How many times have you followed a strict diet regimen, exercised regularly… and still had trouble losing weight? The fact is, many people find it difficult to remain dedicated to a weight loss program. We only have so much will power, and our resolve is often weakened by busy work schedules, stress, and emotional moments in our lives.
If you find it difficult to follow a prescribed eating plan for a length of time, you aren’t alone – and you aren’t weak! Appetite is one of the most powerful of human instincts, and following a weight loss plan can feel like an uphill battle. Hunger and cravings are some of the main reasons people tend to fall off the weight loss bandwagon.
Luckily, we can help you control your eating habits with oral appetite suppressants. In fact, we consider appetite control to be a necessary part of medical weight loss for many of our clients. May of our patients have found success using phentermine, a prescription strength medication that allows you to control your appetite and feel full for a longer time after meals.
Phentermine is FDA approved. As you already know, there are many weight loss supplements available on the market. Many are offered over-the-counter, meaning they are not required to gain FDA approval. Without any official oversight, these contents of these supplements are not regulated and their safety could be questionable. These supplements usually do not work at all, or they only work for a short period of time.
Phentermine, on the other hand, is FDA approved for use as an appetite suppressant. It has been used successfully for many years, helping overweight patients shed weight. Since the effects of phentermine do not wane over time, it is much more effective at helping you stick with long-term dietary changes.
FDA approval also means that phentermine has been extensively studied, and its safety has been examined. Phentermine is not right for everyone, and might not be appropriate for those with high blood pressure or heart disease. Sometimes patients with those pre-existing conditions can successfully use phentermine, but only under close supervision by a weight loss physician.
For more information on weight loss supplements, call our office to schedule an appointment. We could help you identify the missing piece in your weight loss puzzle, and help you lose that excess weight once and for all.