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Weight loss and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you have the condition Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and are wanting to lose weight, then please let us introduce to you the new miracle weight loss treatment that is taking the USA by storm. Saxenda® is a once-daily, self-injectable medicine that comes in a prefilled pen. Recent studies have shown that when overweight women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome were treated for a minimum of four weeks, they averaged a weight loss of 18 lbs. ** But how? Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone that... Read more

22nd November 2018

Is Being Overweight Damaging Your Chances of Conceiving?

The proportion of women in the UK who are overweight or obese is at an all-time high. We know excess weight is linked to many adverse health conditions, but are you aware of the damaging effects your weight could be having on your fertility? A woman's ability to have a baby depends on many factors. However, this process usually begins with a healthy menstrual cycle - controlled by chemicals in the body called hormones. Your body produces these hormones, but when disrupted, it can often... Read more

22nd November 2018

How Saxenda (Liraglutide Therapy) Reduces Leptin Resistance

Our body naturally produces the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate appetite. Scientists have discovered that Saxenda, a synthetic form of this peptide, can help lower leptin resistance. When it comes to weight loss, leptin is probably the most critical hormone for determining if you will lose weight and how much weight you will lose. Leptin is also responsible (at least in part) for the weight gain after rapid weight loss. What happens is something like this: You go on a calorie restricted diet... Read more

22nd November 2018

Bodyline Clinics

Low Carb Explanation

Low carb dieting? Is it worth cutting out potatoes, pasta and bread in your quest to lose body fat? Note that we mention body fat here and not scale weight. Why? Let us explain. A person loses 5 - 10 lbs of scale weight during week one and two of eating low carb. This is because they have actually lost lots of water (stored in their muscles and liver) by switching to a low carb eating plan. It's not necessarily fat loss. Did you know... Read more

22nd November 2018

Bodyline Clinics

The Starvation Myth

The idea that 'not eating enough' causes the body to stop losing weight because it goes into 'starvation mode' is a popular myth among dieters. Metabolism Slows During Calorie Restriction Restricting calories during weight loss lowers metabolism1 because the body becomes more efficient, requiring fewer calories to perform the necessary daily functions for survival. Consequently, this can slow (but not stop) the anticipated rate of weight loss.For example, if an individual needs 2,000 calories per day to maintain weight, reducing intake to 1,500 calories, assuming exercise... Read more

12th November 2018

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