Ozempic: The Magic Pill or Just Another Expensive Date?
Well, friend, if you’re not in the loop yet, let me enlighten you. Wegovy or Ozempic isn’t just having a moment – it’s sprinting toward the title of “Bestselling Drug of All Time.” Yup, it’s like the Beyoncé of drugs right now.
This sassy little pill (or injection, technically) has not only found its way into the medical cabinets but also the heart (or should I say stomachs?) of many.
What’s its charm, you ask? It’s a GLP-1 agonist. In layman’s terms: it’s your ideal dinner date, making you feel full with less food and ensuring you don’t raid the fridge post-midnight.
The hyped anti-obesity drug from Novo Nordisk was found to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attacks, by a whopping 20%, the company announced.
Losing unnecessary weight and having better body composition will reduce the risk of cardiovascular events… it isn’t the drug that’s the miracle, it’s the result that the drug helps you achieve.
The good news is that you can achieve the same outcome without having to poke yourself with a needle weekly (or daily) – not to mention the $1,300 monthly bill for the drug.
You simply have to:
Eat less calorie-rich, processed food.
Eat more protein-rich food.
Exercise for a minimum of 5 hours per week.
Prioritise resistance training.
And just be a bit more sensible and mature with your food choices…
Losing weight isn’t some enigma waiting to be decoded. The formula for weight loss is well-established. The real puzzle is understanding WHY some people opt for an overweight lifestyle.
Yes, it’s a choice.
Unpopular opinion, I know, but nobody got fat overnight.
Gaining significant excess weight requires consistent effort, and shedding that weight will equally demand dedication and hard work.
Now, for those still contemplating an Ozempic affair, let’s play the pros and cons game:
Abra-ka-diabetes? The Benefits of Ozempic
Glucose Control: For those playing the long game with Type 2 diabetes, Ozempic is like that star quarterback you’ve been waiting for. It can lower blood sugar by augmenting the secretion of insulin, keeping those blood sugar touchdowns coming!
Weight: Not just content with sugar control, Ozempic might also help you shed those pesky pounds. So, while you’re bidding adieu to elevated glucose levels, you could potentially say goodbye to some of that unwanted weight too.
Heart Health: Ozempic might also provide some cardiovascular benefits. For those whose hearts need a little tender loving care alongside their glucose regulation, this might just be the serenade they’ve been waiting for.
Tummy Troubles: With great power comes… a slightly upset stomach? Some users of Ozempic report gastrointestinal issues. A little bloating here, some nausea there, and voilà! You’ve got yourself an all-natural detox (okay, maybe not all-natural or a detox, but you get the jest).
Pancreatitis: A fancier term that basically means inflammation of the pancreas. If you’re on Ozempic, it’s important to keep an ear out for abdominal pain.
Kidney Risks: There’s a potential for kidney issues. Now, while kidneys are typically the silent supporters in our bodily orchestra, with Ozempic, they might occasionally cry out for attention.
Allergic Attractions: Like any potential Prince Charming, Ozempic might come with its red flags. Some people may experience allergic reactions. If you notice anything unusual, be it itching or rash, best to have a fairy god doctor look into it.
Wisdom Of The Week
This Is Just Advice…
If you feel tired but wired and a little edgy in the morning, try supplementing with Magnesium L-Threonate before bed. Here’s some feedback from a buddy of mine:
“Man, Magnesium L-Threonate was such a game changer for me, I’m much more energetic and calm in the morning 👀”
You don’t need to spend lots of $$, just buy a single ingredient form from iherb or Amazon and take it each night.
How much you ask? I recommend 2,000mg.
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