What Should I Eat While on Saxenda (Liraglutide)?

When taking Saxenda®, what you eat can contribute to how successfully you lose weight. Those that follow a healthy and sustainable eating pattern typically lose the most weight and keep it off.  The medicine can be taken with or without food, and there are no food-medication interactions to worry about.  Some people taking Saxenda notice eating large portions or very heavy meals can make them feel overly full or nauseated, so it may help to eat more slowly and serve yourself a smaller portion than you would normally eat.  If you are experiencing acid reflux as a side effect from taking Saxenda, you may want to avoid or reduce your intake of common food triggers such as caffeine, alcohol, peppermint, spicy foods and acidic foods.

Learn more about who qualifies for Saxenda and how FORM doctors prescribe Saxenda to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. 

Saxenda® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

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Lauren Lemieux, MD

Lauren Lemieux, MD

FACP, ABOM diplomate

Dr. Lauren Lemieux completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Lemieux is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals using personalized nutrition, lifestyle and weight management strategies.

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