Is Cannabis for Losing Weight A Scam? | cannabisMD

Is Cannabis for Losing Weight A Scam?

The Internet's Biggest Scam: How to Lose Weight Quickly

THere are plenty of diets out there that take your money,and no reults are ever to be seen. Is this the case with cannabis? Image Credit: By Nata-Lia on Shutterstock

Websites and ads litter the internet with lofty promises on how to lose weight fast, burn more calories, reduce water weight, and improve insulin levels all without even changing what you’re eating. The promise lures in many people, every day, desperate for any weight loss tips they can find. However, if burning fat, stopping weight gain, and giving a nice boost to your metabolism is your goal, you will require more than lofty promises. You will require results.

Unfortunately, over the long term, it is not possible to adjust your weight without adjusting your lifestyle and bodily inputs–or, in simpler terms, improving your diet and level of exercise. This is not to say there are not methods to increase your benefits from lifestyle changes.

Successful Weight Loss

The most successful methods of weight loss are intersectional approaches. You must not adjust your lifestyle and diet so incredibly that you can only keep up the regimen for a short period of time. You must add subtle changes to your life that are manageable. If your methods are unmanageable, you may lose weight in the short term but your body will bounce back as soon as your former lifestyle returns.

Things that can control your weight include a number of hours of sleep, consumption of lean protein or lack thereof, nutritional value of food, level of empty calories consumed, regularity of cardio workouts and interval training, and chemical and endocannabinoid stability.

Medical Aspects of Weight

If your metabolism slows down often or you struggle to feel full, it is also possible there is a more complex reason for your struggle with weight, such as binge eating disorder which involves using food for coping with trauma and emotional fulfillment and security more than fulfilling appetite or a range of physical ailments.

There are many different medical approaches for dealing with weight issues because it has serious health connotations. There are medical approaches to controlling appetite that do not require dangerous diet pills or pricey, dangerous surgeries. One of these approaches is medical cannabis.

Medical Cannabis and Weight Loss

Some findings from scientific studies, as well as the many anecdotal references to increased hunger and binge-eating, highlights how marijuana can trigger hunger mechanisms in our brains by releasing hormones. It is this combination of hormone receptor connection that lead to us feeling hungry.

There is some truth in the stereotype, but some strains of marijuana and combining lifestyle changes with marijuana may actually cause weight loss instead of weight gain. Studies on smoking marijuana have shown that it can lead to weight loss instead of weight gain. It is said to speed up ones metabolism and therefore you can burn more calories which aids towards weight loss.

people using cannabis are less likely to be obese than people who do not use cannabis.

Other studies that support these findings also highlight a correlation between cannabis use, low cholesterol levels and smaller waists with those who do not use cannabis. Lower cholesterol is the the most significant finding here as high cholesterol means more fat is in your body, especially bad fats such as trans fats. To say that cannabis could be an aid in lowering cholesterol in a similar way to sunflower oil (lowers cholesterol) is a serious claim which should be given consideration and further study.

From preliminary reports, researchers are speculating that this weight loss/increase in metabolism is due to the chemical properties of THC, full name tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is widely known as the cannabinoid from cannabis that gives you the high feeling when smoked. In other words its psychoactive. A scientific study, at the University of Calgary, into this claim, was carried out giving mice THC on a daily basis to see if it would impact on their weight. The following results where reported.

Giving mice THC daily led to:

  • Obese mice losing weight.
  • The weight of mice with regular weight where unaffected.

The University of Calgary researchers suggested this was due to how THC influences the gut microbiome that helps moderate digestion and weight. Studies in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Canada and How Do You Lose Weight?

If you are planning on setting incremental measures to change your lifestyle, with changes to your diet and level of exercise, CBD pure or CBD full spectrum with THC, if legal in your state and country, could be the little push you need to improve your weight loss results.

Before you acquire medical cannabis, you will require a doctor’s prescription. If you are in a state with easily accessible pure CBD, you can do so on your own accord. You may use THC or CBD with little to no risk in states and countries with legalized recreational cannabis as well.

Kerri Louise Watt
Kerri Louise Watt
Kerri Louise Watt is an experienced health and fitness advisor with 20 years of martial arts under her belt. She reports on the healthy lifestyle revolving around CBD and its future potential in fitness. You can find her work at

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