I gained 50 kilos from Hashimotos, an under active thyroid problem. Ozempic has helped me lose 20 kilos in 4 months but the weight loss has stopped even though I am barely eating. I need to lose at least another 15-20 kilos to be a healthy weight and to help with other health problems. Has anyone had it stop reducing weight and managed to restart it? Would stopping for a few weeks help, is there anything that will cause weight loss to continue?
Ozempic - What do I do if weight loss stops?
Question posted by Ducatidi on 27 Jan 2022
Last updated on 27 January 2022 by Lisa01
It's not at all unusual for someone that's losing weight to plateau on their weight loss journey. You just need to give yourself a little jump start. First off all, barely eating is NOT a good thing. You may be causing your own body to work against you if you're not getting the proper nutrition it needs. Your body will actively try and shut down the weight loss by trying to reserve the fat cells it has. Instead of barely eating, you would probably benefit from eating several small meals a day. Healthy small meals with a lot of proteins, fiber and vitamins. This will stop your body from thinking it's going to starve and shutting down the weight loss. Since I don't know you're physical health, I'm just going to suggest that you could add several short 10-15 min walks 3 or 4 times a week. Inside or outside- its up to you. If physically walking is not something you're capable of, there's various exercises that you can do from a chair in your own home. You can look these up thru Google or YouTube. But don't give up. These plateaus happen to just about everyone that's trying to lose weight.
Are you on Ozempic purely for weight loss? If so, what dose? If appropriate, you may be able to increase your dosage, this may give your weight loss program a kick along, but check with your doctor first.
- Ozempic uses and safety info
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