Weight Loss & Weight Management Services
At Stockton Heath Pharmacy we are able to support you in your weight loss goals through our private weight loss programme - Lipotrim.
Lipotrim is a reliable, maximum rate weight loss programme that was introduced into pharmacy in 2000 after more than 13 years being succesfully provided in GP surgeries.
Our weight loss advisors in Stockton Heath Pharmacy are ideally placed to help you manage your weight as they already provide many health services including stop smoking services, blood pressure and cholesterol measurements and general advice on nutrition and healthy living. Our pharmacy team also know when a weight problem can be managed in the pharmacy and when there is a medical problem that needs co-operation with your doctor.
How does it work?
The Lipotrim programme involves using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement formulas in place of your regular meals and weekly visits to Stockton Heath Pharmacy to monitor your progress.
Each visit, your weight loss advisor will measure your weight, carry out a urine test (where possible) to measure ketones to check your compliance and adequacy of your fluid intake and give you the support and encouragement you need to stick to the programme. You will also be using Stockton Heath Pharmacy to pick up your weekly supply of Lipotrim foods.
Once you reach your desired weight or are ready to stop, the team at Stockton Heath Pharmacy will help you switch back to eating ordinary food and introduce you to Lipotrim Maintenance products to help you maintain your new weight.
Total Food Replacement
Lipotrim Total Food Replacement products are low in calories but nutritionally complete so they will keep you healthy, well nourished and comfortable while you lose your excess weight. Lipotrim products are available to buy from Stockton Heath Pharmacy and the weekly cost is generally less than the cost of ordinary food bills.
Different sized products are available for men and women. The range comprises:
- Drinks - vanilla, strawberry or chocolate (vanilla and chocolate flavours can also be prepared as a mousse instead of a drink)
- Chicken soup
- Flapjacks - coconut or peanut butter flavours (both varieties contain peanuts)
Is it right for me?
To help you decide if Lipotrim is right for you, speak to the pharmacist at Stockton Heath Pharmacy who will supply you with more information and a video to watch. The pharmacist can also give you a medical screening form to fill out to check that the programme is suitable for you.
If you have certain medical conditions you may have to see your GP before joining the pharmacy programme, or the pharmacist may recommend you join the Lipotrim GP Programme instead.
It is essential for you to be committed to the strict pharmacy programme. Under certain conditions you may prefer to try the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.
How quickly will I lose weight?
If you are serious about losing weight, Lipotrim can help you achieve that, but you will need to follow the programme strictly.
When you follow the programme properly you should be able to lose about a stone a month (women) or a stone and a half (men).
However, if you do not follow the programme strictly and fail to visit the pharmacy each week, the pharmacist may ask you to withdraw from the programme and try an alternative approach, such as the Maintenance Programme.
How do I get started?
The first step is to come and see us at Stockton Heath Pharmacy so you can pick up some more information.