Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
disney ambassador
faith, trust, pixie dust
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 88

Anyone have any succes with any diet pills?

I know the healthiest way to lose weight is to follow a healthy diet and exercise. However, if it was that easy to do, no one would be overweight.

My weight is starting to effect my healthy and I am struggling with doing the right thing. I have a lot to lose. I would like to have a diet pill that at least would get me started.


I would appreciate hearing from others who have found success.Please no critisizm. I do already know right from wrong.


I have done Weight Watchers and had various gym memberships and even a personal trainer. I have tried the "healthy" way.
__________________
(dh, 41) (me, almost 40) (dd, soon to be 15) (dd, 9)
disney ambassador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
bdoyledimou
Pop Road Warrior -Travelling they way they did in the 60's
 
bdoyledimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Markham, Ontario
Posts: 2,079

i have tried many pills (from the thermogenic to the ALLY style fat blockers) and non of them really worked. If there was a miracle in a pill -- believe me people would know about it..

the secret to all of these pills is the "excersice plan" that they indicate must be used -- just save yoruself the money and do the excersie plan .
__________________
Road Warrior! Driving Toronto to WDW *9* times since 2004!!!
12th Trip completed Aug 2012 @ AOA Finding Nemo!
13th Trip POP Century and AOA August 2013 - 70's and Cars!
14th Trip with our Foster Kids!
bdoyledimou is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
PrincessJo
Mouseketeer
 
PrincessJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 342

No 'magic' pill

While there is TONS of magic at Disney... sadly there is no magic pill for losing weight.

I started Weight Watchers Jan. 1 2012 and lost 52 pounds for my WDW trip in November 2012. I gave myself the week off and gained about 7 pounds, but started eating healthy again once we got home. I was able to get back to my goal weight pretty quick.

DH and I just went on a Disney cruise 2 weeks ago and I put on about 5 pounds. I've just started trying to get those back off...

I wish I had some good news, but you already know the only way to get to your goal As for me, it always helps to have a trip scheduled in the future so I always have a reason to get into that super-cute outfit. Disney trips keep me motivated for sure!!

Good luck to you :-)
__________________
Nov 2010 (Caribbean Beach Resort) -- Nov 2012 (Villas at Wilderness Lodge) & Universal (Hard Rock Hotel) -- Jan 2014 (Boardwalk Inn) -- Sept 2014 Universal (Royal Pacific) -- Nov 2014 (PO French Quarter)

Magic, March 9-15, 2013 (Western Caribbean)
Dream, Nov 21-24, 2014 (Bahamas)



DH Me DS(17) Sophie Maggie
PrincessJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
sherilaine
DIS Veteran
 
sherilaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,784

I had a friend, she wanted to lose weight, she tried all kinds of pills and weight loss products - she now weights more than she ever did...

Some of the wisest words I have ever heard are "when making most decisions in life, remember, the hard thing to do and the right thing to do are often the same!"

I can see the desire to get a jump start, seeing results is the best motivation for any project, maybe your doctor or a health food store could recommend some vitamins or shakes that could boost your energy and start you on your way, without any bad side effects?

There are also many websites that offer natural products that do this - nourished.ca is a great one.

Good luck.
__________________
DH and Me DD (12) DS (10) Q
Disneyland - HOJO Kids Suite March 2012, May 2013 and March 2014
May 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3110490
March 2014 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3247388

sherilaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
abdmom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,488

I have started taking 2.5 mg of B12 in the mornings. It really cuts my appetite down.
abdmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
mamaCta
DIS Veteran
 
mamaCta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 515

A friend of mine just had surgery with this clinic. They are a Cdn company with a hospital in Tijuana.
https://www.facebook.com/WLForever?ref=ts&fref=ts
__________________
Previous trips: DL & DCA 2002. WDW 2004 & 2005

This trip is Me, DH, Sis21, DD15, DS6, DD3, and the ILs.



Disneybounding planning on mama-c.polyvore.com
mamaCta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 05:46 PM   #7
lizabu
DIS Veteran
 
lizabu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,577

I've tried various types of over the counter pills that are supposed to kill your appetite but none of them work. What does work is cutting back the number of calories you consume and burning calories. I use My Daily Plate. You plug in your weight and how much you want to lose and it tells you how many calories you can eat. They have a website or an App. I love the App. So convenient.

I used to eat so many empty calories once I stopped doing that I started dropping weight really easily. There are so many good yet filling foods that don't have a lot of calories.

Just look at any Hollywood actor or other thin person. Do they eat meat, bread or cheese? Fried foods? Sugar? Rarely. You can get used to eating a mostly fruit and veggie diet and adding a little bit of carbs and protein. In the past I used to eat mostly carbs and sugars and meats. The change hasn't been as hard as I expected. I'm not hungry either.

Drink a lot of water too. It fills you up and sometimes you are just thirsty when you think you are hungry. Eating watery foods fills you up too. Oranges, pineapple, grapes.
lizabu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,468

I have tried PGX, and various other ones, but none really work. I would talk to your doctor and get a referral to a nutritionist, to help you. And exercise. Even a brisk daily 30 min walk helps.
I wish there were an easy way, but really the old fashion diet & exercise is the only thing that works.
Or a more extreme way is the lap band. I don't know anyone personally that's done it.
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR

Next trip August 7-Sept 3 2014 Ft Lauderdale, Universal, WDW GF & GF CL
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
MrsChdlc2011
Earning My Ears
 
MrsChdlc2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Posts: 17

In 2009 I hit my high of 214 pounds. (I'm nearly 5'7, but have very small bones). I was miserable - my knees hurt all the time and I was always exhausted, the only thing I wanted was to get back to my former self. I didn't think it was possible.
My doctor, who is very conservative, understood and prescribed me Phenteramine. I lost 70 pounds in less than 6 months. My wedding dress was a size 2!!!!
I gained some of the weight back in the last year, but mostly because of all the fertility drugs that I've been on. After our last (failed) IUI, I went back on the meds and am determined to get my life (and body)back.
I dont recommend doing anything OTC. Please visit your doctor prior to taking any pills, as they can cause problems. I had many tests run, and had to see my doctor ever other week for monitoring.
Good luck!
MrsChdlc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
greenclan67
Callie35
 
greenclan67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,475

I have always struggled with weight and my highest ever was a year after I quit smoking. (2 years ago) I gained 50 pounds in a year. I have never ever in my life even thought of taking anything. I am to afraid of the side effects. I was at my heaviest weight and my cousin was using a product called ACE (appetite control and energy) she was doing well. So I tried it as my blood pressure had went up. It does teach you portion control and gives u a nice clean energy. I have in 10 months lost 53 pounds. I only took them for 6 months and then quit and have been maintaing on my own. Sabaforlife.com is the website. I did take them to my Dr first as well and had her look them up. It is hard. Good luck.
__________________


ME DH DD (12): DD We love good times!
2012 Cypress Pointe Grande Villas 13 days
2011 Cypress Pointe Grande Villas 12 days
2010 Cypress Pointe Resort 12 days
2009 Bonnett Creek 8 days
2008 Solano Resort 8 days
greenclan67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #11
MedicGoofy
DIS Veteran
 
MedicGoofy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Posts: 939

Quote:
Originally Posted by disney ambassador View Post
I know the healthiest way to lose weight is to follow a healthy diet and exercise. However, if it was that easy to do, no one would be overweight.

My weight is starting to effect my healthy and I am struggling with doing the right thing. I have a lot to lose. I would like to have a diet pill that at least would get me started.


I would appreciate hearing from others who have found success.Please no critisizm. I do already know right from wrong.


I have done Weight Watchers and had various gym memberships and even a personal trainer. I have tried the "healthy" way.

ACTUALLY, there are medications that will help you loose weight. The most effective was taken off the market in Canada, but is still prescribed in the US. It's a huge loss for Canadians.

If you go speak to your doctor, there are a couple of medications that they can prescribe for you. They help in suppressing your appetite, and also breaking down fats. But know, with taking a prescription medication like this, the side effects can be horrible. And I won't begin to list them on here.

The upside to taking prescription weight loss meds, you do not need to exercise. Unlike all those fad pills that come out over the counter, these work completely different. If you actually want a medication to help with weight loss, go to your Dr. Do NOT spend the money on the ridiculous meds that are over the counter.

Losing weight can be as difficult to do as quitting smoking. Other than speaking to your Dr, the other suggestion I have is going to see a naturopath. There are ways to lose weight, by simply changing some of the foods you eat....and simple exercise. It's not always about cutting things out of your diet.

Good luck!! Hope you find the right answer
__________________
MedicGoofy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #12
dis_guy
DIS Veteran
 
dis_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NE Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,285

I hear ya. I've struggled with my weight for all my adult life. Tried all sorts of diets, meditation, stress management, and even just tried to kill the pounds off with obsessive exercise. Nothing worked for long. My weight shot up to 250 pounds again in mid February and I began my annual "I need to fix this" searching around the Internet. I found a diet that made sense to me and decided to try it for a few weeks. Today I weigh 230 pounds, a weight I really don't remember being at for at least 30 years, and I am still slowly losing weight every day.

The "diet"? It's the Paleo Diet and its a permanent way of eating, not something you go on to lose weight and then go back to your old ways. The biggie is no grains or dairy, just lots of lean meat, vegetables, and a little fruit while you're losing. You can have more once you get to where you want to be.

I could go on, but I'm not going to evangelize here,just say that it's working for me and if you could commit for 3 weeks it might work for you. You can find tons of info online or in book stores. Btw, I'm not quite 100% Paleo but pretty close most of the time. We're at WDW now and it can be challenging to find places to eat "the right way". If any are interested I could post later on how I made out.

Good luck.
__________________
dis_guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 02:10 PM   #13
Sprockie
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 183

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoyledimou View Post
i have tried many pills (from the thermogenic to the ALLY style fat blockers) and non of them really worked. If there was a miracle in a pill -- believe me people would know about it..

the secret to all of these pills is the "excersice plan" that they indicate must be used -- just save yoruself the money and do the excersie plan .
Totally off topic, but I just had to compliment you on your waving Maple Leaf - gorgeous. It gave me goosebumps.
Sprockie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
bdoyledimou
Pop Road Warrior -Travelling they way they did in the 60's
 
bdoyledimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Markham, Ontario
Posts: 2,079

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprockie View Post
Totally off topic, but I just had to compliment you on your waving Maple Leaf - gorgeous. It gave me goosebumps.
:P Thanks

btw-- i went from 245 lbs to 170 lbs eating plain steamed rice with bbq pork and hot and sour soup for 3 months.Chinese place around the corner from me had that for $5 and it covered two meals

now i just eat balanced meals, walk and look good!
__________________
Road Warrior! Driving Toronto to WDW *9* times since 2004!!!
12th Trip completed Aug 2012 @ AOA Finding Nemo!
13th Trip POP Century and AOA August 2013 - 70's and Cars!
14th Trip with our Foster Kids!
bdoyledimou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
stayhomemom77
Dieting my way to Disney!!
 
stayhomemom77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Courtice, ON
Posts: 1,275

I haven't found pills to be particularly helpful either.

I lose weight by eating low carb 4 days a week and following the old weight watchers points plan on the other three. I usually lose about 4-5 pounds a week with the first two weeks being more like 7-10 pounds each week. That's how I jump start my weight loss...now if I could just avoid going off my eating plan and gaining it all back again....
stayhomemom77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.