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Should You Try Semiglutide? with Dr. Amie Hornaman

Do you need a long-term solution to weight loss? Obesity has become an epidemic, and many women are now using peptide diabetic medications to help them start their weight loss journey. Today on Menopause Mastery, we discuss the efficacy of using diabetic medications as a weight loss remedy with Dr. Amie Hornaman. She is the host of The Thyroid Fixer podcast and founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization; Dr. Hornaman is the premier authority on balancing hormones and is helping thousands of women reclaim their health. In this episode, she breaks down the positive and negative side effects of drugs like Mounjaro, Metformin, and other peptide-based medications.

Peptides intended for diabetics have the indirect effect of appetite reduction and can slow digestion so that you feel full longer. They have become a popular tool to help women shift their eating habits and quickly lose weight when other diets have failed. However, Dr. Hornaman warns of the unintended consequences when patients use these medications as a crutch without making any lifestyle changes.

If used properly, these medications can potentially have anti-aging effects and help you quickly shift to a healthy weight. The problem is women think they can use these medications for a short time to lose weight fast, but Dr. Hornaman warns that if used this way, you will put on weight as quickly as you lost it.

If you’re struggling to maintain a healthy weight, tune in to learn how you can use peptides to bio-hack your weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • [3:00] The Real Skinny on Weight Loss Medications
  • [5:20] The Popularity of Mounjaro for Non-Diabetics
  • [12:00] Not a Crutch but a Short-Term Bio-Hack
  • [17:00] The Rebound Hunger
  • [23:00] The Benefits of Glucagon Itself
  • [31:00] Off-Label Uses of Peptides
  • [35:00] The Negative Side Effects
  • [37:00] The Risk of Lean Muscle Loss

Memorable Quotes:

“You cannot use it as a crutch. I see it as a more of a short-term bio-hack that may be able to be utilized in a different way, spaced out, as a kind of a maintenance dose.” [12:40] -Dr.Hornaman

“The rebound hunger was like nothing I ever experienced. It was insatiable hunger that came back on, so of course, the concern is; am I going to gain the weight back? if this is truly reducing my appetite.” [17:00] -Dr.Hornaman

“If you are going to use this as a true long-term, weight loss, health benefits tool, you have to force the food, specifically the protein, and I don’t want to hear the excuse that you’re not hungry.” [45:35] -Dr. Hornaman


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