What's your experience with Ozempic or Saxenda for weight loss?

Posted by etna @etna, Apr 1 3:11pm

Hi Everyone
I am thinking of taking either of the above medication to help with loosing weight. I am 100lbs overweight . In the past I had bariatric surgery however it was unsuccessful.
With either Ozempic/Saxenda , what kind of eating plan is most successful and I would have huge concerns about getting the necessary nutrients/ vitamins to help support the weight loss journey.

Has anyone any experience of using the above medication and how did it work out for you. Any information is appreciated. Thank you Etna

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I had bariatric surgery and it worked for a year or so but I got heavy again. I’m currently taking Ozempic and am totally thrilled with the results! I haven’t weighed this little or looked so good since my 30’s. I’m 74 now. For breakfast I have a premier protein drink(Costco) or eggs. For lunch I’m not that hungry but will have a very small salad with shrimp or half a sandwich. Dinner just have protein and veggies… if you are still hungry…which I doubt. Have fruit for snacks. Take multivitamins and calcium. You’ll be fine and you’ll love the way you look and feel! One other thing- I’m taking Pilates classes for strength and to stop the flab! Good luck!

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Just be aware that Ozempic/Saxenda can cause GI issues. I am been using Ozempic for 9 months and have lost 50 lbs. I do suffer from constipation so I need to make sure to drink plenty of water and get some fiber in my diet.

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@bernese53

Just be aware that Ozempic/Saxenda can cause GI issues. I am been using Ozempic for 9 months and have lost 50 lbs. I do suffer from constipation so I need to make sure to drink plenty of water and get some fiber in my diet.

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I am on the weekly Mounjaro shot and it constipates me so bad! Doctor recommended Miralax every morning for the first 10 days, then every other day after that. I have never been so regular and no longer struggling! Highly recommend Miralax! One capful in 1/4 cup of Gaterade Zero and zero taste!!

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I take Mounjaro weekly. It is called Zepbound for weight loss. It works fantastic!! I have T2 diabetes and have gone from 289 lbs to 142 lbs! Good luck!!

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