Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone that is released in the gastrointestinal tract in response to eating.
One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood glucose (sugar). GLP-1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that reduce appetite and signal a feeling of fullness. Cravings and appetite is only reduced not taken away.
So please take this into account when considering the use of this compound.
What to expect
While taking semaglutide, some people experience nausa and headaches so it’s always advised to start on the lowest dose and increase slowly week by week. Some people begin to see results within the first eight weeks once at the optimised dosage, but most begin to see results by 12 weeks.
Studies have shown over 52 weeks that, on average, adults using semaglutide lost about about 15% of their body weight. In contrast, 31% of people using a placebo (inactive treatment) lost about 2.5% of their body weight.
Dosage and frequency vary but a recommended Dosage of 2 to 2.4mg once a week, starting on 0.25 to 1mg for the first 4 weeks.
No weight loss compounds work miracles on their own and all results are achieved with the correct nutrient based food intake.
What are the best foods to eat while taking semaglutide?
Diet Tips When On Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Incorporate more complex carbohydrates than refined ones in your diet.
Choose lean meat for your protein.
Opt for plant protein.
Add different kinds of vegetables to your meals.
Add fruits with low glycemic index to your meals
Small portions in a good structured diet