Semaglutide for Weight Loss


June 7, 2023 By , , , ,

Semaglutide for weight lossI am sure you have heard the buzz about semaglutide? This weight loss medication has become a big hit and the experience I have seen in my patient population shows why. It works.  I find the weight loss to be slow and steady for most. At The Natural Path, we have a full program that is designed to use Semaglutide as a TOOL to help our patients lose weight, while creating a lifestyle diet that can be the gift that keeps on giving as you maintain your weight loss over time. Dr. Cara provides full support to all her patients all the way through her programs.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist that was originally  used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by slowing down stomach emptying and signaling to your brain that your stomach is full. This allows patients to experience less hunger and feel satisfied with fewer calories. 

While semaglutide doesn’t provide instant weight loss results, it works quickly and the losses add up over time. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that after four weeks of taking semaglutide, patients experienced more than a 2% reduction in body weight. This weight loss continued in the 68-week study, with patients ultimately losing an average of 14.9% of their body weight. We have to keep in mind that 68 weeks is @ 17 months. This takes time. I find that @ 4 months in that most of my patients are down around 20 lbs and often exclaim, “that was really not hard to do.” It is nice that Semaglutide can help take the behavioural aspect of eating away.

Every patient is different, and weight loss will depend on factors ranging from your genetics. to your exercise habits, your dietary choices, etc.

Is Semaglutide Right For You?

If you’re seeking a weight loss in the Portland, Oregon area we find Semaglutide to be a great fit for those who received a diagnosis of being  overweight or obese. It is helpful for those who have failed to lose on their own with diet and exercise. It is very helpful for those needing to lose weight who are pre-diabetic or have a co morbid condition related to weight gain such as high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

Feel free to reach out or learn more about our SEMGALUTIDE PROGRAM HERE!

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