FOODS TO AVOID WHILE TAKING SEMAGLUTIDE
Want to know if Ozempic® and Semaglutide require a special diet?
Ozempic, a GLP-1 medication for type 2 diabetes and weight loss, has no hard-and-fast rules for what you can and can't eat. No foods are strictly forbidden when taking Ozempic® - in other words. There's nothing you need to worry about impeding the medication's performance.
You will want to keep in mind a few guidelines to maximise weight loss and improve metabolic health while taking Ozempic®. Read on to learn more.
How does Ozempic® work?
Ozempic® (Semaglutide) is an approved GLP-1 medication manufactured by Novo Nordisk, the same company that makes Wegovy®. A once-weekly subcutaneous injection administers it.
Ozempic® creates incretin hormones to match what your body would produce naturally when you eat food.
As food is consumed and soon metabolised for energy, gut hormones are released by the small intestine and travel through the body to signal the brain, endocrine system, and gastrointestinal system. An extensive cascade of hormones and neurotransmitters results in feelings of satiety (or feeling full).
GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is an incretin hormone that, among other things, has an important role in blood sugar management, helping to improve glucose levels in people with diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, or prediabetes.
In people with type-2 diabetes or those living with overweight or obesity, the production of the GLP-1 hormone may be lower or less effective than normal. For these people, Ozempic® works by imitating the effects of the GLP-1 hormone. By taking Ozempic® once a week under the supervision of a physician, blood glucose levels are more easily controlled.
This medicine, like other GLP-1s
—like Saxenda®, Wegovy®, and Rybelsus®—makes it easier to lose weight and stay on track. But, it won't lead to weight loss without healthy habits. Diet and exercise must be coupled with modifications to your eating habits and healthy lifestyle changes to support metabolic health and avoid weight regain effectively.
To help participants maximise their success with Ozempic®, Weightloss. Coach's One Year Metabolic Reset combines GLP-1 medication with evidence-based lifestyle recommendations. These include:
● Emotional Health
Eating whole foods, avoiding fast-digesting carbohydrates, getting enough sleep, doing exercise you enjoy, and managing stress will encourage you to achieve real results. Ozempic® will work even more effectively to reduce high blood sugar and help you lose weight if this foundation is in place.
Who can use Ozempic® and Semaglutide?
All Weight Loss Coach members will be considered for Ozempic® depending on medical needs. Patients with the following medical conditions should discuss treatment with a medical provider before beginning the medication.
● A tumour of the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, or adrenal gland.
● Families with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2 (MEN2)
● Diabetes-related retinopathy or problems with vision
● Symptoms of pancreatitis
● A disease of the gallbladder that is active
● Other kidney problems, such as kidney disease or kidney failure
● Problems with the digestive system
● Cancer of the thyroid, thyroid tumour, or thyroid cancer in family members
● Trying to conceive, getting pregnant, or breastfeeding
● Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol
Is Ozempic® compatible with metformin or other diabetes medications?
Both Metformin and Ozempic® (Semaglutide) can be taken safely together. They are often prescribed together for type 2 diabetes and weight loss.
Ozempic® should not be taken with other prescription medications, supplements, or over-the-counter medications without consulting a doctor at Weight Loss Coach.
Is it necessary to change my diet while taking Ozempic®?
Ozempic® works best when the person taking it makes some modifications to their diet, such as getting rid of fast-digesting carbohydrates in favour of foods that provide sustainable energy.
Our meal plan creates a healthy, sustainable diet that helps promote weight loss and provides a good foundation for future health. It accomplishes this by focusing on food quality and ensuring you get the essential nutrients your body needs. We help you feel in control.
Similarly, our food program is not a diet because we need to use meal replacements or meal plans. We want you to eat everything you want. We want you to eat more of some things than others.
Is it possible for certain foods to cause Ozempic® / Semaglutide side effects?
Ozempic® usually causes few side effects, although some mild ones do occasionally occur and tend to improve over time. Ozempic® may cause some of the following adverse effects:
● Bloating, burping, or gas
● Stomach (abdomen) pain
● Injection site pain
Some patients may report mild stomach pains and nausea as side effects of this treatment. These side effects can, however, be prevented or reduced by paying attention to what you eat.
When taking a GLP-1 medication, the most challenging foods to digest are fried foods, high-fat foods, and foods high in sugar. To avoid discomfort when taking Ozempic®, patients are advised to consider these tips from the manufacturer:
● Consume smaller meals and eat slowly
● Be sure to eat bland, light foods
● Drink unsweetened tea or water to stay hydrated.
● Foods that are fried, greasy, or sweet should be avoided
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