- The 48-year-old fitness trainer has criticized the drug, branding it “dangerous”.
- She revealed that she had convinced several friends to stop taking the drug
- Jillian added that the results “don’t last long”.
Fitness expert Jillian Michaels has slammed weight-loss drug Ozempic after revealing she’s persuaded several friends to stop using the drug, which she claims is making people feel “awful”.
The celebrity trainer, 48, is known for her fit and trim figure and has now given her take on the drug, which is being hailed as a fat-loss miracle drug.
In an interview with People, Jillian explained that Ozempic, which is prescribed to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, should be avoided at all costs.
The strength coach added that she’s convinced several of her friends to stop taking the drug because the results “don’t last long.”
Fitness expert Jillian Michaels has criticized the weight-loss drug Ozempic after revealing she persuaded several friends to stop using the drug.
Ozempic: The diabetes drug became a weight loss phenomenon
Ozempic is a type 2 diabetes and prediabetes medication that uses the active ingredient semaglutide.
It is also popular off-label due to its powerful weight loss properties.
It is injected into a person’s arm, thigh, or stomach to regulate blood sugar and suppress appetite.
The drug has reportedly become popular among celebrities for its intense weight loss effects.
It is a GLP-1 receptor that causes the pancreas to release insulin – the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar.
The drug also slows the exit of food from the stomach, thereby reducing a person’s appetite.
Studies have found that GLP-1s are highly effective weight loss agents.
In a 2021 study, patients taking semaglutide lost 14 percent of their weight over 68 weeks, compared with just a 2 percent weight loss in patients taking a placebo
She revealed she took “at least eight” friends to Ozempic before realizing her loved ones were experiencing serious side effects while taking the medication.
“They get palpitations, they’re sick, they feel like shit. They feel so terrible that it has motivated them to reverse their type 2 diabetes,” she said.
Ozempic is a drug that has skyrocketed in sales due to its ability to help you lose weight.
It is taken once a week by injection into the thigh, abdomen, or arm. And although it’s intended for those suffering from obesity or type 2 diabetes, it’s often taken as a weight loss drug.
Jillian emphasized her dislike of the drug by noting that if you stop taking the drug you run the risk of gaining weight.
She explained that those who use Ozempic “don’t gain anything” due to the “rebound effect.”
“You get off drugs in a year and go all the way back. you haven’t learned anything You have not built physical strength or endurance. You haven’t learned how to eat healthy,” she told People.
The fitness trainer warned people not to educate themselves about the drug, explaining that the results “do not last.”
Rather than injecting themselves with the drug, Jillian suggests that those looking to lose weight start walking 10,000 steps a day and eliminate processed sugar and flour from their diets.
According to Ozempic.com, side effects of the drug include: nausea, diarrhea, stomach (abdominal) pain, vomiting, and constipation.
Both Ozempic and its sister drug Wegovy have been hailed as a miracle cure for obesity and their ability to melt away fat in a matter of weeks.
Ozempic was first approved by the FDA as a drug for type 2 diabetes in 2017, while Wegovy was approved by the FDA as a weight management treatment in 2021.
The drugs have taken the world by storm since they hit the market, with both celebrities and patients raving about their ability to reduce fat.
The strength coach added that she persuaded several of her friends to stop taking the drug because the results “don’t last long.” ‘new diet drug
It is injected into the stomach, thigh or arm and helps suppress a person’s appetite – making it an easy and quick weight loss solution.
Ozempic has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, meaning its use as a weight-loss drug is off-label.
The treatment costs about $950 a month, but since the weight loss effects are off-label, insurance is unlikely to cover the cost.
Despite the price, the treatment has gained extreme popularity, leading to the FDA adding both Ozempic and Wegovy to their drug shortage list, making it harder for those struggling with diabetes to obtain treatment.
Everyone from Hollywood stars to tech moguls is turning to the injectable drug to stay slim, with Elon Musk (seen August 2022) crediting the drug with his recent weight loss in October
However, the fitness trainer is not the first to criticize the drug.
TikTok star Remi Bader, 27, has been transparent about her use of the drug, detailing how she “gained double the weight” and struggled with binge eating after stopping treatment.
In an interview with Amanda Hirsch on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, she described her difficulty coming off the drug after a doctor ordered her to take it for “actual health issues.”
Bader, who was treated for binge eating disorder last year, claimed her binge “got so much worse” after she stopped taking the diabetes drug Ozempic.
And while some have criticized it, many celebrities have also raved about the drug, with tech mogul Elon Musk blaming the miraculous fat-burning bullet for his body transformation and actor Jeremy Clarkson also claiming he used the drug.
And since the drug has experienced so many shortages, celebrities are losing up to $1,500 a month on the fat-killer, making it nearly impossible for those to get the treatment they desperately need.