Appetite suppressants, like all drugs, have side effects, so read the fine print and discuss potential side effects with a medical professional before taking them. Stimulant-type drugs can cause insomnia, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, drug dependence and abuse, and withdrawal symptoms. Drugs that work to prevent fat absorption can cause gas, soft stools, and oily spotting. Diet pills that affect neurotransmitters are associated with headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, and dizziness.
Dr Sarkhel has basic psychiatric training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse. He then completed specialist Registrar training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. He has published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an examiner for The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Francine Joyce is a French nutritionist who graduated in Dietetics in Paris and is now on the French Embassy’s register in London. She has worked in hospitals in France (in oncology, geriatrics, surgery and endocrinology) and the UK (in intensive care, and gastroenterology at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital London) and for the Prader-Willi Association (for patients suffering from genetic obesity). She has also taken part in research studies in the food industry, in particular for the Danone Group.
Once it is established that you would be medically suitable and that you are completely happy to proceed with the treatment the doctor will advise you of our low fat, low sugar diet programme and will discuss other courses of treatment that can help you manage your weight. You would then come back at regular intervals for your progress to be monitored by the doctor.
Don’t like counting calories? Don’t worry, we don’t either! simportion teaches the art of portion control . We call it an art because a healthy diet should be flexible and enjoyable. Our experts have derived a formula to calculate ideal portions based on your personal details. By self-managing your portions and understanding nutrition, you can enjoy your favourite foods with zero guilt.
How much weight will I lose? : it really does depend on how much weight you have to lose in the first place and how well you stick with the programme. I have seen 3-4 kg lost in the first two phases (2 weeks and 2 days) through to a staggering 10kg. For most people the first two phases sees the most dramatic loss in weight after which point is does slow down a bit. One lady on the plan at the moment has lost 7kg and she is a couple of weeks into phase 3 (more relaxed phase where one weekly treat meal is allowed) and is half way to her total weight loss goal.
I have helped numerous clients succeed in significant weight loss journeys that involve losses of over 20-30 kg in body fat over the space of 1-2 years or more. I actually find such longer term journeys more rewarding as they allow me to teach my clients about the impact of nutrition and lifestyle habits on their physiology. This not only helps them, but also helps those closest to them as well.