These stories are of actual patients and are presented for illustrative purposes only. Individual results will vary.


After years of yo-yo dieting, I was exhausted. I tried every diet known to mankind, numerous times. Each of these diets would work for some time, but as soon as I went off the regimen, I would gain back the weight I had lost, plus some. By the time I reached my 40s, I found it really hard to control my weight and my health was suffering because of it. I was becoming frustrated with how hungry I always was. I became so self-conscious about my weight; I even turned down invitations from my friends and family when they wanted to spend time with me. Even though I was unhappy with my appearance, I was unable to lose weight and keep it off.

Over the past two decades, weight gain continued to be a daily problem in my life. In addition, my blood pressure was poorly controlled and my blood sugar levels were elevated.

"But just when I was feeling hopeless, my family doctor brought up my weight during a regular check-up. I was so grateful that my physician started the conversation and it finally gave me the opportunity to let someone know about the struggles I had endured for so long. I finally felt that I had permission to talk about my weight publicly and this was extremely helpful in taking the first steps towards making a change and regaining my life back."

My doctor initially suggested that I consider surgery, but I didn’t want that kind of an interruption to my life. So, my family doctor sent me to see a metabolic specialist to find an alternative therapy that I was comfortable with.

The doctor recommended BELVIQ® for me to try with diet and exercise. I knew by the sound of it that this may be a good option for me. The doctor reviewed with me the benefits of BELVIQ® as well as the risks. On BELVIQ, I noticed a change in my appetite. I finally felt like I could say “no I’m full,” and actually leave some food on my plate.

I want to continue on my current path for as long as I can because I’m committed to a healthier lifestyle. It’s even more exciting because my friends and family notice my weight loss and have been extremely encouraging. When they ask about how I lost the weight, I tell them about BELVIQ. BELVIQ has helped take my thoughts away from food because I feel full. I can now focus on the great things in my life. I am so thankful for these two great doctors in my life, and for the support they have given me.

For anyone struggling to lose weight, I strongly encourage you to start the conversation with your doctor now. I’m so happy I did, and that conversation led me to a weight loss regimen that works for me—BELVIQ.