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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter weight loss pill?

What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter weight loss pill?

Pill: Sorry to tell you, but there is really not an over-the-counter weight loss pill that is effective over the long run.If you really want to lose weight, decide to make a lifestyle change!the 4 key components are:excellent nutrition, consistent exercise, correction of hormonal imbalance and nutrtional supplements.Would love to discuss further in detail! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can any doc explain if weight loss pills really work?

Can any doc explain if weight loss pills really work?

Yes: Hi. The two recently FDA-approved pills, Belviq (lorcaserin) and Qsymia, do work, but the degree to which they cause weight loss is often less than people want. They generally cause on the order of 5-10% weight loss. That degree of loss may be very beneficial and can improve things like diabetes control. Nevertheless, they won't get someone with a BMI of 45 down to a normal BMI of 25. ...Read more

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Can my general doctor give me weight loss pills?

Can my general doctor give me weight loss pills?

Yes but ..: The best solution to weight loss is to reduce calories and increase exercise. Weight loss pills are largely ineffective as a long term solution and can have negative side effects. No pill can counteract poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. Making changes in these two areas critical for health. Sadly, there is no magic solution in pill form to correct problems related to weight. ...Read more

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Morbidly obese at now 334lbs and doc still will not put me on weight loss pill. Tried everything. I feel like he thinks it's a joke or doesn't care.

Morbidly obese at now 334lbs and doc still will not put me on weight loss pill. Tried everything. I feel like he thinks it's a joke or doesn't care.

Diet pills are bad: Your doctor cares a great deal. There is no diet pillar leads to real or lasting weight loss.. Many of them are also very dangerous for your heart. Perhaps it is time to see a bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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I have lupus and am considered obese I want to talk to my doctor about weight-loss pills what would you suggest?

I have lupus and am considered obese I want to talk to my doctor about weight-loss pills what would you suggest?

Functional medicine: See a functional medicine doctor, hold off on the diet pills. Stop sugar, soy, sweeteners, dsiry, eggs, gkuten, peanuts, and corn. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended & simple diet for weight loss?

Doctor recommended & simple diet for weight loss?

All you need: To do is get good quality healthy food and eat less of it than you burn off with exercise. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. You don't need anything exotic or expensive or with a name on it. Find something you can follow for the rest of your life. Weight watchers and similar programs can help w/support. Good luck. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see to oversee my weight loss?

What doctor should I see to oversee my weight loss?

Consider Help of MD: If you feel you have tried everything to lose weight and failed you should strongly consider seeing a doctor who specializes in bariatrics. You need to have a detailed medical history and physical exam and appropriate lab work. This lab work should include at least a cbc, cmp, lipids, tsh, & hgba1c. You need an individualized weight loss program developed for you. Diet and exercise are key. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended program for weight loss?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended program for weight loss?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.Be/awlfaalr_e8. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more