(Closed) Diet Pills ?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

diet pills are extremely unhealthy. if you want to lose weight, eat healthy, small portions, and exercise. diet pills are so full of drugs and stimulants that they’re basically a legal form of methamphetamines.

ETA: alli is the only FDA-approved diet pill, but a major side effect is anal leakage. not something i would want to deal with…

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

im not a huge advocate of diet pills, they always make me feel like crap! but used properly with regular diet and exercise i think it can really jumpstart your program. but pills by themselves wont really do much for you…really the best way to loose weight is drink tons of water, cut back a little on what you eat and exercise regularly!

easier said than done right? i did really really well from about september to the beginning of december and i havent been on track for over 2 weeks and with the holidays coming up and finalizing wedding stuff i dont know when ill have time to workout again! jan 1st though…that gives me 6 good weeks before the wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never taken diet pills.  I’m terrified of them because of what I’ve heard of the serious complications they could cause to your body.  Honestly, I don’t think they are worth it.  Just do some old fashioned healthy diet and exercise and you should be good to go.  Drink lots of water, eat plenty of veggies and lean meats, and limit your intake on refined carbs.  I know a lot of diet pills have green tea extract as their special ingredient, so just drink that as normal tea.  I think some diet pills also have some vitamins, but consider taking a daily multi-vitamin instead.  

Also eat 5 small meals a day (300-400 calories depending on how much your daily intake should be) to jump start your metabolism.  I started doing this about 6 months ago and it is the best thing I’ve ever done.  I’m never hungry (I actually have to remind myself to eat sometimes) and I loose weight on days when I don’t even work out because my metabolism is working harder.  Plus I think my stomach shrunk because I get full really fast, like only after eating half a sandwich.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh yeah one more thing.  Diet pills could also counteract what you’re trying to do by losing weight because it will limit your calorie intake.  Your body needs a certain amount of calories a day (again it depends on the person but for me it’s about 1,500 – 1,700) to lose weight.  If you restrict your calorie intake your body will go into starvation mode and try to retain your body fat as long as possible because it thinks you need this fat to say survive a long harsh winter.  Obviously we have evolved as a species where this isn’t likely to happen, but your body is programed to store fat when placed under high stress.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Try weight watchers!! I didn’t have that much weight to lose (15 lbs), but I lost 5 in the first 2 weeks. To me, that was incredible because it was almost 5% of my body weight and I never ever felt deprived.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@kalinj Are you referring to the part about eating more calories?  I know it sounds crazy, but it worked for me.  I’m doing the Insanity workouts by Beachbody.  The manual has a formula where it shows how to calculate the right amount of calories your body needs.  I didn’t believe it at first, so I wasn’t eating as many calories as it said.  I didn’t lose weight, so I increased my calorie intake and the weight came off.  I do one-hour exercises 6 days week.  I must warn you it is SUPER hard, almost like torture in the beginning.  But after a week it gets easier.  I lost 10lbs and have about 10lbs more to go, so I guess I’m kind of like you where I just want to tone some flab more.  But the exercises are designed for toning – lots of push-up, squats, plyometrics.  There are no sit ups though, the other moves tone your abs at the same time.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I exercise & diet but my hormones work against me.  And I’m on meds that make me hungry.  I’d love to find something safe that would tamp that done some.

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