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Weight Loss "Wisdom"
September 13, 2022 - Issue #6
The Doctor is In...
Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)
A promising new medication for weight loss

With dramatically increasing rates of obesity across the United States and the world, obesity is a serious disease that calls for greater intervention and accessible treatments. Mounjaro, also known as Tirzepatide, a brand new medication approved by the FDA in May 2022, rises to the occasion. Although currently indicated for use in patients with type 2 diabetes, it shows incredible weight loss results independent of the diagnosis of diabetes.   

Studies show that about 9 out of 10 individuals with obesity lost weight while taking Mounjaro. In fact, it outperforms some of the existing weight loss medications that we have on the market. Results from a recent study show that Mounjaro, at the highest dose, may actually work as well as bariatric surgery! 

Mounjaro, like Wegovy(semaglutide) and Ozempic, is a once a week injectable medication. It is unique however, in that it targets two hormones, called GIP and GLP1  (Wegovy and Ozempic target just GLP1).
Both of these hormones are involved in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels as well as controlling hunger and cravings. 

We know that the disease of obesity will not go away on its own. It is a chronic disease that requires medical intervention. We need to make the most of every tool we have in our toolbox to combat it.  As a board-certified obesity medicine specialist, I think that Mounjaro may be a game-changer for the treatment of obesity.

Mounjaro, as well as all the other prescription weight loss medications, are used safely and effectively during both the weight loss phase and the maintenance phase to help keep the weight off.

Call us to set up a consultation and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about Mounjaro or any of the other prescription weight loss medications.
Did You Know?
We need adequate vitamins for proper functioning of the body. Typically, a well balanced diet provides us with all the necessary vitamins and minerals.

Most of us tend to group all vitamins together, but there are actually two different types: water-soluble and fat-soluble.

Water-soluble vitamins, like B and C, don't get stored in the body. They enter the bloodstream, and whatever doesn't get used, gets eliminated through the urine.

However, fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K, can be stored in the body, sometimes for as long as 6 months. Therefore, be careful not to take too much of these vitamins as it is possible to overdose on them, leading to serious health issues.
Wellness Corner

We have an amazing team here at PPWWC. Meet Jackie, our super knowledgeable Nutritionist.

Here are 10 foods you won't find in their kitchen!

  1. Yogurt/cottage cheese with fruit on the bottom
  2. Juice
  3. Processed meats (hot dogs, chicken nuggets)
  4. Boxed cereals
  5. American cheese/velveeta
  6. Flavored instant oatmeal
  7. Frozen “diet” meals
  8. Granola bars
  9. Dried fruit
  10. Reduced fat peanut butter

Featured Recipe

Saturday Skillet Breakfast
Ingredients:     
12 slices Turkey bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium potato, cut into small cubes
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 green or red pepper, diced
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 carton 8 oz. frozen, thawed or refrigerated cholesterol-free egg product, beaten

Directions: Place turkey bacon, pepper and potato in non-stick skillet. 

Cook on medium heat 12 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender, stirring frequently.  
Stir in onions and chili powder. 

Pour egg product evenly over mixture; cover. 

Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes or until mixture is set. 

Cut into 4 wedges.

Serves 4        
Calories 160, Protein 12g, Net Carbs 8g
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