Phentermine And Weight Loss Goals

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!

Women Smiling - weight loss

​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.

What To Eat When Taking Phentermine

As an appetite suppressant, Phentermine can help you lose weight. Nevertheless, you should have a diet set up to go with this weight loss supplement.



Combing a sensible diet with this appetite suppressant will help you achieve your goals even faster. The menu is wide open so long as you take in healthy fats, lean protein and low sugar.

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is the most important meal for me. This is what gets me going for the day and sets my pace. You need to get the right nutrients not only to lose weight while you are on Phentermine but be able to maintain your weight when you stop taking it. Remember, breakfast gets you on your way and sets the pace for the rest of the day including metabolism. This will keep you from snacking between breakfast and lunch by stopping the cravings for food when you eat improperly.

Healthy breakfast

There’s a reason why they call breakfast “breakfast”. Your body has been without food for at least 8 hours and usually more unless you eat before you go to bed. So, you see breakfast is breaking the over night fast. Your body and brain are low in sugar and your system is pulling out stores of fats, sugars and protein. It’s now time to replenish the system and get it up to speed so you can do all those things you want to do. Just because you are on phentermine, doesn’t mean you should skip breakfast. Oh No! A healthy breakfast will actually help you to lose more weight.

Have 1 boiled egg per day and every now and then perhaps have two. Cook once and eat for two weeks. Not Bad! To go with, I have a high protein and high fiber whole wheat bread that I toast (1 slice). I put some real organic butter on that. In stead of toast, try some oatmeal. That’s always a good choice. And, to complete the meal, I have a Greek yogurt. Make sure you get the one that has only 7 grams of sugar not 32 grams (Ugh). If you like, you can add some fresh fruit to that. Just buy what is in season. Also, make some green tea.

Green tea helps you to lose some weight as well. If you’re into green smoothies and have the right blender, go for that.

Breakfast Foods to help you Lose Weight With Phentermine

  • Whole fruits
  • Low sugar and high protein yogurt, like Greek yogurt Oatmeal or equivalent cereal
  • Whole wheat bread that is high in protein and fiber but low in sugar
  • Cage-free eggs, they are higher in omega-3s, vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals and they are much lower in cholesterol.
  • Green tea or perhaps whatever tea you prefer ​

Make sure to eat breakfast, remember you are breaking your over-night fast and your body and brain need food to get going. Make sure you have a high-fiber, high-protein breakfast and your phentermine should serve you well.

​Make sure to eat breakfast, remember you are breaking your over-night fast and your body and brain need food to get going. Make sure you have a high-fiber, high-protein breakfast and your phentermine should serve you well.

Phentermine Daily Routine

​First off, you should know that you need to take Phentermine at the same time each day. You might want to make a food diary calendar that lists the foods you are eating and at what time.



Include the time you should take Phentermine and leave a box beside it so you can check it off every day. Keep your diary handy where you can see it at all times so you don’t forget to make entries in it throughout the day. Also, importantly, you need to take Phentermine on any empty stomach. You’ll have to figure out when that time occurs for you.

​Now, some people have problems with taking Phentermine on an empty stomach, so they opt to have breakfast first. Usually, they have a light breakfast such as cereal with milk and a decaf coffee. Then they wait 2 hours to take Phentermine. So, if you have a light breakfast at around 9 am, then you can take Phentermine around 10:30 to 11:00 am. This particularly works well for people who have a late dinner, say somewhere around 8 to 9 pm.

Healthy Salad

​It has been suggested that you don’t take Phentermine after 5 pm or so because of its natural stimulating ability, it will keep you awake at night.

​Your meals can vary on a daily basis, but you should take in few calories. Each meal should be around 300 to 400 calories. Make sure to take in lean protein sources, high quality fats and low sugar foods. For example, lean protein sources can come from fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovies. Not only are these lean protein sources but they are also high in healthy fats such as omega-3s. Salads are good to go with lean protein sources but keep them simple. Some Romaine lettuce is always nice with a couple of cherry tomatoes.

You can have some carbs but limit your choices to brown/wild rice and whole grain bread. Sweet potatoes are excellent if kept in small portions. Plan your meals out for a week at a time and write them in your food diary.

Perhaps a few green or black olives. Keep the dressing simple by using organic olive oil and balsamic vinegar. These are good for you as well.  Remember to make changes to the meals you’ve planned if you altered the content in any way. Taking Phentermine and sticking to your daily menus should help you to achieve your weight loss goals.

Phentermine And Eating Habits

Believe it or not there are over 2 billion people who are overweight and more than half a million people are actually obese. It is known that being overweight and particularly obese is linked to a number of health issues such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes type-2, cancer and shorter lifespan.



​It can be quite difficult to lose those extra pounds with diet and exercise alone. An appetite suppressant such Phentermine may be just what you need to get rid of those pounds you don’t want. Along with some exercise and low calorie diet, phentermine can make the difference and bring you to the road of success.

Vegetables Healthy Food

​Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that decreases your cravings for food which causes you to eat less. This lowers your caloric intake on a daily basis which helps you lose weight.

It’s important that you establish a healthy diet to go along with your Phentermine from the very beginning. You should take in somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 calories a day of healthy fats, high fiber foods and lean protein. You should plan your meals for the week and write them down in a food/exercise diary. You should have a line for Phentermine entry in terms of what time you took it and how much. Make sure you enter this everyday because you will forget a few days down the road what you did. As you eat each meal, cross it off of the menu. If you altered the meal in any way, write down what you changed. Oh, your daily diary should have a place where you can record your weight. If you don’t know how to set up a diary, go online and search for food dairy. You can print these out and they are free. You’ll have to modify your meals from time to time as you see you are on schedule with weight loss or you are not. You’re diary will tell you this and makes it easy to make changes.

Atkins Diet

​Now, for some individuals taking phentermine, their appetite is really suppressed and they find it difficult to eat much at all. For these individuals, they might need to cut back on their Phentermine dosage.

You see, it is extremely important that you eat regularly when taking Phentermine. Why? If you go without food for a day or more, you’re body/brain thinks it is in starvation. This is a survival mechanism handed down through evolution. Your system will try to hold on to all of its energy stores and essentially your metabolism comes to a crawl trying to maintain existence. At this point, you will be fatigued, confused and won’t be losing weight. On the average, you need to take in round 1,200 calories each day (a little more or less depending on your metabolism). This is very important.

​So, for Phentermine to work, you need to take in food everyday. The amount at first will be trial and error because everyone is different. Some of you will be good with 1,000 calories per day and others may need 1,600 calories. Start with 1,200 calories and see how that goes.

Phentermine And Atkins Diet

​There are so many diets out there. Some new and some very old. But without a doubt a relatively new diet, Atkins Diet, has become very popular, not only among athletes but the average person as well.



Atkins Diet is a known fast weight loss program that gets results. It is a low carbohydrate, high protein diet. Some complex carbs are allowed here but sugar isn’t. The basic diet cuts your sugar down to no more than 13 grams a day. What this does is puts you into ketosis. Since you take in very little sugar, you body burns what sugar it has available. When it runs out of that, it burns fat. Great, and it does (I’ve done it).

Atkins Logo

Using fat as an energy source generates ketones which get filtered out in the kidney and pass out by way of urine. You can measure this process with ketone strips. You can buy those at the pharmacy.

When urinating, you place the ketone strip in the urine flow and if you are producing ketones, it will turn color (not unlike Litmus paper and pH). That tells you that your diet is working. If you follow this diet correctly (stay under 13 grams of sugar per day), you can lose 7 pounds in one week. By the second week, you will have lost in total, 14 to 15 pounds. For real! Now imagine coupling Atkins Diet with Phentermine. Seriously! Well, that’s what a number of Atkins Dieters wanted to do. Keep in mind, you can eat all you want on Atkins diet so long as it doesn’t have sugar in it. This sounds great, but like any diet there are set backs. ​​There are few foods that don’t contain sugar and some contain a lot so the diet can get boring with a limited food repertoire. Consuming a lot of meat can be hard on the kidneys but after a while your taste for meat may wane simply because you’ve had too much and you begin craving foods that are high in sugar/carbohydrates. So, what to do?

Why ketone strips are useless

Stay on Atkins Diet and take phentermine. Phentermine will reduce your cravings for all foods including carbs and keep you on track with Atkins. A number of people use this combination and have reported success. They were able to stick with Atkins longer and continue losing a lot of weight in a short piece of time.

Atkins Products

So, if you want to lose weight fast and do it safely without starving yourself and experiencing hunger pains, take phentermine (an appetite suppressor) and bring in Atkins diet (low carbohydrate diet) and mix it up. Atkins diet works well but has the problem of a limited food repertoire which can make it difficult to stay away from some high sugar foods. As soon as you take in the sugars, the diet is done. Phentermine may help you stay with Atkins longer.