Whether you’re trying to lose weight to improve appearance or your health, getting started can be quite the challenge. Jennwood Chen, MD, from the University of Utah Health Weight Management Program shares four research-supported strategies to help you find the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge to help achieve your weight loss goals.
In Episode 105, Scot and Mitch shared their struggles with body fat and discussed new strategies to help them lose weight. How are the guys doing on their journey to get back into shape one month later? On today’s sideshow, Scot finds out “sedentary” means more than just sitting around. Mitch shares what’s behind his rapid twenty-pound weight loss. And Troy has a solution for how to run marathons with his soon-to-be newborn.
In Spring 2022, the FDA approved tirzepatide to help control insulin for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Yet news stories were more focused on a secondary effect of the drug, known by the brand name Mounjaro™️: significant weight loss with just a weekly injection. Juliana Simonetti, MD, co-director of the Comprehensive Weight Management Program at University of Utah Health, explains how this new drug works and its potential for weight management if it were to be approved for that use.
There can be changes in your life that might come after a significant weight loss journey. The reason and manner in which you might have lost weight will vary from person to person, but the weight loss journey doesn't end after the number of the scale does down. Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Cori Agarwal joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the changes in body and mind after weight loss.
If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still can’t seem to lose the excess fat, you’re not alone. Obesity is a complicated condition that involves more factors than just activity and nutrition. Dr. Jennwood Chen explains how genetics and other health conditions may impact your weight as well as what options are available to help improve your health.
It's 9 p.m. and you're craving a snack. If you give in, will it lead to additional pounds around the middle? Listen to what nutritionist Thunder Jalili has to say about this common belief in this edition of Truth or Thunderdebunked.
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As a medical community, we have—whether unknowingly or not—assisted in normalizing fatphobia by simply instructing patients to "lose weight" without having the complicated conversation of "why?" To understand how fatphobia and weight bias have become internalized in ourselves, it's important to think back and reflect on our experiences. Concluding the conversation on the flaws of BMI—in S4E6, Margaux, Harjit, and guest pediatric nurse Isis talk about their struggles with weight bias and combating fatphobia in medicine.
Ever joked with your friends about eating a tapeworm to lose weight? While weight loss may seem tempting, tapeworms can be very dangerous. Sometimes growing up to 30 feet, tapeworms can cause countless medical issues. ARUP medical technologist Kristen Case talks about the signs and symptoms of tapeworms and how to avoid them.
You diet. You exercise. You do everything you can to live an active and healthy life, but you still have fat in those ‘problem areas.’ Those love handles, muffin tops and stomach rolls. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair. Dr. David Smart talks about two medical treatments developed by dermatologists to target those areas and help you lose up to 20 percent of that stubborn fat.