When it comes to staying fit and trim, a healthy lifestyle makes all the difference. Eating nutritious foods and exercising consistently helps build muscle, burn fat, and keep your metabolism up. But when you’re first starting out and the healthy habits haven’t taken hold yet, your appetite can get the best of you. Ignoring cravings is extremely difficult, which is why so many people end up in the cycle of yo-yo dieting.
Prescription weight-loss drugs are designed to help curb your hunger and beat the cravings while you make the important lifestyle changes needed for shedding the weight and keeping it off. 10x.diet provides you with the support of a medical doctor, safe and effective prescription weight-loss medications, and a plan centered around the healthy foods for which your body was designed. But how do you know if you’re a candidate for weight-loss drugs, and what are the pros and cons? Read on to find out.
Who is a candidate for weight-loss drugs?
If your weight is higher than it should be for your body size and shape, then you may be a candidate for weight-loss drugs. Typically, these medications are prescribed by doctors based on body mass index (or BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. The recommendation for weight loss drugs is usually made for people who have tried and failed to lose weight naturally a number of times and who have:
- A BMI of 30 or more
- A BMI of 27 or more and have weight-related health problems
Prescription weight-loss medications are meant to support those who struggle with weight loss, but they are not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise routine. For some people who are overweight, simple lifestyle changes come quickly and easily and are all that’s needed to melt the pounds away. But others need support while they transition into a life of better, healthier habits. The best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for weight-loss drugs is to talk to a medical doctor. 10x is a doctor-supported weight loss program that’s administered online. Dr. Steven Laverson, your 10x diet physician will review your information, answer all your questions, and prescribe your anti-hunger medication once it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for weight-loss drugs.
The pros and cons of weight-loss drugs
Not everyone is a good candidate for weight loss medications, but if you are, it’s still important to weigh the pros and cons so you know you’re making the right decision for you. Start here for a brief overview of the pros and cons of weight-loss medications.
- FDA-approved medications
- Safe and effective
- Turn off hunger signals
- Curb cravings
- Feel full faster
- Some limit the absorption of fat
- Aid in weight loss
- Losing 5%-10% of your body weight may significantly improve overall health
- May cause some side effects, such as drowsiness or sleep problems
- Not recommended for those with health conditions
- Some cause excessive gassiness
- Some may increase tolerance and lose effectiveness over time
Weight-loss medications are not meant to be taken forever, but some can be taken for an extended period of time. Others should be stopped after 12 weeks. People who shed pounds on weight-loss drugs but do not make lifestyle changes tend to gain back the weight after they stop the medication. 10x supports both your immediate weight loss and your long-term weight maintenance by providing you with a prescription as well as simple and easy-to-follow formulas that can lead to a lifetime of improved health and fitness.
Telemedicine weight loss with 10x.diet
With 10x, there’s no need to interrupt your full, busy life to drive across town to visit with our doctors. Our program is administered online, providing you with the support of a highly experienced and highly regarded doctor and his medical staff. With 24-hour online access 7 days a week, we’re here to answer your questions, help you track your progress, celebrate your successes, and support you in your weight-loss journey. A trimmer, fitter, sexier you is right around the corner, and telemedicine makes it so easy and convenient that you can get started today!