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Old 03-23-07, 10:30 AM   #1
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Weight loss supliments.

Sorry for the serious thread here in Foo, but I do not know what happened to the Health & Nutrition forum. I have gotten to the point I can not take the weight loss suppliments anymore. It has been a long time since I tried to take them. But when I do I get a very upset stomach.

Here's the thing though, I used to not be this way until after I took prescription Phen Fen when it was on the market. I was only on it for 2.5 months, then it was pulled, I was only going to be on it for 3 months, no big deal. Prior to using the Phen-Fen I took the weight loss suppliments you find at health food stores. They worked ok & there was no upset stomach.

After I was off the PhenFen I then tried to take the suppliments, most if not all have similar or the same ingredients. For some reason they upset my stomach now.

Anyone maybe know why? Could the prescription Phen-Fen I took have something to do with this?
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Old 03-23-07, 10:32 AM   #2
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Do you mean the Training & Nutrition subforum?

Didn't PhenFen get pulled for being linked to deaths?
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Do you mean the Training & Nutrition subforum?

Didn't PhenFen get pulled for being linked to deaths?
Yes, that is why I was only going to be on it for 3 months, I only took it for 2.5 months before it was pulled.
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You can't lose weight permanently by taking supplements. Every Phen-Fen dieter I've seen is now at their original weight. Only lifestyle change works. Eat less. Workout more. The Nurses Study found that all those who did the equivalent of running 25 miles per week lost weight and kept it off. If we figure a comfy pace might be 10 minutes/mile, that's 250 minutes, or about 4 hours running/week. I'd add about 50% to that or even double it for cycling because running is so much more intense. You ride 6-8 hours/week, you'll be fine. Keep track of it.

As to why your stomach gets upset, see your doctor.
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You can't lose weight permanently by taking supplements. Every Phen-Fen dieter I've seen is now at their original weight. Only lifestyle change works. Eat less. Workout more. The Nurses Study found that all those who did the equivalent of running 25 miles per week lost weight and kept it off. If we figure a comfy pace might be 10 minutes/mile, that's 250 minutes, or about 4 hours running/week. I'd add about 50% to that or even double it for cycling because running is so much more intense. You ride 6-8 hours/week, you'll be fine. Keep track of it.

As to why your stomach gets upset, see your doctor.
I know all that, that is not what or why I was asking. Just curious as to why now, my stomach gets upset.
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Could be you developed some ulcers in the meantime. Diet pills are pretty much just caffeine. The caffeine triggers various hormonal changes in the "fight or flight" response is such as adrenaline, ephinepherine, glucagon, cortisol, etc. that blocks the sensation of hunger. Caffeine also triggers increased stomach-acid production (which is why tea is typically served after a meal). However, if you take the pills on an empty stomach, the extra acid can cause discomfort. Trying using the diet pills along with a small meal.
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Could be you developed some ulcers in the meantime. Diet pills are pretty much just caffeine. The caffeine triggers various hormonal changes in the "fight or flight" response is such as adrenaline, ephinepherine, glucagon, cortisol, etc. that blocks the sensation of hunger. Caffeine also triggers increased stomach-acid production (which is why tea is typically served after a meal). However, if you take the pills on an empty stomach, the extra acid can cause discomfort. Trying using the diet pills along with a small meal.
Nope, no ulcers. No matter what I tried eating, only eating certain types of food, etc. nothing worked. So just stay away from them. Have for quite a while now.
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