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No.: Over the counter pills often contain harmful ingredients and are not regulated as prescription drugs are regulated. Anything that cuts your appetite likely works on your autonomic nervous system, and that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, vascular tone, etc. Don't take chances with your health. Adopt a healthy lifestyle and don't look for a quick fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and i'm considering thinogenics but i'm a little scared of side effects.
Don't get: Your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do you really think thinogenics would help you lose weight. Recently one of their products was found to contain sibutramine, a prescription weight loss drug that was taken off the market. Keep up your diet and exercise. You'll need to do it life long, check w/a good registered dietitian for assistance. ...Read more
See below: Looking at their website. They don't tell you what's in it... So how do you know what the outcome will be? In my years of experience in doing bariatric medicine. I'm not seen any over-the-counter or internet medicines that are described as miracle workers really work. The key to losing weight is eating correctly. See weighstation.Net for further information. ...Read more
Starting: I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching tv-very typical. You change your location in the pm. Ideally, a fitness club. Other options get together with other weight-challenged friends and bring the kids --do an evening activity. "change your eating routine and location." a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommend: exercise and healthy food selections. I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more
Good diet,low carb: Life can be crazy with a newborn. It is hard so keep it simple! if you are breastfeeding, keep at least 2000 calories per day. No simple carbs: white bread, sugar treats, white rice, tortillas. Eat whole grain, 5 servings per day, healthy fats, 3 servings per day: eggs, olive oil, nuts, healthy protein. Exercise: squats, lunges, interval training- spurts of activity. Good for brain/mood too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer