Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Weight loss drugs

Most weight loss drugs are for short-term use, meaning a few weeks or months.

One type of weight loss medication is "appetite suppressants." Appetite suppressants promote weight loss by tricking the body into believing that it is not hungry or that it is full. They decrease appetite by increasing serotonin or catecholamine, two brain chemicals that affect mood and appetite.

These drugs come in the form of tablets or extended-release capsules (pills that release medication over a long period of time). Appetite suppressants can be obtained by a doctor's prescription or bought over the counter. One common prescription appetite suppressant is phentermine. The FDA has also approved the appetite suppressant Belviq for long-term use in treating obesity. Side effects include dizziness, headache and tiredness.


The drug Qsymia combines phentermine with the seizure/migraine drug topiramate. Topiramate causes weight loss in several ways, including increasing feelings of fullness, making foods taste less appealing, and increasing calorie burning. Qsymia is designed to be taken long-term. However, it cannot be taken by pregnant women and is only sold through certified pharmacies.

Another type of prescription weight loss drug is a fat absorption inhibitor. They work by preventing your body from breaking down and absorbing fat eaten with your meals. This unabsorbed fat is eliminated in bowel movements.

source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/weight-loss-prescription-weight-loss-medicine

16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast

  • Tweak your lifestyle
  • Swap your go-to order
  • Skip the salty aisle
  • Have a 300-calorie breakfast
  • Run your butt off
  • Kick the habit
  • Do a purge
  • Healthy up your happy hour
  • Get fired up
  • Pile on the veggies
  •   Get fit in five
  • Downward dog it
  • Don’t supersize it
  • Save room for your dessert
  • Brave a new class                                                                
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  • Nix nighttime eating

source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20501331_16,00.html

How to lose weight?

If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds.

If you want to lose weight faster, you'll need to eat less and exercise more.

For instance, if you take in 1,050 to 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3-5 pounds in the first week, or more if you weigh more than 250 pounds. It's very important not to cut calories any further -- that's dangerous.

Limiting salt and starches may also mean losing more weight at first -- but that's mostly fluids, not fat.

I need to lose weight

  • Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get tempting foods out of your home.
  • Stay busy -- you don't want to eat just because you're bored.
  • Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the 'fridge.
  • Don't skip meals.

source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-weight-fast-how-to-do-it-safely