Frequently Asked Questions

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ARE THERE ENOUGH ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS in a VLCD?

Body fat is analogous to a bank savings account. The normal currency supplying the daily energy needs of the body is sugar. Sugar, beyond the amount in the blood at any one time, is stored in a complex form as glycogen, a large molecule made up of lots of molecules of sugar. Glycogen is stored in the body attached to an amount of water that can be as much as 4 times its weight.

As a carbohydrate, every pound of glycogen is worth 1800 Calories, about a day’s supply of energy.

A diet that uses about 250 Calories a day less than the amount of Calories being used, will use up the 1800 glycogen Calories in a week. Using up the pound of glycogen can release its bound 4 pounds of water as well.  A large weight loss with a small calorie deficit, but no fat loss. Permanent weight loss must include fat loss, but losing 5 pounds of fat needs a deficit of 17,500 Calories.

Ketogenic Very Low Calorie diets can actually achieve real fat loss in a reasonable period of time and produce significant fat weight losses. There are many publications attesting to the fact that stored fat is released into the blood, as fatty acids. Current studies demonstrate that there is a selective release of the very fatty acids being considered as possibly being needed as additional ingredients to VLCD.

Since dieters using a VLCD are releasing fat from their fat storage sites into the blood stream, the last thing they need is an additional intake of dietary fat.

True weight loss occurs when the body is forced to draw on its reserve Calories to fuel itself, and also releases these essential fatty acids. Restrict Calories and the body supplies Calories and the essential fatty acids deemed beneficial for health. More dietary fat could increase the blood fatty acid levels which  could be dangerous and also slow weight loss.

Do not do it.

The addition of extra Linoleic and Linolenic acids to a VLCD will not only add unnecessary Calories, slowing the rate of weight loss, but alarmingly there is evidence that too high blood fatty acids can lead to arrhythmias.

To make matters even worse there is emerging evidence that Linoleic acid is highly obesogenic and diabetogenic. These are precisely the wrong substances to add to a weight loss programme that already delivers proven safe weight loss.

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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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 Lipotrim Maintenance Programme will really help keep weight maintained after losing weight on the Total Food Replacement Programme.

You can use the maintenance formulas and caramel flavoured bars flexibly and for many weeks, months, even years after losing weight on Lipotrim.

Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can also help with less rapid, more flexible weight loss.

The programme should not be underestimated and is more than just another 2plus1 diet, where you have 2 meal replacements and a single traditional meal. There is real science behind the Lipotrim Maintenance formula foods. It is important to understand the issues surrounding weight maintenance, insulin, snacking and the glycaemic index of foods.

Please read our dedicated page on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme here

Need more advice or support? Please contact us or call FREEPHONE 0800 413735

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Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

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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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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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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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ARE THERE ENOUGH ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS in a VLCD?

Body fat is analogous to a bank savings account. The normal currency supplying the daily energy needs of the body is sugar. Sugar, beyond the amount in the blood at any one time, is stored in a complex form as glycogen, a large molecule made up of lots of molecules of sugar. Glycogen is stored in the body attached to an amount of water that can be as much as 4 times its weight.

As a carbohydrate, every pound of glycogen is worth 1800 Calories, about a day’s supply of energy.

A diet that uses about 250 Calories a day less than the amount of Calories being used, will use up the 1800 glycogen Calories in a week. Using up the pound of glycogen can release its bound 4 pounds of water as well.  A large weight loss with a small calorie deficit, but no fat loss. Permanent weight loss must include fat loss, but losing 5 pounds of fat needs a deficit of 17,500 Calories.

Ketogenic Very Low Calorie diets can actually achieve real fat loss in a reasonable period of time and produce significant fat weight losses. There are many publications attesting to the fact that stored fat is released into the blood, as fatty acids. Current studies demonstrate that there is a selective release of the very fatty acids being considered as possibly being needed as additional ingredients to VLCD.

Since dieters using a VLCD are releasing fat from their fat storage sites into the blood stream, the last thing they need is an additional intake of dietary fat.

True weight loss occurs when the body is forced to draw on its reserve Calories to fuel itself, and also releases these essential fatty acids. Restrict Calories and the body supplies Calories and the essential fatty acids deemed beneficial for health. More dietary fat could increase the blood fatty acid levels which  could be dangerous and also slow weight loss.

Do not do it.

The addition of extra Linoleic and Linolenic acids to a VLCD will not only add unnecessary Calories, slowing the rate of weight loss, but alarmingly there is evidence that too high blood fatty acids can lead to arrhythmias.

To make matters even worse there is emerging evidence that Linoleic acid is highly obesogenic and diabetogenic. These are precisely the wrong substances to add to a weight loss programme that already delivers proven safe weight loss.

Read more about Lipotrim by CLICKING HERE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The Lipotrim Maintenance Programme will really help keep weight maintained after losing weight on the Total Food Replacement Programme.

You can use the maintenance formulas and caramel flavoured bars flexibly and for many weeks, months, even years after losing weight on Lipotrim.

Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can also help with less rapid, more flexible weight loss.

The programme should not be underestimated and is more than just another 2plus1 diet, where you have 2 meal replacements and a single traditional meal. There is real science behind the Lipotrim Maintenance formula foods. It is important to understand the issues surrounding weight maintenance, insulin, snacking and the glycaemic index of foods.

Please read our dedicated page on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme here

Need more advice or support? Please contact us or call FREEPHONE 0800 413735

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

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Your email address will not be published.

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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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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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Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

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 (5)

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.

Read more about Lipotrim…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The Lipotrim Maintenance Programme will really help keep weight maintained after losing weight on the Total Food Replacement Programme.

You can use the maintenance formulas and caramel flavoured bars flexibly and for many weeks, months, even years after losing weight on Lipotrim.

Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can also help with less rapid, more flexible weight loss.

The programme should not be underestimated and is more than just another 2plus1 diet, where you have 2 meal replacements and a single traditional meal. There is real science behind the Lipotrim Maintenance formula foods. It is important to understand the issues surrounding weight maintenance, insulin, snacking and the glycaemic index of foods.

Please read our dedicated page on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme here

Need more advice or support? Please contact us or call FREEPHONE 0800 413735

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

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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Side effects (1)

Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Weight maintenance (5)

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

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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 Lipotrim Maintenance Programme will really help keep weight maintained after losing weight on the Total Food Replacement Programme.

You can use the maintenance formulas and caramel flavoured bars flexibly and for many weeks, months, even years after losing weight on Lipotrim.

Lipotrim maintenance formulas and bars can also help with less rapid, more flexible weight loss.

The programme should not be underestimated and is more than just another 2plus1 diet, where you have 2 meal replacements and a single traditional meal. There is real science behind the Lipotrim Maintenance formula foods. It is important to understand the issues surrounding weight maintenance, insulin, snacking and the glycaemic index of foods.

Please read our dedicated page on the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme here

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Yes there is written materials in the form of Lipotrim guidance literature.

View and download PDF copies from the Total Food Replacement page on the Lipotrim UK website.

We have written these comprehensive materials to support the dieting information given in the Patient Education Video and ultimately help you lose weight healthily and comfortably.

If you have any questions about the programme please Contact us because as the saying goes “Knowledge is key”.

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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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