Information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was conducted between 2009 and 2010, indicates that two out of three U.S. adults are overweight or obese. One out of three is obese, and one out of 20 adults is considered extremely obese. If you would like to lose weight, you are not alone.

If you have been trying to lose weight but have not been successful at reaching your goal weight, a drug called "Adipex" may help. Adipex, which is the brand name for the generic drug "phentermine," is often prescribed for adults who need to lose body fat. The drug is not designed for indefinite use, but it can boost your weight loss during the period for which it is prescribed. Here are two ways that Adipex may help you lose unwanted pounds:

Decreases Appetite

 If you are exercising regularly, you will likely improve your fitness level, but as long as you are consuming too many calories, you will be sabotaging your weight loss goals. To lose fat, you must burn more calories than you consume. Adipex works by stimulating the secretion of brain chemicals that curb your appetite. 

Adipex suppresses your appetite so that you can reduce your calorie consumption without feeling as though you are starving. Even after you are no longer taking Adipex, your appetite may be decreased by the shrinking of your stomach. As your food intake is lessened, your stomach gradually shrinks to accommodate the reduction in meal size. As a result, you will feel full faster.

Stimulates Calorie Burning

Adipex is considered a stimulant, which means it increases your energy levels. Although exercise helps you burn calories, build muscle and increase your metabolism, if you have no energy, chances are that you will forgo exercising to get more rest. 

Your doctor may suggest that Adipex be taken early in the morning to lessen the chance of the drug's stimulating effects keeping you awake at night. 

If you are overweight, Adipex may help you lose the pounds needed for you to finally achieve a healthy weight. However, the drug is not designed to replace healthy eating and regular exercise. In addition, it should only be taken if it has been prescribed by a physician.  If you are interested in taking Adipex, schedule an appointment with your doctor (like those at Riverfront Diet Clinic DBA Doctors Diet Program) today. He or she can let you know if this medication is right for you.