Golnesa Gharachedaghi Admits to Using Injections for Weight Loss: "I'm Just Not Gonna Lie"
Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi recently revealed she is taking semaglutide injections for weight loss.
"I did put on some weight last year," the Shahs of Sunset mom shared in a February 28 Instagram video. "Unfortunately, because of my health, I had to get a lot of steroids injections last year, which caused me to really pack on some weight. I don't know if it's because I'm 41 years old, or I had a baby, whatever it is. I've been having a very, very, very hard time getting rid of that weight."
GG explained that her doctor Tabasum Mir prescribed her "the weight-loss shots," a generic version of brand name medications like Ozempic and Wegovy, and declared, "I'm just not gonna lie about it."
Noting that she started the injections on February 5 with her weight at 137 pounds, she weighed 126 pounds as of February 26. In response to a commenter who criticized GG for using the shots amid a shortage of Ozempic (a medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes that has recently made headlines for its off-label use as a weight-loss drug) and similar medications, GG clarified in a comment that she does "NOT take Ozempic" but confirmed she is "on a semaglutide."
In recent months, Bravolebrities have been candid about their feelings on the trend. In January, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards shut down speculation surrounding her recent weight loss by declaring in an Instagram comment, “I am NOT taking Ozempic... Never have.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jackie Goldschneider shared her thoughts on the weight-loss trend in a February conversation with Page Six, and explained why she's "horrified" by it. “You should know that I can talk about Ozempic all day. It gets me so fired up,” she said. “There’s going to be a lot of people with eating disorders. …You start dropping massive amounts of weight. That’s so addicting. That’s how I spiraled into anorexia."
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