What is Saxenda?
Saxenda is an FDA approved self-injectable prescription medicine. The weight loss treatment comes in a prefilled injection pen to be used by the patient at home and addresses one of your body’s natural responses to weight loss. Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) and this helps you to naturally regulate hunger. Saxenda works in a similar way to GLP-1, regulating your appetite and encouraging you to consume fewer calories.
Who can benefit?
Saxenda is specifically designed for patients with a BMI equal to or higher than 30, or those with a BMI equal to or above 27 who are also suffering with weight related medical problems. Your suitability for treatment will be assessed during a consultation with a medical professional.
Diet and exercise
Managing your weight can be hard and many people resort to quick fixes and fad diets. This can achieve dramatic and quick weight loss but it isn’t a sustainable solution and it doesn’t encourage long-lasting, healthy eating habits. Focusing on reducing portion sizes and calories in a way that doesn’t make you feel completely restricted and ensuring you are getting a balanced and nutritional mix of foods is a much way of fueling your body whilst also reducing the body’s storage of fat.
Maintaining a healthy weight also requires physical activity to burn energy. It is recommended that adults should get a minimum of 150 minutes moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week as well as strengthening exercises twice weekly. Finding exercise choices that you enjoy and that make you feel good can help maintain habits that have a positive impact on both your body and mind.
Your lifestyle plan
At VIVA we are all about taking a holistic approach to treatment and when it comes to Saxenda that means we will not only prescribe you the product if you are a suitable candidate, but also offer you your very own lifestyle plan to help you to manage your weight loss goals. Designed around your individual targets, your healthcare professional will design your bespoke lifestyle plan all around YOU.
If you are interested in our new Saxenda treatment and would like to learn more why not schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Rupert to discuss this weight loss solution in detail. Alternatively, you can contact one of our friendly team by calling 02037 332199 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.