Most of you have awesome reviews. But I would like to know which one to buy?
I believe there are many out in the market?
I just feel the need to throw this information out there for people who want the quick fix to a longer term issue. I was one of those yo-yo dieters my ENTIRE adult life. I had gained and lost probably 350 pounds if I took the time to think about all of the ups and downs and ins and outs and more OUTS than INS!
I want you to consider this if just for some information and... well... pondering. I am currently 59 years young and have managed to finally get my appetite and weight under control. When I say it is under control... I mean I have kept the weight OFF and don't crave anything any more - at all. I looked into a program called, "michael thurmonds 6-week body makeover". In terms of how it works, let's say it is educational and helps you break the cycle of yo-yo dieting. It works by first determining what type of body you have - whether you are a man or a woman... there are 5 body types for each. Once that part is done, you go right for the program that matches that body type. It is complete with what foods are excellent, okay, moderately okay and foods you shouldn't eat any more at all.
The toughest part for me was doing the body blueprinting. I think people who are obese like I was just cannot see what we look like. I was thinking if I got the blueprint wrong that I would fail. It actually took me 1-1/2 years to begin the program because I was afraid to fail. Okay, so when I was preparing for my second marriage, I asked my fiance for help. I didn't know what body shape I had... I couldn't see myself in the mirror and be judgmental about myself. I was being harsh and critical instead. So I finally put on a bathing suit and asked my fiance to help me do the body blueprinting. It took all of 10 minutes. He also said something to me that I will never, ever forget. "This isn't who you are... it is just where you are at the moment!" What a weight was lifted off of me.
I do cook and my style of cooking changed. Now that I knew the foods that were excellent for me to eat, I could create anything I wanted. The idea also is to eat 5-6 times per day. Seems like a lot and yes, it surely was. But, I did it and the idea is to never let yourself get hungry because that spells mischief to a dieting person. Now, I just said the "D" word - DIET. This isn't a diet, it is a lifestyle change. It takes 6-weeks to break a habit and 6 weeks to make a new habit. By the time I had lost 92 pounds, I wasn't craving any of those things that were my downfall before. Nor did I feel I was "depriving" myself of some delicious treat never to be eaten again. It wasn't that I couldn't have my cake and ice cream... I didn't want it. Sugar didn't have a hold of me any more. I stopped drinking soda, too. Another downfall for people dealing with health issues.
Five years later and still 92 pounds down, I can wear the close I wore in high school. Not that I actually have any of those clothes left. One year before I remarried, I went shopping for my wedding dress. That's right!!! I bought it and couldn't even try it on!!! Nine months into my program, I tried on that outfit and cried like a baby because I looked good in it and I was proud of myself for taking that leap of faith just "one more time".
You may not be 59 years young but here is just a little more insight, if you will indulge me another few paragraphs. The old saying is, "the older you get... the harder it is to lose weight". That has got to be the lie of the century because I lost that weight in 9 months... cannot exercise... and this program isn't about some insanity workout regimen. I was nearing mid 50s when I began this journey and I'm still DOWN but looking UP!!!
The problem I have with the idea of taking a pill or dieting is the concept that at the end of that journey, what do you do next? That is where most people fail because dieting doesn't teach you anything. I had been on a severe, doctor supervised liquid protein diet at one point in my life and after the weight was off... I was afraid to eat plain old LETTUCE! I hadn't learned a darn thing from that program but I'm sure I made a few of my doctor's car payments. I had spent thousands of dollars on weight loss programs over the years. The one that has worked for me was the one where I controlled the food I bought, cooked and ate. There is no frozen stuff delivered to your house either and no mystery about what you are eating either.
I believe I am one of the few people that weight watchers didn't work for or any of those other popular TV diet programs. There is nothing "tasty" about eating frozen food from a cardboard box
Okay, to make a long story... well... a little longer... please don't "waist" your money on pills when there are better, more productive... result oriented and proven methods out there. You have to EAT to lose weight! I ate well and I still eat well... I just don't eat 5-6 meals anymore. I don't have to eat everything on my plate. When I am finished, I am finished and don't take leftovers if I eat out.
I wish you well on your journey and I hope I have given you a little insight here. Adipex has side-effects and really only benefits the manufacturer. You need that money for good, healthy food choices right from your grocery store. If it ain't "whole" and vitamin rich food... don't eat it! If you cannot pronounce it - don't eat it. If it is skim, 1%, 2% or anything other than 100% - don't eat it. If it ain't butter - don't eat it. Olive oil and coconut oils are your friend. If it says hydrogenated - don't consume it. If it sprays from a can - use it like baby oil on your skin but not in your body. If it contains added sugar - don't eat it. No polyunsaturated garbage either. Your body IS your temple. If you take care of it - it will be with you forever and ever and be your front and center stage for the best and rest of your life!
How long is this thing any way??? My apologies for the novel length comment and hope you didn't fall asleep or get bored to death in the middle somewhere... okay - THE END! I think this took me 1-1/2 hours...
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