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Appetite suppressants

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ChihuahuaMummy1 Thu 11-Jul-19 11:07:47

I know it's not big or clever but has anyone got any recommendations for ones that actually work?
I'm quite clued up about healthy eating and exercise I just want something to stop that initial starving feeling when cut calories.T.i a

Bridget1983 Thu 11-Jul-19 11:09:08

I’ve just been reading about Glucomannan - not tried it but was wondering. . . It’s a natural one though

2beesornot2beesthatisthehoney Thu 11-Jul-19 11:15:51

Blueberries work for me! No idea why.

TheDarkPassenger Thu 11-Jul-19 12:00:40


JellyBaby666 Thu 11-Jul-19 12:01:16

Black coffee.

Blue565 Thu 11-Jul-19 12:21:25

Boiled Eggs, 75 kCal a pop but fill you up for ages

CremeEgg2019 Thu 11-Jul-19 12:23:44

psyllium husk - it's solid fibre. You can buy it loose or in capsules. Eat it with a source of fat and that should make you feel full.
The biggest appetite suppressant is cutting out carbs - they make you feel hungry. If you eat mostly fat and protein (moderate) you will find you feel hungry less and less often.

Treaclesweet Thu 11-Jul-19 12:25:04

Following. Find it so hard to fight the "my insides are a void" feeling.

TescosFinest Thu 11-Jul-19 12:35:35

OP don’t cut calories, cut carbs and you will feel full for longer. I eat every 6-8hrs naturally, no hunger, no snacks in between. I found that a pint of water with a dash of apple cider vinegar makes the niggling feeling go away really well, also a mug of strong tea, black or green, or strong coffee. Full fat/cream in hot drinks is ok, but strictly no sugar. Taking sugar out of your diet will dramatically reduce appetite on its own. Please don’t starve yourself, eat the right kind of foods/drinks. And enjoy life!

Since I went low-carb, I haven’t experienced full-on, desperate hunger which used to be a feature of my life. I used to be ruled by food. This is so liberating and has improved my quality of life immensely. I will never go back to cakes and biscuits, they are not worth it! I really enjoy my new well-being and freedom (and the slim figure 🙂)

ChihuahuaMummy1 Thu 11-Jul-19 13:34:14

@CremeEgg I darent take psyllium husks after I read they can stop your pill from working

ChihuahuaMummy1 Thu 11-Jul-19 13:35:01

@Tescos cheers I'll try lower carb too

gumbalina01 Thu 11-Jul-19 14:44:03

Glucomannon, drink lots of water to avoid constipation

TheInebriati Thu 11-Jul-19 14:48:21

Psyllium husk doesn't affect the pill, according to the NHS. I use it in
unsweetened almond or oat milk.

Foslady Thu 11-Jul-19 14:49:25

Glucomannon is the only thing with an EFSA claim, but all it does is swell up in your tummy, It doesn’t stop you eating a Mars bar after taking it and so unless you are going to use it to reduce portion size it’s not worth it.

CherithPonsonby Thu 11-Jul-19 14:58:24

GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) Chromium is good for reducing sugar cravings.

There’s chromium picolinate if you can’t find the GTF version.

MrsPerfect12 Thu 11-Jul-19 15:14:08

I second the apple cider vinegar. Has to be the good stuff with "mother"

ChihuahuaMummy1 Thu 11-Jul-19 18:57:59

Good news on the psyllium husk.I used to take "trimmers" in the early noughties I'm sure they had amphetamines in,we all used to take at work and you didn't want as much as a crisp with those.Funnily enough they dont sell them now

Londonmummy66 Thu 11-Jul-19 19:54:50

I found Cellevac quite good - taken with lots of water

Fatted Thu 11-Jul-19 19:56:45

Get an early night. Since I started sleeping more I don't want to eat as much.

PetraDelphiki Thu 11-Jul-19 19:58:52

You can still be prescribed proper appetite suppressants if you go to weight medics - either phentermine (works on brain appetite apparently) or saxenda (injectable, works on the stomach, costs an arm and a leg though)

Teddybear45 Thu 11-Jul-19 20:02:53

Eating a protein packed breakfast often keeps me full for the whole day - either a can of tuna / a couple of eggs and cheese on toast.

GenevaMaybe Thu 11-Jul-19 20:06:31

I remember at work a girl got a hold of slimming pills from Brazil. Suddenly half the office was alarmingly thin but also sweaty with bulging veins and twitches. Not a good look

georgialondon Thu 11-Jul-19 20:13:38

@GenevaMaybe basically all your office was on speed then grin

Eliza9919 Thu 11-Jul-19 21:19:07

Dont touch phentermine. It's not good at all.

lljkk Thu 11-Jul-19 21:33:56

DH did 3-day low carbing a few times in build up to big endurance (cycling) events; he hated it. He was starving the whole time & felt very weak. Horrible.

Apple cider vinegar fucked over my teeth so am not a fan of that one.

Smoking is indeed notoriously effective as appetite suppressant.

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