Diet Pill

Updated on March 11, 2008
J.D. asks from Randallstown, MD
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I am looking for a good diet pill that will suppress my appetite. I have tried trim spa and that seemed to make me hungrier than usual. I took a multi-vitamin everyday with that also. I have also tried metabolift from GNC and that made me feel like I was on speed. My heart was racing and I was jittery all day. I just need something that will help me control my appetite and speed up my metabolism.

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C.C.

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Arbonne offers appetite suppressant chews that are good. I just drink water to help fill up my stomach when I do not need to be eating. Good luck

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A.R.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi, I am an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. Arbonne is a 28 year old company and has an awesome, affordable weight loss program that suppresses appetite, increases metabalism and boosts energy! I'd be happy to provide information about the specific products.
Just contact me!

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M.J.

answers from Norfolk on

I am a distributor of Nutrilite which offers many products to help with weight loss. The meal replacement bars are so good they taste like candy bars. My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter. I used the products and lost 20 pounds in a year. Here is my website: http://sgriffin11.qhealthbeauty.com

If you would like to know more info you can email me and I will give you a free personal consultation and some samples.

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C.S.

answers from Charlottesville on

hi. may i suggest an alternative to diet pills? They are pretty expensive, right? try putting that money toward weight watchers where you can get good information about how to eat and when to eat and what kinds of foods and eating habits will best benefit your metabolism. I am not saying that you don't know how to eat, i just think diet pills are scary.
also, just FYI, start everyday with a glass of water, before eating anything...it kick starts your metabolism and will help quell your appetite. Water is a magical weight loss/appetite supressant without the wacky side effects. Try replacing most of your drinks during the day with water...you'll see a huge difference in your appetite and your metabolism will increase as well.

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M.C.

answers from Norfolk on

I've found that pills actually just end up messing things up as far as metabolism goes. You are better off just eating sensibly veggies, fruits and fiber -- no refined sugars or refined carbs -- just eliminating those from your diet will help reduce cravings. You are better off with a high fiber or protein breakfast (I like Wheatena or egg whites and wheat toast and fruit). Then just exercising 30 minutes a day will speed up your metabolism.

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L.H.

answers from Norfolk on

A great appetite suppressor is apple cider vinegar, but never drink it straight. Drink about a teaspoon (more if you can handle it) in a large glass of water daily. It will give you energy, curb your appetite and cut your cholesterol. Several years ago I lost 10 pounds in two weeks from this method. Good Luck!

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S.M.

answers from Norfolk on

The big key is consistency. One day at a time. I have found that most pills to suppress appetite don't really help. I have a huge appetite and eat all day every day. That actually turns out to be the best thing you can do. I don't know about a 12 year old by my 2 year old eats 5 times a day and I eat with him. I just eat bunny food a lot. Veggies and fruit. After my son was weaned and I could I took something to help with metabolism. I found it on the site I listed below. I read some of your other responses and saw a few with links to websites, but check out SMingee.QHealthZone.com, you will find lots of information as well as organic products.
Hope this helps.

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M.V.

answers from Norfolk on

I know people want a quick fix to things, but diet pills are not the answer. If you want to up your metabolism, starting taking brisk walks. If you don't have time for a 30 minute walk take three 10 minute walks throughout the day. This will help speed up your metabolism and also get you in shape. I don't know if you're thin or heavy or have the time to exercise or just don't want to, but diet pills are not the answer and they can be very dangerous to your health.

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A.A.

answers from Washington DC on

Have you thought about using something other than a diet pill? My concern is that a diet pill 1) is not helping you and 2) it does not help you to adopt the habits and lifestyle changes needed for permanent weight loss. As for controlling your appetite, something that works for me is to use the "volumetrics diet" that is - mixing your regular food with high quantities of very low fat fruits/veggies. For example- if you eat lasagna and a salad, make sure the salad portion is huge- full of crunchy veggies, while the lasagna portion is small (the size of your palm). I am like you - I love to feel full and this strategy helps me a lot.
The bottom line- if you keep barking up the wrong tree, you will fail- try another tree.
Hope it works,
Ana

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M.R.

answers from Richmond on

J.,

Throughout my life, I've tried everything on the market
to lose weight. Last January, for health reasons, I
went to a nutrition specialist. She, very nicely,
told me that I weighted too much for my height. At
that time, I exercised regularly and ate whatever I
wanted. I was only doing half of the circle. She
put me on a diet for diabetics and I slowly lost
15 pounds. I've been able to keep my weight off
going into my second year. It really comes down
to moving more, eating a balanced diet, and drinking
plenty of water.

M. R.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I'm 55 and have a daughter and four wonderful grandchildren.

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P.C.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi J.,
Have you heard of Arbonne International. Go to Figure8.com on their web site www.arbonne.com and check out the complete line of weight loss products. They have an energy drink called NRG GO3, it's a lemon fizzy tablet you add to water. I use it early in the AM for energy all day. It's packed with vitamins, chromium and niacin. I have lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks just walking 30 minutes a day on a treadmill using the products.
I must tell you too that I am also a consultant with the company. Email me back at [email protected]____.com if you have any questions.
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L.A.

answers from Washington DC on

Diet pills don't work. You'll lose the weight, then gain it back with probably a few extra lbs. to worry about. Then the cycle continues until your hormones are burdened from the stress.

Hypnosis and Pilates was the only thing that eventually helped me lose weight and rev up my metabolism.

I've produced an audio CD call Body Consciousness. It helps you be more thoughtful of your body and emotions so that you naturally eat healthier foods, and exercise smarter. It's the foundation for a healthier, stronger body.

~L.
www.accesspilates.com/services

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B.M.

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I would not recommend diet pills (see reasons in other responses). My best success has been with the South Beach Diet. I like it because there is no calorie counting and very little measuring. I recommend getting the book and the companion cook book. The book that explains the diet has 2 week meal plans for the first 2 phases. I found that after 2-3 days in the first phase I was getting enough nutrition and energy that my appetite was under control. The first 2 weeks are the strictest and the book has a list of forbidden foods (picture anything with quickly absorbed carbohydrates/sugars--no fruit, no bread, no rice, potatoes, corn, and no alcohol, but there are many more sugar-free and no sugar added sweets that are available). The book has many tasty recipes. After the first 2 weeks you can return to eating some fruits, real whole wheat breads and brown rice and whole wheat pasta(on occasion), and red wine. The diet is heart healthy and helps control blood sugar swings that contribute to the powerful appetite/cravings. Good luck.

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L.H.

answers from Dover on

go to the dr. and get some byetta. its for diabetes type 2 and it cuts down your appetite to nothing. drink a lot of water. boy did that turn my appetite off, eat lots of fruits, and walk if you can or get into a project in the house requiring physical movement. do this a couple of days and you won't believe how great you will feel. i have lost 39 lbs. and feel great and nothing would work before.

i really wish you well, L.

PS sometimes people are depressed and can't lose weight. if that is the case, get on some cymbalta 60 mg. 1 pill at bedtime. you will be feeling and looking great in no time at all.

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J.C.

answers from Dover on

Hi J., my name is J. and I can really relate to you searching for a diet pill. I have a 2 year old soon turning 3 yrs old and not mention struggled with my weight all my life. After I had my daughter I was determined to lose the baby fat and I decided to start working out at least 5 days a week and stop eating and drinking all the sugary foods. Also, I eat these bars called access bars that turn your fat into energy and I use the attain bars to control my hunger throught out the day. I feel that they really work and are very healthy. I talked to a lady that is on my team and she started eating the bars and starting to walk some and she lost 7 pounds in 7 days! So then I started with these items. I hope this information helps some. www.urfuturematters.com

Thank you, J.

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A.T.

answers from Norfolk on

this is better than a diet pill, its a recipe, its like a brownie that supresses your appetite, its completely safe and it works, i have lost ten pounds so far. Its called Hunza Bread. It has to be all organic ingredients. Let me know if your interested, i will send you the recipe. It helps me cut down on snacks throughtout the day and also helps me skip lunch altogether or dinner if i want to. Its full of protein and fiber and other minerals good for your body.
A.

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K.C.

answers from Norfolk on

I am taking a prescription diet pill. It is called Adipex. I am a 47 year old grandmother with a sluggish metabolism. I have tried everything (and I do mean everything) but this is the first to really help. I have been taking it since the second in November and have lost 37 pounds already. It is wonderful. I will tell you I have no other health issues except that I am very sensitive to meds and was very skeptical as to whether this would wind me up or not. I have not had any problems with it. I do have several friends who have asked their doctor and they will not prescribe it but they will allow all of them to take Alli. So, one of those two should hopefully help you! Good luck!

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M.S.

answers from Washington DC on

Arbonne is a Swiss health and wellness company based on natural, botanical principles. They have a Figure 8 weight loss product line which includes a dietary supplement called "Going, Going, Gone". It supports fat loss, controls appetite, and increases metabolism. They also just came out with an "Energy Go 3" fizzing beverage tablet that helps boost energy, increase metabolism, and control appetite. Arbonne is sold through independent consultants and if you would like to learn more about these products, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]____.com luck!
M. S.

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D.M.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi... this is D. Millios... I sell Nutrilite vitamins...personally, I take a few vitamins to help me lose weight... I take HCA Plus which helps with appetite control and weight loss,plus I take a few other vitamins... would you like to know more? You may also check out my website - dmillios.qhealthbeauty.com and my email address is [email protected]____.com company is also planning to come out with a new vitamin specifically for weight loss.

Thank you,

D. Millios

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S.L.

answers from Washington DC on

I don't know about diet pills but what I do is eat a healthy breakfast then a snack, usually a granola bar, around 10:30 then I'm not starving at lunch time so I just eat a light lunch. Then I usually have another small snack around 4:00 and a light dinner. It's weird but the more you eat throughout the day in small increments the more you supress your appetite and lose weight. I was 140 before I got pregnant and now I have a 19 month old and weigh 105. Of course chasing a toddler is good exercise too!

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J.M.

answers from Washington DC on

Hello J.,

Diet pills caused many problems for a dear friend of mine and they were the primary cause of her severe liver problems, which, unfortunately, caused her death. I've used them myself in the past and also had problems with mind and body highs and lows, jitters, and other problems! I firmly believe they're very dangerous to a person's health! If I may, I'd like to suggest the Shaklee Cinch program. It works -- in about 6 weeks (since the middle of January this year through the end of February) I've lost 13 inches and 10 pounds. Cinch contains natural ingredients which includes a powerful essential amino acid called Leucine. Leucine helps burn the fat, not the muscle. Over the years I've learned that with most diets you lose fat and muscle, and muscle loss causes a lower metabolism which means your body doesn't burn as many calories, and when you don't burn the calories, you don't lose fat; sort of a vicious cycle (yo-yo diet!). It's the fat you want to get rid of, and you really want to keep the muscle -- that's what keeps the metabolism working to help you lose inches and weight. I found within the first 7-10 days my jeans weren't so tight around my waist, hips and thighs. That was the motivation I needed!

I learned about Shaklee products a long time ago and I haven't used anything else since! They have a reputation for safe and natural products. The Cinch program keeps me in check, and best of all it's safe and healthy. I have chosen to market Shaklee's elite products exclusively, and have helped a number of people learn about the Cinch program. Right now I'm working with several individuals, but particularly an individual who is nearly 400 pounds who will begin the program tomorrow (Monday, March 3rd).

I've been a member with Mamasource for only a few months and just Friday night I placed a couple of ads here at Mamasource, one about Cinch (look under Health & Wellness, Diet & Nutrition). Please feel free to investigate my ad and look at my website (www.cinchplan.com/jmckenna/home. also www.shaklee.net/jmckenna). With our Shaklee business I work with people all around the Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas. Please contact me via email ([email protected]____.com) or through my website, and I'll provide you with my telephone number so that we can talk further, and help you stay away from the dangerous diet pills.

I hope this information has been helpful, and look forward to hearing from you soon. Meantime, please give some thought to avoiding the diet pills. Thank you for taking the time to read my response. Regards. J..

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J.E.

answers from Richmond on

I would suggest before jumping to diet pills to really look into your diet. Diet pills led me down a horrible road to health. Not until the birth of my son did I really start to focus on nutrition - and that was where I found Monavie (of which I am currently a distributor). However, I can honestly say that this juice helped keep up my energy (in a calm way), gave me better sleep, helped stabalize my moods (now I'm off my depression/anxiety medication), and improved my circulation!!

Other people have told me that it helped them loose weight (since it regulates blood sugar and improves digestion), and others - took away joint pain. The list is endless, even though Monavie cannot say that it is a cure all.

Please take a look at my website:
www.beantime.net
(click on Monavie - Drink It, Feel It, Share It) Lots of great information. I hope to hear from you. Any questions, please feel free to give me a call.
[email protected]____.com or ###-###-####

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S.J.

answers from Washington DC on

Slimquick is a good appetite suppresant. Starting off, you take 1 pill in the morning on an empty stomach and another 6 hours later. Again, on an empty stomach. After one week, you take 2 pills in the morning and 2 6 hours later. They work as far as suppresing your appetite. The first time I took them, I lost about 15 lbs. I stopped taking them for a while becasue I became ill with a kidney infection. (not from the pills) There are a lot of diet pills that suppress your appetite, but they mess up your metabolism really bad! My mom started me on diet pills at 19. I wasn't overweight, but I had picked up some weight since high school and SHE didn't like it. Now that I've had 5 kids' (the youngest is 4 and the oldest is 14) and 4 c-sections, I'm desperately trying to lose the weight! Try drinking a lot of water and walking. I don't get a chance to walk, due to the type of work I do, but I have these really fun workout DVD's. It's called Turbo Jam and not only do I love them, so do my kids' and husband! We work out together and have a lot of fun doing it! Just drink water and do some brisk walking. The water will suppress your appetite for sure.

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J.H.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi J.! The key to loosing weight is keeping your lean muscle mass while dropping the fat. Our Lean muscle mass is what keeps our metabolism going (the more muscle mass the higher the metabolism). Many people loose weight then gain the weight back plus more...b/c they have lost muscle mass along with fat while dieting. And, that's why diets don't work. And, that's why men loose weight a lot faster than women b/c they usually have more muscle (not fair, I know). I am an at home Mom of two children (17 mnths/5yrs). I trusted Shaklee's Cinch Weight (Inch) Loss program on myself and have seen many others succeed. Cinch works b/c it's powered by Leucine which has been scientifically proven that you will keep 100% of your lean muscle mass while loosing inches/weight. There is no need to take a multivitamin while on this program b/c you will receive head to toe nutrition while taking the Cinch products. The program consists of (Yummy) shakes, mealbars, snack bars, tea and 3 in 1 boost (Boost metabolism.* Help keep blood sugar steady.* Get the vitamins and minerals you need) It's a super easy program! Shaklee is a science and a Global Health and Wellness company that's been around for 53 years! They are the Leaders in the Nutrition industry. I am proud to present them and would love to send you more information on their Cinch program. Check out my website at www.shaklee.net/rodjenhoward.
I understand you are also looking for a part time job. I work my Shaklee business VERY part time and make nearly $1500/month plus I have qualified for the 2008 Hawaii trip. Yay! What I like about working with Shaklee is that I don’t get paid until I have made a difference in someone else’s life (get healthier, loose weight…). It’s a very satisfying career. Let’s talk more. Contact me anytime! Take care. J.

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M.G.

answers from Washington DC on

basically there is no good diet pill

what will help is this

to speed up your metabolism you need to eat 5-8 small meals aday.

so as soon as you get up in the morning have some fruit, then about 3 hours later eat a ceral then for lunch have two pieces of bread sandwich. then about 2pm have some vegetable or fruit, and then a good sensible small portion for dinner. if you are hungary after dinner before bed then have a light bowl of cereal.

also if you are hungary after all that, take yourself away from the food, go for a walk go swimming watch a movie, you can also eat plain airpoped popcorn. no butter or salt.

well hope this helps you out.

S.L.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi -- I use CINCH 3 in one -- check it out at www.shaklee.net/integrativewellness - it has the vitamins in it - speeds up metabolism and helps appetite control and cravings. I also use the Cinch energy tea and shakes.

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N.B.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi, J., The weight thing is a constant struggle, isn't it? Are you familiar with Melaleuca? They have incredible weight management products and programs. My advice would be to stay away from diet pills and rely on scientifically patented products, habit changes, and support from an incredible, affordable online weight management program. Please let me know if you'd like more information. Good luck & congratulations for taking care of your health. N. B.
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J.G.

answers from Washington DC on

You are a young 30 years old with a 12 year child; you do not want to take unnecessary risks with your health by trying diet pills; that in most cases contain ephedra/ephedrine; which are amphetamine-like compounds used in OTC products. You have already experienced the side-effects of using this type of product. My suggestion is that you discuss your concerns about your appetite; and your desire to suppress it with your physician. I believe that you should get advice from a licensed medical practitioner; instead of trying over-the-counter pills, that in most cases are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There may be something else going on that affects your appetite; and your physician would be able to make a better assessment. Another suggestion is to consult a nutritionist, who may be able to help you; by suggestion dietary alternatives.

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A.F.

answers from Norfolk on

i hate the diet pills that make you feel like you are on speed,so i have tryed then all and the ones that have worked best for me at surpressing my appetite are Hydroxicut the "caffeen free" kind and the Slim Quick with Hoodia in it wich is an herb that supresses hunger. good luck.

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J.M.

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I feel your pain J., but I don't think ANY diet pill will work for a long term goal. My company has a wonderful weight loss plan that can definately work for you. Arbonne International has a great weight loss program called Figure 8. We have supplements you take 3 times a day called "going going gone". They help tremendously and work along with our protien and fiber shakes. WE also have a new "NRGGO Fizz Tablet" You dissolve the tablet in water and it tastes GREAT. It helps boost your metabolism and helps control your appetite. check out my website at www.naturalswissproducts.myarbonne.com or www.gofigure8.com
We have several different meal plans and other ideas to get you started! I'd love to help you. You can also get all of these products starting at 35% off. Never pay retail!!
Let me know if you have any questions and we'll get you started! Good luck, hope this gives you an alternative to diet pills!
J. M. [email protected]____.com

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S.T.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi J.,
I work with a company that offers a great solution. We all know how hard it is to diet and not be tempted to eat all the goodies. Would you agree? Check out www.gofigure8.com . You will find a wonderful diet pill, called Going, Going, Gone!, that is not only safe but it works. I take these along with a chocolate protein shake and an orange fiber shake each day to loose weight. We have recorded thousands of pound lost, they taste really great, money back guar., and the website is very supportive with menu ideas, chat rooms, etc... It will work if you need to loose a couple pounds or a lot of pounds. YOu must be really careful because a lot of products out there have not had adequate testing and end up creating health risks . Our company is 28 years old and anyone would be impressed with the amount of research and development. You can only buy these products directly through an independent consultant like myself or with an online referral code. Check out the website and see what you think. Let me know if you would like to give it a try or maybe try a few samples first. Good luck on your weight loss goals.

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J.M.

answers from Norfolk on

if your weight issues are significant enough, a doctor will subscribe phentermine. it helped me lose 50 lbs. before I got pregnant, and 50 after I stopped breast feeding. you will have to likely get weighed in monthly and have your blood pressure checked. but I can attest it does work!

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N.M.

answers from Washington DC on

Fruit and a balanced diet is the answer. Fruit can fill you up with few, but healthy calories. Nuts, also have protein and fat and can fill you up. The best diet is the diet of a lifetime. Eat wholesome foods, fat, protein, and carbs in moderate portions. Anything that comes in a package and is processed, is usually loaded with calories and will only make you crave more food. Eating frequent small meals, or healthy snacks, throughout the day, beginning with breakfast, will maintain your metabolism at a high level all day.
B12 in combination with folic acid under the tounge, is excellent for controlling sugar, chocolate, junk food , etc cravings. hope this helps. sorry i didn't offer any diet pill advice.

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K.C.

answers from Washington DC on

Hi J.,

I have not tried this myself but one of my neighbors uses that new product ALLI. She started using it over the summer last year and lost about 30 pounds. She took a break over Christmas but has recently started it again and says she feels much better and has already lost 5 more pounds.

Good luck!

K.

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