Traci Andreason, MSN, FNP-C
Maintaining a healthy weight can improve our lives in numerous ways, but if you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know the old-school mantra of “calories in, calories out” is much less straightforward than it seems. In reality, weight loss is as much about how your brain is wired as what’s on your plate or the number of reps you finished at the gym.
Patients on weight loss journeys are often told the problem is willpower – that it’s as easy as eating less and moving more. (As if it’s that simple!) That’s not the way we do things at Rise Rejuvenation Center. Our experienced nurse practitioners and functional medicine specialist take a holistic approach to weight loss, pulling from the most advanced tools we have to help you reach your health goals.
One highly effective tool that’s been getting a lot of buzz is semaglutide, sold under the brand names Ozempic®, RYBELSUS®, and Wegovy®. Read on to find out if this medication could be helpful for you.
How Does Semaglutide Help With Weight Loss?
Our body naturally produces a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) to regulate hunger and blood sugar levels. Semaglutide is an injectable or oral medication that mimics this hormone, helping your body produce more insulin when your blood sugar levels are too high. At the same time, semaglutide slows gastric motility, which means you digest food more slowly and feel fuller for longer.
While semaglutide was developed as an antidiabetic medication, it also benefits nondiabetic patients struggling with their weight. By stabilizing your blood sugar levels and regulating your GI tract, semaglutide can help you push past weight loss plateaus without feeling deprived.
Creating a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan
Semaglutide is just one tool in your weight management kit. At Rise Rejuvenation Center, we also provide guidance on diet and exercise changes, hormonal imbalances, and vitamin deficiencies. Our team takes our time with consultations, ensuring we’re able to review your health history, discuss any past weight loss barriers, and create an individualized treatment plan that fits into your life. (We think the results speak for themselves.)
Book Your Medically Guided Weight Loss Consultation
Weight loss is undoubtedly difficult, but the empathetic and experienced providers at Rise Rejuvenation Center (and maybe some semaglutide) are here to help. Call 801-707-2666 to schedule your appointment at our Murray, Utah practice or book a virtual weight loss consultation. We can’t wait to support your wellness journey!