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Lose Weight with GLP-1

Enhance your metabolic health and decrease food cravings through the science behind GLP-1, helping you to lose weight and lower blood sugar.

Owner of Midtowne Wellness & Aesthetics, Jacqueline Miles FNP-C has a passion to help others lose weight just as she did (see picture below.)

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Get a FREE full panel lab with practitioner consult, which allows you to start your GLP-1 journey by checking to make sure all lab levels are optimal- especially your hormones.  

 

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What is GLP-1?

GLP-1 is an FDA approved injectable glucagon-like peptide-1agonist that is administered once weekly for obesity. In a clinical trial, participants taking GLP-1 lost 15% of their body weight, on average. For the first time, a drug has been shown so effective against obesity that patients may dodge the worst consequences, including diabetes, researchers reported which led to FDA approval for weight loss.

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How does it work?

GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins are hormones released by your small intestine- sent out by your body after you've eaten a mean to lower your body 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, Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they "mimic" these effects.

How is it administered?

GLP-1 is injected once a week, on the same day preferably.  It can be given at any time of the day, with or without food. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Injection sites should be rotated weekly. Dosing will be increased depending on several factors such as tolerance, side effects and weight loss per week.

Once Weekly Injections

Slows gastric emptying, decreasing appetite

Improves insulin resistance and reduces food cravings

Improves HbA1c and reduces risk of cardiac events

Dosing & Expectations

  • Starting Dose is 0.25 mg for week 1 and will be titrated on a monthly basis as needed.

  • The goal is to lose 1-2 lbs weekly

  • Dose will be titrated on tolerability and pounds lost

  • Once at weight goal - recommendation is to stay on GLP-1 for 1-3 months at goal weight to adjust your body and then can titrate off to prevent weight gain.

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Side Effects & Solutions

Potential side effects are mostly gastrointestinal (GI) related. Most common being nausea, vomiting and constipation. You may experience more side effects as the dosage is increased.Other side effects include stomach cramps, bloating, dry mouth, diarrhea, and heartburn.

** Any severe side nausea/vomiting, or other non-tolerable side effects, please notify us immediately to stop the medication, or go to the ER.

Nausea and Vomiting

Small frequent meals
Low fat meals
Bland diet (bananas, toast)
Can take OTC Unisom + B6

Constipation

Metamucil daily
Probiotics daily
Drink plenty of fluids
OTC meds such as Miralax, Colace

Acid Reflux 

OTC medications such as Pepcid, Tums, Prilosec can be used.
**Rx for Zofran can be sent to pharmacy 

We are here
for you 100%.

We encourage life long habit change.

 

Intermittent fasting and smaller portions are a few changes that can be sustained over time. Lets build better relationships with food together- sustainable weight loss takes time. We also encourage consistent bloodwork in our practice to ensure lab levels are optimal throughout your weight loss journey. Let's work together to achieve your goals.

GET STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY NOW

Get your FREE full panel lab with practitioner consult, which allows you to start your GLP-1 journey by checking to make sure all lab levels are optimal- especially hormones.

 

 

$199 value PLUS, Free InBody Scan and supportive community!

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