Pre - IVF Weight Loss Programme
£825 (RRP £1,350)
✓ Appetite Reduction - Lower your appetite for big portions of food using our dietary plan & coaching.Get Started
✓ Experience The Benefits Of Weight Loss such as improved menstrual function, improvement in conception rate and reduction in miscarriage rate.6
✓ Lasting Weight Loss - Maintain your weight loss by eliminating emotional eating & unnecessary snacking.
Medicated Weight Loss Program
The chosen medicated treatment is dependent on the outcome of your consultation. We offer Liraglutide, Semaglutide and a variety of other treatments.
3 Hours Personal Consultation with IVF Specialist Nurse
You'll get access to a IVF Specialist Nurse who will discuss your current journey, what your goals are and the best next steps for you.
True Weight Loss Diet Plan with Video Recipes
You'll be get access to our video recipes which cover all food preferences such as Keto, Vegan or simply standard balanced meals.
True Weight Loss Exercise Programme
You'll also get access to workout programmes that can be done at home using minimal equipment which makes it perfect to suit your busy lifestyles.
You'll have our team on hand 24/7 to assist you with any of your needs while you're on the programme.
What's included in the programme?
How does it work?
How does it work?
Book Your Consultation
Book your free medical consultation with our advisors by selecting a date and time using our online booking system
Consult Our Medical Team
Our nurse practitioners will determine your suitability and advise your on the best steps to take to hit your weight loss goals
Start Your True Weight Loss Journey
Once you’ve started your programme , you’ll have access to our members area, community and team of medical practitioners to help you every step of the way.
Does your weight affect your fertility treatment?
Overweight and obese women have more problems associated with menstrual irregularities, chronic or intermittent anovulation, infertility, signs of androgen excess, increased risk of miscarriages and hormone-sensitive carcinomas.Get Started
The regulation of the reproductive cycle is down to a fine balance of hormones in the female body. When these hormones are disrupted, it can lead to reduced fertility,
How does being overweight affect your fertility?
There are three main ways your weight affects fertility.
1. High Leptin Levels
Overweight & obese women have higher levels of the hormone leptin.
Leptin plays a very important role in your fertility because too little or too much leptin can be associated with infertility.
For example, leptin receptors in the uterus lining play a major role in how well an embryo will implant. If these leptin receptors are not present then the embryo won’t implant.
Obese and overweight women with a high BMI can have very high leptin levels but their body becomes "desensitized" meaning it doesn’t react as it should to this hormone.
This creates a poor environment for fertility, eventually leading to reduced fertility.1,2
2. Low Levels of SBHG
SBHG (Sex Binding Hormone Globulin) controls the levels of testosterone and estradiol in the body. In the bloodstream, sex hormones can be found in two forms: free and bonded.
Free hormones can be absorbed by the body and have a biological effect.
However, when it’s bonded to SBHG, it’s essentially inactive, having minimal biological effect. 3.
In obese and overweight women, the SBHG levels are low which can lead to too much testosterone which can result in weight gain, excess facial and body hair and menstrual changes.
It can also lead to an increase in estrogen, which can cause irregular periods, bloating and mood swings.
3. Insulin Resistance & High Androgen Levels
Insulin resistance is when the body has difficulty absorbing glucose from the bloodstream and converting it to energy.
This causes the body to produce more insulin in an attempt to maintain a normal blood sugar level.
Eventually the body becomes used to overproducing insulin to keep blood sugar level normal.
The high levels of insulin then lead to excessive hunger, increased cravings & in turn, weight gain.
The high insulin levels will also cause the production of "androgens", which are male hormones and one of their effects is weight gain in the abdomen.
Does losing weight increase your chances of getting pregnant?
Just losing 3-5% of your weight improves menstrual regularity, ovulation and fertility.Get Started
Studies have shown that weight loss for obese women has led to the restoration of ovulation, an 11% reduction in abdominal fat and a 71% increase in insulin sensitivity.4
Weight loss results in an increase in SHBG, reduction in testosterone, improved menstrual function, improvement in conception rate and reduction in miscarriage rate.6
How Can True Weight Loss Help?
In the True Weight Loss programme, we use clinically backed treatments to help you lose weight for your IVF treatment.
Our treatment programmes combine increased physical activity and healthier eating with a medicated weight loss service to help you lose weight.
A six month medicated weight loss treatment which included Liraglutide resulted in significant reduction in weight and improvement in quality of life of young women with PCOS and obesity.4
In addition to the medicated treatment, we'll provide you with home-based workout plans and easy to cook healthy video recipes to suit your busy lifestyle.
You'll also have our team of nurse prescribers on hand to answer any of your questions and a digital assistant on hand to help answer any questions online.
A study discovered that preconception intervention with liraglutide added to metformin increased Pregnancy Rates per Embryo Transfers in infertile obese women with PCOS5
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is best suited for this programme?
The programme is suitable for women aged between 18 and 76, but suitability is fully screened during your consultation.
Who isn't suitable for this programme?
Children under 18, pregnant and breastfeeding women and anyone who has had pancreatitis, thyroid tumours, type 1 diabetics or patients taking insulin medications.
What medication do you use in your treatment plans?
In addition the diet & exercise programme, our medicated treatment can offer Liraglutide or Semaglutide in oral or injection form.
However this is only available after a consultation with our medical team who will determine your suitability to the treatment.
What are the side effects?
Side effects can vary depending on the treatment route taken; we will discuss them during your consultation.
A very small minority of our clients (1-2%) have experience at most, low to mild nausea.
However, our medical team is always on hand to assist you and are equipped to handle any side effects that you may experience.
Are there any guarantees?
We cannot provide an absolute guarantee because everyone's weight loss journey is different.
However, our research indicates that 98% of our clients achieved a minimum of 8 lbs weight-loss in 4 weeks.
Do I need to notify my doctor?
You aren’t under any obligation to tell your own GP.
However, we may recommend that you do because we may request a referral from your GP if your medical is complicated or leaves any doubt to your suitability for the plan.
We will not under any circumstances authorise the treatment for you if we feel that your health would be at risk.
1. Karoutsos, P., Karoutsou, E., & Karoutsos, D. (2017). Obesity and female fertility: The bridging role of leptin. Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics
2. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (2011, April 6). Leptin restores fertility, may improve bone health in lean women; Treatment could help athletes, women with eating disorders. ScienceDaily
3. Wallace IR, McKinley MC, Bell PM, Hunter SJ. Sex hormone binding globulin and insulin resistance. Clinical Endocrinology. 2013 Mar;78(3):321-9.
4.Huber-Buchholz MM, Carey DG, Norman RJ: Restoration of reproductive potential by lifestyle modification in obese polycystic ovary syndrome: role of insulin sensitivity and luteinizing hormone. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 84, 1470–1474 (1999).
5. Salamun, V., Jensterle, M., Janez, A., & Vrtacnik Bokal, E. (2018). Liraglutide increases IVF pregnancy rates in obese PCOS women with poor response to first-line reproductive treatments: a pilot randomized study. European journal of endocrinology, 179(1), 1–11.
.6. Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano CM, Wang CC, Wang CY, Duggan CR, Mason C, Imayama I, Kong A, Xiao L, Bain CE, Blackburn GL, Stanczyk FZ, McTiernan A: Reduced-calorie dietary weight loss, exercise, and sex hormones in postmenopausal women: randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012, 30: 2314-2326. 10.1200/JCO.2011.37.9792