Looking for a Great Diet Pill

Updated on July 15, 2009
J.T. asks from Kalkaska, MI
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I just had my first child he is two months old and while I was pregnant I ate alot, I gained 110 lbs. I have lost 35 so far but I have been eating good and exercising and I am stuck. I need to know if anyone has found a diet pill that has worked. Please help.

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P.D.

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It's not about a pill... it's about a balance.

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Every person that I've seen lose his way doesn't look like gaunt. He lost 50 lbs and you'd never know he had a weight problem. Many of his clients are the same way.

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J.B.

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Hi J.,

If you are breastfeeding that is the best way to lose weight. I gained 55 pounds when I was pregnant and lost 60 breastfeeding (and eating whatever I want, and a lot of it because I was so hungry from breastfeeding). I lost most of my weight around 4-7 months of breastfeeding as that is when my son grew the most. So if you are breastfeeding, keep with it and you will most likely lose the majority of weight this way . . .

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A.I.

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hey J. when i need to drop weight fast i take the easy way out some might noot agree with it but it work for me i go with epherda base diet pills.you can order them off line

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A.H.

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J.;

Eat a balanced diet, fitness, get enough rest (meaning - sleep when the baby does), LOTS of water - this is the KEY to weight loss.

A diet pill is full of harmful chemicals - after keeping your system clear in pregnancy, do you want to harm yourself just for the extra weight?

I gained a ton of weight, so I understand where you are coming from - plus I have arthritis slowing me down... but if I can do it, then I think you can too. Especially if you are nursing. You do not want the effects or chemicals to cross into the breast milk for the baby.

Pills are a shortcut that do not work and are usually a waste of hard-earned money.

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L.L.

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Give it time. Don't be hard on yourself. It took 9 months to put on the weight and then you need those first three months to recuperate. So a more realistic goal would be to lose the baby weight by the first birthday. If you nurse your baby for the whole year, the weight will come off faster because it takes a lot of energy and calories for your body to produce milk. Diet pills can be dangerous and not very good for your body. You need to take care of your body for your baby. You were on the right track with healthy eating habits and slowly starting exercise. When your weight seems to stall at one spot, up your workout or make a point to eat a little healthier or to watch your portions a little more but don't starve yourself either because you need energy to keep up with a baby. If it's not all off in the first year then keep a healthy lifestyle and start chasing your toddler everywhere and you'll do just fine.

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M.W.

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J.,
You should look at a healthy lifestyle and eating habits instead of a "quick fix" because you don't want the problem to come back. Breast feeding is great for getting weight off!!! Check out DiscoverBeWell.com and look at their healthy lifestyle programs - they are great and very very effective!

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M.T.

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Hi J.,
I understand the challenges of weight gain. Many times we eat "good" but we're not eating the right portions. Portion size is probably where you're lacking. A portion of meat for example should be the size of a deck of cards.
Eat more vegetables (no butter). Eat more fiber. Try Fiber One drink mix (10 gms fiber). Try Fiber bars by Quaker or Fiber One with 9 gms of fiber. Drink more water.

Also visit my website for a right now confidence builder called "Body Magic"!
www.ardysslife.com/getyourslimon

You will appear to have lost 2-3 dress sizes in 10 minutes. I wish you well in your weight loss efforts!

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K.M.

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Hi J.,
I repsonded to you in a private message with information on a weight loss program that is safe and effective with a supplement to curb the appetite and energy drinks and much more. All of my contact info is there for you. Please check your MY FILES!
Good Luck
K.

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L.H.

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Hi J.,
Do you snack a lot? feeling hungry all the time... I'm thinking your body isn't getting the right nutrition it needs. All of us need essential vitamins and minerals to feed our body because our foods don't have the nutrients(especially the minerals) we need. I recommend Youngevity's Mighty 90 it's called... the 90 essential nutrients we need, and we have plant derived minerals that I can give you more info about. You can either choose liquid or capsules - I personally take the liquids because it's 98% absorbable.... Capsules (from any brand) are only 50% absorbable and tablets even worse. I can also help you suppress your appetite with TRU Chocolate wafers (delicious! and now comes in another flavor - mint!) if you still feel you need help with suppressing your appetite. You still need to have your meals so don't slow down your metabolism by not eating. Be active, yes and eat real food - stay away from processed. Let me know if you're interested and I'll help you :)
L.

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K.M.

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If your breast feeding you can't use diet pills. Try walking four to 5 miles or more it works.

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G.B.

answers from Detroit on

I highly recommend Weight Watchers and some exercise. My daughter, husband, and I have each lost 75# on it. The meetings are fun and very helpful, and if you have HAP, it covers most of it. If not, it can be done on-line. It's a good healthy, sustainable eating program. Forget the pills! You're taking risks with those and they teach you nothing. Better to learn how to eat and cook healthy for your family at this stage. Enjoy your baby and retrain your thinking about food.

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C.T.

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If you find one that really works, you need to let everyone know.
Thank you!

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S.S.

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Through my business, we offer a variety of dietary supplements to support weight loss. They are usually part of a program, but I could show them to you if you want. What is your specific challenge?

We have support for carb addicts, slow metabolism, belly fat struggles, stress eaters, etc. We also carry a complete line of vitamins and minerals for adults and children that are pretty amazing.

Don't want to turn this into a commercial, so ask me which you'd like to see and I can get you info. I'll need your e-mail address.

Hang in there and remember, a pill alone won't do the job!
(I teach people how to maintain a healthy weight for life.)

S.
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F.W.

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First of all, losing 35 pounds in 2 months is fantastic, I don't know how you did that. Please be patient with yourself and don't rush it. That body of yours was your baby's home for 9 months, that miracle alone means you need to respect your body for what it is and the miracle that it has done! Secondly, there is a pill called FBCx that absorbs dietary fat, but you can only use it if you eat fat. . The pill abosrbs 9 grams of dietary fat. Google it, it was developed from Wayne State University professors, na dit is sold locally (in Michigan). I have used it and it does help. If you are on a low fat diet it doesn't work, it only binds to dietary fat. Research before you buy tos ee if it is for you.

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R.W.

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the general rule of thumb is it took you 9months to put it on...it will take you at LEAST 9months to take it off.

Losing 35lbs in 2 months is a VERY good start. It is also A LOT to lose in a short period of time. Your body likely needs a little bit to catch up and adjust.

give yourself time, and enjoy your new baby.

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T.N.

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I just ordered smartforlife.com it is the cookie diet you eat one every 2-3 hours than a healthy meal for dinner. No carbs at dinner. They are organic and healthy but kind of expencive. My girl friend lost 70lbs. on this diet and has kept it off for 4mo so far and my other girl friend has been loosing 4lbs a week since she started with out any excersing. ( she had knee surgery) I'm just getting started but like it so far.

Good luck
Tammy

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C.L.

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Hi J.,

Got your email. You're only 2 months out, sometimes it takes about a year to get back to normal (my friend jokes that it took 9 months to gain that weight, it takes awhile to get it off as well.

You asked about a diet pill. I actually have a business with a company called Arbonne International (they have a great weight loss program, including weight loss supplement that is awesome). You might want to check out the weight loss website at- www.gofigure8.com

I LOVE the protein shakes in the am and the supplements *you take them 1/2 hr before eating your meals and it truly decreases your appetite but doesn't have any bad ingredients-stimulants etc.). The supplements really helped me lose the weight with both of my kids b/c I got stuck too. Let me know if you would like any more info (Arbonne has a nice membership program where you can get products at a discount). Take care. Talk to you soon. *C. (WAHM to my now 4 yr old son and 27 month old daughter).

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C.M.

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I sent you a message regarding some of the things that my doctor has recommended.

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M.P.

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Sounds like you are doing two great things, eating healthy and exercising which are so important in loosing weight. It also sounds like you have hit a plateau and are looking for something to get you out of the plateau (kind of stuck at a certain weight). Be careful what you take.

After I had my second child, I was taking products that claimed to be natural. Well I learned the hard way that there are herbs that are natural, but can be harmful.

I have a great program that is natural, simple, and will enhance what you are already doing. If you are interested in learning more, call me at ###-###-####.

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C.M.

answers from Detroit on

Hooray for you losing 35 pounds! The best "diet pill" I have found is NO SUGAR, NO POP (diet or otherwise) and stay away from "white food", pasta, rice, potatoes...ie: simple carbs. Eat lots of fresh veggies, water, apples. Remember it took 9 months to gain it, it's not going to just fall off. Take baby for walks in the stroller...good for both of you! Also if you are breastfeeding you need to be sure you are eating things that are nutritious to make good milk for your sweetie.

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M.A.

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HI J.,
While it seems tempting to grab a pill for quick results, usually losing weight is more of a lifestyle change, and losing weight slowly is better in the long run. A really great program, though, is the Cinch plan by Shaklee. It is a healthy, nutritious way to lose weight, and you don't rebound, because its patented formula contains an amino acid, leucine, which helps you lose the fat cells and keep your muscle mass. That is why most diets fail- you lose a lot of muscle and muscle burns more calories than fat cells. Also, give up soda pop- whether it is diet or regular, that is one of the worst foods for you, and will keep you fat. I preached against pop for 31 years as a dental hygienist- it decays your teeth, it leaches calcium out of your bones (causing osteoporosis), the high fructose corn syrup in regular pop converts straight to fat, and diet pop drinkers have very high rates of lymphoma (cancer)- these are proven medical facts. I gained a lot of weight with my first child 30 years ago, but it came of over time. Be patient and do it slowly and in a healthy way.
Let me know if I can help you!
M.
P.S. With your small baby, please consider getting the chemicals out of your home- natural products can work just as well, and not cause health problems.
M. Goes Green! Mamasource Business

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C.J.

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J.,

It sounds like you have hit a plateau and now need to make a few minor changes to your food and movement choices to make the scale move down again.

The No Excuses program by Jonathan Roche is a great system and he offers a good portion of the system for free, including free strength training and interval workouts. He emails daily pep talks with tons of great, free advice and really knows what he is talking about.

Here is the website:
http://www.noexcusesworkouts.com/

I would really suggest you stay away from diet pills unless you are unable to lose the weight over the period of a year, with more diet and movement adjustments. Many people find that when they achieve their goal weight and go off the pills the weight comes back because they did not learn the good habits and routines to keep it off permanently. Remember, the weight you put on did not get there in a day and it may take up to a year to lose it all.

Instead of focusing on the number on the scale you may want to look at your energy levels and how you feel. When you start to focus on those benchmarks, then the food and movement choices you make will affect the scale too and the weight will come off.

Good luck!

-C..

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D.M.

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Hi Jesssica---Congrats on your baby. Have fun. But don't worry alot about your weight. As another mom has stated, it took awhile to get where you are, it will take a while to return to 'normal'. What normal is will depend on your body. What are your LONG TERM goals? I have a suggestion to consider.

I am taking a series of wellness classes taught by a Naturopath who has her PhD in Nutrition. When it comes to body weight, we should want to think in terms of eating to optimize our health. Optimal health includes such things as weight management, a balanced immune system and disease prevention. The best way to do this is to select our foods that will support this goal. We need to eat a variety of foods, primarily from these 4 groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Use animal protein sparingly, more like a condiment or flavoring. Think of a chicken or steak salad, our family of 4 shares 2 medium sized chicken breasts, when we have them. Minimize or eliminate cows milk, go to www.strongbones.org to learn why my family, former milk lovers, no longer drinks cows milk. You can get more absorbable calcium from green leafy veggies like spinach, kale, bok choy and broccoli. Fewer calories from these foods as well.

The more fiber you eat, the less food you can eat. Choose nutrient dense foods which don't have very many calories in them. Your body will drop the weight automatically.

Since you are probably nursing, you'll just need to eat more fruits and veggies more often.

I have some great recipes and meal ideas, as well as research and articles for you to read. You will achieve more permanent weight loss if you just think about eating for health. Don't think about restricting any foods. Just be aware of what is food and what is a treat. Don't have treats in the house, then it is much easier to not eat them.

Please feel free to call me with any questions. I'd be glad to help. I do not charge for consultations. I just am very happy to help others achieve optimal health.

Talk to you soon. D. ###-###-####

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K.V.

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Congratulations on losing 35. That is fantastic. I gained a lot with mine and it is taking a while to lose it. It wasn't until I really started to look at portion control and exercise that I started to drop the weight again. I am not sure what exercise that you are doing, but if it is walking, you need to walk at a pace of about 4 miles an hour and keep your heart rate between 120 and 140 (based on your age) to lose weight, too fast and you stop burning fat and your body burns to the easier to reach sugars/carbs in the blood.

If you are breast feeding, you only need an few hundred calories more per day like 300 to 500. Stick with your exercise and diet, but switch it up. If you walk, walk faster or job part way. Stop in the middle and do a few calisthenics(spelling?), take a different route that leads you up hill. Start doing weights every other day, swim every other day, your body gets in an exercise rut, do a different video, really anything, but keep pushing yourself, and cut the portions, you want to be eating 2000 or less calories a day, there is an entire formula and it may be more like 1500 or 1200 for you, but if you are over 2000 a day, then you know that if you cut it down then you will start losing again.

Good luck. Don't go too fast or it won't stay off. Changing your eating and exercise habits is the best way.

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