Are you struggling to lose weight but not quite ready to consider surgery? If you have not yet tried medication assisted weight loss, it might be worth a shot. Medicines such as Phentermine can help with impulse control, allowing you to make better food choices, as well as help curb cravings.

When added to a healthy diet and exercise program, these medications can assist with weight loss in patients who have a BMI of 27 or higher. (Don’t know your BMI? Click here to use our BMI Calculator.)

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Clark or Dr. Lee today to discuss your medication assisted weight loss options. Give us a call at 907-644-THIN – we are anxious to help you on your journey to a new beginning!

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, or would like to attend a free informational seminar please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Healthiest Foods

Tuna: Tuna is high in protein, vitamin B, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. But it’s also high in the neurotoxin methylmercury, so pregnant women and young children shouldn’t overindulge. For everyone else, tuna – even canned – should be a staple. Who hasn’t experienced the classic joy of a tuna sandwich? Top whole-grain crackers with tuna for a variation on the theme. For dinner, broiled tuna steak is a smart option.

Forgive Yourself

Scientific studies have shown that people who enter a weight loss program with a defeated attitude are not as successful as those with a self-compassionate one. Having compassion for others can come more easily than having it for yourself, but forgiving yourself for those inevitable diet slip-ups or missed exercise sessions and moving on can be the difference between long-term success and staying the same as you are today. Change the little voice inside your head to say positive things like, “I skipped my walk yesterday so I will walk an extra 10 minutes today,” instead of “I missed yesterday so I may as well skip today, too.”