Medicated Weight Loss Programs
Weight loss can be a challenging journey for many people, especially those who struggle with obesity or related health conditions. Guided medical weight loss programs can provide an effective solution for achieving long-term weight loss and improving overall health. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of a medical weight loss journey and how they work to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.
Guided Medical Weight Loss Programs
Guided medical weight loss programs are typically supervised by a medical professional, and these programs offer a personalized approach to weight loss that includes a combination of diet, exercise, behavioral therapy, and medication. The primary goal of guided medical weight loss programs is to help patients achieve a healthy weight, keep it off long-term, and to improve their overall health.
Programs will vary from clinic to clinic, but as you consider the many options there are a few things to look out for:
1. Guarantees a very specific amount sWhile guarantees sound really good, and there’s probably a great spokesperson behind it, everyone’s situation is so different that offering a guarantee of a certain amount of weight loss is just not realistic. Guaranteeing some weight loss is okay, but there’s a reason so many programs with guarantees keep popping up and disappearing. If it was that easy to guarantee to lose 30 pounds in 30 days, everyone would be doing it.
2. Pre-prepared meal kits
There is a time and a place for meal kits in our busy and hectic lives today, but requiring them in a weight loss program is just setting up their participants for failure later on. Generally this is not a sustainable way to maintain the progress that you make during the course and to stick to the new lifestyle habits that you need to be establishing. Weight loss is a journey that lasts a lifetime and you will need to establish good eating habits that you can continue to maintain and afford after your weight loss program has ended.
3. No Commitment Plans
This is the biggest warning flag for me. If a plan is not requiring you to commit to real changes in your life and taking the steps that will help you to not only lose the weight, but to also keep it off, then they are just another fad diet.
What Makes Health + Hormones Different
Here at Health + Hormones we ask for you to make a commitment. This will include lifestyle changes, changes to the way you eat, sleep, and exercise. We ask for this commitment because only with these changes will you see weight loss that is permanent and lifelong. Starting these changes are difficult and that’s why we give you a leg up on the journey and start off by changing the paradigm. We will make sure your hormones are balanced the way they should be, and that you have the right medications to give you the boost in energy, motivation, and appetite to make real progress on your goals in ways that you have never seen before. Our program is for people that have tried program after program without success because of one factor or another. Our team is trained to identify the root cause of your weight gain, and then give you the tools to overcome it and see real lifelong progress. We prescribe over 20 different medications depending on your needs, supply supplements that may help, and give you an accountability coach to help you move forward through the tough times. Some but not all of the medications that we prescribe include:
Semaglutide is a medication that was recently approved by the FDA to help treat weight loss. It was originally used to treat type 2 diabetes, but is now also used in medical weight loss programs as a tool to aid in weight loss by suppressing appetite and increasing the feeling of fullness. It also slows down the rate at which food moves through the stomach, which can help reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means that it works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 is a hormone that is produced in the gut and helps regulate appetite and blood sugar levels.
Semaglutide is administered as a weekly injection and is available in different doses. In clinical trials, Semaglutide has been shown to significantly reduce body weight in people with obesity. In one study, patients who received Semaglutide lost an average of 15% of their body weight over the course of one year.
Mounjaro is a medication that is approved to treat Type II diabetes but has been clinically shown to be highly effective in aiding weight loss. It is a combination of two medications, phentermine and topiramate. Phentermine is a medication that suppresses appetite, while topiramate is a medication that is used to treat seizures but has also been found to promote weight loss.
Mounjaro is administered in tablet form and is available in different doses. In clinical trials, Mounjaro has been shown to significantly reduce body weight in people with obesity. In one study, patients who received Mounjaro lost an average of 8.4% of their body weight over the course of one year.
Mounjaro works by suppressing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, which helps patients eat less and lose weight. It also affects the way the body processes food, which can help promote weight loss.
Choosing the Right Medication
Semaglutide and Mounjaro are both effective medications for weight loss, but they may not be right for everyone. For this reason we prescribe a range of medications to best fit your situation and your goals.
We will work with you to learn about your personal situation and goals to develop a plan tailored to your needs. The key part of our program compared to so many others is that we help you to change the paradigm by giving you an unfair advantage compared to other programs and other attempts you may have made to lose weight. By starting with balanced hormones we help to give you back the keys to your life by removing brain fog, increasing energy, and driving higher levels of motivation. Then we prescribe weight-loss specific medications to help your efforts with diet and exercise to have an even greater effect. Lastly, we will work with you to establish an accountability program to help you track your progress with diet, exercise, well-being, and of course weight.
Guided medical weight loss programs can be an effective solution for achieving long-term weight loss and improving overall health. Learn more about our Weight Loss Program Here! Click below to get a free-consultation and see if our weight loss program is right for you!