Everyone knows at this point that obesity and chronic disease in the United States is at an all time high. But what people don't talk about very much is the inability of people to make lasting lifestyle changes rather than play the dieting game.
Our culture and media is permeated with diets and quick fixes. Most diets, to an extent, work, but only for a limited amount of time. The issue is, when people get off these diets, they go back to their old eating habits or make up for their so called forced restriction, only to put the weight back on and start what inevitably becomes a viscous cycle.
We realize that weight gain is not only caused by poor eating choices, but also by functional physiological issues. Historical assessments and precise laboratory analysis are a necessary component of getting to the underlying issues of weight gain. When our organ systems are working the way that they should be, generally, weight is a non-issue.
Issues that may be contributing to your inability to lose weight:
Many nutritionists can give you their assessments and protocols, but without proper functional laboratory analysis and data, they can only truly give you a one-size fits all approach. Losing weight and keeping it off does not need to be so difficult. With the proper guidance and information, you will not only look like a new person, but also truly feel like a new person.
Initially approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, more recently, a higher dose of semaglutide has been approved for weight management in adults who are overweight or have obesity and have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate appetite and food intake. In clinical trials, people taking semaglutide for weight loss achieved an average weight loss of around 15% of their initial body weight over a period of 68 weeks. However, individual results may vary, and some people may lose more or less weight than this amount.
It's important to note that weight loss with semaglutide is not immediate, and it may take several weeks to see noticeable results.
Dosing of semaglutide subcutaneous injection for weight loss:
Like semaglutide, tirzepatide also works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate appetite and food intake. Tirzepatide is currently approved for the treatment of diabetes, and is being used off-label for those who are overweight or obese.
Although tirzepatide was shown to be more effective in causing weight loss than semaglutide (individuals lost 22.5% of their body weight or 52 lbs on average), a relatively low dose of semaglutide was studied in this trial (1 mg weekly), compared to the maximum dose with tirzepatide.
Dosing of tirzepatide subcutaneous injection for weight loss: