I haven't been able to keep track of my calorie intake so I decided a few days ago to switch to only mealshakes and nothing else. I already exercise a lot, to lose weight I figure I just need to get my calorie intake under control. I figured I would eat about 1500 calories worth of mealshakes a day. They have a long list of nutrients listed at 20-25% so I figure 4 or 5, at 250 calories each, of those a day and I'm set.
In practice I generally only drink 2 or 3 a day and lots of water with no interest in any more then that. And I'm worried I might suffer side effects. I've got about eighty pounds I need to lose I guess. I don't know, I plan to slowly go off the diet when I look right, adjusting to a healthy eating style. Though I may just stay with it the rest of my life if the latter proves too hard.View Thread
After 16yrs. with MS, and lots of steroids, I have to get rid of this weight. I have not had salt for over a year, but did replace it with sugar and creamer in my coffee. I have already cut down on the sugar and creamer and have lost 16 lbs. I am seeing my doctor and will meet with her every week. I need a good low carb diet with high protein for my muscles. I will be back in Physical Therapy in 2 weeks. For the past 8 months I have not been able to go out and walk due to the heat and Cellulitis. I am on 2 diuretics right now. I Need help!View Thread
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Getting extremely frustrating w/killing myself w/exercise and religiously sticking to a 1200 calorie diet and the scales are fluctuating all over the place. One day I have 3 off the next I've gained 3 1/2. Been working out w/a personal trainer twice a week and in the last week put 46 miles on my bike last week and nothing - I actually gained. Does anyone have any help for why this is happening? My doctor didn't really have an answer.View Thread
Hello. My wife is 5 feet and her weight is 54 KG. Last one week she has followed the GM Diet Plan and completed the one week course. But still she is in the same weight. Would you please suggest any other diet plan for her which will work out?View Thread
I just started Belviq three days ago. My starting weight is 203 and I'm 5' 3". After taking my first dose, I had zero appetite which is very unusual for me. I didn't feel like eating anything at all, not even my favorite foods. I literally had to force myself to eat a few bites of food for the next 2 1/2 days. I ate an ounce of steak, a few bites of rice and corn, watermelon, cantelope, pretzels, a cup of oatmeal and a half of a bagel with sausage with cheese. I also drank a lot of green tea. That was my entire food list for the two days. I had no hunger pangs or desire to eat. I'm sensitive to new medications so I attributed the loss of appetite to this.
Today is day three and I just took my morning dose and I'm hungry. I feel like my old self again, hungry, food looks good, sounds good and a good old fashioned binge sound like a great time. However, I only have the 15 days on Belviq due to the free trial and I'm trying to use these days as a "kick off" to a healthier lifestyle of eating; not a fad crash diet. I don't have insurance that will pay for any of my prescription even though my doctor is more than willing to write it for me. My BMI is 36. (despite knowing that the initial weight loss isn't a "real" fat loss, I still weighed myself this morning and I was down 3.5 pounds)
I have felt no adverse symptoms that I see reported by others. No headache, nausea, dizziness, constipation, ect. I have seen that for others, their appetite diminishes around day four and continues to decrease as the weeks progress. I'm hoping that will be the case with me. I'm wishing I didn't feel hungry again.
I'm debating whether or not to refill my prescription when I finish my free trial and after reading up on the medication. Studies show that the weight loss is "minimal" at best so I will wait until the last minute to decide. Funny, as I'm writing this, a Belviq commercial came on. I wonder if this is a sign.
I have also read of other people combining the start of Belviq with a three to seven day juice cleanse. Had I known that I would have lost my appetite entirely for the first 2.5 days, I would have done it too. Today I'm feeling the effects of not consuming enough calories. I feel a little weak(ish) like you would when you skip a couple of meals in a row. Today I will be eating in moderation and be making wise food choices. Since I do only have the 15 days, I'm really working hard to use them to my advantage. I'm also starting yoga with a private instructor who is in the process of getting licensed. She needs to teach so many hours free so it works out for both of us.
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