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Medical weight loss with injections

The weight loss method with injections

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Drs. Nicolette Lammers

Medical weight loss with injections

Overweight and obesity is a major problem in our modern society. As many as 50% of the Dutch suffer from it. Losing weight is not easy, much less staying at a healthy weight. We therefore offer our clients a weight loss program in which you can lose weight based on medication that inhibits the feeling of hunger and makes you feel satiated. In addition, you can take advantage of medical guidance from a doctor and nutrition coach.

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Programs and awards

The medication is delivered to your home refrigerated.

Independent program
Monthly supply of medication | One coaching session at start | Home delivery by our affiliated pharmacy
Package from €465
Care program
Monthly supply of medication | One coaching session each month | Access to the Nutrition App with appropriate dishes | Home delivery by our affiliated pharmacy
Package from €495

Information about the medication

Various types of medication may be prescribed in this treatment. All medication is prescription required. If you are eligible for treatment, the medication will be prescribed by our doctor and dispensed by our affiliated pharmacist.

Home delivery for existing clients

For clients who are already taking Medical Weight Loss with Injections and want/need to continue with it, our affiliated pharmacy offers clients the option of having the medication delivered to their homes chilled by the pharmacist. For more information on the follow-up programs, click the button below.

Injections to lose weight

The punctures are very small and you can administer them yourself. The action of the drug in the injection is similar to the natural GLP-1 hormone. It regulates appetite by decreasing the feeling of hunger and increasing the feeling of satiety. This will cause you to eat less and thus lose weight. The injections are available by prescription only.

Watch the video of the experience below

New waste method

Weight-loss methods abound, but one method – with injections – is new. The drug has recently been available on the Dutch market, but for longer periods of time in the United Kingdom, Denmark and the United States. Based on the action of the satiety hormone, it helps people lose weight effectively and sustainably. It is minimally invasive and the participant can use it independently and easily.

Medication results

For example, the SmPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) study shows that the medications we prescribe combined with a lifestyle change achieve an average of 8% weight loss. In doing so, most of the weight loss occurred in the first 4 months. In addition to weight loss, participants measured a decrease in abdominal circumference, glucose levels and a sharp decrease in blood pressure. In addition, the drug lowered the risk of developing type II diabetes. SmPC studies are used by the Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG) when approving medications.

Under the guidance of a doctor and coach, lose weight medically

Medical weight loss at The Body Clinic is done under supervision. To determine your course of action, you always start with a consultation with a physician. In case of medical complications, you also have access to your doctor during the weight loss program. First-line support is provided by the medical weight-loss coach. Watch the video below.

Programs and awards

The Body Clinic offers two weight-loss programs with different medications. If you have specific needs, you can discuss them during the consultation with the doctor or in the online session with the nutrition coach.

Independent program

  • During the program, you will be under the supervision of a physician.
  • You get a one-time online session with the coach medical weight loss at the start of the program.
  • Injections/pills are delivered to your home by our affiliated pharmacy
  • Existing clients can order online and get the medication delivered to their homes chilled by our affiliated pharmacist.

From €465 per month

Care program

  • During the program, you will be under the supervision of a physician.
  • You will have an online session with your coach medical weight loss at the start and at every decreased month.
  • Your coach medical weight loss monitors your progress and makes adjustments as needed.
  • You get daily customized recipes in the Vytal nutrition app that take into account your preferences.
  • Injections/pills are delivered to your home by our affiliated pharmacy
  • Existing clients can order online and get the medication delivered to their homes chilled by our affiliated pharmacist.

From €496 per month

* If a program is purchased, the total program price will be charged. It is not possible to pay by the month.

Starting the waste program

To be eligible to use the weight-loss drug, you begin by making an appointment with a doctor at The Body Clinic. The drug is prescribed only if you are significantly overweight (BMI ≥ 27 with at least one weight-related condition).

In 7 steps to your target weight

Here are the steps of medical weight loss in a nutshell.

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1. Start with appointment booking
You begin by making an appointment with a doctor at The Body Clinic to determine if you qualify for medical weight loss.

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2. Telephone conversation with the assistant
You will be called by an assistant from The Body Clinic to go over the medication and program. This conversation lasts about 15 minutes.

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3. Consultation at the clinic
With the doctor, you will discuss the waste programs and make a choice. The doctor writes a prescription and sends it to our affiliated pharmacist. This consultation takes about 30 minutes.

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4. Medication is sent
The medication will be shipped to you by our affiliated pharmacist within 2-4 business days. Also, the pharmacist stores your medication use in the LSP registry.

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5. Daily mini-injection yourself
On a daily basis, you put the injection yourself. The injection is minimally invasive and virtually painless. The injection will decrease your sense of hunger and increase your sense of satiety.

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6. Online consultation nutrition coach
Depending on your chosen program, you and your nutrition coach will put together an appropriate diet during the online consultation. One session lasts 30 minutes.

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7. Target weight
To stay at your target weight a sustained lifestyle change is important, if you fall back then a combination with injections on maintenance dosage is possible.

Experiences losing weight with injections

Featured experiences

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Experience by Ellis

Ellis is 32 years old, BMI 27, Sleep-related disorder sleep apnea

My name is Ellis and I started the treatment medical weight loss with injections at The Body Clinic in July 2022 and I lost 5 kilos in 4 weeks effortlessly! I would like to share my experience with others.

For 2 years, I have been trying to lose my stubborn pregnancy pounds. When I read about losing weight through weight loss with injections, I did extensive research and decided that I would make 1 last attempt. Physician Nicole Nijman of The Body Clinic is guiding me through this process. During the intake, she immediately put me at ease and clearly explained what losing weight with injections does and how the process would go. She also took extensive time to explain how the injection pen works. That was followed by a conversation with nutritionist Annelieke. I now had all the ammunition I needed to make this last attempt to lose pounds a success.

Indication for use of injections to lose weight

To qualify for medical weight loss with injections, you must meet one of the following indications.

BMI ≥ 27 with at least one weight-related condition, such as dysglycemia (prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (an abnormality in fat metabolism) or obstructive sleep apnea.
BMI ≥ 30

Safety of injections to lose weight

The weight loss drug is extremely safe and extensively tested. The drug comes from a very well-known pharmacist and is approved by the FDA and the Department of Health. The Netherlands Healthcare Institute even included the drug in the Drug Reimbursement System for severely obese patients, making this drug the first obesity drug in the basic package. Like other medications, the drug can also cause side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. The drug is available in the Netherlands only by prescription.

FAQs medical weight loss with injections

What drug is being used?

More information about the medicine used in the Medical Weight Loss with Injections program can be found on the medication page or call us directly(020-4638668), email us([email protected]) or book a consultation.

Can I administer the injections myself?

Yes, you can administer the injections yourself. During the clinic consultation, the doctor will show you how to administer the injection with the pen into your thigh, abdomen or upper arm. Next, you will administer the injections yourself with the pen.

What result can I expect?

Most people experience weight loss within the first week. The lower limit is a weight loss of 5% of starting weight after 12 weeks.

When can I stop injections?

If you have reached your target weight you could stop the injections. However, staying on weight can be incredibly difficult. Therefore, losing weight with injections is only truly effective and sustainable when combined with a lifestyle change in terms of diet and exercise. That is why The Body Clinic offers this as a total package. If, despite all efforts, you do not manage to maintain your weight without medication, you can continue to follow a program with a maintenance dose for 6 or 12 months.

If you have not lost at least 5% of your starting weight after 12 weeks, this may indicate that medical injections are not the solution for you. We therefore recommend that you book a consultation with your attending physician.

What are the side effects?

Besides the desired effect of losing weight, this drug can also cause side effects. View the list of medications along with side effects and package inserts here.

Should you experience any (other) side effects, we recommend that you contact your treating physician at The Body Clinic.

Can I also take just the injections without the guidance of the doctor and dietician?

The drug is available only by prescription, so you cannot order it without a doctor’s intervention. We offer weight loss with injections only in a program with at least 1 session with the coach medical weight loss, you will additionally always have the supervision of your treated physician at The Body Clinic during the duration of a program.

Can I also get this medicine through my doctor?

To lose weight with medical injections, you always need a physician’s referral. So a general practitioner can also prescribe the injections, but losing weight with injections is only truly effective and sustainable when combined with a lifestyle change in terms of diet and exercise. That’s why The Body Clinic offers this total package.

Are injections to lose weight reimbursed by health insurance companies?

The medication used in this treatment is the first anti-obesity drug included in the basic package. However, reimbursement applies only to people with a BMI of 35 or higher who are already participating in the combined lifestyle intervention (GLI). Those with a BMI between 35 and 40 must also have 1 of 3 additional diseases.

What does medical weight loss with injections and counseling cost?

Medical weight loss with injections can be as low as €465 euros per month. See the overview of the programs’ medication and prices here.

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