Questions Patients Ask About Weight Loss

Q: Do I need to take a medication for weight loss before I can lose weight?

A: Yes, most people need a prescription medicine like Phentermine or Adipex to begin losing weight.

Many people have tried to lose weight, believing that if they exercise more and “eat healthier” foods, they will lose weight. Healthy eating is important. But, the simple fact is, it’s hard to lose more than a few pounds this way, and usually this kind of weight loss is temporary. Our Ft. Lee weight loss doctor answers many of your questions about weight loss in this video:

You can also read more here: Do I need medication for weight loss?

Q: Are there certain foods to avoid if I want to lose weight?

A: Our trusted weight loss physician provides a program for his patients that involves eating the same foods that they have always eaten, although limiting your intake of carbohydrates is suggested. However, despite this encouragement to eat a low carb diet, there are no specific food restrictions.

The overall focus of the program is staying on a 1200 calorie diet plan, which is easy to do with a prescription for Phentermine. Our medical weight loss program focuses on the total number of calories, not the type of calories.

The program includes a prescription for Phentermine or another appetite suppressant, as long as you have a blood test and a physical exam by the weight loss doctor, who is a licensed medical doctor.

You can get more information about the types of food you can eat, and how to follow a sensible meal plan for this weight loss program here: Lose Weight and Eat the Foods You Love.

Q: If I want to lose weight, does it matter what time of day I eat?

A: Yes, yes, and yes. Eating throughout the day rather than at night makes an enormous difference in your journey toward a slimmer you.

To maintain a healthy diet and facilitate weight loss, we recommend eating most of your calories during the earliest parts of the day, with nighttime eating kept to a minimum. Our program was created by an experienced weight loss physician who has done all of the research for you. We are willing and eager to share this knowledge with patients enrolled in our medical weight loss program. We’ve seen the results happen quickly for those who follow the plan, and we know our newest patients will achieve success as well.

You can also read more about the best time of day to eat, here:
When is the best time of day to eat when I want to lose weight?

Q: When taking Phentermine for weight loss, are there any side effects?

A: When patients take Phentermine as prescribed, there are generally no side effects.

Before prescribing any medications or beginning a medical weight loss program, our weight loss doctor conducts a thorough physical examination that consists of blood work and an in-depth discussion of your medical history. For patients sensitive to stimulants, our weight loss physician will recommend an alternate supplement, one that also helps to control appetite.

You can read more about the side effects of Phentermine here:
Phentermine Side Effects

Q: Do I have to work out to lose weight?

A: No. This is a common myth about weight loss. Many folks who are looking to lose weight have been led to believe that intense workouts are the only way to lose weight. The truth is, a healthy diet, limiting your intake to a 1200 calorie diet, and being moderately active is far more effective. These rules can be easily incorporated daily life. Even if you work long hours, or you travel, you can keep to this simple plan.

Understanding the facts surrounding weight loss is a powerful tool. Our Ft. Lee weight loss doctor is committed to helping people lose weight in the fastest, healthiest way possible, and in a way that allows them to keep it off. As an experienced, licensed physician, our weight loss specialist will educate you on the science of weight loss and this effective exercise and weight loss plan that can be tailored to suit any lifestyle. Our patients experience real and lasting results. More important, everyone at our clinic will take time to answer any weight loss questions you may have. We’re known for providing factual, medically sound advice about weight loss, with zero gimmicks.

To learn more about exercise and this medical weight loss program visit: Exercise and Weight Loss Myths

Disclaimer: The information we provide about weight loss and weight loss prescriptions is for your general reference. Patients should consult their primary care physician before starting this or any other medical weight loss program.

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