Linda is a woman in her 50s and describes herself as a “foodie”. She says she always used to put weight on in the winter, but then lose it in the summer. However, as the years have rolled by, she has found herself putting on increasingly more weight in the winter, and losing less in the summer. Last year, in 2019, for the first time, she put on weight in both seasons.
Linda had tried dieting in the past but says it resulted in the yo-yo impact of losing a few pounds, only to put more on afterwards. This time she tried lots of diets and programmes, including Paleo, Dukan, low carb, and low fat. She says none worked and only served to make her miserable.
In October 2020, she began our medical Weight Loss Clinic with Dr Helena Liaka. Our clinic is a medical doctor-assisted programme, which uses clinically proven and safe medications and has blood tests and body checks.
In just over six months, Linda lost an incredible 11.6 kg (1.83 stone). Her starting weight in late-October 2020 was 77.0 kg (12.13 stone). By the start of May 2021, her weight was 65.4 kg (10.3 stone).
|Before treatment||After treatment|
|Starting Body Weight||77.0 kg|
|After 1 month||76.4 kg|
|After 5 months||66.0 kg|
|After 6 months||65.4 kg||Total weight loss after 6 months: 11.6 kg|
Linda says: “Looking back I find [my results] really surprising, mainly because it hasn’t been hard work at all! I deliberately wanted a programme of slow but sustained weight loss, and although that doesn’t make for an exciting story of how the needle on the scales dropped exponentially in the first few weeks, I look back and know that if I hadn’t done it this way, it would never have happened.
“The reasons why this programme worked for me:
– Support, guidance, and encouragement from Dr Helena – I never felt judged, always just
– It was medically led, with blood tests and body checks.
– The medication helped me to modify my appetite. Although I could still eat treats if I wanted
to – and still do – I just eat less of them. I have adjusted my eating habits which has allowed
me to incorporate more healthy eating options.
– Encouraged by the weight loss, and a sense of renewed energy, I exercise most days. Even
the dog has lost some weight!”
Patient began Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Oct 2020. Courses continue until patient has reached their goals. However, the treatment can also be used for maintenance.