As the new year begins (Happy 2023!) millions of people around the world are going to be doing all the things people always do at the first of the year… starting new diets, joining gyms, trying new routines.  By February 1st, most of those plans will have already been abandoned.  What if this year could be different?  What if this year you had a secret weapon?

Most people try to lose weight based on willpower alone.  And then when the temptations to eat and indulge are too great, it becomes easy to just give up.  What if there was a way to do this differently?  If you haven’t heard of Semaglutide yet, keep reading… it may change your life.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide, also known as (Wegovy™) is a prescription medication that helps with long-term weight management.  The medicine is given as a once per week injection (you’ll come get the injection at our office) that helps with weight loss when used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Several studies and our own experience have shown significant weight loss for patients taking Semaglutide.  Read the below statistic carefully.  Then read it again.

The largest clinical trial showed an average weight loss of 35lb (a 14.9% reduction from initial body weight) for people who used Semaglutide.This was five times greater weight loss than those who completed diet and exercise alone.

Did you catch that?  14.9% reduction in initial body weight and that’s the average.  What would 2023 look like for you if you could lose 15% of your body weight?  Would that change your life for the better?

You’re probably wondering what Semaglutide actually does or how it works.  Semaglutide in the body mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which sends the “I’m full” signal to the brain. In other words, it helps you feel full earlier and stay full longer. Glycemic control and insulin sensitivity also improve, helping to promote fat loss while reducing cravings. You’ll feel hungry less often and feel full sooner.  It makes a difference.

A few things to keep in mind.  First, all candidates for Semaglutide are given a health screening to determine eligibility. Patients who are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant may not be candidates for this medication. Also patients with a history of any of the following may not be candidates:

  • Diabetes with history of diabetic retinopathy
  • Personal or family history of thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A or 2B
  • Pancreatitis or kidney disease
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues

Most people enjoy the benefits of Semaglutide without experiencing significant side effects. The most commonly reported side effects include gastrointestinal effects such as abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, feeling bloated and gas. Other side effects include but are not limited to: tiredness, dizziness, headache, pancreatitis, and heartburn. Again, these are not common or to be expected, but they do occur and if you do experience these, please let us know and we will discuss alternative treatments.

Ready to Get Started?   Schedule your Complementary Consultation with one of our board-certified practitioners today!