The foundation of a successful weight loss program is calorie deficit. Calories are units of energy. Energy is stored in your body as fat. Weight gain and fat accumulation are caused by consistently consuming more calories than you burn. Weight loss and body fat reduction happen when you consistently burn more calories than you consume. While this is a simple concept, several factors complicate it, including food products available to you, social and occupational situation, hormone levels, hormone receptor density, other genetic factors, emotional triggers, personal preferences and habits, and periodic cravings. People who struggle to lose weight are often initially successful but then plateau and fall short of their weight loss goals. Frustrated, old habits re-emerge and fat re-accumulates with weight gain. The combination of psychological and physiological changes required for weight loss are often too challenging to overcome. Weight loss medication may offer the additional help needed by relieving the burden of hunger and cravings for a consistent period of calorie deficit allowing weight loss. During this time, your adoption of healthier lifestyle and diet will likely be continued because you’ll feel better after eliminating the “junk” and carbohydrate addiction of our popular culture and Western society.
How does weight loss with medication work?
Different weight loss medications work in different ways. Some work by inhibiting the body’s absorption of fat from the foods you eat. But because those medications increase the amount of fat in the gastrointestinal tract, they tend to result in unwanted side effects such as flatulence, abdominal pain, and increased defecation. Additionally, because they do not address the amount of calories consumed in the first place, many people do not find them to be particularly effective.
The most common type of weight loss medications prescribed by doctors — and preferred by patients — are those that affect chemicals in the brain that regulate appetite. Appetite-suppressant medications can make you feel less hungry throughout the day and feel full faster on less food. They help you take in fewer calories without the hunger and cravings that often accompany the transition to a lower calorie diet. While appetite suppressant medications do not specifically treat the complex factors mentioned above, they do provide physiological support while you make the necessary lifestyle and behavioral changes to support your long-term weight loss.
Benefits of prescription appetite suppressant medication for weight loss
It’s important to note that there is no magic pill for weight loss that does not also involve a healthy, active lifestyle. But if you are committed to making the effort to eat nutritious foods and get your body moving, prescription appetite suppressant medication may be just the thing you need to lose the weight and keep it off. Prescription appetite suppressant medications can:
- Take the edge off your hunger while you make new lifestyle changes
- Curb your appetite while you establish a new relationship with food
- Manage your cravings while your body becomes accustomed to going without unhealthy foods
- Jumpstart your weight loss so you start shedding pounds right away
- Give you the chance to experience the feeling of not being controlled by food cravings
If you’re ready to see what life is like on the other side of your food cravings, then 10x may be just what you need. We provide doctor-prescribed weight-loss medication to prevent hunger, and we’ll teach you simple formulas for understanding food labels so you can shop with confidence. You’ll also have 24/7 online access and full-time support from 10x medical staff to answer your questions about which foods fit the 10x diet. We offer more than just a weigh-in-and-log-it program. We’ll help you learn to embrace 10x habits and make them your own so you can maintain your healthiest, sexiest weight for life.
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