Have you found that you could easily lose extra holiday weight in time for beach season when you were younger? Has your ability to lose weight ground to a halt or slowed to a glacial crawl? If so, you may be interested in learning more about topiramate, a weight-loss tool proudly offered at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD. Keep reading to discover whether this prescription medication speeds up your metabolism, how quickly it works, and more.
Does Topiramate Speed Up Your Metabolism?
Yes, topiramate speeds up your metabolism. This means that your body will burn more calories than usual, even when you are sedentary. If you manage your diet appropriately, you can lose weight on this drug very quickly without spending hours per week in the gym. If you choose to exercise, you will find it far more effective for calorie burning than it was before you went on the medication. Here are some other ways this drug facilitates weight loss.
This drug is also known to facilitate weight loss by suppressing appetite. In other words, it will help you stick to your diet because you won’t feel as hungry as you usually do. Nonetheless, you still have to make a conscious effort to make good decisions. You may find that you don’t have the appetite to eat a double bacon cheeseburger and a large order of french fries for dinner. However, it is still possible to consume too many calories by drinking.
While this drug will boost your metabolism, you need to make sure that you are only drinking alcohol in moderation and accounting for your calories from alcohol in your daily caloric budget. This is especially true if you are not drinking straight liquor because wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages added to cocktails are usually high in carbohydrates.
An Additional Word on Beverages
It is advisable to stop drinking soda due to the incredible sugar content in soda. You can drink diet soda and lose weight, but drinking black coffee, unsweetened tea, and water will be better for your health than drinking soda with sugar substitutes and other chemicals. Also, if you want to drink juice, it is highly advisable to juice your own fruits at home. Most juice you can buy from the grocery store is highly processed and less healthy than homemade juice.
Finally, if you find yourself craving a smoothie, you should make your own smoothie if you can. If you make it at home, you can make it with frozen fruits and veggies in addition to fresh produce, so you don’t need to ensure you have enough ice ahead of time. If you get a smoothie at a smoothie bar, ask for it with Greek yogurt or coconut water instead of ice cream.
Topiramate also facilitates weight loss by reducing the excitation of the nerves in your brain’s addiction centers. If you’re like many Americans, you are addicted to sugar. If you try to cut back on your sugar consumption to lose weight, you may experience such withdrawal symptoms as dizziness, fatigue, debilitating headaches, difficulty concentrating, cravings, depression, and anxiety.
This drug changes the neural pathways in these parts of the brain, reducing withdrawal symptoms, including cravings and mood swings. Therefore, you will be less likely to binge due to anxiety or depression caused by sugar withdrawal.
Altered Hormone Levels
You will find weight loss easier if you take topiramate because it reduces the amount of leptin your body produces. Leptin is known as the hunger hormone and tells you that you need to fuel your body. This drug also reduces cortisol, a hormone known to cause belly fat gain.
How Quickly Can I Lose Weight With This Drug?
You can expect to lose weight quickly if you take this drug, but it may be between one and four months before you really start to see the fat loss in yourself. How fast you lose weight depends on numerous factors, including the dose you take, how much you exercise, how hydrated you remain, and how many calories you eat. The type of calories you choose to eat will also affect how quickly you lose weight.
Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss With This Tool?
You can expect to qualify for weight loss with this pharmaceutical if your goal is to lose a lot of weight quickly. However, to find out definitively whether you qualify for this treatment, you will need to attend an initial evaluation. We need to evaluate your current health, discuss your past health, and talk about the drugs and supplements you are currently taking.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that Topamax boosts your metabolism. It also helps to facilitate weight loss by suppressing appetite, inducing ketosis, controlling addiction, and affecting your hormone levels. If your goal is to lose a lot of weight quickly, you may be a good fit for this treatment. To find out for sure, drop us a line at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD if you are in the DMV area. We proudly serve Tysons Corner, VA, Falls Church, VA, and D.C. residents.