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Zepbound, Weygovy, Mounjaro and other GLP-1 medications DelightfullyDivisive

This article discusses one of the most profound realizations I have had from using Zepbound Weight wasn't the only thing I lost when I took a weight-loss drug

I knew weight-loss drugs would change my body. I wasn't prepared for what they would do to my brain.

Weight wasn't the only thing I lost when I took a weight-loss drug

...and here is what I posted on Reddit in January on this subject:

I feel less of a sense of shame about my eating habits now

For most of my adult life, I have held a core belief that I am just "weak-willed". My weight and eating habits were at the core of this belief. After all, eating is an intentional act - an effort of will. If you eat sugary carbohydrates, or just very large portions of anything when you're already overweight, it's just a failure of willpower, right?

Zepbound is changing that for me. The effect was immediate and dramatic in my first week using it. I wasn't hungry and felt full quickly, as expected. The surprise was that I didn't even think about food. I understood immediately what people meant by "food noise" abating when on a GLP-1 medication.

And that's what is causing this sense of shame to abate. If a drug can eliminate thought patterns that I have engaged in for 30 years, do those thoughts really have anything to do with willpower? I think not. I see those thoughts now as being purely physiological at their source, and people who don't (or rarely) have food cravings aren't stronger willed than I am, they were just fortunate in the genetic lottery.

It's a good feeling to drop that shame. Or it will be, when I can finally let most of it go. I have consciously and unconsciously carried this feeling around for decades. I'm still carrying some around now, even though the rational part of my mind is already convinced.

If you have felt ashamed of being overweight (and I expect that nearly all of us have), consdier what I'm saying, and see if you can cut yourself some slack.