Trying Semaglutide for Weight Loss for the First Time? Here’s What to Expect

There’s no doubt about it—losing weight can be tough, especially if you have habits that contribute to weight gain. Semaglutide—also known by brand names Wegovy and Ozempic—is a drug that may help you lose weight. Originally designed to support the health of people with diabetes, semaglutide has been found to be a helpful appetite control medication in people who struggle with their weight. Here, we’ll take a look at what you can expect after your first semaglutide injection.

Semaglutide’s Effect on Appetite

Semaglutide is a long-acting medication, and it may take up to a week before you notice a significant difference in your appetite. The medication mimics your body’s GLP-1 hormone, which works to help your body feel full.

Most people notice the maximum effect of semaglutide eight weeks after they begin receiving injections. Many who take semaglutide find that they’re satisfied with about 40% of the food they ate previously, allowing them to still enjoy the foods that they love while losing weight to feel their best.

An important note: it’s key to incorporate healthy changes in your lifestyle in order to maintain the results you get from semaglutide injections. Without learning how to eat and exercise in a way that makes you feel great, you’re putting yourself at risk of regaining the weight you lose with semaglutide after you stop the injections. Your care provider can help you learn more about developing an exercise and nutrition routine that will help you maintain your weight loss long-term.

Semaglutide Side Effects

You may not experience any side effects while taking semaglutide. Some people experience side effects, including nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, and headaches. Your care provider will work with you to determine whether the benefits of taking semaglutide for weight loss outweigh any negative side effects that you’re having.

TestoThera Testosterone & Weight Loss Clinic: Reach Out Today.

At TestoThera Testosterone & Weight Loss Clinic, our team is here to help you look and feel your best. Whether you’re interested in trying semaglutide for weight loss, using testosterone therapy to balance your hormones, or you’re interested in another one of our services, our team is here to help. Reach out to us today at 346-202-6671 to schedule a consultation and learn more.