Semaglutide is a medication initially developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes that has recently gained attention for its potential to aid weight loss. It mimics a hormone that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. At North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, Semaglutide is incorporated into our weight management program, providing an additional tool for those who struggle with weight loss.
Lifestyle Considerations and Long-Term Management Strategies
While taking semaglutide:
- Prioritize a balanced diet rich in whole foods
- Monitor calorie intake to support gradual weight loss
- Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, along with strength training exercises on two or more days a week
Maintaining weight loss with semaglutide over the long term requires consistency and adapting to changes:
- Health Monitoring: Regularly consult with your physician to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed.
- Lifelong Habits: Develop sustainable eating and exercise habits to maintain your weight loss. This might include planning meals, setting realistic goals, and building a support system.