Hello, I recently got a coupon for drugstore.com that sells all kinds of supplements, and I am looking to get into shape soon. I plan on using this coupon to get myself some multi-vitamins and some weight loss pills. Do any of you know much about these things? I don’t, but I am in serious need to lose some weight. I am about 210 pounds and 5’7, and I live on a college campus so of course my diet is basically french fries and caffeine. In the last 2 months i’ve gained the infamous ‘freshmen 15’, but it seems like that weight gain isn’t slowing down…
I’m looking for vitamins that will give me not only an immune boost, but also an energy boost. I normally am too tired to work out.
Any advice would be appreciated :)
My friend, 1st ditch the weight loss pills.
2nd eat healthy, fish, broccoli, veggies, carrots beets etc.
3rd go for a run around the block every morning.
4th start with 20 push ups and 5 pullups every morning and night.
Keep this up..and you WILL see results.
I second this entirely with one amendment: 5) Drink water and water-dominant beverages only (no sugar, cream, or chemicals in your beverages at all)
This will take time, but once your pallet gets used to not having sugary syrup BS all over it all the time you won’t want to go back. I went from drinking liters of soda daily to hardly being able to stand the stuff.
You really begin to taste the nuances of a really nice herbal tea or aromatic coffee when you simply sample it straight-up.
Combine a whole food energizing multivitamin with an exercise routine and healthy eating.
The most important thing you can do is eat healthy readily usable calories so that you can afford to be drinking all that beer.
The biggest mistake I think people make is trying to change too drastically too fast. Like kyle said, start small with push ups and pull ups, and try to get 30 minutes of light cardio (hiking, jogging, biking) per day. This will create neurotransmitters in your brain and stimulate your metabolism.
@alex , i work at a supplement store in my city and don’t go with those fat burning pills. It’s mostly things like caffeine that’ll boost your metabolism by upping your thermogenesis –> not only will you lose lots of water weight which will come back right when you’ll drop the pills, but it’s also too fast for your body, he’ll find a lots of it’s energy in your muscle tissue. Also, when you’ll stop the pills, you’ll most likely gain back the weight ’cause your metabolism will return at its normal rate and he’ll no longer be able to deal with your caloric intake on-pills.
Multi-vitamins, however, are great. If you want to add something more in your stack, try omega-3 and/or greens. If you want something helping for fat loss, try something like CLA and L-Carnitine Tartrate (there’s not much research on if it’s really effective but i found it was) –> carnitine is supposed to up your thermogenesis too, but also promotes the use of fat as energy. CLA releases fat for energy (’cause there’s a certain amount your body is able to use daily (i put it simply)) so those two together are great. Anyway it’S a better option than fat burning pills for sure.
ANYWAY, there’s nothing like eathing healty food as @kylerbbrowning and no matter what you’ll be taking, you’ll need to work too.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate :)
P.S – english is not my native language so i hope i explained it well
You got some great advice so far, Kiddo…I’ll just add some fuel to your flameage…Body Mechanics, aka “Anatomy101”. Our vehicles are Whole Organisms, so what you do with one part totally effects the others. Treat your Self like a Maserati…Fine fuels Only (no synthetics), the best of Cleaners & Oils (as in Omegas & Pro-biotics)…Keep your intakes & outputs ‘fresh’. As well, Move in it with same ‘style’…Put your pedals to their mettles…Makes your curves strong & smooth.
Seriously, though…Knowledge is our Power, Sweety…and what finer knowing to have under your hood than that which propels our bod machinery with fab style? Get yourself in high gear mind-wise, and you’ll feel your maintenance needs way before the idiot lights pop on…They are called that for good reason, btw. Purrr away, Baby!!! And may newly paved roads rise up to greet your Maz-Self on this Journey! :D
Thank you all for the replies, and sorry for the delay on this message. I did take this into account and decided to ditch the “weight-loss pills”. I also talked to a friend of mine from college who is an EMT, and he recommended me to take Kelp supplements, so I grabbed a bottle of those to see how those work. Thank you all once again!