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How Semaglutide is Helping Me Take Back Control of My Weight and Personal Health

Weight Loss with Semaglutide - Rodney J. Morris

Discover how semaglutide can help unlock your weight loss potential and transform your health and well-being.

I struggle with "food noise" and have always had difficulty managing my weight

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with what I like to call "food noise." It's that constant nagging in the back of my mind, urging me to eat more even when I'm already full. It's the inability to resist cravings and the constant battle with my own willpower. Managing my weight has always been a challenge, even when I was in "great shape" back in my early 20s and 30s. 

As a kid, I grew up in a place where food was the "glue," the then we always went back to when things weren't going well. So, not too surprisingly, I learned early on how to use food as a crutch for my emotions as a tool to mask my grief and depression. This changed for me in my early 20s when I discovered Les Mills group fitness and became obsessed with exercising and eating well. So much so, that I rapidly lost 80 lbs in 8 months and redirected my life to working "in the gyms" and helping other people get fit and stay fit. Fast forward 20+ years through life (aging, the pandemic, losing loved ones, and all of the other "stuff" that comes with adulthood), and I suddenly found myself nearly back where I started; just under 240lbs and in the worst health of my life. The difference is that I was now much older, my metabolism was much slower, and I knew that just "getting back into the gym" wasn't going to give me the physical and psychological boost that I needed.  

But then I discovered semaglutide. Since starting semaglutide on December 3rd, 2023, my weight loss journey has taken a turn for the better.

I lost 18 lbs in six weeks using Semaglutide

One of the most remarkable things about my experience with semaglutide is the significant weight loss I have achieved in just six weeks. I am thrilled to share that I have already lost 18 lbs since starting this medication. This progress has given me renewed hope and motivation to continue on my weight loss journey. Working closely with the nurse practitioner at B Health RX, I was able to take proactive steps to minimize side effects and see immediate results.

Semaglutide has been the missing piece in my weight loss puzzle. It has given me the tools and support I needed to break free from my bad habits and negative patterns. With semaglutide, I no longer feel controlled by my cravings. Instead, I have regained control over my eating habits and my health. My starting weight was 236lbs. My current weight is 218lbs. My goal weight is 185lb. I am targeting achieving my goal weight by the middle of July, just in time for my 45th birthday! 

Understanding the power of semaglutide in weight loss

Semaglutide is a medication that has gained attention for its effectiveness in promoting weight loss. It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which work by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body.

GLP-1 is involved in regulating appetite and food intake. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, semaglutide helps to suppress appetite, reduce cravings, and promote feelings of fullness. This mechanism of action makes semaglutide a powerful tool in weight management for individuals like me who struggle with their eating habits.

In addition to its effects on appetite control, semaglutide also helps to regulate blood sugar levels, making it particularly beneficial for individuals with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

How semaglutide works to suppress cravings and promote weight loss

Semaglutide works by activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, which play a key role in appetite regulation. When these receptors are activated, they send signals to the brain to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness.

By suppressing cravings and promoting satiety, semaglutide helps individuals like me to make healthier food choices and consume fewer calories. This ultimately leads to weight loss and improved overall health.

Furthermore, semaglutide also slows down the emptying of the stomach, which helps to prolong feelings of fullness and reduce the frequency of eating.

The benefits of semaglutide beyond weight loss

While weight loss is a significant benefit of semaglutide, its positive effects extend beyond just shedding pounds. Semaglutide has been shown to improve various markers of metabolic health, including blood sugar control, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

In addition, semaglutide has been found to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. This makes it a valuable medication for individuals who not only want to lose weight but also improve their overall health and reduce their risk of chronic diseases.

Furthermore, semaglutide has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. By helping individuals regain control over their eating habits and achieve weight loss, semaglutide can improve self-esteem and boost mood, leading to an overall improvement in psychological well-being.

Tips for maximizing weight loss with semaglutide

While semaglutide can be a powerful tool in weight loss, it is important to complement its effects with healthy lifestyle habits. Here are some tips for maximizing weight loss with semaglutide:

1. Follow a balanced and nutritious diet: Focus on consuming whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Limit your intake of processed and high-calorie foods.

2. Stay physically active: Incorporate regular exercise into your routine, such as brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or strength training. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week.

3. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your body's natural processes.

4. Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to support weight loss and overall health.

5. Seek support: Consider joining a weight loss support group or working with a healthcare professional who can provide guidance and support on your weight loss journey.

By incorporating these tips into your lifestyle, you can enhance the weight loss benefits of semaglutide and achieve your health goals.

Success stories: Real-life experiences with semaglutide

Countless individuals have experienced success with semaglutide in their weight loss journeys. Here are some real-life stories of individuals who have transformed their health and regained control of their weight with the help of semaglutide:

- Joyce, a busy working mom and nurse practitioner, lost 70 lbs in just eight months with semaglutide. She credits the medication for helping her manage her cravings and make healthier food choices.

- John, a middle-aged man with prediabetes, lost 20 lbs and significantly improved his blood sugar levels with semaglutide. He now feels more energized and motivated to continue his weight loss journey.

- Lisa, who has struggled with her weight for years, lost 50 lbs with semaglutide and finally feels confident in her own skin. She has adopted healthier eating habits and enjoys an active lifestyle.

These success stories serve as inspiration and proof that semaglutide can truly make a difference in achieving weight loss and improving overall health.

Want to learn more about Semaglutide? Consider joining one of B Health RX's upcoming LIVE info sessions.  



Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. Although it has traditionally been used to treat Type-2 Diabetes, it has also been approved as a non-surgical therapy to promote significant weight loss in healthy individuals.

During this session, we will aim to answer all of your questions about Semaglutide as a chosen therapy for weight loss and weight management.

Topics will include:

  • What is Semaglutide and how does it work?
  • What are the side effects of using Semaglutide?
  • How to know if Semaglutide is right and safe for you to use
  • How to get started using Semaglutide for weight management therapy and what to expect

During the session, you will be able to ask additional questions and speak directly to a licensed healthcare professional to help determine if Semaglutide is the right choice for you.