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Why Do You Need Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is the most successful tool for medically guided weight loss in history. Ozempic, Wegovey and Rybelsus are FDA approved Semaglutide drugs trademarked and marketed by Novo Nordisk.  These drugs are a synthetic version of a peptide that your body makes, but when you have an insufficient amount, you have increased hunger.  With Semaglutide, or any of the other GLP-1A medicines, you will have a reduced appetite and you will lose weight simply by eating less. 

 

You will be encouraged to start walking or increase your current activity, which will raise your  metabolism and stimulate muscle conditioning.  By exercising, you will be gaining lean muscle.  Combining an increased metabolism with a  decreased appetite results in weight loss.  By changing your habits and increasing your metabolism, you will be able to maintain your weight loss and enjoy a healthier, fit lifestyle. 

Semaglutide is FDA approved for the treatment of obesity in patients with BMI over 30, those with BMI over 27 with hypertension or cardiac risk factors,  in females with body fat greater than 30% and in males with body fat greater than 25%.

Why Diets Don't Work

There is no magic combination of foods or restrictions of a food group that is sustainable.   Over 80% of those who lose weight by dieting will regain the lost weight within 12 months.  The reality is, the only way to lose weight is EAT LESS and MOVE MORE.   Many achieve weight loss only after bariatric surgery.  Unfortunately, as much as 30% of bariatric surgery patient do not achieve their goal weight. Additionally, there are multiple risks involved in having bariatric surgery.  Bariatric surgery is the most permanent way of enforcing dietary limitation, simply by decreasing the size of the stomach.  Despite the surgery, many continue to overeat and struggle with obesity.  

How Long Will You Need Semaglutide? 

Studies have shown that people who stop semaglutide are likely to gain some, if not all, of the weight they have lost. So, what is the answer to maintaining the ideal body weight once you reach the goal?  At Slim Body & Weight Loss, you will be provided the tools to better enable you to make the lifestyle adjustment required to maintain your ideal body weight.  Some of these tools are educational, food logs and exercise tracking tools. There are additional peptides that can help you break plateaus and there are hypnosis and affirmation recordings that help you remember that you are in charge of your weight.  

Many patients who are insured and should qualify for coverage of the FDA approved Ozempic, Wegovey, Rybelsus or Mounjaro are denied coverage.  Many who do have insurance coverage find that their pharmacy cannot fill their prescription because the manufacturer is unable to keep up with the demand.  Because of the market shortage of the GLP-1A synthetic drugs, compound pharmacies are permitted to provide semaglutide.  So, even if your insurance will not cover your medication, you will still be able to utilize a compound pharmacy to provide the medication at a much lower cost than the FDA approved brands.

Our end goal is for you to have the tools you need to maintain your weight loss without medication, but for those who will need to continue this program long-term, you will be given the most affordable plan available. 

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