Weight Loss without Hunger
Maintaining a healthy weight is a key contributor to avoiding chronic illness. Each of us has a unique metabolism and physiology, and for some, weight loss and staying at a healthy weight is more difficult.
If you’ve been a subscriber to fad diets and the roller coaster of losing and gaining weight, it might not be just what you eat. Hormones play a big part in your body’s tendency to store fat. Leptin, a peptide hormone produced by fat cells is released in the body and helps you maintain a normal weight long term.
Stop Hunger and Cravings
If you are looking to stop your hunger and cravings, and have tried everything, the culprit might be leptin. Healthcare providers normally don’t test for leptin levels. Our Halo Doctors start the process of helping you get to a healthy weight by looking at your bloodwork and ordering unique tests that help us see where your hormones might be out of balance. The level of leptin in your blood is directly related to how much body fat you have. Leptin is sometimes referred to as the “satiety hormone” because it tells your brain if you’ve eaten.
Burn Fat or Store Fat?
If you’re eating fewer calories, exercising, and getting frustrated at slow or no results, you could have leptin resistance. Many people lose weight, then gain it right back. For people who produce too much leptin, the brain is signaling “keep eating and store fat”. It turns into a cycle that defeats dieting efforts because as you gain more fat, it causes you to feel hungry and eat more, even though your body has enough fat stores. Since it’s constantly stimulated by leptin, you don’t get the sensation of feeling full or satiated.
FDA Approved Weight Loss Medication
Semaglutide for weight loss is a game-changing drug that is highly effective for chronic weight management. It works by slowing down how quickly food leaves your stomach and allows you to feel full for a longer period of time. Under physician supervision, patients lose weight without feeling hunger or cravings. Halo patients are seeing great success and many can lose 10 pounds in two weeks when combined with just a few eating modifications and moderate exercise.
Halo doctors prescribe semaglutide for weight loss. It is injected once per week. Depending on your weight loss goals, the program is 3 months to 6 months. After your weight loss, Halo doctors repeat your lab work and get your hormones in balance with other natural therapies to keep you at your optimal weight. Contact us today to get started.