For many people battling obesity, appetite control is one of the hardest parts of losing weight. Weight loss requires both reduced caloric intake and increased exercise and movement, but intense cravings and the habitual desire to eat can easily stunt weight loss progress. At Hermann Weight Loss, we will help you choose the food plan, supplements, and appetite suppressant medication that will help you lose weight and keep it off permanently.
About Appetite Suppressants
Appetite suppressants are also known as anorectics. Some are available over the counter while others require a prescription, but they all work in a similar fashion to reduce your appetite and lower your overall food consumption. As you eat less food, you will place fewer calories into your body and achieve more noticeable weight loss. Whether you choose prescription or natural appetite suppressants, they will help to support your successful body transformation.
More About Natural Appetite Suppressants
At Hermann Weight Loss, we don’t believe in fads, but in supplements and medications that have a proven track record of success. Many of our patients utilize natural appetite suppressants to provide extra support during the beginning phases of weight loss when behavior changes are most challenging.
5-HTP, for example, is made from the seeds of an African plant and is now known to increase serotonin levels in the brain. This is the chemical that helps you feel full, so if you are an emotional eater who is triggered by sadness, joy, anger, or stress, 5-HTP can help you overcome those cravings.
For more information on the safe and effective appetite suppressants available to you during your weight loss journey, contact Hermann Weight Loss and let us help!
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Our Four FDA Approved Appetite Suppressants
If you are obese, you could be carrying something more than extra weight around each day. Obesity increases your chances of health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, making that extra weight not only uncomfortable and restrictive, but also dangerous. At Hermann Weight Loss, we recognize that sustainable weight loss can be a challenging task that is very closely linked to eating behaviors, which is why we offer four FDA-approved prescription appetite suppressants to qualifying patients.
The Role of Appetite Suppressants in Weight Loss
Though weight loss trends have come and gone, two components have always remained consistent: reduce calorie intake and increase exercise. But reducing calorie intake is not as simple as it sounds. Many people struggle to resist cravings and emotional eating triggers, which makes limiting calories a nearly impossible task.
Prescription appetite suppressants help to eliminate the problems of cravings and emotional eating by minimizing the desire for food altogether. Suppressants are only for patients with a BMI that is greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27 with the presence of a serious medical problem related to obesity. It’s important to note that men and women looking to drop a few pounds for cosmetic reasons should not utilize prescription appetite suppressants.
If you choose to add a prescription appetite suppressant to your weight loss plan, Dr. Hermann and her team will closely monitor your progress to ensure that you lose at least 5% of your body weight within three months. It’s critical that you take advantage of your time with a suppressed appetite to develop healthier habits that will help you maintain your weight loss once you stop taking appetite suppressants. Herman Weight Loss will guide you every step of the way with a customized weight loss plan that will help you keep your weight off.
We offer four main prescription appetite suppressants, each with their own benefits. Dr. Hermann will work with you to select the suppressant that will best match your body and your weight loss goals.
BELVIQ® received FDA approval as a prescription appetite suppressant in 2012. It will help you lose weight by activating brain receptors for serotonin, one of the neurotransmitters responsible for generating feelings of satiety. As your brain responds to more serotonin, you will no longer feel the desire to eat more than is healthy. In clinical trials, nearly half of dieters lost at least 5% of their starting weight, compared to only 23% of the patients taking a placebo. When used along with a healthy diet and exercise, BELVIQ® may help you lose weight and keep it off.
CONTRAVE is another prescription appetite suppressant that contains two well known medicines, naltrexone and bupropion, to help the brain feel satisfied while eating less. It is believed that CONTRAVE helps control the appetite center of the brain while also leading the reward center of the brain to change the feelings you have in response to eating. In clinical trials, CONTRAVE helped 17% of participants lose at least 5% of their total body weight in 56 weeks, compared to 43% of people not taking CONTRAVE. This medicine works most effectively when combined with a reduced-calorie diet, increased physical activity, and lifestyle counseling.
Phentermine is another prescription appetite suppressant available in tablets, capsules, and resin capsules. It works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and helping neurotransmitters decrease the feelings that create a large appetite. This medication is typically prescribed for a period of three months, during which time you will work with Hermann Weight Loss to adopt a lower calorie diet, increase your activity level, and seek behavior counseling in order to maintain your weight loss progress.
Qsymia is a unique combination of two ingredients blended into a once-daily bill that reduces your appetite and helps you feel more satisfied with what you have eaten. It has been proven to minimize snacking and overeating at meals, leading to the potential to lose four times more weight that you could with diet and exercise alone. Numerous large-scale clinical trials of Qsymia have been done, all proving that with a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, Qsymia can help you lose almost 10% of your body weight. Dr. Hermann and her team will work with you to ensure that Qsymia delivers the best results possible during your weight loss journey.
If you are ready to lose your extra weight for good and need a support system to help you reach your goals, contact Hermann Weight Loss today to learn more about our medically supervised weight loss programs with prescription appetite suppressants.