The science behind GLP-1 is:

A weight loss breakthrough

Many factors impact that number on the scale, including biological. Scientific discoveries offer insight into how our hormones and body change over time and impact weight. It comes down to the relationship between the brain and the gut. 

A new family of medications called GLP-1s address these biological factors head-on and are a no-brainer for effective weight loss, if you are the right candidate. The weight loss results and health benefits are sustainable with support from medical professionals. 


Blame Genetics.

It’s no secret that a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a large role in obesity. 

The good news is GLP-1s fight back and weight loss no longer has to be prevented because of genetic predispositions.


244 genes

linked to obesity

40-70% of weight gain

is linked to genetics*



How GLP-1s Work


A naturally occurring hormone

GLP-1 is naturally released by the gut in response to food.


An extra boost for your system

The effects include increasing insulin release from the pancreas, slowing down stomach emptying, and targeting receptors in the brain that cause appetite reduction.


A more efficient weight loss outcome

This results in a sensation of satiety, or fullness, lasting much longer than possible with natural GLP-1 hormone levels.


Effective medications
for weight loss

The weight management medications our clinicians might use in your treatment plan include GLP-1s like Semaglutide and Tirzepatide.


Wegovy (Semaglutide)

Wegovy is the brand name for a GLP-1 medication called Semaglutide approved for obesity treatment in 2021.

In a placebo-controlled trial of adults without diabetes, those who received Wegovy lost an average of 15% of their initial body weight.


Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Mounjaro is the brand name for the GLP-1 medication Tirzepatide.

In a 40-week study, made up of adults without diabetes, most participants lost on average 20% of their initial body weight.

What does it feel like
to be on a GLP-1?


By managing appetite, cravings, and blood sugar, GLP-1s help you maintain healthy habits. Prescription weight loss medications also give some members more energy and motivation.


“Finally my appetite and cravings don't control me...these meds help block out the food noise.”



“It's been 4 years since I've been able to fit into my skinny jeans. I'm excited for swimsuit weather.”



“I've tried all the diets and programs. None of them have worked as quickly to take the weight off as this.”


Get off the weight loss roller coaster

On average, patients taking GLP-1 medications can lose 15% of their body weight after being on the program for 26 weeks.*

*Individual results may vary


Weight loss medication FAQs

Learn more about these powerful tools.

Do you need to have diabetes to take GLP-1s?

No. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both GLP-1 medications that are FDA-approved specifically for the treatment of obesity.

What are the typical results with GLP-1s?

Results depend on which medication you’re prescribed and your medical history. Typically, patients on a GLP medication will lose 10-20% of their weight.

Learn more in this study summarizing the efficacy of various weight management treatments.

What are the most common side effects of GLP-1 medications?

The most common side effects are nausea, constipation, or other gastrointestinal discomfort. Your Slimr medical team will advise you on the best ways to minimize side effects.

How long can you stay on a GLP medication?

GLP-1s are indicated for long-term use, much like other medications to treat chronic conditions. The effects stop immediately if you stop taking the medication, and it is likely in most cases that some weight regain will occur. As you reach your healthy goal weight, you should discuss with your clinician about adjusting your maintenance dose if necessary.