For some, weight loss is easy; the weight just seems to fall off. Yet for others, it’s hard to get the scale to move even half of a pound. If you struggle to lose weight and are discouraged because it seems like the scale just won’t move in the right direction, we have a solution that can help you reach your goals. At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD, we offer Phentermine to our clients who struggle with their weight as a way to jump-start their weight loss.
Can Phentermine Really Help Me Lose Weight?
If you’re wary of weight loss medications, it’s probably because you’ve only heard the horror stories from people who have misused them. Negative results usually occur only when a weight loss medication is overused or taken incorrectly. When taken under the guidance and direction of our experts at Simply Slim Medical, Phentermine can stimulate the body processes and systems responsible for weight loss and in turn, help you lose weight.
What Is It?
Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication that is taken for a specific amount of time as a way to promote weight loss.
How Does It Work?
Like amphetamines, this weight loss medication works to stimulate the brain and the nervous system. When stimulated, the brain and nervous system are responsible for the increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and as a result, your appetite decreases.
What Does It Do?
Phentermine performs several functions within the body that all work together to help you lose weight.
It Raises Norepinephrine Levels
One way that this weight loss medication works is by raising your norepinephrine levels so that you can lose more fat. Phentermine affects norepinephrine levels, which are responsible for increasing heart rate and blood pressure, breaking down fat, and raising blood sugar. All of these processes work together to give you more energy, which helps you burn calories more efficiently.
It Affects Hunger Signals
Feeling hungry despite having just eaten can be a significant road block to fat loss because nine times out of ten, that hunger will lead to more food consumption. One way that this medication works is by turning off the constant hunger signals from the brain so that you’re not constantly feeling hungry. You will be able to eat smaller meals and not feel the need to eat additional food after your meals.
It Lowers Satisfaction Thresholds
Another roadblock to weight loss is overeating. Phentermine lowers your satisfaction threshold so that you feel full faster and longer. For example, while taking this medication, you will feel fuller eating the same meal that you previously may have finished in minutes and returned to the kitchen for a second helping. This is key if you have struggled with overeating and choosing portion sizes that accommodate your appetite, not your weight loss goals.
It Stimulates Your Metabolism
Your metabolism is key when it comes to weight loss. This medication increases your metabolism so that you have more energy and can burn more fat.
Am I a Candidate?
Do you have difficulty losing weight? Do you always feel hungry and rarely feel full? Do you always crave carbohydrates and sugars? Do you have low energy levels? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, you are most likely a candidate for this weight loss aid. If you are not sure if you would benefit from this weight loss aid, our experts can consult with you, review your health history, and determine if this is the right choice for you.
Suggestions to Follow While Taking Phentermine
Phentermine is not a forever solution. It’s not a supplement that you can or should take daily forever. It is a temporary tool that can help retrain your appetite, your habits, and help you change your lifestyle. You must use the time taking it to cement healthy habits into your life that will help you build upon the gains that taking this medication will give you.
Since caffeine is a stimulant, make sure that you limit your intake of caffeinated beverages while on this medication, as well as other products that contain caffeine to ensure that you get the best results.
Drink Enough Water
Water intake is underestimated when it comes to weight loss. Drinking enough water each day is important in helping you reach your ultimate weight loss goals. Use an online water intake calculator based on your weight and activity levels to determine how much is right for you.
Fiber is important for weight loss and is an essential part of a healthy diet. Foods that are high in fiber naturally make you feel fuller for longer. Eating high fiber foods is an easy habit to form while taking this medication so that you can enhance your results and continue to eat these foods after you stop taking it.
Sugar is addictive and is the enemy when it comes to weight loss. Even if a food is “fat-free,” it can still keep you from losing weight if it is loaded with sugar. Aim for low sugar foods or foods sweetened with natural sugars.
Alcohol taxes your liver and when it is trying to metabolize alcohol, the metabolizing of fat gets put on the back burner. Limit your alcohol intake and only drink moderately so that your body can burn fat effectively.
Get an Edge On Your Weight Loss Goals
If you feel like you’ve plateaued in your weight loss attempts, we can help. If you live in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia, and reside in Tysons Corner, VA, Bethesda, MD, or Falls Church, VA, and want an effective short term solution that will help give you long term results, contact us today at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD, and ask us about how you can use Phentermine to reach your weight loss goals.