15 lbs overweight, holistic doctor wants me to try weight loss injections

Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.



Your fitness could definitely improve. Brisk walk 60 mins/day on non strength days. Also if you’re not lifting heavy, you won’t see much in the way of results. If you do, muscle weighs more than fat so…
Taking drugs with potentially nasty side effects for a vanity 15 is nuts when you really are not doing the bare minimum in terms of exercise.
Anonymous
I don't think the risks are worth it in your cast, OP.

I'd cut booze completely.

I'd cut any processed food and grains (good for Hashis and weight loss), stick to beef, chicken, fish, eggs, non-starchy veg and some non-tropical fruit.

I'd layer in intermittent fasting, which can help with both weight loss and inflammation/autoimmune. Get coaching from experts, Dr. Jason Fung's team.

https://www.thefastingmethod.com/coaching/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8CdI_kUD74


Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I question the competency of any doctor who wpuld recommended compounded SG in uour situation.


Ditto. I wouldn’t ever return to a doc who suggested the compounded SG— many of which are not SG at all and been found to be dangerous. And for 15 lbs? Are they getting kickbacks for sending people to this compounder?
My first priority would be finding a new doctor.


Agree he sounds like a quack, and you sound very healthy.
Anonymous
^ Vid above The Fasting Method: Fasting Q&A: Dry Fasting, Alcohol, Diet vs Fasting, and Hashimoto's
Anonymous
Who is your doctor? I'm same height a little older and 180 and can't get anyone to help who is actually a doctor. And I have health issues resulting from the weight. Just self help gurus want to help me. Where do you find doctors who actually care about weight other than just ordering you to lose the weight?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:it’s a semiglutide that’s compounded, super low dose .125. I wouldn’t qualify for any of he name brand stuff because my bmi is under 25.


Semaglutide. Not semi.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.



Your fitness could definitely improve. Brisk walk 60 mins/day on non strength days. Also if you’re not lifting heavy, you won’t see much in the way of results. If you do, muscle weighs more than fat so…
Taking drugs with potentially nasty side effects for a vanity 15 is nuts when you really are not doing the bare minimum in terms of exercise.


You may getting too much advice here and overlooking common logic. Calories out/calories in. Cardio will do more for burning calories than lifting, especially if you're only doing light weights a couple times a week. You probably are underestimating your calories in.
Anonymous
higher stats, similar ratio/story. Went to an endrocronologist through a "high end" med spa. This woman had a long time practice and was respected locally for medical purposes.
She did some tests, said my visceral fat was higher that she'd expect given the rest of my overall health. Prescribed high protein (Focus on getting protein, not on lowering carbs) 1500 cal med. diet, additional strength training and 500 (whatever the unit is) of extended release metformin. I have not felt deprived, have had to cut out a lot of casual drinking to stay in calories and stay satieated, but I've lost 9 lbs in 2 months and am within 5-7 of where i'd like to learn to maintain. She explained that in peri-menopause response to insulin changes for some. Oh, in my first check up (almost at my second) I had lost 4 pounds but added a pound of muscle, so removed 5 pounds of fat from my body and added one of muscle.
Anonymous
Is this a chiropractor? Weight loss drugs are totally inappropriate for you. While you are 15 lbs more than you’d to be, your BMI is still in the heathy range and these 15 lbs should have no negative health impact. As you age, it is natural to gain a few pounds.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.

What about intermittent fasting?
Anonymous
Check out Semi-G. It’s working for a lot of people. Obviously talk to your doctor about it first.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.



Your fitness could definitely improve. Brisk walk 60 mins/day on non strength days. Also if you’re not lifting heavy, you won’t see much in the way of results. If you do, muscle weighs more than fat so…
Taking drugs with potentially nasty side effects for a vanity 15 is nuts when you really are not doing the bare minimum in terms of exercise.


You may getting too much advice here and overlooking common logic. Calories out/calories in. Cardio will do more for burning calories than lifting, especially if you're only doing light weights a couple times a week. You probably are underestimating your calories in.


"calories in, calories out" is more complicated than it seems. What constitutes a calorie "in," and what happens to that calorie and the impact that calorie makes, depends on things like the overall glycemic index of the meal, what you do before and after eating the calorie, and hormones (especially estrogen and cortisol levels). What constitutes a calorie out depends on hormones, individual differences in metabolism, other ways metabolism may have changed over time, etc.

Plus (and this might be the most important thing), a calorie deficit due to calorie reduction and cardio is often unsustainable. If you weigh 150 lbs and suddenly reduce to the overall calorie consumption + calorie burning of someone who weighs 110 lbs, your body will revolt and it highly unlikely that it will result in long-term change. The cerebral cortex is going to be powerless against strong urges of the hypothalmus. You have to work with *your* body and *your* brain instead of doing what works for other people. Usually this means slow lifestyle changes and avoiding intense hunger, and if it's relevant, learning how your body changes as hormones shift during perimenopause and menopause.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.

What about intermittent fasting?


IF is great for autoimmune conditions too, win/win.
Anonymous
For 15 pounds? No.

Put that money into a personal trainer.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Is there any way you can stop taking the SSRI? And pick up more exercise? Something more intense than walking, something that makes you sweat? Numerous studies have shown that exercise, especially high intensity exercise, is as or more effective than meditation for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression#:~:text=Exercise%20is%20as%20effective%20as%20antidepressants%20in%20some%20cases.&text=However%2C%20pills%20aren't%20the,severe%20depression%2C%22%20says%20Dr.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-exercise-more-effective-than-medication-for-depression-and-anxiety

Even if you can’t, take a spin class and you could kill two birds with one stone…


Yes, I did go off of it 6 months ago and no weight change.
I do weight lifting 3/4x a week for 45 min a sessioj with a trainer and daily pilates in a studio because I enjoy it. I don’t really think my fitness could improve. Before I picked up lifting I was actually spinning 3/4 days a week and switched to lifting because it’s supposed to be more effective than cardio.



Your fitness could definitely improve. Brisk walk 60 mins/day on non strength days. Also if you’re not lifting heavy, you won’t see much in the way of results. If you do, muscle weighs more than fat so…
Taking drugs with potentially nasty side effects for a vanity 15 is nuts when you really are not doing the bare minimum in terms of exercise.


10k is 5 miles a day! I walk/jog 3 miles a day every single day (other 4k are natural steps) , take a studio pilates every single day except Sunday and heavy lift 4x a week in a gym. Every single day people. I’m working out a ton.
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