Over the years, we have seen an abundance of lose-weight-quick plans. Often, they pop up quickly with a following of loyal followers before slowly fizzling out as people begin to realize that these crash diets might not live up to the hype.
But, recently, a new option has exploded onto the scene, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away any time soon. Ozempic, the medicine first developed for those with Diabetes, seems to have taken the weight loss world by storm.
As people began to discover that a side effect of the drug was weight loss (sometimes rapid weight loss), news of the newest “miracle” weight loss drug spread quickly over social media. Before we knew it, the “side effects” of Ozempic seemed to be all anyone was talking about.
TikTok and other social media platforms became overrun by people excitedly sharing their stories of a rapid change in their bodies, and the drug became so popular that there was, and continues to be a shortage.
But is Ozempic really all it’s hyped up to be? Maybe. But the answer to that question can be complicated.
As we mentioned earlier, Ozempic was not designed to be a weight loss drug. Instead, it is a medicine specifically made for people with diabetes. It just so happens that one of the side effects of it is the loss of weight.
Why? Because Ozempic acts commonly as a hunger suppressant, many claim that they don’t have as many cravings and don’t eat as much.
It’s important to remember, however, that weight loss is not what this medicine was designed for…. Or even tested for. There has been no significant research on how Ozempic may impact someone taking it who is not severely overweight or diabetic.
What does this mean? Well, it means we can’t be 100% sure what the side effects are for someone taking Ozempic as a quick weight loss solution who isn’t diabetic or overweight. However, some consumer reports are definitely a cause for concern.
Some people have described feeling nausea, abdominal pain, and a significant loss of energy during the day. While Ozempic has been approved by the FDA to be prescribed for weight loss, it is only approved for people who are overweight. However, some have started utilizing the “miracle medicine” as a rapid weight loss solution.
Unfortunately, we just don’t have the research to know what happens if you take Ozempic for this purpose. And, there is not much known about the side effects once you stop.
There is a lot still in the air with this new fad. One of the most important things to consider is that this medicine does not change your mindset. It does not make you motivated to hit the gym, doesn’t address any personal issues with food or weight, and is likely not a permanent change.
This can only come from a lifestyle change. Not a miracle drug.
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