Eat less calories and move more to achieve long-term weight loss. Some people may find success with prescribed weight-loss medications. Even if you're taking these medications, you'll still have to pay attention to your food and exercise routine.Preparing for a weight reduction medication prescription begins with discussing your medical history with your doctor. For example, if you have allergies or other health conditions; take drugs and/or supplements; or are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant soon, be sure to disclose all of this information.
There is no malice in doctors telling you that you are obese. They're referring to your weight with a medical word — obesity.
Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. An average body mass index (BMI) is commonly used, which you may check with a BMI calculator. BMI measures how heavy or thin you are in relation to your height.