Author: healthevolved

Xenical – an effective weight loss medication or a sh*tty alternative?

Xenical or orlistat, the generic name, is what we call a lipase inhibitor. When it comes to our digestion system, in order for our body to absorb nutrients from the food we eat, it needs to break food down into its smallest components. A lipase inhibitor like Xenical does just as the name implies – it inhibits lipase, an enzyme that helps to break down fats.

Tirzepatide gains FDA approval for Diabetes!

Tirzepatide is made by Eli Lilly and it has a GLP-1 component like that of Wegovy and Saxenda BUT it also has another component called glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide or GIP. So it is a GLP-1/GIP.

Let’s go through what this means for diabetes management and eventually obesity management.

How do I get Weight-Loss Medication??!

We have talked about weight-loss medications a great deal – the ins and the outs, what to expect and all the potential side effects. However, one question that keeps coming up, and I have yet to address, is how does one go about getting on one of these medications?!

Contrave and Weight-Loss – Can we use separate ingredients?

A question that often comes up since Contrave is made up of 2 older medications, bupropion and naltrexone, is can one take the ingredients separately? Contrave can be very expensive and is often not covered by drug insurance, and some patients may already be stable on bupropion or naltrexone alone and don’t want to mess up that stability.

So, is there a best-way to go?

What the hell is diabetes?

There are a lot of people on the internet who talk about diabetes, insulin resistance, etc., like, A LOT. These so-called experts spout off information not really telling you what is going on.

So today we are going to talk about what diabetes actually is, more specifically, Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is the type of diabetes that people most commonly refer to and is usually associated with obesity and other lifestyle factors. As well, its onset tends to occur later on in life.

Let’s get into it!

Qsymia – Another New But Old Kid on the Block?

What happens when you combine two medications and use each one at lower doses to not only mitigate dose-dependent side effects but maybe even increase effectiveness? Hello, Qsymia!

In this blog, we take look at the joining of Phentermine and Topiramate, its testing, participant experience and overall results. Could Qsymia be for you? Let’s take a look!

Are “cheat meals” good or bad?

The mighty cheat meals or cheat days! Are they a godsend from the dreadful process of dieting or another remnant of diet culture?

Depending on the article or gym bro you are talking to, a cheat meal is defined as the abandonment of a rigid or restrictive dietary pattern to consume a large number of calories via what is usually considered ‘bad’ foods.

Let’s take a closer look at cheat meals and find out what’s really going on.

From the Honeymoon Phase to Sustainability

The honeymoon phase of dieting. It is great while it lasts but like the honeymoon phase of dating and marriage, eventually the novelty and excitement wear off.

Then the hard part begins as our prefrontal cortex comes back online and is no longer blinded by an influx of dopamine, oxytocin and other hormones.

Is this diet or relationship going to be something that we can actually sustain?

Let’s see what’s possible.

The Honeymoon Phase of Dieting

We have all been there, the honeymoon phase of any new relationship, where your partner can do no wrong, and all their annoying quirks are cute. The same flood of emotions and stupidity can occur when people start the latest diet trend or fad, or a new weight management medication like Saxenda, Ozempic or Contrave. But, like the honeymoon phase in a relationship, eventually, the novelty starts to wear off. In the case of weight-loss, the number on the scale starts slowing down.

Let’s take a look and see what could be the cause.

Saxenda vs. Wegovy – Battle of the GLP-1s for weight-loss!

Which is better?! Saxenda or Wegovy? Y’all wanted to know and it just so happens a trial published in January of 2022 answered this very question!

The authors of this paper directly compared Saxenda 3mg daily and Wegovy 2.4mg once weekly. Who came out on top? Let’s take a look!

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