Weight Loss - Steps to a better you!
There is no magic pill that will cure obesity, a condition that affects over 40% of adults in the United States. But there are new types of medicines that are potential game-changers. Glow Offers anti-obesity medications, They are used to treat obesity as the chronic metabolic disease it is rather than perpetuating the misconception that obesity is a problem that can be overcome by willpower.
Do you struggle to lose weight? Excess weight is largely a result of eating habits combined with busy lifestyles, everyday stress and our modern food supply, not to mention the part that genetics and hormones play. It seems that we are set up for failure. Semiglutide helps control appetite and cravings and sets you up to succeed.
Your first step in your journey to reclaim you health begins with a complementary consultation with Nicole Dahl-Lowe MSN FNP-C. Together you will discuss your goals and develop a medically supervised weight loss program specifically designed to fit your needs and work with your lifestyle.
What To Expect on Your First Visit
Your first apppointment will be about 30 minutes. In this appointment, your in-depth health history will be reviewed by our Nurse Practitioner. Your beginning weight and measurements will be recorded. If you are a good candidate for the program, your medication will be given.
You will then schedule weekly visits at the front desk
Weekly Progress appointments
Once a week, you will have a brief 15 minute check in to track your progress. . Weight will be recorded, medication given and any questions or concerns you might have will be answered. You are not alone. We will be here for you every step of the way, giving encouragement and celebrating your success. You’re just one phone call away from starting your weight loss journey.
Anecdotally, this peptide has been described by doctors as twice as effective as any prescription weight loss products on the market today, likening it to the equivalent of having gastric bypass surgery.
Semaglutide trial results showed overweight or obese adults receiving weekly semaglutide had a mean weight loss of 14.9% at 68 weeks. In this same study, nearly 70% of participants were able to achieve a 10% weight loss threshold by taking semaglutide. And 32% of participants lost at least 20% of their initial weight
Frequently asked questions
How Does Semaglutide work?
It slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. The goal is to have limited unfavorable side effects, while losing 1-2 lbs/week
What are the side effects?
Most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, tiredness, dizziness, or constipation. Initial side effects usually lessens as you continue to use Semaglutide.
How often do I come in?
You will come in to the office weekly for a weigh in and measurement check. Your provider will adjust the medication each
When will I see results?
Most patients will begin to see weight loss after their initial dose has increased one to two times, typically within a month
Do I have to follow a specific diet?
There are no food restrictions with this diet! We do encourage patients to live an active lifestyle and maintain a balanced diet for optimal results.
How is semaglutide administered?
Semaglutide is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously), typically in your abdomen.
Who is a good candidate for Semaglutide?
The ideal patient would have a BMI of 27-30
Patients who are not a candidate for Semaglutide are patients who have a history of diabetes (Semaglutide could make your blood sugar too low), patients who have a history of medullary thyroid cancer, and patients who have a personal or family history of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome – type 2.
If you have a history of Thyroid Cancer or nodules, we ask that you get written clearance from your physician prior to beginning the program.