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Appetite suppressants that work..

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BreadAndButterNutter Fri 08-Nov-19 20:03:15

And are safe. Anyone found any? I'm fat and desperate.

Groundfloor Fri 08-Nov-19 20:38:03

Drink a glass of water instead of every other snack.

Whatever you want to eat, only eat half of it - instant 50% reduction in calories.

managedmis Fri 08-Nov-19 20:38:45

Low carb high fat

FritataPatate Fri 08-Nov-19 20:38:48

black coffee

Beaniebeemer Fri 08-Nov-19 20:39:55

Apple Cider Vinegar gummies by Goli

LabellaChicca Fri 08-Nov-19 20:41:01

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Groundfloor Fri 08-Nov-19 20:59:30

Low carb high fat?

How about low carb, low fat?

NinetySixer Fri 08-Nov-19 21:02:00

Low carb high fat. You go into Ketosis and it suppresses your appetite.

You have to stick to it religiously but it will work and is easy.

MyDaisyField Fri 08-Nov-19 21:04:46

I’ve currently got stomach ulcers which are an amazing appetite suppressant, unpleasant one other ways though.

The only appetite suppressant that I’ve found ever worked is caffeine. But it makes me jittery and awful to be around.

Groundfloor Fri 08-Nov-19 21:13:01


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the state of Ketosis (not a sustainably healthy state to be in) is a result of the low carb element, and nothing to do with high fat.

Having less fat (hence calories) will only help to lose weight faster.

An extensive and thorough clinical study several years ago in Holland carried out clinical trials on differing diets including the Atkins diet (ketosis).

They monitored large groups of individuals, who were divided into the various different diet groups and monitored exactly what they ate, how often, recorded how they felt, what they ate, when they ate etc etc.

The group that lost the most weight were, surprise surprise, the group that consumed the least calories overall. There is no silver bullet or magic wand. You've just got to do more and eat less.

Campervan69 Fri 08-Nov-19 21:14:25

I am on the first week of the fast 800 and once you've got through about day 3 you didn't seem to be hungry on this diet so definitely worth a try

MrsJamin Fri 08-Nov-19 21:21:44

Most of the above is terrible, terrible advice. You need a calorie deficit, and be active. You need to adjust your diet and activity level to something sustainable so you don't just put weight back on when you get to your desired size. Keto and other crash diets are really unhealthy especially for women.

theemmadilemma Fri 08-Nov-19 21:58:23

@Groundfloor most low fat products have far higher carbs and all that other shitty stuff.

So if you do have fat when low carbing, it's better to use full fat products but sparingly.

Bluntness100 Fri 08-Nov-19 22:02:31

Some very uninformed comments on here,

Op try low carbing,

As a proportion of your daily intake it's high fat, medium protein, low carb, the health benefits are well documented and scientifically proven.

The benefit is it regulates your appetite. So you don't get cravings any more.

HavelockVetinari Fri 08-Nov-19 22:11:50

most low fat products have far higher carbs and all that other shitty stuff

hmm there is nothing "shitty" about carbohydrates, our bodies need a balanced diet to function properly.

Izzabellasasperella Fri 08-Nov-19 22:14:21


Groundfloor Fri 08-Nov-19 23:59:36


You don't need to eat low fat foods, just don't eat high fat or processed foods.

Plenty of fruit and vegetables, as little processed foods as possible and a bit of exercise - job done.

If you're eating crisps, biscuits, cakes, pasties, pastries, lots of bread, sweets, chips, fried foods, ice cream, sugar coated or 'crunchy' cereals, curries, takeaways and drinking beer and wine etc - cut this out first for a month and notice the difference.

Seriously, fresh fruit, veg, white meat or fish, plus some exercise and I defy anyone not to lose weight without feeling 'starving' all the time.

Any fad diet that claims to lose more than a two or three pounds of weight a week (assuming you're not clinically obese) will be dehydrating you and will not be sustainable or healthy.

Foslady Sat 09-Nov-19 06:00:09

The only thing with an EFSA claim for weight loss is glucomannan at 3G per day, usually over 3 servings. It swells up and makes you feel full and as it is fibreous it just passes though.
Has had some negative press though recently thanks to people not using it properly/SM ‘influencer’ being associated with it, big if used properly it does make you feel full so you eat less and become calorie deficient

AncientEgyptianMommy Sat 09-Nov-19 06:08:14

Keto or atkins induction. Eat under 20g of carb. Other higher low carbs may not suppress appetite as much. Under 20g and you're golden.
Within 5 days you will lose your appetite. Hormonal fluctuatiins will make you eat more at time of the month though.

Bluntness100 Sat 09-Nov-19 07:18:20

there is nothing "shitty" about carbohydrates, our bodies need a balanced diet to function properly

Sure, but there is no such thing as a no carb diet, even cucumber has carbs, it's low carb as a percentage of your full daily intake.

Ketosis isn't unhealthy as a pp said, our bodies burn fat instead of glucose very efficiently, and many people feel better when using fat for p energy rather than glucose.

It's proven to reverse the effect of seizures in children and type diabetes in all and is now being researched for the impacts on other issues like Parkinson's etc as it may be beneficial.

Our bodies can either burn glucose or fat for energy very efficiently. Personally when burning glucose I get cravings, am lethargic etc. Where as when in ketosis, or burning fat I'm full of energy and my appetite is regulated.

If we think back to how humans used to live, burning fat would have been the way we operated day to day. Burning glucose and laying down fat layers of anything not burned, was not the way we lived day to day as our food sources weren't carb heavy, we would have done it occasionally then laid down our fat layers.

And simoly because people are used to that now doesn't mean that it's the most healthy way for us to live. As the rise in obesity shows us.

And as said, there is nothing wrong with carbs, they are in many things, inc all veg, but simoly keto teaches you to moderate them.

ivykaty44 Sat 09-Nov-19 07:23:31

Linseed, chia mixed into food, I put a teaspoon of each in 40g of porridge and it works at keeping me feeling full. I eat an apple before the porridge and a banana with the porridge, topped with a handful of frozen berries - the berries stable your blood sugar preventing it from crashing and leaving you hungry. Apples are high fibre so keep you full.

Raspberries and yougurt is protein for fullness and raspberries are really high fibre for keeping you full, add linseed and chia seeds

MrsJamin Sat 09-Nov-19 10:40:07

More terrible advice telling you to go low carb! Women especially shouldn't go on low carb diets, it will mess with your hormone balances. Most studies that showed the benefits of low carb diets were done on men, and women react very differently to very low calorie diets-- men will lose weight but women's bodies naturally will hang on to more fat believing they are existing in a time of famine, and for the human race to continue, women need to survive to be pregnant and raise children. Check this post out from expert nutritionist Dr Stacy Sims.

Groundfloor Sat 09-Nov-19 10:50:26

Why is everyone so determined to avoid doing the simple basics?

Balanced, healthy diet and less of it, mixed with simple exercise if you want to lose weight.

Are people looking for an easy way round the basic principals of calorie deficit?

It's okay to feel hungry for a few hours a day, it really is. Once you can except this and embrace it, the hard part is done.

Selfsettlingat3 Sat 09-Nov-19 10:52:49


The only diet that works for me is having 3 meals a day, no snacks, half of each meal veg or fruit if breakfast and only having puddings at weekends.

Selfsettlingat3 Sat 09-Nov-19 10:53:34

Oh and knowing it’s not only OK to be hungry that you should be feeling hungry in the run up to meals.

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