GLP-1 Agonist for Weight Loss - MyConciergeMD

Modern medications like GLP-1 receptor agonists like Wegovy (semaglutide) and Saxendra (liraglutide) now offer hope for obese or overweight people to lose weight if nothing has worked for them. Research and studies now support evidence for weight loss using these medications.

If you are interested in knowing more about the medications and how we can help you with weight loss, check out our website at My Concierge MD.

What are GLP-1 Agonists?

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that is produced naturally by our bodies [1]. GLP-1 agonists work by activating the GLP-1 receptor. They do this by mimicking the actions of endogenous incretin hormone, which is naturally released by our gut after eating.

The main function of GLP-1 agonists is to manage type 2 diabetes. They reduce blood sugar levels by:

  • Slowing gastric emptying.
  • Inhibiting the release of glucagon.
  • Stimulating insulin production.

Does GLP-1 agonists work for weight loss?

Yes, it does. GLP-1 agonists have been found to improve blood sugar control and promote weight loss. Studies have shown that all GLP-1 drugs can lead to weight loss.

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers claimed that people on the medication lost between 1.6 and 3 kg (3.5 to 6.5 pounds) more than those not on medication [2].

How do GLP-1 agonists work for weight loss

GLP-1 agonists mimic the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which is naturally produced in response to food consumption.

Blood Sugar Control: GLP-1 medications stimulate the secretion of insulin and slow the release of glucagon, helping regulate blood sugar levels.

Appetite Regulation: GLP-1 decreases stomach acid secretion and delays food emptying from the stomach, leading to prolonged feelings of fullness. This reduction in appetite can limit food intake and contribute to weight loss.

Weight loss benefits of GLP-1 agonists

Increased Feelings of Fullness

GLP-1 agonists slow digestion, which promotes fullness after meals. Patients describe feeling full and content faster after starting a meal while taking these medications. This helps in weight loss.

Reduced Appetite and Hunger

By activating receptors, GLP-1 agonists suppress hunger signals and help patients feel satisfied with less food. Patients report decreased drive to eat and reduced cravings throughout the day.

Improved Body Composition

Because of substantial fat loss, weight loss reflects improved body composition – losing fat while retaining or even increasing lean muscle mass through metabolic changes.

Sustainable Results

Appetite regulation and weight effects persist with continued treatment over 1-2 years to achieve long-term weight maintenance.

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Are GLP-1 agonists specifically designed for weight loss, or is it an off-label use?

While their primary purpose is diabetes treatment, they can also play a significant role in weight management.

For now, two types of GLP-1 agonists are approved for chronic weight management in people with overweight or obesity (without type 2 diabetes):

  • Wegovy
  • Saxenda

Other GLP-1 agonists, such as Ozempic, are approved for treating type 2 diabetes but may also be prescribed off-label for weight loss in some cases.

Which GLP-1 agonists are commonly used for weight loss?

  • Wegovy: Wegovy (semaglutide) is approved by the FDA for chronic weight management in patients with obesity or overweight (without type 2 diabetes). Wegoy helps reduce appetite and promotes weight loss in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Saxenda: Saxenda (liraglutide) is also a GLP-1 medicine approved by the FDA for weight control in people who are overweight or suffering from obesity. The injection is administered daily, which helps reduce hunger and increases fullness sensation like Wegovy.

Research-backed evidence for GLP-1 agonists for weight loss


In a 2021 research review, the efficacy of taking 2.4 mg of Wegovy weekly in weight reduction was highlighted across multiple studies, proving more effective than a placebo [3].

In separate studies involving 803 and 1,961 obese individuals, those on a 2.4 mg weekly dosage of Wegovy experienced notable reductions in body weight by 7.9% and 14.9%, respectively. Moreover, they showed improvements in waist circumference, HbA1c levels, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and triglycerides [4,5].

In a 2022 study involving 338 participants, Wegovy (semaglutide) was compared with Saxenda (liraglutide) alongside diet and exercise modifications. Over 68 weeks, Wegovy users exhibited significantly greater weight loss, attributed to reduced cravings and hunger leading to decreased food intake [6].


In a 2021 study with 169 individuals with obesity, 62.1% experienced a minimum 5% body weight reduction within 6 months using liraglutide. Moreover, about 17.2% of those on liraglutide achieved a significant 10% reduction in body weight [7].

Another 2021 study involving 277 participants revealed that a daily 3 mg dosage of liraglutide led to an average weight loss of 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) after 7 months, equivalent to about 4.2% of their initial body weight [8].

What are the potential side effects of using GLP-1 agonists?

What are the potential side effects of using GLP-1 agonists

  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache and fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Low blood sugar
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Bloating
  • Belching or flatulence
  • Constipation or diarrhea

Do GLP-1 agonists have any impact on appetite or eating behaviors?

GLP-1 receptors in the brain get activated by the agonists, which then influence neural pathways for controlling hunger and fullness. As a result, GLP-1 medications can impact eating behaviors by modulating brain signals. This increases the rate at which food leaves the stomach or gastric emptying. Eventually, helping in weight loss.

How long does it take to see weight loss results?

Most patients notice some appetite and eating habit changes within a few weeks. Early weight loss of around 5% may occur in the first 3 months. Maximum results take upwards of 9-12 months for full effects on body weight.

Do I still have to diet and exercise?

Yes, lifestyle modifications are critical for success! GLP-1 drugs enhance your body’s natural appetite signals, but dietary changes and increased activity maximize weight loss outcomes.

GLP-1 agonist for weight loss near me

My Concierge MD offers the best GLP-1 agonist for weight loss near me in Beverly Hills but can also come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.


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