Between TikTok, the Oscars and The New York Times, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the constant talk about new weight loss treatments. Now that we’re offering weight loss treatment at Felix, we want to talk about why.
We know weight loss may be an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people, and rightfully so. Weight is deeply personal, and because it comes with a lot of stigma and misunderstanding, it can be tough to talk about.
But we need to start having an open, evidence-based, non-judgemental conversation about weight and the impact it is having on our country. Today 7 million Canadians are struggling with obesity. Obesity is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and cancer, and can have a significant impact on someone’s quality of life.
For too long, people in bigger bodies have been stigmatized, mistreated, and misled about the most effective ways to improve their health. They have been told that being overweight is just a function of diet, exercise, and of course their own willpower.
In reality, the answer is much more complicated. Approximately 70% of our weight is determined by biological factors. Things like genetics, hormones, and metabolic rate play a key role that diet and exercise alone can’t always overcome. The advancements in clinically-approved weight loss medications are finally providing an effective way to address those biological factors.
At Felix, our mission is to provide on-demand treatment for everyday health, and we are no strangers to offering judgement-free treatment in deeply stigmatized categories. We believe it is critical to increase access to effective weight loss medication including the care and lifestyle coaching that make results most sustainable.
We are delivering this with our unique weight loss program. It combines access to prescription medication and a holistic, personalized approach to weight management that includes an educational curriculum to make lasting lifestyle change, plus unlimited ongoing support from a healthcare practitioner.
We’re so excited to help millions of Canadians manage their weight and unlock the health benefits that come with it, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, improved sleep quality, and more. To learn more about the Felix weight loss program, visit our website here.
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