Losing weight can be a challenging and frustrating process, especially for those who have tried numerous diets and exercise programs without seeing the desired results. For many, diet and exercise alone are not enough to reach a healthy weight. Many variables can impact a person’s ability to shed the pounds; from hormonal changes to genetics and metabolism, it’s not always our fault if we can’t seem to drop clothes sizes.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may be considering weight loss injections as a potential solution.
But just how effective are weight loss injections? Here at Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics, we’d like to help you explore the different weight loss injections and what you can expect in terms of results so you can make an informed decision.
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What are Weight Loss Injections?
Weight loss injections are medications that are injected into the body to aid in weight loss. They come in the form of prefilled pens to be injected by users directly into their own bodies at home. They are only available with a prescription from a qualified and certified clinician, and should be used alongside a supported and bespoke weight loss programme.
There are several different types of weight loss injections available, each with its own specific mechanism of action.
Semaglutide (Ozempic and WeGovy)
This prescription weight loss injection is designed to help people who are overweight or obese lose weight by mimicking a hormone called GLP-1, which regulates appetite and food intake. Semaglutide is used in Ozempic and WeGovy, injections that have gained popularity recently due to their part in celebrity weight loss transformations. They should be used once weekly.
Ozempic and Wegovy impact receptors in the brain that control appetite, resulting in a feeling of fullness and less hunger, while also helping to maintain steady blood glucose levels. GLP-1 is usually produced in the intestine after a meal, but by injecting semaglutide to mimic this hormone, it can help to prevent overeating and exceeding a daily caloric intake.
Studies have shown that Ozempic and Wegovy are incredibly effective in promoting weight loss, with users losing on average 15% of their body weight. These brilliant results have meant the medication has been dubbed a “gamechanger.” Additionally, these medications have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes and improve overall quality of life.
Another prescription weight loss injection, liraglutide also works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone to regulate appetite and food intake. Saxenda is a popular appetite suppressing injection and is used to aid weight loss, reduce hunger levels and curb cravings.
Saxenda, in the form of the Bodyline SlimPen for daily injection, has been proven to be a fast and safe weight loss solution for a range of individuals. While semaglutide is injected once a week, liraglutide Saxenda is injected once a day.
Saxenda has helped millions of people to lose weight in an efficient and controlled manner. It will help you to lose weight for good in an efficient and controlled environment, under the direct supervision of our qualified clinicians.
Results from a 2022 study in Belgium saw people lose almost 10% of their body weight in just 4 months.
Trulicity is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that stimulates insulin secretion, reduces glucagon secretion, and slows gastric emptying. In addition to its glucose-lowering effects, Trulicity has been shown to promote weight loss.
Trulicity holds the prescription medication dulaglutide, a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. These drugs work by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP1 is produced in the intestine following a meal, encouraging feelings of fullness and satisfaction and inhibiting overconsumption throughout the day. This, in turn, reduces the number of calories a person will consume day to day.
When the body burns more calories than it consumes, weight loss is inevitable, which is why Trulicity is a great option for those struggling to remain in a calorie deficit to lose weight.
This is a new type of weekly weight loss medication that is currently in clinical trials. Tirzepatide works by mimicking the effects of two hormones, GLP-1 and GIP, which regulate appetite and food intake. Early studies have shown promising results in weight loss and improved blood sugar control achieving up to 15.7% weight loss results.
Are Weight Loss Injections Effective?
The effectiveness of weight loss injections can vary widely depending on the type of injection and the individual using it. While some people may see short-term results with certain types of injections, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that weight loss injections can sometimes be an ineffective long-term solution for weight loss.
However, this can be combatted when the user continues to make use of the habits they have formed throughout their medical weight loss journey. Reducing calorie intake, exercising more, and listening to your body and its signals of fullness are all healthy habits people can continue to do after the weight loss injection period is up.
Should I lose weight with a Weight Loss Injection?
While weight loss injections may seem like an appealing solution for those struggling to lose weight, it’s important to approach them with caution. They are not a magic solution and must be used alongside a calorie deficit and exercise routine to cause significant and sustainable weight loss.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, the best approach is to focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. If you’re still having difficulty losing weight, it may be time to speak with a qualified medical professional at Bodyline to determine the best course of action and develop an appropriate medical weight loss treatment plan.
At Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics, we offer personalised weight loss programs that are designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals in a safe and sustainable way. Our programs include a combination of medical treatments, nutrition counselling, and exercise advice to help you lose weight and keep it off for good. We are CQC regulated and have over 17 years of experience helping our clients reach their weight loss goals.If you’re interested in learning more about our weight loss programs for yourself or to incorporate in your employee benefits or occupational health packages, contact Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics today at 0800 995 6036 or fill in our online contact form for a call back. Our team of weight loss experts can answer any questions you may have.