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What is Semaglutide?

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For decades, Americans have fought a losing battle with obesity. Between 1960 and 2010, the prevalence of adult obesity in the United States nearly tripled, to 36% from 13% according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists have searched for ways to help these growing numbers of people struggling with obesity. Five currently available anti-obesity drugs have side effects that limit their use.

The most effective, phentermine (which is used in our monthly weight loss program) brings about a 7.5 % weight loss, on average, and can be taken only for a short time. 

Semaglutide is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone that acts on appetite centers in the brain and in the gut, producing feelings of satiety. Our own Steve Behmke tried it and has lost 30 pounds so far with no adverse side effects. "It truly helps lower appetite and portion sizes," he explains. "I would particularly recommend it to overweight people who are having a hard time getting over the hump to begin reducing carbs, calories, and portion sizes."

Semaglutide is effective and safe across a wide spectrum of patients, whether you are older or younger, higher BMI or lower, and regardless of race/ethnicity. 

Qiana Mosely, who lives in Chicago, spent years trying to lose weight with diets and drugs, but to no avail. Then Ms. Mosely joined the Semaglutide trial and lost 40 pounds, about 15 percent of her weight. Ms. Mosely didn’t know until recently whether she was getting the drug or the placebo. Even though she was trying to eat well and exercise, her weight “was dropping too fast,” she said. “It had to be the meds.”

Ask your wellness coach about adding a weekly Semaglutide injection to your weight loss program, and be prepared to see results!

Rachel A. Life Enthusiast

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