Ozempic and Wegovy: Game-Changers for Weight Loss

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At the Aayu Ozempic weight loss program, we Do NOT RECOMMEND counting calories for our patients on Ozempic or Wegovy

Ozempic and Wegovy for Weight Loss

At the Aayu weight loss clinics in Chicago, our doctors have a combined experience of more than 30 years in helping patients successfully achieve weight loss. We’re going to say it, for it is true, “Ozempic is a game changer.” Never before in history, has there been a medication as effective as the class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). Ozempic and Wegovy belong to this class of medications.

In the constant pursuit of effective weight loss strategies, Ozempic and Wegovy have emerged as a breakthrough medication that holds promise for individuals struggling with obesity and related conditions. Initially approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Ozempic has gained attention for its significant impact on weight reduction. At the Aayu weight loss clinic in Chicago, we have been using Ozempic and Wegovy for several years and have experience with helping thousands of motivated patients achieve their highest weight loss ever.


The Link Between Ozempic and Weight Loss

Ozempic and Wegovy are also known as semaglutide, belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). Initially developed to regulate blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, it was discovered that Ozempic also had a remarkable effect on weight loss. Clinical trials have demonstrated that Ozempic can lead to substantial weight reduction in individuals without diabetes as well.


Side Effects of Ozempic for Weight Loss

Like any medication, Ozempic and Wegovy have certain side effects. At the Aayu Ozempic & Wegovy weight loss program in Chicago, we found a sense of nausea to be the predominant side effect. The nausea may be high enough to cause an episode or two of vomiting. Our experience is that nausea is primarily experienced when increasing the dose. Some patients also report a sense of fatigue, “like I just want to lie in bed all day.” It is important to note that this is not depression. We encourage our patients to “power through, as this a short phase that too, shall pass” and it does.

But take heart, at the Aayu Ozempic & Wegovy weight loss program in Chicago, we see very encouraging results with people that can “push through” these 2 short phases. Remember, you need to be doing this only under the guidance of a medical professional well-experienced with weight loss. Side-effects from these medications must never be ignored as it may be something serious like pancreatitis causing the symptoms.


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Ozempic & Wegovy and Diabetes-Related Weight Loss

Individuals with type 2 diabetes often struggle with weight management due to metabolic imbalances. Ozempic and Wegovy can both be particularly beneficial for this population as it simultaneously helps control blood sugar levels and aids in weight reduction. At the Aayu Ozempic and Wegovy weight loss clinics in Chicago, we found that all our Ozempic or Wegovy patients had an improvement in their diabetes parameters and lower blood sugar levels.


Diet Changes and Ozempic/Wegovy

When it comes to weight loss, adopting a healthy diet is essential. Ozempic and Wegovy both work by reducing appetite, which can assist individuals in making better food choices and controlling portion sizes. Our patients at the Aayu Ozempic and Wegovy weight loss clinics in Chicago most frequently are pleasantly surprised by, “I can’t believe that I’m just not that hungry, and when I do eat, I feel full much earlier.”

At the Aayu Ozempic and Wegovy weight loss program in Chicago, we have a holistic approach where you will be closely coached and guided by a certified doctor of naturopathy. While on Ozempic, we recommend following a balanced, nutrient-dense diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. To achieve success, you need personalized guidance to maximize the benefits of Ozempic. At the Aayu Ozempic and Wegovy clinics, we have a team of trained and experienced professionals to hold your hand and walk you through your weight loss journey.


Ozempic/Wegovy and Exercise for Weight Loss

Physical activity plays a vital role in weight loss and overall health. Ozempic/Wegovy complement exercise efforts by increasing insulin sensitivity and promoting glucose utilization.

The Aayu Ozempic weight loss clinics in Chicago, also provides personalized guidance. It is generally known that regular aerobic and strength-training exercises can enhance the weight loss effects of Ozempic. However, at our Ozempic clinics we noted that when trying to lose weight with Ozempic, all exercise types are not equal. We found our patients have more success with a certain regimen of exercise, that we help pick for you.


Ozempic & Wegovy and Calorie Restriction for Weight Loss

Empoweringly, patients at the Aayu Ozempic/Wegovy weight loss program in Chicago report that calorie restriction is the “least of my problems.” We know the patient is at the current dose when they tell us, “I’m just no longer so interested in food.” For most patients, this is the first time in their life that they do not need to watch calories. Ozempic and Wegovy reduce appetite and hence, can facilitate adherence to a reduced-calorie diet. By reducing appetite, Ozempic can make it easier to stick to a calorie deficit, which is necessary for weight loss.

At the Aayu Ozempic weight clinic in Chicago, we Do NOT RECOMMEND counting calories for our patients on Ozempic or Wegovy.


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Best Time to Take Ozempic for Weight Loss

The timing of Ozempic administration can influence its effectiveness for weight loss. It is generally recommended to take Ozempic once a week, on the same day and at the same time. However, there is no specific “best” time to take it in relation to weight loss. The most important factor is consistency in dosing. Following the prescribed regimen diligently maximizes the potential benefits of Ozempic in promoting weight reduction.

Ozempic and Wegovy are definitely game-changers in the field of weight loss, offering a unique approach by reducing appetite, and promoting a feeling of fullness.

However, patients that only take these medications without other changes, eventually end up regaining all the weight they lose. Additionally, keep in mind that these drugs have side-effects that need to be monitored, otherwise you will need to stop taking them.

We have designed a comprehensive and holistic weight loss clinic program where a team of highly experienced and compassionate people work closely with you in what will be your amazing journey to the weight loss that you have always wanted.


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