If you’ve tried everything to get to a healthier weight but haven’t had much success, you’re not alone. Weight care is more than just “eat less, move more”. Traditional weight loss programs don’t work because sustainable weight loss doesn’t come from yo-yo dieting or calorie counting. It comes from improving your metabolic health. Here are a few of the therapies we offer to support your weight loss journey.
Semaglutide is a medication called GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s). Research shows that, in combination with coaching, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss.
All GLP-1s are clinically tested, stimulant-free, and non-habit forming. GLP-1s address the underlying biology that is most important for weight loss, and help lower your set point, or the weight your body fights to stay at. GLP-1s are powerful, naturally occurring hormones made by your gut that send signals to your brain to decrease your appetite, improve your metabolic system, and regulate your digestion so you can feel full longer and maximize nutrient absorption. GLP-1s are different from older classes of weight loss medications (like phentermine) because they work on key underlying metabolic pathways to support sustained weight loss.
According to an article in the NY Times:
For the first time, a drug has been shown so effective against obesity that patients may dodge many of its worst consequences, including diabetes, researchers reported on Wednesday.
The drug, semaglutide, made by Novo Nordisk, already is marketed as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. In a clinical trial paid for by the company and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago tested semaglutide at a much higher dose as an anti-obesity medication.
Nearly 2,000 participants, at 129 centers in 16 countries, injected themselves weekly with semaglutide or a placebo for 68 weeks. Those who got the drug lost close to 15 percent of their body weight, on average, compared with 2.4 percent among those receiving the placebo.
More than a third of the participants receiving the drug lost more than 20 percent of their weight. Symptoms of diabetes and pre-diabetes improved in many patients.
Weight Loss Coaching
Research shows that doctor-prescribed medication combined with 1:1 accountability coaching, a structured curriculum and tracking, produces 2-3X better weight loss outcomes than GLP-1 medication alone.
Coaching includes one-on-one assistance, motivational, and detailed analysis that includes weekly weigh-ins, free B-12 shots and medications depending on the specific needs. The changes you will make with coaching and medication will help ensure that your success is locked in for the long term.
Myers Plus IV Drip
During weight loss, IV therapy can support healthy eating and exercise. These IVs don’t cause weight loss on their own — instead, they give your body extra nutrition while you make lifestyle changes. Weight loss IV therapy can help provide this support in numerous ways.
Myers Plus is what we typically recommend for those looking to add IV therapy to their diet and workout routines. This IV packs a blast of hydration with key vitamins your body needs.
Call or stop by our office to find out how we can help you on your weight loss journey!