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How Long Does It Take for Semaglutide To Suppress Appetite?

Learn more about when you should expect to start feeling the appetite-suppressant effects of Semaglutide medications.

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Semaglutide is a medication that is often used for diabetes treatment or for weight loss. One of the effects of Semaglutide that helps for these indications is its ability to help suppress your appetite.

If you are considering this medication, or are already using it, you may be wondering just when these effects might kick in.

Below, we will cover the basics of when to expect the appetite suppressant effects from Semaglutide, when you may start being able to see physical changes from this treatment, and what factors may delay these things.

How long does it take for Semaglutide to suppress appetite?

The appetite-suppressing effects of Semaglutide tend to kick in relatively quickly. 

With the Semaglutide injection, you normally only inject once a week. And, you may start feeling less hungry or feel fuller faster within just a few weeks of starting Semaglutide.

Of course, exactly when this will happen may vary from person to person. But, as far as medications go, just a few weeks to start noticing the effects is pretty fast.

What factors might delay the appetite-suppressant effects of Semaglutide?

Something to keep in mind is that feeling the appetite-suppressant effects may not kick in at the same time for everyone.

One of the biggest factors that may delay you “feeling” Semaglutide working is how quickly you increase from your starting dose strengths to your maintenance or “ongoing” strength.

In order to help control unwanted and potentially uncomfortable side effects, Semaglutide medications are normally started at a lower dosage, and increased over the course of a few weeks to months. Your doctor will help you figure out when the best time is to up your dosage, according to how well you are tolerating it, and if you are feeling the effects.

However, if someone has to stay at the lower dosages for longer in order to get control over the side effects, this may delay your progression to the higher dosages. This ultimately may also delay how long it takes for you to feel the appetite suppressant effects.

When should you expect to see physical changes from Semaglutide?

As you may expect, the physical changes from Semaglutide, like obvious weight loss, tend to lag behind the timeline for the appetite-suppressing effects.

With healthy weight loss, you may expect to lose 0.5 to 2 pounds per week. Depending on your frame, this may mean that it takes a few months to see results physically. This is totally normal.

If Semaglutide is working for you, you may start seeing the physical changes between 4 to 12 weeks, give or take.

What factors might delay the results from Semaglutide?

While using Semaglutide, your physical results may vary or take longer for a few different reasons.

Firstly, if you are feeling the appetite-suppressing effects, but still consume the same amount of calories as before, and do not change your activity levels, it is unlikely that you will see results. Keep in mind that Semaglutide is meant to be paired with a healthy reduced-calorie diet and physical exercise in order to get results.

Other factors that may delay your progress may be how much weight you need to lose or your age. In general, the more weight you have to lose, the faster it tends to come off when implementing tools like Semaglutide. So, if you do not have a significant amount to lose, it may take longer. Also, younger people tend to have results a little faster than people who are older.

Something else to consider is that you may have health conditions or be on other medications that make it harder to lose weight, and these can slow your physical progress when using Semaglutide.

The key here is to stay consistent and be patient. Everyone may respond a little differently to this medication. But, if you are doing your part by consuming a healthy reduced-calorie diet and increasing your physical activity, you are on the right track.

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