Trim Healthy is a unique consultant led medical weight loss program combining the most up to date drug therapy alongside specialist nutrition and behavioural support for proven results. Providing personalised weight loss solutions for you.
What happens at my consultation?
You will have a consultation with a consultant endocrinologist and a dietician who are both highly experienced in weight management and weight, height, waist and hip circumference as well as body composition parameters (including body fat and lean mass) will be measured.
We take a sample of blood to test kidney, liver and thyroid functions, lipids (cholesterol and other fats in your blood) and a diabetes test (glycosylated haemoglobin).
why do I need a blood test?
Your blood test enables us to measure and demonstrate improvement in these parameters and in your overall cardiovascular health risk reduction with from weight loss.
We will discuss with you a tailored approach for managing your weight using dietary and behavioural changes as well as a choice of licensed medications tested in large clinical trials that would help you lose weight.
TRIM Healthy AT RENOVATIO
MEET THE TEAM
DR BASIL ISSA
Basil has been a consultant endocrinologist in the NHS and the private sector since 1998. He has extensive experience in the management of all endocrine disorders including weight disorders and diabetes. Basil has research interest in the management of weight disorders in diabetes and the remission of type 2 diabetes with low energy diets and medication.
He has several publications in peer reviewed journals and the proceedings of national and international meetings.
DIETICIAN AND SPORTS NUTRITIONIST
Experienced Diabetes Specialist and Lead Sports Dietitian with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Diabetes Nutrition, DAFNE Educator, and Sports performance. Strong professional with a v300 focused in prescribing from University of Chester.
International speaker for JDRF on Type 1 Diabetes Management and sports nutrition
Our top tips for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight
Drink More Water
Aim to drink 1.5-2 litres of fluid each day. Drinking a glass of water 20 mins before a meal may help curb your appetite
Read food labels
Low sugar foods usually contain less than 5g sugars per 100g of product. Low fat foods contain less than 3g fat per 100g of product
Reduce your carbohydrate intake (fat intake is usually self-limiting)
This can help burn off calories and keep your body toned whilst losing weight Use a combination of aerobic and resistance exercise (you know your burning calories when your heart rate increases with exercise!)
Have Protein For Breakfast
Start the day with a higher protein breakfastt. Half an avocado and 2 poached eggs keeps you full longer than a bowl of cereal with milk.
Fill half your plate with vegetables. These contain fibre which helps you feel full. Watch your portion sizes of carbs and proteins. Most people have too much of these. Have a box of chopped vegetables in your fridge to snack on (celery, cucumber, carrots)
Be aware of your alcohol intake
A pint of beer has almost 200 Kcal and a large glass of wine almost 230 Kcal. Drinking 5 pints a week is equivalent to having 220 donuts a year! Drinking a bottle of wine a week could lead to a weight gain of nearly 1lb a month
Chew Your Food
Cut into small pieces first. This will help with your digestion and prevent over eating. Aim to chew each mouthful 20 times
Avoid sugary drinks
Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juices (eat the whole fruit instead). Sugary drinks do not contain nutrients. A can of cola can contain 150 Kcals. If you drink one each day at the end of the week this is 1000 kcals extra
Eat Unprocessed Foods
These are foods without packaging or contain only a few ingredients. Foods which do not have a bar code such as fruit and vegetables, lean chicken, fish, meat wholegrain rice
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The first step is a consultation with a doctor and dietitian and a panel of blood tests to help determine your eligibility for the programme and assess your baseline metabolic profile. This will be followed by a discussion with you about which weight loss programme would be best suited for you.
Choose from treatment options. Your weight loss target and your budget may influence your choice. We are happy to discuss with you the most appropriate regimen for your weight loss target.
Our programme combines a choice of weight loss medications with different modes of action to suite your specific needs. Examples of some of these medications are:
Saxenda acts on the appetite receptors in the brain to make you feel full after eating a small amount. With a simple daily injection that you can do at home (after a training session and dosage assessment ). The medication suppresses your appetite and keeps you feeling full and satisfied on smaller portion sizes. Results vary by individual and cannot be guaranteed but clinical studies show over 90% of patients can expect to lose weight, and weight loss can range up to 25% of starting body weight in the most successful patients.
Mysimba is a combination of two medicines which has been developed to help people who want to lose weight. Mysimba contains two medicines: naltrexone and bupropion. Both medicines work in the reward pathways of the brain to take away hunger and cravings for food. Buproprion helps to reduce appetite, and naltrexone is thought to curb cravings
Orlistat or Xenical inhibits the enzyme that helps us digest and therefore absorb fat. It therefore reduces the amount of calorie intake.
Advice and dietary assessment from a registered dietitian
During the first 6 weeks of your medication course, our support will be at its most intensive, combining nutritional, fitness and behaviour modules to help you fully ingrain new behaviours and eating habits. We also work closely with a clinical psychologist experienced in weight management and a referral to her can be arranged.
We provide ongoing telephone support from our expert team for as long as you need it. When you’ve achieved your weight loss target, you may wish to stop but many prefer to carry on with a low dose of the medication to continue to benefit from the appetite control and to maintain their weight.
Non SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS
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