Dr. Siegal’s COOKIE DIET® Weight-Loss System Overview
The best defense against the bulge battle is a healthy — and sensible — diet blended with exercise. If those don’t work, speak with your physician. There are medical weight loss options worth considering — especially if your flab is affecting your health.
Medical options mean medication for weight loss. Medications won’t guarantee weight loss and medicines always come with risks. For some, the health benefits might be worth the downside. Losing around 10-percent of your weight can lower health risks from being overweight. Weight loss through medicating is not the easy way out. You still need to eat well and be active, but the medications may help you lose more weight than you would without them.
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America’s Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, has approved three medications for long-term use. They are:
Lorcaserin, an appetite suppressant, which will help you eat less. The medication should assist in taking off around 5-percent of body weight, but if you haven’t reached that goal after three months, this drug may not work for you. If this is the situation for you, explore other options with your physician.
Orlistat stops your body from absorbing around 30-percent of the fat you consume meaning your body takes in fewer calories. The unabsorbed fat can cause digestive problems such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea. Another downside is the possible blocking of some vitamins, so you’ll need to take a multivitamin supplement while you’re on orlistat.
Phentermine blends an appetite suppressant and an antiseizure medication. By itself, phentermine is approved only for short-term usage. Mixing it with topiramate permits people to use it long-term safely.
Once you’ve had a physical, it’s time to get started. Persons who follow a diet and exercise program while using a weight loss medication usually have the best outcomes. The typical weight loss is 10-percent, and most of the weight loss happens in the first 180-days.
If medical weight loss doesn’t work, then you should explore, with your physician, other options including surgery. But beware, most weight loss surgeons want you to have some success through medical weight loss before thinking about surgery.
Weight loss surgery involves operations on the stomach, intestines or both. The most common in America are:
The first operation involves an adjustable gastric band where the surgeon places a band around the top of the stomach restricting its size. Your stomach will feel full faster, and you eat less.
Gastric bypass creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach also, but the surgeon will reroute your intestine to this pouch so the way the body processes food is changed.
Biliopancreatic diversion is a complicated surgery involving the removal of part of the stomach and bypassing a lengthy section of the small intestine. The procedure reduces the capacity of food absorbed.
Weight loss surgery is a major decision, and your life will change following the operation. You will need to maintain a strict eating plan, and you may find your food choices, and amounts must be changed as well. Supplements will become a daily fixture to be sure you get enough nutrients. Despite all this, surgery isn’t fool proof.
If you don’t stay with lifestyle changes, you’re apt to gain the weight back.