If hunger weren’t an issue, weight loss would be a breeze for many people. Changing your behaviors to support weight loss may not be a simple process, especially when food cravings set in, but it can be done. And a comprehensive plan paired with professional support can make all the difference. If appetite control is a major issue for you, you may want to consider lipotropic injections as part of your plan. While these injections won’t stimulate weight loss on their own, they do contain compounds that can help your body shed fat more efficiently.
At Delta Medical Weight Management Center in Southaven, Mississippi, Dr. Ulric Duncan and his team provide medically supervised weight-loss programs and injections to complement your efforts. Keep reading to learn if lipotropic injections may be right for you.
Difficulties with appetite control
Bothersome hunger pangs aren’t uncommon when you’re working to lose excess pounds. To slim down, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn through daily activity. In other words, you need to eat as though you’re already smaller in size. Your body doesn’t know this, though, so it’ll keep asking for enough fuel to keep your current weight stabilized. Increased hunger can also stem from the hormone ghrelin, which your body produces in larger amounts when you lose weight. This makes you feel hungry.
There are many ways to address challenges around appetite control, including:
- Addressing emotional eating behaviors with a professional
- Eating more fiber-rich foods
- Emphasizing lean protein in meals and snacks
- Eating smaller amounts more frequently
- Increasing your intake of calorie-poor, nutrient-dense foods, such as vegetables
- Prioritizing healthy sleep habits
- Staying well-hydrated
- Medications, such as lipotropic injections
How lipotropic injections can help
Lipotropic injections contain an amino acid called methionine, which plays an important role in metabolism, and inositol, a natural sugar linked with B vitamins that enhances your body’s ability to utilize insulin, which impacts sugar processing and fat storage. Paired together, these ingredients help your liver process fat more efficiently and discourage fat from staying put in particular areas of your body. As a byproduct, you may also experience decreased appetite.
Good candidates for lipotropic injections
Like all medications and supplements, lipotropic injections aren’t ideal for everyone and may cause side effects in some people. For these reasons, it’s important to work with a qualified professional, such as our team at Medical Weight Management Center, to ensure your safety and well-being. We can go over any related risks and potential ways to lower them so that you can make an informed decision as well. You may not be a good candidate for lipotropic injections if you have a condition such as anxiety, cardiovascular problems, or thyroid disease. Ideal candidates for lipotropic injections are generally healthy and committed to following a healthy weight-control and maintenance plan.
To learn more about appetite control or find out if lipotropic injections are right for you, call Delta Medical Weight Management Center or email us through our website. We’re eager to support you in your weight-control journey.