Nutritionist

We offer a bespoke weight loss service combining lifestyle medicine and the well-established Saxenda® injection. We also offer this service to patients with type 2 diabetes with the support of an endocrinology expert. In addition, we also exclusively offer the new and exciting drug Ozempic®. We aim to offer a carefully personalised package under our expert guidance for effective and sustainable weight loss.

How do the injections work?

Both Saxenda® and Ozempic® contain a drug called semaglutide that mimics the action of your body’s natural hormone Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP 1) which regulates appetite and food intake. GLP-1 makes you feel full so your appetite is reduced. It also delays the time it takes your stomach to empty, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Saxenda® contains liraglutide whilst Ozempic® contains semaglutide.

Ozempic® is a similar drug to Saxenda® but superior in its effectiveness for weight loss and metabolic profile improvement as well as it is a weekly injection compared to the Saxenda® which is taken daily. Clinical trials have proven that Ozempic® has consistently superior reductions in weight compared to Saxenda. Studies have shown that Saxenda® results in an 8% weight loss by week 56 compared to 2.6 who did not receive the injection.

A recent study has demonstrated a 5% loss of the initial body weight within 3 months and an average 15.3kg weight loss over the study period using Ozempic® weekly injection combined with diet and exercise.

How do I get the injection?

 

You must complete a detailed lifestyle & medical assessment questionnaire. This ensures that the medication is safe for use. For best results, the treatment should be complemented with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.

 

The injection is a prescription-only medicine. You will have a virtual consultation with Dr Mishkat Shehata and will have to have a blood test prior to taking this medication. We can arrange for this to be done at CRP clinic, where you can also have your weight and relevant measurements taken.

 

Is it safe?

Ozempic® offers an effective and safe weight-loss solution. It is NICE approved for type 2 diabetes in the UK since 2019 and studies have demonstrated weight loss when used as a type 2 diabetes treatment. Saxenda® is NICE-approved for weight loss. Combined with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise, the injection not only helps you lose weight, but also curbs hunger and cravings, helping you keep the weight off. The injection has undergone numerous clinical trials and tests. 

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Who can have this treatment?

Adults between the ages of 18-75 with:

A (body mass index) BMI above 30 or

A BMI over 27 who have other weight related health problems such as:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol or high lipids

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Fatty liver

  • Other relevant co-morbidities

 

Who cannot have this treatment?

The treatment is not suitable for any individual with:

  • A history of thyroid cancer

  • A history of pancreatitis

  • Congestive heart failure

  • End stage kidney failure

  • Impaired liver function

  • Anybody taking insulin

  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women

  • Anybody with a BMI less than 27

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Saxenda only)

How do I take it?

 

Ozempic® comes in a dose-adjustable prefilled pen. A simple and painless injection is self-administered weekly. You will be shown how to administer the medication.

 

Saxenda® comes in a similar pen but is administered daily.

 

What is the recommended dosage?

 

Ozempic®:

 

0.25mg weekly for month 1

0.5mg weekly for month 2

1mg weekly for month 3

2mg weekly for month 4 onwards

 

Saxenda®:

0.6mg daily for week 1

1.2mg daily for week 2

2.4mg daily for week 3

3mg daily for week 4 onwards

 

How many doses per pen?

 

Each Ozempic® pen will last for 4 weeks. Each Saxenda® pen will last for approximately 1 week.

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Are there any side effects?

 

As with all medications, semaglutide & liraglutide may cause short-term side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects are:

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhoea

  • Reduced appetite

  • Constipation

  • Indigestion

 

How long can I use it for?

 

In order to continue using both injections, at least 5% weight loss must be achieved by week 12 for Ozempic® and week 16 for Saxenda®. A minimum of 13 months treatment is recommended for both. You can then continue for as long as you wish on the injections.

Pricing

 

We offer the following four exclusive packages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Pens, ECG & bioimpendance analysis (where applicable) are charged separately

We recommend our long-term all-inclusive DIAMOND packages that include 2 blood test packages to track your metabolic progress and a 5% discount

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also offer flexible follow-up options:

 

Dr Mishkat Shehata initial consultation: £150

Dr Mishkat Shehata follow up consultation: £100

Dr Mishkat Shehata Packages for monthly follow-ups (includes initial consultation):

 

3 months: £400 (Recommended for Ozempic)

4 months: £550 (Recommended for Saxenda)

6 months: £720

 

We also offer the following introductory add-on packages:

 

2 dietitian consultations - £200

2 personal training consultations - £80

 

You can upgrade to 1, 2, 3 or 4 month consultation packages for weekly nutrition and personal training offered on a flexible basis.

 

Dietitian packages:

 

1 month – £325

2 months - £615

3 months - £865

4 months - £1100

 

Personal training packages:

 

1 month - £150

2 months - £225

3 months - £330

4 months - £450

 

Tests & Treatment

 

Ozempic pen - £175

Saxenda 3 pen pack - £230

Saxenda 5 pen pack - £300

Blood test package - £250

ECG – £50

Bio-impedance analysis for body fat distribution if applicable – £150

DIAMOND (£680)

 

2 consultations with Dr Mishkat Shehata

2 dietitian consultations

2 personal training consultations

Initial blood test package

SAPPHIRE (£600)

2 consultations with Dr Mishkat Shehata

2 dietitian consultations

Initial blood test package

RUBY (£500)

2 consultations with Dr Mishkat Shehata

2 personal training consultations

Initial blood test package

3-month package for Ozempic® £2100

4-month package for Saxenda® £2750

EMERALD (£450)

2 consultations with Dr Mishkat Shehata

Initial blood test package

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