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Your top 5 questions about Found prescription weight loss—answered

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Well hello there! We’d like to introduce you to Found. But first and foremost, what questions can we answer for you? Because we know that you’ve probably slogged through a lot of diets that didn’t work, and we’d like to share how our program is different. 

Found is a comprehensive, medically-supported weight care program that offers prescription medications depending on your unique biology. We also give you access to a virtual team of medical experts and health coaches, plus an app where you can track lifestyle changes and be a part of a supportive community. Found makes weight loss accessible and affordable, all from the comfort of your home. So if you’re ready for sustainable weight loss, here are some answers to the most popular Qs we get. 

Q: Do I need to follow a specific diet?

A. Nope. Found isn’t about counting calories and fad diets—instead, we encourage eating whole foods, practicing mindful eating, and focusing on portion control. We know, based on a strong body of research, that weight is more than calories in, calories out; rather, it’s largely based on biology and other factors like sleep and stress. You can check out our Found plate guide for more information on creating balanced meals to support your weight-care journey. 

Q: Is my medication covered?

A. Generic medications filled through Found's preferred pharmacy partners are covered by the Found membership fee. With Found, there are no extra doctor fees or worries about insurance coverage for generic medications—and they are conveniently shipped straight to your door. Brand-name GLP-1* medications, if prescribed, are not included in the membership fee; but Found works to help members get GLP-1 medications covered by insurance and filled by a pharmacy.

Q: How long will I have to be on medication? 

A. Every person is unique, and our board-certified providers will tailor a plan specifically for you. Once you reach your goal weight, you can talk to your provider about whether you should continue the medication. Our program is designed to help you achieve sustainable weight loss by combining medication, lifestyle change, and support.

Q: Are all Found medications FDA-approved? 

A. All medications that Found offers are FDA-approved for at least one purpose, but may not be specifically approved for weight loss. This is called off-label prescribing, a common practice by clinicians across the country where—based on solid evidence—doctors can prescribe an FDA-approved drug at different doses or for other reasons than what the drug is approved to treat. When prescribing medications, Found providers consider both the benefits and known risks while working with patients to meet their individualized needs. And based on the latest evidence-based recommendations by the American Board of Obesity Management, off-label medications are important tools to treat overweight and obesity.

Q: How soon can I expect results?

A. On average, Found members lose 10 percent of their body weight during their first 12 months on the program. And a study looking at long-term treatment of obesity using weight loss medications among 428 participants with obesity found that weight-loss medications led to a sustainable weight loss of more than 10 percent beyond four years, according to results published in 2023 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Note it may vary depending on your unique biology and personal journey and that what works for one person may not be the best fit for another person. But we’re always here for you and can adjust your plan, so you meet your goals. Get started by taking our quick personal health quiz today. 


GLP-1 prescriptions, filled through your local pharmacy, are now available as part of Found's weight-loss toolkit. While GLP-1s are effective for weight loss, they are not clinically appropriate for everyone. Eligibility for a GLP-1 is based on a thorough evaluation of your medical history, eating behavior, lab work, and insurance coverage. If a GLP-1 is not appropriate for you, our providers will work with you to determine an effective medication for your health profile.

About Found

Found is among the largest medically-supported weight care clinics in the country, serving more than 200,000 members to date. To start your journey with Found, take our quiz.

  • Weintraub, M. A., D’Angelo, D., Tchang, B. G., Sahagun, A. D., Andre, C., Aronne, L. J., & Shukla, A. P. (2023). Five-year weight loss maintenance with obesity pharmacotherapy. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Amp; Metabolism.

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