Losing weight isn’t easy. If it was, there wouldn’t be thousands of blogs and self help books dedicated to the subject. In a way, it’s simple- all you need to do is eat less and exercise more. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same metabolism and life can often get in the way when you try to make radical changes to your daily routine.

If you feel like you’ve tried everything but you just can’t get down to a healthy weight, all is not lost. There are many avenues to explore which could help. As well as receiving vital assistance making lifestyle changes, you can now buy Orlistat and other medications online from registered pharmacies like PostMyMeds. Read on as we explore the various different options available for the age old question; how to get help with losing weight?

Your GP can help

Obesity isn’t a trivial issue, and we’ve all seen the many news stories about how it’s become a national epidemic. Because of this, the NHS has put a lot of resources into tackling the problem, and a visit to your GP might be just what you need to give you that extra push in the right direction.

A GP or practice nurse can assess your general health and then work with you to put a plan in place to lose weight. If you’ve been trying and trying without seeing a professional, there’s a chance they can help you make new changes to your lifestyle that make all the difference.

The psychology of self improvement

We are creatures of habit, and permanent changes in behaviour are never achieved overnight. The psychological impact of talking to someone else about your weight problem could be very positive, helping to provide some extra motivation for you to stick to your diet and exercise plan.  

Your GP might ask you to keep a food and activity diary, so you can log what you’re eating and what exercise you’re doing. Keeping a record of this can really help you to see the improvements you’re making, and there’s plenty of evidence from psychological studies that writing down what you’re going to do helps you to actually follow through and do it.

Planning helps your brain to turn something daunting like losing weight into something actionable. Diet and exercise is a lot less scary when you break it down into individual steps, and sticking to a schedule can slowly transform what seems very difficult at first into something completely routine a few weeks down the line.

Weight loss medication

If you’ve worked with your GP to lose weight and you’re still having problems, they might recommend diet pills. Some of this medication works by lowering your appetite, but there are other options such as Orlistat. You can even buy Orlistat online, making getting help with weight loss quicker and easier than ever before. Orlistat reduces the amount of fat that can be absorbed from the gut and into your body tissue by blocking the action of lipase enzymes. Lipase enzymes are responsible for breaking down fat so it can be absorbed into cells, and blocking their action can prevent fat breakdown and ultimately prevent you from putting on weight. Any fat that isn’t absorbed passes through the body and is expelled as faeces.

Because Orlistat stops around a third of the fat you consume from being absorbed, many people get very positive results from using it, but it should be taken with care. Orlistat should only be used for a period of 12 weeks, or longer if you reach a weight loss target of 5%. During this time you should stay in contact with your GP and keep a note of what you’re taking in your food diary. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t take Orlistat if you skip a meal, and it should be used in conjunction with a diet and exercise plan.

If you’re considering weight loss medication, you can complete a simple online consultation to find out if you’re eligible and buy orlistat or other weight loss treatments in just a few short minutes via our website. Delivery is quick and discreet with free first class Royal Mail postage. Simply fill out our simple online form to see if you’re eligible.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jul 07, 2018 by Thomas Hall
Reviewed Jul 12, 2019 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm