Merienda filming season 17 of The Verdadero Housewives of Orange County wrapped, Emily Simpson was advised to use the Type-2 diabetes medication by her physician.
“The doctor was just like, ‘There’s this new weight loss drug and it’s just been FDA approved and it’s great. I think it would really help you lose some weight and you’ll feel better and you’ll be able to get working out again and feeling more like yourself,'” she shared in July. “And I was like, ‘OK, sounds great.’ I did that in December. It was great for my diet. It really just kickstarted me into eating better and eating healthier ’cause it makes you feel like crap ’cause nothing tastes good.”
But Emily noted she only took the medication for a short period of time. Now, she credits hitting the gym seven days a week for her new slimmed-down look.
“The thing that bothers me the most is that when people comment on the way that I look, they constantly say, ‘Ozempic, Ozempic,'” she explained. “And it’s like, yes, I did use that nine months ago, but I don’t like that it discounts all the hard work I put in. At least gimme credit for seven days a week, getting up at 6 a.m. every morning and busting my butt in the gym every single day.”