Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, of Bravo’s “Top Chef” is the latest celebrity to admit to using the weight-loss drug injection semaglutide. The ex-Shahs of Sunset star explained her weight gain in an Instagram video she posted on Tuesday, Feb,28 saying that she was prescribed steroids for health reasons.
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What did Golnesa Gharachedaghi Say About semaglutide Injection?
She started taking semaglutide though she clarified that it wasn’t the brand name drug Ozempic, which is used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m 41 years old or had a baby, whatever it is. I’ve been having a very very, very hard time getting rid of that weight. So I did what all the people are doing and lying about. I’m on the weight-loss shots, honey, OK, Gharachedaghi says in her video. I’m just not gonna lie about it, because I always keep it real about what is fake.
Semaglutide (brand name Ozempic) was approved by the FDA in 2017 to treat Type 2 diabetes and a year later (brand name Wegovy) it was approved for weight loss. A 2021 FDA report states that Wegovy can be used for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition, such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Handler claimed in January that she stopped taking semaglutide after discovering it was actually Ozempic. Gharachedaghi shows how to inject herself with 20 units of the medication and tells viewers to follow their doctor’s orders.
She also challenges the veracity of claims made by celebrities who say they lost weight after adopting a healthy lifestyle or quitting drinking. “They’re probably just firing the shots and it’s not a big deal”, Gharachedaghi says.
I like the openness, but it’s a shame if semaglutide is what you’re referring to if it is, as @nonchalantmuch pointed out. Working in healthcare it breaks my heart to see many type 2 diabetes patients struggle to find this medication due to the high demands from people who don’t need it.
Doctor Tabasum Mir who presumably prescribed Gharachedaghi the drug chimed in to correct the use explaining that semaglutide is used for weight loss and not diabetes. Additionally, Gharachedaghi chimed in with a “correct!” Ozempic is not a medication that I use. I have begun taking semaglutide.
Gharachedaghi did not specify which brand of semaglutide she is taking, but the name “Ozempic” is a common one.
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