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Foods Tips For Zepbound and Wegovy

Foods to Avoid Tirzepatide (Zepbound) / Semaglutide (Wegovy).

Although no foods are completely off-limits, certain types of food can exacerbate some of its side effects or hinder your efforts to achieve weight loss. 

  • Fried and greasy foods: Consuming these foods may lead to gastrointestinal symptoms similar to some of the side effects associated with Tirzepatide or Semaglutide, such as bloating and abdominal discomfort. Furthermore, these foods are often rich in calories and unhealthy fats, which can hinder weight loss efforts if consumed excessively.

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  • Sugary foods: High sugar foods such as candy, soda, desserts, ice cream, specialty coffee drinks, and juices can cause blood sugar spikes that increase insulin output and lead to blood sugar fluctuations. Moreover, they often contribute to weight gain as they lack nutritional value, which can make it more challenging to attain your desired weight.

  • Carbonated beverages: Consuming sodas or other fizzy drinks may result in bloating, burping, and abdominal discomfort, which can exacerbate certain side effects associated with Tirzepatide or Semaglutide.

  • Refined carbohydrates: Foods that contain refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta, and processed snacks, may lead to raised blood sugar levels and undermine your weight loss efforts.

  •  Alcohol: Drinking alcohol can lead to blood sugar fluctuations. It may be best to limit alcohol intake to one drink daily for women and two drinks daily for men (1 drink = 5 oz wine, 12 oz beer, or 1.5 oz distilled spirits) in conjunction with your normal meal plan. 

Foods to eat on Tirzepatide (Zepbound) / Semaglutide (Wegovy).

There are a wide variety of foods that can be beneficial when taking Tirzepatide (Zepbound) / Semaglutide (Wegovy) to support the effectiveness of the medication in lowering blood sugars and assisting with weight loss. 

  • Lean proteins: Chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, eggs, tofu, and tempeh are excellent sources of high-quality protein that can increase fullness 

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  • Healthy fats: incorporate olive oil, avocados, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, salmon, walnuts, and flax seeds into meals and snacks 

  • Vegetables and fruits: Broccoli, peppers, carrots, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, green beans, kale, cucumbers, and onions are just a handful of the vegetable options that can be incorporated into your meals and snacks to optimize your nutrient intake. 

  • Water: Adequate water intake is a key aspect of most healthy diets. Water plays a crucial role in promoting satiety, reducing the likelihood of overeating during meals, or succumbing to cravings. It is important to combat the potential side effect of constipation and ensure adequate hydration while appetite is low.

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