what is an appetite suppressant that really works?
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Can anyone suggest an appetite suppressant that really seems to work?

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I am neither a nutritionist nor a trainer, but my intuitiveness tells me that anything that artificially tries to fool your body is probably not healthy for you in the long run. Our bodies are machines that are created to run on specific nutrients.

John Doiron 469
5 years ago
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Meridia has been approved by the FDA to work as a suppressant. However, there is a laundry list of medication interactions and side effects. I would take the time to learn more about the product first... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000097 Most of the time, this can be avoided with a healthy diet. Modifying your diet is cheaper, too.

Fiber is an excellent, natural and healthy way to make yourself feel fuller. Some examples would be foods such as split peas, lentils, black beans, raspberries, whole wheats, artichokes, barley, etc. There are also a ton of benefits of getting enough fiber, including reduction in risk of some types of cancer (colon cancer being the big one).

Another thing often overlooked...make sure you're getting enough healthy, unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats (olive oil, avacadoes, almonds, etc.) in the diet slow gastric emptying in the stomach, making you feel fuller, longer. In general, you'll want to shoot for 20%-35% in your diet.

In general, taking in nutrient dense foods (veggies, fruits, lean meats, whole wheats..) as opposed to calorie dense foods (twinkies, chili fries, chocolate lava cake...) will leave you feeling fuller. 100 calories of vegetables (around 2-3 cups) goes a lot further than 100 calories of Snickers (not even half a bar). Wink

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Debbie Pias 57k
5 years ago
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Phentermine works relatively well too, and the side effects are somewhat mild. This drug is part of the old Fen-Phen regimen that was popular in the 1990's, before Fenfluramine (the other half of the combo) was taken off the market.

If I were you, I would steer clear of appetite suppressants, but at the very least, speak with your healthcare provider before making any final decisions!!

Brian

Brian Zehetner 36k
5 years ago
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Im no doctor, but judging from your picture, I'd say you don't need them. Why would you want to suppress your appetite? That's your body's way of telling you to eat. Especially if you are training regularly at intense levels. Your body needs food, with or without a weightloss goal. Chug a big glass of water before you eat, that is probably the safest, cheapest and healthiest appetite suppressant out there. Otherwise, eat! Your body needs food it does not need pills! We need to focus on health and fitness first and foremost! Suppressing your appetite is not healthy.


3 years ago
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Just to name a few...coffee, coconut oil, coconut milk, mct oil, 100% grassfed butter or ghee, chia seeds mixed in a smoothie with pure grassfed whey, plain kefir or amasai, eggs from traditionally raised hens, etc.

stevenjt 30k
4 weeks ago
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I've always had great luck w/ Adipex. I'll take it for a month or two to jump start or get over a plateau for my weight loss. I normally lose about 2 lbs. a week--- but I watch diet & workout 5 days a wk also. As the others said, its no permanent solution but it does help get me started. Good luck!

Heather Maness 3.2k
5 years ago
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5-htp right before bed
helps with the night carb craves and helps you sleep without feeling groggy in the am

selina pedersen 295
4 years ago
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JmJones - Self discipline is free and its the best way to go. Not the easiest but definately the best.

outhnting 2.5k
4 years ago
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Selina - what is "5-htp"??? just curious.

RunG2010 921
4 years ago
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it is a supplement i got at gnc.
here's the link
http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2976108

selina pedersen 295
4 years ago

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