As we all know, obesity plagues our country in more ways than one, causing body dysmorphia, depression, low self-esteem and confidence and more. Here at Gentle Giant Care LLC, we are offering you a second chance at life, helping you to lose the unwanted weight, ultimately giving you the confidence you lost, a cure to your depression, and new healthy lifestyle. With this program however, it is expected that you are all in on your health. It’s time to invest in you! We are here to guide and keep you accountable. You want the change? We are here to help you achieve that change!
We have designed a weight loss plan for patients in Metro Atlanta who have developed unhealthy eating habits, habitual or subconscious food cravings that have not been successful at achieving an ideal body weight despite trying different methods.
Tried & True Weight Loss Program
Our medical weight loss program is a tried-and-true success, and our primary mission is patient satisfaction helping them reach their goal weight. The goal is to teach patients how to take control of their health. The goal is for patients to learn that eating healthier and making better choices is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
The weight loss program can involve FDA approved weight loss medications, hormone optimization, nutrition and health coaching, and a complex, yet easy to use, web application where patients can track their calories, exercise and weight loss goals allowing the practitioners and health coach to monitor your progress. This approach allows you to succeed in losing weight, even when you may have never seen a loss before trying other weight loss programs. You can visit our office in Atlanta, GA or have an online consultation.
Patients being treated with Tesofensine also displayed the following positive results:
- Reduction in appetite sensations within a period of 14 days, with those being treated reporting a greater level of satiety and less desire to eat.
- Significant increase in fat oxidation and reduction in fat tissue. The 24 hour fat oxidation increased by 15% and there was a reduction in protein oxidation. Scanning was able to provide confirmation of a statistically significant reduction in fat tissue compared with the placebo control group.
- Improved levels of insulin sensitivity were noted, leading to a higher metabolism of glucose, making this medication potentially suitable for patients at risk from type II diabetes.
- After 14 days, a significant increase in energy expenditure at rest of 6% was observed compared with the placebo control group. This increase was directly linked to Tesofensine and any external factors were excluded as possible causes.
Different Types of Weight Loss Drugs
CATEGORY: Weight Management
This is a synthetic peptide fragment that comprises a modified 15 amino acid region of GH (the tail end, which burns fat). Similar to GH, AOD9604 aids in the reduction of obesity. Additionally, it does not stimulate the production of IGF-1.
Promotes fat burning without affecting blood sugar or tissue growth
Prompts fat release from obese fat cells
Prevents lipogenesis (fat accumulation)
Treatment in osteoarthritis, hypercholesterolemia, bone and cartilage repair
Boosts the body’s metabolism
Less appetite stimulation
CATEGORY: ANTI-AGING, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Mots-C is a 16 amino acid peptide, which is naturally produced by the mitochondria in your cells. Mots-C regulates metabolic processes in the body, notably, it converts glucose into usable energy.
Mots-C increases the uptake of glucose in skeletal muscle and turns on the AMPK pathway without stimulating insulin. Boosting the metabolism of glucose helps to prevent metabolic-related diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Mots-C also helps turn back the clock on aging because it reverses cellular decline by promoting the renewal of cell components.
Controls insulin sensitivity
EnhanceS physical performance
Helps with weight loss
Improves cell function
CATEGORY: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
How the Wonder Weight Loss Drug Works
Semaglutide differs from other weight loss treatments like Orlistat because of how it works, being a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP 1) agonist. And so before we talk about the science behind semaglutide, we first need to understand what exactly a GLP 1 agonist is.
Naturally produced hormone GLP 1 is the hormone responsible for making us feel satisfied after eating. It doesn’t last very long, which is why we feel hungry a few hours after having a meal. GLP 1 agonists is a class of drugs that mimics the natural human GLP 1. This explains why weight loss is a common side effect of semaglutide as it suppresses your appetite, makes you feel full for a longer time, and thus reduces your calorie intake.
Since the active ingredient semaglutide is synthetic and structurally modified, it can last much longer than natural GLP 1. You feel satisfied after having a smaller food portion and are less likely to snack in between meals. Thanks to the mechanisms of the drug, the rate of gastric emptying slows down and it helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular events – such as heart attack – in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Tirzepatide selectively binds to and activates the GIP and GLP-1 receptors, the targets for native GIP and GLP-1. Taken at therapeutic doses, Tirzepatide acts on the brain, can suppress appetite, improve glycemic control, and treat Type II diabetes. Used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, Tirzepatide helps patients adhere to a reduced-calorie diet, enhancing the weight loss process.
In Combination with BPC-157 (as a pill or compounded with Tirzepatide)
BPC-157, or Body Protection Compound 157, is a 15 amino acid peptide chain. It is derived from a protective compound found in human stomachs. BPC-157 has been studied for decades for its role as an anti-inflammatory agent. Benefits of BPC-157 Obesity is classified as a systemic inflammatory condition (metaflammation), and long-term weight loss is difficult due to underlying systemic inflammation. This metabolic, inflammatory state is associated with reduced adiponectin levels, which are essential in improving insulin sensitivity, reducing metabolic abnormalities, and adjusting energy expenditure. BPC-157 can address the underlying inflammation with the hope of more sustained weight loss and better systemic health.
Clients can work with our well-educated Nutrition Coaches to help patients learn a new lifestyle to reach their body goals and keep them. Each nutrition plan is geared towards each patient individually. Patients must then check in with the coach for any changes bi-weekly.
Contraindications of Semaglutide
While semaglutide is safe for most, not everyone can benefit from it. Semaglutide is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions:
1. Kidney Problems
Although it is an extremely rare case – occurring in less than 1 percent of patients taking Semaglutide – acute kidney injury could lead to kidney failure, which may require hemodialysis. Symptoms of acute kidney failure include significant nausea, lightheadedness, and diarrhea.
But remember to arrange a blood test appointment before taking semaglutide to assess your kidney function. You should also drink at least half a gallon of water daily while taking semaglutide. Cut out sugary drinks and alcohol from your diet too, as these contribute to obesity.
2. Acute Gallbladder Disease
You are more likely to develop gallstones if you are overweight due to higher levels of cholesterol in your bile. Signs of gallbladder disease include stomach pain, yellowing of skin or eyes, fever, and clay-colored stools. Contact your primary care physician for a diagnosis.
3. Suicidal Behavior
Do not take semaglutide if you have depression and/or a history of suicidal thoughts. Taking this medication could cause sudden changes in your feelings, behavior, and mental state. If you are already taking semaglutide and notice significant mental changes, stop immediately.
4. Thyroid Cancer
If you have a personal or family history of thyroid cancer, do not take semaglutide as it might trigger or exacerbate your health condition. It could also increase the risk of developing a thyroid tumor.
If you and your partner are looking forward to having a child, stop using semaglutide at least 2 months before you plan to get pregnant. Being overweight and having diabetes may harm the unborn baby; hence, it is best to ask your doctor for a safer medicine alternative for maintaining a healthy weight.
Potential Side Effects of Semaglutide
Keep in mind that semaglutide is a prescribed medication. Your doctor will only prescribe it if they have determined that its benefits outweigh the risks. So just make sure to inform your doctor about any known allergies and underlying health conditions. Here is a list of the average duration of this product’s most common side effects:
- Nausea (5 days)
- Diarrhea (3 days)
- Vomiting (2 days)
- Constipation (27 days)
Adverse but rare side effects of semaglutide include hives, difficulty breathing, vision changes, confusion, feeling jittery, allergic reaction, signs and symptoms of infection, and little to no urination. Report these to your doctor as soon as possible.
Yes. In fact, the semaglutide + B12 combination is an effective solution – a powerful appetite suppressant – if you’re looking to shed pounds consistently. Further, vitamin B12 is not only energy-enhancing, but it also helps with weight management.
It’s generally recommended that your weekly subcutaneous semaglutide injection be taken with B12, as well as incorporating healthy lifestyle choices, to maximize results. Since semaglutide is a highly-potent drug, it must be titrated slowly to decrease the risk of gastrointestinal issues.
Semaglutide + B12 essentially stimulates insulin secretion, inhibits glucagon secretion, thereby decreasing blood sugar levels. That’s why in addition to a host of the aforementioned benefits, the medication is also a promising agent for hypoglycemia.
We offer non surgical weight loss program with semaglutide injection near you in Atlanta GA , Lauderdale FL and Tupelo MS
Before & After
HOW IT WORKS
Your first visit begins with a thorough medical evaluation by our experienced and professional medical staff that will go over your medical and weight history, and what programs have been tried, and were they successful. You will meet with a certified nutrition coach and personal fitness trainer on a weekly basis. Based on the results, you will receive a customized weight loss program for you- combining diet, exercise, weekly follow-ups with a coach (at your choice), and in some cases FDA approved mediations and appetite suppressants.
What to expect in your Initial Visit?
Complete Physical Exam
All-inclusive Lab Panel
Next, we do a follow up consultation discussing lab results and the plan that’s specifically made for you. The program consists of you keeping track of your macros (protein, carbs, fats) along with exercise for the entire 90 days on the program. If you decided to use our certified nutrition and fitness coach for weekly check-ins and diet and exercise modifications, that can be used for your benefit as well. If patients are indeed a candidate for the FDA approved weight loss medications and appetite suppressants it will be required to follow up every 30 days for refills.
What to Expect on Your Weekly Visit:
Weight & Vitals
Nutritional Recommendations (depending on progress)
Medication (if prescribed)
Vitamin Based Injections (optional)
The goal is that through the 90-day weight loss program, you have learned a lot about yourself as well as developed a better relationship with food. In this transition you will learn that you are living a health and fit lifestyle and not actually on a diet. From this program we hope that you have learned everything there is to know about nutrition, how your body responds to food, and ultimately loving the new body you’ve transformed.
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