No specific diet | No difficult workouts | Just results
No specific diet
No difficult workouts
You medical provider will discuss many options with you and create a plan to help you meet your weight loss goals.
New FDA Approved Weight Loss Treatment
Semaglutide is the cutting-edge FDA approved weight loss medication that mimics a naturally occurring hormone in your body to reduce your appetite and cravings and help burn that unwanted belly fat.
Studies have demonstrated that Semaglutide reduces appetite, improving control of eating by reducing food cravings, in addition to improving (blood sugar) glycemic control.
In fact, studies show that the weight loss from Semaglutide treatment is over twice that of any other FDA approved weight loss medication and it’s believed that the weight loss with Semaglutide tends to be more long standing than that achieved by other medicines or methods. This is demonstrated by the fact that Semaglutide use showed results of higher body fat lost along with a greater reduction in waist circumference, belly fat, and BMI. The majority of Semaglutide patients had a weight loss of at least 15% of their body weight with many losing more than 20%.
Benefits of Semaglutide
- Reduces food intake by lowering appetite
- Promotes satiety and fullness by slowing food digestion in the stomach
- Decreases body fat percentage through loss of visceral adipose tissue and belly fat
- Weight loss with decreased waist size (majority of patients lost at least 15% bodyweight)
- Improves cardiovascular risk profile including lowering cholesterol, inflammation, blood pressure and blood sugar
- Lowers HbA1c
- Enhances growth of B cells in the pancreas
- Prevents cognitive decline
Side effects can include:
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Bloating, Lack of appetite, Diarrhea, and Constipation.
This medication is well tolerated by most and we start you on a lower dose and gradually increase to minimize the unwanted effects.
Semaglutide should not be used if you or your family has a history of certain thyroid tumors or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type2 syndrome.
How Semaglutide Works
Semaglutide mimics GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone in our body. This hormone is intimately connected to stomach, liver and pancreas function as well as being part of the communication between the brain and digestive system. Thus, this medicine results in a delay in gastric emptying making you feel full longer, an improvement in blood glucose (sugar) utilization helping to burn carbohydrates for energy instead of storing them as fat, an increase in leptin sensitivity causing your body to preferentially burn body fat for a longer period of time, and changes to natural brain chemistry directly decreasing appetite. It is this combination of attacking weight/fat loss from so many different pathways along with an established safety profile that sets Semaglutide apart from all other weight loss medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Semaglutide is quickly becoming our most prescribed weight loss medication. If you struggle with healthy eating habits, cravings, or binge eating, Semaglutide is an excellent option for patients looking to lose weight. When taken regularly, Semaglutide helps reduce hunger cravings and increases the feeling of fullness much sooner. Additionally, it helps to aid the body in utilizing sugar for energy and burning visceral fat which allows you to attain greater overall weight loss than with most other methods. In fact, Semaglutide boasts weight loss results that are two times that of most other medications.
When it comes to medical weight loss programs, each body type reacts differently to Semaglutide. Some begin to see results including decreased appetite within the first few weeks (up to 20lbs in a month); others see remarkable results after months of use (totaling 20% bodyweight lost). One factor that determines the rate of success is how quickly you tolerate the medicine as the dose is increased. The most significant weight loss is seen once you are using the full dose.
Semaglutide is titrated or increased gradually in order to minimize the side effects (especially GI related). Studies conducted used a starting dose of .25 mg per week and then this dose was roughly doubled every month until the full dose of 2.4 mg per week was attained. This gave the body a chance to slowly accommodate to the changes this medicine made to the gut and glucose metabolism. We find that while almost all patients tolerate this treatment very well, some can titrate more quickly leading to faster results. Your physician will help you determine the optimal rate for you to maximize benefits while limiting unwanted side effects.
.25 mg Week 1-4
.50 mg Week 5-8
.1.0 mg Week 9-12
1.7 mg Week 13-16
2.4 mg Week 17+
Semaglutide injections are applied subcutaneously (very comfortably just under the skin with a tiny needle like insulin) once a week, any time of day, with or without food. One reason why Semaglutide is preferred by both doctors and patients alike is the ease of dosage administration and the unprecedented weight loss averaging 15-20% of total body weight.
A majority of healthy weight loss programs involve some diet or physical exercise. Semaglutide is shown to work without added exercise; however, patients will experience larger and quicker results with some form of doctor recommended exercise.