Re: Weight Loss Drugs Reply #15 – November 13, 2023, 04:25:39 pm Quote from: DJC on November 13, 2023, 03:39:31 pmOne of the compounds in Ozempic affects the hunger centres in the brain and that reduces hunger, appetite and cravings. It also slows the rate that the stomach empties. That prolongs the feeling of fullness after meals.People using Ozempic generally experience very modest weight loss as they eat slightly less than normal. A young fellow I know recently had the gastric banding procedure. He has dropped almost 50kg from way north of 200kg in a couple of months. His energy levels are good and he has the all clear to exercise fully. For him, that’s walking, speedball, skipping, etc.Ozempic would have done nothing for him.I've got a couple of friends who have had the gastric banding and the weight has just fallen off them. They physically cannot each as much which has worked wonders. No obvious side effects, but one friend seems to have had some dizzy spells where they never used to previously. Could be connected, may not be.From what you've said, as well as Cookie, it appears this is different to what i've heard of previously.....which is a good thing.