I've been taking the pill since Feb.22,2010, my weight then was 243 lbs. I now weight 218. (it does go up or down a pound). Im consuming 1200 calories a day and working out 4 days a week. However I noticed that Im stuck on 218 lbs and havent lost any in about a week and a half. Is it normal? I really believe in this drug it does work. Is there is anything I should try different? Change my diet or something? I can't follow my Dr. advise which it was to pretty much go in starvation mode. What can I do? Suggestions are welcome
I agree with my friend Pledge, that maybe it's time to stop the pills. 1,200 calories isn't a lot, but it depends on "what" you are eating more than anything. My husband used to be about your weight, & was diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, & heart disease in 1994. We went to a dietician at the hospital for his 1,200 calorie diet, & we both lost 10 lbs the very first week! He continued, but I didn't need to lose weight so I had to add different foods to my diet. Your meat servings should be no larger than a deck of cards which comes out to 1/4 pound, & only twice a day. You can get protein from peanut butter, but only 2 tablespoons, or tuna, 3oz. etc... He continued to lose weight til he was down to the 170's & has stayed that way ever since.
Lots of greens, as in salads & vegetables, not many starches like potatoes, bread, corn(yes its a starch not a vegetable), & so on. A lot of the dietians have charts you can just ask for. It was very confusing to me until we got a chart showing what foods are considered starch & how much you could have each day etc... That is my best advice to you. Back then, our insurance paid for the meeting which way back then cost around $75. for a consult. It's well worth the money spent. Of course today it's all about carbs instead of calories. You could eat 5 Hershey bars at 250 calories a day & get about 1,250 calories, but you would gain weight not lose it as versus eating a healthy well balanced diet with just the right amount of protein for muscles, & veggies, & certain fruit. If you eat canned fruit, get the kind that has it's own juice in it, or they add corn syrup which adds tons of calories. Regular fruit is a lot of sugar & calories too, but not as bad as the low cal canned type. Peaches & fruit cocktail, or pineapple chunks are great on a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, which gives you the fruit you need, plus calcium & protein from the cottage cheese. Just some thoughts... Mary
Hello. Mary has this very clearly stated on how to lose weight. Happy to see you are motivated. Another thing to stay away from all artificial sweeteners. They cause the brain to seek sugar. And you won't feel satisfied with your hunger. You really don't save calories, your body says store calories and so weight gain is the result. Aspartame is one of those sweeteners. In diet sodas. Aspartame is a neuro transmitter. A chemical that is in the brain. So the stuff in the soda is talking to your brain saying: feed me, feed me. And you feel like you gotta eat something sweet. Cutting out all sodas of either type will have you lose weight all by itself. Something to consider.
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