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Why Does Exctesy Suppress Your 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
Food or Meds: Certain foods are natures appetite suppressant. Lean protein is know to suppress appetite more effectively than refined carbs and sugar. Of course, there are fda approved appetite suppressants that work well when used appropriately. Some over-the -counter herbal combinations are claimed to do this, but be careful if you try any of these, and ask your doctor first! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Diet Medication: There is no medication that really works leading to sustained real weight loss. Please do not be gullible and please do not delay the only true way to lose weight which is to limit calories, change to a diet where the majority of calories are proteins and then to participate in regular moderate exercise. To lose weight one must change their life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coffee is supposed to help suppress the appetite, right? However, sometimes it seems to have the opposite effect on me. 29 yr. Old male. Explanations?
No: If anything, regular exercise will increase your appetite because of the amount of calories your body needs to support your exercise. Exercise will increase your body's basal metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) for up to 16 hours after exercise. A balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended for all. ...Read more
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