Doctor Supervised Weight Loss
Semaglutide is a medication that helps people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels and can also be used to help the general population lose weight. It works by helping the body release the right amount of insulin and slowing down the movement of food through the stomach. The most common side effect is nausea. Dr. Todd will work closely with you on a weekly basis to optimize your weight loss and monitor your symptoms and progress.
You will start slowly and increase your dose of semaglutide. Your first two months will include weekly, in-person visits with Dr. Todd Winton. After two months, you will have the hang of this program and can then chose to meet with Dr. Winton in person or over the phone for regular monitoring.
Initial telemed visit …… $99
Month 1 …… $395
Month 2 …… $395
Month 3 + for a 10mg vial …… $279
It also slows down how quickly food leaves the stomach, leaving you fuller longer.
Semaglutide signals hormones going to your brain to increase feelings of fullness and alter food preferences.
Dr. Todd Winton
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr Todd Winton has practiced Naturopathic medicine for over 24 years and has successfully helped patients lose weight, in a safe & healthy way to keep it off for good.
Semaglutide was used to treat type 2 diabetes for over 15 years before its weight loss powers were discovered. In 2012, professional researchers from Novo Nordisk pharmaceutical company started working on a new type 2 diabetes medication using semaglutide. That medicine was launched under the brand name Ozempic and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. It was not long until people started noticing an incredible side effect of using the drug: they were losing significant amounts of body weight.
Semaglutide has been used to treat type 2 diabetes for over 15 years before it was discovered to help obese / overweight patients lose an average of 15% of their body weight.
That finding was too good to let pass by, so the pharmaceutical company conducted a series of clinical trials to prove whether semaglutide had weight loss supplement potential. Therefore, 1,961 people enrolled in the trial that lasted 68 weeks. The participants were obese or overweight; they committed to dieting and exercising during the trial. The results showed that patients lost an average of 15% of their body weight. Novo Nordisk launched semaglutide under a new brand, Wegovy, an FDA-approved semaglutide intended to lose and manage weight. However, semaglutide is not a miracle drug and it requires lifeling treatment to maintain the weight loss.
Some common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, acid reflux, flatulence, These side effects may go away during treatment but Dr. Todd will adjust your dosage as needed.
Semaglutide mimics a receptor agonist known as Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1); this naturally occurring hormone is produced in the human gut and released every time we have a meal. What this hormone does to help diabetic patients with blood sugar control (it stimulates the pancreas to release insulin and the liver to lower sugar production) also makes food travel through your digestive system more slowly than usual. Food moving through your digestive system is known as gastric emptying; when this process slows down, it makes you feel satisfied for longer. Not being as hungry as usual helps people on the treatment to easily stick to a low-calorie semaglutide diet plan and achieve weight loss quickly.
Semaglutide mimics a hormone (GLP-1) that controls blood sugar, slows the flow of food to make you feel satisfied longer, and stimulates the part of the brain to help you feel full/eliminate cravings.
But that is not all GLP-1 hormone does; semaglutide also affects the brain. The hypothalamus is a part of our brains that controls hunger and satisfaction. GLP-1 appetite hormones stimulate the hypothalamus to increase feelings of fullness and alter food preferences. Feeling full and not getting unhealthy treats craving will make sticking to a diet a piece of cake. Include regular exercise in that mix; you will have the perfect recipe to lose body weight.
You will start slowly and increase your dosage of semaglutide Your first eight weeks will include weekly, in-person visits with Dr. Todd Winton.
After eight weeks, you can meet with Dr. Winton in person or over the phone for$279, which includes a check in visit and the 10mg vial of semaglutide.
At this time, you will either be on maintenance dosage or continue to increase dosage based on your individual needs. Also, at this time, you will self-administer your own injections.
For first 2 months, on a weekly basis (in-person visits) you will receive:
For month 3+ (in-person or phone visits), you will receive:
If you are wondering: “why am I not losing weight with semaglutide?”, it may be because you are not dieting while on the treatment. Semaglutide is the perfect weight loss supplement for you if you are not a fan of highly restrictive diets. When taking semaglutide, there is no specific meal plan to follow, so dietary options are highly customizable to your needs and goals. If you are a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten intolerant, that will not be an obstacle here.
What matters when using this weight loss medication is that you follow a low-calorie meal plan. To lose weight, you need to reach a caloric deficit, which only occurs when you burn more calories than the one you eat throughout the day. That is why physical activity is also vital for this treatment to work.
Since there is no fixed diet for this treatment, we came up with a 1200-calorie semaglutide diet plan. With this low-calorie plan, you will be able to reach your weight loss goals. However, remember that there is no one-fit-all diet for semaglutide. You can lower or increase the calorie intake to fit your need. We encourage you to do so by discussing it with Dr. Todd during your regular check-in visits.
You can break up the 1200 calories into a few meals a day or several meals and snacks based on your preference. Try downloading an app to track your calories and water intake. This will keep you accountable during your check-visits. Intermittent fasting can be helpful to decrease caloric intake.
There is no fixed diet to follow with the Semaglutide program, but following a 1,200 calorie diet will help you reach your weight goals faster in and in a healthy way.
Always opt for healthy, low-calorie snacks such as:
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1) Stay away from certain foods:
There are certain foods you should avoid while on this weight-loss medication. For example, high-calorie foods can lead you to fail your diet. Also, greasy or fatty foods can increase nausea – one of the common effects of semaglutide. Avoid fast food and processed foods. Eliminate alcohol as it may increase nausea and other side effects.
2) Intermittent fasting:
Try intermittent fasting. You can shorten your eating window to skip breakfast or dinner. There are tons of benefits to intermittent fasting.
3) Keep track:
Record meals with an app like My Fitness Pal.
4) Weigh yourself:
Each morning step on the scale (no clothes) and record your weight using an app or notebook.
Drink 80-100 oz of water each day and track it using an app or notebook.
6) Listen to your body:
Only eat if you are hungry, not out of habit. Are you really hungry? Recognize if you are eating because you are bored or stressed? Pay attention to how you feel after different kinds of foods.
7) Exercise regularly:
Add 20-30 minutes of fast walking at least 3 times a week for the first month. Increase frequency and duration as you become better adapted and feel better. If you are already on a regular exercise program, ramp it up. Consider yoga, pilates, hiking, swimming, martial arts, a gym membership or personal trainer.