Saxenda Weight Loss: My Journey and the Science Behind It

Hey there, lovely readers! I’m back with some exciting updates on my weight loss journey using Saxenda. Week five has been quite a ride, and I can’t wait to share all the juicy details with you. So let’s dive in!

Saxenda Weight Loss Stories
Saxenda Weight Loss Stories

My Progress So Far

In week five, I’m thrilled to report that I’ve shed another 3.6 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to an impressive 10.2 pounds! But that’s not all. My BMI has also dropped to 29.9, just outside the obese range. Cheers to that! It feels incredible to see tangible results and know that my efforts are paying off.

The Science Behind Saxenda

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and discuss the scientific aspects of Saxenda. I’ve delved into clinical trials and explored studies on semaglutide (the active ingredient in Saxenda), also known as Ozempic or Wegovy. One burning question I had when starting this journey was, “What happens when I stop taking Saxenda?”

Saxenda works by curbing your appetite, but when you discontinue the medication, your appetite naturally returns. This often causes people to eat more, leading to weight gain. So, I wanted to uncover the truth behind these claims.

The Research Revealed

According to a 56-week trial period followed by a 12-week observation period, there was a four percent difference in weight loss between the group using Saxenda and the placebo group. However, at the end of 68 weeks, this difference decreased to a mere two percent. Not the best news, but hey, knowledge is power. Armed with this information, we can prepare ourselves for the potential challenges that lie ahead when we come off Saxenda.

Embracing Exercise for Weight Maintenance

We’ve all heard that exercise plays a crucial role in losing weight. But does it hold the same importance when it comes to weight maintenance? Surprisingly, scientific studies suggest that exercise might not directly aid weight loss. However, it is incredibly beneficial for maintaining the weight you’ve already lost.

Exercise tends to increase your appetite, causing you to eat more or at least compensate for the extra calories burned during physical activity. While exercise may not contribute to further weight loss, many individuals find success in using it to sustain their weight. As I bid farewell to Saxenda, my plan is to increase my exercise regimen. With the fatigue from Saxenda hopefully subsiding, I’ll have more energy to dedicate to workouts.

Meal Planning and Mindful Eating

Here’s a little secret about me: I tend to forget about meals, what I ate, and whether I’ll be hungry later on. This forgetfulness is amplified during my Saxenda journey. To combat this, I need to prioritize meal planning and stick to a consistent schedule even after discontinuing the medication. By taking control of my meals and being mindful of my eating habits, I can overcome this hurdle and set myself up for long-term success.

The Challenges of Weight Loss

Weight loss is a journey filled with ups and downs, and it’s important to acknowledge the obstacles along the way. Whether you’re losing weight naturally through exercise and diet or with the help of medication like Saxenda, short-term results are common. Studies have shown that the only intervention that consistently produces long-term weight loss is bariatric surgery. However, surgery is not an option for everyone.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be diving into research on your body’s resistance to weight loss and exploring the pitfalls of different weight loss approaches. I’ll keep you updated on the findings and share my firsthand experiences. If you enjoy this type of content, make sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to stay in the loop!

Remember, achieving and maintaining weight loss is a personal journey. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and celebrate every milestone along the way. Until next time, stay fabulous and keep rocking your weight loss goals!

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