When it comes to weight loss, the best remedy, more often than not, is the long-drawn diet and exercise program that makes you work hard, but guarantees results. If things came easy, we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate them, would we?

On that note, Thomas Wadden, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania, has now gone on record to state that, “Healthcare practitioners are still a little wary of weight-loss medications because of this sort of chequered past.”

According to reports, a new weight loss pill, Saxenda, from Novo Nordisk A/S, has been approved by US regulators late last year, and is expected to soon be available alongside other appetite-suppressing prescription drugs like Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave.

While these sound great on paper, doesn’t it make you wonder why doctors aren’t rushing to prescribe them to help people lose weight?

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.