Boost Your Weight Loss Journey with Effective Medications
While diet and exercise are the cornerstone of both weight loss and weight management sometimes medication can help us over a plateau or give us just enough weight loss to keep us motivated.
If you're struggling to lose weight despite your best efforts with diet and exercise, weight loss medications may be an option to consider. While medication alone is not a long-term solution, it can be a helpful tool in combination with lifestyle changes to kickstart weight loss and improve overall health.
Types of Weight Loss Medications
There are several types of weight loss medications available, each with their own unique mechanism of action and appropriate reason for use. The most commonly prescribed weight loss medications include:
Appetite suppressants work by reducing feelings of hunger, which can lead to a lower calorie intake and weight loss. These can be very beneficial for patients struggling with portion sizes or constantly thinking of either food or hunger.
Fat or Carbohydrate Absorption Inhibitors
Fat or carbodyrate absorption inhibitors work by preventing the absorption of dietary fat or carbohydrates, as the case may be, in the intestines. This medication is ideal for those that crave fatty foods or carbohydrates and cannot give them up.
These are medications that work on the part of our brains that make us binge eat or mindlessly eat.
Weight loss medications should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional and as part of a comprehensive weight loss program.
** These medications are not routinely covered by insurance and would be considered self pay