How Fast Can You Lose Weight on Semaglutide?

Semaglutide People want to lose weight quickly. Semaglutide is an FDA-approved prescription weight-loss drug that is fast gaining popularity due to its speed and effectiveness in helping people lose weight.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP1. These medications imitate hormones the body releases during eating. Under normal circumstances, these hormones stimulate the body to release extra insulin and reduce blood sugar. But when introduced in higher doses, GLP-1 causes the brain to suppress appetite, forcing one to feel full.

How Fast Can You Lose Weight on Semaglutide?

Clinical studies have found that Semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss over a relatively modest period of time. Although there’s no such thing as a ‘miracle drug,’ Semaglutide has proved to be very effective in causing weight loss.

A March 2021 study posted in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the speed and amount of weight loss for participants using Semaglutide versus a placebo. The study noted that patients lost 2.5% of total body weight within four weeks of use. In 12 weeks, participants had lost 6% and went on to lose roughly 10% of their total body weight by Week 20.

 The study concludes at Week 68, reporting that half of all participants using Semaglutide lost 15% of their total body weight, and nearly a third lost 20% or more. Additional studies have shown similar results, according to a UCLA article on the subject.

For the best long-term results, patients should combine Semaglutide with a healthy lifestyle consisting of a balanced diet and plenty of exercise. The rate of weight loss using Semaglutide will vary from person to person based on their starting weight, genetics, and how seriously they pursue a healthy lifestyle.

The Results Are In for Semaglutide

Semaglutide is a powerful prescription tool for weight loss. The pace of your weight loss results will differ according to your unique circumstances, but the clinical results and studies are encouraging.

Are you ready to lose weight and look your best? Dr. Paul A. Watterson, MD, and his team at Watterson Plastic Surgery are ready to help! We know how important your weight-loss goals are, so let us assist you in deciding if Semaglutide might be right for you.

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