Frequently Asked Questions
How much weight can I lose?
Are my calories restricted?
Do I have to exercise?
Exercise is an essential component for a healthy lifestyle. However, it is possible to lose weight without exercising and some people cannot exercise until they actually lose some weight. This is understandable. The first and foremost component is changing how you eat and you will see the pounds go down on the scale. Exercise is the “icing on the cake” … it is good for the lungs, it is good for the heart, it is good for emotions and stress, and it is good for toning, and when combined with good healthy eating, it can play a huge role in weight loss.
What about after I lose weight? How do I keep it off?
Do I have to give up my favorite foods?
Are weight loss medications dangerous?
Not all weight loss medications are created equal. That is why some are over the counter while others require prescriptions. Prescription medications are not without side effects; however, they are rarely unsafe when monitored closely by a physician. When you become a patient, Dr. Andruss performs a physical exam including an EKG and a thorough medical history before considering medication. Medications are monitored on a regular basis.