMI (body mass index) is more than 30, or 28 if you have other risk factors like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

    You can check your BMI using our healthy weight calculator. The weight loss calculator will show you if you’re a healthy weight, and how much weight you need to lose to achieve a healthy weight if you’re overweight.

    The BMI range that’s considered healthy can vary depending on your ethnicity. Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups with a BMI of 23 or more for example are more likely to get type 2 diabetes and other long term illnesses.

    The calculator provides you with a personal calorie allowance, to allow you to get to a healthy weight in a safe way.

    If your BMI is between 25 and 30, this is categorized as ‘overweight’. A doctor will usually recommend making adjustments to your diet and increasing the amount of exercise you do. They may advise you to record what you eat in a food diary too. This can help them monitor any particular habits that you have (such as putting sugar in your coffee) which you can change under their guidance.

    For exercise, it can be helpful to keep an activity diary, and to wear a pedometer for a week. A pedometer keeps track of the number of steps that you take and allows you to see how active you are.

    Once you have this information, it can help you to make changes to your lifestyle, and create a plan of action.

    How does weight loss medication work?

    Certain weight loss treatments stop some of the fat that you consume from being digested, and this fat is instead released from the body in your stool. The active ingredient in these products attaches to enzymes that break down fat in the digestive system, and stops them from functioning as they normally would. Because this fat isn’t absorbed by the body, it allows you to lose weight. Weight loss medications like Xenical work in this way.

    Other weight loss medications work a bit differently. Contrave, Wegovy and Saxenda act on receptors in the brain that control your appetite, causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. This can help you to eat less food, and reduce your weight.

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    What types of weight loss medication are there?

    From tablets to capsules to injections, there are a variety of weight loss medicines available. There are capsules you can take at meal times that help to limit fat absorption, tablets you take at regular times of the day, and injections that work on appetite receptors in the brain that you can take every day or every week.

    Which type of treatment is the right option for you can depend on factors like how prone you are to certain side effects, if you’re taking other medicines which may interact with weight loss treatment, or if you have certain health conditions.

    Which is the best weight loss medication for me?

    It depends on your health background. Weight loss treatments can have side effects, so if you’re prone to these, this may determine which treatments are right for you and which aren’t. For example, Xenical is a capsule that can cause loose stools, so if you have a condition like IBS you may be better off with a different product (although it should be noted that all weight loss products can cause this side effect).

    If you have other health conditions, or if you’re currently taking certain medication, these can also influence what the right treatment option is for you. Contrave for instance isn’t suitable if you have high blood pressure or if you’re taking antidepressants.

    The type of treatment that you can use (or would prefer to use) is another factor. For example, Saxenda is effective but not everyone wants to use an injection. Xenical and Alli are capsules, so if you’re able to take capsules and would rather take capsules, they may be the better options for you. Contrave is a tablet you take at set times each day, so if you can take tablets and you find them easier to swallow than capsules, for example, these products may be the best ones for you.

    Xenical and Alli

    Xenical and Alli all contain the same active ingredient, orlistat, and work in the same way in the body.

    There are a few differences though. Xenical is a prescription medication, but Alli doesn’t need a prescription. You’ll still need to answer a few questions from a pharmacist before you can get Alli. It’s the cheapest medication of the two, but it contains half the dosage of Xenical (60mg rather than 120mg).

    Because Alli contains only half the dosage of Xenical, it stops the body from digesting less fat in comparison. Xenical normally prevents one third of dietary fat from being digested, whereas Alli usually stops about one quarter of dietary fat from being absorbed.

    If tablets and capsules aren’t suitable for you, Saxenda may be the right weight loss treatment. It’s an injection that you can take yourself, and you gradually increase the dose week by week until you reach the recommended dose.

    So, in summary: the right weight loss treatment for you may be dependent on a number of things. Our clinician can talk you through the various options though, factoring in your medical background and any health conditions or side effects that you’re prone to.

    Weight loss and diet

    If you’re overweight, it may be that changes to your diet, along with exercising on a regular basis, are the two measures that help you to reduce your weight to a healthy level (without the need for any medication).

    After creating a food diary and assessing what sort of dietary habits you can adjust on a day-to-day basis, you can start setting yourself realistic (and safe) targets. The CDC recommends aiming for losing between 1-2 Ibs a week, and this is achievable by managing your daily calorie intake.

    If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to do it at a gradual, sustainable rate. Trying to lose too much, too quickly by skipping meals altogether can lead to what’s called ‘yo-yo-ing’ (your weight fluctuating up and down), because the natural reaction to drastic ‘under-eating’ is ‘over-eating’. If you dramatically ‘under-eat’ as well, you might put yourself at risk of other health problems because your body won’t be getting the nutrients it needs.

    So in short, eating healthier foods and controlling portion sizes will help you to lose weight and stay at a healthy weight (rather than skipping meals).

    Weight loss and exercise

    Exercise can help you to burn off excess calories that you don’t lose through making dietary changes alone, so combining the two is more effective than choosing one or the other.

    But exercise is also great for keeping your motivation levels up if you’re aiming to lose weight, and boosting your general wellbeing.

    Even just moving your body around burns more calories than sitting down, so small things can make a difference.

    Increasing the amount of activity you do gradually is usually an effective way to approach exercise if you’re looking to lose weight, because it’s easier to make it part of your daily routine.

    For otherwise healthy adults, 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise each week is recommended . Aerobic activities are exercises that increase your heart rate, and get your blood pumping. Walking, running, cycling, dancing and swimming are all examples, or using a treadmill or stair stepper. Strength training can help too. Lifting weights or using weight machines are examples of activities that help to increase your strength. It’s recommended to do strength-based exercises on two or more days each week in addition to aerobic exercise.

    It’s important though to speak to a doctor if you’re overweight before you start a new exercise routine. You should aim to push yourself to begin with, but not too hard. Not only can this lead to injury, but it may impact your motivation.

    Weight loss surgery: is it an option for me?

    It may be. And it can be very effective. But it’s not a small operation, and it’s normally only an option for people who haven’t managed to lose weight after changing their diet and exercising on a regular basis.

    If you’ve not had success with these strategies, and you also have a BMI of 40 or above (or a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition that could benefit from surgery) you should discuss it with your physician. Surgery usually involves long-term follow-up with a doctor too, to monitor your progress over an extended period of time.

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    Weight loss: FAQ

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    Do weight loss shakes work?

    Answer:
    It depends on the shake. Shakes that contain added sugars and syrups won’t help you to lose weight, but high protein shakes that contain fiber and no more than a couple of grams of sugar can be effective in the short term. In one study of weight loss shakes, patients lost an average of 13.8 pounds over 12 weeks.

    While many brands are rich in nutrients, they’re not really a substitute for a healthy, balanced diet that contains whole foods. You may find that weight loss shakes help you to lose weight, but they’re not helping you to alter your eating habits. So once you’ve stopped replacing your meals with shakes, it’s likely that you’ll put the weight that you’ve lost back on.

    In summary: they can be an effective measure for weight loss for a period of time, and they are convenient because you can drink them on the move. But you may find that they’re not a long-term solution.

    How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

    Answer:
    It depends how much weight you want to lose. The USDA recommends that women need between 2,000 and 2,400 calories per day to maintain their weight, and men need 2,400 to 3,000 . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that a calorie deficit (spending more than you consume) of 500 calories per day can help with weight loss and won’t leave you to go hungry.

    When it comes to practice, what works and what doesn’t can be an individual thing. Some general advice is to:

    • Consume three regular, balanced meals each day. Aim to eat at set times of the day and only snack if you’re physically hungry.

    • Look to eat more fruit and vegetables (at least five portions every day are recommended). A handful is about equivalent to one portion.

    • Fill half your plate with vegetables or salad and the other half with fish, meat, beans or eggs, and starchy foods such as rice, pasta, potatoes and bread.

    • Select foods and drinks that don’t have a high sugar content, and restrict any salty, sweet and fatty snacks.

    • Reduce your alcohol intake if you drink. Alcohol contains a lot of calories.

    • Try to drink two liters of fluid every day, and choose low calorie, non-caffeinated drinks (ideally without any artificial sweeteners).

    • Once you’ve eaten, wait for at least 15-20 minutes before deciding if you need to eat more. It takes the brain this amount of time to work out if you’re full.


    You may be asking yourself what the best diet for weight loss is. There are plenty of them out there, but it’s important to remember that some diets can be severe and might cut out foods that help to give you some nutritional balance. If you’re starting on a branded or franchised diet plan, make sure you do your research into it, and that the plan you’re on helps you to lose weight gradually and sustainably. And ask a doctor if you’re not sure. If a plan makes dramatic promises that sound too good to be true, they probably are.

    Can you get weight loss medication over the counter?

    Answer:
    The only licensed treatment that isn’t prescription only is Alli, which is available in pharmacies. You’ll still need to have a consultation with a pharmacist before you can get it though.

    Other weight loss treatments need an assessment from a clinician as to whether they’re safe for you to use, and are prescription only on this basis.

    We can help you find the treatment that works best for you, and get you a prescription for your preferred choice. Tell us about your health, and we’ll put together some options for you.

    What side effects can weight loss medication cause?

    Answer:
    It can depend on the type of weight loss medication you’re using, but the most common side effects are flatulence, increased and sudden bowel movements, fatty or oily stools, diarrhea, constipation, headache and feeling sick.

    Not everyone gets these symptoms, but if you do, they normally occur shortly after eating a meal that’s high in fat. They’re a lot less likely to occur if you reduce the number of fatty meals you have, and side effects tend to ease once your body has adjusted to the treatment.

    Severe side effects are rare with weight loss treatments, but if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction (serious breathing difficulties, rash, itching, sweating, swelling in the face and throat, increased heart rate, nausea and vomiting) you should stop taking the treatment and get emergency medical attention immediately.

    In the first instance, if you get any side effects, you should always contact our clinician. They may advise you to try an alternative medication, or to make further adjustments to your diet.

    Why should I buy weight loss treatment with Treated?

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    We’re making weight loss treatment easy and digestible. Let us know about your health and our clinicians will advise you on the different options. And you can choose which treatment you’d like from here.

    We like to give you plenty of flexibility too. So you can decide on how often you’d like us to deliver your medication to you and the quantity of it as well. Change, pause or cancel your subscription at any point.

    If you’ve got any questions about your medication, or if you’d like to make any changes, our clinicians are on hand to talk you through them. You just need to sign into your Treated account and send them a message. They’ll also get in touch with you regularly to see how you’re getting on with your weight loss treatment.
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