Are my medications causing me to gain weight? – Live Webinar

This webinar originally aired live on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021.

In this webinar, we are discussing medications and the role they may have on our weight! We break down the myths and review the mechanisms of action, dive into the science and how we can successfully manage our weight and most importantly, our health!

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So… Diabetes is your fault?

On World Diabetes Day – November 14, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) told 460+ million people that Type 2 Diabetes is their fault. They brought this disease on themselves because they spent too much time sitting on the couch eating chips. Factors like genetics, socioeconomic status, environment, psychological stressors, medications, etc. have absolutely nothing to do with it. Join me as I discuss why this thought was dragged by Twitter and eventually taken down by WHO.

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Obesity is NOT your Fault!

It is not your fault that you have obesity. You did not choose to have obesity. Obesity is a chronic disease. Obesity is a risk factor. Obesity is a symptom. Just like diabetes. Just like high blood pressure. Just like high cholesterol. These are all chronic conditions. If managing obesity was a choice, and all you had to do was eat less and move more, you would not have a weight issue. There would be no obesity epidemic and I would likely have gone back to school at this point to be a psychiatrist. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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You are ALLOWED to Lose Weight!

You are also allowed to not lose weight.

I know, earth-shattering stuff. Nothing in this world is black and white. Your goals should be your own and for reasons that are truly important to you. It seems like the only way to fit in is by taking a position on one of the extremes and then throwing all logic out the window. This week, I want to empower you to do what feels good and right for you, and nobody else.

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The Brain and Obesity. Part 8 – Weight loss by increasing the cognitive capacity of our modern teenage brain!

Today in part 8, we discuss how to increase the number of actual coins the old man and teenager have to spend, either responsibly or irresponsibly. Sleep, working out, managing stress, and spending time with loved ones are all things that help develop resilience. They help you when you are in tough situations to make smarter decisions. Read my latest blog and learn what you can do to support your cognitive capacity.

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The Brain and Obesity. Part 7 – Weight Loss by Managing the Cognitive Capacity of our Modern Teenage Brain!

Every day, you wake up with a finite amount of cognitive capacity. I like to think of it like this – each day, you start with a certain number of coins and, over the course of the day, you spend those coins going about your daily activities. In this blog, I discuss cognitive capacity, those coins, the structure of a habit, how we incorporate change, and how we plan accordingly. Let’s dive in!

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