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Can Ozempic and Other Semaglutide Medications Ever Align With Intuitive Eating?

March 12, 2024

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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You’ve probably heard all the hype about semaglutide medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound. They’re all the rage right now for weight loss, and diet culture has certainly jumped on the bandwagon.

But if we set diet culture aside, can these medications be useful for someone who is trying to eat intuitively? Is it even possible to do intuitive eating if you’re taking a medication that messes with your appetite signals? 

My answer might surprise you…it’s YES. 

In this episode, I’m going to break down why semaglutide is different from diet pills of the past (Fen Phen, I’m lookin’ at you), and the circumstances where these medications can actually help someone to eat more intuitively, make peace with food, and to genuinely honor their health. 

This is one of my juiciest episodes to date, and I’m not holding back. Here are a few things you’re going to learn:

  • How dieting and restricting often go hand-in-hand with metabolic issues like insulin resistance, PCOS, and diabetes.
  • The way that these metabolic issues can create intense food cravings, and make it harder to recognize hunger and fullness signals.
  • How semaglutide works to improve metabolic pathways in the body, so that certain individuals can better listen to their body’s cues with your eating.
  • Why the gnarly side effects you hear about in the media tend to occur, and what can be done to prevent them.
  • The potential usefulness of semaglutide medications for certain people who are healing their relationship with food. (It’s not for everybody, but it’s a powerful tool for some people.)
  • Where diet culture and anti-fat bias fit into the equation…because, surprise, surprise, diet culture has hijacked this situation to make a profit and to perpetuate societal fatphobia and weight stigma.

As you can see, this is jam packed with some powerful information that’s going to have you looking at this topic differently than you have before. Pop in your earbuds and push play!

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