Posted 22 July 2020
in Weight Loss
Does Saxenda reduce your appetite?
It's been a good start to the weight loss
journey using Saxenda. Lost a couple of pounds and managed to reduce my
appetite from gargantuan to semi reasonable at meal times.
There is just one little thing which is
more of a challenge... I eat when I'm not hungry. All the usual things which
will be familiar to some. Here's just a few:
- It's 11am & I need something with my coffee.
- I've had a really busy afternoon & I need something to make me feel better.
- I'm driving home & it will be ages until dinner.
- I was 'good' at dinner time so I can have something now.
- Can you add to my list?
Get the picture? This has to be a
discussion with my brain to tell it food is not a therapy and I need to manage
the emotions which cause me to turn to food for comfort. No appetite
suppressant can do this for me but I can
Does the jab help with cravings?
Here's the question my brain has to
answer 'Are you really hungry or is it something else?'
I also have a cunning plan to help me to
overcome the habits which led me to become overweight in the first place. One
step at a time and all that. Replacements. These emotions don't go away
overnight so in these moments of madness I need to have a replacement which
does not amount to 500-1000 calories.
OK so emotional eating plan in place.
How do I use the pen?
What about Saxenda I hear you ask. It's a
doddle and really explicit directions in written form and in video format help
enormously. A little daily jab in the soft tissue area and it's all done and
you really don't feel a thing.
I didn't feel too much of a difference
through this first week but as of yesterday I increased my dose as per the
instructions and I can feel a change in my appetite for the better. Who knew I
could eat a normal portion and leave a little?
Parting thoughts are that food really
isn't a therapy and if you're having some challenging emotions you need to
learn to deal with them and until you do- find some lower calorie replacements!
Until next week, take good care x
Some helpful links :-
NHS weight loss plan https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/start-the-nhs-weight-loss-plan/
Saxenda food diary [Adobe PDF, 2MB]