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How can I lead a healthy life by losing my weight?

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Published At October 30, 2018
Reviewed AtDecember 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 19 years old, and I am taking Duromine for two months. I have lost 35.27 lb. I am eating about 700 to 900 calories per day. My usual food consists of breakfast with a small piece of fruit. My lunch contains fruits and vegetables. I take my dinner with a salad and steamed vegetables. I drink two liters of water per day. I go to the gym for five days a week, and I am doing exercise for 90 minutes. I am doing exercise for 10 to 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I am also doing 20 to 30 minutes of leg and butt workouts. I will finish my practice with light stretching. I started attending fitness classes. My whole perception of food has changed. My weight was 279.98 lb when I started, and now it is 245.15 lb. I am aware that there is a significant loss. But I feel upset as I cannot see a difference in my body and my clothes are not fitting well. I am losing motivation, and I want to pursue a healthy life. I want to lose my weight. But I am struggling to lose it. Is it right to take Duromine for losing weight?

Answered by Vishal Kumar Wadi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are taking an appetite suppressant and a low-calorie diet. You have hit the weight loss plateau. Suppressing the appetite is not good for health. Taking drugs can cause plenty of side effects. Hitting a weight loss plateau is quite excellent. It happens to almost everyone who tries to do it. Eating a very low-calorie diet is not healthy. One should not eat food less than their BMR (basal metabolic rate). Weight loss is not just about eating less. It is about eating the right quantity of food, without bothering too much about the calorie count. Try having intermittent fasting. Have 16 hours of gap between dinner and the next day breakfast. Eat a heavy meal in the morning (up to 600 grams). It can comprise three to four different types of fruits. Have a snack in the evening, which can be coconut water or lemon water, with 25 grams of nuts. For dinner, have green and starchy vegetables. Do not restrict the quantity. Eat until you feel full. Try to reduce taking Duromine (Phentermine) gradually.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Vishal Kumar Wadi
Vishal Kumar Wadi


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