Claudia Oshry Says Quitting Ozempic Used to Be Her 'Biggest Fear'

“This idea of the day I get off Ozempic was always like a scary thing for me,” the 29-year-old said

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Claudia Oshry is feeling good after quitting Ozempic, despite initially being afraid to let go of the popular weight loss drug.

The 29-year-old influencer spoke to PageSix about losing 70 lbs., then deciding to stop taking Ozempic, an FDA-approved prescription medication for people with type 2 diabetes.

It's one of the brand names for semaglutide — also known as Wegovy — which works in the brain to impact satiety. Over the past year it has become very popular for weight loss, both in and out of Hollywood.

“I feel good,” said The Toast podcast host since stopping the weekly injections. “I think when I was on Ozempic, my biggest fear was being off of it. People would always ask, ‘Well, what are you going to do?’ [I’d say], ‘I don’t know, but I’ll figure it out.'”

Oshry, who rose to fame from her social media account Girl With No Job, said she’s been off of the drug for nearly five months and she’s feeling “really good and really strong.” She figured out how to lead a “balanced life” by using WeightWatchers and incorporating a high-protein diet and regular exercise.

“I feel very relieved because this idea of the day I get off Ozempic was always like a scary thing for me. It was something I always thought about, but I was just trying to focus on my journey at the time,” she said. “And now that I’ve made it, I feel really good.”

Related: Claudia Oshry Says She's Been 'So Hungry' Since She Stopped Ozempic 

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“I feel like it’s doable and if it’s doable for me, it’s doable for anyone. I was the least likely to end up this way,” she explained. “I had a very bad case of whatever it was, of laziness, of obesity, of poor choices, of really [a] lack of willpower. So I feel proud of myself.”

Oshry added that she’s luckily always had high confidence and strong mental health regardless of her weight or physical appearance, however, she’s loving how much her energy level has improved since making the lifestyle changes. “I will say it’s one of the best feelings. I didn’t even know how different my life could be,” she said.

After ditching Ozempic, Oshry said that the “witch hunt” over which stars in Hollywood are using the medication needs to end.

“If a doctor prescribed a celebrity, who’s a human being, a drug, it’s literally none of our business,” she said. “The speculation, the witch hunt, bothers me so, so, so much because what goes on between someone and their doctor is literally none of your business.

“And if you think they look skinny, good for you, move on,” she continued. “Like, focus on yourself.”

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Related: Claudia Oshry in Tears Over Weight Gain, Admits She’s 'Not Ashamed' of Taking Ozempic Now

In March, Oshry opened up about her diet since discontinuing Ozempic in November 2023.

"I'm so hungry all the motherf—ing time and I'm always looking for good treats cause I'm still trying to lose weight but on my own," the influencer and comedian shared in a TikTok video. "I'm always looking for snacks and things to fill me up."

She continued, "What are we eating to stay full? I cannot stay full, it's impossible. I just had a 12 oz. steak and I'm starving so I'm eating popcorn. How are we staying full?"

Oshry has been transparent about her weight loss journey on social media, first revealing that she was taking Ozempic in an August 2023 episode of her podcast. Initially embarrassed to admit her use of the medication, she later became more comfortable discussing it.

"The thing that's been harrowing — like, following me around — everybody wants to know if I'm taking Ozempic, Mounjaro, semaglutide," she said at the time. "And the answer is: obviously. Yes, of course. You thought they were going to make a weight loss drug and I wasn't going to take it? You're dumb. Of course, I'm f—ing taking it."

“I’m not suggesting anyone do this. I’m not suggesting anyone do anything,” she added. “I just want to share what I’ve been doing. It’s been over a year since I decided I want to change my life. Now, I feel like I’m at a place where I’m comfortable-ish.”

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