Everyone who’s ever tried to lose weight knows that it’s hard. Your weight loss journey probably hasn’t been easy, and if you’re like most people, you’ve tried pretty much every weight loss program out there—from super restrictive low-calorie plans and fad diets to supplements that (falsely) promise instant weight loss. It would be great if there were a quick fix, but the science says otherwise. And we always follow the science. Weight loss is complex, and what works for one person may not work for you.
Searching for answers online can be equally challenging. There’s so much information—and, ahem, misinformation. What really works? What’s safe? Will I get the attention and care I need to maintain weight loss? How do you even know which program to try? All good questions. The whole process can be exhausting and leave you with more questions than you had before you opened your laptop.
We get it! You might be interested in a medical weight loss program with the ease of medication that can be prescribed online—and proven effective and safe. But many people who’ve taken the leap with and tried a medical weight loss program or medication have been disappointed with the results. And others feel uncomfortable even looking because they’ve been told that all they need to do to lose weight is diet and exercise (not true) or that all weight loss medications are bad (also not true).
Research shows that online medical weight loss needs to be approached holistically. And that’s what we do at Found. Here’s what you need to know.
Your first question is probably, how do I know Found is right for me? The answer is that we’re different from other programs. Found’s online medical weight loss program is one of the only completely personalized programs that include FDA-approved branded anti-obesity medications and off-label generic combinations determined to be safe by a care provider. You’ll have a team of caring professionals here to help and different paths depending on where you are in your weight care journey.
Found is weight care that fits your life. No more waitlists for an in-person appointment with a doctor who rarely has openings for new patients. Even more convenient, your medication is mailed right to you—no need to pick it up. If qualified, you'll work with one of our licensed providers on a treatment plan that’s right for you. Plus, you’ll have the support of our members-only online community and the Found app to help you track your progress and get advice along the way.
Found understands obesity is a disease that needs to be treated and managed. Our program offers sustainable weight loss through our online medical weight loss program. Your healthcare provider will ask for details to create a weight loss plan tailored for you. The plan won’t just include healthy eating and physical activity to help you reach your goals but will also offer tips tailored to your specific weight care journey.
Found takes into account many different elements when evaluating you for treatment. Before prescribing your medications, we’ll look at factors and current medical conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Although body mass index (BMI) is used to assess your needs, we also consider a combination of other things like genetic factors, hormones, socioeconomic status, and metabolic rate to ensure you get the most effective, long-lasting treatment. Using just one measurement, like BMI, only provides a partial picture for weight care. We know that understanding your overall health, weight loss goals, lifestyle, and medical history is necessary for your weight management goals.
Found values inclusivity. Our online prescription weight loss program prioritizes a community you can count on and rejects the toxic diet culture. Instead, Found focuses on your biology—factors like hormones, genetics, and gut health can all affect weight loss. We provide a comprehensive approach that includes nutrition, movement, stress and emotional health, sleep, and social support. Additionally, Found believes everyone should be able to access weight care treatment and we offer cost-friendly pricing.
That’s a great question. It depends on your individual needs—which we will assess at the start of your journey. Medication can help many with overweight and obesity and enable sustainable weight loss. Prescription medications like Saxenda and other GLP-1 drugs help to curb cravings and reduce appetite—they work side-by-side with lifestyle changes like healthy eating and getting more physical activity.
Metformin, typically used to treat type 2 diabetes, “may also affect appetite through the gut-brain axis,” researchers explained in a 2019 review in the Current Obesity Report. “Metformin has been shown to increase secretion of the weight-loss promoting incretin glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1).” In lay terms, metformin may satisfy your appetite and lead to weight loss—a significant benefit in treating overweight and obesity.
Your provider will work with you to determine if prescription medication is right for you and they’ll evaluate the benefits of taking one or a combination of a few. They’ll also review possible side effects and guide you through all the necessary instructions—like dose and frequency.
You may be hesitant about online medical weight loss because you’re concerned you won’t have the social support or tools to keep you motivated. Through the Found app you’ll be connected to others going through the same journey. You’ll be able to unlock features and find out more about healthy eating, meditation, and getting good sleep. And you’ll also learn about factors like set point weight—a range your body is biologically programmed to want to stick to, especially without the help of medication. As you slowly build new habits, you will see an increase in energy levels and better sleep. And eventually, like many Found members, you’ll see improved blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol as the months progress—in addition, of course, to weight loss.
Found is committed to ensuring you get healthy and find an online medical weight loss program that accommodates you individually. We provide the most up-to-date research and follow evidence-based science to treat you in the best way possible. We help treat obesity, realizing that it’s not just about “calories in, calories out” or a special pill that’s the cure-all to weight loss. Found encourages you to create building blocks to foster change that will last a lifetime.
Found is the largest medically-supported weight care clinic in the country, serving nearly 200,000 members to-date. To start your journey with Found, take our quiz.