Is Ozempic a miracle drug for people who are overweight and obese? If your definition of “miracle” involves divine intervention, then no. However, if you’re talking about “drugs that are remarkably effective,” then yes—you could argue that Ozempic fits that description.
What makes Ozempic so great?
Ozempic has been shown to help with weight loss because it works behind the scenes to ease your food cravings, make you feel full longer, and balance your blood sugar levels—all of which makes cutting your calorie intake much easier.
Do I need to eat right and exercise while on Ozempic?
Yep! Miraculous feats aside, weight loss with Ozempic still comes down to using up more calories than you take in. Along with weekly Ozempic injections, you will need a plan for cutting calories and staying active to help burn them. Usually, 1 to 2 pounds per week is considered a healthy pace for shedding pounds. (Tip: Try the National Institutes of Health body weight planner to calculate how many calories you need per day to meet your goal weight over a given period of time). About 1 or 2 pounds per week is a nice, steady, slow weight loss—and when your weight loss is nice and steady, you’re less likely to gain the weight back.
Concerning exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity. An example might be walking briskly for a half hour a day, 5 days per week. The CDC goes on to recommend muscle-strengthening activity 2 days per week. The best activity is the kind you like and will do, so consider some fun activities such as ballroom dancing, belly dancing, walking your dog (or someone else’s dog), swimming, or playing tag with the kids. It’s all a matter of taking up healthier habits.
Where can I get a prescription for Ozempic?
QuickMD physicians can prescribe Ozempic for weight loss when they deem it appropriate. You can contact Quick MD online to find out if you’re a good candidate for Ozempic.