Kinobody -Versus- Ozempic

Ozempic is a big topic right now.

It’s basically an injectable diabetes medication that works for fat loss.

I wouldn’t touch Ozempic.

But wanted to give you my thoughts…

How Ozempic Works

Ozempic is based on a naturally occurring human hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1).

The drug’s active ingredient, semaglutide, activates receptors that induce feelings of fullness and delay stomach emptying.

This means you feel less hungry and are less likely to overeat.

Works well for weight loss.

But has a few side effects.

Stomach Issues

Some users experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain while taking the medication.

Acid reflux and frequent belching are also common.

Acid reflux sucks.

It’s only happened to me once or twice, but it’s really agonizing.

I guess for some people the diarrhea and abdominal pain can be so severe it’s hard to leave the house.

This doesn’t happen to everyone.

Muscle Loss

One risk associated with rapid weight loss from GLP-1 medications like Ozempic is the potential loss of muscle mass.

You don’t hear about this as much.

I think it’s because Ozempic’s major market seems to be men and women who don’t want to work out.

Ozempic appeals to the “diet” market more than the “fitness” market.

Celebrities like Sharon Ozborne have taken Ozempic to lose weight.

She lost A LOT of weight.

*She looks like a different person and supposedly wants to gain some of her weight back but is struggling. It kind of messed her up.

But many of the people who take Ozempic are more interested in weight loss and couldn’t care less about whether that weight loss comes from muscle or fat.

But losing muscle mass is a BIG deal.

It not only affects what you look like.

It impacts your ability to perform daily tasks and affects how you age.

Also, with lower muscle mass, you burn fewer calories each day.

This means the potential for a huge rebound effect when you go off the drug…

The Rebound Effect

Studies have found that a majority of people who discontinue semaglutide (Ozempic) gain most of the weight back within a year.

The rebound effect happens for a couple of reasons.

  • Less muscle means metabolism burns fewer calories each day
  • Doesn’t address poor eating habits and lifestyle

This sets up a serious cycle of yo-yo dieting common with extreme dieting.

With Ozempic, it’s even more of an issue due to the loss of muscle experienced by many users.

Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, used Ozempic to “get rid of his Dad bod” but got too skinny.

*He will likely have a bad rebound once he goes off Ozempic due to losing muscle from the massive calorie deficit.

With less muscle, he will burn fewer calories.

So once he eventually eats normally, a large percentage of those calories will be stored as body fat.

You take the average person who lacks discipline, that goes on Ozempic…

Their appetite gets cut in half, and they eat a shitty diet and live a shitty lifestyle.

This results in unhealthy, almost anorexic weight loss.

*Christian Bale’s physique in The Machinist still freaks me out. He didn’t lose this weight due to Ozempic, he basically stopped eating for this role through sheer willpower.

So they end up losing muscle.

I have friends and people I know that went on Ozempic that were 16% body fat, and their appetite got cut in half.

They lost a bunch of muscle.

Felt weak.

That’s not Ozempic, that’s just what happens from being in a massive calorie deficit.

It’s Better to Master Your Own Body

Master your own hunger.

Here’s what happens when someone uses the Kinobody approach.

  • They do a short fast every day
  • They go on The Mojo
  • They’re eating protein-rich foods
  • They’re dialing in the macronutrients
  • They’re getting their steps in
  • They’re doing heavy lifts

And so their body is recomping.

So they’re losing fat, and they’re gaining muscle.

They get lean while maintaining a high metabolism.

The results blow away Ozempic.

The monthly cost for this drug is in the $1,000 per month range, btw.

*Movie Star Masterclass is a fraction of the cost of Ozempic and has significantly more impressive before and afters.

But again…

The dieting market is much bigger than the fitness market.

One of my goals is to convert serial dieters into following the sustainable Kinobody approach.

It’s healthier long-term.

Plus, the people following my approach will look better, have more strength and energy, etc.

And instead of spending $1,000+ per month on a drug?

I recommend The Mojo Stack(Mojo + Nitro) as a starting point.

This is just $76 per month if you subscribe.

Take this to optimize hormones, increase muscle mass, accelerate fat loss, and improve energy levels.

Then, develop good workout and diet habits.

It’s 100X better than Ozempic, in my opinion.

Talk Soon,

Greg O’Gallagher

P.S.

Thought this was kind of funny.

I follow Peter Attia.

Super smart MD from Standford with a killer podcast, YT channel, etc.

He got asked recently about his thoughts on Ozempic.

His patients have seen insane amounts of muscle loss in his practice.

But he makes an error in the video.

This video has been viewed almost 350,000 times, and it seems that nobody has caught the error.

He claims that if someone is below 50% body fat they will be less lean if they lose 10 pounds of fat and 10 pounds of muscle.

Here’s the example he uses.

If a 200-pound person loses 20 pounds… and 10 of that is fat and 10 of that is muscle, this is not a good thing since they will now be at a higher body fat percentage.

This isn’t correct.

I’ll break it down.

  • Let’s say a 200-pound person is at 20% body fat.
  • They will have 40 pounds of fat (200 X .20 = 40).
  • Now, they lose 10 pounds of muscle and 10 pounds of fat.
  • They are now 180 pounds.
  • They have 30 pounds of fat (since they originally had 40 pounds and lost 10).
  • They are now leaner at 16.6% body fat (30 lbs fat divided by 180).

He thinks if you are above 50% body fat, that losing half fat half muscle improves the body fat percentage.

This is also incorrect.

  • If someone is 400 pounds and 250 pounds of that is fat.
  • And they lose 20 pounds of fat and 20 pounds of muscle.
  • Their body fat percentage goes up.
  • In this case, they would go from 62% body fat (250 lbs of fat divided by 400).
  • To 63.8% body fat (230 lbs of fat divided by 360).

Any time someone is OVER 50% body fat and loses equal fat and muscle the body fat percentage goes UP… Any time someone is UNDER 50% body fat and loses equal fat and muscle the body fat percentage goes DOWN.

I know I have OCD about this stuff.

Just had to point this out.

Still a huge fan of Peter Attia.

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