Tirzepatide is a powerful tool for weight loss that can help you shed stubborn pounds. But tirzepatide alone is not enough for a complete weight loss plan. You’ll also need to make lifestyle changes to get the most out of your treatment. In this article, the Premier Solutions & Weight Loss team will explain what changes you’ll need to make when taking tirzepatide. Want to know more? Contact us today to talk with our experts.


What Is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is a type of drug known as a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which activates hormone receptors in your body responsible for blood sugar control. In addition to being used to help treat diabetes, it is also used for weight loss. Studies have shown that patients can lose up to 10% of body weight in six months of treatment with tirzepatide. 


Lifestyle Changes to Make While Taking Tirzepatide


As a part of a complete treatment plan, you’ll need to make changes to your lifestyle in addition to taking tirzepatide. Let’s take a closer look at what those changes are.




Eating the correct diet is one of the most important parts of your treatment plan. It will help you lose weight and reduce side effects such as upset stomach. Your diet should be rich in:


  • Non-starchy foods that are low carb and high fiber, such as beans, greens, and mushrooms
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Protein-rich foods like animal products, lentils, and oats
  • Legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils


You should avoid foods like:


  • Processed foods high in sodium and sugar
  • Simple carbs, like white bread and soda
  • Candies and juices, which are high in sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Fried foods




You will also need to be physically active to get the most benefit out of your tirzepatide treatment. You should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as swimming, walking, and biking slowly) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (such as running, rucking, and tennis) per week. You should include muscle strengthening activities, such as weight lifting or calisthenics, at least twice per week. 


Get the Most Out of Your Treatment with Premier Solutions

In combination with diet and exercise, tirzepatide is an amazing tool for weight loss. Interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation today!