I am trying to keep my metabolism up by eating three meals a day. I exercise at least 5 days a week around 40 minutes each day. PLEASE HELP!
30 Apr 2012
Were you ever checked for thyroid or metabolism disorders like diabetes. How long have you taken the phentermine. I tried that before at medical diet weight loss center and am trying something different this time, it is called didrex aka benzphetamine, I am sticking to the 1,200 and am losing. But please get your thyroid and blood work done for. Metabolism disorders, as they might be causing a problem. Patti
6 Apr 2013
I am not a doctor. I took phentermine from Jan 15 - March 15 2013. I went from 186 to 155 lbs. I am M/60.
I rediscovered the art, science, and the enjoyment of eating the "right foods".
I stopped eating 95% of all processed & packaged foods. I didn't go totally organic, but I eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. I seriously reduced the amount of sucrose - table type sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup); and totally eliminated artifical sweetners, most notaly SPLENDA! I drink water and tea & coffee without any sweetners; but some milk.
Eat leaner meats 92% or better and avoid most pork products.'
Do you get the idea?
One can consume 1000-2000 calories of jelly beams and candy or gluten wheat-based grains/cereals alone in one day and put on weight! It's medically researched and proven. Believe me I got the cravings for jelly beams worst that Ronald Rangan had lol.
I wont enter a CVS or other type place or the 'Quicky Type" conviencience store; and I don't even consider those FatFastFood places, i.e.MickeyD's Applesees etc as serving "real food".
So what ya eating? That will tell the story. See a professional nutrionist. He or she can help you develop a wonder new way to eat. The phentermine will kick in and that viseral fat will melt away!
Caution: once you start to lose it and want to keep it off do not return to the old way you ate.
I have stopped taking phentermine, cold turkey, since Mar 16-17. Thank God and the doctor he gave me for help, I am maintaining 155-158 pounds.
Oh, I work out cardio at the gym intensively 60-100 minutes a day (no breaks at the juice bar or socializing lol) 3 to 5 days a week. I do light weights 5lb to 8lbs a lot of reps. My wife hates to do my gym clothing they are so wet. I make it up to her.
Summary: don't give up even if you slip up one day- I slip and regroup
What foods make up your caloric intake?
Are you exercising, serious exercise that you see and feel the results?
Praying helps. Having a support person or group off-line in-person.
Good luck, stick to it, and you will do it.
- Phentermine Information for Consumers
- Phentermine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Phentermine (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... wondering if someone can tell me about how much weight I can expect to lose taking this. I have seen where some are dropping like 30 or so pounds ...
2 answers • 27 Apr 2011
I have gained 18 lbs since taking this med. and I exercise daily for 40 minutes, eat less than 1200 calories/day and no weight loss! Help.
4 answers • 25 Jun 2011
I have only lost 7lbs in a month and a half. Alot of people on here have lost much more. I know everyones body is different, but what gives? Although ...
1 answer • 8 Nov 2011
My thyroid is fine what. I am following a 1200-1500 calories per day and drinking plenty of water.I workout 5 days a week. Sometimes i feel like ...
3 answers • 23 Jul 2012