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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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Is taking Synthroid with the ACE diet pill ok?

Is taking Synthroid with the ACE diet pill ok?

Talk to your doctor: The ace diet pills contain caffeine, and other drugs which give you a kick, like caffeine. Think of it like one of those "5 hr energy" drinks. Synthroid boosts your metabolism, and at high doses it does the same, but hopefully your synthroid dose is properly adjusted so that your thyroid is in balance. Do these ace pills put you at risk? Maybe. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid?

Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid?

It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more

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Will diet pills affect my Synthroid medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But i take Synthroid for thyroid.

Will diet pills affect my Synthroid medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But i take Synthroid for thyroid.

No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one more product designed to take money from the overweight. ...Read more

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I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid. Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid. Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

No problem: Most thyroid cancers do well after surgery if nodes were neg. and age at surgery under 40. If all is well after surgery which removes a major part if not all of the thyroid, there is a tendency to have low levels of thyroxin requiring oral supplements and patients tend to put on wt. Taking diet pills may even be helpful if there was a significant wt. increase post surgery. ...Read more

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Should I use diet pills?

Should I use diet pills?

Don't recommend: Eat healthfully & be physically active. 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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Any tips to lose a little weight without diet pills or anything?

Any tips to lose a little weight without diet pills or anything?

Tips: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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I've done diet pills, good food, no food and i work out 4-6 days a week. Why can't i lose? Is there anything else i could do

I've done diet pills, good food, no food and i work out 4-6 days a week. Why can't i lose? Is there anything else i could do

COMMIT: Commit to long-term lifestyle change. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Get help from nutritionist and coach. Do not rely on diet pills. You don't say how overweight you are, but losing 1-2 pounds a week is usually sustainable and healthy. Do not starve yourself ("no food") because that will in the long run harm your body. Groups like weight watchers, oa, and tops can help with accountability. ...Read more

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What can be done to shed pounds fast without diet pills?

What can be done to shed pounds fast without diet pills?

Healthy lifestyle: 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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