Frequently Asked Questions

Health (1)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful measure to find out whether you are a healthy weight for your height or considered to be overweight or obese.

Your BMI is also useful to work out your ideal/target weight before you embark on a weight loss programme.

Use our Lipotrim BMI calculator and BMI graphs to work out your BMI and remember both ourselves at Lipotrim and your local Lipotrim pharmacy are here to support you.

Click here to calculate your BMI

What does my BMI tell me?

  • If your BMI is less than 20 you are underweight for your height.
  • If your BMI is between 20 and 24.9 you’re an ideal weight for your height.
  • If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9 you’re overweight.
  • If your BMI is between 30 and 39.9 you’re obese.
  • If your BMI is over 40 you’re morbidly obese.

If you are overweight or obese click here to learn more about the:

Lipotrim Pharmacy Total Food Replacement Programme

Lipotrim Maintenance Programme

or call the Lipotrim UK helpline on FREEPHONE 0800 413 735

Categories: Health, Lipotrim advice

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DO VLCDs HAVE ENOUGH CARBOHYDRATE?

When the Atkins diet, a diet that seriously restricted carbohydrate levels became very popular, it caused a serious financial problem for the food industry, from bakers to farmers. The backlash against carbohydrate restriction was almost as strong as the previous demand for higher intakes of carbohydrates.

Fortunately, the demands for higher carbohydrates have been muted now that influential people have learned that dietary ketosis is not the same as the disease condition, ketoacidosis, and ketosis has many health benefits.

Ketosis is now being recognized as a valuable treatment for epilepsy (first reported around 500 BC) and accepted by modern medicine in the 1920’s, is increasingly being recognized as a potential cancer treatment and also a potential treatment for a number of neurological diseases from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s.

Ketosis is valuable for dieters. The conditions for ketosis are well recognized to be helpful in blunting hunger so that prolonged dieting is possible. Once ketosis is interfered with, even minimally, continued dieting is often very short lived. With ketosis, the dieters can remain comfortable for many weeks.

Ketosis is also very protective during weight loss.

All our cells use sugar as a fuel and the brain has a considerable need for sugar. When sugar is restricted, the brain has a problem. It needs sugar once the body’s glycogen reserves are depleted, so the body is quickly forced to convert proteins into sugar. Without ketosis there is a possible reduction in body protein when dieting through this need for conversion of body protein into sugar to fuel the brain. Over a prolonged dieting period this could be harmful.

Ketones, however, can replace sugar as the energy source for the brain. With a VLCD, the time period before ketosis is only a couple of days and the continued ketosis prevents the body protein from being lost.

This is a very important reason for continuous rather than interrupted dieting.

A number of people have been advocating various types of intermittent fasting. What this does is eliminate the metabolic benefits of ketosis and cause a dieter to re-start, with all its problems, very frequently.

Another reason ketones are so valuable is that ketones are produced from the fatty acids that are mobilized from fat as weight is lost. Some of hese fatty acids can be valuable as a source of essential fatty acids, which will be discussed later. Fatty acids, however, are unable to pass through the blood-brain barrier and directly provide energy for the brain. Ketones produced from the breakdown of the fatty acids, are small molecules and water soluble, so they can get into the brain and provide the necessary energy.

A build up of blood fatty acids can also become problematic as they are thought to induce heart arrhythmias. Converting excess fatty acids to ketones with  VLCDs is therefore protective.

Lipotrim is a ketogenic, nutrient complete VLCD, one of the best and safest ways to diet.

Read more about Lipotrim by CLICKING HERE

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Lipotrim is a weight management programme offered only by healthcare professionals such as GPs and pharmacies.
The Lipotrim programme consists of three phases:

Phase 1 – Weight loss using the Lipotrim Total food replacement formula foods
Phase 2 – Refeeding
Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Phase 1 – Total Food Replacement

In the first phase of Lipotrim the individual uses specially formulated, nutritionally complete foods supplied by the healthcare professional which are designed to deliver optimal nutrition in the minimum number of calories. Weight losses are predictable and in the region of 1 stone a month for women and 1.5 stone a month for men*. The individuals are allowed to consume water, black tea and black coffee only. The individual will be in a mild dietary ketosis for the duration of the weight loss phase, essentially for as long as weight loss is required, and it is the ketosis which allows the patient to experience a lack of hunger. They will be energetic, healthy and comfortable. The individual could be following this phase for quite a number of weeks and possibly months, depending on the weight loss need, and so it is important for full compliance. The healthcare professional will be directing, motivating and educating the individual throughout this time on a weekly basis.

Phase 2 – Refeeding

The refeeding phase of Lipotrim is critical. The individual has lost a considerable amount of weight quite quickly and when target weight has been reached it is then time to reintroduce conventional foods. This reintroduction is a week long and involves the slow move away from low calorie formula foods to a more conventional diet. Refeeding results in the weight being kept stable whilst food is reintroduced, the patient also has the opportunity to consume conventional food in a controlled manner. Any possible initial concerns over weight re-gain and loss of control after weight loss are addressed here.

 

Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Weight maintenance is difficult for many people because it is over such a long time. The individual will have lost weight comfortably and quickly using the total food replacement Lipotrim foods but now they are expected to maintain their weight loss. The healthcare professional, especially pharmacies, will be in a position to offer long term weight management help and advice. This could be in the form of regular, scheduled weight checks with the option of using the Lipotrim weight maintenance formula foods. Using this offer of long term help is essential if there is to be truly long term weight maintenance.

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful measure to find out whether you are a healthy weight for your height or considered to be overweight or obese.

Your BMI is also useful to work out your ideal/target weight before you embark on a weight loss programme.

Use our Lipotrim BMI calculator and BMI graphs to work out your BMI and remember both ourselves at Lipotrim and your local Lipotrim pharmacy are here to support you.

Click here to calculate your BMI

What does my BMI tell me?

  • If your BMI is less than 20 you are underweight for your height.
  • If your BMI is between 20 and 24.9 you’re an ideal weight for your height.
  • If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9 you’re overweight.
  • If your BMI is between 30 and 39.9 you’re obese.
  • If your BMI is over 40 you’re morbidly obese.

If you are overweight or obese click here to learn more about the:

Lipotrim Pharmacy Total Food Replacement Programme

Lipotrim Maintenance Programme

or call the Lipotrim UK helpline on FREEPHONE 0800 413 735

Categories: Health, Lipotrim advice

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DO VLCDs HAVE ENOUGH CARBOHYDRATE?

When the Atkins diet, a diet that seriously restricted carbohydrate levels became very popular, it caused a serious financial problem for the food industry, from bakers to farmers. The backlash against carbohydrate restriction was almost as strong as the previous demand for higher intakes of carbohydrates.

Fortunately, the demands for higher carbohydrates have been muted now that influential people have learned that dietary ketosis is not the same as the disease condition, ketoacidosis, and ketosis has many health benefits.

Ketosis is now being recognized as a valuable treatment for epilepsy (first reported around 500 BC) and accepted by modern medicine in the 1920’s, is increasingly being recognized as a potential cancer treatment and also a potential treatment for a number of neurological diseases from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s.

Ketosis is valuable for dieters. The conditions for ketosis are well recognized to be helpful in blunting hunger so that prolonged dieting is possible. Once ketosis is interfered with, even minimally, continued dieting is often very short lived. With ketosis, the dieters can remain comfortable for many weeks.

Ketosis is also very protective during weight loss.

All our cells use sugar as a fuel and the brain has a considerable need for sugar. When sugar is restricted, the brain has a problem. It needs sugar once the body’s glycogen reserves are depleted, so the body is quickly forced to convert proteins into sugar. Without ketosis there is a possible reduction in body protein when dieting through this need for conversion of body protein into sugar to fuel the brain. Over a prolonged dieting period this could be harmful.

Ketones, however, can replace sugar as the energy source for the brain. With a VLCD, the time period before ketosis is only a couple of days and the continued ketosis prevents the body protein from being lost.

This is a very important reason for continuous rather than interrupted dieting.

A number of people have been advocating various types of intermittent fasting. What this does is eliminate the metabolic benefits of ketosis and cause a dieter to re-start, with all its problems, very frequently.

Another reason ketones are so valuable is that ketones are produced from the fatty acids that are mobilized from fat as weight is lost. Some of hese fatty acids can be valuable as a source of essential fatty acids, which will be discussed later. Fatty acids, however, are unable to pass through the blood-brain barrier and directly provide energy for the brain. Ketones produced from the breakdown of the fatty acids, are small molecules and water soluble, so they can get into the brain and provide the necessary energy.

A build up of blood fatty acids can also become problematic as they are thought to induce heart arrhythmias. Converting excess fatty acids to ketones with  VLCDs is therefore protective.

Lipotrim is a ketogenic, nutrient complete VLCD, one of the best and safest ways to diet.

Read more about Lipotrim by CLICKING HERE

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IS THERE PUBLISHED EVIDENCE ON THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF VLCDs?

There is so much published evidence about the safety and efficacy of VLCDs that publishers reject new data on the basis that it is so well known that no one cares.

A proper search of the literature will bring up many hundreds of peer reviewed publications, but these can be made invisible if the correct criteria is not used in the search.

The search criteria often used is to limit the publications to those studied that are placebo controlled and double blind. Since it is not possible to offer study subjects a formula diet without them knowing what they are eating, there are none that turn up in the search.

Please visit our Lipotrim Publications Page to read more on the subject of Lipotrim and its safety and efficacy

A partial reference list containing hundreds of papers related to VLCDs is available upon request: Contact Lipotrim here

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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 rapid weight loss seen with the Lipotrim Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) can have a huge positive effect on many medical conditions from reducing cancer risk, to improving blood pressure (Hypertension) to forcing type 2 diabetes remission. Here are two of the main prevention and treatment benefits of rapid weight loss and Lipotrim.

HYPERTENSION

“Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases. Losing even 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure—and losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are overweight and already have hypertension.”

The relationship between body weight and blood pressure. – NCBI

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3070038

A recent assessment of over 200 people with high blood pressure pre-diet lost more than 5% of their pre-diet weight using a VLCD under the care of pharmacists.  On average, these people lost nearly 2 stones of weight. The weight losses ranged from a half stone to a massive 9 stone. At larger start weights a 5% weight loss equates to a much bigger downward shift in BMI when compared with lower start weights. For example a 5% loss for a 26 stone patient would be 1.3 stone weight loss compared with just over 0.5 stone weight loss for a 12 stone patient achieving 5% weight loss. Patients were excluded on health grounds if their pre-diet BMI was too low to continue weight loss for a minimum of 4 weeks dieting.

These pharmacies have made, and are continuing to make a considerable contribution to the health of their customers.

TYPE 2 DIABETES

Possibly an even greater medical benefit from VLCD is the effect on type 2 diabetes.

The media headlines are that “Tackling obesity head on can  REVERSE type 2 diabetes”

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are in the news again. This time it is the revelation that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss. Although known since the publications of Oxford Professor Arthur Scott Donkin in 1871, and a mass of publications since the introduction of modern VLCD, it is important that this effective treatment for this killer disease is becoming more widely known.  VLCDs could save the NHS the one million pounds an hour that they report spending in treating type 2 diabetes.

Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim by clicking here

The list of medical problems either caused by or made worse by overweight and obesity is long.

Losing significant weight with VLCDs, under the supervision of healthcare professionals, is making an important contribution to the health of the nation.

Read more about Lipotrim and how it helps medical conditions…

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Lipotrim products (2)

Lipotrim is a weight management programme offered only by healthcare professionals such as GPs and pharmacies.
The Lipotrim programme consists of three phases:

Phase 1 – Weight loss using the Lipotrim Total food replacement formula foods
Phase 2 – Refeeding
Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Phase 1 – Total Food Replacement

In the first phase of Lipotrim the individual uses specially formulated, nutritionally complete foods supplied by the healthcare professional which are designed to deliver optimal nutrition in the minimum number of calories. Weight losses are predictable and in the region of 1 stone a month for women and 1.5 stone a month for men*. The individuals are allowed to consume water, black tea and black coffee only. The individual will be in a mild dietary ketosis for the duration of the weight loss phase, essentially for as long as weight loss is required, and it is the ketosis which allows the patient to experience a lack of hunger. They will be energetic, healthy and comfortable. The individual could be following this phase for quite a number of weeks and possibly months, depending on the weight loss need, and so it is important for full compliance. The healthcare professional will be directing, motivating and educating the individual throughout this time on a weekly basis.

Phase 2 – Refeeding

The refeeding phase of Lipotrim is critical. The individual has lost a considerable amount of weight quite quickly and when target weight has been reached it is then time to reintroduce conventional foods. This reintroduction is a week long and involves the slow move away from low calorie formula foods to a more conventional diet. Refeeding results in the weight being kept stable whilst food is reintroduced, the patient also has the opportunity to consume conventional food in a controlled manner. Any possible initial concerns over weight re-gain and loss of control after weight loss are addressed here.

 

Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Weight maintenance is difficult for many people because it is over such a long time. The individual will have lost weight comfortably and quickly using the total food replacement Lipotrim foods but now they are expected to maintain their weight loss. The healthcare professional, especially pharmacies, will be in a position to offer long term weight management help and advice. This could be in the form of regular, scheduled weight checks with the option of using the Lipotrim weight maintenance formula foods. Using this offer of long term help is essential if there is to be truly long term weight maintenance.

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Your email address will not be published.

DO VLCDs HAVE ENOUGH CARBOHYDRATE?

When the Atkins diet, a diet that seriously restricted carbohydrate levels became very popular, it caused a serious financial problem for the food industry, from bakers to farmers. The backlash against carbohydrate restriction was almost as strong as the previous demand for higher intakes of carbohydrates.

Fortunately, the demands for higher carbohydrates have been muted now that influential people have learned that dietary ketosis is not the same as the disease condition, ketoacidosis, and ketosis has many health benefits.

Ketosis is now being recognized as a valuable treatment for epilepsy (first reported around 500 BC) and accepted by modern medicine in the 1920’s, is increasingly being recognized as a potential cancer treatment and also a potential treatment for a number of neurological diseases from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s.

Ketosis is valuable for dieters. The conditions for ketosis are well recognized to be helpful in blunting hunger so that prolonged dieting is possible. Once ketosis is interfered with, even minimally, continued dieting is often very short lived. With ketosis, the dieters can remain comfortable for many weeks.

Ketosis is also very protective during weight loss.

All our cells use sugar as a fuel and the brain has a considerable need for sugar. When sugar is restricted, the brain has a problem. It needs sugar once the body’s glycogen reserves are depleted, so the body is quickly forced to convert proteins into sugar. Without ketosis there is a possible reduction in body protein when dieting through this need for conversion of body protein into sugar to fuel the brain. Over a prolonged dieting period this could be harmful.

Ketones, however, can replace sugar as the energy source for the brain. With a VLCD, the time period before ketosis is only a couple of days and the continued ketosis prevents the body protein from being lost.

This is a very important reason for continuous rather than interrupted dieting.

A number of people have been advocating various types of intermittent fasting. What this does is eliminate the metabolic benefits of ketosis and cause a dieter to re-start, with all its problems, very frequently.

Another reason ketones are so valuable is that ketones are produced from the fatty acids that are mobilized from fat as weight is lost. Some of hese fatty acids can be valuable as a source of essential fatty acids, which will be discussed later. Fatty acids, however, are unable to pass through the blood-brain barrier and directly provide energy for the brain. Ketones produced from the breakdown of the fatty acids, are small molecules and water soluble, so they can get into the brain and provide the necessary energy.

A build up of blood fatty acids can also become problematic as they are thought to induce heart arrhythmias. Converting excess fatty acids to ketones with  VLCDs is therefore protective.

Lipotrim is a ketogenic, nutrient complete VLCD, one of the best and safest ways to diet.

Read more about Lipotrim by CLICKING HERE

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Lipotrim results (1)

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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Medical (2)

IS THERE PUBLISHED EVIDENCE ON THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF VLCDs?

There is so much published evidence about the safety and efficacy of VLCDs that publishers reject new data on the basis that it is so well known that no one cares.

A proper search of the literature will bring up many hundreds of peer reviewed publications, but these can be made invisible if the correct criteria is not used in the search.

The search criteria often used is to limit the publications to those studied that are placebo controlled and double blind. Since it is not possible to offer study subjects a formula diet without them knowing what they are eating, there are none that turn up in the search.

Please visit our Lipotrim Publications Page to read more on the subject of Lipotrim and its safety and efficacy

A partial reference list containing hundreds of papers related to VLCDs is available upon request: Contact Lipotrim here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The rapid weight loss seen with the Lipotrim Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) can have a huge positive effect on many medical conditions from reducing cancer risk, to improving blood pressure (Hypertension) to forcing type 2 diabetes remission. Here are two of the main prevention and treatment benefits of rapid weight loss and Lipotrim.

HYPERTENSION

“Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases. Losing even 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure—and losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are overweight and already have hypertension.”

The relationship between body weight and blood pressure. – NCBI

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3070038

A recent assessment of over 200 people with high blood pressure pre-diet lost more than 5% of their pre-diet weight using a VLCD under the care of pharmacists.  On average, these people lost nearly 2 stones of weight. The weight losses ranged from a half stone to a massive 9 stone. At larger start weights a 5% weight loss equates to a much bigger downward shift in BMI when compared with lower start weights. For example a 5% loss for a 26 stone patient would be 1.3 stone weight loss compared with just over 0.5 stone weight loss for a 12 stone patient achieving 5% weight loss. Patients were excluded on health grounds if their pre-diet BMI was too low to continue weight loss for a minimum of 4 weeks dieting.

These pharmacies have made, and are continuing to make a considerable contribution to the health of their customers.

TYPE 2 DIABETES

Possibly an even greater medical benefit from VLCD is the effect on type 2 diabetes.

The media headlines are that “Tackling obesity head on can  REVERSE type 2 diabetes”

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are in the news again. This time it is the revelation that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss. Although known since the publications of Oxford Professor Arthur Scott Donkin in 1871, and a mass of publications since the introduction of modern VLCD, it is important that this effective treatment for this killer disease is becoming more widely known.  VLCDs could save the NHS the one million pounds an hour that they report spending in treating type 2 diabetes.

Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim by clicking here

The list of medical problems either caused by or made worse by overweight and obesity is long.

Losing significant weight with VLCDs, under the supervision of healthcare professionals, is making an important contribution to the health of the nation.

Read more about Lipotrim and how it helps medical conditions…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Re-feeding (2)

Lipotrim is a weight management programme offered only by healthcare professionals such as GPs and pharmacies.
The Lipotrim programme consists of three phases:

Phase 1 – Weight loss using the Lipotrim Total food replacement formula foods
Phase 2 – Refeeding
Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Phase 1 – Total Food Replacement

In the first phase of Lipotrim the individual uses specially formulated, nutritionally complete foods supplied by the healthcare professional which are designed to deliver optimal nutrition in the minimum number of calories. Weight losses are predictable and in the region of 1 stone a month for women and 1.5 stone a month for men*. The individuals are allowed to consume water, black tea and black coffee only. The individual will be in a mild dietary ketosis for the duration of the weight loss phase, essentially for as long as weight loss is required, and it is the ketosis which allows the patient to experience a lack of hunger. They will be energetic, healthy and comfortable. The individual could be following this phase for quite a number of weeks and possibly months, depending on the weight loss need, and so it is important for full compliance. The healthcare professional will be directing, motivating and educating the individual throughout this time on a weekly basis.

Phase 2 – Refeeding

The refeeding phase of Lipotrim is critical. The individual has lost a considerable amount of weight quite quickly and when target weight has been reached it is then time to reintroduce conventional foods. This reintroduction is a week long and involves the slow move away from low calorie formula foods to a more conventional diet. Refeeding results in the weight being kept stable whilst food is reintroduced, the patient also has the opportunity to consume conventional food in a controlled manner. Any possible initial concerns over weight re-gain and loss of control after weight loss are addressed here.

 

Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Weight maintenance is difficult for many people because it is over such a long time. The individual will have lost weight comfortably and quickly using the total food replacement Lipotrim foods but now they are expected to maintain their weight loss. The healthcare professional, especially pharmacies, will be in a position to offer long term weight management help and advice. This could be in the form of regular, scheduled weight checks with the option of using the Lipotrim weight maintenance formula foods. Using this offer of long term help is essential if there is to be truly long term weight maintenance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

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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Side effects (2)

IS THERE PUBLISHED EVIDENCE ON THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF VLCDs?

There is so much published evidence about the safety and efficacy of VLCDs that publishers reject new data on the basis that it is so well known that no one cares.

A proper search of the literature will bring up many hundreds of peer reviewed publications, but these can be made invisible if the correct criteria is not used in the search.

The search criteria often used is to limit the publications to those studied that are placebo controlled and double blind. Since it is not possible to offer study subjects a formula diet without them knowing what they are eating, there are none that turn up in the search.

Please visit our Lipotrim Publications Page to read more on the subject of Lipotrim and its safety and efficacy

A partial reference list containing hundreds of papers related to VLCDs is available upon request: Contact Lipotrim here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The rapid weight loss seen with the Lipotrim Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) can have a huge positive effect on many medical conditions from reducing cancer risk, to improving blood pressure (Hypertension) to forcing type 2 diabetes remission. Here are two of the main prevention and treatment benefits of rapid weight loss and Lipotrim.

HYPERTENSION

“Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases. Losing even 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure—and losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are overweight and already have hypertension.”

The relationship between body weight and blood pressure. – NCBI

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3070038

A recent assessment of over 200 people with high blood pressure pre-diet lost more than 5% of their pre-diet weight using a VLCD under the care of pharmacists.  On average, these people lost nearly 2 stones of weight. The weight losses ranged from a half stone to a massive 9 stone. At larger start weights a 5% weight loss equates to a much bigger downward shift in BMI when compared with lower start weights. For example a 5% loss for a 26 stone patient would be 1.3 stone weight loss compared with just over 0.5 stone weight loss for a 12 stone patient achieving 5% weight loss. Patients were excluded on health grounds if their pre-diet BMI was too low to continue weight loss for a minimum of 4 weeks dieting.

These pharmacies have made, and are continuing to make a considerable contribution to the health of their customers.

TYPE 2 DIABETES

Possibly an even greater medical benefit from VLCD is the effect on type 2 diabetes.

The media headlines are that “Tackling obesity head on can  REVERSE type 2 diabetes”

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are in the news again. This time it is the revelation that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through weight loss. Although known since the publications of Oxford Professor Arthur Scott Donkin in 1871, and a mass of publications since the introduction of modern VLCD, it is important that this effective treatment for this killer disease is becoming more widely known.  VLCDs could save the NHS the one million pounds an hour that they report spending in treating type 2 diabetes.

Please read our dedicated page on Type 2 diabetes and Lipotrim by clicking here

The list of medical problems either caused by or made worse by overweight and obesity is long.

Losing significant weight with VLCDs, under the supervision of healthcare professionals, is making an important contribution to the health of the nation.

Read more about Lipotrim and how it helps medical conditions…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Weight maintenance (2)

Lipotrim is a weight management programme offered only by healthcare professionals such as GPs and pharmacies.
The Lipotrim programme consists of three phases:

Phase 1 – Weight loss using the Lipotrim Total food replacement formula foods
Phase 2 – Refeeding
Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Phase 1 – Total Food Replacement

In the first phase of Lipotrim the individual uses specially formulated, nutritionally complete foods supplied by the healthcare professional which are designed to deliver optimal nutrition in the minimum number of calories. Weight losses are predictable and in the region of 1 stone a month for women and 1.5 stone a month for men*. The individuals are allowed to consume water, black tea and black coffee only. The individual will be in a mild dietary ketosis for the duration of the weight loss phase, essentially for as long as weight loss is required, and it is the ketosis which allows the patient to experience a lack of hunger. They will be energetic, healthy and comfortable. The individual could be following this phase for quite a number of weeks and possibly months, depending on the weight loss need, and so it is important for full compliance. The healthcare professional will be directing, motivating and educating the individual throughout this time on a weekly basis.

Phase 2 – Refeeding

The refeeding phase of Lipotrim is critical. The individual has lost a considerable amount of weight quite quickly and when target weight has been reached it is then time to reintroduce conventional foods. This reintroduction is a week long and involves the slow move away from low calorie formula foods to a more conventional diet. Refeeding results in the weight being kept stable whilst food is reintroduced, the patient also has the opportunity to consume conventional food in a controlled manner. Any possible initial concerns over weight re-gain and loss of control after weight loss are addressed here.

 

Phase 3 – Weight maintenance

Weight maintenance is difficult for many people because it is over such a long time. The individual will have lost weight comfortably and quickly using the total food replacement Lipotrim foods but now they are expected to maintain their weight loss. The healthcare professional, especially pharmacies, will be in a position to offer long term weight management help and advice. This could be in the form of regular, scheduled weight checks with the option of using the Lipotrim weight maintenance formula foods. Using this offer of long term help is essential if there is to be truly long term weight maintenance.

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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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