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Kandi Burruss stopped taking Ozempic after it failed to curb her appetite: ‘I didn’t lose any weight’

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Kandi Burruss stopped using Ozempic after the trendy weight-loss drug failed to garner results. 

“Last year, I tried it,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum, 48, exclusively tells Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast while promoting her partnership with Hydroxycut. 

“I saw so many people who were trying it and losing weight,” adds Burruss, noting that she knew a “ton” of women — including former “RHOA” castmate Marlo Hampton — who had success with the medication. 

“So I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to try this.’ And I didn’t lose any weight.”

Kandi Burruss
Kandi Burruss stopped using Ozempic after the trendy weight-loss drug failed to garner results.  Page Six
Kandi Burruss
“Last year, I tried it,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum exclusively tells Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast while promoting her partnership with Hydroxycut.  Page Six

The “Don’t Think I’m Not” singer says that those in her social circle opined that “something must be wrong” or that she simply needed to take a “higher dosage” to shed pounds. 

Even the doctor who prescribed the medication to Burruss was confounded by her body’s response. 

“My doctor was like, ‘I don’t know what the problem is, I’m not seeing this in other people,’” she recalls. 

Ozempic, an FDA-approved prescription drug originally designed for Type II diabetes patients, is one of the brand names for semaglutide — which impacts the brain to maintain satiety and suppress one’s apPetite. 

Marlo Hampton and Kandi Burruss
“I saw so many people who were trying it and losing weight,” adds Burruss, noting that she knew a “ton” of women — including former “RHOA” castmate Marlo Hampton — who had success with the medication.  Getty Images
Kandi Burruss
“So I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to try this.’ And I didn’t lose any weight,” she shares. AB+DM/Bravo

But Burruss says her hunger wasn’t deterred in the least. 

“It didn’t curb my appetite. I know some people are like, ‘Oh, I can’t eat.’ Not me! I was eating appetizers, a regular meal and dessert, OK?” she explains. “It didn’t stop anything for me.”

A succession of public figures — including Oprah Winfrey and Kelly Clarkson, plus “Real Housewives of New Jersey” vets Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs, among other newly svelte stars — have admitted to taking versions of semaglutide for its slimming effect. 

Burruss tells “Virtual Reali-Tea” that her body’s opposite reaction to the drug made her sad. 

Kandi Burruss
The “Don’t Think I’m Not” singer says that those in her social circle opined that “something must be wrong” or that she simply needed to take a “higher dosage” to shed pounds.  Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/MEGA
Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, X Mayo on stage at BravoCon
“I know some people are like, ‘Oh, I can’t eat.’ Not me! I was eating appetizers, a regular meal and dessert, OK?” she explains. “It didn’t stop anything for me.”

“When you see it worked for other people and it doesn’t work for you, it makes you depressed,” she shares. “Realistically, it makes you feel like, ‘What is wrong? Why is it not working for me?’”

The Grammy-winning songwriter says she gained significant weight after announcing her departure from “RHOA” earlier this year. 

“After I left ‘Housewives,’ I was eating good, living good. Now, mind you, I was already 10 pounds over my desired weight at the top of the year. But then, when I announced that I was not going to do ‘Housewives’ anymore, I was eating dessert every day, taking trips, just living it up,” she remembers. 

“Before I knew it, I was like 170-something pounds,” Burruss adds. “And it was not cute.”

The cast of RHOA
The Grammy-winning songwriter says she gained a significant amount of weight after announcing her departure from “RHOA” earlier this year.  AB+DM/Bravo
Kandi Burruss
“Before I knew it, I was like 170-something pounds,” Burruss says. “And it was not cute.” Derek White/Bravo

The multi-hyphenate — who says she relied on Hydroxycut in her younger years to maintain her preferred weight — had her team reach out to the company as she was curious to see if their range of products could aid once again in her desire to lean out. 


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“My team, they reached out to the Hydroxycut team and we worked it out. So I started out just changing my eating habits and using Hydroxycut twice a day and I lost 10 pounds in like three and a half weeks,” she raves. 

“I’m feeling good.”

Kandi Burruss
Burruss spoke with us while promoting her partnership with Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut
Kandi Burruss
The multi-hyphenate says she relied on Hydroxycut in her younger years to maintain her preferred weight. Hydroxycut

Burrus says she is pairing Hydroxycut — its main ingredient being C. canephora robusta, a non-stimulant compound found in green coffee shown to metabolize carbs, fats and proteins with vitamin B — with a new workout regimen. 

“I talked to a trainer and he’s putting together a good workout plan for me,” says the entertainer, who is embarking on a summer tour with Xscape and their fellow R&B girl group SWV. 

“While I’m on tour, I’m going to make the most of the gyms at the hotels and I’m going to work out so many days a week, stick to the eating correctly and [do] Hydroxycut and see how it goes,” she elaborates. “So I’m excited. Pray for that I can stick to it!” 

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So far, Burruss says she has lost 10 pounds in less than a month. Hydroxycut
Xscape
While on tour with Xscape and SWV this summer, she plans to incorporate a new workout regimen as well. Getty Images

Burruss says when she reached “170-something” pounds last year, it felt “a lot” for her Petite 5-foot-3 frame — and now hopes to attain a goal weight of “130-something” pounds if possible. 

“My ultimate goal is to basically lose 20 pounds to get back to where I was last year, overall. But I would love, love to overall lose 30 so that I can be into my 130s. I have this joke, like, I haven’t weight 130-something since I was 30-something,” she says with a laugh. 

“It has been years since I felt like I was real slim and trim — slim-thick, as I like to call it. It’s been a minute and I would love to just see myself get back to that, to my best self.” 

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