Meghan McCain Reveals She's Been Advised To Take Ozempic For Postbaby Weight Loss

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Megan McCain
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It's no secret what birthing does to a woman's body, the weight gain, the hormones surge, and everything else. While some let nature take its course in the recovery process, some seek to accelerate it by opting for surgery or resorting to weight loss pills. Meghan McCain is letting us in on some advice she got on how to snap back after delivery quickly.

Keep reading for the details.

Meghan McCain

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The new mom, who welcomed her second child one month ago, revealed she's being urged to take Ozempic to lose the baby weight.


The 38-year-old explained this in a new column for Ozempic is a drug prescribed to people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar in check, and it has recently made headlines for its weight loss side effect.

Meghan Is Astonished

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McCain expressed her surprise at how many people have pitched the idea to her.

"I understand some people legitimately struggle with obesity and need Ozempic. But I am not one of those people. Which is why I have been really astonished by how many, from casual friends to industry acquaintances, have brought it up with me."

Everyone Does It

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She continued in her column.

"I'm told 'everyone is doing it,' as if that was ever a compelling case. I hear 'just take the shot', as it has become known in shorthand. I was even offered a black-market freebie by someone with 'extra shots at home."

Not Doing It

The author, however, stressed that she's never going to do it and has rejected all offers coming her way for the drug.

A Pressing Issue

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She cited the clash in moral issues and lack of compassion among people who would instead use the drug to show off their bodies in a swimsuit while others need it to stay alive.

No Way Near Syringe

She revealed that there's not enough research and conviction to make her feel comfortable letting a syringe in her body to lose weight.

Companies Should Stop Making Money Off Fat Phobia

The mom of two who shares Liberty, 1, and Clover, one month, with her husband, Ben Domenech, expressed her concern about big pharmaceuticals and health firms making huge profits from people's weight issues and fear of gaining weight.

Ozempic Is A Threat

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She described the glamorization of Ozempic as a threat to the health of many, further aiding the decline of body acceptance over the past few decades, which is a stark contrast to the level of progress that has been made over the years.

Meghan Doesn't Live In A Bubble


The columnist reiterates her decision to let nature take preeminence over her transition to a normal body and warns against people rushing her.

"I am realistic about how long it takes to have your body feel normal again post-baby. So, don't rush me!"

A Role Model

She continued about how she feels responsible for setting good examples for her daughter, who will also face the current beauty standards, even on a more challenging scale.

A Better World

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McCain relates the influence of social media in American society to why fatphobia will get worse as the years pass by.

"Their world will only be more challenging as social media seeps more deeply into the American mind. This is not the world I want for them and not the world I want for myself."

Ain't Nothing Wrong With It

McCain is totally fine with having it the hard way when it comes to losing her weight.

"I would rather have a few extra pounds than shoot myself up with medicine. There ain't nothing worth having that is easy to get. And that goes for my health and the health of my girls."

Good News

Last month, she shared the arrival of her second child on her Instagram Story, stating that the family is feeling happy, blessed, and exhausted.

Meghan McCain's Family Background

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Meghan is the eldest of four children of the late Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain. She was born on October 23, 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona.

ABC Network

She was a former co-host of ABC's The View which she joined in October 2017.

Author Extraordinaire

McCain is a New York Times best-selling author. She wrote and published her first book, Dirty Sexy Politics: A True Story in 2010, and then a children's book, which were inspired by her time on her father's presidential campaign trail.

Chelsea Handler And Ozempic

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Meghan is not the only one who's heard about Ozempic. Comedian Chelsea Handler recently revealed she was on the medication for a while and had no idea what it does.

More Celebrities On The Train

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Other celebrities accused of using the drug include Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Berger, Kyle Richards, and Jackie Goldschneider, who described it as an eating disorder in a needle.