I have shredded 12 pounds by combining phentermine and calorie counting. i bought panbesy from an IOP on here, a good calorie counter from a nearby shop, and a small note pad and a pen. i permit myself 1500 calories a day and i stay away from all sugar and fried foods because they are my trigger foods. Been doing this for 2 months now. i have also been taking a few other supplements but no other meds apart from the phentermine, i do feel that they make a difference.
BTW i’ve dieted all my life and have found calorie counting works the best for me. after a few days, the cravings go down. for the first week, all i did was count calories lol
Thanks @Administrator and @akl2,
I definitely could use a extra boost in motivation right now. whenever I’m down to 210 i do not take the full dose of those pills. i also look and feel better but it’s really hard to lose weight when you are within the lower end of my range. this last 5 pounds is killin me
Good job, Nola! You are certainly doing it the right way. I started shredding weight about three weeks ago myself and lost about six pounds so far. I don’t think I will ever weigh 170 again. I have not been at that weight in more than 5 years now. Having said that, I feel really motivated to be able to accomplish it this year especially considering my cholesterol levels are getting better every day.
weight loss really does come down to discipline. I used to hate to cook – to me it was just another thing that had to be done.
anyway, a few years ago, when I was living in ecuador and had access to loads of good fresh fruit and also a wide range of fresh seafood, I started taking pleasure in experimenting in the kitchen. I eat very little processed/packaged food, ditched fast food years ago (except for the occasional pizza here and there). My problem has always been “snacks” between main meals – mostly biscuits, pastries and chocolate. I definitely craved sugar until I found out that the first few weeks of a program you eat very little carbohydrate foods(really helps to quell the sugar cravings) then the kilos just seems to drop off by themselfes.
Good luck to all of you!
all i can say is stick to the program, one thing i tell myself every morning is “losing weight is easy”. i say that because it’s always hard, particularly in the beginning but keeping the house clear of any snacks always help. best of luck to all of you!