The journey to weight loss is the same as the journey to weight gain, its long. You will be using a medication and just like with any medicine, there will be issues. You will need support and guidance every step of the way.
There can be 'hiccups', or questions and it is also necessary to ensure you are meeting the goals set down in the initial consultation. I want you to lose weight, but at a healthy rate (rapid weight loss has risks). I don't want this to feel like torture, but an enjoyable process.
Some individuals don't tolerate the medicine. Some don't respond to the treatment and by Week 16 (4 months) haven't lost 5% of your initial 'booking' weight to warrant continuing.
At the initial consultation I will take a history, weigh you and check your height to formally calculate your BMI. Then I will double check you are not taking any medications or have any health conditions that prevent you from being treated by me.
I will give you training on the medication, how to inject yourself, how to manage the sharps disposal process, how to store the medication and get through each day. I will also give you formal patient information bundles on managing life on Saxenda.
We have also written a 'patient insight' guide based on real world use of Saxenda - something that other clinics don't have.
Naturally like any clinic or GPs, if there are issues you can book in for a consultation if you are struggling or have questions.
At Week 16 I will review you to ensure that >5% weight loss has been achieved and you are still well and require no other support or advice - to be fair I expect you will have lost more than 5%, but the license for Saxenda stipulates the need to demonstrate a minimum weight loss of 5%.