GLP-1 RA Glossary

Keeping up to date on medical breakthroughs can be like trying to learn a new language. Below is a set of terms most commonly associated with GLP-1 RAs.

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What is Zepbound?

Zepbound, the brand name for tirzepatide, is a recent addition to the weight loss medication space.

What to Know When Starting GLP-1 Medication

If you are starting a weight loss medication — or if it’s not working for you — here are some things to know.

How to Stop Food Noise

Food noise is characterized by persistent thoughts about food — what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, reflecting on what we’ve already eaten, or interrogating ourselves about what we’ve eaten and why.

Does Semaglutide Lower Blood Sugar?

If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes and have been prescribed a semaglutide medication for weight loss or to manage your diabetes, it is important to monitor your blood sugar and pay attention to the signals your body is sending.

What to Expect When You Stop Taking Semaglutide Medications for Weight Loss

While semaglutide is not addictive, there are some withdrawal symptoms to keep in mind once you stop taking it.

Weight Maintenance after Stopping Semaglutide Medications for Weight Loss

Weight loss medications (such as Ozempic and Wegovy) effectively help adults with obesity or type 2 diabetes achieve clinically significant weight loss.

Does Semaglutide Reduce Muscle Mass?

During weight loss, we lose not only unhealthy fat, but also beneficial muscle mass. Why is it important not to lose muscle mass, sometimes referred to as lean mass?

What to Know When Selecting a Weight Loss Medication

If you’re considering Ozempic, Mounjaro, or Trulicity for weight loss, here is some background information to help you prepare for a conversation with your health care provider.

Still Hungry On Semaglutide?

Semaglutide medications are not directly related
to your metabolism. However, there are lifestyle strategies that you can adopt while taking weight loss medications to boost your metabolic rate.

The Importance of Protein While Taking Weight Loss Medications

In addition to being an energy source, protein is essential for maintaining muscle, bone, and skin health.

Foods to Eat - and Avoid

Gastrointestinal side effects are common when taking semaglutide medications, so it’s important to consider what you eat.

Nutrition Essentials

It is important to consider how food choices can work in combination with medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy to optimize weight loss and overall nutritional health.

The Importance of Nutrition is Key while Taking Medications with Semaglutide

Side effects from weight loss medication can deprive your body of much needed nutrients and energy, so making informed food consumption decisions can help ensure your daily nutritional needs are being met.

The Side Effects of Wegovy and Ozempic

While you may not need to rule out weight loss medications such as Wegovy or Ozempic from your weight loss strategy, there are some side effects to be aware of.

Lifestyle Changes while Taking Weight Loss Medications

Lifestyle changes and/or behavior modification can have an impact on weight loss and weight management, especially without some of the side effects of anti-obesity medications.

Meet Sarah

Ohio resident Sarah Robertson thought she would have to stop taking a GLP-1 for weight loss due to debilitating side effects. Then, she found Biocare.

Meet Alexis

My name is Alexis. I am 25 years old and live in Asheville North Carolina. I have always been a bigger girl my entire life, weighing in at over 200 pounds by the time I turned 12. I started taking Mounjaro on February 8, 2023, and I was 286 pounds.

Meet Jayna

Jayna’s journey on weight loss medication has been complicated. A type 1 diabetic, she has always struggled in life with being underweight or overweight, and was unable to find a healthy set point. GLP-1 side effects, like nausea and fatigue, only compounded the issues.

Meet Lisa

Hi, I am Lisa Borders. I have been on a weight loss journey and now maintaining for 15 months. I started my journey August 11th, 2022, and hit my goal weight Feb of 2023.

Meet Kelly

At my heaviest, I weighed 257 pounds and was pre-diabetic, with a family history of Type 2 diabetes. I was considering weight loss surgery when my doctor convinced me to try a GLP-1 medication. This decision has completely transformed my life. In just six months, I've lost over 52 pounds, with about 50 more to go.