Do you accept insurance?
Can I use my FSA/HSA for medical weight loss?
Where do you get your semaglutide and tirzepatide from?
What makes Riverhead Wellness different from other weight loss programs?
I’ve tried everything to lose weight. Why doesn’t anything work? Are medications really necessary?
Overweight and obesity are at the center of a complex interaction between our genetic predisposition to carry weight and the environment we find ourselves in. The overwhelming imperative for our bodies is to hold onto excess calories whenever possible to avoid starvation… we simply aren’t made to handle high amounts of calorically dense foods being available everywhere, all the time. Furthermore, the kinds of processed foods so ubiquitous in the modern western diet never trigger our sense of fullness, and often, make us hungrier!
If it was simply a matter of knowing which foods to eat, most of us would not have a weight problem. Unfortunately, the environment can be overwhelmingly stacked against us in terms of the food choices we realistically have available to us, the time we have to prepare healthy meals and the stress of a modern busy lifestyle. Medications such as semaglutide, tirzepatide and phentermine can level the playing field and empower you to make healthy choices for your life by reducing appetite and food cravings.
I exercise all the time. Why aren’t I losing weight?
The data on exercise is pretty clear: although there is no better medicine in the world for longevity and staying functional, the impact of exercise on weight loss in the absence of diet changes is modest at best. You may expect to lose 5 or 10 pounds with regular vigorous exercise, but real weight loss will only occur through dietary changes. Exercise has however been shown to be essential in weight loss maintenance.
I only need to lose 15-20 pounds. Is medical weight loss still an option?