Fresh Tri vs. Pharmaceutical Innovations in Weight Loss
More than 1 in 3 adults in America have obesity, including severe obesity. Adults with obesity are at increased risk for many other health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poorer mental health. As the American population inches toward increasing levels of obesity in adults, the demand for pharmaceutical innovations in weight loss has skyrocketed.
People seeking to manage their weight often choose between these pharmaceutical options and a holistic lifestyle approach like Fresh Tri. While these medical advances are often quick to render results, they aren’t without their risks that must be considered.
We’re going to dive into the features and benefits of some of the most popular pharmaceuticals for weight loss and see how they stack against the Fresh Tri app and the Iterative Mindset MethodTM. Let’s get started!
Overview of Pharmaceutical Innovations in Weight Loss
So many different pharmaceuticals are available for weight loss these days that it can be hard to keep track. There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of the latest celebrity-endorsed weight loss pill or fad diet. While all medications have a time and a place, prescribed in conjunction with the support of your medical provider, they all have drawbacks, too.
Here are four of the most popular medications prescribed that can lead to weight loss.
Ozempic is an injectable prescription medication used to lower blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ideally, it is used in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach pain. Serious side effects include pancreatitis, hypoglycemia, serious allergic reactions, kidney failure, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, and gallbladder problems.
Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine that may help adults and children aged ≥12 years with obesity or some adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep it off. Wegovy should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. Side effects include pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, hypoglycemia, kidney failure, serious allergic reactions, change in vision, increased heart rate, depression or thoughts of suicide. The most common side effects of Wegovy may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, heartburn, and runny nose or sore throat.
Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine used to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ideally, it is used in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach pain. Serious side effects include pancreatitis, hypoglycemia, serious allergic reactions, kidney failure, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, and gallbladder problems.
Rybelsus is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach pain. Serious side effects include pancreatitis, hypoglycemia, serious allergic reactions, kidney failure, severe stomach pain, changes in vision, and gallbladder problems.
Overview of Fresh Tri
You’ll notice that all of those prescription medications are just that – medications. While they are prescribed with the guidance of your medical professional, they do not come with a built-in support team to help you navigate the complexities of behavior change that leads to weight loss and weight management.
Fresh Tri supports creating healthy habits tailored to the lifestyle you want. To build your habits, you’ll learn the Iterative Mindset Method™ — a powerful new mindset that protects you from feelings of failure, allows you to keep going, and encourages you to keep trying new healthy habits, no matter what.
We focus on healthy habits at Fresh Tri because — unlike dieting — habits work with your brain to sustain healthy changes. Dieting uses quick fixes like goal-setting, tracking, and restrictions. These methods work against your brain and eventually set you up for failure.
The problem is the habenula — the part of your brain that remembers failure and acts like a motivation kill-switch. Most popular health and wellness programs ignore the true impact of the brain’s influence on feelings of failure or habit behaviors.
Fresh Tri is designed to work with your brain — to avoid or undo feelings of failure while you build lifelong healthy habits.
Pharmaceutical Innovations Features
Most of the pharmaceuticals mentioned aren’t specifically designed for weight loss, however, they have mechanisms that make weight loss a byproduct of their purpose. These mechanisms include appetite control and suppression, blood sugar control, and increased feelings of fullness. These pharmaceuticals require medical prescriptions and are used in a very specific and targeted way.
Fresh Tri Features
Fresh Tri’s system is built around individuals selecting their “Tri,” or chosen area of effort, from one of four categories:
The app is designed to provide ongoing encouragement, tons of self-directed learning resources, an engaged community, and helpful check-ins. The individual learns to “blame the brain, not yourself,” tuning into what is (or is not) working for them while building healthy habits that support their wellness pursuits.
Here are some illustrations of the features in the Fresh Tri app:
Highly personalized onboarding algorithm that tailors the program to each individuals’ needs
Simple Tri selection process that allows you to focus on a specific habit practice
A library of curated resources from highly qualified experts to support learning and growth
Fresh Tri vs. Pharmaceutical Innovations in Weight Loss Feature List
Want to find out how Fresh Tri stacks against these pharmaceutical innovations? We’ve got you covered.
|Approach to change||The Iterative Mindset Method™, a proprietary, research-backed way to change behavior||Weight control via medical intervention. No behavior change support.||Weight control via medical intervention. No behavior change support.||Weight control via medical intervention. No behavior change support.||Weight control via medical intervention. No behavior change support.|
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|Cost to consumer||Fresh Tri is free for everyone!||Medical insurance or out of pocket expense.||Medical insurance or out of pocket expense.||Medical insurance or out of pocket expense.||Medical insurance or out of pocket expense.|
|Ratings||Fresh Tri’s app is rated 4.6 stars on the App Store and 4.6 stars on Google Play||Consumer reviews online vary.||Consumer reviews online vary.||Consumer reviews online vary.||Consumer reviews online vary.|
Who are these Pharmaceutical Innovations Best For?
Many people believe them to be a “quick fix” but this simply isn’t the case. Medical interventions such as pharmaceuticals are best suited for people with very specific medical conditions or obesity-related medical concerns that necessitate their use. These medications are prescribed by medical professionals, and their use should be closely monitored.
Who is Fresh Tri Best For?
Fresh Tri caters to everyone who is looking for a flexible approach to creating lasting change that results in weight loss and management. It offers a more comprehensive and adaptable approach to overall health and wellness and begins with understanding the need for behavior change. People who appreciate a more personalized approach may also benefit from the tailored guidance that Fresh Tri provides.
Employer Opportunities With Fresh Tri vs. Pharmaceutical Innovations
Partnering with Fresh Tri at the corporate level has tremendous potential to improve employee well-being, reduce healthcare costs, and improve employee morale, all through our behavior modification frameworks. Our app is the perfect health and wellness tool for employees and is versatile enough to execute at a large scale.
On the other hand, pharmaceutical innovations are not offered directly within a corporate wellness initiative. Their prescription and use rest on the shoulders of the individual employee and their medical provider, which can then translate to higher insurance costs.
Not matter your decision, it is imperative that you take the initiative to research potential weight loss solutions thoroughly. As we have mentioned, every intervention has pros and cons – you’ll find many of these reviews online for each prescription medication mentioned above.
Fresh Tri Reviews
Here are a couple of reviews from actual Fresh Tri users:
I have been very pleased with my first few weeks using Fresh Tri. I really like how the app isn’t about dieting exactly but is more aimed at building a mindset that helps maintain healthy behaviors to support weight loss (for me, lowering my sugar intake). Loved my mindset coach and the live sessions have been super helpful. Easy to use flow & fun designs too!
Google Play Store – Madeleine Mersky
Amazing app. I absolutely love this app! It motivates one to live a healthier lifestyle without being pushy. By taking small steps and repeating them, you’re moved to developing new habits. You get to choose various areas to work on such as exercise, boosting immunity, cutting carbs and more. You choose your why; the reason you want to get healthier. There are live and on demand coaching videos on a great number of topics. The app focuses on setting daily (or more often) intentions and expressing gratitude. I highly recommend!!!
App Store – blk@63
Note — some moderately negative online Fresh Tri reviews relate to specific app features or glitchiness from time to time. Something we are always working on.
What’s Better: Pharmaceutical Innovations or Fresh Tri?
There is always a time and place for medical interventions, especially when your health and wellness are on the line.
We urge you to consider a holistic review of your goals and motivations as you embark on your wellness journey – after all, lasting health and wellness is a journey, not a destination.
The goal is to find what works best for you and be flexible in your approach as you iterate toward a happier, healthier life. No matter your decision, Fresh Tri can support you every step of the way.
To learn more about Fresh Tri, download the app today!