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Fat blockers vs carb blockers

Fat Blockers vs Carb Blockers – Do They Actually Work?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could eat whatever you want and still somehow lose weight? That’s basically the idea behind using something like a fat blocker (or a carb blocker), but the question remains – do they actually work? Unsurprisingly, the answer is no (sorry to burst that bubble!).  If you are serious about weight loss then …

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How to use wellbutrin for weight loss

How to Use Wellbutrin For Weight Loss & Who Should Use it

No doubt most of you have at least heard about Wellbutrin.  Most of you are probably familiar with its use as an anti-depressant, but did you know that it can also help with weight loss? Or that it is actually compounded with another medication (naltrexone) and is part of one of the most popular weight loss medications …

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Does metformin help with weight loss

Does Metformin Help with Weight Loss? (The Answer is Yes & Here’s Why)

Metformin may be one of the cheapest and most underused weight loss medications out there.  Metformin is traditionally reserved for those with diabetes or insulin resistance, but many studies show that it can be effective in overweight or obese patients without diabetes.  The only problem? You wouldn’t know about it unless you do the research yourself! Use this post …

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Symptoms of not eating enough calories plus treatment guide

7 Symptoms of Not Eating Enough Calories & 4 Step Treatment Guide

Did you know that not eating enough calories may be limiting your ability to lose weight? Caloric restriction causes a cascade of hormone imbalances that lead to a condition known as weight loss resistance. Contrary to conventional wisdom you must eat ENOUGH calories if you want to lose weight. Luckily, there are several signs and symptoms to help …

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why synthroid isn't causing weight loss

Why Synthroid isn’t Causing Weight Loss and How to Fix it

Are you on the thyroid medication Synthroid and not losing weight? If so you aren’t alone… Synthroid is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients who have hypothyroidism but here’s the problem: Not everyone does well on this medication. Their bodies don’t absorb it, they don’t convert T4 to T3 or they need more T3 due to …

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6 Reasons to avoid the HCG diet and how it damages your metabolism

Is the HCG Diet Safe? How it Damages your Thyroid + Metabolism

Are you thinking about doing the HCG diet for weight loss? If so you are probably wondering… Is the HCG Diet safe? Will it harm my metabolism? Will it cause thyroid damage or make my thyroid function worse? ​And you are right to ask these questions before you undergo the treatment! The truth is that the HCG diet CAN cause damage …

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Hypothyroidism and insulin resistance

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Insulin Resistance + How to Treat it

Do you feel like it’s impossible to lose weight with Hypothyroidism? ​It actually isn’t impossible and I will explain how later, but first I need to share a story with you.  ​I had a patient who came to see me in the office recently.  She was 43, on levothyroxine (for years), about 60 pounds overweight, and wanted my …

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