When you are during a weight loss process it is possible that the doctor or the nutritionist indicates, in addition to healthy eating and physical activity, the intake of any medication or natural remedy that helps speed up the metabolism, burn the Accumulated fat, inhibit the absorption of fat in the intestine, decrease appetite, control anxiety or to combat fluid retention in the body. Some natural remedies such as green tea, chitosan, and goji berries are excellent for weight loss. There are also pharmacy medications such as Saxenda and Orlistat, it being important that the medication is indicated by a doctor since the type of medication and the dose will depend on the individual needs of the person.
Some of the medications that can be used to lose weight and that are sold in pharmacies under medical prescription are:
Sibutramine acts by decreasing hunger and making the feeling of satiety reach the brain faster, helping to control the amount of food eaten. In this way, this medicine can be used as the first treatment in people with obesity. It should be noted that in some Latin American countries its use has been restricted, due to its side effects.
This medicine should not be used by pregnant women, breastfeeding women and in cases of heart disease, anorexia, bulimia, use of nasal decongestants and antidepressants. See side effects in Sibutramine.
It is ideal for: People who are dieting and who are obese, but in turn have a lot of difficulties controlling hunger and the desire to eat fatty or sugary foods. Indication: in general, the recommendation is to take 1 capsule in the morning on an empty stomach, but if after 4 weeks there is no evidence of weight loss, you should go to the doctor again.
Also known as Xenical, it acts by preventing the absorption of fats in the intestine, reducing the number of calories that are absorbed at the intestinal level, favoring weight loss and helping to control high cholesterol.
Orlistat is contraindicated in pregnant women, breastfeeding women and people with intestinal malabsorption problems or who for some reason have a tendency to suffer from diarrhea. See the summary of the medicine leaflet at Orlistat.
It is ideal for: to decrease the amount of fat that is absorbed at the intestinal level and to maintain the results of the diet. It should not be used as the solution to ingest more foods with high-fat daily.
Indication: it is advisable to take 1 capsule before each meal to decrease the amount of fat that is absorbed at the intestinal level.
Saxenda is an injectable medication and can only be used under medical prescription, but it acts at the level of the center of hunger and satiety causing appetite to decrease. Also, one of the effects of the medication is to change the sense of taste, making food a little less appetizing.
However, it should not be used by people who are not obese, during pregnancy, during breastfeeding or in adolescents, because the effects of the drug have not yet been determined for this group of individuals. See the leaflet of this medicine in Saxenda.
It is ideal for: people with obesity who have a BMI greater than 30 kg / m² or with a BMI greater than 27 kg / m2 but who have associated diseases such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes. Also, these individuals must be accompanied by a doctor and by a nutritionist. Indication: 1 injection of Saxena per day is usually enough to reduce the weight by 10% in 1 month.
4. Lorcaserin hydrochloride
It is an anti-obesity medication that acts on the serotonin levels of the brain, decreasing appetite, and increasing satiety, and that has few side effects. By decreasing appetite less food is ingested, favoring weight loss.
It is ideal for: People who are dieting and who need to reduce their appetite to avoid eating high-calorie foods and lose weight fast. However, it can only be used under medical prescription. Indication: ingest 2 tablets per day, one at lunch and one at dinner.
The best natural remedies for weight loss are herbal and natural products that improve the functioning of the body such as:
1. Green tea
It has properties to accelerate the metabolism and favors the body to use fat as a source of energy, and can be consumed in capsules or in the form of tea.
You should consume 3 to 4 cups of tea per day or take 2 capsules in the morning and in the afternoon, but it is contraindicated in people with caffeine sensitivity or heart problems.
It is a supplement made from the cell walls of some plants and is considered as dietary fiber, it helps increase satiety. They should be taken up to 2 capsules before each main meal.
Chitosan or also called chitosan is made from fibers present in shellfish skeletons, increases satiety and decreases the absorption of fat at the intestinal level. 2 capsules should be taken before lunch and dinner, but it is contraindicated in people allergic to shellfish.
4. Goji berries in capsules
This remedy is made from fresh fruit and acts in the body as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, 1 capsule should be taken before lunch and dinner. It is important to remember that despite being natural, these remedies are contraindicated in pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and people with hypertension or heart problems, ideally they are prescribed by the doctor or the nutritionist.
Home remedies for weight loss are the easiest and safest options to be used to help with the diet, especially those who suffer from overweight and obesity. Among the main ones are:
1. Eggplant water
To prepare, you must cut 1 eggplant into cubes and let it soak in 1 liter of water overnight. In the morning you should beat everything in the blender and consume throughout the day, without adding sugar or sweetener.
2. Ginger Water
You should add 4 to 5 slices or 2 tbsp grated ginger in 1 liter of cold water, drinking the mixture throughout the day. For best results, ginger must be changed daily.
3. Herbal diuretic tea
To prepare this tea, you must add 10 g of artichoke, horsetail, black elder, bay leaf and aniseed in 1 liter of boiling water. Turn off the heat and keep the pot covered, letting it stand for 5 minutes. Drink the tea throughout the day and continue the treatment for 2 weeks.
It is important to remember that all these medications bring more results when they are used in conjunction with healthy eating and regular physical activity.
Controlling the glycemic index of a food is an excellent way to lose weight without having to take medication and without feeling hungry. The glycemic index is the speed with which sugar or carbohydrates that contain food reaches the blood.
Eating foods with a low glycemic index, below 55, helps increase the feeling of fullness and reduce portion sizes, favoring weight loss. Learn more about the glycemic index of foods. See also how to make a low carb diet:
Some foods that have low glycemic index are lentils, beans, plums, oats, apples, whole wheat bread, orange, skim milk, yogurt, strawberry, nuts such as peanuts, merely, almonds. See more about the glycemic index of foods.