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Incorporating Semaglutide into a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan


Weight loss management can be a challenge for even the most committed individuals. One of the newest additions to comprehensive weight loss is Semaglutide. The experts at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center give you a comprehensive rundown of Semaglutide and why you should add it to your weight loss plan.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor) medication. Its job is to mimic the GLP-1 hormone in the body. This hormone is released in response to eating food. When this hormone is released in the gut, it does a couple of things. It prompts the body to produce insulin to reduce glucose in the blood. This is why Semaglutide was originally utilized to manage diabetes in patients.

More importantly, GLP-1 can positively interact with the brain in high amounts. It will work to suppress your appetite and make you feel as if you’re full. When exercise and dieting are utilized in combination with Semaglutide, it can result in significant weight loss for individuals.

The Science Behind Semaglutide and Weight Loss Detailed

Semaglutide, known on the market as Wegovy, is typically prescribed in dosages of 2.4 milligrams. It’s administered via subcutaneous self-injections every week. One study on Semaglutide was performed on nearly 2,000 obese individuals, all of whom changed their diet and exercise programs. Half of these participants were given Semaglutide to help with their weight management.

After 68 weeks, the study revealed that around half of the participants taking Semaglutide lost 15 percent of their total body weight. One-third of the Semaglutide participants showed weight loss of 20 percent of their total body weight. The participants who weren’t given Semaglutide lost an average of 2.4 percent of their total body weight. 

There’s no doubt that Semaglutide is effective at helping people lose weight.

Integrating Semaglutide into a Weight Loss Plan

Those who are serious about losing a significant amount of weight will need to commit to a complete holistic weight loss program. While Semaglutide is a great tool to help aid in releasing excess body weight, it shouldn’t be used on its own. Adding in regular exercise and eating healthier are absolute necessities to maintaining your weight loss results.

Managing Expectations and Side Effects

As with any change in your regular diet and exercise routine, we will oversee your Semaglutide process as there are known side effects. If you’re considering incorporating this weight loss aid into your weight loss plan, you might experience the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Stomach Issues
  • Gastrointestinal Issues

Patients have found that if they start with lower dosages and step up from there, they experience fewer side effects from this weight loss treatment.

Long-Term Weight Management

As with any weight loss program, it’s imperative to understand how long you can stay on the prescribed medication. Typically, patients who don’t show any significant side effects to Semaglutide may utilize these self-injections for up to 68 weeks–but discuss this with us to get a more concrete timeline. Our patients usually end their Semaglutide use in less than a year.

After ending your Semaglutide treatment, there are various strategies that you can utilize to stop rebound weight gain. First and foremost, you need to make sleep a priority. Multiple studies have shown that lack of sleep leads to unwanted weight gain and increased hunger and can even mess with your body’s ability to control your blood sugar.

Another must-have priority in your life to maintain your Semaglutide weight loss results is movement. You need to make a plan to move more throughout your day. Scheduled exercise sessions, walks, sporting activities, and so forth are all great ways to prioritize moving around.

Semaglutide is a valuable tool in weight loss management for those who are obese. By understanding how it works and what you can do to amplify and maintain your results, this prescription injection can be a great asset to your overall health.

Let’s talk more about your weight loss goals

At Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, with practices in Phoenix, Chandler, and Glendale, we are committed to assisting you in integrating Semaglutide into your comprehensive weight loss regimen. Our team of certified physicians is poised to guide you with tailored treatment plans and deliver ongoing support and monitoring.

Schedule a consultation with us, and discover firsthand how Semaglutide can contribute to your enduring success in weight management.

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