The joys of fatherhood — playing with the kids… and packing on the pounds. The term “dad bod” was coined to describe a man’s body type that is slightly out of shape and has a rounder appearance. For many fathers, this weight gain can be due to aging, the stress of parenting, loss of sleep, eating unhealthy meals out of convenience, and having less time to exercise.
What’s more, pop culture has falsely claimed that women prefer the body type due its “softness for cuddling” and “less-intimidating” look. However, according to a recent survey, the majority of women prefer men who are in shape over those with a dad bod. Keep that in mind the next time you try to tell yourself the ladies love a dad bod!
With summer right around the corner, now is the time to focus on bettering yourself with medically-based weight loss solutions to get back the sculpted body you had before the kids came along. So whether you are a dad — or just happen to have a dad bod — continue reading to learn about four treatments to get you back to your peak fitness level.
The dad bod is described as possessing an increased amount of stomach fat, scientifically known as visceral fat. This type of fat is stored within the abdominal cavity and surrounds vital organs including the liver, stomach, and intestines — it can even build up in the arteries. Too much visceral fat increases your risk of a variety of health conditions including:
Men who have a waist over 40 inches are at an increased risk for the health risks listed above.
As men age, testosterone levels naturally begin to decline. Therefore, your dad bod figure could be due to low testosterone levels. Research has proven that the increased visceral fat can further interfere with testosterone production causing a vicious cycle that can throw your hormone levels out of balance.
In order to put a stop to this, it’s important to replace the testosterone in your body and get your levels back to normal.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy has a myriad of weight loss benefits including increased lean body mass and muscular strength, higher energy levels, and reduced body fat. Additional health benefits include improved blood cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
At Lowcountry Male, we can work with you to create a customized testosterone replacement plan that suits your individual needs and lifestyle. We offer a variety of administration methods including the following:
Our physicians can recommend an appropriate administration method for Testosterone Replacement Therapy based on your personal preferences.
iPamorelin Peptide is a bioidentical hormone therapy that is effective for helping you reach your body composition goals. The Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP) stimulates the pituitary gland within the body to release natural growth hormone (GH), thus activating the cells which support muscle growth.
Some of the benefits of iPamorelin Peptide include increased fat burning, additional energy and endurance, and improved lean muscle mass. Simply taking the peptide alone can help you become lean and shed stubborn body fat.
iPamorelin is typically administered through in-office injections. Our physicians can recommend an appropriate dosage based on your needs.
If your dad bod is a little more serious than you would like to admit, then increased measures may need to be taken to combat your weight gain.
At Lowcountry Male, we offer the popular anti-obesity drug, AOD-9604. AOD is a Growth Hormone Releasing peptide fragment that works by stimulating lipolysis (the breakdown or destruction of fat) and inhibiting lipogenesis (the transformation of nonfat food materials into body fat). This process regulates fat metabolism, allowing the body to burn more fat overall. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, AOD 9604 will get you in shape in no time.
The many wellness benefits of AOD 9604 include increased ability to burn fat, higher energy levels, and increased muscle recovery. As a result, you will look and feel better about yourself, allowing you to be a better parent as well.
AOD-9604 can be administered via subcutaneous injections or taken orally. Our medical professionals can discuss your preferences to prescribe the best administration plan.
If you are hitting the gym, but can’t seem to shed the pounds, appetite may be to blame. The most widely prescribed weight loss medication in the U.S. is available at Lowcountry Male to help you get your cravings under control.
Phetermine helps to decrease hunger, curb cravings, and allow you to feel full for longer. The goal is to curb cravings so that you can get ahead and start losing pounds.
Phentermine is taken orally in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Our physicians can work with you to create a diet and exercise plan to be used in conjunction with your dose.
It’s simple, getting rid of your dad bod will boost your self confidence and improve your body image. However, it’s not just about appearance!
Losing weight leads to increased productivity and energy, allowing you to spend more time doing fun activities with your kids. Later in your life, your kids will appreciate having their dad around for longer because of the reduced health risks from losing weight.
At Lowcountry Male, we are ready to help you and develop a weight loss plan that suits you best. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on how we can help you transform your dad bod.
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