My entire life, I have been told I was overweight. I needed to lose a few pounds. I have been up and down, in the middle, but at this point, I have a fat personality. My caloric intake is always a thought. It is a mantra stuck in the back of my mind eternally.  Sometimes I am all in on weight watching, and sometimes, I am in fuck it mode. It is never-ending.

Ozempic is fascinating to me.  Someone told me about it a few years ago, and I was suspect but curious. My doctor told me I was not a candidate, although diabetes runs in the family, and I am on the low-risk end. Then, two years later, this drug took off. At this point, I know a few people on Ozempic, and it’s been game-changing for them on so many levels—sleep, health, weight, less alcohol, feeling good, etc. 

The biggest question is how fast people’s thyroid and gall bladder work on Ozempic. Are they starving themselves of healthy eating? What happens if you go off the drug? Regardless, this drug is making an impact on over 100 million people’s lives, and the consumer impact is enormous.

This has been a boon for the pharmaceutical market, particularly since cannabis and greed have impeded their ability to sell oxi and anti-depressants to everyone. Will this drug change the way we eat as a family?

My friend, who embraces the meal as a place where friends and families come together every night, wonders if Ozempic will change that. Thirty percent of Americans are overweight, and 42% have obesity.  The long-tail healthcare costs are the toll the weight takes on the body. Yet, what is the cost of culture?

The conversation around Ozempic will continue for quite some time. Look at Oprah, who has struggled with weight her entire life, has revealed she has been on Ozempic. She has tried it all, and as someone who has my own weight issues, I applaud what she did. And let’s all say it, she looks absolutely healthy and fantastic.