If you were an active kid with minimal health issues, you could probably eat anything you wanted without affecting your weight. And then later, if you were one of the lucky few, in early adulthood when your metabolism slowed down, all you had to do to get rid of a few excess pounds was make slight changes in your diet and exercise program.
But for many of us, even those lifestyle changes don’t seem to make a difference when it comes to losing weight. This is when it’s important to seek help because excess weight doesn’t just affect the way your pants fit; it puts your health at risk, too.
At Viva Wellness, we can help.
Our medical weight loss program has proven successful for many San Diegans who previously had difficulty losing weight. With a prescription of weight-loss medication, a nutrition program, and an exercise regimen, all monitored by a medical doctor, we can help you shed pounds safely.
One of the biggest impediments to long-term weight loss is the failure to make permanent lifestyle changes. What good is it to lose 50 pounds in the spring if you gain it all back in the fall? Unless lifestyle changes are made permanent, any significant amount of weight lost is usually regained before long.
The weight loss pills we prescribe and monitor through our program help give you support while you make the changes required to keep the weight off.
How do weight loss pills work?
There are many different types of weight loss pills. Most decrease your appetite and increase the feeling of fullness so that you’re inclined to feel hungry less often and eat less in each sitting.
One of the most common and successful weight loss medications we prescribe is phentermine, which has helped countless people on their weight loss journey to better fitness, more confidence, and a healthier lifestyle.
Phentermine stimulates the release of brain chemicals that curb your appetite. This minimizes your calorie intake and reduces the absorption of fat and starches into your body.
How to maximize the effects of your weight loss pills
As we mentioned before, phentermine and other weight loss pills cannot help you keep the weight off without significant lifestyle changes. Some of those changes will not only help you long-term, but they may also help boost the effects of your weight loss pills in the short term.
Drink lots of water
Drinking lots of water helps your body feel full so you eat less. But it also helps you lose water weight. When your body gets the message that its water supply is constantly being replenished, it will not longer conserve water. And when your body lets go of that excess water, you lose the water weight.
Dance, swim, play
The more you move, the more you’re helping your weight loss pills do their work. If you use the energy boost you get from your phentermine to swim or walk or play tennis, you’ll begin to tone up and change your body for the better. Changing some of that fat into muscle will help improve your fitness and help those lifestyle changes stick. You’ll feel better, too. And when you feel better, you’ll be more inclined to move it and shake it. See how that works?
Eat alkalizing foods
Broccoli, carrots, cucumber, mushrooms, onions, spinach, tomatoes, apples, bananas, and other alkalizing foods can help maximize the effects of the phentermine. Cutting back on unhealthy acidifying foods and drinks (alcohol, coffee, butter, soda, ice cream) can help, too. When you come to us for medical weight loss therapy, we’ll provide you with the right nutrition plan for you.
Follow the doctor’s orders
When you come to Viva Wellness for your weight loss program, you don’t just get pills and piece of paper telling you how to eat and exercise. You also get the benefit of a doctor who will monitor your progress and your health, and make any necessary adjustments in your dosage, nutrition, or exercise along the way. At Viva Wellness, we can help you maximize the benefits of your weight loss medication in a safe and healthy way.
If changes in your diet and exercise program have not been enough to help get you back down to a healthy weight, we can help. Give us a call to schedule a consultation or find out more about our medical weight loss therapy program.
At Viva Wellness, we can be the answer to a healthier, more vibrant you.