Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Medi Weightloss
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
Cricketleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 63
Gallery: Cricketleg
Stats: 212.8/194.2/165
Start Date: 12-29-12
Medi w/o Appetite Suppressant?

I may or may not be able to take the AS...still checking with cardiologist. But I was wondering how many of you have done Medi withOUT it and how successful were you. Please share!
Cricketleg is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 12-31-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
Senior LCF Member
 
CrazyCatLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 259
Gallery: CrazyCatLady
Stats: 5'6 229/147/145-150
WOE: Medi Weightloss
Start Date: May 11, 2012
I've read about a lot of people on here not using the AS. And they aren't really that strong anyway. It can be done! Once you wean yourself off the carbs, you won't be near as hungry. But it does take time to get it out of your system, so don't give up! It DOES get easier.
CrazyCatLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
 
Jessica1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 228
Gallery: Jessica1129
Stats: 5'9 293/221.8/170
WOE: Medi Weightloss
Start Date: February 1, 2012
I do Medi without the appetite suppresant. It is definitely doable. I've had to put my weight loss on "hold" twice because of my husbands job and how much we've had to travel so my loss has taken longer than I'd hoped. But it isn't at all because of not taking the AS. I took it the first few days, and realized it didn't really do much for me, and the long list of side effects were kinda scary to me. So I figured I'd try without it and it was fine, especially after ketosis kicks in. You'll do great with or without it!!
__________________
Jessica1129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
 
Cricketleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 63
Gallery: Cricketleg
Stats: 212.8/194.2/165
Start Date: 12-29-12
Ugh....in ketosis today but my cravings are getting worse. I'm really having a hard time. I hope my body gets used to this soon. Not sure how much longer I can hold off.

I think I definitely need to at least stay away from Pinterest for a while!!! Too many delectable looking recipe photos!!
Cricketleg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #5
Senior LCF Member
 
Jessica1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 228
Gallery: Jessica1129
Stats: 5'9 293/221.8/170
WOE: Medi Weightloss
Start Date: February 1, 2012
How many days have you been on the program? When I first started, the 3rd day was the hardest for me. I felt awful. But the next day was a little better, and each day after that got better and easier. Hang in there, you can do it!
Jessica1129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
 
Cricketleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 63
Gallery: Cricketleg
Stats: 212.8/194.2/165
Start Date: 12-29-12
Today is day 4 for me and I've really been struggling the last two days. It's good to know that this is normal. Day 1 was easier than this! Thanks, Jessica, for the words of encouragement!!
Cricketleg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
Senior LCF Member
 
Jessica1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 228
Gallery: Jessica1129
Stats: 5'9 293/221.8/170
WOE: Medi Weightloss
Start Date: February 1, 2012
Yep, same for me. Day 1 and 2 were ok, 3 and 4 were the worst for me. From there it really got better, so I bet it will for you too. I've heard it referred to several times as the "carb flu". Definitely normal! Its just your body having withdrawals from the carbs. It'll pass and you'll feel better than you can imagine. And when you see your loss, it'll make it all worth it. You're welcome, were all in this together!!
Jessica1129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #8
Junior LCF Member
 
Caterpillarinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 42
Gallery: Caterpillarinn
Stats: 178/144/140
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: July 2012
Cricket leg -lol about Pinterest .

I have found a lot of inspiration, exercises, & low carb recipes there too. Look up paleo diet too. I read something yesterday that was very interesting. I'm not sure about all the rules about posting specific names.
Caterpillarinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
Cricketleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 63
Gallery: Cricketleg
Stats: 212.8/194.2/165
Start Date: 12-29-12
I was looking up low carb recipes on Pinterest last night and those dishes looked pretty great. I need to find out the "rules" about recipes though, so I know that I'm making something that's okay for the acute phase.
Cricketleg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #10
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 127
Gallery: chocolatefan
Stats: 202/162/160
WOE: MWL
Start Date: February 2011
You can do it!

I did Medi in 2011 without AS and lost 60 pounds. I'm back starting week one (I fell off the wagon over the past 6 mos.) So, I really considered taking the AS since I just thought I needed the extra support. I'm glad to know it's an option, but for now, I'm going to try to do what worked last time. The fat burners and Stay Slim supplements act as appetite suppressants, so I think that will get me over the hump. It's rough. I know. I am only on day 1, but I will say that I know from experience that if you can get through this first horrible week, you will be so surprised at how the cravings really do ease up tremendously. Hang in there!! Let's do this!!
chocolatefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
Junior LCF Member
 
angelbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 45
Gallery: angelbaby
Stats: 222/160/150
WOE: Medi
Start Date: May 26, 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cricketleg View Post
I may or may not be able to take the AS...still checking with cardiologist. But I was wondering how many of you have done Medi withOUT it and how successful were you. Please share!
I lost 60 pounds without it, and I am currently on medi plan without it.

Last edited by angelbaby; 01-08-2013 at 05:41 PM..
angelbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #12
Junior LCF Member
 
dtg1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Orlando
Posts: 54
Gallery: dtg1990
Stats: 64" 163/126.6/120
WOE: Was Medi Weight Loss, now exercise/good nutrition
Start Date: Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cricketleg View Post
I may or may not be able to take the AS...still checking with cardiologist. But I was wondering how many of you have done Medi withOUT it and how successful were you. Please share!
I am getting the AS rx, and used it the first week, tried without the second week, and delayed 2 days getting the rx filled, during those 2 days I noticed I was thinking about food more and getting my calories in sooner in the day. So the last two days I started them up again.

I can feel it---it feels like I have taken sudafed and the first couple days I had trouble falling asleep, but I don't think about food and I am not as hungry on them.

Those 9 days I did without I was able to keep within the calorie allotment, but it was less "easy".

Good luck.
dtg1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.