Given that there are so many diets available, it is difficult to know where to start when you’re taking Adipex. Even though your appetite will be suppressed, you still need to plan out what you’re going to eat for the week. Make sure to write this down in your food diary.
This should not be used as a casual weight loss solution and you need to be under the supervision of a doctor. Adipex is an appetite suppressant which affects the nervous system that is similar to amphetamines. If you have a BMI of 27 or greater and risk factors for diabetes type-2, high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, you health care provider may prescribe Adipex to assist in weight loss.
Always remember that you need to eat enough to lose weight. Not eating like skipping meals puts your body/brain in starvation mode. In response to this, your body holds on to its weight for survival. So you must eat! You should bring in about 1,200 calories a day to stay away from starvation mode which will allow you to lose weight at the same time. This varies from individual to individual depending on sex, age, starting weight and height but 1,200 calories is a good place to start. If in doubt, ask your healthcare provider where you need to start.
Always remember that you need to eat enough to lose weight. Not eating like skipping meals puts your body/brain in starvation mode. In response to this, your body holds on to its weight for survival. So you must eat! You should bring in about 1,200 calories a day to stay away from starvation mode which will allow you to lose weight at the same time. This varies from individual to individual depending on sex, age, starting weight and height but 1,200 calories is a good place to start. If in doubt, ask your health care provider where you need to start.
The first thing you need to do is drink a lot of water at least eight 8 ounce glasses a day to maintain hydration while on Adipex. You can have green tea (cold or hot) if you like but no sugar added. Stay away from sugar.
Foods to Eat While on Adipex
- Protein – take in lean proteins. Protein takes more energy to digest and use which means you’ll use more calories in processing this food source. Protein takes longer to leave your stomach so you will feel full longer helping you to stop eating because you are full. If you are exercising, you need more protein to help build lean muscle so you need more protein for that. Good sources of protein include lean beef and chicken, fish, low-fat dairy, eggs and nuts. Oily fishes such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and anchovies are not only good sources of protein but omega-3s as well. Omega-3s are important for brain and heart function in particular.
- Fiber – high fiber foods are very important to maintain intestinal health by cleaning out the gut of debris. Fiber also makes you feel full and this helps you to eat less because you feel satisfied. Although Adipex will suppress your appetite, fiber does one up on this drug helping you eat even less. Sources of fiber include beans, whole grains, brown and wild rice, and veggies.
- Fruits and veggies – these food sources contain a lot of water, fiber and powerful antioxidants. When starting a diet on Adipex, minimize the fruit you eat because of the sugar content. Just have a couple slices of apple or banana. Take a handful of berries such as blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. Try to concentrate on veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower and squash (zucchini and yellow crook neck). All these veggies can be steamed to keep their nutrients intact.
- Alkalizing Agents – Alkalizing agents include veggies in particular. They help to keep urinary pH somewhere between 7.5 and 8.0. This helps Adipex stay in your body longer and maintain high appetite suppressant levels as well as high energy states. Beyond veggies other alkalizing foods include ginger, chili pepper, tofu and almonds.
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