Johann Hari: Uncovering if Ozempic is a Miracle Drug or Health Hazard & 3 Things They Do Not Want To Tell About Ozempic

What motivates your weight loss journey? How do you stay motivated when progress is slow? Today, Jay welcomes Johan Hari. Johan is an acclaimed writer and journalist known for his deep investigative work on topics ranging from addiction to depression. He is the author of best-selling books like "Chasing the Scream" and "Lost Connections," which explore the root causes of addiction and depression, respectively. His latest book, "The Magic Pill," investigates the new generation of weight loss drugs and their impact on individuals and society.  Johan shares the story of how he first learned about these drugs at a Hollywood party and his subsequent journey to understand their true effects. This journey took him across the globe, interviewing leading experts and individuals who have experienced the drugs’ effects firsthand. He candidly shares his own experiences with Ozempic, including the unexpected emotional challenges he faced as his long-standing relationship with food was disrupted. The conversation also explores the broader societal implications of widespread use of weight loss drugs. Johan and Jay discuss the potential for these drugs to change cultural attitudes towards body image and obesity, for better or worse. They consider the economic ramifications, such as the declining market for fast food and medical procedures related to obesity, and what this might mean for the future of public health.   In this interview, you'll learn: How to evaluate benefits versus risks How to navigate social stigmas How to deal with obesity How weight loss drugs could shape future societal norms The psychological reasons behind overeating This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the complexities of modern weight loss solutions, offering a balanced view that considers both the remarkable benefits and the significant risks. This interview took place at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water.  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:30 Is the British Accent Authoritative? 04:16 Biggest Misconceptions About Ozempic 08:20 Three Ways to Treat the Magic Pill 11:35 How Obesity Became a Health Crisis 19:42 ‘I Don’t Feel Hungry’ 28:17 The Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Drugs 34:36 Shame and Cruelty Against Obesity 47:09 Advocating for Body Positivity 54:14 Is the Fast Food Industry Shrinking? 57:26 Big Risks When Taking Ozempic 01:06:34 Varying Clinical Results 01:14:18 The Most Horrific Side Effect Recorded 01:16:11 Is Ozempic Safe for Kids? 01:19:22 Oprah’s Ozempic Challenge 01:22:50 Is It Cheating? 01:26:41 Investing in Weight Loss Drugs Research 01:27:30 How Japan Is Able to Control Obesity 01:37:01 The Cultural Models We Can Learn from Japan 01:40:23 Better Eating Habits is Still Necessary 01:42:52 Johan in Final Five   Episode Resources: Johann Hari | Website Johann Hari | TikTok Johann Hari | Instagram Johann Hari | Facebook Johann Hari | YouTube Johann Hari | Twitter Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs See for privacy information.

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