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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jessiejane, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. jessiejane

    jessiejane Guest

    Hi all :)

    I just got my perscription for Duromine yesterday. I had my thyroid tested due to my inability to lose weight, even though I exercise 5 times a week and do a minimum of 500 calories in these sessions. I also eat pretty healthy - no sugar, limited carbohydrates, lots of protein and veg. I must confess a weakness for wine, but I cut most of that out to 2 days a week when I have a couple of glasses.

    The thyroid test showed a perfectly functioning organ. The doctor said I should go on a high protein diet and prescribed duromine 15mg. I am 157 cm and 78 kg. Took the first pill this morning and have tons of energy and focus. tiny bit of dry mouth, but I believe this is a good thing to ensure that you drink enough water (I drink 3 l a day anyway).

    I will keep you posted on my progress. I'm really praying this works as it is quite depressing to put so much work in and not get any results.

    Good luck to everyone here!
     
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  2. Rakhi

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    Hi, Jessiejane,
    Nice to see you here. I cross my fingers for your success. :)
     
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    Hello, Jessiejane,
    Very welcome to our forum where everyone understands anyone’s problems.
    You may ask here any questions you have.
    Congratulations with your start, I’m sure everything will be fine. :)

    I’m not quite a fan of protein diet. Just calculating calories and see it’s huge. How to lose weight consuming so much protein calories?
    What exactly the doctor has advised? What kind of protein? Meat? Eggs? Cheese?

    I can advise substitute one day protein portion for avocado- it is high protein and good for any diet. Cheese- parmesan only one low fat type, the rest have 70% fat.

    anyway, take care and everything gonna be allright :)
     
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  4. jessiejane

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    Hi Kate

    With regards to a high protein diet, you will find that protein uses 30% of it's own total calories just to digest. I also don't only eat protein, just protein (eggs, meat, fish, dairy, poultry) and veg and fruit (and limit processed carbohydrates to an absolute minimum as I seem to be very carb sensitive). :D Cheese is generally kept to a minimum too unless I can get Woolies 70% low fat cheese.

    I really don't believe in calorie counting as then you could argue that having an ice cream or chocolate every day is fine, as long as it fits in with your recommended calories (I know that those who follow it properly don't do this, but others will use any excuse). It might be plausible and I would give it a try, but in South Africa, they don't give you the calorie information on labels, only kilojoules. Fine, you could work it out, but that is just too finicky to carry on using for the long term.:) The point is to eat quality food and in the right portions.

    I have been progressing very well so far with Duromine. I lost 3kg in the first week and 1kg last week. I find that I have no problems sleeping and that it gives me an added boost for my gym sessions (and I need that for the spinning classes) I have been feeling light headed recently, but I attribute that more to the 30 degree celcius average that we are experiencing :eek:

    Thanks so much for being on the forum regularly! It's nice to see someone who has the experience giving advice to others :)
     
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  5. Kate

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    Hi, Jessiejane,
    It’s great that you've lost 4 kgs.:)
    I want to express my respect that you are going to gym. Well-done!!
    Because diet pills alone work not so efficiently.

    It’s nice to see that you keeping posting about your results.

    Yes, you are right, protein is self-digested, veg and fruits are ours. Except bananas, by the way. One is enough per day. Bananas and grape are great but not while on diet.
    Do you eat avocado? It’s pure protein, very useful :)
     
  6. jessiejane

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    I absolutely adore avocado :) I like to use it in my salads and used to love putting it on toast except I can't have toast anymore. Not much of a banana or grape fan anyway. I like my strawberries, oranges, naartjies and kiwis.

    I have been using a meal replacement shake for breakfast and lunch whilst at work and I eat a normal meal in the evening (before 7pm). I do get worried that I may be slowing down my metabolism by drinking these shakes instead of eating. What do you think? Should I maybe limit it to one meal replaced with the shake?
     
  7. jessiejane

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    Hi All.

    I was very bad last week and didn't go to gym! But for some strange reason, it got me out of the weight loss rut and I dropped a further 2 kg. That brings it to a total of 6 kg in one months supply of 15mg duromine. I must make an appointment to get some more cuz it's the holidays and I don't want to tempt fate :)

    Happy Holidays to everyone!
     
  8. Rakhi

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    Hi, Jessiejane,
    2 kg for a week, cool:)
    As I know better to buy a pack for 3 months- cheaper than three times x one pack for 1 month
    You ask the price for both kits

    Good luck to you:)
     
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    Hi, Jessiejane,
    So sad to know that you were not ok last week:(
    But your result is impressive, welldone:) So, what to do
    Yes, holiday food is always dangerous, better prevent any our irresistible desire eat all this stuff
    I’m sure that diet pills help in it
    Keep posting your results or efforts:)
     
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    Hi, Jessiejane,
    I’ve missed your previous message:eek:
    I know that the best way to improve metabolism – have vegetables like cabbage and cucumbers, yogurt, and the whole grain bread as well as cereals. But in my opinion one full meal that you have at home is ok (it is hot meal, isn’t it?:rolleyes:), no reason to worry about
    Anyway for a change you can have veg salad at work sometimes
     
  11. roonie

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    hie jessie jane im roonie from p.e i wanted to knw were can i get them and how much do they cost
     
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