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Appetite Suppressants

When you just want to eat but know that it will make losing weight more difficult you may want something to help curb that desire to eat. Appetite suppressants can be that extra part of your weight loss program that helps you to be successful. At Just Lose Weight MD, we can help you choose an appetite suppressant that will work best for you. We have four convenient locations to serve you. Please call for more information and to book an appointment. 

Appetite Suppressant Q&A

Your appetite is the natural desire to satisfy your body’s needs. Every day your body needs fuel and nutrients to function and the body’s way of telling you this is through hunger and cravings for certain foods. We all know that when we feed those cravings and hunger a little too much, we gain weight. Limiting the desire to eat to excess or even limiting our eating to lose weight is where appetite suppressants help. 

Why choose an appetite suppressant?

Appetite suppressants help people who are having difficulty curbing their food intake. These are generally not prescribed as a stand-alone approach to weight loss but as a part of a program. Appetite suppressants are a good option for people who have not had much success with a diet and exercise program and need something extra to move them forward. They help to curb cravings, remove excessive hunger, and to curb the desire for that midnight snack.

Will I be hungry when I take an appetite suppressant?

People who take appetite suppressants will find that they do not feel hungry while the medication is in their system. The length of time these suppressants last will depend on what type is being taken and the metabolism of the person. Once the suppressant wears off, the person will start to feel hungry. 

When can I see the results from taking an appetite suppressant?

Results from taking an appetite suppressant will vary with each person. These will be dependent on several factors.

  • The weight of the person.

  • The age of the person.

  • The person’s weight loss goals and program.

  • The person’s metabolism.

  • What other weight loss tools are being used.

People can see results from appetite suppressants in a short time, but for most people, it will take close to a month to see results.

Who is a good candidate for appetite suppressants?

I you have a body mass index (BMI) that is 30 or higher, you are a good candidate. If you have a BMI of 27 or higher and also have a health concern like high blood pressure or diabetes, appetite suppressants might be a good choice. A good candidate for appetite suppressants is someone who is not taking antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, as there can be an adverse reaction when taking them together. If you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding. Or if you have a good diet and exercise routine, you are a good candidate.

Where is the best place to get appetite suppressants?

It is best to get appetite suppressants from a board-certified physician who works with weight loss. Working with someone who can track your progress and watch for interactions will make the process easier and more successful. A medical professional who works with weight loss will have a better understanding of which appetite suppressant will work best for you because they are familiar with the various medications available. 

At Just Lose Weight MD our medical professionals are experienced and understand appetite suppressants and know how they can be incorporated into a weight loss program to help you meet your goals. We offer appetite suppressants in Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Rockville, MD, and Fairfax, VA.

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