What you can expect from Semaglutide based on the story of a typical patient

Even though semaglutide is almost considered as a “magical drug” in weight loss, the latter is not something you can get “overnight.” Results always take time. To help you learn more about how semaglutide works in real life and to prepare yourself for the journey, here’s a story of a typical semaglutide patient. Here you will find out what happens every week and every month during the treatment with semaglutide.

Kate is 35, she lives in North Carolina with her husband and their 2 kids. After gaining weight during pregnancy, she tried dozens of ways to lose her extra pounds – diets, exercises, various medications and supplements.

However, none of this brought the expected results. Kate lost very little weight and soon regained it because she could not control her appetite and cravings. 

Kate has a friend Kelly who was also struggling with being overweight. The friends shared their weight loss journeys and tried every method to lose weight together. But on top of being overweight, Kelly has type 2 diabetes, so when she consulted with her healthcare provider, she had no problem securing a prescription for Ozempic. 

Unlike Kelly, Kate is not diabetic, that’s why she was refused a prescription for Ozempic. But Kate did her research and found out that there is a generic semaglutide – Ozempic active ingredient, that she can get online.

Patients told their success stories online and wrote about the fantastic results semaglutide gives. Kate was skeptical at first but decided to give it a chance. Spoiler alert: Later, she didn’t regret her decision. 

Month 1 (weeks 1-4)

Kate started taking semaglutide 6 months ago at the lowest dose – 0.25 mg. Her start weight was 210 pounds at 5’6”. From the first weeks of treatment, she noticed her appetite being curbed, and her food cravings reduced. She could eat only half of what she consumed before semaglutide. For the first 3 weeks, she experienced heavy nausea and vomiting but took anti-nausea drugs that helped her beat side effects. Kate also noticed that unhealthy greasy and heavy food made her nauseous and that healthy options were more attractive to her. So she started to eat more healthy proteins and fats, a lot of vegetables and salads, and avoided foods that made her nauseous.

After the first month, she lost only a few pounds of body weight, considering that the lowest dose is intended for treatment initiation only. 

Month 2 (weeks 5-8)

During her second month at a 0.5 mg dose, Kate started losing weight faster. She still experienced side effects, especially a couple of days after the injection, so she continued taking anti-nausea medications. Kate got used to her low-calorie diet, was satisfied with much less food, and developed more healthy eating habits. After the second month on semaglutide, Kate lost 15 pounds total. 

Month 3 (weeks 9-12)

Kate started her week 9 at a 1 mg dose. By that time, she felt in complete control of her appetite and cravings. Kate was able to make healthier food choices. The side effects were mild, so she decided it was time to add some exercise to her weight loss routine. Kate started to work out at home a couple of times a week. After the third month, Kate lost 10 pounds, and 25 pounds total (12% of her body weight).

At this point, the drastic weight loss slowed down a bit. This is because in the first couple of months Kate was losing a lot of glycogen and water, due to healthier eating and less salt intake. Now that all the accumulated glycogen and water is out, Kate is losing only body fat. And fat is known to burn slower in the body. 

Month 4-6 (weeks 13-24)

During month 4, Kate was at the 1.7 mg dose. While continuing to eat healthily, she started going to the gym and increased the intensity and frequency of her workouts. The side effects were gone. After the fourth month, she lost 6 pounds, and 31 pounds total. 

Starting month 5, Kate got on the maintenance dose of 2.4 mg. She followed her diet and exercise and lost another 4 pounds. And finally, after month six Kate lost 3 more pounds. 

By now, Kate has lost 38 pounds, which is 18% of her starting body weight. She wants to lose a couple more pounds, so she continues taking semaglutide at 2.4 mg, eats healthy, and works out in a gym. 

On top of that

On top of helping you lose 20% of your body weight, here’s how else your health can benefit from semaglutide:

  • Suppress your appetite
  • Reduce food cravings
  • Delay stomach emptying
  • Lower blood sugar and A1C
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Balance out insulin secretion
  • Lower the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as stroke, heart attack, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease


Now, we are excited to hear about your weight-loss results with semaglutide so far! Tell us about it via the following contact form or via email: support@semaspace.com 

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