Dr Oz: Qnexa
You’ve tried everything to lose weight, but can’t seem to shed those pesky pounds. Is Qnexa the miracle pill to help you lose the weight? According to studies, Qnexa curbs your cravings, suppresses the appetite and even changes the way the food tastes, but is this pill too good to be true? The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t think so. Qnexa may soon be approved by the FDA, the first in 13 years. Before you go out to get this miracle drug, find out more information.
Muriel, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she has been prescribed this drug. Since taking the drug, she lost 60 lbs. Muriel said before trying Qnexa, she tried everything to lose weight but failed. She’s been on it for some time and when she first began taking Qnexa, she noticed she didn’t have cravings anymore. For her, it was “amazing.” She felt as though she didn’t want to eat as much, plus, she didn’t have any side effects.
Dr Oz: Topiramate + Phentermine = Qnexa
Dr. Craig Primack told Doctor Oz that he prescribed Qnexa to his patients. Dr. Primack felt that we should be excited about this drug because it is a great new tool for weight loss. Dr. Primack believed Qnexa lived up to its claims and altered your cravings as well as changed how the food tastes. When his patients first started the drug, they reported feeling less hungry. Even something as simple as the taste of diet cola had changed. Qnexa changes the sensation that travels from our tongue to the brain.
Topiramate is a seizure medication that when combined with phentermine changes the way food tastes. Normally, when you eat the foods you love, the brain gets a signal. This signal makes you want to eat more. With Qnexa, you get the same sensation, but you get more of a subtle sense. Food doesn’t taste bad, it just taste different.
Phentermine is the appetite suppressant that distracts you and keeps you feeling full. When you combine phentermine with topiramate, you get a combination that helps you lose weight, according to Dr. Primack.
Qnexa Side Effects
Dr. Primack stated that with any drug you get some side effects. (He didn’t mention any specific ones for this drug.) When you increase the dose of any drug you get more side effects. What they try to do with Qnexa is to offer lower doses of both the drugs Topiramate and phentermine to decrease the side effects. Dr. Primack even believed that because of the combination of the two drugs, some side effects of one drug may counteract the side effects of the other.
Chris Powell: Qnexa
Chris Powell, a fitness trainer, felt that this drug may help kick-start a diet program. Although Chris is an advocate of natural diet and exercise to lose weight, he admitted just looking at the ingredients in the pill indicate that it works. Psychologically, Chris believed Qnexa will give people something to believe in. If that’s what it takes to get someone to start to eat better and work out, he’s all for it!
Who Should Take Qnexa?
Dr. Primack says Qnexa is not for everyone. If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30 or a BMI of 27 with risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure, you’re a candidate. Those that are trying to lose a small amount of weight (5-15 lbs) with no other health issues (high blood pressure, diabetes) should NOT consider Qnexa. Studies have shown that after the first day, you’ll feel a difference with appetite. Within the first week, you can lose 3-5 lbs. After the first month, you can lose up to 10-15 lbs with diet and exercise along with the pill.
Chris told Doctor Oz that with good clean diet and exercise, you can lose 1% of your bodyweight per week. Qnexa accelerates this weight loss.
Dr Oz: Qnexa Concerns
Dr. Primack said over the last 15-years, they have studied the concerns of Qnexa in women of childbearing age and those with preexisting heart disease. Dr. Primack had no worries about people taking this pill for the rest of their lives. Doctor Oz asked if you gained the weight back when you stopped taking the pill and Dr. Primack answered, “Some do and some don’t.” While on Qnexa, you should also teach people about diet and exercise—that’s a big piece of weight loss.
For those not wanting to take Qnexa, Chris Powell had a few natural options for weight loss that included, eating the proteins on your plate first and then you’ll eat much less of the other foods on your plate. Chris also suggested eating fiber in the mornings to fill you up and help curb your appetite later in the day. Also, try taking 2 tsp of coconut oil and mixing it with 1 ½ cups of warm water. Drink this before a big meal to make you fuller and help you eat half the calories you would have consumed otherwise.
Dr Oz suggested not to go running off and getting the pill right away. Do your research. Qnexa is a potential weapon that can help you lose weight. According to one study, Qnexa has reduced the risk of diabetes by 76%. (That’s about a third of us.) That said, Dr Oz would prefer someone to NOT take a pill, but he agreed with what Chris said about Qnexa jumpstarting your confidence to get your weight loss together.