Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.” In the U.S about 1/3 of adults are obese or overweight. There are many factors that contribute to obesity such as genetics, nutrition, hormones, medication, and environment. Obesity is linked to many diseases and medical problems, for example, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and depression. The good news is that there is help available. If you have tried to lose weight on your own and have not succeeded, then it is time to seek medical help. Finding a medical professional that uses a comprehensive, evidencebased approach to manage and treat obesity is crucial. There are a lot of medications for weight loss. The most widely used medications are phentermine and peptides such as semaglutide to name a few. A quality weight loss program should offer in-depth nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations, behavior modification goals and medications options.