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I was wondering if anybody knows anything about diet pills? i am going away in 2 months B) and would like to lose a few pounds, but would diet pills further damage my intestine as i am healing? or will it be okay?? I mean I know they aren't good for you to begin with, but will they cause any further damage? :huh:

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I was wondering if anybody knows anything about diet pills? i am going away in 2 months B) and would like to lose a few pounds, but would diet pills further damage my intestine as i am healing? or will it be okay?? I mean I know they aren't good for you to begin with, but will they cause any further damage? :huh:

Personally I wouldn't chance it. Can you modify your eating instead? Perhaps choose more more veggies and fruits and go easy on any high calorie foods? I keep my weight under control by eating one main meal and snacks of fresh fruit or veggie sticks and I make sure i drink a full glass of water before I eat. I also on occasion will fast for a day. Might not work for everyone but it works for me.

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Yea i know but I just want a quick fix! haha. You only eat one meal a day?? that's not good! i could nvr ever fast.. like food too much lol :P

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Yea i know but I just want a quick fix! haha. You only eat one meal a day?? that's not good! i could nvr ever fast.. like food too much lol :P

I may only eat one 'meal' a day but I do graze a lot for the rest of the day. A piece of fruit and some nuts or a salad, veggie sticks or pretzels, a bowl of cereal etc. I guess I have had so many years of negative effects from food that I am kind of the opposite of Pavlov's dog. For years food made me so sick that I couldn't eat until I was home for the day and close to the bathroom. So dinner would be all I would eat. I've also had years of poverty where food was not readily available so it is kind of a learned behavior. I'm one of those people who eat to live not live to eat as I never really feel hungry. It has it's good side and it's bad but I have learned to live with it.

I hope you do find something that works for you.

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if you're newly gluten free, you may lose weight naturally, just by not being poisoned every day.

Just eat whole natural foods, not manufactured or packaged foods. Eat regularly, don't starve yourself, and get a proper balance of nutrients. Drink plenty of clear plain water as well. This will get rid of a few pounds of water weight, plus help to flush out your system.

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There is a product called Spirulina at the health food store. It is 100% sea algae. It is high in protein and several other vitamins and chlorophyll. It is high in the amino acid Tyrosine which is a natural appetite suppressant. Taking 20 tablets of spirulina not only makes you feel full, but it is also very nutritious and very low calorie. Taking a large handful is about 20 calories.

It is a great way to diet naturally. And even better it doesn't have any strange side effects!

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except possibly starvation! :o

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There is a product called Spirulina at the health food store. It is 100% sea algae. It is high in protein and several other vitamins and chlorophyll. It is high in the amino acid Tyrosine which is a natural appetite suppressant.

ts of spirulina not only makes you feel full, but it is also very nutritious and very low calorie. Taking a large handful is about 20 calories.

It is a great way to diet naturally. And even better it doesn't have any strange side effects!

Actually that could be very dangerous. Spirulina contains large amounts of Vitamin A. Even taking 5 or 6 tabs would be overkill but taking a handful could be really bad especially if done over time.

VITAMIN A. Vitamin A toxicity can occur with long-term consumption of 20 mg of retinol or more per day. The symptoms of vitamin A overdosing include accumulation of water in the brain (hydrocephalus), vomiting, tiredness, constipation, bone pain, and severe headaches. The skin may acquire a rough and dry appearance, with hair loss and brittle nails. Vitamin A toxicity is a special issue during pregnancy. Expectant mothers who take 10 mg vitamin A or more on a daily basis may have an infant with birth defects. These birth defects include abnormalities of the face, nervous system, heart, and thymus gland. It is possible to take in toxic levels of vitamin A by eating large quantities of certain foods. For example, about 30 grams of beef liver, 500 grams of eggs, or 2,500 grams of mackerel would supply 10 mg of retinol.

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My advice would be to jump start a healthy weight loss by cutting out sugar and anything made with white flour (rice flour, etc). Focus on lean protein, veggies, and a little fruit. Lots of water.

If you want faster results for a special occasion, by strict with it--just protein, salads, and veggies for a few days. Healthier for you than pills in my opinion. ;)

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I just finished a 10 day raw food diet. I was doing it for health and expected to lose about 2-3 pounds. Instead I lost 8. If you really want to lose weight, Google "Raw Food Bootcamp." It is a 1 month raw food diet.

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Wow you guys are awesome! Thx so much for all the great answers! I really appreciate it. :D

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I just finished a 10 day raw food diet. I was doing it for health and expected to lose about 2-3 pounds. Instead I lost 8. If you really want to lose weight, Google "Raw Food Bootcamp." It is a 1 month raw food diet.

Congrats on the weight loss! I'm terrible with my gummy bears and snacks.. :P lol but i'm going to google this and see what it's all about! thx!

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