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    Stats: height: 170cm age: 62 weight: 88kg Main observations: body recomp has been a struggle since my mid 30s. weight/fat gain ramped up about 2 years ago energy/calorie intake has not changed training consistent 5 days/weeks resistance + cardio, but somewhat harder to work around increasing...
  2. Nelson Vergel

    Garcinia Cambogia: Liver injury linked to weight loss supplement mimics acute hepatitis with jaundice

    With obesity an ever-growing problem in the U.S., Garcinia cambogia, either alone or with green tea, has been promoted as yet another herbal/dietary supplement (HDS) for weight loss. Sporadic cases of liver failure from use of G. cambogia have been reported, but its role in liver injury has been...
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    Calories for cutting weight?

    On what calories have you been cutting weight? I'm about 25 percent body fat, currently 98kg, 1.85 and have muscle as well, working on a desk with relatively low level of activity. I have been lifting 3-4 times a week for the last 3 years. Im also on 2x500mg metformin for the last 2 years. I'm...
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    Testosterone vs. Weight Loss Surgery

    This is a news report on a presentation at the European and International Conference on Obesity. The research was funded by Bayer, who sells Nebido, the form of testosterone used in this study. The researchers collected data since 2004 of 471 men with functional hypogonadism, or low...
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    New Vitamin/Supplement/Nootropic Suggestions

    I am looking for a couple of vitamins/supplements/nootropics to try. I am 44 male, 6'2", 215lbs, and in decent shape. I recently had a full battery of tests done and the the only significant finding was low ferritin (see test results in "Blood Test Discussion" section). Here is a list of what...
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    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone

    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone BY DEREK BAGLEY JUN 2019 A study presented at ENDO 2019 shows that long-term testosterone therapy in men with obesity and hypogonadism can actually contribute to prolonged weight loss without an added risk for mortality or major...
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    Lipodrene Ephedra

    I didn't know Ephedra was still around. I decided to try Lipodrene cause it has it in it and wow. This stuff works great. Helps with my appetite and gives energy. Definitely helps me sweat more. Just a couple of days in but, I think I will keep a log of it to see if it will really help in the...
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    Rapid weight loss

    Weird. I stopped TRT 4/26/19. I weighed 281. Went on vacation and ate bbq, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, etc and drank like a sailor. Came home on May 6, ate burgers and fries at the airport, got home and ate pizza for dinner. 5/7/ stated a protocol to get off trt. 3 units of hcg a day...
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    OTC Fat Burners

    I was looking for a new fat burner to take since the original oxyelite pro is out of production. I came across Hydroxyelite. HydroxyElite® - DMHA - Extreme Diet Aid - Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals - SameDaySupplements.com Has anyone taken this before? How close is it to the original oxyelite?
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    Thyroid... numbers and peculiar happening since starting low dose NDT...

    Quick backstory... Been TRT for 9-10+ years, initially felt good for the first 6 months but over the next months/several years I became tired, suffering brain fog/memory issues, disinterested in things I was interested in prior, mild depression, up/down libido, sleep issues, weight gain...
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    What happen if we take a break from gym?

    Hi everyone, My question is to everyone what happens our body muscle or size reduce if we take a break of 1 week from the gym?
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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...
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    Study Finds People Overeat Processed Foods

    About a year ago I gave a talk on healthy aging and one of the points I made was that you shouldn't eat processed foods, because they are engineered by food scientists to make you overeat them. Today I heard about a new study by the NIH that confirms it. A preprint of the study is available, but...
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    How Important Is Exercise For Weight Loss?

    If you’d asked me a decade ago what was the best method of weight loss, if I choose only exercise or diet, but not both, I would have said exercise all day. That is, increase exercise, lean body mass, and so forth, to create a caloric deficit vs reducing calories if I could only choose one...
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    Carnivore Diet

    Will the carnivore diet raise your hematocrit and hemoglobin if you’re on trt? Has anyone had success with the carnivore diet?
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    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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    HRT and Weight Loss in Women: Videos

    Overcoming Challenges in Weight Management https://vimeo.com/274084389 Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women https://vimeo.com/272810946 HRT in Women Part 2 https://vimeo.com/274084004
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    Article: Do images of your personalized future body help you lose weight?

    Do images of your personalized future body help with lose weight? Do images of a personalized future body shape help with weight loss? A randomized controlled study. Ossolinski G, et al. Trials. 2017. Abstract BACKGROUND: This randomized controlled study evaluated a computer-generated...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Going Beyond Paleo - Free 28 Page PDF

    Going Beyond Paleo - Free 22 Page PDF The 8 Rules and 8 Habits for Successful Weight Loss Attached please find our free 22 page PDF on nutrition. It's designed both for the beginner who may have experimented with other diets, and especially for people who are looking to take their existing...
  22. Nelson Vergel

    Five Weight Loss Drugs Effective at Achieving at Least 5% Weight Loss

    "In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each associated with achieving at least a 5% weight loss at 52 weeks. Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia ) and...
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    Effects of long-term treatment with testosterone on weight and waist size

    Effects of long-term treatment with testosterone on weight and waist size in 411 hypogonadal men with obesity Classes I-III: Observational data from two registry studies Full Paper: http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/naam/pdf/ijo2015139a.pdf Background/Objectives Long-term...
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    unintentional weight loss/inability to gain weight

    so long story short, 21 year old male who's been on trt almost 10 months sustanon 125mg weekly split to 2 shots, hcg 250iux2 week. i've always been very skinny/skinnyfat guy but last couple years when all symptoms started (fatigue,general weakness, throbbing/pressure feeling in head, weird...
  25. 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...
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    How many calories do you need to gain or lose weight?

    This easy tool helps to determine how many calories you need to gain or lose weight. Use the desire weight as an input and do it again with your current weight. The difference will be the calories you would have to add or decrease to get to your weight gain or loss goal...
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    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...
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    FDA approves weight-management drug Contrave

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity. The drug is approved for use in adults...
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    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.
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    Fragment 176-191

    Does anyone have any experience with Fragment 176-191. i can seem to get ride of my gut. Without loosing muscle mass or size. Curious to know if anyone has any experience with this fragment. And what dosage would you take just to target belly fat? thanks
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    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.
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