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Overview On Gnc Appetite Control
None are effective: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease her appetite, so she will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in america. ...Read more
Appetite Suppressant: For many patients who struggle with weight loss and excessive eating, appetite suppressants are prescribed. These medications do not cause weight loss instead, they are prescribed to help you in reducing your caloric intake by reducing your hunger. If you have tendencies to overeat, this could be a great option to limit your hunger. ...Read more
Aerobic fitness: By far the most effective means will be to spend as much time as possible engaging in an aerobic fitness activity that you enjoy. I think that every physician here will agree that health and weight control don't come out of a pill bottle. If you can find a few fitness friends who'll support you in losing weight, so much the better. ...Read more
Try My Suggestions::
1. Scheduling regular exercise regimen (at least 3-5x/wk for 30+min/day), preferably with a trainer and/or exercise buddy, because regular exercise is an excellent way to relieve stress and control appetite.
2. Get adequate amount of sleep.
3. Plan weekly menu/shopping list to limit junk food at home.
4. Surround self with positive support.
5. Read the book "am I hungry" by dr. Michelle may. ...Read more
I'm having a hard time controlling my cravings and having a appetite to each other things. Is it bad to eat spaghetti everyday?
Yes, carb addiction: Spaghetti tends to have gluten in it, unless you get the gluten free one ; eating it daily puts you at risk for food allergies, if they are present. It's leading to carb addiction. Means you need to balance it with good fats (monosaturates), and sugars, since you probably like breads too. Work with a clinical nutritionist to balance your diet, and your cravings will shift; you'll have more energy. ...Read more
Have hashimotos, have gained weight, but because appetite is out of control. Always looking for something to eat to make me feel better. What is up?
I see you're on: Topamax-can stimulate appetite & cause wt gain. Otherwise, get more exercise, outdoors preferably. Be patient-will need to work up to 45-90 mins aerobic exercise 4-5 d/wk to see wt loss & appetite regulation. Consider wt training &/or cross training too. Treat any depression (some meds can cause wt gain, but some do not). Increase fiber intake, esp of veggies & beans. Avoid processed food. ...Read more
How to lose weight without much exercise & to control appetite without a drug, as drugs hv side effects?
Lo Cal Food/Drinks: The easiest way to lose weight quickly without exercise is to identify why you gained the weight. Here is a list of the top 6 causes of weight gain, in order of the most important first. If you are dirnking sugary drinks (soda, juice, gatorade) find 0 sugar drinks, if you are eating bk, chose ham sandwich, if you are skipping breakfast have a thin bagel w cheese, simple -2 changes only are needed! ...Read more
I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?
Control: Eat more fruits and veggies. Avoid red meats, all fast food and only eat complex carbs. With all of this portion control needs to be instituted as well. ...Read more
I lost 10 lbs and the more I lose the harder it gets cuz my appetite is growing n its hard to control! I can never feel full anymore. Any ideas why?
Perhaps you: Have cut your caloric intake too drastically? ...Read more
Why do I get hungry within an hour of breakfast? I usually eat greek yogurt and this hasn't changed but recently my appetite has been out of control!
I took two contrave appetite control pills thirty minutes ago and totally forgot I took them and just took two more!!! What should I do? Will I be ok?
Will be OK. This is not considered a toxic dose of the medication.
Consider getting a weekly pill container to help organize and track what pills have been taken.
During the time of first taking diabetics control medicine its became up down but problem seen appetite and unable to eat any food and please advis prob?
Don't understand: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. Either try to rephrase it or consult your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.
Hyperthyroid: After 4 weeks, you should be starting to feel better, although the full effects of antithyroid meds may take longer. Is 'big appetite' your only symptom? You don't say what meds and what dose. You may need to be on a higher dose, or need an adjustment. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can you take phenteremine to control appetite while on Crohn's? On before to help avoid over eating and it helped with my healthy diet.
Yes, if: A major study published this year recommends addition of a weight-loss drug including phentermine to weight-loss regimens for people who are not able to maintain weight loss with healthy eating and exercise alone, if your BMI is = or >27 with a co-morbid condition, or = or >30 without. ...Read more
Is it ok to start taking 5 htp 100mg for the first time. I wasn't able to find the 50 mg. I'm taking for appetite control! Can I take with prilosec?
Yes: 5-htp will help increase your serotonin which I guess is what you're after to help. 100mg is ok, can slowly increase. I'd suggest adding relora 2 x daily as well as green coffee bean extract but that must be taken at least 30 min prior to each meal to be effective. I'd try to get off the omeprazol - bad stuff long term as far as nutrient absorption. Get a digestive enzyme and probiotic instead! ...Read more
I am 37 yrs/119 kgs/160 cms from india. Pl advice medications to reduce appetite. I have no self control. Extra weight is killing me. I have tried all?
See a Wt. Loss Dr.: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
See below: Not sure which is which but true hunger emanates from the hypothalamus after it assesses our metabolic needs and the presence of food in the gut. It sends a signal to the dosal and ventral striate cortices via increased orexin and decreased cart/pomc activity to generate conscious hunger signals. False hunger occurs when these signals occur in error. (see my website for detailed info). ...Read more
No: Victoza (liraglutide) is a very effective medication for the treatment of diabetes. It also has strong appetite suppressing effects and is currently being reviewed by the FDA for approval as a weight loss medication. Garcinia is an herbal supplement that has very little evidence to support its effectiveness as a weight loss agent. ...Read more
What's a good OTC appetite suppressant? Want a little short term help. My self-control is weak right now!
Not a good idea.
1: Go online to NuVal and find the relative values of 100 items - 100 being best, 0 being worst.
2: A consult with a Psychologist may be very helpful.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
How to control appetite in morning hours. What to eat that makes feel fuller longer without increase in calories intake?
I drink hyperthyroid meds regularly. Is it normal if I still have a big appetite? Should I control it or just go with it? *Any suggest to control it?
There is no reason to drink hyperthyroid meds.
You only need hyperthyroid treatment if your thyroid level is elevated. Otherwise DO NOT DRINK HYPERTHYROID MEDS! ...Read more
Individual response: Birth control pills can increase appetite. Women's bodies are different and some women will have fewer side effects on one type of BCP compared with others. Finding the BCP with the least side effects for a particular woman may require some trial and effort. It is important to establish good communication with the doctor prescribing BCPs, so that you are comfortable discussing any side effects. ...Read more