fat loss

  1. Milestones

    Weight Loss During a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet: Effect of Visceral and Subcutaneous Fat

    Effects of weight loss during a very low carbohydrate diet on specific adipose tissue depots and insulin sensitivity in older adults with obesity: a randomized clinical trial Nutr Metab (Lond). 2020 Aug 12;17:64. Abstract Background: Insulin resistance and accumulation of visceral adipose...
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    Fat Loss 'Hack'

    I have been playing around with intermittent fasting for a while now; eating in a controlled window helps me cut calories. On my non-lifting days, I was going as many as 24 hours without eating. But lately, I was finding it incredibly hard to be satiated. I'm on Ibutamoren, which may be...
  3. I

    Trying to control E2 via Fat loss, Daily injections, Calcium D-Glucarate, Metforming and Cialis

    After reading/hearing about the dangers (especially bone loss) of long term Anastrozol usage I have committed myself to control E2 using the following approach: 1) Lose more body fat: Already lost 35-40kg, but need to lose around 5-10 more to get into the single digits. Some people report...
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    Thyroid bloodwork: Should I consider Thyroid meds/supps for fat loss?

    I am meeting my endo on Monday and was wondering if I should bring up the topic of Thyroid meds to improve my fat loss results (not having much progress lately), what do you think? are these values sluggish or am I fine and just need to tune the diet more? Thanks! Complete Thyroid Blood work...
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    Topical licorice cream for fat loss?

    I came across a T-Nation article with Dr. Eric Serrano claiming you could spot reduce fat with licorice cream. So, I did a quick Google search and found this: Glycyrrhetinic acid, the active principle of licorice, can reduce the thickness of subcutaneous thigh fat through topical application. -...
  6. Nelson Vergel

    Can apple cider vinegar help with weight loss?

    Has anyone tried this? It makes me feel so full in the mornings ( I drink water before going to be with two tea spoons). It really reduces my appetite. I wonder how it would work with GH peptides like ipamorelin and or Metformin or Oxandrolone for decreasing visceral fat. It may be a good...
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    Stubborn Chest Fat! (despite low overall fat)

    I have had unusually high chest fat since I was in my 20's! It has been quite embarrassing most of my life, I'm in my 50's now. My father also had it. My TRT doc says it's not gyno, just fat. My body fat is overall very low, about 11 percent. I can see my abs a bit, yet the chest fat is still...
  8. Nelson Vergel

    Testosterone Therapy Increased Fat Loss During Low Calorie Diet in Obese Men with low T

    Effects of testosterone treatment on body fat and lean mass in obese men on a hypocaloric diet: a randomised controlled trial. Ng Tang Fui M, et al. BMC Med. 2016. Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether testosterone treatment has benefits on body composition over and above caloric restriction in men is...
  9. Nelson Vergel

    Athletes Lose Fat But Not Muscle by Intermittent Fasting

    Experienced strength athletes lose fat by intermittent fasting, not muscle mass or strength Strength athletes perform no better or worse if they do time-restricted feeding we wrote yesterday, based on an American study in which the participants did weight training for the first time in their...
  10. Nelson Vergel

    Skipping breakfast may lead to weight gain in men

    Men who skipped breakfast four to six times per week experienced a mean increase in waist circumference that was 0.2 cm vs. men who ate breakfast every day; men who skipped breakfast every day had a mean increase of 0.21 cm vs. men who ate breakfast every day. Annual changes in the waist...
  11. Nelson Vergel

    Testosterone Reduces Fat by Decreasing Leptin Resistance

    “The novelty in our study stems from the fact that we simultaneously investigated the effects of testosterone in the context of a rigorous weight-loss program,” Mathis Grossmann, MD, PhD, FRACP, professor in the department of medicine at the University of Melbourne, told Endocrine Today. “This...
  12. Fireproof

    Body Recomposition with TRT

    Hey Gents, I've been on a crappy TRT protocol (on my 2nd clinic now) and am changing to Defy Medical ASAP. Have my consult with Dr. Saya next week on Tuesday. Looking forward to the real experts getting me to my best. Question for you guys! I used to be really into fitness and nutrition and...
  13. Nelson Vergel

    Video: Truth and Lies About Fat Loss Supplements

    Today's google hangout with Jerry Brainum was a great success. I bet that anyone that watches this video will learn things they have never read before anywhere else about fat loss supplements. Take the time to watch it ! Here is the transcript: TRT Men's Webcast Rewind: Truth and Lies on...
  14. Nelson Vergel

    Interview with Jerry Brainum: Truth and Lies About Fat Loss Supplements

    Today's google hangout with Jerry Brainum was a great success. I bet that anyone that watches this video will learn things they have never read before anywhere else about fat loss supplements. Take the time to watch it ! Here is the transcript: TRT Men’s Webcast Rewind: Truth and Lies on...
  15. Nelson Vergel

    Webcast About Fat Loss Supplements

    Health expert Jerry Brainum (www.jerrybrainum.com) will speak about his findings during his 53 years of experience in the bodybuilding and fitness world. Don't miss this opportunity to ask him questions!  Click here and say YES under "Are you going?"...
  16. Nelson Vergel

    FDA Clears Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella) for Double Chins

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved deoxycholic acid (Kybella, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals) to help reduce double chins. The approval follows a unanimous vote on March 9 by the FDA's Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee in favor of deoxycholic acid injection...
  17. Nelson Vergel

    FDA Approved Prescription Diet Pills - 2015 Update

    2015 Prescription Diet Pills Xenical (orlistat). This prescription medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1999. Xenical is a lipase inhibitor which means it works by blocking the absorption of fat. Dieters must follow a low fat diet or they...
  18. Nelson Vergel

    Clinical Experience of a Diet Designed to Reduce Aging

    J Appl Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 Mar 3. Published in final edited form as: J Appl Res. 2009 Jan 1; 9(4): 159–165. Clinical Experience of a Diet Designed to Reduce Aging Ron Rosedale, M.D., Eric C. Westman, M.D., M.H.S.,1 and John P. Konhilas, Ph.D. Abstract Objective...
  19. Nelson Vergel

    How to decrease HIV related belly fat accumulation

    Decreasing HIV Related Belly Fat Accumulation In the mid-90s with the advent of the first antiretroviral (AVR) drug combination therapies, Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) lesions and lipodystrophy (wasting away of body fat) rapidly faded from public consciousness as signs of HIV infection. Only to be...
  20. Nelson Vergel

    The FDA finds drugs in weight loss supplements

    The FDA has caught several supplement companies adding medications to their weight loss supplements. Be aware that this industry is not regulated and that the FDA only does spot checks once in a while. The FDA Found Hundreds of Supplement Brands Tainted with Rx Drugs. Most Weren't Recalled.
  21. Nelson Vergel

    Bodybuilding?: Should You Get a Full Body DEXA Scan?

    This video about how a full body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan works as the best way to measure body composition. However, few clinics provide it since they only use DEXA to measure bone density in the lower back and pelvis. It required special calibration for a full body scan...
  22. Nelson Vergel

    Black tea reduces body fat in the short term

    Effects of black tea on body composition and metabolic outcomes related to cardiovascular disease risk: a randomized controlled trial. Bøhn SK, et al. Food Funct. 2014 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract There is increasing evidence that tea and its non-caffeine components (primarily...
  23. Nelson Vergel

    Overcoming Challenges in Weight Management

    In this video, Dr Justin Saya explains the challenges in weight loss management and the different therapies used to treat obesity.
  24. Nelson Vergel

    Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity

    Health care providers often use the body mass index (BMI) to help decide who may benefit from weight-loss drugs. BMI estimates overweight and obesity based on your height in relation to your weight. Your doctor may prescribe you a medication to treat your obesity if you are an adult with a BMI...
  25. Excel Male

    Sitting, standing, or walking: What’s the best way to work?

    "...a study that looked at 105 full-time office workers showed that those who sat longer were about three times as likely to have a waist circumference larger than 94cm (37 inches) for men or 80cm (31 inches) for women. Waist circumference, as you probably know, is strongly associated with...
  26. Nelson Vergel

    How to Lose Fat: Top Suggestions from Nelson Vergel

    Get real. Ask yourself: What is getting in the way of my health? What excuses am I using to not start giving a damn? There is no perfect time to start. Do it now, even if it means one change per week in your lifestyle choices. You deserve to feel and look the best you can! You cannot change...
  27. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson's Top Tricks for Fat Loss

    Get real. Ask yourself: What is getting in the way of my health? What excuses am I using to not start giving a damn? There is no perfect time to start. Do it now, even if it means one change per week in your lifestyle choices. You deserve to feel and look the best you can! You cannot change...
  28. Nelson Vergel

    Potential Benefits of Sermorelin and growth hormone releasing peptides

    Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, called Sermorelin - may provide a superior product for endogenous production of hGH (your own body's production of growth hormone). Unlike exogenous (injected) recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) that causes production of the bioactive hormone IGF-1 from...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    What is Sermorelin?

    What is Sermorelin Acetate? Sermorelin is a growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your own pituitary gland produce growth hormone. It is not covered by insurance and may be expensive. It can be obtained by prescription. It requires a daily injection under the skin. It may decrease body fat...
  30. Nelson Vergel

    How to Maximize Your Health - Practical Tips For Men and Women

    From the book: Testosterone: A Man's Guide (available on amazon) These are practical tips that anyone can start adding to their lives. Most have been proven to work by different scientific studies. Exercise with weights/machines three to four times a week for no more than one hour; this...
  31. Excel Male

    Clean Nutrition for Health, Muscle Gain and Fat Loss.

    By Nelson Vergel There is so much confusing and contradictory information out there about healthy eating. Our food choices can affect not only on our body shape and quality of life, but also mortality and on how well we age. The components of whole food. Foods are made up of many different...
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