Weight Loss Treatment


Weight Loss Treatment

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, like Semaglutide (Ozempic and Wegovy) and dually acting GLP-1/ glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonists like Tirzepatide (Mounjaro and Zepbound), are revolutionizing weight loss treatments. These medications work by activating hormone receptors responsible for reducing appetite, decreasing food intake thus decreasing body fat and body weight. For many people, these treatments result in weight loss (typically between 10-15% and in some cases up to 25% of body weight.) Interestingly, some studies also suggest that these weight loss medications also result in positive changes in mental health, including decreased anxiety and decreased compulsive behavior (like compulsive drinking and shopping).


Weight Loss Medications and Behavioral Changes

 The best studies examining the effects of these medications have shown that the medications work best when combined with behavioral changes. It can be difficult to implement these changes on your own. Working with a clinic that provides integrated care (prescribing weight loss medications and providing wrap around care to help patients implement behavioral changes) helps to maximize the effects of weight loss medications.

Weight Loss Medications for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Behavior

For many people, behavioral health plays a role in weight management. Many people use eating to manage difficult emotions, for example through binge eating behaviors. For people with these behaviors, taking medications like Ozempic and Wegovy can help suppress appetite and decrease overeating; however, many people with emotional eating or binge eating behavior may experience an increase in mental health issues when they are no longer able to use eating to cope with emotions. Partnering with an integrated clinic that both prescribes weight loss medications and provides personalized mental health treatment to address the underlying emotions driving overeating behaviors, helps to maximize both weight loss success and mental well-being.


Why Choose Valmente Wellness and Healing Center for Weight Loss Intervention

Our clinic offers a truly integrated approach to weight loss. In addition to offering GLP-1 medications, our clinic offers behavioral health appointments designed to help patients make necessary behavioral changes and help address emotional issues that often drive overeating and binge eating behaviors.