Whether you take phentermine or not, you need to establish weight loss goals. No matter what weight loss system you use, you need a game plan to accomplish your goals.
Make sure you don’t set your goals to high or too low. Be realistic about how much weight you need to lose and in what increments work best for you.
You might want to do some research on the internet to find out what is an appropriate weight range for your gender, height and age group.
This can help you get started. If you are uncertain, talk with your health care provider and see what he or she has to say. While you’re at it, see if they can suggest a reasonable, healthy diet that will assist in your weight loss. Although you don’t need to exercise with Phentermine, it is a good idea if you do because it can double your weight loss. It is possible to lose 8 to 10 pounds a month if you take the 37.5 mg dose of Phentermine and have a restricted caloric intake (1,000 to 1,500 calories per day) along with light exercise like walking. Make sure you walk 3 times a week at least 30 minutes each time and if you can try to walk for an hour. Say you lose 10 pounds the first month and your goal is to lose 30 pounds in total. Well, you’re looking at around 3 months time to achieve your weight goal. Not Bad, Simply Not Bad!
Using this as a weight loss goal, you’ll need to establish your own, set up a daily diary. Each day should list when you took your Phentermine and how much, the meals you will have for the day along with your weight. Plan for a week in advance. Having this information written down is very important. It helps you to stay on track and can tell you were you went wrong so you can make adjustments immediately. Just do it! If you’re not losing as much weight as you want, change you diet by looking at amounts and calories. Make adjustments there and if need be, increase your walking distance or how fast you walk. I mean you can go all the way up to a power walk. Start out with you basic plan and alter it when you need to but keep going. Three months is a relatively short time to lose 30 pounds.
Once you achieve your goal, you’ll need to think about maintaining your weight. Losing is one thing and maintaining is another but that’s for another time when you get there. Small steps, one step at a time. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture but concentrate on what you do daily and you will get there. If you have a spouse and children, make sure that they fully support you in your endeavor. See if they will share in your diet and exercise routine.
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