Remi Bader Says She ‘Gained Double the Weight Back’ After Stopping Weight-Loss Drug Ozempic

Remi Bader attends Variety, The New York Party at American Bar on October 19, 2022 in New York City.

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Remi Bader is getting candid about her past experience with Ozempic now that she noticed it’s become “this trendy drug.”

The content creator and model, 27, was a guest on the latest episode of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast and revealed to host Amanda Hirsch that she was a bit annoyed that the medication has become so popular recently after she was previously prescribed it for “actual health issues.”

Ozempic is an FDA-approved prescription medication — taken by injection in the thigh, stomach or arm — typically used to help lower blood sugar in people with Type 2 diabetes. It’s the brand name for semaglutide, which stimulates insulin production and also targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite, according to the FDA.

Recently, Ozempic has been trending on social media after TikTok users speculated that a number of celebrities have used the drugs for weight loss, even though they don’t have diabetes or clinical obesity.

On the podcast, Bader shared that her doctor recommended she try Ozempic in 2020 shortly after it became FDA-approved because she was pre-diabetic, insulin resistant, and gaining weight.

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However, Bader said it wasn’t the best treatment for her as it eventually worsened her binge eating, which she’s struggled with for years. She explained that although she was able to lose weight from the medication, when she stopped taking it her binge eating immediately returned.

“They said I need this. And I had a lot of mixed feelings,” she said of being prescribed Ozempic. “A few months later I went off it and got into the bad binging.”

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“I saw a doctor and they were like, it’s 100% because I went on Ozempic,” Bader continued. “It was making me think I wasn’t hungry for so long, I lost some weight. I didn’t wanna…

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