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 you could try to find the right weight loss product for you.

It’s key that when using any of these weight loss products, you are also making small changes to your lifestyle that you can build on as you become more confident. They may help you lose a few pounds, but as soon as you go back to your old ways you might not see the results you are after.

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.

Have you ever wondered how your DNA can impact your ability to gain or lose weight? That’s exactly what myDNA can tell you.

All you need to do is take a swab of the inside of your cheek. Then register your kit online and send your swab in the post. myDNA will provide you with advice to help you make more informed health and lifestyle choices.

Once your report is ready you’ll receive an email, and then the report is available to access online whenever you need it. myDNA provides advice to help you make more informed health and lifestyle choices for the long term, as the test results show you how your body responds to certain diets and forms of exercise.

alli

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.

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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

Celebrity Slim

The Celebrity Slim programme is ideal for those who are starting out and want an easy way to cut down on what they are eating. 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, soups and bars come in a variety of flavours so you can pick the ones that you like the most.

Always read the label before use.

XLS-Medical

Fat Binder

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.

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x l s max strength

Max Strength

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.

Weight Loss FAQs

What are the main benefits of losing weight?

What are the main benefits of losing weight?

If you are overweight, losing weight will help reduce your chances of developing problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis

Losing weight can also help improve the quality of your sleep, improve mood, ease joint pain and benefit the balance of hormones in your body. According to the NHS, you can get health benefits from losing, even a small amount of your weight if you keep it off.

 

How can your pharmacist help?

How can your local LloydsPharmacy help you lose weight?

Your local Pharmacy and their team can advise you about various different options that can help you lose weight. Ask them about healthy eating, meal replacement products and if you’re unsure which weight loss product is right for you – we can help. We will always tailor our advice specifically to your needs. We can offer advice about ways to increase your physical activity levels too.

 

How important is exercise when you're trying to lose weight?

How important is exercise when you’re trying to lose weight?

Regular exercise helps to burn calories, and you need to burn more calories than you consume if you want to lose weight. So if you ear more healthily, reduce the number of calories you consume and increase your exercise, this further benefits your health. Regular exercise can also improve your health by reducing your risk of several health problems such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

 

For further information and advice about these products and which one may be right for you, visit your local LloydsPharmacy and talk to one of our Pharmacists.