Friday, December 2, 2011
While diet and exercise are a good start to any weight management program, it may not be enough to help everyone lose weight and keep it off. Your doctor has suggested a regimen which also includes Xandryn®, a prescription medication, to get you on your way to long term weight loss. It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a magic bullet in any weight management program. However, along with lifestyle and diet changes, Xandryn® has been scientifically proven with clinical trials to lead to significant and sustained weight loss.
It’s also vital to set realistic goals when it comes to your weight. Regularly re-set your goals. If you set your goal as a weight loss of 50 kg, then it will take a very long time to reach that goal. And remember, weight lost quickly is sure to come back on. Slow and sustained weight loss is the best solution. Weight ‘loss’ may not even be your goal. For some, the goal might be weight ‘maintenance’.
Xandryn® is a prescription-only medication that has been approved to aid in losing weight and maintaining weight loss.
Xandryn® is recommended for people with an initial BMI of 30 or more, or 27 or more with an obesity related health problem such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or controlled hypertension. Xandryn® aids weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness when eating, and preventing the fall in metabolic rate which often occurs during weight loss. Xandryn® is not an appetite suppressant, therefore you will still feel like having regular meals. Xandryn® does not affect the chemicals in the brain in the same way as amphetamines and is therefore not addictive.
Talking with your doctor
While some people may find the thought of talking with their doctor about weight loss difficult, the reality is that this is all part of managing your health and your doctor is the best person to advise you on this important aspect of your life. Importantly, a little preparation can make it an easier and more productive consultation.
It’s easy to be self conscious when you talk to your doctor, especially if you think your doctor will regard losing weight as a trivial issue. Actually, because of the medical implications of being overweight, your doctor is likely to be happy that you are doing something so positive for your own health and has more than likely been waiting for you to make the decision to do something about it.
It is vital that you make it clear why you have come to see your doctor, and explain the impact being overweight is having on your life. To get the best from your visit to the doctor, you might find these points helpful:
Make weight the sole reason for your visit
Losing weight is an important subject. If you mention it at the end of a conversation about a sore throat for example, your doctor may not think you are very serious. When making your appointment you might consider mentioning it is about weight management, so that enough time is allowed. Your doctor will also appreciate being given the time to discuss your weight loss decision with you fully.
Show your doctor you are realistic about losing weight
Losing weight needs a commitment from you. Explain you have taken a real decision to lose weight and that you are conscious about sensible eating and the importance of exercise – but you would also like to know more about treatments your doctor can offer and what other assistance they can give.
Tell your doctor about your previous experience of trying to lose weight
Describe your eating habits and physical activities and the hurdles you have experienced in the past that have kept you from sticking to your weight loss efforts.
Tell your doctor how your excess weight is making you feel
You have a serious committment to losing weight but it will help your doctor if you explain how being overweight is making you feel emotionally as well as physically. This will help your doctor understand the importance of helping you to achieve your weight loss.
Prepare in Advance
During the consultation, your doctor will ask you about your medical history, eating habits and activity levels as well as assess your commitment to lifestyle changes that they may recommend. By thinking about these issues in advance of your appointment, you’ll show your doctor how serious you are about your health and weight, and with ready responses, you’ll allow more time to discuss ways to manage your weight.
Remember your doctor is there to help and the more insight they have into your medical history and lifestyle, the better they can assist you with an appropriate weight loss management program. Fill in your activity diary and and take them with you to your appointment.