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AMARISRON
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1/17/13 7:32 A

thanks for all the great advice! I think I might look int vit C and calcium but I will def talk to my doc!!!



HEALTHNUT37
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1/16/13 6:15 P

I think starting out with a multivitamin is a good thing. I do suggest taking vitamin c at those times when cold and flu hit really bad. I think it is helpful. Then again what works for me may not work for you.



HEALTHNUT37
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1/16/13 6:14 P

I think starting out with a multivitamin is a good thing. I do suggest taking vitamin c at those times when cold and flu hit really bad. I think it is helpful. Then again what works for me may not work for you.



ANARIE
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1/16/13 5:33 P

The way I see it, when I'm trying to lose or maintain weight, I eat SO much better than i used to; if I didn't need vitamins when I was eating 1200 calories of pure junk and 800 of healthy stuff, why would I need them when I'm eating 1200 calories of healthy stuff and little to no junk?

Ask your doctor whether you need one, but if you're going about weight loss in a reasonable, healthy way, you're almost certainly getting better nutrition when "dieting" than you used to when you were "not dieting."



MLANCE1
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1/16/13 5:25 P

Consumer Reports highest rating vitamin last time I looked was Women's One a Day multivitamin.



APRILLPHILLIPS
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1/16/13 2:27 P

I don't take any but should start. Any suggestion on a good one?



AMARISRON
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1/16/13 2:14 P

This is so helpful! I will talk to my doctor! I struggle with getting enough calcium, but I eat lots of fruits and veggies. I hear so much out supplements but never took one and I had no idea the effect of dieting on nutrients on how a vitamin would help/hurt.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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1/16/13 1:48 P

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=400


Coach Jen



AMARISRON
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1/16/13 1:46 P

Actually that is more what I had in mind. I worry I am not getting proper nutrients and my body may shut down or stop weight loss. Anyone heard of that. Just a general multi vitamin? Any brand anyone likes?



UNIDENT
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1/16/13 1:32 P

That is a misunderstanding on what vitamins do for the body.

No vitamins aid in weight loss.

However, while attempting to lose weight, your diet may be restricted and you may find it difficult to get enough vitamins. Taking a daily multivitamin can help with this.

Vitamin overdose is a real thing - so never take anything other than a daily multi without a diagnosed vitamin deficiency.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/16/13 1:21 P

Vitamins will not make you lose weight. They are a way to ensure that you get proper nutrition (especially if your diet is less than perfect) but they will not make you lose weight or help the process in particular.



AMARISRON
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1/16/13 11:10 A

Anyone take certian vitamins that they feel aid their weight loss? I don't take any now but I am wondering if I should add some into my routine?



 
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