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Doctor insights on: How To Avoid Weight Gain After Taking Diet Pills

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How can I go about asking my female dr for diet pills? I'm struggling with fast weight gain. Size 16 to 20 and its affecting my daily life.

How can I go about asking my female dr for diet pills? I'm struggling with fast weight gain. Size 16 to 20 and its affecting my daily life.

Diet pills: There are many effective approaches to weight loss that do not include diet pills as a strategy. Those approaches should be exhausted prior to diet pills. Talk to your physician . Sorry but there is no better plan than the hard work that comes with proper nutrition & exercise plus it puts you in control....Good luck! ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Is it posible to avoid weight gain just through a very healthy diet?

Is it posible to avoid weight gain just through a very healthy diet?

Yes: Although most recommend both a very healthy diet as well as exercise to avoid weight gain more recent research is showing that diet is more important than exercise in maintaining body weight. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

Diet,exercise: You can lose on your own without med.You need to have a regullar exrcise program, get active , a good diet program with low carb, high protein diet, low fat diet. ...Read more

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Can diet pills make you gain weight after you stop taking them?

Can diet pills make you gain weight after you stop taking them?

Appetite returns: Diet pills usually work by suppressing appetite. After stopping them, your appetite returns and you start eating like you use to in the first place. You typically regain all the weight lost and then some if you don't change what you eat. Avoid white sugar, flour, rice, and pasta to keep weight off. Add beans and vegetables as much as you want. Also eat fruits, nuts, and wild salmon 3 times a week. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my diet pills. How can I stop without gaining the weight back? Not at goal weight, but I do exercise at a gym and keep food diary

Discuss this with Dr: Tell your doctor you'd like to stop and follow the recommended plan for doing so. Ask for or find a good nutrition plan for your particular needs and continue the exercise. It might require patience, but you can do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hydroxycut really work ? I've tried a few diet pills they have worked but when I stoped using them I started gaining weight again?

Does hydroxycut really work ? I've tried a few diet pills they have worked but when I stoped using them I started gaining weight again?

Not much, if at all: There have been no accepted scientific trials demonstrating the effectiveness of hydroxycut. The company reports weight loss results, but there are scientific flaws in testing methods. The product contains caffeine, which may be the most active ingredient. The company has eliminated ingredients that were suspected to be harmful. Bottom line: save your money & focus on low carbs/more exercise:) ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you eat a very healthy diet and watch your calories, can weight gain be avoided?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you eat a very healthy diet and watch your calories, can weight gain be avoided?

Yes it can.: The real issues is that if you consume more calories than then you burn - you will gain weight. If you add in physical activity that helps even more to avoid weight gains. ...Read more

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Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

Possible gallstones (waiting scan).  What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication?  Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

Low fat diet: GB stones won't cause weight gain or mood swings. They do cause pain.
Some Chinese teas can soften stones. If the stones are very big, you can try stone purge.

Search on Google for more. Here is one:
http://happyhomemaker88.com/tag/dr-lai-chiu-nans-gallstone-natural-remedy/ ...Read more

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Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater .. I'm 40 this year .. I have try diet pills but can't work on me..will evening primrose oil help me ?

Weight gain: Simplistically, weight gain occurs when calories in exceed calories out. There's a tendency to continue eating habits developed in our youth even as out physical activity decreases due to work & family constraints. There is no evidence that evening primrose oil will help lose weight. Consider DASH, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet plus regular physical activity - avoid screen time incl TV/computer ...Read more

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Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it i want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it i want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid( hypothyroid) with overactive thyroid. If you thyroid is overactive the TSH would be less than 0.5 may be 0.1, check it out
the Depo-Provera shot retains water but does not make you gain more than a 2 lbs.
Diet pills are certainly not the answer. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft (sertraline) and welbutrin with diet pills? Such as xenadrine or hydroxycut? I need to lose 50 lbs. Zoloft (sertraline) has made me gain a lot of weight. But i need it for OCD and depression.

Can i take Zoloft (sertraline) and welbutrin with diet pills?
Such as xenadrine or hydroxycut? I need to lose 50 lbs. Zoloft (sertraline) has made me gain a lot of weight. But i need it for OCD and depression.

Other diet options: Exercise and a healthy weight loss diet. In my practice i generally prescribe Diethylpropion er 75 mg around 2pm. I prescribe it because of the success i've had with it in patients on psychotropics. Other options include low dose topamax, (topiramate) but make sure you are aware of all the side effects. Green coffee bean extract can help as can ashwaghanda or garcinia cambogia. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot i'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...Read more

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Will taking diet pills to loose weight affect my chance of conception?

Depends: In general the best way and the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is through exercise and healthy eating. Diet pills generally do not provide longlasting weight loss. If you are overweight, then losing weight will improve your chances of conception if done through healthy, sustainable means. ...Read more

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I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

Is your BMI high?: Losing weight to become skinny is not a healthy reason. Have you talked to your doctor or parents about this? If you would be healthier at a lower weight than the following applies. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages > ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried everything to lose weight, i'm thinking about taking diet pills while i start working out?

What to do if I have tried everything to lose weight, i'm thinking about taking diet pills while i start working out?

Don't recommend diet: pills.Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Yes you can: Long term weight loss is seldom achieved with diet pills or "shots." it requires primarily behavior modification, including improved nutrition, caloric restriction, regular adequate exercise, behavioral therapy and elimination of other physiological barriers/obstacles that include hormonal imbalance and gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. ...Read more

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Besides diet, what are some of the reasons that would cause continuous weight gain?

Besides diet, what are some of the reasons that would cause continuous weight gain?

Multiple reasons: There could be internal abnormalities such as low thyroid function, low hormones (such as testosterone and dhea), there are some diseases such as cushing's disease and some other less common endocrine (gland and hormone related ) diseases that can cause unintended weight gain but high carb, processed sugar unhealthy diet and low thyroid function are probably the most common. ...Read more

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Could someone take natrol acaiberry diet pills in order to lose a little bit of weight?

Probably : Due to their antioxidant properties acai berries are great for overall health. The best way to lose along with diet is exercise on a repetitive basis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight without diet pills?

Absolutely: Daily exercise, portion control, increasing protein in your diet and limiting fats and sugars are just some of the ways to lose weight. See a nutritionist for great advice for a balanced diet that is right for you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a good diet for weight gain?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a good diet for weight gain?

Can d/w nutritionist: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, > ...Read more

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Does diet soda cause weight gain? How?

Mostly NO: I see many people who take in over 500 calories a day in just soda. NOT taking that much in helps.
On the other hand, The New York Times science analysis reviewed diet soda components in the medical literature and found that the expectation of calories when you drink makes you hungry if you don't get any sugar. You'd still have to eat to gain weight though ...Read more

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Does diet soda really cause weight gain?

Yes, possibly.: Some give one a sense of increased appetite. More so if they have some sugar, or fructose and/or sucrose in them ...Read more

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Can diet soda directly cause weight gain?

Can diet soda directly cause weight gain?

Usually not: Diet soda contains other forms of sugar which can impact Insulin metabolisum making weight loss more difficult. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a healthy diet for weight gain?

How to know if I have a healthy diet for weight gain?

Don't gain fat.: The key is increasing your intake of lean calories, not just fat-laden foods. Regular exercise will also help your body deposit the calories more meaningfully and will prevent you from just gaining fat. Look for lean proteins like fish, chicken and turkey, as well as sources of complex carbohydrates and fiber. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more