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are you or anyone you know taking the diet pill phentermine if so have you been successful and how long did it take you to lose weight? The doctor gave me some yesterday and I started taking it this morning and havent wanted to eat all day.

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Asked by heavenlypeace at 8:47 PM on May. 12, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • My mom has been taking it and has lost 80 lbs. She has stopped taking it twice and gained back about 15lbs each time. It makes her stay in a constant state of movement so she doesn't stop moving all day. She has been taking it for about a year off and on. Her doctor has said that he will not give it to her any longer because it can cause an addiction to it.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 8:51 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • When you go on a diet, or use a diet aid, you are just putting yourself on the gain/loss rollercoaster; frustrating for you, and really hard on your body. In order to maintain a healthy weight, you need to have a healthy lifestyle; this has the added bonus of setting a great example for your kids.
    First, drink your water! at least 8 8oz glasses a day. Next, eat your fruits and veggies! 7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors. Now, eat your whole grains (loaded with fiber, protein, and lots of energy-giving nutrients), 7 servings a day. Cut way back on (or eliminate) meat and dairy. Add beans, lentils, and tofu to your diet. Feel free to ask me any questions. You can also go to your local library and take out any book by Dr. McDougall; there is also a free meal plan with recipes on his website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:54 AM on May. 13, 2009

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