How does the program work?
Slimming Studios’ offers two different program lengths, 26 days and 43 days based upon how much weight you and to lose, Both programs are divided into three phases, and require patients to administer daily self-injections. Slimming Studios friendly medical staff will teach weight losers how to do so comfortably.
Phase 0 – During the first appointment, doctors will draw blood and perform other tests to determine if the patient can safely receive injections. If not, a tablet program may be an alternative option.
Phase 1 – The Loading Phase (2 Days): During this “loading phase” patients are encouraged to eat as much fatty, high-calorie foods as they can. This food will provide the fuel the body needs to burn fat and preserve muscle mass. This also helps patients satisfy their craving for the kinds of foods they will want during the program.
Phase 2 – The Weight Loss Phase (21 to 38 Days): Injections don’t excuse a patient from dieting. Calorie intake in this phase has to be restricted to 500 calories a day. But Slimming Studios’ staff will make it easy with easy-to-follow guidelines on how to select and prepare meals, and even tasty recipes.
Phase 3 – Transition Phase (3 Days): Patients maintain their 500-callorie a day diet without injections during this phase.
Phase 4 – Maintenance (12 Weeks): In the final adjustment phase, patients slowly reintroduce regular foods into their diet and increase their caloric intake. As an added benefit, patients will find their metabolism has been reprogramed, and their food cravings have been greatly reduced. However, keeping this new metabolism and the resulting slimmer, healthier body still requires the patient to continue to eat healthy and get plenty of regular exercise.
Patients have lost up to 7 to 10 pounds a week. However, individual results may vary.
A person shouldn’t begin taking weight loss injections if they have any of the following symptoms.
- Early puberty or precocious puberty
- Hormone-related cancer, such as prostate cancer
- Allergies to any drug
- Thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
- Ovarian cyst
- Cancer or tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland
- Undiagnosed uterine bleeding
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
Anyone who becomes pregnant during treatment should notify their doctor immediately. Patients should also tell their doctor if they are breast feeding.
A small number of patients may experience certain side effects. While not common, they can include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Swelling in hands or legs
- Stomach pain and swelling
- Shortness of breath,
- Weight gain
- Itching or redness on skin
- Chest, body, or leg pain
- Weakness, tiresomeness
- Urinating less than normal
- Early puberty in young boys
- Enlargement or swelling of penis or testicles
- Rashes on skin
- Irritability, sadness, happiness
- Trouble sleeping
Patients experiencing side effects should contact their doctor immediately. The medical professionals with Slimming Studios monitor and care for patients from the first day of treatment.