How Weight Loss with Semaglutide Works

May 04, 2023
How Weight Loss with Semaglutide Works
Are you ready to break the cycle of yo-yo weight loss and regain? Have you tried it all and still struggle with maintaining your ideal weight? Semaglutide could be the right weight loss solution for you.

Losing weight and keeping it off can be emotionally and physically difficult. The multitude of varying advice online makes it difficult to know which strategy is best, and we have all struggled with keeping the weight off after successfully losing weight. Few things are as frustrating as working hard to lose weight and then regaining it a few months later. What you need is a medical team that is ready to take you to the finish line of your weight loss journey and help you maintain your ideal body weight in the long term.

At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, our team of body wellness and anti-aging specialists offers customized medical weight loss plans that include use of the injectable drug semaglutide.

Fad diets don’t work 

There is an endless supply of diet advice and products on the internet, and it seems that every social media influencer has a “special” keto-paleo-no sugar, no-fat-all-natural, organic, slimming, trimming shake/coffee/salad shaker/delivery service/meal plan to share with you. The truth is that no one product, machine or workout is going to magically transform your body. Losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires an integrated approach between proper diet, ongoing exercise, and proper metabolic function. Without any one of these three components, long-term weight loss is not sustainable.

Medical weight loss basics

Our modern lifestyles have evolved to prioritize convenience and ease of access to all things, including calorie-dense foods, often hijacking our efforts to maintain an ideal weight. When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to sustain a healthy weight, it’s time to turn to medically-supported weight loss. Oftentimes, there are undiagnosed metabolic and other imbalances in our bodies that fight against us as we attempt to lose weight and keep it off. Addressing these underlying issues and supplementing your weight loss with FDA-approved medical interventions can help you lose those stubborn pounds and keep them off. 

Dr. Beata Grochowska carefully assesses every client’s medical history and contributing conditions before tailoring a medical weight loss plan for him/her. We start with a complete medical history, examination, and consultation, so we can identify any contributing factors to your unwanted weight gain. We look for things like:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism
  • Medication use (including birth control and antidepressants) 
  • Bad sleep habits, insomnia, or sleep apnea
  • Insulin resistance, prediabetes, or diabetes
  • Depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges 

We also review your diet and activity levels, since a healthy diet and regular exercise are critical to any weight loss plan. Once we have thoroughly reviewed your health status and addressed any underlying issues, Dr. Grochowska will discuss adding a medical weight loss aid like semaglutide to your treatment plan. 

How semaglutide works

A glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist, semaglutide injections work to decrease blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production in the pancreas. Reducing circulating sugar in the blood stream helps reduce sugar cravings and has positive anti-aging effects on the heart and brain. 

Semaglutide also reduces your appetite by stimulating the production of lipase and by slowing down your stomach’s rate of emptying. This combination of effects makes you feel full for longer, dramatically reduces food cravings, and signals to your brain that you’re no longer hungry.

Semaglutide isn’t a stand-alone weight loss solution. It’s designed to be used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle choices. If you continue with your customized medical weight management plan and semaglutide is correctly titrated into your regimen, you should be able to stay at your goal weight. Semaglutide is a powerful drug and patients on it should always be monitored by a physician. At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead, Dr. Grochowska closely monitors all of her weight loss patients so you can feel assured that your weight loss will occur safely and with minimal side effects. 

Are you seeking your ultimate weight loss solution? Schedule a consultation with Regenerative Medspa of Buckhead by calling 470-670-0465, or request an appointment online.