Meal plans can range anywhere from full meal replacements, partial meal replacements or regular food or a combination of any of the three to meet a person’s specific needs. The scientific explanation for this is that it is important for the body to have extreme restriction to turn off the hormones in the gut that trick the body into thinking that it is hungry when it is full and to continue eating unnecessarily leading to excess calorie intake resulting in weight gain. During this time of low-calorie intake, appetite suppressants and other weight loss medications can be used and are essential to stave off hunger. Medically supervised weight loss often involves use of FDA approved medications when indicated and safe and can be part of any weight loss program. With the approval of a primary care physician or specialist- if under the care of one- the medication can be safely prescribed. With the help of an experienced and knowledgeable clinician, there is a solution. The right regimen of diet and possibly appetite suppression medications, exercise and other modalities can ensure lasting success….