Most of the weight loss from Ozempic and Wegovy comes from muscle loss and bone demineralization.

You end up in a worse place than when you started.
Why is this the case?

People feel full on these drugs. They don't eat as much, and when they do eat it usually low quality food.

This leads to nutritional deficiencies.
They also rarely change their lifestyle.

If you're in a caloric deficit and don't exercise, your body breaks down muscle.

As you get older your body breaks down bone if you're not stimulating growth.
In the beginning it'll be mostly fat lost because you have more of it to lose.

There comes a tipping point where this changes and muscle is lost.

The problem is, rebound weight gain is essentially guaranteed, as the makers of Wegovy and Ozempic admit.
What happens after 6 months when you've lost 50 lbs and stop the drug because you're starting to lose muscle mass?

You gain those 50 lbs back.

There is no shortcut. You must make substantial lifestyle changes. You must exercise and eat right.
Oh and it has a risk of pancreatitis and thyroid cancer in susceptible populations.

So there's that.
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