FAQ's about Weight Loss Injections
Do I Qualify?
To be eligible, you will have to meet the following criteria:-
- A BMI greater than 30. Or a BMI of 27 & above and you have weight-related comorbidities such as dysglycaemia (prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus), hypertension or dyslipidaemia.
- Be aged between 18 - 75 years old.
- You must have tried some type of diet plan or programme and have not been able to reach a healthy weight.
- Have no contraindications. By this, we mean that you don't fulfil any of the exclusion criteria.
Check here to see if you don't fulfil the exclusion criteria.
Is It Safe?
Saxenda is fully licensed in the UK for weight loss and has undergone rigorous testing before it was approved. Liraglutide (the actual drug) has been used for patients with type 2 diabetes in the UK since 2009 and for weight loss in the USA since 2014. It was approved for use in the UK in January 2017. Like all medication, there are certain risks and possible side effects. Our consultant doctor will talk you through them.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
This medication has been analysed for weight loss in 5 large clinical trials.
Across these studies, liraglutide consistently resulted in a 4 to 6 kg (8.8 to 13.2 pound) weight loss when used alongside a reduced calorie intake and increased physical activity.
One study, in particular, found that 63.2% of patients taking liraglutide lost at least 5% of their body weight and 33.1% of patients lost 10% of their body weight. This weight loss was significantly more than patients taking the placebo.
Who Cannot Take This Medication?
There are some people for which Saxenda is a contra-indication (means they definitely cannot have it prescribed to them). These include:
- Anyone with a history or family history of Medullary Thyroid Tumours or MEN 2 syndrome.
- Anyone with a history of pancreatitis.
- Anyone with a history of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.
- Anyone with a BMI less than 20.
- Anyone on diabetic medications.
- Pregnant women or those breastfeeding.
- Anyone under the age of 18.
We must clarify, Saxenda® is a prescription only medication and full consultation with an independent prescriber must be carried out before it will be issued.
When you book an appointment through us, you will be seen by independent healthcare professionals who have experience in managing weight gain and weight loss injections. We do not issue clients with Saxenda without a consultation firstly with our wellbeing practitioner and secondly with our independent consultant doctor.
What Is The Medication?
The Skinni Jab is marketed under its brand name - Saxenda® It is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, a world leader in the treatment of diabetes. They are a Danish pharmaceutical company. Their medications are used extensively across the UK, including the NHS. The medication is CE marked and approved for use in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
It was approved as a treatment for diabetes in 2009 (marketed as Victoza) it has only recently been approved for weight loss. The FDA approved its use in the USA in December 2014, and the European Medicines Agency approved its use in Europe in January 2015. It became available in the U.K in 2017 as Saxenda.
Can I Drink Alcohol Using This Medication?
You can, but why would you want to sabotage your weight loss efforts? Your wellness coach will help you keep on track.
Do I Need To Exercise On The Weight Loss Slim Jab?
Like all successful plans exercise and nutrition need to be monitored as well as your emotional wellbeing and behaviour patterns.
If you have further questions please feel free to get in touch. Drop us an email or book a free online video consultation with our Wellness Coach or book in a for a quick telephone call and we will ring you back.
Don't forget to read the Skinny Jab Diaries 0 it documents Yasmin the founders own struggle with weight loss, the weight loss injections and find out how she finally succeeded.
Ready to find out more?
Book a free 45-minute consultation with one of our coaches to assess whether you are eligible for this medication or how else we can help you. Online One to One Video Calling.
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Book a short call if you just want to talk to us first or if you have any questions or queries. Online One to One Video calling or let us ring you. You chose the time and how we contact you.
From the middle of 2017 was the year I started my Skinny Jab journey. I spent a whole year buying Saxenda - taking it on, off, on, off, binning it, giving up on it and starting all over again. This left me de-moralised, deflated, financially poorer and really, really miserable!
Feeling such a failure - that this FDA approved weight loss medication was not even working for me. I eventually created my own plan - by putting all the pieces of the jigsaw together. The Skinny Jab was part of the plan - but I stress it is not a magic wand, it helped me control my hunger pangs and cravings. But it was not the whole story.
It was successful in helping me lose weight combined with other factors. I lost three stone in weight and took control of my life again, you can do the same!
Yasmin - founder of the Kickstarter Plan and Skinni Jab