So my mum said something to me a couple weeks ago and I’ve been sitting on it. The main reason is because sometimes I need time to let something sink in and come to terms with it and I like to do some independent research as well. She’s been watching something on TV where the expert involved said “you can’t outrun your calories” essentially explaining … Continue reading The unrealistic expectation of trying to outrun your calories
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder but I don’t think that counts here. Between work, health and a holiday life has been a bit hectic. The world of MC4r news has been quiet but luckily there is always some weight loss news to take centre stage. One day I hope I can open my internet browser and not see some article about expert … Continue reading Are these really the 2023 European Congress answers to the obesity epidemic?
Dieting is something I talk about every now and then and I’m not an advocate for any specific type of diet. My advice will always be do what works for you because our bodies are all different and what works for one person, may not work for the next person. Our diet choices can also be because of lifestyle. For instance, not everyone has time … Continue reading To diet or not to diet?
Guess who’s back… so, I’ve been MIA for personal reasons. I’m not going to get into that though. I keep thinking about a film. One day when I was feeling particularly low I decided to watch a movie that I though would make me feel better; it’s your typical, romantic comedy. Many people will know it or will have least heard of it, as it’s … Continue reading Inner beauty depiction in movies
Earlier this week a post appeared on my Instagram. Now I know the world is a little insane, and we have a day, week and month for just about everything. Personally I find it a bit over the top and I tend not to keep up with all of them. This post was particularly shocking to me when I saw it, because it was just … Continue reading The social media debate on EDAwarenessWeek and World Obesity Day
It’s been a hectic few weeks and I’ve not had much chance to sit and write. Luckily, there has been little MC4r news updates in the time I’ve been away. This tends to be the time I look into weight loss news, and it never disappoints to amaze me. Weight loss news saturated the internet with some of the most toxic content between commenting on … Continue reading Men vs Women: Double standards in media
I never know how to start a blog post, so let let’s just cut to the chase. Today I’m going to combine two posts because one is fairly small. There is not much news in the world of MC4r, but some results have been published regarding Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Overall, patients reported clinically meaningful improvements across multiple health-related quality … Continue reading Genetics or Lifestyle: 60 minute segment sparks debate about the causes of obesity
I think we live in a fantastic age of medicine, and it will only get better with time. I’m so pleased to see the amount of research that is being done into obesity and our genes. It makes me hopeful that one day, when a person says their weight is the cause of a medical condition a person won’t look at them sceptically. To this … Continue reading Study links genetic rearrangement to obesity
I hope all reading this had a very merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! I’ve been out of touch lately and I want to post more frequently in the new year. Hopefully with more positive news such as my last post. Hopefully things continue as they have been and 2023 will shape up to be a good year for those of … Continue reading Scientists link second gene to appetite regulation in MC4r gene
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals has announced that IMCIVREE (setmelanotide) has been granted marketing authorisation in Great Britain for treatment of obesity and control of hunger in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Firstly this is great news! After the last post I made, I thought it would take months, maybe even years before a drug like this would be given authorisation in the UK, considering how strict someone of their health … Continue reading Christmas has come early for MC4r patients with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in the UK
Lately social media has been a keen topic of discussion in my life. The general consensus is that it’s a toxic environment and has a big impact on mental health. I wrote a blog post previously on detoxing your social media. This is something I like to do fairly often, especially since social media algorithms have a habit of clouding our feeds with unrealistic and … Continue reading The impact of social media on mental health
I originally wasn’t going to talk about this but I’ve mentioned intermitted fasting a few times now. I don’t like the idea of promoting a diet so I’m going to do my best to not sound like I am. Over the years I’ve tried many diets from not eating carbs to keto and more; in the end, they’re not for me or sustainable. Around Christmas … Continue reading My experience with intermittent fasting