That's why on January 17th, I started a 30-day weight loss program with a drug called Phentermine. (Phentermine is only available by prescription. Contact your doctor before starting a weight loss program.) I did some research on phentermine because it came up during my weight loss search. I read about all of the side effects of this drug: heart palpitations, forgetting to eat, insomnia, constipation, dry mouth...and there are more. But, I also heard all the positive about it. I read people's stories about how they were losing weight for the first time in their lives and it was because of phentermine.
So, I decided to try phentermine, along with B12 shots. I take one phentermine pill every morning (an hour before breakfast) with a full glass of water and I get the B12 shots once per week. I decided to write this post because, when I researched phentermine, I saw some outrageous weight loss numbers that people were posting about how much weight they were losing without exercising. So I thought I'd share my experience with it.
I started the B12 shots on 1/17/15.
I started the phentermine on 1/19/15. (I started 2 days after the B12 shot because I was out of town that weekend and wanted to start clean on the 19th.)
Week One - I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes every day. The phentermine seemed to give me a burst of energy and clarity. I also noticed that I wasn't hungry at all. I had to make myself eat something. The nurse at the clinic told me to follow the Atkins diet, so I ate mostly meat this week. NO BREAD. NO PASTA. NO RICE. NO POTATOES. (She also said to limit carb intake to 30 grams per day.) I did drink more water than usual. Phentermine causes dry mouth, so it makes you reach for water all the time. I use Crystal Light packets in my water and that's how I get my water for the day. I went to the weight loss clinic on 1/23/15 and I had lost 5 pounds.
Week Two - Same exercise. I walked/jogged on the treadmill for 30 mins every day. It seemed that the burst of energy I had the first week had worn off. I also noticed that I was getting hungry around 2 in the afternoons. I ate mostly meat again this week, veggies and very little carbs. I went to the weight loss clinic on 1/30/15 and I had lost 4 pounds.
Week Three - This week, I skipped the treadmill and did a high intensity cardio work out every day for 30 mins. I still feel like I'm getting hungry some days around 2ish, other days I don't feel like eating at all. It varies. I ate mostly meat and veggies. I was also feeling like I wasn't doing enough to lose weight this week, because I didn't feel like I had lost a pound. The most I thought would lose was 1 pound. However, I went to the weight loss clinic on 2/6/15 and had lost another 4 pounds!
Week Four - This week, I did a combination of cardio and treadmill workouts. I didn't feel like I was doing enough this week and found myself looking in the mirror often to determine if I'd lost any weight. I went to the weight loss clinic on 2/13/15 and had lost 3 pounds.
So in FOUR weeks, I've lost a total of 16 pounds!
Things I ate for Breakfast during these weeks:
-cheese/egg scrambled with a slice of wheat bread
-smoke sausage (no bread)
Things I ate for Lunch during these weeks:
Things I ate for Dinner during these three weeks:
-Roasted Chicken Bites (Bojangles)
Things I had for a snack:
-Air popped caramel rounds
-100 Calorie snack packs
It's funny how right before I started taking phentermine, I was eating a bag of plain M&M's like they were going out of style. They are my favorite. Now, I have no cravings. I don't eat candy, chocolate, cookies, potato chips, ice cream - nothing unhealthy. That really surprised me because I never thought I'd give up chocolate!
Going into my second month, I'm hoping to have similar results! Does Phentermine work? Absolutely! However, it is a strong drug and as I stated, available from a doctor only. I would also recommend exercise at least 30 mins per day, five days per week.
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