We All Want to Be Skinny

We all want to be skinny.

It’s true.

I do. You do too.

It doesn’t always work out like that though.

Because of birthing children and harried lives and thyroid issues and not-so-clean diets and not-so-consistent exercise and I LOVE CHOCOLATE and a million other reasons.

And unfortunately, some of the medications I prescribe to help with mood disorders cause some weight gain. (Consider the trade-off though. Is a stable mood worth a thicker waist? It’s a personal decision.)


Here are the top 4 supplements I recommend for weight and appetite control:

Alpha-lipoic Acid. ALA for short. This one is a fat burner, and helps to speed up metabolism. It also helps lower blood sugar levels and decreases insulin insensitivity. 

Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix 1 tablespoon of this in a small cup of OJ (to mask the pungent acidity) along with some honey and cinnamon. Down it twice a day. Makes you feel full and it’s delish!

PGX Fiber. This one also promotes the feeling of fullness, or satiety, thereby helping to cut down on portion size. I would recommend the Wellbetx Brand.

N-Acetylcysteine. Or NAC for short. This one is an antioxidant that is a precursor to the uber-antioxidant, GLUTATHIONE. A big side effect of this one is appetite suppression, which we can use to our advantage.

Happy digesting friends!

{Remember that time when we talked about buying supplements? You can review here.}

Disclaimer: If you feel as though you are ruled by food, you might benefit from speaking with a professional to help you understand why. Please reach out to someone you trust, or get some help here.


Side effects may include Depression

There’s a pill for every ill, right? So, it’s pretty likely that a prescription medication you are on for a medical reason is worsening your mood and perhaps increasing your depression.

Sometimes certain prescription medications are non-negotiable, and going off them will mean rapid decline.

However, there are also times when a doctor might offer you a pill for an illness/issue that can be corrected in other ways (including everyone’s favorite: lifestyle changes. Yay!)

If you’re suffering from depressive symptoms, check your kitchen cabinet or your bathroom vanity for the following:

•Birth control pills

•Blood pressure medication (i.e. beta-blockers)

•Cholesterol meds (i.e. statins)

•Steroids (these are the worst)

•Pain pills (especially opioids or triptans)

•Anxiety or ‘nerve’ pills (especially benzos)

•Antibiotics (especially Isoniazid)


•Immunosuppressants (like methotrexate, or)

•Diuretics or ‘water pills’

•Reflux medications (i.e. Nexium)

•Hormone placements (i.e. Premarin)

•Accutane for acne

•Interferons for viral infections

If you have depression and stumble across any of these medications in your daily regimen DO NOT STOP them without talking to your doctor first. But please do have this conversation: There may be a better alternative to addressing a medical problem that won't take such a toll on yourmental wellness at the same time.