Remi Bader, the model and influencer you’ve probably spotted trying on supposedly form-fitting fashion collections, went violent this week and managed to shadow her doctor, a famous drug and that Celebrities who use it in one fell swoop.
The 27-year-old was a guest Episode from Tuesday of Not skinny but not fat Podcast (certainly not what I would call my podcast) hosted by fellow Kardashians, Amanda Hirsch. Bader, who is open about her struggles with binge eating, said her doctor suggested she try the drug Ozempic in 2020. Cue ominous music.
Fast forward a few years, and Ozempic, a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that’s typically prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes, is reportedly being launched confiscated from the Hollywood elite. According to the FDA, the drug stimulates insulin production, lowers blood sugar, and helps regulate appetite. The drug has become so popular among the wealthy that diabetics actually have trouble getting hold of it. This is, if you will, Ozempic’s rogue origin story.
Before it became “this trending drug,” Bader said her doctor prescribed her Ozempic for “actual health issues”: She was prediabetic, insulin resistant, and gaining weight.
“They said I need that. And I had a lot of mixed feelings,” she said.
The drug helped her lose weight and temporarily relieved her binge eating, which she had struggled with for years. But she didn’t want to rely on it and stopped doing it a few months later. She told Hirsch that she had gained twice the weight she had lost and her binge eating had gotten dramatically worse.
Bader then went to see a second doctor, who said her post-Ozempic issues were “100% because I took Ozempic. … I didn’t want to be obsessed with being there long-term. I thought I bet the second I get off I’ll be starving again. I did, and my binging got so much worse. So I sort of blamed Ozempic.”
Bader said she thinks Ozempic should only be prescribed to people with diabetes, but given our culture’s obsession to get-slim-fast Products, that’s a bit of a pipe dream. It’s a grim state, though People look for thinness above all else – but it’s even darker for the people who are not getting the medication they need.
https://jezebel.com/remi-bader-ozempic-binge-eating-weight-gain-1849976931 Influencer Remi Bader says Ozempic made her binge eating worse