Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas (1)

The Lipotrim advice is…….. DON’T BREAK YOUR LIPOTRIM DIET FOR CHRISTMAS OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY

It is important to note you are NOT being given permission to break your Lipotrim total food replacement diet. This advice applies to all holidays, religious or not, even Christmas.

If you choose to break your diet (and it really should be your choice), here are a few of the issues involved:

The Christmas season, as with many other holidays (religious or not) often presents a series of pressures to indulge in food and drink at considerably excessive levels. As a result, the weight regain consequences of a loss of control can be considerable.

Do you really want to prolong your diet on the formula for longer than necessary? Or even fail to reach your target?

Restarting the Lipotrim diet can be considerably more difficult than when you started Lipotrim for the first time. You have achieved a great deal and are now in danger of forgetting those difficult first few days. Remember it is you that has to be uncomfortable during the restart of the diet. Next time however, because of the success so far, your levels of determination, and possibly desperation, are likely to be much lower. This makes restarting much harder than you may be thinking.

If you plan to break the diet for Christmas, or any holiday, you must refeed appropriately.

 

Here are a few of the most important points to consider:

  1. Maintenance formula foods are designed to help you keep control while eating normal food. Have one or two Lipotrim maintenance formula foods daily during the tempting days of the holiday period.
  2. Try using two Lipotrim maintenance formulas each day plus a normal low fat, high protein meal for two weeks before attempting to restart. This should ease the transition back onto the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.
  3. Restart as soon as you can, making sure you don’t give into the temptation to delay “just another day”. Make sure you keep your regular appointments and never restart Lipotrim as a total replacement without seeking advice, even if you have a few leftover sachets.
  4. Alcohol blunts your resolve. Avoid excessive alcohol if at all possible.
  5. Keep in mind that the more sugars and high carbohydrate foods you eat, the more glycogen you will store, the more water weight you will regain and the harder the restart will be.
  6. It is very important to realise that the more fats and oils you eat, irrespective of the source of fat, the more real body fat you will have to take off after you restart your diet.
  7. Turkey and lean ham, for example, are high protein foods and may not make it quite as difficult to restart as high carbohydrate foods will. All foods will remind you what food tastes like and stimulate your desire to eat again, hence our advice to keep to the programme. Try to just eat some of the protein foods and ignore the fats and carbohydrates. Your capacity will not be very large after being on total food replacement for a prolonged period of time. You are likely to become very uncomfortable if you eat a very large meal.
  8. Christmas lunch prepared by following very low fat principles will have far fewer calories than the traditional counterpart. This applies to all meals, holidays or not.

Christmas will return again next year as will most holidays that could break your resolve. If you are able to reduce your weight, you stand a much greater chance of celebrating future Christmases and life events.

The choice is yours.  Make sure the choice really is yours.

No-one has the right to force you to eat or drink whether it is Christmas or not.

Contact Lipotrim today for more help and advice on 0800 413735 (UK) or 01525 5636 (ROI)

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The rate of weight loss is about a stone a month with full compliance on the Lipotrim total food replacement diet.

You must maintain compliance to remain comfortable , healthy and ultimately to reach your target.

With all of this in place you are able to remain on the Lipotrim programme without deviation until the excess weight is lost.

Remember ALL the essential nutrition you require is provided in the Lipotrim formulas.

e.g. if there is a 1 stone of excess weight we’d expect an approximate 4 week dieting time (this is the minimum time and weight loss appropriate for this diet), for 10 stone loss about a 10 month dieting time would be expected, and so on (ie the maximum time is excess weight loss target dependent).

An absolute end-point for any participant is strictly BMI 20

    • Unfortunately we are currently unable to supply the Republic of Ireland. Please watch out on our social media channels for updates

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    Your intake of the correct drinks and beverages is a critical part of the Lipotrim programme and the maintaining of ketosis. Drinking only the allowed beverages and maintaining adequate hydration can make a huge difference to your diet success or otherwise.

    Do not use the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme without consuming at least 2 Litres (approx 4 Pints) per day.

    DO NOT exceed more than 4 Litres (8 Pints) per day.

    Water must be consumed in small, frequent servings throughout the day. You may find a straw or sports bottle helpful for sipping water.

     

    When using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement only the following drinks & beverages are permitted:

    • Tap water
    • Bottled water – plain still and carbonated are ok (NO flavoured water, or zero cal drinks, squash or fruit smoothies)
    • Coffee -black only, with or without caffeine (as per your usual choice).  Coffee with added flavours are NOT allowed.
    • Tea – black only (no milk, whitener) can be ordinary teas (in a tea bag or loose tea) including Earl Grey, Herbal teas that are pure leaf (ie NO fruit teas, flower, berries etc)

     HINT: you may add a fresh mint leaf or basil leaf in your water to add flavour.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES ON WHAT IS NOT PERMITTED IN DRINKS:

    Tablet artificial sweeteners are permitted but NOT the spoonable options.

    NO lemon (or any fruit) can be added, whether water or tea.

    NO alcohol is allowed

    NO OTHER BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED – if unsure please contact us

     

    This is an exert from the official Lipotrim patient literature regarding hydration and allowed drinks and beverages:

    In addition to the water used to mix your diet, you must drink at least four pints (about 2 litres) of water each day, but no more than 8 pints (about 4 litres). See your carrier bag for information on how to make up the Lipotrim formula and for the list of permitted drinks. The foods we normally eat are made up of large amounts of water. You will not be getting an adequate amount of water unless you purposely drink it. It is advisable to drink a glass of water before and after each Lipotrim serving. Drinking should be frequent throughout the day, little and often, not all at once. Do not change your usual consumption of caffeine beverages. If you need a sweetener use tablets, not spoonable powders which contain sugar in some form or other to make them spoonable. It is very important for your comfort to drink plenty of fluid.

    Live in the Republic of Ireland? Click here to go to the Lipotrim Ireland website FAQs.

    • No, the addition of any foods and/or drinks to that allowed can disrupt ketosis, leading to increased hunger, reduced comfort and the potential for diet failure. We recommend paracetamol and to monitor your fluid intake

    • We do not advise the use of supplements etc as they may disrupt the ketones This applies to electrolytes (unless prescribed by your Doctor). The Lipotrim formulas are nutritionally complete. It may be that you require more hydration.

    • We do not recommend using this type of tea owing to the many variations of ingredients across the brands, often including fennel seed (not allowed) as an ingredient amongst others.
      Fennel leaf tea is allowed.
      For constipation or to maintain bowel regularity please speak with your supervising pharmacist for the most appropriate option or call our helpline 0800 413 735 and our team will be more than happy to advise you.

    • Thank you for the question. During the total food replacement and refeeding stages the programme specifies no alcohol at all. Once the maintenance phase has been reached a modicum of alcohol is allowed although not recommended. Please visit our total food replacement page and listen to the audio file for more information on alcohol and the refeeding/maintenance phases.

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    The Lipotrim advice is…….. DON’T BREAK YOUR LIPOTRIM DIET FOR CHRISTMAS OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY

    It is important to note you are NOT being given permission to break your Lipotrim total food replacement diet. This advice applies to all holidays, religious or not, even Christmas.

    If you choose to break your diet (and it really should be your choice), here are a few of the issues involved:

    The Christmas season, as with many other holidays (religious or not) often presents a series of pressures to indulge in food and drink at considerably excessive levels. As a result, the weight regain consequences of a loss of control can be considerable.

    Do you really want to prolong your diet on the formula for longer than necessary? Or even fail to reach your target?

    Restarting the Lipotrim diet can be considerably more difficult than when you started Lipotrim for the first time. You have achieved a great deal and are now in danger of forgetting those difficult first few days. Remember it is you that has to be uncomfortable during the restart of the diet. Next time however, because of the success so far, your levels of determination, and possibly desperation, are likely to be much lower. This makes restarting much harder than you may be thinking.

    If you plan to break the diet for Christmas, or any holiday, you must refeed appropriately.

     

    Here are a few of the most important points to consider:

    1. Maintenance formula foods are designed to help you keep control while eating normal food. Have one or two Lipotrim maintenance formula foods daily during the tempting days of the holiday period.
    2. Try using two Lipotrim maintenance formulas each day plus a normal low fat, high protein meal for two weeks before attempting to restart. This should ease the transition back onto the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.
    3. Restart as soon as you can, making sure you don’t give into the temptation to delay “just another day”. Make sure you keep your regular appointments and never restart Lipotrim as a total replacement without seeking advice, even if you have a few leftover sachets.
    4. Alcohol blunts your resolve. Avoid excessive alcohol if at all possible.
    5. Keep in mind that the more sugars and high carbohydrate foods you eat, the more glycogen you will store, the more water weight you will regain and the harder the restart will be.
    6. It is very important to realise that the more fats and oils you eat, irrespective of the source of fat, the more real body fat you will have to take off after you restart your diet.
    7. Turkey and lean ham, for example, are high protein foods and may not make it quite as difficult to restart as high carbohydrate foods will. All foods will remind you what food tastes like and stimulate your desire to eat again, hence our advice to keep to the programme. Try to just eat some of the protein foods and ignore the fats and carbohydrates. Your capacity will not be very large after being on total food replacement for a prolonged period of time. You are likely to become very uncomfortable if you eat a very large meal.
    8. Christmas lunch prepared by following very low fat principles will have far fewer calories than the traditional counterpart. This applies to all meals, holidays or not.

    Christmas will return again next year as will most holidays that could break your resolve. If you are able to reduce your weight, you stand a much greater chance of celebrating future Christmases and life events.

    The choice is yours.  Make sure the choice really is yours.

    No-one has the right to force you to eat or drink whether it is Christmas or not.

    Contact Lipotrim today for more help and advice on 0800 413735 (UK) or 01525 5636 (ROI)

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    Lipotrim advice (10)

    The rate of weight loss is about a stone a month with full compliance on the Lipotrim total food replacement diet.

    You must maintain compliance to remain comfortable , healthy and ultimately to reach your target.

    With all of this in place you are able to remain on the Lipotrim programme without deviation until the excess weight is lost.

    Remember ALL the essential nutrition you require is provided in the Lipotrim formulas.

    e.g. if there is a 1 stone of excess weight we’d expect an approximate 4 week dieting time (this is the minimum time and weight loss appropriate for this diet), for 10 stone loss about a 10 month dieting time would be expected, and so on (ie the maximum time is excess weight loss target dependent).

    An absolute end-point for any participant is strictly BMI 20

    • Unfortunately we are currently unable to supply the Republic of Ireland. Please watch out on our social media channels for updates

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    We have learned that people with a weight problem must become bored with food while dieting to best achieve success. 

    Think addictive behaviours.

    The best and often only way to treat addictive behaviour is to stop the substance of abuse.  For dieters this is the food itself. Rest assured, after successful weight loss, conventional food will be re-introduced. With adequate planning and control, no foods are absolutely off limits whilst maintaining your weight loss.

    Whilst needing to lose weight the last thing dieting people need is food choice.

    To maximise the chances of diet success all the Lipotrim flavours are    exactly the same composition except for the flavours which are palatable, not moreish. 

    We have many dieters who settle on a single flavour and use it exclusively for many weeks, even months. 

    Additional formula or flavour choice leads to failure in the long run and this has been proved over a period of 35 years.

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    Your intake of the correct drinks and beverages is a critical part of the Lipotrim programme and the maintaining of ketosis. Drinking only the allowed beverages and maintaining adequate hydration can make a huge difference to your diet success or otherwise.

    Do not use the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme without consuming at least 2 Litres (approx 4 Pints) per day.

    DO NOT exceed more than 4 Litres (8 Pints) per day.

    Water must be consumed in small, frequent servings throughout the day. You may find a straw or sports bottle helpful for sipping water.

     

    When using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement only the following drinks & beverages are permitted:

    • Tap water
    • Bottled water – plain still and carbonated are ok (NO flavoured water, or zero cal drinks, squash or fruit smoothies)
    • Coffee -black only, with or without caffeine (as per your usual choice).  Coffee with added flavours are NOT allowed.
    • Tea – black only (no milk, whitener) can be ordinary teas (in a tea bag or loose tea) including Earl Grey, Herbal teas that are pure leaf (ie NO fruit teas, flower, berries etc)

     HINT: you may add a fresh mint leaf or basil leaf in your water to add flavour.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES ON WHAT IS NOT PERMITTED IN DRINKS:

    Tablet artificial sweeteners are permitted but NOT the spoonable options.

    NO lemon (or any fruit) can be added, whether water or tea.

    NO alcohol is allowed

    NO OTHER BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED – if unsure please contact us

     

    This is an exert from the official Lipotrim patient literature regarding hydration and allowed drinks and beverages:

    In addition to the water used to mix your diet, you must drink at least four pints (about 2 litres) of water each day, but no more than 8 pints (about 4 litres). See your carrier bag for information on how to make up the Lipotrim formula and for the list of permitted drinks. The foods we normally eat are made up of large amounts of water. You will not be getting an adequate amount of water unless you purposely drink it. It is advisable to drink a glass of water before and after each Lipotrim serving. Drinking should be frequent throughout the day, little and often, not all at once. Do not change your usual consumption of caffeine beverages. If you need a sweetener use tablets, not spoonable powders which contain sugar in some form or other to make them spoonable. It is very important for your comfort to drink plenty of fluid.

    Live in the Republic of Ireland? Click here to go to the Lipotrim Ireland website FAQs.

    • No, the addition of any foods and/or drinks to that allowed can disrupt ketosis, leading to increased hunger, reduced comfort and the potential for diet failure. We recommend paracetamol and to monitor your fluid intake

    • We do not advise the use of supplements etc as they may disrupt the ketones This applies to electrolytes (unless prescribed by your Doctor). The Lipotrim formulas are nutritionally complete. It may be that you require more hydration.

    • We do not recommend using this type of tea owing to the many variations of ingredients across the brands, often including fennel seed (not allowed) as an ingredient amongst others.
      Fennel leaf tea is allowed.
      For constipation or to maintain bowel regularity please speak with your supervising pharmacist for the most appropriate option or call our helpline 0800 413 735 and our team will be more than happy to advise you.

    • Thank you for the question. During the total food replacement and refeeding stages the programme specifies no alcohol at all. Once the maintenance phase has been reached a modicum of alcohol is allowed although not recommended. Please visit our total food replacement page and listen to the audio file for more information on alcohol and the refeeding/maintenance phases.

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    DO VLCDs CAUSE TOO RAPID WEIGHT LOSS? DOES THE LOST WEIGHT RETURN RAPIDLY AND TO A LEVEL WORSE THAN BEFORE THE DIET?

    Most dieters want to lose weight as fast as possible. The problem is that none of the traditional weight loss methods will result in a reasonable rate of weight loss. In defence, traditionalists created the myths that rapid weight loss leads to rapid weight regain and that rapid weight loss causes the loss of muscle.  Both statements are totally false.

    One of the best studies of weight maintenance after weight loss was carried out by the Anderson group.

    The claim about muscle loss is  ironic in that there is less loss of protein with a ketogenic VLCD than with traditional food diets. Claims about a loss of “lean body mass” were made because some people did not know enough science to understand that the first fuel used up on a diet is sugar and glycogen, as discussed earlier.  Glycogen and it’s attached water is classed in the category of lean body mass since it is not fat. There was absolutely no justification for calling this loss of glycogen and water a loss of protein from muscle. It isn’t.

    The paradox comes from the fact that when sugar is depleted, without ketosis, the body has to convert some of its muscle protein into sugar in order to supply the needs of the brain. This is a loss of muscle that does not happen with the rapid weight losses seen with Lipotrim, a ketogenic VLCD.

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    The short answer is that the rapid weight loss achieved with Lipotrim makes this type of diet an excellent option for type 2 diabetics.

    Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease, taking a very large proportion of the national health budget,  yet is largely a preventable disease.

    Certain risk factors make a person more susceptible to suffering from type 2 diabetes, like genetics and age which you cannot do anything about.

    The risk factor, carrying excess body weight, is common to a majority of type 2 diabetics. Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, keeping the body within a normal BMI range of 20 to 25 (this BMI range may be lower in certain populations). Type 2 diabetes can certainly be forced into remission by treating existing excess weight and obesity but is seldom seen owing to the failure of many traditional diets to achieve meaningful weight loss.

    Please take the time to read “Stop the amputations – Type 2 diabetes cured by diet alone but is this revolutionary?”

    Rapid weight loss, using the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Lipotrim, can often force the full remission of type 2 diabetes within days.

    A type 2 diabetic would require the full co-operation of their GP. The pharmacy must liaise with the patient’s GP to explain the need to stop the diabetic medications on starting Phase 1 of the Lipotrim programme: Weightloss.

    If the patient is using Insulin then the patient would be excluded from participating in the Lipotrim Programme and referred to their GP for help.

    Once the GP and pharmacist are in agreement then on day 1 of the diet phase the patient would stop taking their diabetic medication with their blood glucose levels falling into the normal range within the first week, without he need for medication. It should be noted that the continuation of diabetic medication, or the cessation of medication without the consent of the GP, would be outside of the programme and prohibited.

    The type 2 diabetic would carry on through the weight loss phase for the length of time required to lose the desired amount of excess weight, preferably down to a healthy BMI. Once this has been achieved, the patient would re-introduce traditional foods using the predetermined “Refeeding” menu.

    The response to such a significant weight loss could be the full remission of the type 2 diabetes. This is NOT a cure. Diabetes can not be cured but forced into “silence”. This remission must be confirmed with the co-ordination of the GP and pharmacist and a lifelong weight maintenance strategy be followed.

    The increased insulin sensitivity and decreased insulin resistance brought about by the loss of weight is likely to keep the type 2 diabetes at bay unless the weight is regained.

    Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 Diabetes by clicking here.

    Want more detailed published information on type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim? CLICK HERE

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    Converting body weight from stone and pounds, the old metric system, to metric in KGs is not as easy as it may seem.

    To help with converting body weight please use these weight conversion charts:

    Kilos to stones body weight conversion chart

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    Asking if “Lipotrim will work for me?” is a very important question.

    The clamour about individualising diets, citing how each person reacts differently to foods and drinks to the next person, makes this question all the more important to understand.

    This article is a great example. It has tried to explain why diets don’t work through research using identical twins (please take the time to read it):

    Even identical twins don’t react the same way to the same foods — which is why most diet advice doesn’t work

     

    But is this really why most diets don’t work?

    Firstly do medicines work if prescribed but not taken appropriately through non-compliance?

    How about non-compliance and individual attitude or preference towards diets? This is going to have an impact on (perceived) effectiveness.

    • Do identical twins view the world the same?
    • Dress the same?
    • Drink identical drinks?

    Identical twins are still individuals and yes will respond to foods slightly differently, just as there is variance across the whole population.

    When it comes to weight loss, if you restrict the number of calories to just that required to maintain optimum nutrition intake you have a Very Low Calorie Diet.

    Lipotrim achieves this at around 500 Calories per day.

    Within a normal distribution curve a 500 calorie daily intake of full nutrition WILL WORK for everyone so long as the individual considers it, then starts it, then carries it through to reach their desired target weight.

    We like to be individuals but making dieting individualised can seem like an over-complication of a simple premise.

    Will Lipotrim work for you?

    YES, but make sure you get the pharmacy support regularly (at least weekly) and work hard at sticking to the diet fully.

    We are here to support you too: FREEPHONE 0800 413 735

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    Lipotrim re-feeding is the controlled re-introduction of conventional foods after losing weight successfully with the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.

    In this audio you will understand why you must follow the Lipotrim re-feeding menu fully and correctly. There also follows a comprehensive look at the principles behind weight maintenance and the strategies to ensure you stand the best chance of maintaining your weight-loss.

    If you liked what you heard in this audio on re-feeding after the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme you should also read the information on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.

    Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can be purchased through our participating pharmacies or via our online Lipotrim shop.

     

    The Lipotrim Re-feeding Patient Literature

    Patient Paperwork 3 of 3: Lipotrim Pharmacy Refeeding Information

     

    Please click on this link (below) to download the full Lipotrim Re-feeding literature:

    Lipotrim Pharmacy re-feeding information

     

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    Exercise is recommended for all the usual reasons.

    It is important to limit the levels of exercise in the first week of the Total Food Replacement Programme due to glycogen and water shifts. We want you to concentrate on following the programme and to maintain your comfort levels. Exercise can then be carried on after the first week or so of dieting as desired.

    It is essential to hydrate PRIOR to exertion.

    Many people are overweight or obese because they are limited in their mobility. Obesity itself can limit mobility.

    Exercise is not required for weight loss to occur but is beneficial for “toning-up” and benefits overall health, the heart, lungs, blood sugar control.

    Please take note of the true impact of exercise on weight loss. The effect is very small since it takes approximately 35 miles of exercise to use up the 3500 kcal necessary to lose a single 1lb of fat.

    • Thank you for the question. The weight loss using Lipotrim total food replacement is predictable (so long as the programme is followed correctly) with losses of about a stone a month for women and about a stone and a half a month for men. If you start asap there is a the potential to at least get very close to your target weight in time. It is important to note that the weight losses seen with Lipotrim are the maximum safe rate and therefore any weight loss programme offering faster rates are highly likely to be unsafe, even if they produce the results at all.

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    The Lipotrim advice is…….. DON’T BREAK YOUR LIPOTRIM DIET FOR CHRISTMAS OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY

    It is important to note you are NOT being given permission to break your Lipotrim total food replacement diet. This advice applies to all holidays, religious or not, even Christmas.

    If you choose to break your diet (and it really should be your choice), here are a few of the issues involved:

    The Christmas season, as with many other holidays (religious or not) often presents a series of pressures to indulge in food and drink at considerably excessive levels. As a result, the weight regain consequences of a loss of control can be considerable.

    Do you really want to prolong your diet on the formula for longer than necessary? Or even fail to reach your target?

    Restarting the Lipotrim diet can be considerably more difficult than when you started Lipotrim for the first time. You have achieved a great deal and are now in danger of forgetting those difficult first few days. Remember it is you that has to be uncomfortable during the restart of the diet. Next time however, because of the success so far, your levels of determination, and possibly desperation, are likely to be much lower. This makes restarting much harder than you may be thinking.

    If you plan to break the diet for Christmas, or any holiday, you must refeed appropriately.

     

    Here are a few of the most important points to consider:

    1. Maintenance formula foods are designed to help you keep control while eating normal food. Have one or two Lipotrim maintenance formula foods daily during the tempting days of the holiday period.
    2. Try using two Lipotrim maintenance formulas each day plus a normal low fat, high protein meal for two weeks before attempting to restart. This should ease the transition back onto the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.
    3. Restart as soon as you can, making sure you don’t give into the temptation to delay “just another day”. Make sure you keep your regular appointments and never restart Lipotrim as a total replacement without seeking advice, even if you have a few leftover sachets.
    4. Alcohol blunts your resolve. Avoid excessive alcohol if at all possible.
    5. Keep in mind that the more sugars and high carbohydrate foods you eat, the more glycogen you will store, the more water weight you will regain and the harder the restart will be.
    6. It is very important to realise that the more fats and oils you eat, irrespective of the source of fat, the more real body fat you will have to take off after you restart your diet.
    7. Turkey and lean ham, for example, are high protein foods and may not make it quite as difficult to restart as high carbohydrate foods will. All foods will remind you what food tastes like and stimulate your desire to eat again, hence our advice to keep to the programme. Try to just eat some of the protein foods and ignore the fats and carbohydrates. Your capacity will not be very large after being on total food replacement for a prolonged period of time. You are likely to become very uncomfortable if you eat a very large meal.
    8. Christmas lunch prepared by following very low fat principles will have far fewer calories than the traditional counterpart. This applies to all meals, holidays or not.

    Christmas will return again next year as will most holidays that could break your resolve. If you are able to reduce your weight, you stand a much greater chance of celebrating future Christmases and life events.

    The choice is yours.  Make sure the choice really is yours.

    No-one has the right to force you to eat or drink whether it is Christmas or not.

    Contact Lipotrim today for more help and advice on 0800 413735 (UK) or 01525 5636 (ROI)

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    We have learned that people with a weight problem must become bored with food while dieting to best achieve success. 

    Think addictive behaviours.

    The best and often only way to treat addictive behaviour is to stop the substance of abuse.  For dieters this is the food itself. Rest assured, after successful weight loss, conventional food will be re-introduced. With adequate planning and control, no foods are absolutely off limits whilst maintaining your weight loss.

    Whilst needing to lose weight the last thing dieting people need is food choice.

    To maximise the chances of diet success all the Lipotrim flavours are    exactly the same composition except for the flavours which are palatable, not moreish. 

    We have many dieters who settle on a single flavour and use it exclusively for many weeks, even months. 

    Additional formula or flavour choice leads to failure in the long run and this has been proved over a period of 35 years.

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    Lipotrim results (11)

    The rate of weight loss is about a stone a month with full compliance on the Lipotrim total food replacement diet.

    You must maintain compliance to remain comfortable , healthy and ultimately to reach your target.

    With all of this in place you are able to remain on the Lipotrim programme without deviation until the excess weight is lost.

    Remember ALL the essential nutrition you require is provided in the Lipotrim formulas.

    e.g. if there is a 1 stone of excess weight we’d expect an approximate 4 week dieting time (this is the minimum time and weight loss appropriate for this diet), for 10 stone loss about a 10 month dieting time would be expected, and so on (ie the maximum time is excess weight loss target dependent).

    An absolute end-point for any participant is strictly BMI 20

    • Unfortunately we are currently unable to supply the Republic of Ireland. Please watch out on our social media channels for updates

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    We have learned that people with a weight problem must become bored with food while dieting to best achieve success. 

    Think addictive behaviours.

    The best and often only way to treat addictive behaviour is to stop the substance of abuse.  For dieters this is the food itself. Rest assured, after successful weight loss, conventional food will be re-introduced. With adequate planning and control, no foods are absolutely off limits whilst maintaining your weight loss.

    Whilst needing to lose weight the last thing dieting people need is food choice.

    To maximise the chances of diet success all the Lipotrim flavours are    exactly the same composition except for the flavours which are palatable, not moreish. 

    We have many dieters who settle on a single flavour and use it exclusively for many weeks, even months. 

    Additional formula or flavour choice leads to failure in the long run and this has been proved over a period of 35 years.

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    Your intake of the correct drinks and beverages is a critical part of the Lipotrim programme and the maintaining of ketosis. Drinking only the allowed beverages and maintaining adequate hydration can make a huge difference to your diet success or otherwise.

    Do not use the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme without consuming at least 2 Litres (approx 4 Pints) per day.

    DO NOT exceed more than 4 Litres (8 Pints) per day.

    Water must be consumed in small, frequent servings throughout the day. You may find a straw or sports bottle helpful for sipping water.

     

    When using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement only the following drinks & beverages are permitted:

    • Tap water
    • Bottled water – plain still and carbonated are ok (NO flavoured water, or zero cal drinks, squash or fruit smoothies)
    • Coffee -black only, with or without caffeine (as per your usual choice).  Coffee with added flavours are NOT allowed.
    • Tea – black only (no milk, whitener) can be ordinary teas (in a tea bag or loose tea) including Earl Grey, Herbal teas that are pure leaf (ie NO fruit teas, flower, berries etc)

     HINT: you may add a fresh mint leaf or basil leaf in your water to add flavour.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES ON WHAT IS NOT PERMITTED IN DRINKS:

    Tablet artificial sweeteners are permitted but NOT the spoonable options.

    NO lemon (or any fruit) can be added, whether water or tea.

    NO alcohol is allowed

    NO OTHER BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED – if unsure please contact us

     

    This is an exert from the official Lipotrim patient literature regarding hydration and allowed drinks and beverages:

    In addition to the water used to mix your diet, you must drink at least four pints (about 2 litres) of water each day, but no more than 8 pints (about 4 litres). See your carrier bag for information on how to make up the Lipotrim formula and for the list of permitted drinks. The foods we normally eat are made up of large amounts of water. You will not be getting an adequate amount of water unless you purposely drink it. It is advisable to drink a glass of water before and after each Lipotrim serving. Drinking should be frequent throughout the day, little and often, not all at once. Do not change your usual consumption of caffeine beverages. If you need a sweetener use tablets, not spoonable powders which contain sugar in some form or other to make them spoonable. It is very important for your comfort to drink plenty of fluid.

    Live in the Republic of Ireland? Click here to go to the Lipotrim Ireland website FAQs.

    • No, the addition of any foods and/or drinks to that allowed can disrupt ketosis, leading to increased hunger, reduced comfort and the potential for diet failure. We recommend paracetamol and to monitor your fluid intake

    • We do not advise the use of supplements etc as they may disrupt the ketones This applies to electrolytes (unless prescribed by your Doctor). The Lipotrim formulas are nutritionally complete. It may be that you require more hydration.

    • We do not recommend using this type of tea owing to the many variations of ingredients across the brands, often including fennel seed (not allowed) as an ingredient amongst others.
      Fennel leaf tea is allowed.
      For constipation or to maintain bowel regularity please speak with your supervising pharmacist for the most appropriate option or call our helpline 0800 413 735 and our team will be more than happy to advise you.

    • Thank you for the question. During the total food replacement and refeeding stages the programme specifies no alcohol at all. Once the maintenance phase has been reached a modicum of alcohol is allowed although not recommended. Please visit our total food replacement page and listen to the audio file for more information on alcohol and the refeeding/maintenance phases.

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    DO VLCDs CAUSE TOO RAPID WEIGHT LOSS? DOES THE LOST WEIGHT RETURN RAPIDLY AND TO A LEVEL WORSE THAN BEFORE THE DIET?

    Most dieters want to lose weight as fast as possible. The problem is that none of the traditional weight loss methods will result in a reasonable rate of weight loss. In defence, traditionalists created the myths that rapid weight loss leads to rapid weight regain and that rapid weight loss causes the loss of muscle.  Both statements are totally false.

    One of the best studies of weight maintenance after weight loss was carried out by the Anderson group.

    The claim about muscle loss is  ironic in that there is less loss of protein with a ketogenic VLCD than with traditional food diets. Claims about a loss of “lean body mass” were made because some people did not know enough science to understand that the first fuel used up on a diet is sugar and glycogen, as discussed earlier.  Glycogen and it’s attached water is classed in the category of lean body mass since it is not fat. There was absolutely no justification for calling this loss of glycogen and water a loss of protein from muscle. It isn’t.

    The paradox comes from the fact that when sugar is depleted, without ketosis, the body has to convert some of its muscle protein into sugar in order to supply the needs of the brain. This is a loss of muscle that does not happen with the rapid weight losses seen with Lipotrim, a ketogenic VLCD.

    Read more about Lipotrim…

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    The short answer is that the rapid weight loss achieved with Lipotrim makes this type of diet an excellent option for type 2 diabetics.

    Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease, taking a very large proportion of the national health budget,  yet is largely a preventable disease.

    Certain risk factors make a person more susceptible to suffering from type 2 diabetes, like genetics and age which you cannot do anything about.

    The risk factor, carrying excess body weight, is common to a majority of type 2 diabetics. Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, keeping the body within a normal BMI range of 20 to 25 (this BMI range may be lower in certain populations). Type 2 diabetes can certainly be forced into remission by treating existing excess weight and obesity but is seldom seen owing to the failure of many traditional diets to achieve meaningful weight loss.

    Please take the time to read “Stop the amputations – Type 2 diabetes cured by diet alone but is this revolutionary?”

    Rapid weight loss, using the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Lipotrim, can often force the full remission of type 2 diabetes within days.

    A type 2 diabetic would require the full co-operation of their GP. The pharmacy must liaise with the patient’s GP to explain the need to stop the diabetic medications on starting Phase 1 of the Lipotrim programme: Weightloss.

    If the patient is using Insulin then the patient would be excluded from participating in the Lipotrim Programme and referred to their GP for help.

    Once the GP and pharmacist are in agreement then on day 1 of the diet phase the patient would stop taking their diabetic medication with their blood glucose levels falling into the normal range within the first week, without he need for medication. It should be noted that the continuation of diabetic medication, or the cessation of medication without the consent of the GP, would be outside of the programme and prohibited.

    The type 2 diabetic would carry on through the weight loss phase for the length of time required to lose the desired amount of excess weight, preferably down to a healthy BMI. Once this has been achieved, the patient would re-introduce traditional foods using the predetermined “Refeeding” menu.

    The response to such a significant weight loss could be the full remission of the type 2 diabetes. This is NOT a cure. Diabetes can not be cured but forced into “silence”. This remission must be confirmed with the co-ordination of the GP and pharmacist and a lifelong weight maintenance strategy be followed.

    The increased insulin sensitivity and decreased insulin resistance brought about by the loss of weight is likely to keep the type 2 diabetes at bay unless the weight is regained.

    Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 Diabetes by clicking here.

    Want more detailed published information on type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim? CLICK HERE

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    Converting body weight from stone and pounds, the old metric system, to metric in KGs is not as easy as it may seem.

    To help with converting body weight please use these weight conversion charts:

    Kilos to stones body weight conversion chart

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    Asking if “Lipotrim will work for me?” is a very important question.

    The clamour about individualising diets, citing how each person reacts differently to foods and drinks to the next person, makes this question all the more important to understand.

    This article is a great example. It has tried to explain why diets don’t work through research using identical twins (please take the time to read it):

    Even identical twins don’t react the same way to the same foods — which is why most diet advice doesn’t work

     

    But is this really why most diets don’t work?

    Firstly do medicines work if prescribed but not taken appropriately through non-compliance?

    How about non-compliance and individual attitude or preference towards diets? This is going to have an impact on (perceived) effectiveness.

    • Do identical twins view the world the same?
    • Dress the same?
    • Drink identical drinks?

    Identical twins are still individuals and yes will respond to foods slightly differently, just as there is variance across the whole population.

    When it comes to weight loss, if you restrict the number of calories to just that required to maintain optimum nutrition intake you have a Very Low Calorie Diet.

    Lipotrim achieves this at around 500 Calories per day.

    Within a normal distribution curve a 500 calorie daily intake of full nutrition WILL WORK for everyone so long as the individual considers it, then starts it, then carries it through to reach their desired target weight.

    We like to be individuals but making dieting individualised can seem like an over-complication of a simple premise.

    Will Lipotrim work for you?

    YES, but make sure you get the pharmacy support regularly (at least weekly) and work hard at sticking to the diet fully.

    We are here to support you too: FREEPHONE 0800 413 735

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    Lipotrim re-feeding is the controlled re-introduction of conventional foods after losing weight successfully with the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.

    In this audio you will understand why you must follow the Lipotrim re-feeding menu fully and correctly. There also follows a comprehensive look at the principles behind weight maintenance and the strategies to ensure you stand the best chance of maintaining your weight-loss.

    If you liked what you heard in this audio on re-feeding after the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme you should also read the information on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.

    Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can be purchased through our participating pharmacies or via our online Lipotrim shop.

     

    The Lipotrim Re-feeding Patient Literature

    Patient Paperwork 3 of 3: Lipotrim Pharmacy Refeeding Information

     

    Please click on this link (below) to download the full Lipotrim Re-feeding literature:

    Lipotrim Pharmacy re-feeding information

     

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    Exercise is recommended for all the usual reasons.

    It is important to limit the levels of exercise in the first week of the Total Food Replacement Programme due to glycogen and water shifts. We want you to concentrate on following the programme and to maintain your comfort levels. Exercise can then be carried on after the first week or so of dieting as desired.

    It is essential to hydrate PRIOR to exertion.

    Many people are overweight or obese because they are limited in their mobility. Obesity itself can limit mobility.

    Exercise is not required for weight loss to occur but is beneficial for “toning-up” and benefits overall health, the heart, lungs, blood sugar control.

    Please take note of the true impact of exercise on weight loss. The effect is very small since it takes approximately 35 miles of exercise to use up the 3500 kcal necessary to lose a single 1lb of fat.

    • Thank you for the question. The weight loss using Lipotrim total food replacement is predictable (so long as the programme is followed correctly) with losses of about a stone a month for women and about a stone and a half a month for men. If you start asap there is a the potential to at least get very close to your target weight in time. It is important to note that the weight losses seen with Lipotrim are the maximum safe rate and therefore any weight loss programme offering faster rates are highly likely to be unsafe, even if they produce the results at all.

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    Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme

    (available only through pharmacies & healthcare professionals)

    The rate of weight loss is steady and predictable. It is impossible for people who are complying with the diet not to lose weight. The body needs about 800 Calories just to keep the body temperature up.

    In the first week the average weight loss is 7lbs, but can be considerably higher for some individuals. This first week is mainly comprised of large fluid losses from the utilization of body glycogen and dumping of oedema fluid.

    In the subsequent weeks you can expect to lose in the region of:

    • men can expect to lose 3lb to 5lb of weight per week, which over the long term equates to a 1.5 stone weight loss per month
    • women can expect to lose 2lb to 4lb of weight per week, which over the long term equates to 1 stone weight loss per month

     

    Lipotrim Maintenance Programme

    (available through healthcare professionals and via the Lipotrim online shop)

    The Lipotrim Maintenance Programme uses a combination of formula foods and conventional foods. It can be possible to lose in the region of 1lb to 2lb per week but the natural fluctuation of calorie intake on this programme can result in varying rates of weight loss.

    The programme is also used to help maintain a steady weight.

    Please contact us or your Lipotrim pharmacy for help and advice on how best to use the maintenance programme.

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  • Hi,I’m new to lipotrim ,well started today. It says no mints,does that include toothpaste? I know it sounds stupid question to ask .

    • Hi Haley, as far as we are concerned knowledge is often the key to success which is why no question is “stupid”. Toothpaste is fine as is routine mouthwash. We do also supply PaperMints and CoolCaps through pharmacies and on our online shop

  • I haven’t seen a difference in my weight. I have been on the diet for 5 days now and the first few days I lost nearly 1kg but ive put it back on? Even though Im following the diet religiously. I struggle to drink water daily however I have been drinking 1litre atleast trying more and loads of green tea. Can anyone tell me what Im doing wrong or what would boost my weight loss?

    • Thank you for choosing Lipotrim and for asking this question. The rate of weight loss is quite predictable; about a stone a month for females and about a stone a month for males. The very low calorie nature of the total food replacement programme (I presume this is the programme you are following – through your local pharmacy/GP) means so long as you are compliant, weigh loss is inevitable. Weight is not however lost uniformally, ie a 7 lb loss in a week is highly unlikely to show on the scales as a steady 1 lb each and every day.
      You mention water. Make sure you are consuming the formulas made using water and the intake of fluids of 2 to 4 litres on top of this.
      Make sure you are consuming the correct number of formulas each day with no other food at all, including no mints, gums or sprays.
      Black tea and black coffee is allowed, but do not add sugar (artificial tablet sweeteners are oK) or whitener or milk or lemon.
      We generally recommend not checking your weight during the week and concentrate on completing each day fully. The average losses will show at your weekly weight check.
      If you require any further support or advice please call us on 0800 413 735 UK or 015255636 Ireland.
      Above all else keep focused and occupied, and best of wishes for your week 1 weight check.

    • Thank you for your question. The weight loss using Lipotrim total food replacement is predictable (so long as the programme is followed correctly) with losses of about a stone a month for women and about a stone and a half a month for men. It is therefore likely that it will take in the region of 4 months to lose 4 stone for women, slightly quicker for men.

  • I wish you would use metric. It is a lot of work trying to work it all out. Please start using metric instead of imperial as your primary measurements as we are a metric country.

    • Thank you for the feedback. The majority of patients still request weight in Stone and Pounds which is why this unit of measure is mainly used in our literature. As a direct response to your request we will attempt to add more metric measurements in our literature whilst keeping the imperial units as standard. To further help we will be adding a new FAQ urgently with full conversion charts for weights, including pounds for those using that measure too.

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    The Lipotrim advice is…….. DON’T BREAK YOUR LIPOTRIM DIET FOR CHRISTMAS OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY

    It is important to note you are NOT being given permission to break your Lipotrim total food replacement diet. This advice applies to all holidays, religious or not, even Christmas.

    If you choose to break your diet (and it really should be your choice), here are a few of the issues involved:

    The Christmas season, as with many other holidays (religious or not) often presents a series of pressures to indulge in food and drink at considerably excessive levels. As a result, the weight regain consequences of a loss of control can be considerable.

    Do you really want to prolong your diet on the formula for longer than necessary? Or even fail to reach your target?

    Restarting the Lipotrim diet can be considerably more difficult than when you started Lipotrim for the first time. You have achieved a great deal and are now in danger of forgetting those difficult first few days. Remember it is you that has to be uncomfortable during the restart of the diet. Next time however, because of the success so far, your levels of determination, and possibly desperation, are likely to be much lower. This makes restarting much harder than you may be thinking.

    If you plan to break the diet for Christmas, or any holiday, you must refeed appropriately.

     

    Here are a few of the most important points to consider:

    1. Maintenance formula foods are designed to help you keep control while eating normal food. Have one or two Lipotrim maintenance formula foods daily during the tempting days of the holiday period.
    2. Try using two Lipotrim maintenance formulas each day plus a normal low fat, high protein meal for two weeks before attempting to restart. This should ease the transition back onto the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.
    3. Restart as soon as you can, making sure you don’t give into the temptation to delay “just another day”. Make sure you keep your regular appointments and never restart Lipotrim as a total replacement without seeking advice, even if you have a few leftover sachets.
    4. Alcohol blunts your resolve. Avoid excessive alcohol if at all possible.
    5. Keep in mind that the more sugars and high carbohydrate foods you eat, the more glycogen you will store, the more water weight you will regain and the harder the restart will be.
    6. It is very important to realise that the more fats and oils you eat, irrespective of the source of fat, the more real body fat you will have to take off after you restart your diet.
    7. Turkey and lean ham, for example, are high protein foods and may not make it quite as difficult to restart as high carbohydrate foods will. All foods will remind you what food tastes like and stimulate your desire to eat again, hence our advice to keep to the programme. Try to just eat some of the protein foods and ignore the fats and carbohydrates. Your capacity will not be very large after being on total food replacement for a prolonged period of time. You are likely to become very uncomfortable if you eat a very large meal.
    8. Christmas lunch prepared by following very low fat principles will have far fewer calories than the traditional counterpart. This applies to all meals, holidays or not.

    Christmas will return again next year as will most holidays that could break your resolve. If you are able to reduce your weight, you stand a much greater chance of celebrating future Christmases and life events.

    The choice is yours.  Make sure the choice really is yours.

    No-one has the right to force you to eat or drink whether it is Christmas or not.

    Contact Lipotrim today for more help and advice on 0800 413735 (UK) or 01525 5636 (ROI)

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    Medical (2)

    The rate of weight loss is about a stone a month with full compliance on the Lipotrim total food replacement diet.

    You must maintain compliance to remain comfortable , healthy and ultimately to reach your target.

    With all of this in place you are able to remain on the Lipotrim programme without deviation until the excess weight is lost.

    Remember ALL the essential nutrition you require is provided in the Lipotrim formulas.

    e.g. if there is a 1 stone of excess weight we’d expect an approximate 4 week dieting time (this is the minimum time and weight loss appropriate for this diet), for 10 stone loss about a 10 month dieting time would be expected, and so on (ie the maximum time is excess weight loss target dependent).

    An absolute end-point for any participant is strictly BMI 20

    • Unfortunately we are currently unable to supply the Republic of Ireland. Please watch out on our social media channels for updates

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    The short answer is that the rapid weight loss achieved with Lipotrim makes this type of diet an excellent option for type 2 diabetics.

    Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease, taking a very large proportion of the national health budget,  yet is largely a preventable disease.

    Certain risk factors make a person more susceptible to suffering from type 2 diabetes, like genetics and age which you cannot do anything about.

    The risk factor, carrying excess body weight, is common to a majority of type 2 diabetics. Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, keeping the body within a normal BMI range of 20 to 25 (this BMI range may be lower in certain populations). Type 2 diabetes can certainly be forced into remission by treating existing excess weight and obesity but is seldom seen owing to the failure of many traditional diets to achieve meaningful weight loss.

    Please take the time to read “Stop the amputations – Type 2 diabetes cured by diet alone but is this revolutionary?”

    Rapid weight loss, using the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Lipotrim, can often force the full remission of type 2 diabetes within days.

    A type 2 diabetic would require the full co-operation of their GP. The pharmacy must liaise with the patient’s GP to explain the need to stop the diabetic medications on starting Phase 1 of the Lipotrim programme: Weightloss.

    If the patient is using Insulin then the patient would be excluded from participating in the Lipotrim Programme and referred to their GP for help.

    Once the GP and pharmacist are in agreement then on day 1 of the diet phase the patient would stop taking their diabetic medication with their blood glucose levels falling into the normal range within the first week, without he need for medication. It should be noted that the continuation of diabetic medication, or the cessation of medication without the consent of the GP, would be outside of the programme and prohibited.

    The type 2 diabetic would carry on through the weight loss phase for the length of time required to lose the desired amount of excess weight, preferably down to a healthy BMI. Once this has been achieved, the patient would re-introduce traditional foods using the predetermined “Refeeding” menu.

    The response to such a significant weight loss could be the full remission of the type 2 diabetes. This is NOT a cure. Diabetes can not be cured but forced into “silence”. This remission must be confirmed with the co-ordination of the GP and pharmacist and a lifelong weight maintenance strategy be followed.

    The increased insulin sensitivity and decreased insulin resistance brought about by the loss of weight is likely to keep the type 2 diabetes at bay unless the weight is regained.

    Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 Diabetes by clicking here.

    Want more detailed published information on type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim? CLICK HERE

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    Re-feeding (2)

    DO VLCDs CAUSE TOO RAPID WEIGHT LOSS? DOES THE LOST WEIGHT RETURN RAPIDLY AND TO A LEVEL WORSE THAN BEFORE THE DIET?

    Most dieters want to lose weight as fast as possible. The problem is that none of the traditional weight loss methods will result in a reasonable rate of weight loss. In defence, traditionalists created the myths that rapid weight loss leads to rapid weight regain and that rapid weight loss causes the loss of muscle.  Both statements are totally false.

    One of the best studies of weight maintenance after weight loss was carried out by the Anderson group.

    The claim about muscle loss is  ironic in that there is less loss of protein with a ketogenic VLCD than with traditional food diets. Claims about a loss of “lean body mass” were made because some people did not know enough science to understand that the first fuel used up on a diet is sugar and glycogen, as discussed earlier.  Glycogen and it’s attached water is classed in the category of lean body mass since it is not fat. There was absolutely no justification for calling this loss of glycogen and water a loss of protein from muscle. It isn’t.

    The paradox comes from the fact that when sugar is depleted, without ketosis, the body has to convert some of its muscle protein into sugar in order to supply the needs of the brain. This is a loss of muscle that does not happen with the rapid weight losses seen with Lipotrim, a ketogenic VLCD.

    Read more about Lipotrim…

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    Lipotrim re-feeding is the controlled re-introduction of conventional foods after losing weight successfully with the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.

    In this audio you will understand why you must follow the Lipotrim re-feeding menu fully and correctly. There also follows a comprehensive look at the principles behind weight maintenance and the strategies to ensure you stand the best chance of maintaining your weight-loss.

    If you liked what you heard in this audio on re-feeding after the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme you should also read the information on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.

    Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can be purchased through our participating pharmacies or via our online Lipotrim shop.

     

    The Lipotrim Re-feeding Patient Literature

    Patient Paperwork 3 of 3: Lipotrim Pharmacy Refeeding Information

     

    Please click on this link (below) to download the full Lipotrim Re-feeding literature:

    Lipotrim Pharmacy re-feeding information

     

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    Weight maintenance (3)

    We have learned that people with a weight problem must become bored with food while dieting to best achieve success. 

    Think addictive behaviours.

    The best and often only way to treat addictive behaviour is to stop the substance of abuse.  For dieters this is the food itself. Rest assured, after successful weight loss, conventional food will be re-introduced. With adequate planning and control, no foods are absolutely off limits whilst maintaining your weight loss.

    Whilst needing to lose weight the last thing dieting people need is food choice.

    To maximise the chances of diet success all the Lipotrim flavours are    exactly the same composition except for the flavours which are palatable, not moreish. 

    We have many dieters who settle on a single flavour and use it exclusively for many weeks, even months. 

    Additional formula or flavour choice leads to failure in the long run and this has been proved over a period of 35 years.

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    DO VLCDs CAUSE TOO RAPID WEIGHT LOSS? DOES THE LOST WEIGHT RETURN RAPIDLY AND TO A LEVEL WORSE THAN BEFORE THE DIET?

    Most dieters want to lose weight as fast as possible. The problem is that none of the traditional weight loss methods will result in a reasonable rate of weight loss. In defence, traditionalists created the myths that rapid weight loss leads to rapid weight regain and that rapid weight loss causes the loss of muscle.  Both statements are totally false.

    One of the best studies of weight maintenance after weight loss was carried out by the Anderson group.

    The claim about muscle loss is  ironic in that there is less loss of protein with a ketogenic VLCD than with traditional food diets. Claims about a loss of “lean body mass” were made because some people did not know enough science to understand that the first fuel used up on a diet is sugar and glycogen, as discussed earlier.  Glycogen and it’s attached water is classed in the category of lean body mass since it is not fat. There was absolutely no justification for calling this loss of glycogen and water a loss of protein from muscle. It isn’t.

    The paradox comes from the fact that when sugar is depleted, without ketosis, the body has to convert some of its muscle protein into sugar in order to supply the needs of the brain. This is a loss of muscle that does not happen with the rapid weight losses seen with Lipotrim, a ketogenic VLCD.

    Read more about Lipotrim…

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    Lipotrim re-feeding is the controlled re-introduction of conventional foods after losing weight successfully with the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme.

    In this audio you will understand why you must follow the Lipotrim re-feeding menu fully and correctly. There also follows a comprehensive look at the principles behind weight maintenance and the strategies to ensure you stand the best chance of maintaining your weight-loss.

    If you liked what you heard in this audio on re-feeding after the Lipotrim Total Food Replacement Programme you should also read the information on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.

    Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can be purchased through our participating pharmacies or via our online Lipotrim shop.

     

    The Lipotrim Re-feeding Patient Literature

    Patient Paperwork 3 of 3: Lipotrim Pharmacy Refeeding Information

     

    Please click on this link (below) to download the full Lipotrim Re-feeding literature:

    Lipotrim Pharmacy re-feeding information

     

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