Category: Weight Loss

The Latest on Wegovy (Semaglutide): Is the Shortage Almost Over?

In June 2021, the Food & Drug Administration approved Wegovy (generic name: Semaglutide) for chronic weight management—making it the most effective medication of its kind to hit the market in decades. Administered using a simple pen that injects the medication underneath the skin, Wegovy mimics the hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is a […]

What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet?

Since around the early 2000s in the United States, one food component has continued to get more and more attention, especially in social and news media: gluten. The interest in gluten has been driven, in part, by a marked increase in the incidence of gluten allergies. Once thought to be a rare condition, it is […]

What Are the Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery?

During the 20-year period from 2000 to 2020, the rate of obesity in the United States increased from 30.5% to 41.9%; this is a higher proportion of population than any other large industrialized nation in the world. Yet even as more and more Americans attempt to lose weight through various diet and exercise programs, the […]

Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss

The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid condition, but most people (around 60%) probably aren’t even aware they have a thyroid health problem. Because of the important role the thyroid gland plays in many aspects of our physiology, thyroid disorders and disease can be the source of numerous […]

Can Weight Gain Lead to PCOS?   

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women who are old enough to get pregnant. Each year, it affects nearly five million women, and the rates have been rising over the past decade. Doctors have long understood that PCOS is linked with unexplained weight gain, though it is often […]

Does Pooping Lead to Weight Loss? 

When weight loss becomes your mission, it’s easy to get fixated on statistics; how many pounds have I lost? What is my waist size? How many grams of protein were in that cheeseburger? It’s also a standard practice to track your weight regularly, and if you do, you probably notice some ups and downs from […]

Can Antidepressants Like Lexapro Cause Weight Gain?

For reasons that can only be speculated on, depression has been steadily increasing in the United States over the past few decades. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 21 million adults and four million adolescents were diagnosed with major depression or had at least one major depressive episode. To treat a major […]

Weight Loss for Teens: Finding a Healthy Weight  

Being a teenager has always been tough, but the pressure to be thin has perhaps never been greater. Indeed, even as rates of teen obesity have increased over the last 10 years, so also has the number of teens who say they are trying to lose weight. This comes at a time when social media […]

Unexplained Weight Gain: Can a Depo-Provera Shot Be the Reason?  

If you track your weight regularly, you know how disconcerting it can be to look down at the scale and see a higher number than you were expecting. Indeed, unexplained weight gain can present a mystery that just has to be solved. Even after accounting for lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, many people wonder […]

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