Why the Ozempic Conversation Has Become Unavoidable

And, she acknowledged, it has become “really tricky” to talk about weight in a public forum.

“We all come in different sizes and shapes,” the Super Woman Rx author said. “That’s a different conversation from weight that is triggering inflammation, that is causing joint pain, messing with hormones, driving cholesterol up, increasing heart disease and stroke risk, and putting you on 10 different medications—those are two very different conversations.”

Losing weight without drug intervention is “such an individual conversation for everybody,” Bhatia said, but she points to tried-and-true methods: “moving throughout the day, drinking plenty of water, focusing on sleep, increasing muscle mass, and then really observing a healthy, non-inflammatory diet. Those are certain fundamentals and it really does help a person get the weight off.”

In the meantime, she has seen weight loss and wellness trends come and go, and Ozempic-mania too shall pass.

“I think that’s true of every trend,” she noted. “It doesn’t work for everybody, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, and then it loses steam.”

(Originally published March 1, 2023 1:00 p.m. PT)

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