Diet Pills??? - Clinton Township,MI

Updated on February 26, 2009
A.S. asks from Saint Clair Shores, MI
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Hey everyone,
Just a quick question, I was wondering if anyone has or knows anyone who uses diet pills for weight loss and/or to curb appetite? I am still trying to loose baby weight and I have gotten more active but its not enough. If I can find something out there that may give me a boost or jump start it would really help. I have looked in to a few things on-line and the websites are bias. Also if so, did you exercize with the pill or just watch what you ate, and what were the effects.

Let me know!!
A.

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G.B.

answers from Detroit on

I highly recommend Weight Watchers, and would avoid diet pills. They are a risky, temporary fix at best.

K.H.

answers from Detroit on

I can't recommend diet pills as I've never taken any, but a friend of mine has had GREAT success with the Medical Weight Loss Clinic meal plans. She lost almost 40 lbs in about 4 months with them - so fast enough to see results but not so fast it's unhealthy.

You know, it hasn't even been 6 months yet... I found what they say to be very much true. "9 months on, 9 months off". It took almost exactly 9 months for me to get back to as close as I'm going to get to my pre-baby size (my hips are bigger so I'll never get to exactly the same size).

Good luck!

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A.H.

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Hello...

A long time back, I fell for these gimmick ads. I tried a handful of many along with diet and exercise and never got the results I wanted - only nasty side effects of not feeling well.

I'm not sure if you are still nursing, but I would recommend against it. I know the weight comes on fast, but it does take work to come off and when it does, it is so worth the effort!

I am also into being more natural and healthy, so now, when I see the many ads for diet pills and such, I actually get a bit disgusted with myself as I recall the side effects and wonder why I did that to myself. Yes, I was heavy and wanted the weight off, but my weight was also there due to my medical condition which made it harder to loose. Now, I as I only try to use medications to control what I cannot with alternative therapies... I wonder why anyone would do what I did and feel that way. :)

Currently, after all the indulgence of the holidays and my love of baking; I need to loose a few more pounds. I am immersing myself back into yoga. This makes my body feel great and it helped me before to loose the weight naturally. As well as drinking tons of water. Another tip: in the morning, a hard-boiled egg or two (preferably free-range or similar for less hormones, etc.) can be more filling for the day and give you tons of energy.

This is what I did before the baby came and lost the weight and what I did after. It worked each time - no diet pills and no icky side effects to worry about.

When we cut out sugar, monitor portions, and watch our nutrition (meaning more healthier cooked home meals and less frozen or prepackaged meals - you have better results. Many of these pills are similar to a placebo effect if you ask me.)

Good Luck and stay positive... If you see it happening, it will! :)

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L.N.

answers from Benton Harbor on

The only thing that diet pills will make thinner is your checkbook! The ones you buy from the store don't work and the prescription ones (the ones that work) are temporary and have terrible side effects. Trust me on this...the only way to lose weight is diet modification and exercise. Baby steps...make small changes one at a time (such as replacing all beverages with H2O) and you'll see a difference!

Stay strong...you can do this!

~L.

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M.G.

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A., Have you ever heard that some diet pills effect your digestive system so that you'll want to be wearing a light days pad. Some make the food zip thru your digestive system so quick you don't absorb several nutrients?

Is it that you want something quick and easy?

M.

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L.W.

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Once you start taking any diet pills, you will have just altered your body's natural ability to metabolize. once you stop the pills, your body will may not have a natural response to turning food into energy/burning it properly without help. It is great that you are exercising, you will not lose weight effectively (long term) without it. There are also other things you can cut back on (sugar, sodas...even diet, and ALL processed foods) and more natural things you can add to your diet to help things along (fiber in the form of whole grains/fruits/veggies, water!, green tea and apple-cider-vinegar---sounds crazy, but adds energy too!). Doesn't mean you can't cheat on sweets once in a while, just cheat with real (not processed) food.
Be patient, if you lose weight slow and steady...and naturally...it will stay off and you won't lose muscle with it. Also, as a side note, when you lose weight fast (especially in your 30s) your face will look older.
Slow and steady also doesn't mess up your health :)

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L.C.

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Dear A. S.

WZZM T.V. 13 just had a section on their evening news a few days ago about something called "Right Size" and the company that makes it is giving out a free 2-week sample if you go to the website from the t.v. 13 link. They said that it curbs the appetite and one person asked how to stop losing weight and maintain because she lost so much and just wants to stay where she is now. I would check that out. It is also sold at Meijer stores. My friend just bought it and she said that it costs $30 for 20 shakes.

Hope this is a little helpful to you.

L. C.

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L.Y.

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You have had some great advice! I wanted to add my moms story for you. For all of my life (38 years) she has battled with her weight. I remember her only eating dinner and drinking tea. I remember her going to a diet center and taking supplements (they didn't teach her how to eat properly. She is 5'4" and was well over 200 lbs when the doctor told her she needed to get it under control. She joined a gym, that didn't help.... then she cut out bread, potatoes, processed foods and worked on portion control, she works out every day and I am happy to report that she is now a very healthy size 8 and is weighing in at 138! She looks great and she has done it all slowly and naturally, this way she will be in control.

I know we all would love a magic pill to help us make it easier (especially with a little one and a full time job), please do it the healthy way for your body so that it doesn't think you are starving it (which means you will gain it all back).

Good luck!!

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D.S.

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A.; i have not taken diet pills, good ole cut out sugars helped me, and of course exercise, however i hear some diet pills, that claim to helpy ou loose weight, are not good, i watched a health show, and the pills that claim to help you loose weight without any effort some of these have tape worm things in them when swalloed you get a tape worm which is not good, some thought that was gone with technology, but just the opposite, so just be careful there is no diet by pill, however slim fast has also helped, and carnation instant breakfast helped me to stay full, and nothing beats good ole water, to make you full, any way i think as americans we all struggle with overweight, and we all love to loose that baby fat, so keep up the good work and enjoy life, D. s

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J.R.

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A.,
I feel your pain, but diet pills are NOT the way to go! I have an aunt who for years & years tried every possible diet pill on the market (she was never very heavy to begin with, just wanted to lose those last 10 - 15 lbs) Well last year, after all those years of diet pills she ended up in the hospital & diagnosed with coliatis, sever liver & kidney damage & IBS just to name a few......Doctors finally told her that all her years of "dieting" have ruined her. She is only in her mid 40's & now paying for it for the rest of her life for those lousy 10-15lbs. For your children's sake, do not do it!! Its just not worth the risk! Good luck with your weight loss goals! Wishing you health & happiness!

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T.C.

answers from Detroit on

Hi A.,

I used Adipex last year under my doctors care. It is a prescription pill that will get your metabolism started in the right direction. My doctor will only prescribe them for approximately a 3 month period. I did lose about 25 lbs while I was on them. Speak to your doctor about it.

T.

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M.H.

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Hi A.
My husband lost over 40 Ibs last year and he used Mega T green tea tablets. He really did change his diet also by eating much less, cutting out sugary drinks and foods etc, and eating more fruits and vegetables. He also cut almost all bread products out of his diet and cut out alcohol. He did exercise a little more by going for a walk or bike ride once a day. The Mega T helped in the beginning by curbing his appetite until his body got used to the drop in calories. I don't remember him having any side effects from them but he said they worked great, gave him a definite energy boost and stopped him feeling hungry.
Really the only way to lose weight is less input (food) and more output (exercise) but these tablets did seem to help with this goal in the beginning. He took them for about 3 or 4 months and then just stopped and carried on with his heathier lifestyle.
Good luck :)

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S.R.

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I just started reading a book called The Abs Diet for Women by David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health Magazine, and he has a whole section for baby weight. So far its good. Its very targeted and the foods aren't diet-like at all, nor is it a "diet" its mi\ore of a healthy eating plan that will keep weight off. I don't know about pills, but I don't think any are very good for you. I've wondered about Alli...

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D.M.

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Hi A.---You've received alot of great advice. I agree with posts that stress the importance of a proper diet for proper weight.

I am taking classes to be a certified wellness educator through a Naturopath who has her PhD in Nutrition. I am learning that it's best to not think of choosing foods on the basis of exclusion (low-fat, low-carb) but to choose foods that will promote good health. You will want to concentrate on fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes for the bulk of your 'diet'. Use animal products sparingly, more like a condiment or the side dish to your veggies and grains.

The key to the 4 food groups that I mention is that they are all fiber rich, nutrient dense and calorie poor. If you need to count something, count fiber, not calories. When you concentrate on high fiber foods, you get the nutrients that are needed for optimal health. And for every 10-15 grams of fiber you add to your daily diet, you eat about 200-300 fewer calories each day. With high fiber foods, you can't possibly eat enough to gain weight and most likely you'll find that you'll lose extra weight easily. Losing fat doesn't happen quickly, not nearly as quickly as acquiring it. Diet pills are short term, at best. You want long-term, permanent weight loss.

I have a number of files and strategies that I can share if you would like to discuss them. My passion is to help people become healthier through diet and lifestyle changes. I do not charge for any consultation. I look forward to talking to you.

Keep working out. Schedule it like any other appointment. It is your time and you are worth it.

In health, D. ###-###-####

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L.H.

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Hi A.,
To correct one of your responses, TRU "Liquid" Chocolate is not an aid for weight loss; it's a super antioxidant which is really superb. It's the TRU Chocolate "wafers" that help with weight loss! Some people are losing a pound a day! It's very good for you, too ... organic, vegan friendly, gluten free, kosher, lactose free, glycemic friendly! It's xylitol sweetened, which is good! And the TRU Chocolate taste is phenomenal! I'll be glad to meet with you so you can try a sample of the wafer... my email is [email protected]____.com
You can visit www.chocogevity.com which will give you more information... my id is SZ1591

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J.H.

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A.,
I've tried weight loss both ways. I've tried Hydroxycut and it really didn't seem to make a difference. I combined it with diet & exercise but I found that I focus better on healthy eating and exercising when I'm NOT taking the diet pills. Plus, now that I've read up more on what they can do to your body, I"m turned off. Believe me, I was looking for the same thing as you - just a little boost to add to my diet/exercise regimin. But in the long run, I don't think they're really worth it. Like another poster mentioned, nothing has worked better for me than Weight Watchers. Another important aspect is to keep your work outs interesting - try to change them up from time to time. I subscribed to Women's Health (it was only $12 for a full year) and I try a new workout move suggested in the magazine each month so that I don't get bored. And the workouts they suggest in this magazine (as with most health-focused magazines) can be done at home! Best of luck!

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S.S.

answers from Detroit on

There are many natural ways to enhance energy and promote weight loss that won't have some of the crazy side effects (like anal leakage potential) that I can share with you. It's my business. Let me know if you want to talk.

Ultimately, you will want to reduce bad carbs and bad fats and add exercise according to your body's needs. The goal is to keep your sugar in the fat burning zone...so much more to tell you!

S.
[email protected]____.com

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M.W.

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Hi A., My name is M.. I struggle with weight loss, too. Cut back on calories, exercise and nothing seems to work. I started last September on Adipex per my family Dr. ( some insurances don't cover it). As of today 2-26-09 I have lost 23 lbs. Weight is coming off slow but I haven't gained anything back. Eliminated my breads and other starches for the 1st 3 months, I also cut back on sweets. I am a huge chocolate eater but eventually got past the cravings. The only side effects I have had from the medication is I am very thirsty. You need to really increase your fluids. My sister has lost over 100 pounds on the same medication in 1 year. She looks like a whole new woman. Good luck on what ever method you try. Weight seems to be a constant battle for us ladies.

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M.P.

answers from Detroit on

A.,

Be careful with diet pills. Diet pills typically have some type of stimulant in them. Once a person goes off the diet pill they put the weight back on. YO YO Dieting kind of thing.

I have an exceptional weight management program. People tend to get to their goal weight and then what...they don't know. So I coach people during the weight management program and get them on a maintenance program so they stay at their goal weight. It is simple and it is good for the body, no stimulants.

If having a support system, products that do not contain arificial ingredients (no stimulants), and support is important to you, email me with your number and best time to reach you.

Warm regards,

M.

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R.M.

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Hi A.,

I am using a relatively new product that I am now selling called Tru Chocolate. This is an all-natural chocolate wafer (also comes in liquid) that you eat once per day followed by 8 ounces of cold water (your water actually tastes like you are drinking chocolate milk). This product helps to curb your appetite, it cleanses slowly and increases the ability of your cells to absorb oxygen. I lost 3 pounds within 3 days of eating just one wafer per day (I even skipped lunch because I did not feel hungry). Please visit the website to view all of the information on the berries (noni, gogi, acai, etc) and research it for yourself. If you are interested in ordering the product, you can enter my ID - YNGSP113 (it will not allow you to place an order without my ID). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

R. M. Morton,
Soul Purpose and Tru Chocolate Distributor
website: www.truchocolate.com

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S.D.

answers from Detroit on

Oh A....please don't use diet pills.....you can do it on your own, just be patient and it will come off. You want to be around for your daughter in the future and who knows what they put in them. I have a 9 week old and trust me I am frusterated that I still can't get my old jeans on.....but of course I remind myself that she is 9 weeks only. After my first it took sometime but I DID do it with working out and eating right!

Stay away from those terrible pills!!!!

You can do it....don't give up! Also just think of how strong you are for having a baby....I think about what my body did to give birth and that just makes me feel strong! Also your body changes and shifts during pregnancy and delivery....so you may never get back into your old pants not because of your weight but because of things shifting!

Just remember what you had to do to bring your baby into this world....you are STRONG and you also want to be there for her as a HEALTHY role model in the future!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!
S. :):)

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A.H.

answers from Detroit on

HI A.
I know what you mean, I just got back to my pre preg pant size after almost 6 years. (I didn't try the first few years so don't let the 6yrs scare you). I have to say it's all about what we eat. High fructose corn syrup is very bad for you. My husband and I eliminated it from our diets and lost weight just from that. Proper portions is another, woman's protein (chicken meat fish) portions is the size of a deck of cards, 4oz. They look like childrens portions after looking at what restaurants serve. The amazing thing about eating to much protein is the body needs calcium to process it. And will rob from your bones if there isn't enough calcium in your diet. Broccoli has more calcium than milk. We would all do better with less protein & bread, and way more veggies & fruit. If I'm still hungry after I eat I have more veggies.
When I think about it I see the American diet is killing us slowly.
I read this amazing book that explained how the foods we eat effect our bodies and cause disease. "The vegan diet as chronic disease prevention" By Karrie K Saunders, PhD. You don't have to be interested in becoming vegetarian for the info to be pertinent.

And exercise is so important for maintaining bone density as we age. I know it's harder when it's cold. My daughter and I use our exercise machines and watch the travel channel when it's to cold to play outside (we pretend were explorers). You could start a healthy family tradition of a walk after dinner.

These guys would also be a good resource.
http://www.pcrm.org/

Good luck you can do it! A. H

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F.W.

answers from Detroit on

I don't know about appetite suppressants, but there are these fiber pills called FBCx that binds to saturated fat. Each pill will bind to 9 grams of saturated fat and that won't be digested. The only thing is you ahve to have thesturated fat in your meal. So if you are on a low fat diet, it won't work. If you eat something higher in fat, then it will work. Google FBCx, and find out if they sell it close to you. Good luck!

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K.W.

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Hi A.,
Certainly I'm no expert on this topic because I've been trying to lose the baby weight from all three of my kids and finally I've found something that works...Weight Watchers. Obviously you need to do what works for you, however I'll caution you that I tried the Weight Smart (?) vitamins for women and after a couple days I started feeling really weird. My heart started racing, I felt jittery, and out of control. Seems that the green tea extract and ECGC is known to do that and can cause some heart problems - from what my dr. tells me. I don't recommend doing that at all given the side effects and potential problems! I've been looking for 10 years now and have found that there is no magical pill! Good luck!

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