Why Am I Not Losing Weight on Wegovy (Semaglutide)?

Why a person is not losing weight while taking Wegovy® could be for many reasons.  Age, amount of regular exercise, dietary habits, and other medical conditions that impact weight can play a role in why someone may not be losing weight despite taking a weight loss medication like Wegovy. In fact, a study found that approximately 17% of people taking Wegovy did not lose at least 5% of their body weight by the end of the 68 week study. Typically we would expect at least 5% body weight loss after 3 months on the medication, but in some cases people do not experience significant weight loss until they are on the highest approved doses of this medication. Nevertheless, medications are just one tool in our toolbox and are to be used in combination with lifestyle changes including reduced-calorie intake, healthy nutrition, increased physical activity, and behavior change (not in place of). If you have been taking Wegovy and are not seeing the expected results, be sure to discuss this with your prescribing medical provider.

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Nathaniel Pedley, MD

Nathaniel Pedley, MD

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Nathaniel Pedley is an internist and obesity medicine specialist who is passionate about supporting patients in achieving their health goals. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts for undergrad, and completed a post-baccalaureate in pre-medical studies at Columbia University. He continued at Columbia University for medical school and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at UCLA where he served as a Project Lead for the UCLA Department of Medicine Quality Team and a peer mentor to junior residents.