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Anyone recommend a good appetite suppressant

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dontbesillyhenry Fri 09-Dec-16 09:43:51

Firstly I am not interested in why I shouldn't be using these and how I only need willpower. I am 36 years old and not stupid.
My appetite is huge. I drink lots of water. Can anyone recommend a effective appetite suppressant?

Roygrace Fri 09-Dec-16 09:54:07

I think high protein is always good. The haven't found a miracle cure as far as a tablet is concerned but high protein eggs, meat etc between meals and lots of water fefinetly helps me

dontbesillyhenry Sat 10-Dec-16 00:14:08

Bump anyone else?

Tanknspank Sat 10-Dec-16 00:17:55


Anything else bar maybe a gastric bypass is ineffective. Though it is illegal and might give you a heart attack.

The bypass isn't an all cure either. Got two relatives who lost weight but managed to put it all back in again by stretching their stomachs.

I used to struggle too. Weighing out portions helped me.

Mrsmorton Sat 10-Dec-16 00:18:18

Caffeine. I drink coffee until I feel ill (up until about 1pm). It's shit isn't it. I could eat all day.

JaneJeffer Sat 10-Dec-16 00:19:30

Those protein yogurts are very filling.

OliviaStabler Sat 10-Dec-16 00:22:35

Coffee. Best one I've found.

NiceCuppaTeaAndASitDown Wed 04-Jan-17 19:52:18

I know they're awful for you, but the zero sugar monster drinks are the best thing I've found, although I've always been tempted to take up nicotine gum!

MrsGsnow18 Wed 04-Jan-17 19:54:03

Sparkling water.
I read a long time ago about someone eating a banana and drinking a glass of sparkling water before meals so they felt full before eating.

iknowimcoming Wed 04-Jan-17 20:03:08

Appetite and genuine physical hunger are two very different things, learning to recognise the difference is the key to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Working out why those two things got mixed up in your life is the magic trick to success. Also I'm pretty sure if someone had invented an appetite suppressant that worked and had no dreadful side effects we'd all have heard about it and that person would be very rich by now. Sorry OP!

Amrita17 Thu 05-Jan-17 23:18:56

An appetite suppressant I know of is phentermine. It is prescription only though. See if your GP will prescribe it for you. If not, you can go to a slimming clinic like NSC and be under the care of their doctors who will give it to you if suitable

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Snafflebrain Thu 05-Jan-17 23:25:42

there used to be pills called stacks or stack3 (something like that) which were ephedrine + caffeine. they were pretty good but i think ephedrine is now banned. hot drinks come a close and more sensible second

Mrsjudelaw66 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:30:14

Vaping really helps me. Doesn't have to be nicotine flavoured liquids.

Zarachristmas Mon 16-Jan-17 17:11:00

Coca Cola, I turned into a stick insect living off the stuff during a stressful period in my life.

Incredibly unhealthy though, wouldn't recommend it.

I find boiled eggs fill me up.

chocolatespiders Mon 16-Jan-17 17:20:51

I wish I knew the answer..

Milky coffee in the afternoon sometimes helps me.

DustyMaiden Mon 16-Jan-17 17:24:57

South beach diet.

Tootsiepops Mon 16-Jan-17 17:31:35

I think phentermine is the only appetite suppressant legally available at the moment. You will NOT get it on the NHS. Some may argue this is for good reason.

You can be prescribed it privately for a three month period if you are overweight, do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or overactive thyroid.

I take it and find it to be very effective.

KindDogsTail Mon 16-Jan-17 17:41:51

Adequate protein at every meal and a lot of vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, courgettes, lettuce, celery, peppers. A little healthy oil. If you get very hungry between meals, some hot water or herbal tea. Very very hungry something like celery and cottage cheese. NB Do not try to not eat.

Avoid sugar and caffeine and artificial sweeteners (these can make you hungry/stressed)

Sleep enough. Not enough sleep induces hunger.

Avoid stress/do yoga. Stress may cause hunger pangs.

Chromium Vitamin D Vitamin B Zinc

Water - you said you have this.

NameChanger22 Mon 16-Jan-17 17:46:03

Strangely I find exercise is the best appetite suppressant. Also, red wine, I must be weird.

maggiethemagpie Sat 21-Jan-17 15:01:04

I can recommend a good appetite supressant that's completely free and contains no chemicals... it's called keto dieting.

I'm entirely serious, I've been doing a very low carb, high fat ketosis diet for a few weeks and my desire to eat food has more or less left me completely... I am having perhaps a couple of meals a day and having to force myself to eat sometimes.

Although this diet is high in (good) fats the beauty is that, because you won't want to eat much, you end up eating less and no hunger.

Better than paying £££ for artificial/chemical appetite supressants IMHO.

Ellisandra Sat 21-Jan-17 22:52:33

My weight is generally where I want it, but maybe 3x in last 10 years it has crept up and then I've wanted to hit it hard.
I go very low calorie. I allow myself anything I want, but strictly limit the calories.
In effect, it's low carb without meaning to be - it's just a result of cutting calories so low.
Now the first 2x I did this, I was amazed that after feeling like I could gnaw my own arm off for 2 days, I quickly lost my appetite - and yet still felt good and has energy to exercise.
I'm currently doing it again and in googling low calories stuff came across the ketosis that the PP mentions.
One symptom: loss of appetite!
So it looked like I had an explanation.
Yesterday I got some urine dip sticks to test the theory - and sure enough, I'm in ketosis.
I'm fascinated to now have an explanation! It's really bizarre to feel like I have no appetite on such small meals.
I still have an emotional response - despite not feeling hungry I drove past McD today and could happily have pigged out blush
So I don't temporary ketosis is a life long fix for over eating. But I would certainly look at ketosis diets.

Mummyoftwo91 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:56:20

Diet Coke, really unhealthy but after a relationship breakdown I pretty much only drank Diet Coke and the odd bit of food one a day, was too sad to eat and after 3 weeks, I was 2 stone down. In a happier period now and managed to keep the weight off even though I started eating normally again

tommytippedup Sat 21-Jan-17 23:09:28

I find a daily 360 deg spin, naked, in front of a full-length mirror works quite well.

But, seriously, is the appetite something new? I was constantly hungry, even immediately after eating a big meal, when I was vitamin D deficient. That wasn't normal for me, and it went away after I had the replacement therapy. I'm really not suggesting that you start popping supplements, please don't do that. But if this is a new thing it might be worth considering that there may be a reason for it.

tommytippedup Sat 21-Jan-17 23:10:47

Yes, also protein rich meals will keep you fuller for longer.

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