How does the weight loss medication work?

GLP-1 medications act like a hormone your body naturally makes to regulate blood sugar and may help support weight loss.

  1. Reducing Food Intake: GLP-1s talk directly to the part of your brain in charge of feeling hungry and satisfied—helping you regulate how much you eat.
  2. Feel Full Longer: They also slow down how quickly food leaves your stomach—making you feel full longer.
  3. Increasing Metabolism: Certain drugs boost metabolism, leading to more efficient calorie burning and weight reduction over time.

How much weight will I lose?

GLP-1 medications can help people lose weight when used along with lifestyle changes. The amount of weight loss will vary by individual, but studies have shown that on average, people who took semaglutide for 68 weeks lost about 15% of their body weight, which is about 12% more than those who took a placebo. Some people may lose more or less weight depending on their starting weight, adherence to the treatment, and health conditions.

Our patients typically see 2-5 lbs of weight loss in the first month as your body is introduced to the treatment in small dosing. Once at full dosing our patients have seen 8-12 lbs of weight loss per month.

What are possible side effects?

Some common side effects include, but are not limited to: nausea, burping, constipation, and vomiting.

**If you are feeling these side effects we recommend splitting your weekly dosing in half and injecting on 2 separate days. If side effects continue, please text or call our office at (813)341-2600 for further assistance. **

Do I have to follow a specific diet?

No, there is not a mandatory diet you must follow while on our weight loss plans. However, we do recommend that you do follow a diet or reduce calories with a focus on protein and healthy carbs. Learn more about how to maximize the results of your medication with healthy life style choices with our Weight Loss Guide book, or our coaching plans.

  • Step 1

    • Purchase your preferred weight loss kit
    • Fill out Arfinn Medical Intake Form
    • Schedule your Telehealth Appointment
  • Step 2

    Telehealth phone consultation and assessment with one of our medical providers to receive approval and a dosing plan to achieve your goals.

    **If for any reason you are not a qualified candidate, you will receive a 100% refund.**

  • Step 3

    Temperature controlled direct shipping to anywhere in the United States from our pharmacies to your door.*