Eating better and getting enough exercise is the tried and true way to lose weight and keep it off. Yet for some people, prescription weight loss drugs may help them get over the initial hump experienced while learning new good habits and shedding bad ones. At VIP Medical Weight Loss in Delray Beach, we can help you with your weight loss goal with our physician-supervised program.
Safe and Effective Weight Loss
Our Delray Beach weight loss program focuses entirely on helping you lose weight safely and effectively. We’ll start with a thorough assessment of your physical condition and medical history. Once that is completed, our team of health care professionals will customize a weight loss program for you. All programs are supervised by and approved by an experienced physician.
We’ll counsel you on nutrition and create a diet plan that still allows you to enjoy your meals. Likewise, we’ll structure an exercise plan that takes into account your likes and dislikes so that you’ll stick with. We don’t believe in starvation diets or extreme exercise at VIP Medical Weight Loss in Delray Beach; we’ve found that they are generally neither safe nor effective.
In addition to diet and exercise plans, your physician may decide to offer you weight suppressant medications. These medications are perfectly safe when done under physician supervision. We’ll make sure you receive the medication and dosage that works best for you.
About Weight Loss Medications
Most physicians will consider prescribing appetite suppressants to adult patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m or greater or a BMI of 27 kg/m or greater as well as one weight related medical problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes.
There are several common prescription weight loss medications. These include orlistat, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda, phentermine and Osymia. Before your physician who is supervising your Delray Beach weight loss program prescribes a appetite suppressant for you, he or she will take a complete medical history including information on allergies or other conditions, current medications (including vitamins), and other information such as whether you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant soon.
These weight loss medications work in several different ways. Some such as Belviq, phentermine, and Qsymia work by suppressing your appetite. Saxenda has the same effect but it does its magic by tricking your brain into thinking that your stomach is full. Others such as Orlistat work by keeping your body from absorbing about a third of the fat you eat.
Contrave works differently from the others. It is actually a combination of two different drugs, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone is commonly used to treat alcohol and drug dependence whit bupropion is commonly used to treat depression and to help people stop smoking.
Our physicians are highly experienced in helping people reach their weight goals and will be able to match you up with the most appropriate appetite suppressant if it is deemed necessary. All appetite suppressants may cause minor side effects such as fatigue, headache or diarrhea, but because our Delray Beach weight loss program is constantly supervised by a team of physicians, we can change your prescription at any time to help alleviate any effects you may have.
It’s Not As Hard to Lose Weight as You Might Think
Whether or not your physician at VIP Medical Weight Loss in Delray Beach prescribes appetite suppressants, we’re sure that if you follow our customized diet and exercise plan you’ll reach your weight loss goals safely and effectively. Our team of experts is there to provide the education you need to not only reach, but also maintain, your weight goal. And as you progress along the path to weight loss, we’ll be there to provide a supportive and encouraging environment. Really all you have to do is come to your weekly appointments with your physician and stay on the plan.
So if you’ve tried fad diet after fad diet only to regain weight after you stop or if you’ve said to yourself “I’ll eat better tomorrow” only to say the same thing the next day, then our Delray Beach weight loss program is designed for you.
In fact, we’ve found that newcomers to our doctor supervised Delray Beach weight loss program can expect to safely lose 5 to 7 pounds in the first week and an average of 6 to 12 pounds in the first month! Of course, results vary depending on the individual, but we are confident that you will be happy with your personal results.
So why “weight”? Call VIP Medical Weight Loss in Delray Beach at 561-429-3812 today to set up your first appointment. After completing our program, we are sure you’ll feel more confident, happier about your body, more energetic and healthier. What have you got to lose other than those extra pounds?