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Learn more about what is involved with Semaglutide weight loss in Columbia. We also offer targeted fat loss with Cryo-Slimming to maximize your results.
What Is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a drug that was originally created for diabetes. It acts on the glucagon like peptide receptor-1 in the hypothalamus and hindbrain portions of the brain to make patients feel full. In doing so, it significantly reduces patients’ appetites causing them to lose significant amounts of weight.
How much weight can you lose on Semaglutide?
According to statistics, people using the lowest, introductory dose of Semaglutide can lose an average of 7.7 pounds in just 4 weeks! Patients receive a weekly injection of Semaglutide at the next higher dose as tolerated every 28 days. Patientstypically continue to lose weight when they receive higher doses. Keep in mind that this is an average weight decrease and individual results may vary.
What diet is most effective when using Semaglutide?
You don’t need a special diet to lose weight with Semaglutide but you should include more complex carbohydrates in your diet compared to processed foods. Select lean meat while making your protein choices and if possible pick proteins that come from plants. Additionally you will want to Incorporate a range of fruits and vegetables with each meal.
What foods should I stay away from if I'm on Semaglutide?
There are no specific foods you can't eat but remember all "good' things in moderation. It is not advisable to consume foods high in fat, sugar, and calories on a regular basis.
On Semaglutide, is alcohol permitted?
An occasional drink should be okay if you take Semaglutide and keep your blood sugar under control.. Drinking more alcohol may result in low blood sugar. Talk to your Nurse Practitioner if you have more questions.
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We all know it is nearly impossible to spot reduce trouble areas like the abdomen, upper arms and thighs. Even losing 20% of your body fat may still leave areas that need some extra attention.
Adding Cryo-Slimming to your Semaglutide weight loss will maximize your results by allowing our skilled technicians to customize your targeted fat loss treatments. (Additional charge per package area.)
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Recommendations While You Are on Semaglutide
Each Week, Try to Lose No More Than One or Two Pounds
This regimen offers healthy weight reduction at a rate of one to two pounds per week; it is not a quick-fix diet. Gallstones may form if you lose more than three pounds per week, which is regarded as fast weight reduction. We advise consuming 1200–1500 calories daily.
Drink a LOT of Water
You know the importance of drinking enough water — it’s vital for all your bodily processes. But it becomes even more important with Semaglutide, as staying hydrated can stave off nausea that some people experience on this medication. Try to get in a minimum of 80 ounces of water a day. And just like with calories, many apps are available to track this.
Eat Smaller Portions More Often
Semaglutide will make you feel full on far less food, so plan to eat small meals throughout the day. If you eat too much in one sitting, you can end up with nausea, heartburn, or other unpleasant GI issues. And always keep some over-the-counter medicines at hand in case you need them.
Think About Eating More Slowly
Did you know that it might take up to 15 minutes for your brain to recognize that you have eaten? Because of this, it's crucial to go slowly, even when using Semaglutide. Ensure that you take your time and slow down between each bite.
As Much as You Can, Move
With or without Semaglutide, regular exercise is essential for optimal health. However, increasing your physical activity while taking Semaglutide will help you obtain greater results and maintain those benefits even after you've dropped weight. Increasing your walking is the best strategy to move more. To monitor your progress, you may also utilize a step counter on your phone or watch.
What Negative Consequences Could Semaglutide Injections Cause?
Semaglutide's negative effects are relatively minor, especially when contrasted with the problems brought on by being overweight or obese.
Intake of Semaglutide for weight reduction may cause:
- Difficulties with the digestive system, such as diarrhea, constipation, and gas
- Stomach problems, such as nauseousness, vomiting, discomfort, or bloating
The most frequent complaint among those newly beginning Semaglutide is digestive problems. But by starting with a smaller dose and gradually increasing it, you might be able to minimize the negative effects.
Who Should and Who Shouldn’t Use Semaglutide for Weight Loss?
According to the FDA, semaglutide is recommended for weight loss if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or above and at least one weight-related illness, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
- A BMI of no less than 30 kg/m2
Don't use it If you can relate to any of the following:
- History of medullary thyroid cancer
- prior gallbladder disease
- Type 2 of the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome (MEN2)
- previous pancreatitis
What Side Effects Should I Watch Out for When Using This Medication?
While using this medication, be sure to remain hydrated. Consult with us if you have severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, or if you perspire a lot. If you lose too much body fluid, using this medication poses a danger to your health. This medication may have an impact on blood sugar levels. Ask us whether you need to make any dietary or pharmaceutical changes if you have diabetes. If you or your loved ones see any changes in your behavior, such as new or worsening melancholy, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, other weird or uncomfortable thoughts, or memory loss, call your care team right away. A woman should inform us if she intends to get pregnant or thinks she might be pregnant already. Dieting while expecting is not advised since it might affect the unborn child. Visit us for additional information.
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