GLP-1 for Weight Loss: Portside's Take on a New Approach

Portside explores GLP-1 meds for weight loss. We discuss the pros, cons & importance of movement & nutrition for sustainable weight loss.
May 29, 2024
GLP-1 for Weight Loss: Portside's Take on a New Approach

At Portside Fitness and Nutriiton, we're all about empowering you on your wellness journey. That means providing honest information about the latest trends, including GLP-1 medications for weight loss. So, let's dive in and explore what this medication is, the research behind it, and how it fits into a sustainable weight-loss plan.

What are GLP-1 Medications?

GLP-1 stands for glucagon-like peptide-1, a hormone your gut naturally produces. GLP-1 agonists are medications that mimic this hormone's effects. Originally developed for type 2 diabetes, research has shown they can also promote weight loss.

Research on GLP-1 for Weight Loss

Studies are promising. GLP-1 medications, combined with lifestyle changes, can lead to significant weight loss, with some individuals losing over 15%. They seem to work by:

However, more long-term research is needed.

Pros and Cons to Consider



Our Stance: Empowering Your Choice

The decision to use GLP-1 medications is personal. We encourage you to discuss it with your doctor to see if it aligns with your health goals and medical history.

Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Foundation of Success

Regardless of your choice, sustainable weight loss hinges on lifestyle changes. Here's why fad diets and weight loss surgery fall short:

The Power of Movement and Nutrition: The two pillars of sustainable weight loss are:

GLP-1: Not a Free Pass: If you choose GLP-1, remember it's a tool, not a magic solution. Here are some key points to remember:

The Bottom Line

GLP-1 medications can be a valuable tool for some, but they're not a shortcut. Sustainable weight loss requires long-term commitment to healthy habits – daily movement, proper nutrition, and a holistic approach to wellness. Let Portside Fitness and Nutrition be your partner on your journey; we'll support you every step of the way.

Remember, consult your doctor before making any changes to your weight loss plan.

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