It’s important to all of us to feel comfortable in our own skin and many of us turn to the latest fad diet or products that claim to be 100% effective.
Yet how many of us have fallen for that and not actually lost any weight?
Here at LloydsPharmacy, we have put together a list of the treatments that we would recommend.
It’s key that when using any of the products, you are committed to changing your lifestyle and realise that these treatments are not a quick fix, magic cure! They may help you lose a few pounds, but as soon as you go back to your old ways you may see the pounds creeping back on!
Remember: These treatments do not hold all the answers to weight loss and make dieting easy, but they are designed to work when you commit to weight loss through exercise and healthy eating. The more you work at it, the better weight loss results you will achieve.
alli is ideal for those looking to start or are currently using a healthy diet programme that are looking for a weight loss treatment designed to support weight loss during their lifestyle changes allii are capsules that you take at meal times as part of a balanced, reduced calorie lower-fat diet.
The capsules work in your digestive system to stop about 25% of the fat in the meal you just ate, absorbing.
The fat not absorbed will be passed out of your body when you go to the toilet. It is advised that you eat low-fat meals to minimise the toilet trips! If you miss a meal or the meal doesn’t contain fat, don’t take a capsule.
For every 2lb you lose from dieting alone, adding alli can help you lose 1lb more.
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Orlistat (alli’s active ingredient) has been widely studied in over 100 clinical trials and has a well-established safety and efficacy profile. It works on the digestive system and is not a stimulant or appetite-suppressant.
Always read the label before use. Exclusions apply
The Celebrity Slim programme is ideal for those who don’t like calorie counting. The programme is based around replacing your meals with; shakes, soups or bars. A typical menu for the day could be as follows:
Morning meal: Shake or bar
Mid-morning snack: Fruit or bar
Lunch: Shake, soup or bar
Afternoon snack: Fruit or bar
Dinner: Balanced meal (As a general guide, your dinner plate should consist of approximately one third protein and two thirds vegetables)
Evening snack: Fruit or bar
The shakes are high in protein and come in Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Caffé Latte flavours. Soups come in Garden Vegetable, Roast Chicken and Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper. Bars come in a range of flavours including Caramel and Double Chocolate.
Always read the label before use.
Slim Sip helps you lose weight, and can help manage your cholesterol while continuing to enjoy the foods you love
Slim sip sachets, Orange or Blackcurrant, are to be dissolved into water and drank, 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals. Slim sip’s ingredient Glucomannan gently expands to part fill your stomach, which helps promotes the feeling of fullness, helps with portion control and will hopefully stop you reaching for your elevenses!
Slim Sip then captures some of the fats and oils in your food, preventing absorption and allows your body to pass them through naturally.
An added benefit to Slim sip is that Glucomannan has been supported by the European Food Safety Authority for weight loss and cholesterol management claims.
Slip sip is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Always read the label before use.
The XLS medical range comes in different varieties that tailor to your individual needs. Most of the range comes in a capsule form and 2 are to be swallowed after a meal with a large glass of water. All of the XLS products should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
XLS-Medical Fat Binder’s active ingredient, Litramine™, binds with fat making it bigger, preventing it from being absorbed by your small intestine and eventually passing through your body. Fat Binder is clinically proven to help you lose up to 3 times more weight than dieting and exercise alone. Fat Binder also helps to reduce your appetite and cravings.
This option is suitable for people who can’t go a day without eating large portions of bread, rice or pasta. Carb Blocker’s active ingredient PhaseLite™ reduces the breakdown of carbohydrates so they’re too big to be absorbed by your intestine and reduces your food cravings.
Max Strength contains Clavitanol™ which reduces calorie intake from carbohydrates, sugar and fat. Max Strength reduces your food cravings and helps you to lose more weight than dieting and exercise alone.
Always read the label before use.
Appetite Reducer helps control your hunger, acting as an an effective appetite suppressant, particularly when you are on a very low calorie diet such as using meal replacement diets. Appetite reducer contains Redusure®, a proprietary blend of dietary fibres that can swell up to 200x its original size, forming a thick gel which fills 30-43% of the stomach, leading to a pleasant feeling of fullness, before leaving the system naturally.