My Experience with the Semiglutide Weight Loss Injection

December 12, 2022

Losing weight has never been easier.

It’s past due to discuss Semaglutide, which has become the most trendy and talked about therapy for weight loss. Semaglutide is an FDA approved injectable that’s administered once weekly for weight loss.

Through clinical trials this medication has had a 100% success rate for weight loss and I can attest to this as well. I have been doing weekly injections for 8 weeks now and have lost 20.8 lbs.

I started this journey due to the significant amount of weight that I gained the last two years since the rise of COVID-19. I was at my heaviest weight and enough was enough, I wanted to see what the hype of Semaglutide was all about. 



How will I know if I am a good candidate? 

  • Book a complimentary anti-aging and wellness assessment with us to meet with one of our talented nurses who can review your medical history and wellness goals with you 

How does this medication work?

  • GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins — hormones released by your small intestine — are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight.

What side effects might I experience? 

  • Everyone is different, you may experience side effects that others do not. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, heartburn, burping. The side effects I have personally experienced is the occasional nausea and vomiting. 

How can I reduce my side effects? 

  • Being consistent with your weekly injections per protocol will in turn minimize your side effects so that your body can adjust to the doses your provider recommends. Personally for me, when I wake up with nausea, having some water or crackers by the bedside to get something into your stomach helps to reduce that unwanted feeling, symptomatic treatment will depend on what side effects you may experience. 

How much weight will I lose?

  • The average person that is slightly overweight loses an average of 2- 4 pounds per week. The average person who is obese can lose an average of 5+ pounds per week.


Maddie Johnson
Master Nurse Injector