A lot of women especially are told our weight simply is the result of “calories in minus calories out” but more studies are showing our weight balance is not quite this simple. Hormones are a major component of how much excess weight we hold, and not just estradiol, progesterone and testosterone! But Leptin, Ghrelin, Cortisol, are GLP-1 all hormones related to our weight. At EHH, we will individualize your weight loss plan so you can achieve your weight goal and be the healthiest version of YOU! And while looking your best is so important, being your optimal weight and having a lean amount of visceral fat is key to preventing chronic health problems and improving our longevity.
Our Inbody 570 scale will show your body composition- how much of your weight is due to fat, water and muscle. A lot of times when starting weight loss plans and new exercise regimens, people find their scale number isn’t changing at home despite their hard work. The Inbody 570 will show that even if your weight is stable, you have replaced unhealthy excess fat with lean muscle.
WEIGHT LOSS OPTIONS
GLP-1: GLP-1 is in the class of drugs Glucagon-like Peptide Receptor Antagonist Or GLP-1 RA. It mimics incretin which is an important appetite hormone. Incretin tells our brain we are full. GLP-1 is a specific type of incretin that also tells your pancreas to make more insulin when you eat to balance out your blood sugars. While our natural GLP-1 only has effects for minutes, this class of medication lasts for days. Semaglutide came on the market in 2021 under the brand names Wegovy and Ozempic. Supply issues with these brand names and insurance coverage makes these highly effective drugs difficult for patients to get. It is given once weekly as an injection in your abdomen. Your first dose we will show you in the office! Side effects include pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. It should not be given if there is self or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or a rare condition called MEN.
The study that gained this drug approval showed that on average, patients taking this drug along with diet and exercise lost 15% of their weight in a 68 week study when compared to placebo. A key part too is that they kept the weight off! This landmark study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine – read it here
Tirzepatide is the newer weight loss peptide on the market under the brand name Mounjaro which is indicated commercially for Diabetes.. This injectable is a “twincretin” with it being a combination of the GLP-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) receptor agonist. It can reduce body weight by 20% as well as improve lipid (fat) metabolism. Like GLP-1, GIP is an incretin hormone but it is thought to be the more effective and essential incretin when it comes to insulin secretion. The combined effect of GLP-1 and GIP makes tirzepatide even more efficient at weight loss. This study was also published in the prestigious New England Journal Of Medicine – read it here
We also offer other weight loss options including oral low-dose naltrexone capsules, sermorelin injectables and Lipo- B injections.
We have a high quality Berberine supplement product as well and our Craving Combat oral supplement can help augment your weight loss plan!
Frequently Asked Questions
We do prescribe semaglutide and tirzepatide – both of these are weekly injections you can do at home. We offer in-office semaglutide injections as well to get you going and show you how to do the first dose.
We also off Lipo-B which is a high dose of vitamins and nutrients to help you burn fat. This is a twice weekly injection you would do at home.
We have oral options as well- we have both Buproprion/Naltrexone or Topiramate/Phentermine.
In addition to prescription options, we have weight loss supplements you can purchase same day- our Craving Combat can help decrease those carb and sugar cravings. Our Fiber supplement is a great and natural way to help during your weight loss journey as well!
Our Embody Weight Loss Medpax comes in daily packages. It is a combination of supplements including the highly studied Berberine, our high-quality Fiber, Lipoic Acid and Glycemic Factors.