Losing weight is a challenging and often overwhelming process, but the right guidance and support can help you achieve long-term weight loss. At Cure Weight Loss Clinic in Arlington, Texas, Waseem Imam, DO, and his expert team offer weight management support with customized plans that may include glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) weight loss medications. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to gain access to expert weight management care with GLP-1 weight loss medications.
GLP-1 is a hormone the small intestine produces. It has many functions, including suppressing gastric emptying and appetite. GLP-1 weight loss medications can help reduce food cravings by making you feel fuller for longer periods. Over time, you feel satisfied with smaller amounts of food, leading to a caloric deficit that accelerates weight loss.
While most GLP-1 weight loss medications can treat Type 2 diabetes and help you lose weight, they have a few key differences. The three most popular medications are:
Wegovy is a brand-name version of semaglutide, which allows the pancreas to release insulin when you have high blood sugar levels. Wegovy is FDA-approved to treat diabetes and weight management.
Ozempic and Wegovy are both semaglutide medications manufactured by the same company. They have slightly different doses, with Wegovy having a higher maximum dose.
Mounjaro (tirzepatide) targets GLP-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), two hormones that help regulate blood sugar. It’s FDA-approved to manage Type 2 diabetes and can also help patients struggling with obesity.
The best medication for you depends on your unique genetics, medical and family history, and weight loss goals. Cure Weight Loss Clinic can help you find a suitable choice.
GLP-1 weight loss medications are effective even if you don’t have diabetes. Studies show that individuals without diabetes saw greater weight loss than people who have it.
Cure Weight Loss Clinic typically recommends these medications for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related medical condition, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
While no foods are off-limits when you take GLP-1 weight loss medications, certain foods and drinks can trigger side effects like nausea, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain. To ensure the most comfortable experience, limit your intake of foods such as:
Following a balanced diet high in protein, low-glycemic vegetables, and complex carbohydrates can help support weight loss and optimize the effectiveness of GLP-1 weight loss medications.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, call Cure Weight Loss Clinic or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about GLP-1 weight loss medications.