2020 brought with it a global pandemic, the arrival of murder hornets, a stock market crash, and the first time America’s adult obesity rate passed 40%. In 2021, a report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) found that sixteen states have an adult obesity rate of 35% or higher, up from 12 states in 2019, and that the COVID-19 pandemic worsened social and economic factors linked to obesity.
It is no secret that obesity is an issue in the United States. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that, in 2017-2018, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in adults was 42.4% — and that it was highest among adults aged 40-59 compared with other age groups.
The point we’re trying to make is this: obesity is not uncommon in the US these days and if it is something you are struggling with, know that you are not alone.
That said, obesity isn’t something we should brush under the carpet. Being overweight can bring with it weight-related medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. So how can obesity be tackled?
How To Not Lose Weight
The new year often brings with it a multitude of ‘new year, new you’ messages plastered across our screens and social media. Along with that can come anxiety for those who have historically struggled with weight loss. It also makes individuals more vulnerable to ‘trend diets’ or ‘fad diets’.
These ‘fad diets’ present one big problem: they are not sustainable. They can be extreme, expensive, restrictive, cut out key foods, and therefore cause individuals to miss out on essential minerals and nutrients. In some cases, fad diets can actually cause more weight gain. These fad or ‘crash’ diets can also negatively impact hormonal health, metabolism, and mental health — leaving you fatigued, hungry, and weak. Not how you want to start 2022, right?
Limitless Male Medical Clinic offers a variety of proven and scientifically-supported weight loss options including Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and peptide therapies.
Let’s take a look at each of these options individually.
Weight Loss Options With Limitless Male Medical Clinic
Peptides — short-chain amino acids, the building blocks of protein — are found naturally in the body. What makes therapy with peptides so powerful is that these amino acids have the ability to rework body chemistry relationships to foster homeostasis, restoration, and anabolism. They essentially bind to and tell other cells what to do, using sequences already present in your body, to regulate and revive body functions.
Two of these peptides include Semaglutide and AOD 9604.
Semaglutide, which is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog, is prescribed for weight management purposes. GLP-1 is produced in the small intestine and its function is to stimulate insulin secretion and curb glucagon secretion. This slows the rate at which the stomach empties and regulates appetite, thereby promoting healthy, effective, and sustainable weight loss.
This FDA-approved peptide therapy is injected weekly to regulate blood sugar levels, regulate appetite, and control glucose production. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, Semaglutide can offer the following benefits:
- Healthy weight loss
- Appetite control
- Balanced glucose levels
- Meal portion control
- Reduced food cravings.
Does it work? Yes.
Studies by two leading medical journals have shown that Semaglutide reduces appetite, regulates glucose levels, and reduces food cravings, resulting in a 15-20% reduction in total body weight in participants.
In one study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine, overweight or obese participants who were injected with 2.4mg of Semaglutide once a week experienced a sustainable and clinically relevant reduction in body weight. Specifically, they had an average weight loss of 14.9% after 68 weeks of treatment, compared to a loss of 2.4% for those participants who received the placebo.
In the same study, 69% of participants lost 10% of their initial weight at week 68 and 32% lost at least 20% of their initial weight.
In another study by the Journal of American Medical Association, overweight participants who received weekly Semaglutide injections, combined with intensive behavioral therapy and a low-calorie diet, experienced greater weight loss than those who received a placebo over a period of 68 weeks.
As we mentioned before, obesity and being overweight can bring with it weight-related medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. If these are conditions that you live with, weekly injections of Semaglutide at Limitless Male Medical Clinic can provide an effective solution.
AOD 9604 is another form of peptide therapy, offering a healthy and sustainable route to weight loss. AOD 9604 is a synthetic analog of the human growth hormone; it was developed to combat obesity and assist those who struggle with obesity to lose weight and keep it off.
The AOD 9604 peptide works by stimulating the pituitary gland and speeding up an individual’s metabolism, burning body fat faster than simply diet and exercise alone.
How can this benefit someone who is overweight or struggling with obesity? We’re glad you asked. AOD 9604 helps with weight loss by:
- Reducing body fat
- Imitating natural growth hormones and their regenerative properties
- Regulating fat metabolism
- Prohibiting the transformation of non-fatty foods into body fat
- Using stored energy during fasting or exercise
- Reducing abdominal fat.
AOD 1964 can be used alongside other peptides and therapies, such as weekly injections of Semaglutide, to enhance and achieve optimal results.
As with most worthwhile, healthy and sustainable treatments, AOD treatments are not an overnight solution or quick-fix. Typically, most individuals will see results after three months of use. Results will vary depending on the diet and exercise habits of the individual as well as family health history of obesity and other health factors.
There are no known risks associated with the use of AOD 1964, so you really have nothing to lose.
2. Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Low testosterone can affect men of all ages and can result in a broad range of issues. We’re talking fatigue, low libido, erectile dysfunction, and mood changes — it can also have an adverse effect on relationships and contribute to health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. As we age, natural testosterone levels decrease. However, testosterone levels can also be negatively impacted by certain medical conditions, obesity, poor diet, alcohol abuse, and stress and anxiety.
1 in 4 men over the age of 30 suffers from testosterone deficiency. If you find you are suffering from any of the above, take our free assessment to see if you may have low testosterone levels.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can be used to treat those who have low testosterone. By treating an individual with TRT, it can help with weight loss and an increase in muscle mass. It can also help with decreased belly fat, improvements in erectile dysfunction, greater energy, and more focus.
Usually, patients will start to see results within two to three months, and reach the best results after six months of therapy.
Schedule a Weight Loss Consultation Today
Limitless Male Medical Clinic is experienced in offering both Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and peptide therapies such as Semaglutide and AOD 1964. Your weight loss journey should be safe, healthy, and sustainable — and with our team by your side, it can be.
Our experts are available to discuss your weight loss journey with you. Book a free consultation today.