Can I not just exercise to tone up my body and improve my shape and skin instead of having the weekly treatments?
Exercise will tone up your muscles and we definitely encourage it, but unfortunately it will do very little to improve your skin elasticity or the stubborn layers of trapped fatty tissue under the skin which is often resistent to dieting. The treatments given in the clinic will target the fatty layers under the skin and improve the skin tone and elasticity. We feel that excessive weight amounts to more than just needing to lose weight for good health; it should also be about the optimisation of your body shape and the improvement of your skin’s elasticity.
Will I feel hungry?
Most diets make us hungry, short of energy and irritable. These are all symptoms we have experienced when we have not eaten for some time and they are due to low blood sugar. This is because as we cut our food down, less sugars are available in the bloodstream which then makes us feel bad and stimulates our appetite. Alevere is specifically designed to prevent this problem.
You will not be hungry at all, nor will you be short of energy and the use of the specially formulated nutritional supplements and the ultrasound treatments ensures that your blood is never short of sugars during the treatment. This ensures that you have plenty of energy and that you will not be hungry at all.
Do you prescribe drugs to make me lose weight?
Absolutely not. No drugs are used for Alevere. Drugs for weight loss are generally not effective and some have unpleasant and even dangerous side effects. In as far as they do work, there is often a rapid regaining of weight after the client stops taking them.
Are the supplements you use natural?
Yes – they are all specialised formulations, custom manufactured for our treatment programme from natural proteins from milk and soya sources.
I’m lactose intolerant; will that be a problem?
No. With the exception of the 5 ready made drinks, within the rest of the range of 41 foods, the foods with milk derived supplements have had the lactose removed so there will be no lactose intolerance problems.
I’m a vegetarian; can I still do the diet?
Yes – 34 of the 41 foods are suitable for vegetarians.
Can you treat diabetic clients?
Yes. We can and have very successfully treated many diabetic clients and in some cases the client’s diabetes has completely resolved as a result of the correction of their body weight.
I have high blood pressure and cholesterol; can I be treated?
Yes. We almost always see considerable falls in blood pressure and cholesterol levels as a result of the treatment.
I have a number of medical conditions; can I still do this programme?
As this is a medically supervised programme our doctors can amend the plan to accommodate individual needs. Your specific needs would be assessed during the initial consultation with the doctor.
How fast can I expect to lose my excess weight?
Clients vary depending on starting, weight, sex and their metabolic rate (which is measured in the clinic) but most clients can expect to average between 5 and 10 kg of weight loss per month (11 lbs to 1st 8lbs per month) throughout the treatment*. Some larger clients and men achieve faster weight loss than this. Our doctor will calculate your individual expected rate of weight loss during your initial consultation.
*Please note that weight loss rates will vary from person to person
How often do I come into the clinic?
You visit the clinic once per week for your therapist appointment, where you have your treatments and get your Alevere foods for the coming week.
How do I pay?
We offer a weekly or monthly payment option, which includes everything you get whilst on the programme such as your treatments, Alevere foods, doctor reviews, etc. The only item that you pay for seperately is the initial doctor consultation, which you pay for at the start of the programme. We accept payment via debit and credit cards (including American Express), cash or cheque.
How much will it cost?
The cost is variable depending upon the treatments you have, how much weight you have to lose and the speed at which we calculate you will lose it. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs and we will be pleased to give you an individual estimate of cost without any obligation.
How will I be medically supervised?
You will see one of our own medical doctors for a full assessment and consultation before you start your treatment. You will then see our doctor monthly and will be monitored with blood tests at approximately monthly intervals. When you see your therapist every week who will inform the doctor immediately if they or you have any problems or concerns.
Won’t I regain weight after treatment?
This is prevented in several ways. Firstly, the treatment is designed so that your metabolic rate is not suppressed during the weight loss. Dieting and reducing your food will often reduce your metabolic rate as your body shuts your metabolism down as a survival mechanism. This makes weight regain after dieting almost inevitable.
The Alevere treatment is designed so that this does not happen and your metabolic rate is kept stimulated throughout your weight loss. You are phased off the treatment gradually at the end to stabilise your weight and to prevent any weight regain. Your metabolic rate is then accurately measured and once this has been done, a detailed consultation with our doctor will ensure that you have all the information you will ever need to keep your weight stable for the future.
We will offer monthly follow-ups to monitor your progress and ensure you are not having any problems with maintaining your new weight and body shape.