Does medical marijuana help people lose weight?
That is a heavy question, no pun intended.Well ok maybe a little.
So before we answer this question , does medical marijuana help people lose weight , let’s discuss the role of medical marijuana.
Again, Scarlett and I are not Doctors but we are advocates for our patientls, families, our families,friends and anyone else that we can help inform.
We just want to share what we have learned with the goal for you to research for your needs and discuss with your physician/ health care team.
How does medical marijuana work exactly and its role in the medical field?
Glad you asked .
More and more research shows the benefits of medical marijuana for many health issues and diagnosis.
First let’s discuss what does overweight mean and then later we can discuss the multitude of complications of being over weight.
Have you heard of these words , or have you used these words regarding being overweight?
Big boned, stout, looking real meaty ,flabby, fat,plump,over size, full figured, just big all over, corpulent,gross, broad, or portly?
None of these terms are kind.I have often wondered how the darn dryer kept shrinking my clothes.Denial is a powerful tool huh?
Until it isn’t. Until your doctor sits you down and says “ Houston we have a problem”
Don’t know about you but when I look at pictures of myself I either deny the excessive weight looking at me or I act like one day I woke up and oh my gosh , look what happened to me while I slept last nite .
Really ? Really!
I knew that my pants, blouse , and undies were getting tight.Back to the darn dryer right?
Instead of taking notice of my lifestyle ,my obvious issues, I chose to go shopping for larger clothing !!!
Oh yes I did ! So now overweight and less money in savings because I couldn’t / wouldn’t look at the big picture. Yes pun intended.
Have you ever been out in public and you literally hid from the ex that just walked in because you were embarrassed of your size?
Yep, sure I have. I am grown yet I am behaving so immaturely.
How do we justify our numbers on the scale increasing,and our clothing no longer fitting without hesitation?
For me , I apparently have been doing so very well.
Back to the md staring at me face to face .
No where to hide.Me in my paper gown with extremely white skin.It is dead winter.
Not a pretty picture.
Have you ever wondered why does tan fat look better than pale fat? Lol.Fat is fat.But to me it looks better tan.
What determines if one is over weight ?
The National Institution of Health( NIH)” now determines overweight in terms of BMI( the body mass index)which is a persons weight in kilograms(kg)divided by their height in meters (m)squared.”
The body mass index ( BMI) for a person who is 5’3 and weight of 125 lbs is 22.7 or 23.
A BMI of 25 or above are considered at higher risk for many health complications.
Now don’t get overweight and obesity confused.
Obesity is described by the “National Institutes of Health ( NIH)as a BMI ( Body Mass Index)of 30 and above.”
Now that we know what overweight is let’s talk about causes –
Well there are many factors. Such as genetics, diet, and oh my gosh the E word.Lack of exercise.Say it ain’t so.
Environmental issues are important as well.
Some have limited parks, or funds to join a gym.
Oversized portions of food.How many times have you been asked at a fast food restaurant “ do you wanna upgrade ? Which means more calories.
And oh my goodness, tv commercials are so enticing are they not? Yummmm
I am jonesing for a Dairy Queen Sundae right now !
Hormones can jack your weight as well
Then the adverse effects of medicine.There are many.
Did you know stress, and lack of sleep put you at higher risk for being overweight?
So what are the complications of being overweight? Here are a few-
Fatty Liver Disease
What are traditional ways to lose weight you ask ?
It really helps to have support. Someone to help with support and accountability.
Move, move and move .Physical activity.
Avoid artificial sweeteners
Sleep more Stress less
Use small plates
Eat when your hungry not because your bored
Lastly – medicine or surgery
Now let’s talk about medical marijuana-CBD
Much research shows great benefits regarding weight loss and many more issues / diagnoses including without those adverse effects of medicine.