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.
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.
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.
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