At Viva Wellness, we are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals no matter how big or small. We use a series of pharmaceutical tools to help our patients lose weight while they cope with their craving for food. These drugs are dispensed only by our physician and aid in weight loss.
Current Prescription Appetite Suppressants:
These medications control the appetite and are designed to get patients jump-started on the diet and weight loss program offered at Viva Wellness San Diego. When taken under medical supervision, these medications are safe and have minor potential side effects.
Weight Loss FAQ’s
What Should I Eat?
Just taking weight loss pills may make some weight disappear for a time, but if behavior modifications are not part of the treatment, the weight will return. There is only one way to lose weight. Your body must utilize or burn more calories than it takes in from the food you eat. With respect to a successful diet, it is important to develop healthy habits you can live with for the rest of your life. At Viva Wellness, we recommend a balanced diet using guidelines similar to those established by the US Department of Agriculture. We recommend a high fiber and moderate fat diet with low sugar, starch, and white flour products. All patients taking prescription appetite suppressant medications are put on a 1200-calorie weight loss diet for women, and an 1800-calorie diet for men. The medications make it easy to follow these diets because you won’t have to fight hunger while incorporating healthy eating into your lifestyle.
How Much Weight Can I Lose From Weight Loss Therapy at Viva Wellness San Diego?
Over 90% of patients on our programs lose weight; however, weight loss depends on several factors including genetics, gender, exercise, and diet. Men tend to lose weight faster than women because they have more metabolically active tissue. Weight loss of two to five pounds a week is not unusual. More dramatic weight loss often leads to longterm failure in keeping weight off and modifying lifestyle and behavior. The prescription medications offered at Viva Wellness make it much easier to follow healthy diet and exercise recommendations.