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Old 04-28-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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Diet going good. . . but?

After years of doing different diets and nothing worked other than diet and exercise to which I was trying to avoid. I decided after being at my top weight of 309lbs, I should go on a diet of my own making which is 1000 calorie and no more than 35g of carbs. I started the end February and have come down to 271lbs. I am very proud of myself. Since the weather broke it is nice to get out and do some walking. The question I have is should I start one of those supplements like Zantrex-3, Lipovarin, Chitodrene, or Ultra Carb-Bloc? Like most people I am not patient and want to lose the weight quickly. Would one of these help lose weight faster along with what I am doing?

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: Diet going good. . . but?

To be honest with you, there is NO MAGIC PILL! You can go out and waste your money on those pills, but it will nothing for you, other than give you terrible side effects. If I were you, I would do a little more research on those products.

Since you are overweight, the weight isn't going to come off that easily. I'm sure it took you some time to put it on, so it works the same when losing it. If I were you, I would watch your carbs and eat more lean protein and veggies. EXERCISE & DIET is the only way to lose weight.

Also, 1000 calories a day is WAY too low! You are only hurting yourself in the long run! Why, you are allowing your body to go into starvation mode. When you don't consume enough calories, your body says, "wow, we better hang onto this for later." This will only slow your metabolism down, causing you to burn fat even slower. So, I would eat 5-6 small meals a day, that's about evrey 2-3 hours. Roughly, that's 3 main meals w/ 2-3 small snacks.

Depending on your exercise activity, you should base your calories off of that. Everyone should eat more than 1000 calories a day. Also, be sure to drink lots of water, it helps flush fat out!

Hang in there, it takes time!
Good Luck!

Old 04-28-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Diet going good. . . but?

I would argue there are magic pills. Anyway, at 271 pounds, you don't need anything more than diet and exercise. Just about any diet program should make you lose weight, negating the need for shortcuts.

Old 04-28-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: Diet going good. . . but?

from the looks of it, it looks like you are doing really well with the weight loss....congrats on the amount you lost!!! i know how hard losing weight can be...i think losing weight any faster than you are already doing would be too sounds like what you are dong now is working quite well for you and i personally think that weight loss pills are a waste of money, so i would advise you not to buy them...

as for what the other people are saying about 1000 calories not being enough, have you ever thought about going to a nutritionist? they would be able to tell you the amount of calories that you needed and help give you advise on what else you could do to aide you weight loss process in a healthy way....


Old 04-29-2004, 05:57 AM   #5
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Re: Diet going good. . . but?


I think you are doing very well as you are. You are dropping a pound every two days which is pretty much considered the safe limit.

Do not be surprised if your rate of loss drops off somewhat (it's just physics) but 1 or 2 pounds a week is still excellent progress.

Your only risk at 1000 calories/day is the rebound effect if you go back to your old diet...the rate of gain will make your head spin.
You've found your perfect weight loss method....why bother fiddling with a bunch of unproven drugs.
"Supplement" usually refers to something the body needs but is in short supply of...I doubt anyone ever had a Zantrex-3 deficiency.

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