Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection

Semaglutide (GLP-1 Medication)

GLP-1 medications like Semaglutide (Wegovy) weight loss injections are designed for long-term or until you have achieved your weight loss goals. We provide a healthy but flexible eating plan, recipes, food logging and biweekly visits to support your weight loss journey. 

Semaglutide improves your metabolic health by improving blood sugar metabolism.  Semaglutide also slows gastric emptying so you feel fuller longer and reduces your appetite by targeting satiety receptors in the brain,

Who is a good candidate?

  • Anyone who has 10 or more pounds to lose
  • Anyone who has PCOS
  • Anyone who has Type 2 Diabetes
  • Anyone who is ready to make positive changes to their diet
  • Anyone who has weight loss resistance

Approximately 10% of our patients experience side effects but it is rare that one has to stop the medication due to side effects.   Common side effects include nausea, constipation, reflux and fatigue, but we have strategies in place to help patients through that initial period.

Because the side effects are largely digestive, we incorporate strategies that mitigate side effects rather quickly, such as:

  • magnesium supplementation
  • probiotics
  • digestive enzymes
  • chewing food more thoroughly
  • eating less frequently
  • drinking water between meals rather than with meals

Semaglutide is a once per week subcutaneous injection. All patients are instructed on how to do this at our clinic and inject the first one at their initial visit.

Learn more in our recent blog posts

Optimal Weight Loss on Semaglutide

Keeping the Weight Off After Semaglutide

How are Semaglutide injections different from our signature programs (HC2, HCA and HCG drops)?

  • Semaglutide is approved for long term use whereas HC2, HCA and HCG  are designed to metabolically improve your health and weight in a specific period of time.
  • Weight loss is expected to be slower with Semaglutide injections. Studies demonstrated an average weight loss of 12-15% of total body weight.
  • The Semaglutide diet is not as structured as our other programs.  You can eat a wide variety of healthy foods.
  • Exercise is encouraged.

How are Semaglutide injections different from Ozempic injections?

Semaglutide comes in a dose of 2.4 milligrams and is injected subcutaneously once per week. The drug at the retail level is known as Wegovy. Some people  know about semaglutide for the management of type 2 diabetes. If it is used at a dose of 1.0 milligrams then it’s called Ozempic. Ozempic was approved many years ago so we have some data on long term effects.

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, GLP-1 for short, is a naturally occurring hormone that is released by the body when food, particularly carbohydrates, hits the stomach. GPL-1 is released by cells in the small intestine, and it does several important things. First, it signals the pancreas to release insulin to move sugar out of the blood and into the cell.  It also slows gastric emptying, which leads to greater feelings of fullness. And then finally, these GLP-1 receptor agonists are hitting a part of the hypothalamus that stimulates fullness or what’s known as satiation receptors, so people feel full earlier when they’re eating and don’t eat as much food. So these 3 actions support weight loss.

GLP-1 has a very short life when it’s released. It’s active for about two to three minutes, so you have a temporary feeling of fullness. But these new drugs, semaglutide 2.4 milligrams, have a seven-day half-life. So people are feeling greater fullness and less hunger for longer periods of time, and as a result, they are just eating less and  less tempted by all the cues in the toxic food environment. Dessert, snacking, and thinking about food often is significantly reduced.


A Patient’s Experience With Semaglutide and Continuing to Lose Weight After

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