Before taking phentermine 37.5 mg, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to phentermine or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), guanethidine, insulin, MAO inhibitors [phenelzine (Nardil) and tranylcypromine (Parnate)] even if you stopped taking them within the past 2 weeks, medications for weight loss and depression, paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft),and vitamins.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), diabetes, glaucoma, or a history of drug abuse.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking phentermine 37.5 mg, call your doctor.
you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.
if you have diabetes, you may need a larger dose of insulin while taking phentermine 37.5 mg, read this article. Call your doctor if you have questions or problems.
Weight Loss Diets
Weight loss diets are so popular that you will find people who have always been on some kind of crazy diet or the other throughout their lives to shed off those extra pounds. For many people who try to lose weight, it is difficult to lose more than a few pounds! And few succeed in maintaining the reduced weight. Call it a fetish or eccentricity but people actually rely on weight loss diets more than any other thing, when it comes to weight loss.
How Effective Are Weight Loss Diets?
A traditional diet teaches us that to lose weight, we must count calories, keep track of everything we eat, and deprive ourselves by limiting the amount–and kinds–of foods we eat. Diets tell us exactly what and how much food to eat, regardless of our preferences and individual hunger and satiety levels.
Most weight-loss programs measure success solely in terms of the number of pounds lost per weight loss attempt. Diets don’t take into account the quality of the process used to achieve that weight loss or the very small likelihood of sustained weight loss. For long-term good health, you need to move away from low-calorie diets and focus on enjoyable physical activity and good nutrition. Exercising regularly and eating lean-supporting calories, protein and carbohydrates, and reducing fat-supporting calories will not only help you look and feel better, it will also significantly reduce your risk of disease
Why do weight loss diets fail?
The reason that 95 percent of all traditional diets fail is simple. When you go on a low-calorie diet, your body thinks you are starving; it actually becomes more efficient at storing fat by slowing down your metabolism. When you stop this unrealistic eating plan, your metabolism is still slow and inefficient that you gain the weight back even faster, even though you may still be eating less than you were before you went on the diet.
Dieting can help us lose weight in the short term but is so unnatural and so unrealistic that it can never become a lifestyle that we can live with, let alone enjoy! People who diet without exercising often get fatter with time. Although your weight may initially drop while dieting, such weight loss consists mostly of water and muscle. When the weight returns, it comes back as fat. To avoid getting fatter over time, increase your metabolism by exercising regularly.
What should you consider before going for a weight loss diet?
When it comes to weight loss diets, there are a few things anybody would like to consider before making a choice on weight loss programs or diets.
Firstly, how much weight do you need to lose to attain a healthy weight for your height and structure?
Secondly, take a look at your lifestyle to determine which of the diets will fit for you.
Thirdly, mentally prepare yourself to attain your ideal weight goal.
Now the big question arises. How to make your weight loss diet work for you?
How to make your weight loss diet work?
Only 5 percent of people who go on diets are successful. The fact that weight loss diets works for a few doesn’t’ mean that they are ineffective. There is a lot to be understood before you initiate your weight loss diet.
Don’t choose a diet that is totally indifferent to your eating habits. Find or invent a diet by inculcating some necessary changes in what and how you eat rather than going for something that’s totally alien for you and which you can’t follow your entire life.
People who diet without exercising often get fatter with time. Although your weight may initially drop while dieting, such weight loss consists mostly of water and muscle. When the weight returns, it comes back as fat. To avoid getting fatter over time, increase your metabolism by exercising regularly.
Select an exercise routine that you are comfortable with and remember that walking is one of the best and easiest exercises for strengthening your bones, controlling your weight and toning your muscles.
Don’t skip your meals to lose weight. A healthier way to lose weight is to eat many small meals throughout the day that include a variety of nutritious, low-fat, and low-calorie foods.
Behavior modification: Habits, good or bad, are formed by repetition. Eating habits are no exception. Resisting temptation is difficult. However, if you succeed in resisting the first time, it becomes easier to resist the next time. Make some daily commitments. Work to meet these commitments each day whether you feel like it or not. Your daily commitments will help you form good habits.