Weight loss medication helps fight many of the obstacles that impede your ability to reach your weight goals, like hunger and food cravings. At Prestige Weight Loss Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the team of health professionals prescribes weight loss medication to help you succeed in your efforts to get to a healthier weight. Find out more by calling or scheduling an appointment online today.
Weight loss medications are prescription drugs that help people lose weight. These medications work by making you feel less hungry, fill up faster, or reduce fat absorption from the food you eat (decreasing calorie absorption).
Despite what many commercial weight-loss programs proclaim, weight loss is hard. Yes, you need to eat less and move more, but calories aren’t the only thing you need to change to reach your goal weight.
Creating new eating and lifestyle habits is essential to losing weight and keeping it off. Hunger and food cravings make it hard to stick to a diet. Weight loss medication curbs your appetite and the urge to eat high-fat, high-sugar foods, making it easier for you to make the lifestyle changes that lead to long-term weight management.
The team at Prestige Weight Loss Clinic determines if you’re a candidate for weight loss medication after your initial consultation.
They may recommend weight loss medication if you're an adult with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or you have a BMI of 27 or higher with weight-related health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure.
The team may start with nutritional management and a specialized exercise plan before prescribing weight loss medication. They may suggest these prescription medications if you struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise.
You must continue to follow your nutrition program and exercise plan when taking weight loss medication to get results.
How long you take weight loss medication depends. If the drugs help you lose weight and keep it off and cause no serious side effects, the team at Prestige Weight Loss Clinic may recommend you continue on the medication indefinitely.
If you fail to lose at least 5% of your weight after 12 weeks of taking the weight loss medication, the team may discontinue the prescription and suggest other methods for helping you reach your weight goals.
Weight loss medication can help you lose weight and keep it off. Find out how it might benefit you by calling Prestige Weight Loss Clinic or scheduling an appointment online today.