Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mistakes you make; and Things to Remember -Diet

Three most common Mistakes
  • Not eating at all. ( missing meals or snacks will slow down your metabolism. It will also cause your blood sugar to crash, which will start the carb-addiction-syndrome again).
  • Not eating enough protein meals and snacks ( eat 5-6 protein servings each day).
  • Inadvertently eating more carbs than you realize. Keep a log of ALL foods you eat every day.
( Examples of protein snacks are beef jerky, nuts, cheese-sticks, boiled eggs, protein shakes and mixes.)

Things To Remember:
  • Always count TOTAL CARBS. Disregard the " Net Carb" listings ( the body counts all carbs.)
  • You can use butter, oil, mayo, ranch dressing, blue cheese, & bacon for seasoning & cooking. DO NOT USE FAT FREE PRODUCTS. you may grill, broil, roast, bake, & fry. ( If you eat fried breaded foods, you must count the extra carbs from the flour breading.)
  • Limit your Caffeine if it causes you to feel nervous in conjunction with the phentermine. Alcohol by itself is low in carbs, but may stimulate your appetite and be counterproductive.
  • You may use artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, and Sweet & Low ( but be aware that they may trigger the carb-addiction-syndrome by tricking the brain into thinking they are a sugar.)
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
  • Keep Carbs intake between 20 and 50 grams per day.
  • Exercise at least 30 mins a day, 3-5 times per week. ( example: walking swimming dvd aerobics, yoga, Wi Fitness, kick boxing, martial arts, weight lifting, and dancing.)
  • Constipation can be relieved by over the counter meds such as : Senokot S, Metamucil, Glycerin suppositories, and stool softners. Be sure to include a lot of fiber from green veggies in your diet.
  • USE CAUTION WITH HIGH- CARBS STUFF:  sweets, breads, pasta, rice, beans, peas, corn, potatoes, and fruit.



  1. I am also taking the phentermine. I am curious as to if you notice that the effects of the pill seem to stop after a few days? I am getting hungry and the pill seems to stop working for me. I started taking it every other day. Also what time of day do you take your pill?

  2. This is Christina ... I know what you mean when it comes to phentermine the energy wise I could not really feel that boost like after the 3-4 days. but I was told if you eat more protein you would feel fuller fast, are you still drinking lots of water? I take my phentermine first thing in the morning hour after I eat breakfast. Good luck along your way, I love how im already seeing effects.