Meet the best version of yourself with Semaglutide!
Do you struggle to lose weight, no matter how little you eat? Are you frustrated at how hard it is to lose a few pounds? Semaglutide may help you!
We are now offering the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program, a comprehensive program to help you start getting that excess weight off. After the first visit to assess your situation and prescribe semaglutide ($99), the program includes two virtual visits with a nutritionist, the first month’s supply of semaglutide, and Dr. Reis monitoring your progress on the protocol.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a peptide (a small protein) that activates specific metabolic pathways in your body to enhance blood sugar metabolism and reduce appetite. Semaglutide is available commercially as several FDA-approved medications: Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy. The first two are FDA approved for diabetics whose blood sugar is not yet controlled, and Wegovy is FDA approved for the treatment of obesity.
How long does it take for Semaglutide to start working?
The effects of whether semaglutide works for you vary depending on the individual. This may take as little as up to five weeks to see a change, but others may have to wait until three to six months into the treatment to start noticing an adjustment.
In a scientific trial, participants who went on the treatment on average were able to optimize all the effects of semaglutide over a duration of 15 months. In fact, a gradual decrease in weight is likely to be healthier and sustainable for your body and mind to make safe adjustments to your treatment change. So, the outcomes do vary on the person, but many do in fact see a change – you just have to stay a bit patient!
How does Semaglutide induce weight loss?
Semaglutide helps individuals with weight loss through an added-on hormone response to someone’s insulin release, interconnecting with high blood sugar. This response gives you a reduced appetite, positive body response, and ultimately loss of weight – in a healthy way! In simple, laid out terms, semaglutide is also able to help with:
- The feeling of fullness and satisfaction from smaller meals
- More controlled and stable blood sugar levels
- Insulin secretion through the pancreas
Semaglutide is best combined with a trained coach who can help you track your food consumption and exercise journey. Incorporating both will enhance the effectiveness of semaglutide and help you notice a change in your body weight more quickly!
How much weight can you lose on Semaglutide?
So, what are the quantitative effects that semaglutide provides? How much weight does one normally lose with semaglutide treatment, mixed in with professional supervision from a certified nutritionist or health coach?
On average, a trial of people showed participants able to lose over 15% of their starting body weight from using semaglutide over about 15 months. Because the treatment made it easy for people to engage in a caloric deficit, where people consumed fewer calories than burned, it was an effective and safe method to gradually lose weight over time.
If you want to increase your probability of keeping lost weight off, health coaches recommend integrating regular workouts to your weight loss routine.
What steps do I need to take in a Semaglutide program?
The steps you need to take in partaking in a semaglutide program are quite straightforward, but it’s essential to get a consultation with your doctor or licensed professional to get a solid outline of the process to adhere to your needs.
There are multiple ways to inject the medication, including your upper thighs, arms, or abdomen – whichever your doctor instructs you to do and if you have a specific preference. The dose is slowly increased over three months and then continued for 6-12 months or until the goal weight is achieved. The medication is injected only once a week.
It is a good idea to reach out to your nutritionist and health coach to collectively decide on a diet and workout plan that is the best fit for you. Since semaglutide’s effects are there to help you feel more full, the nutrition coach will keep that in mind when creating your diet plan!
What should I eat while taking Semaglutide?
For some medications, foods are restricted – but not semaglutide. It is not necessary to restrict yourself from certain foods during the medication, but most individuals choose to reduce certain foods that they feel may negatively impact their goals, like carbohydrates or sugar-based sweets. This increases your chance of success.
Although this may be beneficial for the short-run, it is best to not strictly refrain from completely eliminating foods from your diet. You will want to maintain your diet and lifestyle change, so it’s important to account for some foods that may not be necessarily healthy as well. In order to stick to a long–term, healthy plan, work with a nutritionist to find a diet that best works for you and your needs.
You may also want to think about meal planning, as that can not only better your weight loss journey but it’s also great for budgeting as well! When thinking about foods to consume, it is recommended to incorporate more lean protein in combination with lesser carbohydrates to avoid bloating and build muscle strength. Some good examples of lean proteins are:
As for snacks, try incorporating more fruits and vegetables. These are high sources of fiber and vitamins, so they are very good for you.
Why use compounded Semaglutide?
Commercial semaglutide would be a good option for many people; however, insurance usually does not cover the cost. It typically costs from $800-1300/month. The other advantage of using a compounded product is that the pharmacy can add other ingredients, which may reduce the incidence of side effects.
What is included in the Semaglutide weight loss program?
Dr. Reis will do an initial diet evaluation for $99. She will then prescribe your medication and give you specific dosing instructions. You also will be referred to a nutrition coach. Your first two sessions with the nutrition coach are included with your first vial of semaglutide. Dr. Reis will continue to give you follow up guidance as you progress through your weight loss journey. Prices of semaglutide vary from time to time, so please call the office for current pricing.
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