Author: healthevolved

Muscle Loss with Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro??

Does Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro cause Muscle loss? This is the latest question that has been flooding my inbox. People are concerned. Rightfully so! When we say, ‘I want to lose weight’, what we really mean is we want to lose fat. So if we are losing muscle instead, well what is the point?!

Hard Truth about Weight Loss Medications

I know, clickbait title. I assure you I am cringing with you. Nonetheless, I hope I got your attention as we are going to talk about the hard truth when it comes to weight-loss medications.

So let’s get into it.

A (re)introduction to Dr. Dan!

Welcome to my world! I’m Dr. Dan! If you are already following me, thank you for the ongoing support. If you are new here, welcome! Let me introduce myself and tell you what I do here!

Weight Loss & Sleep Deprivation

We know a lack of sleep can make losing weight even harder. However, can sleep deprivation actually affect how much weight we lose?

Let’s find out.

Can fixing your sleep schedule fix your weight issue?

Sleep deprivation or a lack of sleep has been identified as one of the main contributors to the obesity epidemic.

So could fixing your sleep fix your weight problem?

Low Down on Low Blood Sugar with Wegovy and Saxenda

Wegovy and Saxenda are GLP-1 medications initially developed to treat Type 2 Diabetes. They are also good at reducing sugar in the blood AND helping with weight loss. As a result, they are now approved for managing obesity without diabetes.

What happens when people who don’t have diabetes take Wegovy or Saxenda? Are individuals who use Wegovy at risk of having hypoglycemia or their blood sugar going too low?

Weight Watchers & Obesity Medicine

Weight Watchers. You know the popular, Oprah-endorsed weight loss program? They have officially jumped into the Obesity medicine game. And of course, I have thoughts.

Wegovy and the Pancreas

GLP-1 medications may get wrongly associated with causing pancreatitis when in fact, the pancreatitis was due to another circumstance!

Like how my mother would wrongly blame me for tracking mud into the house when I have a younger and much less respectful younger brother that could easily frame me by wearing my boots and tracking said mud through the house…but, I digress.

Mechanism of Action

I am a big believer in understanding the WHY. When I understand the WHY, the better equipped I am to troubleshoot when a problem or new insight arises. So with that in mind, let’s talk about the WHY and how the GLP-1 medications such as Wegovy, Saxenda, and Mounjaro work!


Humans are rational and logical beings who make decisions and choices around their overall well-being. And it’s a common theme on social media and life in general that Obesity is a choice; that those who are obese choose to be fat. But perhaps it’s not so simple. Perhaps our choices are based on something other than logic and rational reasoning. Maybe there is more to it?

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Calculate your daily calorie and protein targets to help you achieve your weight goals.