Weight Loss


How much weight will I lose?

The amount of weight that you will lose will depend on how dedicated you are to our weight loss program. If you stay off or at least cut down on the intake of fast foods, white breads and sugars, the average weight loss is between 2-5 pounds per week.

Can I still eat fast food?

Yes you can, but try to choose foods that are not fattening or greasy such as chicken, fish or salads with fat free dressing. DON'T SUPER SIZE and have a side salad instead of French fries, onion rings or zucchini. If you feel you need to have a hamburger, have them hold the mayo and bun. Have the hamburger with slices of lettuce. Diet drinks have fewer calories and if you don't like diet drinks, put half diet and half regular and fill your cup half full with ice. If you are more serious and want to lose more weight you will need to stick to Dr. Butchart's daily diet.

What is Phentermine and how does it work?

Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. You will also notice that Phentermine will increase your metabolism and also give you energy to work out. Phentermine is one of the most effective one a day dosage medication out there.

What are the side effects of Phentermine?

The most troublesome side effect is that of insomnia in approximately 10% of patients. However, this is usually self-limiting in a week. Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as: headache, dizziness, dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, feeling nervous or anxious.

What is Super Ditex and how does it work?

Super Ditex is a natural appetite suppressant. A fiber that will help you lose weight by giving you a feeling of fullness and reducing your appetite. Super Ditex helps slow the absorption of food thereby reducing the number of calories absorbed by your body. Super Ditex is not absorbed into the bloodstream therefore there is no danger of overdose.

What are the side effects of Super Ditex?

Taking this medication without adequate fluid may cause your tongue to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this medication if you have difficulty swallowing. No major side effects have been detected because Super Ditex is natural appetite suppressant.

Will it effect my other medications?

It is important that you tell the doctor the name of all your medications that you are currently taking because some medications cannot be combined with Phentermine.

What is a B-12 injection and how does it work?

B-12 is a vitamin that helps increase your metabolism, gives you energy and helps with stress. Also, if your body has enough vitamin B, the food you eat will turn into energy and if you don't have enough vitamin B, the food you eat will latch onto the fat cells, so it is very important you have enough vitamins B.

Do I have to come in every week?

The program works best when you follow the set parameters. Once a week you will be required to come into the office in order to measure your results. On the follow up visits you will be given an exercise program designed for your life style. As you lose weight your eating habits and exercise program will be modified to achieve your optimum goals. Since Phentermine is a drug that affects your CNS we do require that you come in for your follow up visits so we can monitor your heart and blood pressure. If you fail to keep your appointments we will no longer be able to prescribe the mediation. Follow up appointment are once a week unless other arrangements have been made.