Can my doctor prescribe me something to lose weight? The table below lists prescription drugs approved by the FDA for weight loss. The FDA has approved five of these drugs—orlistat (Xenical, Alli), phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), liraglutide (Saxenda), and semaglutide (Wegovy)—for long-term use.
What is the most effective weight loss program? The best diet programs for weight loss:
WW (Weight Watchers): WW (Weight Watchers) is the best “commercial” diet plan for weight loss. Specialists in nutrition, diabetes and heart disease think the plan is the easiest way to lose weight, and they rate WW’s eating principles as healthy and sound.
What qualifications do I need to be a weight loss coach? To become a weight loss coach, one needs to be qualified. One needs to take a certain certification course and get certified by it. One of the most popular of such courses is the Certified Weight Management Specialist (CWMS) course offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Does UPMC have a weight loss program? UPMC’s weight loss experts will work with you to create an effective plan for healthy, non-surgical weight loss. After being medically evaluated, you’ll work with a registered dietitian/nutritionist to create and follow an effective diet plan.