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Doctor insights on: Homemade Drinks That Suppress Appetite

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What are some low calorie foods that I can use as appetite suppressants?

What are some low calorie foods that I can use as appetite suppressants?

High fiber foods: High fiber foods can make you feel full for longer; these include fruits like apples and oranges (not the juice), and whole grains. Also soups are good. If you drink a glass of water before your meal, you will likely eat less. ...Read more

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What herbs suppress the appetite?

What herbs suppress the appetite?

Bee pollen...: There are a few herbs that accomplish this. Bee pollen, fennel, chickweed and something called garcinia cambogia have been reported to decrease one's appetite; and may even boost your metabolism. As with any 'herbal' remedy i counsel all my patients to talk to their doctors about it; as there may be unexpected interactions with other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read more

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Can drinking energy drinks affect allergy medications?

Energy drinks: They do not affect allergy medications but if you take an allergy medication with a decongestants, such as sudafed, it will add to the cardiac side effects of energy drinks, it can cause palpitations and tremors. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more

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Can molasses act as an appetite suppressant?

Can molasses act as an appetite suppressant?

No: I can't find anything linking molasses to being a natural appetite suppressant. Here's a link to the top 10 natural appetite suppresants: http://failedpilot.Com/589/natural-appetite-suppressant/. ...Read more

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What prescription drugs give energy and surpress appetite?

What prescription drugs give energy and surpress appetite?

None that are health: None that are healthy. There are diet pills on the market but they all have substantial health risks. Best to eat a healthy diet with moderation of portions, exercise and get 7-9 hours sleep a night. ...Read more

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Can bananas boost your appetite?

Banana: Banana can boost your potassium level, and may even lower your blood pressure. But I don't think it will boost your appetite. It is something good to eat if you have poor appetite. ...Read more

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Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read more

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Will green tea help with appetite suppression?

Will green tea help with appetite suppression?

No-but helps weight!: Green tea has a wide range of health benefits. It is widely promoted as an appetite suppressant but research has not confirmed this. However, it does promote weight loss via other mechanisms like boosting metabolism & burning fats. It may reduce cravings for sweets. See www.Healthylifestyletrainer.Com/green-tea-and-weight-loss-true-or-false/ & www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm. ...Read more

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Does the caffeine in energy drinks effect your memory?

Does the caffeine in energy drinks effect your memory?

Excessive stimulants: Are like speed. Your mind can race, thus making it difficult for you to focus and remember things. Hope this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Lots of stuff: Many ingredients in energy drinks can cause diarrhea; different people have different sensitivities, so it’s hard to say which one actually causes it in any individual. According to sports physicians i've talked to, the best energy drink is water. One team doctor told me that those big energy drink barrels you see on the sidelines at games are usually full of water, not the advertised product. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?

Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?

Caffeine: Yes. Of course. You do not need a physician to tell you that drinking something that causes dehydration is the opposite of drinking water for health. ...Read more

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Can drinking a amp energy boost drink cause a elevated fever?

Can drinking a amp energy boost drink cause a elevated fever?

No: An energy drink will not cause a fever, although increases in activity and exercise can raise your body temperature from the extra heat production if you don't have good cooling. ...Read more

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What is a good appetite suppressing drink?

What is a good appetite suppressing drink?

Water, Not alcohol!: Unless you are in an environment or daily perform activities that predispose to dehydration, when a doctor asks you to liberalize fluids he/she means for you to drink lots of water and non-sugary or non-salty drinks. That excludes: sodas, caffeinated products, alcohol, highly sweetened products, and even "sports" drinks. Healthy foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats & moderation. ...Read more