Slender Wonder

Skin & Body Renewal was recently awarded ‘Best Practice 2011’ at the Slender Wonder Doctor’s Conference 2012.

Body Renewal Tip

At Body Renewal we have recognized that before one even starts on any body shaping program it is important that one is close to their ideal weight or BMI (Body Mass Index) as possible.

Once the initial 5 to 10kgs has been lost on the Slender Wonder program, one of the Liposculpture treatments such as Cryolipo fat freezing and Velashape 2 and body shaping packages can be started to reduce difficult areas of resistant fat. At Body Renewal, with a combination of treatments, in 6 to 12 months we can take a fat body and turn it into a slim body: firm, smooth and sculpted.

The importance of early management of any condition cannot be overstated. Once certain conditions set in and damage to organs occurs, complete recovery may be difficult to attain. Best results for prevention and longevity is early detection of a possible problem combined with conventional treatments, nutritional supplements and a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1Which Body Renewal branches have the Slender Wonder program?
  • 2What is Slender Wonder?
  • 3Why is the Slender Wonder/HCG medical weight loss program beneficial for men?
  • 4Why is the Slender Wonder program different from other weight loss programs?
  • 5How does the program work?
  • 6Why is one asked to attend a group session?
  • 7What happens after the group session?
  • 8How can one prepare oneself for more accurate Body Stat results?
  • 9How often do I need to return for follow ups on the Slender Wonder Program?
  • 10What does the Slender Wonder Slimming Program consist of?
  • 11What is the theory behind the Slender Wonder Program?
  • 12How does Slender Wonder Reduce abnormal fat?
  • 13What makes this weight loss program different from other programs?
  • 14What causes Leptin resistance?
  • 15Why choose Body Renewal to do the Slender Wonder program?
  • 16How is being overweight or obese defined?
  • 17How does being overweight or obese affect our health?
  • 18How does i-lipo Ultra LLLT work with the Slender Wonder program?

The Slender Wonder weight loss program is available in Johannesburg, Sandton, Pretoria at the Rivonia, Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Sandton, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

At Body Renewal we offer the Slender Wonder Weight Loss System, an HCG diet and medical weight loss program which treats the cause of obesity and resistance to leptin. Slender Wonder is a safe and effective weight and fat loss program that has evolved over 35 years with tens of thousands of patients having being successfully treated in South Africa.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) has different effects on the different sexes. HCG for men has a number of medical uses. From weight loss to testosterone production to fertility help, HCG has the ability to help men in several areas of health. Weight Loss, Testosterone production and fertility issues

Weight loss

One of the most well-known uses of HCG is for weight loss purposes. The HCG diet has become a popular way for men to lose weight. It is done in phases, each with clear and specific instructions. It starts with a loading phase where men load up on sugars and fats while starting the HCG injections. The injections continue during the subsequent phases. The triglycerides and glycogen that men store up during the loading phase help sustain them during the next two phases. The HCG diet can lead to a substantial weight loss and help men get back in shape.

Testosterone production

Men who suffer from low testosterone levels can use HCG to stimulate the production of testosterone. Low testosterone levels can occur naturally in the body or be a result of using illegal steroids. Whatever the reason for low testosterone, HCG can be used to help bring the testosterone levels to a normal level. Men inject themselves with HCG which stimulates the pituitary gland. This dispenses FSH and LH hormones that help kick start the testosterone production process.


Men with fertility issues can use HCG as a treatment option. Low sperm count can be due to problems such as a hormone imbalance in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. The testosterone increase due to HCG injections can help men raise their sperm count and combat their fertility problems. Interestingly, HCG is used in both men and women for fertility purposes.

  • Slender Wonder is a medical weight loss program which specifically targets abnormal and resistant fat, which results in slimming and shaping of the body.
  • A highly professional team lead by a medical doctor assesses every patient.
  • In your initial consultation, your medical history will be evaluated.
  • The doctor will then decide whether any blood tests are necessary.

The program is based on improving sensitivity to Leptin and has four components:

  • a low GI diet
  • Weight loss supplements / nutraceuticals in the form of capsules,
  • a daily meal replacement with a low GI health shake
  • Daily injections of a lipotrophic substance (HCG) that targets and releases abnormal fat in the body.

If the program is strictly adhered to, patients can lose between 8 to 10 kilograms a month for women, 10 to 15 kilograms a month for men, generally find it quite easy, and feel good with high energy levels. In fact, depressed patients have mood elevation as the Leptin levels "Kick in” 7 days into the program. Many of our patients have tried numerous other well known diets but find this to be the magic one that actually works. See our great results on

At Body Renewal we are results driven and all stages of the Slender Wonder Program have to be strictly adhered to:

  • On your arrival at the branch, you will be asked to fill out a comprehensive medical history form.
  • You will then be taken into a private room where the following measurements will be taken either by a registered nurse/ sister or a qualified and trained therapist;
  • Blood pressure
  • Random blood sugar
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Your BMI will be calculated as well as your target values for your gender and height
  • A Body stat Analysis assessment will be done which will give you an indication of your body fat percentage, total body fat and water content.
  • You will then be invited to attend the initial group teaching session

In this 45 to 60 minute session, the theory behind the diet will be explained which will include:

  • The 50 year success story history of the hCG weight loss program
  • The eating plan will be explained to include- what is consists of with regards to protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables and how essential it is to follow the eating program
  • how the hCG injections work to target resistant and dangerous intra abdominal fat
  • How to inject oneself in the morning
  • How the different supplements work together to aid weight loss
  • the various phases of the program will be explained : Gorging, Simeon B , etc
  • What food types and groups may or may not be eaten
  • Menu suggestions will be recommended to make the diet more interesting

During this group session the following will be explained:

  • How studies have shown that being part of a support group (your initial Slender Wonder group) is beneficial for weight loss success.
  • You will be acquainted with people in the group who have the same interest as you... to lose weight successfully.
  • No confidential information is divulged in the group
  • In this session- the scientific medical weight loss formula to this program is explained
  • It will be explained why one CANNOT MAKE ANY CHANGES to the eating plan as it WILL influence your results.
  • This program is based on the supplements and the injections which can be used on men and women. In fact men respond amazingly to the program.

After the group session, each patient will have an individual/private consultation with the Body Renewal doctor.

A highly professional team lead by a medical doctor assesses every patient. In this consultation your medical history will be evaluated. The doctor will then decide whether any blood tests are necessary and the following will be discussed with you:

  • Your weight and height measurements
  • Your BMI will be calculated and your target BMI and weight for your gender and height will be discussed with you
  • Your Body stat assessment results will be (discussed which will give you an indication of your body fat percentage, total body fat and water content before any weight loss )
  • The doctor will then recommend which Slender Wonder package will best be suited for you based on the amount of weight you want to lose as well as your budget.
  • You will be provided with a vial of injection fluid which needs to remain refrigerated. In case you are not going straight home, or won’t be able to keep the vial in the fridge at work, it is recommended that you bring a small cooler box with you. We can provide you with ice to keep it cold. It is important that the vial does not heat up at all.

For more accurate Body Stat results it is very important that you are as normally hydrated as possible. Ideally, prior to each Body Stat test you should do the following to obtain more accurate results:

  • No eating or drinking 4–5 hours before the test
  • No exercise 12 hours before: After strenuous exercise the body’s hydration won’t be sufficient – the body would have lost excessive fluid through sweat and an abnormally low fluid level will increase the measurement resulting in an artificially higher fat % than would normally be the case
  • No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before
  • Your skin should be at normal body temperature and you should not be sweating
  • Do not apply body creams on the day of measurement
  • In your group session, you will receive all the information and products required to start the program and your two–week follow up appointment, with our Registered Nurse or doctor, will be booked before you leave. This appointment will be scheduled and will preferably be scheduled at the same time slot as your initial consultation so that you can meet up with your support group.
  • These follow up appointments are held every two weeks where a booster will be given and your weight checked.
  • The daily food intake chart will be reviewed and if you are not losing the required weight, your eating habits reviewed. It is required that you bring your food diary back with you to your follow up consultation.
  • Any questions will be answered and you will be offered encouragement and support.
  • If you are not losing the required weight, additional blood tests and nutraceuticals may be prescribed.
  • The LLLT I lipo will be explained to you. This will help aid weight loss , circumferential reduction and insulin sensitivity as treatments with the i-lipo produce a " lean" state in the fat cell. A special price of R175 per treatment per 8 sessions is offered to our Slender Wonder patients (Normally R375 per session).

The Wonder Meal Plan:

This flexible, practical plan will help you change your eating habits without starving yourself. It is well balanced and incorporates a meal replacement shake to ensure optimal nutrition while you lose weight. The eating program can be easily followed by working men, women and school children. Patients with medical problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure have been successfully treated on this program.

The Wonder Supplements:

Containing the most up-to-date, natural weight loss aids, the Wonder range helps to normalize your body's fat burning mechanism, helping you to feel great with abundant energy and improved health. A natural fat blocker helps with the conversion of fat to muscle and inhibits the body's' mechanism to store fat and enables the body to use stored fat as energy. Daily Vitamin B 12 ensures optimal energy cycle functioning.

The Wonder daily Lipotrophic (HCG) injections:

Help improve sensitivity to Leptin and thereby help mobilize the abnormal fat which has accumulated over time.

The Wonder Support System:

At Body Renewal, we are committed to walking the road with you. Follow up appointments are held every two weeks where a booster will be given and your weight checked. Any questions will be answered and you will be offered encouragement and support. The beauty of this program is that you are not doing it alone...we are here to motivate you and help you reach your goals. We have seen how this program changes lives by helping one regain confidence.

In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat:

  • Structural fat which cushions our organs and is vital for normal organ protection.
  • Normal fat which acts as a reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw on.
  • The third kind of fat is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat from which the overweight patient suffers. Unfortunately this kind of fat is locked away and is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency.

The Slender Wonder program includes a low GI eating program that combined with supplements and injections (HCG), helps mobilize the abnormal fat which has accumulated over time. If the eating program is strictly adhered to, 300 grams of abnormal fat can be lost each day and thus the amount of days it takes to lose the abnormal fat can be calculated.

  • The most important reason for this is the fact that almost all other programs address only the symptoms, and not the real reason for weight gain which is resistance to Leptin. Leptin is a hormone which is formed in the fat cells and which regulates the entire adipose metabolism. Someone with leptin sensitivity can eat any amount of food without putting on weight, but when the leptin resistance increases, appetite and 'hunger' increases and metabolism falls with the result that everything one eats is converted into fat and stored in the body.
  • Slender Wonder helps improve Leptin sensitivity, reduce insulin resistance, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
  • Slender Wonder offers a stabilization period once patients have reached their goal weight;
  • Slender Wonder offers a maintenance eating plan
  • Slender wonder changes ones eating habits. As you know, any permanent change in weight must go together with a change in lifestyle - after all, 'if you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep on getting what you have!’
  • This is a diet based on kilojoules and an eating program based on the glycemic index of the food. Together with the Slender Wonder products (shake and tablets) as well as the injections, it is a formula which 'enables' the body to improve sensitivity to Leptin.

The Leptin resistance increases dramatically with;

  • Cortisone medication
  • Any hormonal shift of progesterone and estrogen. For this reason, some young girls are prone to obesity during puberty, women who are taking contraceptives, pregnant women and those who have had hysterectomies, especially when it goes together with hormone replacement therapy, menopause
  • Stress and anxiety increase Leptin resistance
  • antidepressants increase Leptin resistance
  • viral infections increase Leptin resistance
  • antibiotics increase Leptin resistance
  • Extended anaesthetics, emotional trauma and compulsive eating habits.

At Body Renewal we are committed to making the Slender Wonder program work for you and you are not doing it alone. We have a professional team consisting of highly trained doctors, registered nurses, therapists and support staff to motivate you and help you reach your goals. We have treated thousands of patients over the last 7 years.

We only use authentic HCG Medication and NOT any form of drops, homeopathic or not. Drops are not recommended to do on this Slender Wonder HCG program without the HCG injections. One needs the authentic HCG injections at the correct dosage daily to release the correct amount of ones own fat and calories to sustain normal bodily functions. Without the correct dilution of the injections on this low calorie diet, you will lose weight but this will come from MUSCLE LOSS

We have a very high success rate of 98 %. We have seen how this program changes lives by helping one regain confidence.

We have the i-lipo ultra LLLT machine which helps facilitate weight loss. This centimeter loss machine is an add-on to the Slender Wonder package and is offered at a reduced price for our Slender Wonder patients for 6 to 8 treatments.

We make use of a special machine called a Body stat analysis which analyzes your Body composition scientifically and thus your personal needs will be established. This is at no extra charge to the patient

We give tips and recipes on how to make the eating program more appetizing and easier to adhere to. We also have also the extra weight loss aids such as the Slender Wonder recipe book, aqua Cherry, variety of shakes and sweetener, to name a few and are for sale at all available at all branches.

We encourage you to also keep up with your support group that we place you with at your initial consultation. Successful weight loss depends on all the support you can get and being part of a support group has been scientifically proven to ensure weight loss success.

We give you a free Slender Wonder DVD to take home with you, to motivate you and also explain the program.

The first 7 to 10 days are difficult and we can provide you with natural and prescription appetite suppressants and psychological support to help you over this initial period.

At Body Renewal, you won't find empty promises, just real results. We believe that a complex problem such as being overweight requires a total solution and we have it!!

At Body Renewal, a wellness gene test can be done to exclude metabolic syndrome

At Body Renewal we have a whole team of highly professional Integrative/Functional doctors at your disposable. If your doctor deems it necessary at your initial consultation after considering your history and physical examination, you may be referred for a full Health Renewal consult. This would involve a separate 45 minute in depth consultation with one of our integrative doctors to investigate and suggest treatment for conditions you may have that may need to be addressed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Ask the manager at your branch for a separate Health Renewal consultation.

Obesity is a chronic disease affecting millions of people. It is defined by excess body fat and is generally measured by calculating a person's BMI (body mass index). If a person's BMI is 30 or above, he or she is considered to be obese.

Overweight is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) outside of the healthy range.

The BMI is currently the international standard for assessing weight.

BMI = Weight (kgs) ÷ Height (m) 2

BMI Categories:

Normal weight = 18.5-24.9

Overweight = 25-29.9

Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

Obese individuals run up to a 3 times increased risk of death- compared to an individual who is in their normal weight range. The life span of an Obese individual is shortened by an average of 8 to 10 years. For every 15 extra kilo's, risk of early death increases by around 30%. Healthcare costs associated with obesity are exceeding those associated with smoking.

Obesity is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Obese people are also at high risk for depression, job discrimination and other social problems. After tobacco use, obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable deaths. About 6 out of 10 South Africans are overweight or obese, and those numbers are rising. The number of children and teens who are overweight or obese is also expected to increase.

Cost and possible side effects of prescription weight loss medication have influenced overweight patients to seek alternatives including nutraceuticals and medical weight loss programs such as Slender Wonder to aid dramatic fat loss.

At Body Renewal we have recognized that the low level laser therapy LLLT body shaping device called i-lipo helps facilitate weight loss whilst on the Slender Wonder program. Patients who have combined i-Lipo, a low level laser therapy (LLLT) with their Slender Wonder package have seen great results with centimetre reduction and weight loss.

LLLT low level laser therapy such as i-Lipo has been proven to restore fat cells to a lean state without inducing cell death. The treatment causes the membrane of the fat cell to collapse allowing the triglyceride fat in form of free fatty acids and glycerol to be released and the cell returned to its lean state. These molecules can then easily pass through the pores in the cell wall to be taken up and transported by the body’s lymphatic system for metabolism into energy during the subsequent recommended post treatment exercise session

Reduced fat mass is associated with the synthesis of beneficial hormones like adiponectin, which promotes insulin sensitivity within numerous tissues. On-going clinical trials are evaluating the effectiveness of LLLT for potential acute and long-term medical benefits. I-Lipo LLLT may serve as an valuable addition to dietary programs such as Slender Wonder to promote insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes because a lean state is produced in the fat cell.