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.
Put Food Cravings Back on the Shelf!
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. After 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. One of the core pillars of our medical weight loss plans at South Valley OrthoMed are appetite control medications.
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. Patients can see big changes once those habits are combined with increased exercise and regular lipotropic fat-burning injections!
Phentermine for Weight Loss
The primary appetite control medication that we prescribe is Phentermine*. If Phentermine stops working, cannot be cleared, or the patient has a different preference, we have an arsenal of options to help each patient find the right medication for their goals!
However, it is our policy to not prescribe Phentermine or any other medication for just anyone. Research has shown us that when a patient takes appetite control medication without entering a weight loss program, that patient oftentimes does not lose any weight. The appetite control medication then becomes a tool for people to manage their current weight. South Valley OrthoMed is committing to breaking these habits to replace them with healthier ones.
If you are interested in learning more about appetite control medication, Phentermine, or losing weight, call or text us at (801) 566-4242. You may also fill out the request for a free consultation and we will give you a call back. We can’t wait to hear from you!
*must be physically cleared by one of our medical providers to take this medication.