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Weight Loss

Weightloss services offered in New Canaan, CT

Weight loss can be a challenging journey without proper support, guidance, and expertise. At Rejive Medical Aesthetics in New Canaan, Connecticut, experienced aesthetics specialist Stacey-Jo Murray, NP, delivers personalized care for sustainable weight management. From individualized guidance to prescription medications, Stacey-Jo can help you achieve and maintain lasting weight loss. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so difficult?

Weight loss isn’t always a straightforward, linear process. While a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you lose weight, many factors can affect your progress, such as:

Leptin resistance

Many people carrying excess weight build up a tolerance to the hormone leptin, which decreases your appetite when your body has stored enough fat.

Diet

While experts tout some diets, such as the popular Mediterranean diet, as heart-healthy, there is no gold standard weight loss plan. Some people lose weight on low-fat plans, while others respond well to carbohydrate restrictions. 

Exercise

Similar to diets, experts have yet to find a one-size-fits-all exercise regimen for weight loss. Some people see dramatic results from regular cardio, while others burn fat through weight lifting and strength training.

Genetics

Genetics play a critical role in appetite, metabolism, and even cravings, which can make losing weight difficult.

Can medication help with weight loss?

While medication can’t replace a healthy diet and exercise regimen, it can support consistent weight loss. Most weight loss medications help suppress your appetite and allow you to feel fuller for longer. The most common types at Rejive Medical Aesthetics are:

Semaglutide

Semaglutide mimics the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) to regulate your appetite and cravings. The medication traditionally treats Type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar spikes.

Tirzepatide

Mounjaro®, or tirzepatide, is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it mimics two hormones. Similar to semaglutide, tirzepatide can help regulate hunger and gastric emptying, and may also treat diabetes. 

Both medications require weekly injections. Combining your treatment with diet, exercise, and other healthy habits is essential for long-term weight loss.

Do weight loss medications have side effects?

Weight loss medications can have side effects, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pains and cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood sugar

Limiting your consumption of high-fat, high-sugar foods and drinks can help reduce uncomfortable side effects. Your provider at Rejive Medical Aesthetics works with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan that keeps you on track with your goals while minimizing discomfort.

Medical weight loss can help you achieve sustainable weight loss in a healthy way. To learn more, call Rejive Medical Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online.