Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi Shares Why She Doesn't "Hide" Using Ozempic for Weight Loss

Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi explained why she felt the need to be open about using the diabetes medication Ozempic for weight loss.

By Alexandra Bellusci May 23, 2023 10:08 PMTags
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Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi is getting candid on her health journey.

The Shahs of Sunset star recently shared why she chose to be open about using Ozempic, the Type 2 diabetes medication that some are using as a weight-loss drug.

"I don't see a reason to hide being on a weight loss [medication] or a cosmetic procedure," Golnesa told Entertainment Tonight May 18, "just talk about it because there's so many people out there who want to do the same thing or they want to learn about what you did."

She added, "Obviously, I didn't look like this two months ago. So, all of a sudden, to lose almost 30 pounds, I would be a liar to say I quit drinking alcohol and you know all of a sudden started working out like some people like to say."

Golnesa also noted that she still has an appetite, saying, "I'm actually a little hungry. Look I'm gonna go smoke a little pot and I'm gonna eat definitely."

Back in February, the 41-year-old posted a video to Instagram describing her experience with Semaglutide—the generic version of the weight-loss drug—for her followers.

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"I am on the weight-loss shots, honey, OK," Golnesa said in the Feb. 28 video. "I'm just not going to lie about it because I always keep it real about what is fake."

She captioned the clip, "I'm not sure why so many people deny taking the shots. Y'all can judge in the comments section below, but for those interested in trying this, you should hit up my doctor @tabasum and get started."

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However, Golnesa isn't the only celebrity in the Bravo-verse to speak about Ozempic, as four months earlier, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards denied claims that she was also taking the drug.

The Halloween Ends actress responded to one user under a Jan. 5 Instagram picture of herself and her girlfriends—including former Real Housewife Teddi Mellencamp—after a workout, writing, "I am NOT on ozempic."

In a second comment, Kyle said, "Never have been."

Instead, the reality star credits a lean diet and intense workout routine for her body changes.

"Like I said, not Ozempic or that other one that starts with an ‘M,'" Kyle shared during an Amazon Live in January. "I changed my eating after we were in Europe for a month. We were in Europe for three weeks and then Australia for a week, and I had gained weight, and I was like, ‘Okay, that's it.' No sugar, no carbs, no alcohol."

When E! News previously reached out for comment, a rep for Novo Nordisk shared that Ozempic is "not approved for chronic weight management." The brand's statement said it's intended to treat type 2 diabetes, improve blood sugar and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events for adults with the condition.

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