If you’ve done even a minimal amount of research on the best ways to lose weight, then you’ve undoubtedly come across the term “portion control” numerous times. It makes sense, right? To lose weight, you eat less. But that laughably simple concept is one of the most difficult to put into action.

Many of us are so accustomed to eating large amounts of food that scaling back can feel less like a healthy choice and more like deprivation. For some of us, attempts at portion control just set free a ravenous hunger with the power to ruin the day.  

At Hadi Body, we understand how difficult it is to make those lifestyle changes that lead to healthy weight loss. And as much as we’d love to tell you that it’s possible to lose weight and eat huge mounds of food for every meal, we just can’t. (Unless you’re Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, who eats a whopping 10,000 calories a day when he’s racing or training.)

The good news is that appetite suppressants can help you jumpstart your weight loss while you become accustomed to eating smaller portions. Appetite suppressants are products that manipulate the hormonal and chemical processes in your body that control feelings of hunger and fullness.

At Hadi Body, we offer four different appetite suppressants. Each works a little differently, enabling us to customize a weight loss plan just for you. Read on for more information about these four appetite suppressants and how they work.


Phentermine causes the brain to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. These are chemicals normally released after eating, so your cravings and hunger subside, and you feel more satiated and calmer.  


Bontril stimulates the central nervous system, elevating your blood pressure and heart rate, and signaling to your brain that you’re in an elevated state of activity. This curbs your appetite and induces a higher rate of fat burning.


Tenuate works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and releasing the neurotransmitters that help decrease your appetite. Like Bontril, it also stimulates the central nervous system, increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Many patients also experience an unplift in energy and focus that helps strengthen their exercise program.


Metaformin was originally created to treat diabetes, but it has also proven effective in reducing hunger in non-diabetics. Blood sugar levels affect how hungry and energetic we feel, and whether we burn fat or store it. Metaformin reduces the liver’s production of glucose and lowers blood sugar levels in the body. So it helps you burn more fat and feel less hungry!

Appetite suppressants work, but you have to, too!

In order to help you lose weight safely, all appetite suppressants and weight loss medications must be used in combination with a balanced diet and regular exercise.  At Hadi Body in El Cajon, healthy weight loss is our specialty. Our medical team will create a customized plan and work alongside you, providing you with the tools, information, and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.  

Give us a call or drop by to schedule a consultation today.

Let’s jumpstart your weight loss and get you on the road to a healthier, more vibrant you!

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