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Ok so Diet pills don't work forever but what about...

Healthy trim?? anyone tried that? it supposed to be "natural" money back guarantee -
I have been eating better and trying to be more active but somehow have gained 6 lbs in the past month :( I'm frustrated..

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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Answers (6)
  • Go by how your clothes are fitting, not the numbers on the scale. Have you tried keeping a food diary to see what you're really eating? Check out sparkpeople.com, and try out their free food diary (the whole site is free). It might help give you a dose of reality. Also, eating small, frequent meals can really help up your metabolism.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:05 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Probably muscle weight? Honestly, speaking from experience diet and exercise do it. Many people claim that doesnt work for them, but you have to be consistent have discipline and stick to it, it does work. I tried diet pills, and that doesn't do it by itself either. Good luck.
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:57 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Yeah it's all about gimmicks with these pills. You say you are eating better....how many calories? Have you calculated your BMR (not BMI)? Are you burning enough with exercise? You could not be eating enough or eating too much without realizing it. This site has the easiest BMR Calculator: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

    The BMR is what your body burns in a day laying in bed doing nothing all day. You take that and then calculate how many calories you need to maintain your current weight (this calculator will show you how to do that) and then you subtract 500 calories to show what YOU need for weight loss.

    It takes burning 3500 more calories than you eat to lose a pound. So, if you wanted to lose 1 pound a week you'd have to burn 500 calories more than you ate each day! If you calculate that you need to eat 1800 calories then you need to burn 2300 a day, the BMR already tells you what you burn....CONT
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:08 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • CONT....doing nothing so subtract that from your daily calorie burn needs to see what your daily activity needs to burn.

    Also as far as foods keep in mind if you are eating processed foods, diet drinks and foods those can actually make you crave more sugary foods and cause you to eat more without thinking. Try joining a free site like SparkPeople or MyFitnessPal and keeping a food log for awhile to see whats truly going in and out.
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:10 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Just another gimmick. Really.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 10:55 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Just another gimmick for 'quick weight loss" but not going to keep it off long term probably.
    Like others have already said, changing diet habits and exercise DO work! Gotta stick with it and make a healthy habit of it though. It's not an overnight wonder either but,, it works forever if you make it your lifestyle.
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 11:30 AM on Jun. 16, 2011