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Why I won't use diet pills, or drinks

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I'm not putting down diets pills or drinks or shakes or juices, but I wanted to do a quick blog on why I won't do it. I used to take Hydroxy Cut when I was younger and I enjoyed some of the energy it gave me. I worked full time then and I felt like I needed the extra boost and the appitite suppressant. Now that I stay home all day I feel like I should have the energy. I'm not on my feet for 8 hours a day and trying to find time to clean up the house and workout. My problem with using a pill or a "fad diet" is simply that I don't want to use it as my crutch. I feel that if I can't do this the healthy way, for the long term, for the rest of my life, then I don't even want to start it. What happens when the Hydroxy Cut helps, but I don't feel like spending the extra 20 bucks a month and then my body starts to depend on it and I just quit? Then I'm back to square one. I'd rather do it right and natural the first time. I just want to depend on my own ability to eat right and to excersize like I should and my own motivation. Maybe the diet pills could help with that extra boost, but I feel like this time around, its been my own determination that has given me the boost. Now I'm running off of persistance, the natural "high" that excersize gives me and feeling great from eating less crap. I really think that this time I'm more serious. Its not just about the losing weight and getting in smaller clothes and looking good. Trust me, I'd love all of those things, but this time its about a life change. This time its about me feeling better in my own skin, in my own body and trying to make my body the best place to live in for the rest of my life. emoticon
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    I feel the same about wanting to do this the natural way. Last year, my doctor even offered to write me a prescription for phentermine, and I refused. My next appointment with him, he looked at how I'd done on my own and told me "good job, keep it up." That said, I AM on metformin, for insulin resistance caused by having PCOS. The only way I seem to be able to lose weight is to either be on metformin or BCP, and I do best on both. If I'm not on either, I gain weight rapidly. With my insurance though, my metformin only runs about $10 for a 3-month supply.
    1949 days ago
    1949 days ago
    Thankyou for the information :) Like I said, I'm not putting it down, but I definitely think that if I can do it naturally and it works, then that is how I'd rather do it. Some people do have different medical problems that I do not have, so I do understand that. Also, we're a lower income family and also cannot afford to buy pills or medication. Keeping the weight off and being healthy is the most important thing, and I personally choose to do it naturally emoticon
    1949 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Glad u have the persistance, but many people don't, so taking Phentermine from a doctor can be a HUGE help for the first several months to get off a good bit of weight. I don't take it, but would if I could afford the lab work that the doctor requires.

    I'm reading Richard Bernstein MD's "THE DIABETES DIET" and he says that ALL obese people are Insulin Resistant and that we'd benefit taking Metformin to make our cells more receptive to Insulin. That will improve with weight loss. I recommend his book and he has lectures on YouTube. He tells how to KEEP the weight off and that is what matters to me. He has Type 1 Diabetes and he's had it since he was 12. He is 78 now.
    1949 days ago
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