My weight has been increasing over the last few years, I binge on carbohydrates ; crisps, bread, biscuits. I can't seem to stop eating at times. It's making me feel depressed, I've tried every diet ! and feel now that I really need a chance to lose weight and hope Metformin may help me achieve some weight lose.
9 May 2010
Metformin is used for: Treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.
14 Jul 2012
First of all, I'm sorry about your problem. Eating disorders are real problems that our society doesn't take seriously enough. As for your question, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar might help you. It's supposed to be great for speeding up the metabolism and stemming hunger. Many people drink it like lemonade with a little organic honey. Also, I find that peppermint tea or just plain water is a good way of filling me up and keeping me hydrated. There are heral supplements that supposedly sate the appetite; however, I wouldn't recommend taking ANYTHING before researching its dangers, side effects, and customer reviews as well as speaking to a doctor and/or pharmacist. As for over-eating, perhaps for every chip or slice of bread or biscuit you eat, eat a celery stick or carrot. Not only will you be filling yourself up in half the time, you'll be training your brain to like junk food a little less and healthy food a little more.
But not all vegetables need the help. Find something you like--nay, something you love! Some of my personal favorite snacks are pickled cauliflower, pickled okra, banana peppers, garden mix. Best of all, you should reward yourself with a can of hearts of palm or artichoke hearts. Sooooo good tasting, and more importantly, not bad for you.
Hope that helps, and good luck on your journey to health :)
- Metformin Information for Consumers
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