Weight loss ‘quick fixes’: Are they worth it? | The Carol Ofori Podcast

Weight loss ‘quick fixes’: Are they worth it?

There’s a new weight loss craze that’s taking the world by storm, with many people reporting great success. 

Weight loss ‘quick fixes’: Are they worth it?
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It is a medication used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but is now also being used for weight loss, with many doctors prescribing it “off-label” for this purpose. 

As a result of its indiscriminate and ‘off-label’ use, we are not allowed to use the name of the drug but can tell you it is a semaglutide and is from a class of medicines called GLP-1s.  It is usually administered as a daily or weekly injection. 

Celebrity Endorsements and Weight Loss Trends

Well-known international celebs such as Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Osbourne, Elon Musk and Khloe Kardashian have all been linked to this drug, and as a result, arguably contributing towards its popularity. 

So, Carol Ofori decided to go on a fact-finding mission on The Carol Ofori Podcast

Real-Life Testimonials: Users' Experiences with Semaglutide

In the first part of this episode, Carol speaks to two people who have direct experience with using this drug for weight loss, 48-year-old Robynne Fitzpatrick and her son, 19-year-old Michael. 

Michael’s father, Chris Fitzpatrick, who is a sports nutritionist and former bodybuilder, also joins the conversation.

An Holistic Approach to Weight Management

To provide a balanced perspective, Carol seeks the professional opinion of Dr. Sundeep Ruder, an endocrinologist with an extensive background in the field. He delves into the science behind GLP-1s, their role in weight management, and the ethical considerations surrounding their off-label application for weight loss. 

Dr Ruder also emphasises the importance of looking beyond medication to address the root causes of obesity, advocating for a holistic approach to health and well-being.

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Carol Ofori with Tol Ass Mo and Mome
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In the last episode of The Carol Ofori Podcast, Carol has a frank conversation with former reality TV star couple, Mongezi ‘Tol A$$ Mo’ Mahlangu and his wife, Mome.

Top South African comedian Tol A$$ Mo and his wife Mome hold nothing back in this brave and unreserved conversation on The Carol Ofori Podcast.

Tol A$$ Mo was accused of rape by model Lerato Moloi in 2020 and then cleared of all charges in August 2022.

“I was not even just acquitted. I was vindicated. I was proven completely innocent in the court of law. And it was found that [Lerato] lied about the entire incident,” Tol A$$ Mo explains.

Speaking to Carol Ofori, the couple openly discussed Tol A$$ Mo's tumultuous journey through the false rape accusation and his subsequent mental health struggles, as well as the impact on his career and personal life.  The couple also shares personal insights into their experiences during the trial, the challenges to their marriage, and Tol A$$ Mo's controversial statements. 

Listen to the full interview below.

Meanwhile, in an earlier episode of The Carol Ofori Podcast, Carol had a conversation with author and Google’s Country Director in South Africa, Dr Alistair Mokoena that will change the dialogue you have with yourself and enable you to reframe negative thoughts as ‘fuel’. Dr Mokoena explains the importance of celebrating every success along the way, instead of waiting for the ‘big victories’ as we need the small wins to keep us motivated.

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