Many patients report a significant change in their weight and body composition—25 pounds of fat loss during our 40-day program on average! Results may vary depending on your body type and your adherence to other components of the program (i.e. diet, lifestyle changes, etc.). The weight loss may also not necessarily be spread out evenly—some days you may see little or no weight loss, while others you may notice more. This is completely normal. We focus on your fat loss overall and your muscle retention!
Many patients ask this question, and the short answer is: no! Our injections are smaller than an insulin needle. Most clients have reported minimal, if any, discomfort whatsoever. The reason daily injections are utilized in our protocol is because it ensures you receive 100% purity in each dose of the prescribed hormone and, therefore, all of the benefit. There is a prescription attached to your slim injections so you know you are receiving the best quality, medical-grade product.
You may experience a feeling of reduced appetite. This often aids clients in following the low-calorie diet that accompanies our weight loss with injection program. Some clients may feel slight fatigue and restlessness, or experience irregularities in their menstrual cycle. Our program aims to eliminate, or minimize, the occurrence of most side effects by providing close physician supervision and paying special attention to any prior health conditions.
The Slimwell program differs from other diet programs because it supports the loss of fat, rather than muscle mass proven by our body composition scanning. Other people who have lost weight quickly often do so because their body loses muscle, rather than burning excess fat. This loss of muscle is detrimental to their metabolism. Thus, when they begin eating normally again, they are much more likely to retain fat and gain back the weight lost as quickly as they lost it. Slimwell’s Medically Supported Weight Loss with Injections Program is also beneficial in that it helps clients develop healthier eating habits and portion sizing. Many clients report that they naturally adapt to modified eating behaviour, and develop a healthier relationship with food.
Most medications can be taken in conjunction with our program. However, we require you to disclose your medical history and all current medications to ensure your safety and wellness.
Slimwell has 3 conditions that could hinder your performance or prevent you from safely participating in the program.Your safety and success is our priority and that’s why we ensure we confirm any present medical conditions. We must confirm you do not have any of the following before you begin:
1. You are not currently pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
2. You do not have active blood clots or have had any in the last 5 years.
3. You do not have active cancer or have had cancer in the last 5 years.
If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us to learn more.
Our average, a patient on our 40-day program lost 25 pounds in 2016. Our highest weight loss in the 40-day program in 2016 was 49 pounds.
Yes, 40% of SlimWell members are men!
Yes, light working out is allowed.
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Yes, we have a full intake medical questionnaire.
At the time, there is no appropriate physical exam for obesity so this would not be useful to our program.
Yes, obesity as well as secondary health complications such as dyslipidemia, diabetes, etc.
Yes, we do.
Yes, we try to coordinate proper follow-up care for you with a primary caregiver.
Yes, we use an electronic medical record (EMR).
As with any sound medically supervised weight loss program, Slimwell requires proper blood work to ensure the highest level of safety, including:
CBC – A CBC, or complete blood count, may be ordered to measure red and white blood cells, platelet levels, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. A CBC is the most common type of blood work performed, and is used primarily to screen for pre-existing infections or states of inflammation.
Basic Metabolic Panel – A basic metabolic panel may be ordered to check your glucose and electrolyte levels, fluid balances, and kidney function.
Lipid Panel – There is a small chance that the HCG diet will increase your cholesterol level, so a lipid panel may be taken before and during the treatment to ensure that your cholesterol is remaining at safe levels.
Hepatic Function Panel – A hepatic function panel may be ordered to ensure that your liver is healthy enough to undergo the HCG diet.
Free T4 & TSH – Blood work known as free T4 and TSH tests may be called to check the function of your thyroid as well.
Because of the potential harm of attempting weight loss in an unsuitable candidate, all patients to be enrolled in Slimwell’s weight loss program must declare any mental illness (e.g. severe or untreated depression) and for eating disorders on the mandatory medical intake form.
Many of the psychological and psychiatric problems commonly associated with obesity are not contraindications to enrollment in the Slimwell program. For example, mild to moderate depression typically improves with weight loss. Nevertheless, our medical team must be aware of these problems before enrollment. In addition, Slimwell’s medical lead must ensure that any such problems are relatively stable or well managed before the patient begins a weight loss program.
Lastly, most psychiatric medications unfortunately have the very common side effect of weight gain and therefore, part of initial recommendation may include a letter to your GP or specialist to consider modifications to your medications. In some cases, this may include cessation of the medication all together. Most decisions regarding your ability to participate will depend on the type and severity of the illness, so we recommend contacting us since it will often be made on a case-by-case basis.
This is not true. The amount of hCG that one needs to inject to increase their risk for blood clots is 10 or 20 times more than the concentration that we inject. Those complications can be seen in fertility treatments and other types of treatments, but not the Slimwell program.
Yes, vegetarians can participate in our program! However, they will need to work a little harder to ensure that they are attaining the same amount of daily protein intake as non-vegetarians.
Yes, you can. Over 70% of our clients work out daily while on our 800 calorie program.
Slimwell recommends injecting only in the belly. The belly is the best place to inject because it contains a lot of subcutaneous fat. This injection needs to go in subcutaneous fat, not muscle.
In general, there are no medications that hCG would cross-react negatively with. We recommend declaring any medications you are currently on in your intake questionnaire to ensure this.
Yes, you can take Slimwell programs back to back! It is not possible to develop an hCG tolerance.
Diabetics and non-diabetics can equally take the Slimwell program safely. Blood sugar levels should not be affected greatly. In other words, one should not encounter the risk of hypoglycemia.
No, hCG itself does not cause weight loss. Without Slimwell’s calorie restriction program, hCG will not cause weight loss directly or on its own.
Yes, Slimwell is safe for teenagers.
VLCDs (Very Low Calorie Diets) may decrease levels of Ca, Mg, and K+, which can have serious complications. Slimwell supplements ensure these levels are maintained for your health and wellness.
While some people continue to lose weight when they have an infection—such as a cold or sinusitis—Slimwell’s recommendation is stop injecting until you have recovered, and then resume as if there was no break in the first place. Despite stopping injections, adhere as close as you can to the 800 calorie diet. We also recommend steering clear of sugar-loaded cough medications.
Firstly, Slimwell does not endorse the daily consumption of calories below 800. There is evidence to suggest that in certain individuals, the body changes regulatory and metabolic pathways to resist losing more weight when calories are that low.
Slimwell has updated an outdated program that was, in large part, based on myth. We have developed a new program in keeping with current evidence-based medicine, and backed by body composition analysis testing.
Restricted Slimwell foods are those that contain carbohydrates, sugar, oils outside of those used for cooking (1 tbsp allowed), processed foods, and foods with known preservatives and obesogens.
Obesogens are foreign compounds found abundantly in food packaging, that disrupt the balance of proper lipid metabolism and alter metabolic set points—thus promoting obesity.
In general, you can’t. But to minimize exposure to obesogens, Slimwell recommends preparing your own foods from fresh ingredients, avoiding packaged foods, minimizing canned foods, and drinking out of BPA-free plastics.
While some clients may be successful doing so, eating out would most likely negatively impact your program. It is not recommended that you eat out while on our program, as you cannot control the calories, protein, or volume of the food.
hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and SlimWell uses only prescribed, medical-grade hCG.
Yes, hCG is a schedule 2 medication and Slimwell requires a prescription. If you have ever purchased hCG without a prescription, it is almost certain that it contains none of the actual hormone.
Clients who require a lot of weight loss will often do back to back Slimwell programs.
VLCD stands for Very Low Calorie Diet, and the caloric definition of a VCLD at Slimwell is 800 calories or less.
No! Slimwell utilizes only pure, medical-grade hCG in Canada. We never use imported hCG.
At very high doses, hCG is rarely—if ever—used as a sole treatment for fertility. hCG at the very low dose that we use will not increase your chances of pregnancy.
If you follow the Slimwell diet, and continue to eat properly after completing the diet, you should stay within 2 pounds of your end weight. Gaining weight afterwards reflects returning to old lifestyle habits.
Wrong. In Slimwell’s Phase 2, you are on a very strict calorie count and that prevents you for over-consuming foods that are easy to east too much of. Now that you are eating full calories, you are more at risk to eat 4 juicy and sweet oranges (with lots of sugar) and have the weight creep up.
Firstly, Slimwell clients know how difficult it can be to completely stay away from carbohydrates. Our dishes are professionally prepared and contain exact amounts of each ingredient. It is highly unlikely that we can create a dish at home as flavourful as the ones provided, that has the quota for protein and calories under 250 while offering a meat and three veggies.
You can! Great substitutes for typical pasta made from wheat and other grains are miracle noodles and zoodles (prepared from spiralized zucchini).
Slimwell Forskolin is an extract that comes from the Coleus plant found in India. This plant has been consumed for centuries as a holistic metabolic enhancer promoting weight loss.
Though controversial, a study published in the Journal of Obesity Research concluded that Forskolin is a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment and management of obesity. The controlled group experienced reduced body fat percentage, reduced fat mass, and an increase in lean body mass. Slimwell patients have reported additional weight loss when adding Slimwell Forskolin to their program supplements.
Wake up, have a bowel movement if possible, shower, weigh yourself (without clothing), perform injection(s), take your supplements, record your weight, and check in with your Slimwell app!
Take one capsule of SlimWell Garcinia 30 minutes prior to a meal with water, twice per day
Take one capsule of Slimwell Forskolin twice a day.
We recommend taking Slimwell’s minerals (Ca, Mg, K) in the morning.
Most dieters do not experience any symptoms while on our program, but occasionally Slimwell dieters will report feeling headaches, lightheadedness, and hunger for the initial few days of the program. These symptoms, if present, subside 72-96 hours into the program.
The symptoms are most likely from the calorie reduction and the withdrawal of carbohydrates, sugars, and preservatives from your body.
While hCG is legal, the FDA has not approved hCG specifically for use as a weight loss treatment.
It is more than possible—it is highly likely that this is the pathway that hCG affects. The hypothalamus has a very closely related hormone known as luteinizing hormone (LH) that it secretes, targeting the pituitary gland. hCG affects the body in a similar manner.
The hypothalamus is the gland that moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and overall metabolic rate. hCG largely influences the hypothalamus.
When you receive your Slimwell program kit, please store hCG cards in the fridge and keep the B vitamin at room temperature in the dark.
This is myth—there is no science to back this up.
The results of a 7,000 person poll conducted by HDI showed an average daily weight loss of .5 to 1 pound per day. It is important to note, however, that everyone is different and results may vary based on individual’s protocol, food and recipe choices.
BMR can be responsible for 70% of the calories burned per day. The primary organ responsible for regulating metabolism is the hypothalamus.
Slimwell has no restriction on the use of salt.
No, since catabolism of your fat reserves make up the rest of the calories your body requires. In other words, Slimwell clients begin to burn the fat, which acts as a source of energy in place of food.
The idea behind hCG and metabolism comes from the fact that the receptors for the hCG molecule are found in the brain’s hypothalamus gland.
You will normally receive the Slimwell package the very next business day after the order was placed.
Dieters are permitted to cook with small amounts of low calorie oils; 1-2 tbsp should be sufficient for most recipes. Good examples of permitted oils include extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Coconut oil, in particular, is highly recommended.
Please note that heat can destroy the beneficial fats in some oils. Polyunsaturated fats are the most fragile and are not recommended for cooking. Coconut oil and olive oil, which are mainly saturated fats, are able to withstand higher temperatures than other oils—making them some of the best oils for cooking.
We never recommend frying, as this will require a lot of oil, and therefore you will consume large amounts of needless calories that will stall your program.
We understand that there are times when you must miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations for work or family. However, when you do not call to cancel an appointment, you may be preventing another client from getting started sooner. Conversely, the situation may arise where another client fails to cancel and we are unable to schedule you for a visit. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours. No shows will result in a $50 charge.
If you are unsure whether or not the Slimwell Program is right for you, Slimwell offers a FREE no-obligation consultation with one of our nurses.