Put food cravings back on the shelf!
Appetite suppressants are a type of medication many people are unaware even exists. The idea that a prescribed medication can drastically reduce food cravings and hunger almost seems too good to be true. However these medications are the real deal, and can provide medical weight loss patients with tremendous support in making healthy adjustments to their eating habits. For patients who struggle with food cravings, appetite suppressants can make all the difference in the world. This is especially the case with people who live an active lifestyle, but have always struggled with proper dieting.
Overeating, or even just eating poorly in moderate amounts, can completely stifle a person’s weight loss. But after years and years of certain eating habits, the human brain tends to try and keep those habits going. This can happen in forms like emotional eating, or just the brain’s familiarity of when to demand food again. Appetite suppressants help to essentially re-train the brain to refrain from demanding food when it’s not necessary. That’s why appetite suppressants are one of the core pillars of our medical weight loss plans at South Valley OrthoMed.
How do they work?
By releasing a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, appetite suppressants keep the brain from sending out hunger signals. Those same signals are the ones that the brain sends out far too often for people with longstanding poor eating habits, leading to either continued weight gain, or stifling weight loss. For many patients, it can greatly reduce the desire for the unhealthy foods that initially lead to weight issues. Imagine if instead of craving pizza and junk food, that a salad and an apple would suddenly suffice for dinner? And all of that without a pizza craving still lingering, but instead just satisfaction for having eaten, and eaten healthy.
Some appetite suppressants also trigger the release of small amounts of adrenaline too. This may trigger small surges in a person’s metabolism, and also aid the body in breaking down stored fat reserves. Those aspects pale in comparison though to the assistance patients gain in making substantial changes toward much healthier eating habits. Once those habits are combined with increased exercise and regular lipotropic fat-burning injections, patients can expect to see big changes!