Weight loss

Mounjaro™ for Weight Loss *

Posted: Jun 22 in Weight Loss Medication by

The FDA has approved a very exciting medication called Mounjaro™. Although approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes, a side effect of Mounjaro™ is weight loss. The same molecule, tirzapeptide, is being researched for weight loss as well. Mounjaro™ is the newest in the class of GLP-1 analogues. GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) is a hormone […]

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Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Weight Loss Medication Update *

Posted: May 31 in Weight Loss Medication by

There is a lot of interest in developing safe and effective weight loss medications. Right now, we are seeing great results with a class of medications called GLP-1 analogues. GLP-1 stands like “Glucagon like peptide 1.” GLP is a hormone produced by the small intestine as a response to eating a meal. It tells the […]

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Optifast 800 Shakes *

Posted: May 27 in Optifast, Weight loss by

Meal replacement programs are an effective tool to help people safely lose weight and keep it off. I am commonly asked about the Optifast Program. Optifast is made by Nestle, and each Optifast 800 Shake, Soup or Bar contains an ideal combination of protein, carbohydrate, and fat, along with proper vitamins and minerals to help […]

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Medical Weight Loss Conference Updates *

Posted: May 27 in Obesity Medicine, Weight loss by

I had the pleasure of finally attending an in-person medical weight loss conference! As president of the Obesity Medicine Association, I enjoyed my role in offering comprehensive training to physicians, PA’s, and nurse practitioners regarding how to help patients lose weight and keep it off. Here are a few tips I gleaned from this conference […]

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Weight Loss Percentage: Understanding Weight Loss Goals *

Posted: Apr 01 in Weight loss by

The most common question I receive about medical weight loss from patients is: “How much weight should I lose?” Inappropriate weight loss goals It is not surprising that people pick a goal weight from some time in their past when they enjoyed better health, felt great, and liked how they looked – often a weight […]

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