LYL PODCAST EPISODE 094: Medically Managed Weight Loss

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Weight gain puts most menopausal women in a tight spot. The extra pounds would have been tolerable if shedding them were easy—but it’s not. And so sometimes it can be easier to stay in MENO-Misery and feel like a loser when the hard work doesn’t pay off. But what exactly is the culprit behind this?

In this podcast episode, I talk with Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal. He shares with us his personal story about obesity and how he was able to conquer it. Dr. Sabharwal explains the cause of obesity and what role medication plays in managing this disease. He also gives practical recommendations for those who want to manage their weight and why you don’t have to starve or deprive yourself to lose those extra pounds.

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What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction and Offer

[3:25] What got Dr. Sabharwal into obesity medicine

[10:31] The cause of obesity

[12:03] What to do with obesity during menopause

[14:15] The role of medication in managing obesity

[15:16] Metabolic surgeries

[20:09] The fat gene

[22:55] General recommendation for those who want to manage weight

[24:09] Meal replacements, protein powders

[30:45] The role metabolism plays in weight loss

[31:31] Eating what you want while losing weight

About the Guest:

Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM, Dipl. ABLM has trained in Internal Medicine both in India and the US, and is board certified in Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. His focus area has always been lifestyle diseases, especially obesity. His experience in India made him profoundly interested in the effects of nutrition on health and disease. He researched metabolic syndrome, which is often the outcome of obesity, during his MD in India. Dr. Sabharwal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and also a member of the Lipid Association of India and has been a speaker at various webinars, highlighting the importance of recognizing obesity and metabolic syndrome in cardiovascular Health. He was also a member of the committee responsible for formulating the Lipid Association of India Expert Consensus Statement on Management of Dyslipidemia in Indians 2020: Part III.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

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