Get Fit Fast: Obesity Being Cured with Testosterone

Author: AlphaMD

In this video, we're going to discuss how obesity is being cured with testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a big role in regulating your body weight. More and more, doctors are prescribing testosterone therapy to patients who are obese, because testosterone has been shown to help reduce body weight.

Watch this video to learn about the benefits of testosterone therapy for the treatment of obesity. We'll discuss the mechanisms by which testosterone therapy works, as well as some first hand experiences.


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Brian Mckinley: hey, welcome back. We're doing another video. Today we're gonna be talking about obesity and testosterone as it relates to TRT treatments and kind of our views on it. So Brian with Alphamdee Garrett is here with me today.

Garrett Soames: Hello.

Brian Mckinley:  And we're gonna just chat a bit about it. So, you know, the start of I, I was really overweight in the past. We're talking a hundred pounds of pure fat loss and getting some extra skin cut off, right? And so you know for me testosterone really helped me shake that image. I want for myself, even after the operations, I never really felt like I was there. I never really thought, like, I had the masculine features that I wanted. I just had lost the weight. And so from just a feeling standpoint, made me feel great. Put me where I belonged because my tea was low.

Garrett Soames: so you you had lost so much weight that you had actual skin removed like,

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah, I had a big surgery on my stomach and took off, like Did the whole thing did the whole thing where they're like? Yeah, you have a belly button. We're gonna take your stomach. Push it down. You get a new hole for your belly button, put it right there.

Garrett Soames: So they make a brand new belly button, really?

Brian Mckinley: Well, they keep your old one, they cut around it, you know, sorry for the gross that they cut around it,…

Garrett Soames:  Okay.

Brian Mckinley: but then they kind of take your, your skin from up here and just stretch it down, slice a new hole, and just sew it back there. Yeah, the belly button.


Garrett Soames:  Oh, wow. Okay. Okay.

Brian Mckinley: Stays put the skin, the skin moves. Yeah.

Garrett Soames: Let's get okay. Okay, that's yeah, I had no idea really. I'd never really you know researched that that procedure and…

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah, it's

Garrett Soames: it was you just need the belly done. Like I know some people sometimes will get it like under their arms,…

Brian Mckinley: Yeah. Well,…

Garrett Soames: right? Did you ever

Brian Mckinley: I mean that's where the testosterone comes in, right?

Garrett Soames:  All right, fill out. Fill out the extra, right? Okay.

Brian Mckinley: Fill out that part. Yeah. No I lost I lost the weight in the first place but They didn't actually advise you to go back in and do like some back surgery because like you get the lower back extra skin, too. but, It's one of those things where it's like you generally feel like as a man six pack and…

Garrett Soames:  Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: like front, all that matters. Yeah. I got some back fat. There. And extra skin back there.

Garrett Soames:  Mmm.

Brian Mckinley: That I'm very self-conscious about, but do I want to go back under the knife for it. Not really. Not yet, anyways.

Garrett Soames: Yeah. Well and you know even when you have that much weight to lose I feel like there's not as much extra skin stretching because even if you put on that on your back it's nowhere near as much as like the front.

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah.

Garrett Soames: Right? So

Brian Mckinley: yeah, I mean, you know it was one of those things where I would do like, do like push-ups, I mean, look down at your stomach and it would be like folds of skin, just kind of like hanging down and you'd be like, Oh, Yeah.

Garrett Soames:  Like curtains.

Brian Mckinley: Okay. And like you feel great about yourself but you're like, man, I still don't feel hot. So like surgery plus testosterone.

Garrett Soames: What sure, no. I

Brian Mckinley: That put me back where I felt like Yeah, damn, I look good.

Garrett Soames:  Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: And so without testosterone I wouldn't have made that full journey To feeling good with myself again.

Garrett Soames: Yeah, well I mean it makes sense. Right. You know, you know low T will obviously put you at risk. We're putting on the extra fat in the first place, right? You know, metabolism slows and you're more likely to convert, you know, to estrogen. And and then that's it's own self perpetuating cycle because, you know, the Um, the aromatase is in fat. So the more fat you have, the more estrogen, you you convert convert,…

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah.

Garrett Soames: right? So it's like the, the extra fat, suppressing, your testosterone and converting more into estrogen and estrogen helps. You gain that weight, right? So it's just like,

Brian Mckinley: It's it's almost hardest at the beginning because of all that and it's like, I lost a lot of weight. I feel like a lot of people lose a lot of weight before they try testosterone and it's just like If you had done that, while you were doing that, you would have lost less muscle along the way too.

Garrett Soames: Mmm. Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: Because that really yeah.

Garrett Soames: Well yeah. Yeah, well that's a big problem because you know, I've worked in obesity medicine and like, you know, we really encourage these people to lose weight and we're like, you know, you know and it's really motivational the faster they lose weight. So in their head they're like this is working. This is working. And the problem is the faster you lose weight. The more likely is that some of that muscle mass that that's being lost too, right? So,

Brian Mckinley: Yeah, like a large part of it. And, you know, you say you're working obesity, He worked in obesity like essentially before and like I don't know my my bro science that I've told people who are significantly overweight. I told them just like To a crash course diet like just lose the weight, you know, Don't do it like the bodybuilders, do it, where they're only looking for two pounds a week. Like and you're 200 pounds over weight. Like you just lose its like, sacrifice your muscles, just go. And like That's the wrong kind of kind of vibe but for me, you know, and being around other people who are obese. That that's what I did was just like a crash course,…

Garrett Soames: Think. Sure.

Brian Mckinley: you know, it doesn't give you a pot belly, but it gets you there a lot quicker.

Garrett Soames: Well again, I I in totally in agreement with that because in my experience, with these people who were losing weight is, if they're only losing a pound or two a week there, they get really frustrated because they're like, well, I still got like 150 pounds to lose, right? And so that that like really far off for them. So, I agree actually in the beginning, sometimes you really just got a just bite the bullet and just, you know, really do a bit of a crash diet. So that your mom says,…

Brian Mckinley: Yeah.

Garrett Soames: Oh I can do this. I can lose this kind of way, I can lose four or five pounds a week. True. A lot of that water weight in the beginning and…

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah.

Garrett Soames: stuff like that, but it's super important. I think for the mental health of people to try to really, just hit it hard in the beginning because of,…

Brian Mckinley: Okay. Yeah.

Garrett Soames: you know, the motivational aspect of seeing the, the weight, you know, melt off like that. But yeah, adding test testosterone TRT helps, to prevent the associated loss of muscle mass with it, right?

Brian Mckinley: and makes it easier to like your metabolism increases like Now that I know what, I know if only I had access to that in the past, right, which I didn't, but now it's it's so much easier to have access to TRT. I mean, like you said it, it gets rid of fat helps maintain the muscle and increase your metabolism. Also, like generally improves your Your your ratios of where those muscles are going to be giving you that more masculine figure reinforcing that, like, Yeah, I look good feeling. I can keep doing it type of thing.

Garrett Soames: Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: I mean, it really does kind of work for everything for obesity. Like it's like, it's the anti obesity drug almost.

Garrett Soames: Yeah. Well you know it's funny because you know one of our one of our patients. He actually sent me images of his bioelectrical impedance like body composition readings. It was like an INBODY machine. You know, which again measures your Fat versus muscle content and whatnot. And in bodies actually one of the better companies out there. It's very accurate and in like and what's interesting is he showed it to me, he had a test from before he started TRT and…

Brian Mckinley: Okay. Yeah.

Garrett Soames: then six weeks later, After starting and it only six weeks, get this. From going from, you know, low testosterone to just, you know, high normal testosterone. He put on five pounds of muscle in six weeks and lost seven pounds of fat in six weeks. Like seriously, like we can all I can maybe we can post it, you know, some images of it because also we'll black out his name or whatever but it. Yeah, if he added five pounds of muscle and lost seven pounds of fat in six weeks time, it's crazy. It was crazy.

Brian Mckinley:  That is actually kind of because that's like that's like beginner games like cranked up to 11. but,

Garrett Soames: Right. Right. This wasn't a young man. I mean he's 40. I mean I guess that could be considered him by some…

Brian Mckinley:  Yeah.

Garrett Soames: but like he yeah he he put on five pounds of muscle in six weeks just by starting to your tea and it's it's and lost seven pounds of fat. That's you know that that just proves to you. Like how? Potent. It really is to actually you know, the difference between guys who have, you know, Low, you know, low end of normal or even low testosterone versus guys who have optimized testosterone. So, Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: Yeah, for sure.

Garrett Soames: So I ultimately though yeah testosterone and obesity they really do. Go hand in hand. I, you know I've worked in both men's health and in obesity medicine and in both cases, I just feel like like every time I was treating obesity and man I would always test for their testosterone levels and I would say again this is just maybe a rough estimate but I would say about 70% of the men…

Brian Mckinley:  Right.

Garrett Soames: who were obese had low testosterone

Brian Mckinley: That's crazy. Which I mean, makes sense, especially for the country, we live in but yeah,…

Garrett Soames: Yeah.

Brian Mckinley: so I don't know if you're obese and you don't know what your testosterone numbers are, probably get it checked out because, you know, even as someone who beat obesity without testosterone, like, if I had done it earlier, I think my life would want a lot. Easier and had like better results I don't know what it would have been a better journey but like just get tested I think that's the message here obese. Just get tested.

Garrett Soames:  Yeah, makes sense to me man. Well yeah, I hope, I hope people at least it, you know, if they are struggling with their weight that they do at least talk to their doctor about getting tested, you know, because again, it may be just as simple as, you know, improving your diet a little bit exercising. But then again, also adding TRT to really round it out. And actually getting, you know, the best results you can get.

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