jo; asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 10 years ago

Diet Pills and Dieting Tips?

I am 15, and have been trying to get into shape. I have been on a diet for the past week and exercised everyday for over an hour. Why am i not seeing dramatic results? When will i see the results?

Also, i was wondering if there was any diet pills that i could take. my mom let me try the rest of her Healthy Trim pills, which kinda work, and there was only about 5 left.

Any other dieting tips or suggestions would be great!


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  • 10 years ago
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    You should talk with your physician about your weight if you're so concerned that you feel compelled to take diet pills. Most diet pills, like the ones your mother let you take, don't do anything anyway. Most diet supplements are scams. Unfortunately, YA doesn't allow us enough space for me to be able to explain why. That said, here's the best diet for you according to the US CDC and NIH.

    The best diet for losing fat is the same as the best diet for building muscle which is the same as the best diet for maintaining health and body weight. In other words, everyone should be eating essentailly the same macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber barring special health or medical considerations because we all have essentially the same physiognomy. Here is the diet approved by the US National Institute of Health...the people your doctor listens to.

    Eat varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your daily caloric burn while keeping your macronutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein). Only slight changes should be made in the macronutrient ratios to accommodate the extreme demands of special activities such as athletics or inactivity due to illness.

    Note: Here are the details in case you're interested. --->

    and here --->

    You get to make the food choices based on culture, available foods, personal preferences, your resources, etc. However, the words "varied", "wholesome", and "high quality" are important. And, you should consume your food in 4-6 daily meals with healthy snacks between such that you're nourishing yourself every two hours when awake.

    If you want to burn body fat, simply decrease portion sizes of your food such that your daily intake is 500 calories less than your daily burn rate. That should result in a loss rate of one pound per week.

    Check out these fitness facts.

    • If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you have to lose fat eventually. There are no exceptions to this fact.

    • There are only two nonsurgical things you can do to sculpt your body and they are (1) add or lose fat and (2) add or lose muscle. Muscle can only be lost naturally through atrophy.

    • A pound of fat will yield about 3500 calories (Kcal) of energy.

    • An average person must run or walk about 5 miles (8 km) every day to burn one pound of fat per week BUT THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT.

    • An average person must run or walk about 350 miles (563 km) to burn 10 pounds BUT THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT. If they walk 350 miles (13.4 marathons) at 3mph it will take them 117 hours or about three full 40 hour work weeks to burn 10 pounds of fat.

    • If an average person consumes 500 calories per day less than they burn, they will lose about a pound a week with no extra time or physical effort required.

    •Running does not burn any more fat than walking as long as the distance remains the same.

    • It does not matter if a person runs or walks a given distance…they will burn the same number of calories. Calories are energy and energy expenditure is not time dependent. How fast a person runs has nothing to do with how many calories they burn. Only the distance determines the calories burned.

    • There is no exercise which will remove fat from a particular place on the body. Your body (genetics) determines where you lose fat, not you nor your diet nor your exercise. Spot fat removal by diet or exercise is a myth which is why people spend so much money on liposuction.

    • It is not necessary to do "cardio" to burn fat. Cardio is aerobic exercise while maintaining a heart rate of 80% of max or more which is used to maintain cardio-vascular fitness. You can burn fat in your sleep.

    • Most of the calories you consume will be spent just keeping your body temperature at 98.6F.

    • It doesn’t matter how hard or how long you exercise, you will not lose any fat if you eat too much. You can always eat more calories than you can burn. When it comes to burning fat, diet always trumps exercise.

    • There are no supplements which will make your body burn fat. Only you can do that with diet control.

    Now, here's an excellent website for you. Be sure to bookmark it and use it. It's been recommended by the US National Institute of Health and has tons of information about your growing and changing body. --> Pay particular attention to this section -->

    Good luck and good health!!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Why aren't you seeing "dramatic" results, Jo? Because you've been doing this FOR A WEEK. You gotta be kidding me if you think that "dramatic" results come from just a week. Look, you're 15, it's time to stop believing in magic, fairy tales, and listening to diet gimmick crap that companies tell you just to get you to spend your money (or your mom's money). I'm also absolutely appalled that your mother would let you try her diet pills. Not only is she setting a horrible, horrible example for you by taking diet pills (basically saying that you should be lazy and not try anything because magic pills magically make everything better), but she shouldn't be giving her teen daughter diet pills (basically telling you that you're fat and a bad person that needs magic help from magic pills).

    You obviously haven't been trying to get into shape. You know why I can say this? You've only been doing this for a week and you have been taking diet pills. That's not trying to get into shape, that's being impatient and also completely not understanding your own body and how it's supposed to work. That's not getting into shape, that's complaining that your very, very minimal effort hasn't been "dramatically" rewarded.

    In other words, you need a reality check, Jo, one that's clear of your mother's terrible examples to you and one that gets you on the right track to actually getting in shape.

    Also, what are you actually doing? You say you exercise daily for an hour and are on a diet, but what are you actually DOING for exercise and eating? This also plays a huge part in your success or failure. Feel free to email me if you want that evaluated.

  • 10 years ago

    Exercises doesn't show results that fast (to some, the minimum to see some results is about a month) but when it does, the "effect" lasts longer than slimming/diet pills. Try walking around your neighborhood for a an hour or so (that's what I used to do). You don't need to run or jog. If you want it to be fun, you can just walk in the park or walk around the mall :) but make sure you do it for at least 30 minutes (no rest). If you can still go on, then please do. I remember, I used to walk for like two hours just because I like walking outside and I didn't feel tired at all.

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