Contrary to popular belief there is NO such thing as an over the counter medication that will do the least bit of scientifically proven good regarding weight loss. That being said, I was more than glad when you said that your doctor prescribed your medication and knew you were on it. Some of the OTC "weight loss cures" can do a lot of damage to your body when most of them don't do anything. It's a lot of placebo effect.
Some OTC medications like Allied, which as recently become popular, is actually dangerous for you as it stops your body from absorbing fat soluble nutrients and can (in some cases) cause anal leakage. I'm sorry I am going off on this stuff. My major educates me heavily in these things and I get rather passionate about them!
Anyway, weight loss is frustrating and incredibly slow. I'm like you. I've lost 50 pounds and now I'm on one massive plateau. It is very important to remember, when loosing lots of weight, that slower is MUCH safer. Sometimes it might not seem like you are getting any results, but exercising, staying active and eating properly are doing a lot for your body, even if the scale doesn't show it. Sometimes, if I don't loose anything I get really frustrated! I just have to remind myself that not ALL benefits are going to be present immediately. Some things take time, and hey, at least you are doing it!
Some food tips that help:
- Switch to whole grains and eat lots of fiber. Both of those things pack you with a sense of being full on less food.
- Take a break half way through your meal, go to the bathroom or something. Decide if you are REALLY still hungry or not.
- Drink lots of water.
- Snack on yogurt or fresh fruits and veggies. I know that's not as fun as other foods, but they will make you feel more satisfied faster than chowing on some chips. Plus, yogurt is great for your digestive tract.
Really, I'm writing a novel. Sorry!!! I will stop now!
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun
| Pounds lost: 8.0