Unlock the Secret to Losing Weight on GLP-1 Medicines: 5 Simple Tips to Jumpstart Your Journey Today
Losing weight can be a super frustrating process for anyone, but if you are struggling to lose weight while also taking GLP-1 medicines, it can feel even more overwhelming. Hang in there, because with the right approach and some simple changes to your lifestyle, you will achieve your weight loss goals and feel great about your progress. Here are some tips and encouragement to help you jumpstart your stall:
Don't give up: First and foremost, it's important to keep in mind that weight loss is a journey, and it's rarely easy (or linear). Don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results, and don't compare yourself to anyone but your former self. Remember, you're on a long-term path to better health and wellness, and every step counts, even if it's a small one.
Focus on healthy habits: Instead of obsessing over the number on the scale, focus on building healthy habits that will support your weight loss goals. This might mean making even minor tweaks to your diet, such as swapping out sugary (or fake sugary) drinks for water or adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals. It could also mean finding ways to move more throughout the day, whether it's taking a walk on your lunch break or finding a fun exercise class to try.
Set achievable goals: It's important to set realistic, achievable goals for yourself when it comes to weight loss. Instead of aiming to lose TikTok weight, set a reasonable goal to average 1-2 pounds of loss per week. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed or discouraged, and it will make it easier to stay motivated over the long term.
Seek support: Losing weight can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. Consider joining a community like this one (or BJ's discord), working with a personal trainer (or equivalent app), or finding a friend or family member to share your journey with. Having others to talk to and relate with about your struggles and successes can make a big difference in your ability to continue reaching for your goals over the long term.
Work with your Doctor: If you're struggling to lose weight on GLP-1 medicines, it's important to work with your healthcare provider to make sure you're on the right medication and dosages. Remember, especially with Mounjaro, the 2.5 mg starter dose wasn't even included in the surmount study. It isn't considered therapeutic, but more of a "weaning" on dose. Your doctor is able to adjust your treatment plan to help you achieve better results, and they can also provide guidance and support to help you make healthy lifestyle changes.
The secret to success is sustaining your efforts over the long term. Crash diets don't work, they may speed up the weight loss, but you'll end up worse for the wear. Small changes and tweaks can make a big impact over time, and they are sustainable.
You've got this. We've got this.