What I shared with you yesterday was certainly not what I anticipated writing.
My intention was to talk about something that any person who has ever had an issue with food, weight, or any type of addiction can attest to…
How much mental energy goes into your journey.
When I first started prescribing Ozempic®, Wegovy®, and MounjaroTM, I did so to help my patients take control over their type 2 diabetes.
Especially when other lifestyle “prescriptions” weren’t enough. (That little voice inside their head continued to win.)
But after a few months on these drugs, my dear patients started reporting something really interesting…
Turn off the noise
A few months taking these drugs helped these patients achieve something we had tried endlessly to do…
Cut out cravings.
Apparently, they didn’t crave (or, at least, not as much) food, alcohol, cigarettes, candy, or any of their vices at all.
Then, a good friend of mine said something like this: “The food noise has all gone away… I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat, where I’m going to eat, will it be enough, will it be too much, how do I stick to my diet, etc.”
Well, folks, at that moment, it was like a light bulb went off above my head (just like in a cartoon).
As many of you know, I was an overweight child.
And it took a LOT of mental energy to battle that extra weight. I was constantly thinking about exercise and eating correctly, basically 24/7.
So, I sat back and thought about how nice it would be for all of that noise to just go away…
Cut those cravings (one way or another)
Something that always makes me laugh is how people, especially seniors, like to figure out where their next meal is coming from while in the middle of a meal.
Wouldn’t it be nice to turn off that portion of your brain?
For those of you who don’t live like this, kudos to you. But I believe it’s something that a lot of people deal with.
(I used to think I was alone in thinking about food all the time, despite staying lean and fit. But clearly, I’m not alone! And don’t be fooled… I still think of ice cream and other delicious things quite often.)
With the above drugsؙ—Ozempic®, Wegovy®, and MounjaroTM—it appears that incessant food noise goes silent.
Now, there’s no clinical definition for “food noise,” but just think of it as a constant rumination about food. If that sounds familiar, then taking steps to feel fuller faster and longer WILL help control that noise.
I can certainly appreciate the noise reduction associated with these drugs. (After all, they’re GLP-1 agonists. These receptors are in the brain and influence cravings and desires.) And they may be a great option for people who just can’t cut their cravings naturally.
But for me—and in my view—doing things naturally will always win. That’s where The A-List Diet and even The Hamptons Diet can help. These eating plans are designed around healthy, wholesome foods that fulfil nutritional needs and provide satiety. (Both will help cut cravings.)
Not to mention, revamping your diet will naturally improve your metabolic health—helping to slash diabetes risk, and more.
Remember, ultra-processed foods are quite literally designed to be hyperpalatable, leaving you wanting more. Meaning they quite literally sabotage weight-loss efforts.