The current weight loss trend is highly aimed toward injectables—semaglutide products such as Wegovy, Mounjaro, Ozempic and Saxenda.
In 2023, the FDA will likely approve Eli Lilly’s diabetes drug, tirzepatide, for weight loss. However, there is little indication insurers will widely cover the medication (reference).
In addition to out-of-pocket costs ranging around $13,000 annually, these medications have a host of undesired side effects which the consumer might not be aware of.
Semaglutides come with a black label warning for possibility of thyroid cancer (reference). In addition, these medications are intended for long term use; you will likely be on them for years in order to reach your goals.
Another thing to consider is that the hunger will come back as soon as you are off the medications, often with a vengeance.
Along with pancreatitis, other common side effects are:
- abdominal pain
While there might be a place for these drugs in some cases, most of the time nutritional education and habit modification are faster, safer, and definitely effective weight loss tools. Medical weight loss drugs have a history of adverse effects which is difficult to ignore.
At Inspire Weight Loss, the Reveal Lifestyle Program routinely allows clients to shed an average of 20-30 lbs in just 6 weeks.
Inspire focuses on fat loss, not just weight loss, and our nutritional process and supplementation teaches you how to eat for life, therefore giving you the tools that you can use to keep the weight off forever. We offer one on one weekly coaching, we stabilize your metabolism, and we create a new set point with a program which will help you succeed without dangerous injections or medications.