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How To Lose Weight With Phentermine

Written by:Dr. Andre Posner

The key to losing weight with phentermine is to understand the concept that you are using the short-term appetite suppression associated with the medication to transition into a longer-term healthier way of living and eating.

What do I mean by this? Well, weight loss is hard. That is why it is a multibillion dollar industry in this country alone, and growing.

Before you start phentermine, you need to have an idea of the habits that will lead to your long-term success. If you take phentermine and continue on with the same food choices that lead to your being overweight, you will lose weight short-term, because you will be eating less, but eventually the medication will stop working and you will be right back where you started. So, it is critical, before beginning an appetite suppressant like phentermine, to first be cognizant of exactly what the bad eating habits that got you into a weight predicaments are, as well as to gain an understanding of what to substitute the bad foods with.

It is also important that you are committed to cutting out most processed foods, sodas, sugars such as candies and cakes, fried or greasy foods such as french fries, pizza, and cheesesteaks, empty calorie snack foods such as potato chips, etc.

Once you are able to commit to healthy eating and eliminating unnecessary carbohydrates from your diet, your dieting efforts may be initiated in conjunction with an appetite suppressant such as phentermine.

While it is difficult to transition into a healthy way of eating, and may be challenging for the first several weeks or longer, phentermine will ease the transition because you will be less hungry. Eventually, your body will get used to the new way of eating, the new portion sizes and caloric intake, and the new habits will start to replace the older, less healthy ones. Also, low-carb diets, in time, will also help to curb one’s appetite by virtue of their natural effect of keeping your own internal blood sugar stable.

Once the healthy habits become your new norm, your road to long term success has been paved, and you can be weaned off of the phentermine at the appropriate time in conjunction with your physician.

For more information about this blog or to schedule an appointment about weight loss, call Dr. Andre Posner at (215) 785-9677

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Doctor Andre Posner is a board certified family physician. He was born in the 1960s to Peace Corps volunteers in French West Africa. He completed his undergraduate training at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1990 and attended medical school at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his training in Family Medicine in 2000 at Frankford hospital. He is experienced in hospitalist medicine and has won multiple awards for his work in training and supervising resident physicians in the hospital setting. He currently practices holistic family medicine with an emphasis on weight management.