It is all over the press and social media at the moment;
The miracle flab jab!
Certain ‘celebs’ like Kerry Katona and Gemma Collins have had amazing results.
I decided to look into it and it’s surprisingly difficult to find out the precise ingredients of this jab.
This raises a major red flag for me!
I did learn more about a drug called Liraglutide, sold and prescribed in the USA as Saxenda.
Liraglutide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
It is also available in the USA as a ‘prescription weight loss shot’
Interestingly the website says;
“Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight”
So not a quick fix then?
You still need a ‘low calorie meal plan’ and ‘increased physical exercise’!
When reading up on some trials on PubMed, I also read of some worrying side effects,
things like gallstones and severe pancreatitis!
One study in 2016 found that “Gastrointestinal disorders (nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea) were very frequent.”
They also found that many participants regained weight lost once the drug was withdrawn!
So no fantastic news there!
It is not always easy to find out how much these things cost either,
A site that advertises the ‘Skinny Jab’ (and it’s not clear if this is Liraglutide) says it can be ‘as little as £250 a month’
In the USA it looks as if Saxenda is around £1000 a month but again, difficult to be sure.
Given that it is so expensive, has side effects and requires lifestyle changes….
Is it worth considering?
Why not hire a coach, qualified in motivating and helping with lifestyle changes?
someone to create you a bespoke nutrition plan?
to work with you and alongside you?
helping you build great habits for life?
someone to help you overcome the cognitive distortions we all get caught up in?
To help you become fitter, stronger, slimmer and healthier in all areas of your life?