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You are taking a diet pill - that enticing silver bullet that always works great at first and then after throwing you and your system around like a rag doll, leaves you hungry, overweight, strung out, and depressed.
DIETS DO NOT WORK.
LIFESTYLE CHANGES DO WORK.
Phentermine is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. It acts as an appetite suppressant by affecting the central nervous system. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - get it? You want that?
It is used together WITH DIET AND EXERCISE to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Note the key words are: WITH DIET AND EXERCISE!
Let's get real, OK? How much are you exercising, how much? If you are, listen closely and you can hear me cheering you on.
Look up PHENTERMINE here on drugs.com. It has a HUGE laundry list of side effects, THEN DECIDE if you want the silver bullet or you want to keep your weight loss off by changing your lifestyle. It is completely up to you.
A very good friend of mine always struggled with her weight. She was at least 100 lbs. overweight when I first met her at the law firm in 1986. She took fen fen (sic) before it was taken off the market, lost a huge amount of weight, looked great, then promptly gained it back plus a whole lot more. She now weighs at the very lease 400 lbs. and has for at least ten years. She has several disabling illnesses: fibromyalgia, non ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, and a host of other problems, has had multiple surgeries for pain (carpal tunnel, radial tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome) is on oxygen 24/7, and confined to a motorized scooter. She uses baby wipes on herself to bathe because she cannot fit into or get into a bathtub or shower. Her weight has put so much stress on her joints that she is immobile. She even has a motorized chair that will recline her and sit her up because she cannot do this herself. She spends all day long eating those gummy bear things and buying things online. She has no life other than going to her specialists when she can find someone to take her. She has no friends. She wore them all out. Her time here is basically gone. She is at death's door. It is the saddest thing I have ever witnessed. I had to stop our friendship because she is an emotional vampire and would fill my week up with things to do for her. I woke up one day and found the guts and gumption to tell her, I could no longer be there for her. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. She literally emotionally and mentally used me up. I have never felt so empty. Then I had no life because of her neediness which all stemmed from her morbid obesity. Her most used phrase is I can't. Praying for her now is all I can do for her now, and I know in my heart of hearts that is right and good and prayer does work.
Back to you:
Weight loss is simple math:
Calories in less than calories out = weight loss and
calories out less than calories in - weight gain.
Move around, walk, run, do something fun that will get your going. Join Weight Watchers and forget the quick fix people, Jenny, and all those others. You may eat anything on Weight Watchers.
I'd bet you all the money in China the Phentermine pill will most definitely NOT work for you in losing weight and KEEPING that lost weight off. I don't want ANYBODY to be like my friend.
Use your common sense - there is NO silver bullet and no pill that will guarantee your weight loss (if any substantial amount) will not come back. PERIOD.
- Phentermine Information for Consumers
- Phentermine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Phentermine (detailed)
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