I know that exercise and diet are the key to losing weight, but wondering if anyone has tried any other pill/drink, ect methods? Someone said that taking hoodia worked, another person said she knows someone who lost weight off slimquick. I just don't really believe the stuff works? Anyone have any luck?
Don't use that junk, that will mess with your body. Hoodia is touted as safe and all nautural, but can a danger to those who have liver problems or are diabetic, and leads to dehydration due to supression of thirst as well as hunger. Hoodia and slimquick haven't been evaluated for possible drug interactions either. Plus they do not address the real issue, of why you are overweight, so when you stop taking the pill, your weight will just yoyo back again.
The only healthy way to loose weight is diet and exercise. Everyone hates to hear it, but its the truth.
If you'd like some advice, I've changed my lifestyle quite a bit since the new year, eating better and being more active. So far I have lost about 45 lbs.
Peaches, I think you are talking about Alli. Alli is the only diet pill that has been evaluated by the fda. It works by preventing your body from aborbing a percentage of the fat you eat. The problem is, you need to consume meals with less fat. Eat a meal with more than 10 g of fat in it in one serving... they describe the result I believe as an 'oily brown discharge' that may or may not be released uncontrollably. Which is why they make a big deal about how you must be ready to 'commit' to alli.
I still think a change of lifestyle is the best way. I use splenda instead of sugar, even in baking. Cut out most fast food, and as several very small meals a day. All natural snacks inbetween. I have lost almost 30lbs in about 5months. I am just now starting to exercise and hope to lose 50 more by next summer/fall. we will see.
No you can get Alli at drugstores or super centers. It is called Adipex and you have to get it from your doctor. I got it ecause I went from 116 to 155 real fast like 5 months. It works real good but is extremly addictive. I did one week on and two weeks off just because I have a fear of getting addicted to pills, I use to work at a drug rehab. I lost 10 pounds in 5 days. I had to make myself eat 300 calories every 4 hours and all you want to do is drink water. The water part was good because I never drink water and it helped me stop drinking Mt.Dew.
Change of lifestyle is the way to go. Moderation is key. If you need a program, Weight Watchers is good. Its an easier way to track how much you are taking in everyday. I personally don't care for WW because of their dependence on artificial sweeteners. I don't eat anything with splenda, equal, or any of those fake sugars...they do more harm than good, like causing diabetes. I try to eat as many natural/organic foods as possible, but that can be expensive. Cut out processed foods completely. The first two weeks will be pretty tough? Why? Processed foods are addictive, cut them out of your diet. You can lose weight without exercise, but you're going to lose it so much faster if you DO exercise. Also, exercise will keep you toned, so if you're losing a lot of weight, you won't be as flabby. Thats never attractive.
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)
Yep you are correct. That was my concern being flabby but I walk and run daily with the dogs so I didnt get flabby. I had to use the Adipex because I had Gull Bladder surgery so no fat in my body is getting processed it is all storing in me. I am back down by far. I will continue to eat healthy and NO Mt.Dew so I will see. So far I been off the Adipex for 3 months and only gain back about 5 pounds at that time of month but it goes away. I also started taking alot of herbs that help with breaking down fat and your digestive system.
I gained about 60 pounds in the last three years the first month after my heart attack I gained almost 30 because all I could do was move from the chair to the bathroom or to the bed, plus I had to quit smoking so I ate. I had my bypass 6 months after and was down for another month. Plus I have to admit I love food.I wish their was a magic pill to take it off. My mother weighed well over 350 pounds, I can remember her trying every pill and fad diet out there. I believe she ended up with kidney cancer due to some weight lose shot she took for a couple of years. Please be very careful about taking diet pills or using fad diets they can do more harm then good.
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I used to be pretty obese andstarted putting on a lot of weight especially on my thighs and bottom in my late thirties. I really wanted to do something about it and I started exercising as often as possible and also cut down on a lot of high calorie stuff. Unfortunately I hardly managed to lose any weight at all. I then recently read an article by a lady who claimed that she managed to lose nearly half of her weight using a particular weight loss product. I tried it out and it actually worked really well. Within 4 months I managed to shave off 65 pounds completely. The results were pretty amazing and I feel so much healthier and energetic now without having to carry all that extra weight around. You can read more about the lady's article at the link below
Watch your calories, fats, sugars... Cutting out soda alone you will see a huge difference. Eating like 4-5 small meals a day speeds your metabolism so that when you add exercise, you will see and feel results. Takes time and patience, there is no magic pill. If I can do it, anyone can.
Ditto to heather feather, gradual weight loss is best. Not only will your skin adapt better (a big plus if you are loosing alot) but you will be less likely to yoyo back up after you 'finish' dieting. I took part in a weight loss competition at my local Y, since it's been over (about 6 weeks now) I have been really lax about going to the gym and a little more relaxed about how I eat, though I'm still watching what I east most the time I'm allowing little 'cheats.' And even with the cheats and the utter laziness that comes with this hot weather (I hate the heat ) I've maintained my weight loss, I'm even down three pounds from where I ended the competition. Which may be water weight with all this sweating, but the point is, maintaining my current weight has been much easier than I realized it would be, especially since I've been on the path of gaining 15lbs a year every year since high school.
I saw a neat recipe book on Oprah, it's by Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry's wife). It incorporates all sorts of veggie purees in classic recipes, even cookies. Sound interesting! Also I bought one of those big exercise ball and use it instead of a desk chair. It helps with posture, back pain and strengthens your core. Good Luck!!!!
ive never tried pills, lost weight after high school and eventually lost 40 lbs but my schedule got extra hectic for a while and I gained half back. this time im finding it a lot harder to loose the weight again! I dont drink pop, dont drink alot and get excercise everyday ( minimum of walking to dogs 1 hr a day). my Dr. told me to excercise more, i asked her to prescribe me some more time in my day...well im going to go work out now...
About a yr and a half ago I talked to mydoc about my wieght. I still hadn't lost all the baby fat. I was almost obese, and he gave me Meridia. I took that which is an appetite suppressant and really watched my calories, with no pop. I would typically take in 1100 calories a day and very healthy small meals (5 a day) and I did Tae-Bo 5 days a week for 50 min a day. I lost about 4 pounds a week avg, with a total weight loss of 25 pounds. I have not gained that weight back. I went off the pills and diet, but I really would still like to lose 25 more pounds so am looking at going back to the doctor again, but not sure if he will give them again as I am just borderline overwieght!
It takes commitment to make it happen. For some people they just can't do it without the help and I am one of them. I don't regret doing pills, they gave me energy and surpressed my appetite.
I am not sure if I am allowed to mention the company name on the site...however, I lost 30 pounds, my mom lost 50 and my uncle lost 150 pounds on Jenny Craig. The plan teaches first and formost portion control. When I saw the portion sizes supposed to be eaten vs the portions I was eating...no wonder I was gaining weight. After you are in the program and losing they teach you the food groups and the appropriate way to eat. Of course, you need to incorporate some sort of exercise program if you want to lose the weight and keep it off. It has been 5 years now that I have kept of the weight. It is still a struggle all the time. Losing weight is not an easy thing. You must always be aware of what you are eating. Which ever method you decide good luck...One thing I do, when I go to the store, I make sure and cut up all the fruits and vegetable right then...that way they are easy to get to and no extra work. It makes you want to eat better when things are cut up already and easy to get to....Good luck!!!
I think the general consensus is DIETS DO NOT WORK!!! And if you use pills, then what? Do you stay on them forever to keep from gaining the weight back?
It makes the most sense to change your lifestyle, and like maxpup did, there are some programs that can help you along the way. There is a place where I live called "Weight Bee Gone" that has had a lot of happy customers, one lady even placed a "Glad Ad" in the local newspaper thanking their staff for their understanding, kindness and support. You need those kinds of people.
Anyway, change in lifestyle, lots and lots of support, and just live healthy! Don't think "I want to be skinny". Think "I want to be healthy".
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