Use of Anti-obesity Medications like Ozempic, Qsymia on the rise. However one needs an expert to manage the recommendations and close monitoring . Anti-obesity medications are designed to help individuals who are overweight or obese manage their weight by suppressing appetite, reducing food intake, or interfering with the absorption of nutrients. These medications are typically prescribed as part of a comprehensive weight-loss program that includes dietary changes, increased physical activity, and behavioral modifications. Here are some common mechanisms of action for anti- obesity medications:
Appetite suppression: Certain medications work by suppressing appetite and reducing food cravings. They target neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, that regulate hunger and satiety. By increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters, these medications can help individuals feel full with smaller amounts of food.
Interference with nutrient absorption: Some medications work by interfering with the body’s absorption of nutrients, particularly fat. They inhibit the activity of enzymes in the digestive system that break down fats, leading to a reduced absorption of dietary fat. This can result in decreased calorie intake and weight loss.
Increased metabolism: Certain medications can increase the body’s metabolic rate, which is the rate at which it burns calories. By boosting metabolism, these medications can help individuals burn more calories even when they are at rest. This can contribute to weight loss over time.
It’s important to note that anti-obesity medications are typically prescribed for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or those with a BMI of 27 or higher with obesity-related health conditions. These medications are usually used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and should be prescribed and monitored by a healthcare professional.
It’s also worth mentioning that the effectiveness and safety of anti-obesity medications can vary. Each medication has its own set of potential side effects and contraindications, so it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication for weight loss. They can assess your individual circumstances and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for you.
Live Light Live Right participants are really benefiting from these miracle agents. Meet Tyler Morris – he lost 60 pounds in 3 months with the help of anti – obesity medication. This is only the start of his journey. Listen to his testimonial here. Call us and schedule your appointment today.
Eric Peña 13 year old started at over 160 lbs. A few months into the program and he is down to 135lbs. His mother is very proactive at following the recommendations of the program. We are so happy for them.
Our very own Malachi lost over 50 lbs in less than 8 months following the Live Light care plan. Lots of walking , moving around and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. He is thrilled and so are we Each one of you can do it with the help of our team. Call us to set up your appointment.
Niche Bryant is 15 years old and is doing so amazing in the Live Light Live Right program under the supervision of Dr. Dhupher. These two photos represent the incredible change in Niche from when he began the program from 2015 to 2019. Niche loves to participate in the exercise programs and including the special events. When Niche started in the program he was not interested in attending any of the special events. His mother always encouraged him and explained all the benefits to his health and wellbeing. His mom no longer as to ask him to go to events or any of the programs. His self-esteem is up to the roof and she is so proud of him. He walks with confidence now. It is working!! His blood pressure and stamina have improved. Niche is now top two of his gym class for most laps run in the physical test. When he started high school in September of 2017 something really clicked. He wanted to do better. He now strives both physically and academically. Niche is in the honors program maintaining a 90 average. I know it has everything to do with feeling better about himself. His parents cannot take credit for Niche’s success because Niche works hard at everything he does. Niche does not have any snacks or fast food on the weekdays and also himself one cheat day. His parents are very appreciative to all the staff including, Dr. Dhuper for treating Niche like he is one of her own children, Ms. Rena, for always making sure Niche has all his appointments and knows about all the events, Ms. Ebony for always making sure Niche is doing proper exercises and always encouraging him, and Ms. Kim, for always keeping Niche on his toes.
Live Light Live Right has partnered with the Brooklyn Hospital Medical center expert team of surgeons to offer weight loss surgery to Teens and youth suffering from severe obesity and its complications and have been unable to lose weight successfully with diet and exercise.
This is an excellent option for those who are motivated to take the next step and get their life back together
Please visit the website for the weight loss center and hear from one of our own her success story.
If you are 16 years or older and are considering weight loss surgery please contact Live Light Live Right program at 718-221 -1598 to make a medical appointment for a complete evaluation and referral to the surgical team.
The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.