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Weight Management is F*cking Hard!

I made a Tiktok recently that got some interesting comments.

Some people loved the video and its message, others less so. More or less, people did not like the tone and bluntness I used and felt that I should have been more empathetic and compassionate.

Today I want to elaborate on my message from that video and give you the reality of the situation.

Let’s get into it before you hate me too!

What the hell is Metabolism?

Is your metabolism the reason you can’t lose weight? Has it withered away to nothing as you have become older?

I’m sorry to say that for 99% of you, this is not the case. Your metabolism is very much still present and intact. It might be a little bit reduced due to your weight-loss/dieting history, but your metabolism never disappears or becomes non-existent.

Don’t be disappointed; the weight-loss solution is not as complicated as you may fear!

Fatigue with Wegovy, Ozempic and Saxenda?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “fatigue is defined as an unrelenting exhaustion that is not relieved by rest. A nearly constant state of weariness that develops over time and reduces your energy, motivation, and concentration. It can also affect your emotional and psychological well being.”

Could your GLP-1 medication be contributing to your fatigue? Or is something else going on?

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!

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