Weight Loss

How to maintain weight loss after Ozempic?

Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of Ozempic is crucial when considering how to manage your weight after stopping this medication.

As a GLP-1 Agonist, Ozempic mimics a hormone in your small intestine that helps regulate insulin levels, control appetite, and slow down gastric emptying. While this can aid in weight loss, it can also lead to adverse side effects.

These side effects may include:

• Nutrient deficiency

• Gastroparesis

• Constipation

• Gallbladder problems

• Thyroid tumors and cancer

To help maintain your weight after Ozempic, it’s crucial to make certain lifestyle changes, such as:

1. Follow a ketogenic diet to keep insulin levels low and promote fat-burning.

2. Do intermittent fasting to control appetite and improve hormone balance.

3. Incorporate weight training to build and preserve muscle mass.

Additionally, ensuring adequate protein intake is crucial for maintaining muscle mass, especially for those who have already lost a significant amount of muscle while on Ozempic. This can be achieved through consuming bioavailable proteins such as red meat, eggs, and fish. Monitoring your hormone levels and ensuring proper cholesterol intake is also important, as cholesterol is a building block for many hormones, including testosterone and estrogen.

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 16:41 PM