Semaglutide/ GLP-1 agonists for Weight Loss

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You've tried every diet and workout, counted every calorie and made countless sacrifices...yet the scale remains stuck. The frustration is maddening, and the lack of lasting results has taken its toll on your health, self-esteem and quality of life.   

The good news? 

Aesthetica by Grover Health now offers a proven weight loss program that harnesses the appetite-suppressing and metabolism-boosting effects of GLP-1 agonists to finally help you achieve your weight loss goals.      

Here's how:     

Semaglutide activates your body's natural weight loss pathways by mimicking a hormone that makes you feel fuller faster, cuts cravings and improves the way your body uses glucose. 

Extensive clinical trials have shown that semaglutide, when paired with lifestyle changes, can produce significant weight loss of up to 20% within 12-18 months.       

Our program includes:

  • Weekly  semaglutide/ GLP-1 injections customized to your needs     
  • Dedicated health coaching for up to 12 months               
  • Monthly check-ins with our medical team of doctors and dietitians      
  • Biweekly follow-up visits for diet and lifestyle guidance

Are you ready to finally lose weight the safe, healthy and long-lasting way?

Contact Aesthetica by Grover Health today to schedule a complimentary consultation and get started on your weight loss journey.

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Semaglutide for Weight Loss: A Closer Look                                            

Semaglutide (brand name Ozempic) was originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes but recent studies have demonstrated its potential as a weight loss drug. 

In clinical trials, patients who took semaglutide experienced significant weight loss of up to 20 lbs. over an extended period, due in large part to:            

  • Reduced appetite            
  • Delays gastric emptying, causing signals to be sent to the brain that the stomach is full

How Tirzepatide Helps Lower Blood Sugar

The generic name for Mounjaro is Tirzepatide.  Tirzepatide is an injectable medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes. It's designed to help lower your blood sugar levels when taken along with diet and exercise.     

Tirzepatide  works by targeting two different hormone receptors that help regulate blood sugar. Specifically, the GIP and GLP-1 receptors. Activating both of these pathways is what enables Mounjaro to provide such powerful glucose lowering effects.

You can take Tirzepatide on its own or in combination with other diabetes medications like metformin, sulfonylureas or SGLT2 inhibitors. Schedule a consultation with us today and we'll be happy to discuss the best options for you.

Controlling Your Appetite from the Inside Out   

When you're struggling to lose weight, being able to finally control your appetite seems nothing short of magic. By stimulating our body’s gastrointestinal hormones, we are able to help curb our appetite in between meals and help reduce cravings. 

Chief among these is glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone produced by L cells in your small intestine. After eating, GLP-1 signals your pancreas to secrete insulin and blood sugar lowering enzymes.  

However, GLP-1's effects don't end there. It also acts on the brain to reduce feelings of hunger and encourage feelings of fullness. These appetite-regulating effects stem from 4 key mechanisms:

  1. GLP-1 reduces ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. When ghrelin levels fall, you automatically feel less hungry between meals.   
  2. GLP-1 slows down how quickly food exits your stomach, prolonging that satisfied feeling that comes soon after eating.   
  3. GLP-1 decreases the brain's reward response to food, diminishing your desire to eat - even in the face of tempting treats.                                   
  4. GLP-1 may boost your resting metabolic rate and promote the breakdown of fat for energy. Both of these produce a calorie-burning effect that can aid weight loss.

Semaglutide, an injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist, replicates many of these natural GLP-1 effects in a more powerful and sustained manner. 

The result is a "one-two punch" approach to losing weight: semaglutide both lowers your calorie intake by curbing appetite and could potentially increase the number of calories you burn. 

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Making Real Weight Loss a Reality

Along with its well-established benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, semaglutide and GLP-1 agonists have emerged as an effective treatment for obesity due to its proven weight loss effects. 

Common gastrointestinal side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the most reported adverse effects when starting GLP-1 agonists. However, for those who can tolerate the initial side effects, the weight loss and health benefits can be substantial. 

In clinical trials, patients experienced an average body mass reduction of 15%  - equivalent to losing 30 or more pounds - within one year at the highest prescription dose of 2.4 mg.  

With correct physical activity, diet and lifestyle modifications, semaglutide users saw significant improvements in weight-related conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. 

By mimicking a natural hormone that reduces appetite, Semaglutide lowers after-meal blood sugar spikes and increases fat burning- all of which can jumpstart weight loss when combined with a healthier diet.

Compared to other weight gain drugs, semaglutide has been shown to produce 2 to 3 times more weight reduction. This positions semaglutide as a leading treatment for obesity and an important tool in the fight against the growing epidemic of excess body weight and its many associated health risks.

Proceed with Care: Potential Side Effects and Precautions 

While semaglutide has shown promise as a treatment for people with obesity, it is still important to weigh the potential benefits against common side effects and precautions associated with any prescription drug.   

The most frequently reported adverse effects with semaglutide are gastrointestinal in nature and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

These common side effects typically affect 30% of patients, especially early in treatment, though they often lessen over time as the body adjusts. Nonetheless, a small percentage discontinue semaglutide due to side effects.

Healthcare providers will also monitor patients for symptoms of conditions like diabetic ketoacidosis (excessive thirst, urination, confusion) and slow heart rate. People with certain medical conditions like medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 should not use semaglutide.  

For those who can tolerate semaglutide's side effects, the degree of weight loss - potentially up to 20% of baseline weight - along with improvements in obesity-related health indicators may justify persistence through the initial adverse effects. 

However, consultation with a medical professional is essential to determine if semaglutide is appropriate based on an individual's medical history, weight management goals and lifestyle. Regular check-ins during treatment can maximize results while managing any side effects that arise.

Overall, semaglutide has shown promise as a treatment for individuals with excess weight. But carefully weighing potential benefits against common side effects and following precautions outlined by health care providers remains critical to ensure optimal and safe use of this prescription weight loss drug.

Semaglutide for Weight Loss: When Will You See Results?

While semaglutide has been shown to produce significant weight loss over extended periods of time, one should not  expect overnight miracles. 

Most patients begin to notice modest weight loss and appetite suppression within the first 4 to 8 weeks of treatment. However, semaglutide's full effects tend to build up gradually over months as your body adjusts.

In clinical trials, patients lost an average of 5% of their body weight (~10-12 lbs.) after 20 weeks and close to 15% (~30 lbs.) after 1 year on the highest 2.4 mg dose. So you should aim for patience and persistence rather than immediate gratification.

The good news is that once weight loss starts to occur, patients tend to maintain the benefits with continued semaglutide treatment. Long-term trials found weight was generally kept off for up to 4 years.

What (and What Not) to Eat on Semaglutide/ GLP-1 agonists 

A common misconception about weight loss medications is that you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight. Unfortunately, this mindset does not work with semaglutide - or any drug for that matter.

While semaglutide suppresses appetite and improves satiety, it does not override the basic laws of thermodynamics. To lose weight, your calorie expenditure must still exceed your calorie intake. This means watching your diet and food choices remains critical.

In general, you should aim for:

  • A balanced diet of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. prioritizing high volume, low calorie foods will help you feel full while staying within your calorie budget.
  • Limiting added sugars and processed foods high in unhealthy fats and calories. Though semaglutide may curb cravings for these foods to some degree, moderation is still key.
  • Portion control and awareness of serving sizes. Even with reduced hunger, keeping an eye on your portions and how much you eat at meals and snacks helps ensure calories stay in check.
  • Hydrating with water and unsweetened beverages. Limit sugary drinks and alcohol, which provide excess "empty" calories without nutrition.

While semaglutide/ GLP-1 agonsists can make unhealthy or large meals less appealing, you still need to make smart choices and monitor your calorie intake. Sticking to a balanced, lower calorie diet optimized for weight loss will yield the best results when paired with semaglutide.

Lifestyle Changes Make All The Difference

While semaglutide can certainly help with weight loss, lifestyle changes remain essential for achieving optimal results and maintaining weight over time. 

Some recommendations while taking semaglutide include:

Eating a balanced, lower calorie diet with plenty of lean protein, fruits and vegetables
Staying physically active - Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week
Monitoring your portion sizes - Use smaller plates and avoid second helpings
Drinking more water and limiting sugary beverages
Getting enough sleep - At least 7-8 hours per night can impact hunger hormones
Practicing mindfulness - Be aware of physical hunger cues versus emotional eating triggers

Semaglutide provides an assist, but healthy habits steer your weight loss journey for the long haul. With determination and consistency, you'll see results that stick and improve your overall well-being for years to come.

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