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How to avoid weight gain after Ozempic medication

Ozempic is one of several medications on the medical market today approved by the FDA for weight loss. This medication, along with Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, is becoming more popular as patients realize how it can help as a weight loss aid. Dr. Alexander Shapsis, our Board-certified gastroenterologist at EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, finds this treatment successful for many patients struggling to lose weight. However, there are steps patients need to take to avoid weight gain after using Ozempic and other similar medications.

Avoid Weight Gain After Ozempic in Brooklyn NY Area

Will I gain weight after Ozempic medication use?

Ideally, for long-term weight management, patients will want to stay on these medications. However, some patients need to stop taking this medication due to factors such as cost or side effects. When discontinuing these medications, working with a professional to learn more about long-term weight management and the risk of Ozempic rebound is essential. 

Below are a few things to consider when it comes to avoiding the unwanted weight gain that can commonly occur after discontinuing these medications:

  • Be mindful of your diet. The foods and beverages you consume must be monitored to ensure you are not taking in too many calories, which can add to weight gain. Consider foods high in protein to ensure satiety
  • Move. Exercise is a great way to burn calories, strengthen the body, and regulate moods. When you actively participate in exercise during and after your weight loss journey, you will often enjoy your success longer
  • Consider support. Friends, family, and coworkers can help you stay on track by supporting you even after losing weight. Consider a therapist or regular appointments with a doctor to ensure accountability
  • Set realistic goals. Do your best, but understand that continuing to lose weight while not monitoring food and exercising will likely result in a rebound of weight gain. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and know you are taking steps toward a healthier you, even if you slip up a day or two! This is where your support systems will come into play to keep you motivated

Request some time to speak to our team of professionals about maintaining weight after Ozempic medications

If you are currently taking Ozempic and will soon reach your goal weight, there is a lot to think about when it comes to ensuring that you maintain the achieved weight. Our team of professionals at EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology can educate you on the steps you can take for a smooth transition and continued success.

Call one of our two office locations, including the Court Street and Ocean Parkway practices, at 718 521-2840.

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