Im a 17 year old male who’sweight is 220 and 5’5 I have been working out for a month or two but have not seen good results, I want to take weight loss pills to help me lose weight along with my workout. I do have anxiety problems and am taking medication called abilify. Is there any products that is safe for me to take without caffeine. I heard of something called Hoodia Gordonii that is supposed to be safe, but anything without caffeine and is safe is what I need. My workourt is usually 100 situps, 30 pushups, walking and running a mile, and boxing every day. Any help would be much appreciated

4 Responses to Can 17 year old take weight loss pills?

  • BabeHart says:

    Don’t waste your money…if weight loss pills worked, there wouldn’t be so many fat people in the US.

    Watch your calorie intake, and up your cardio…walking/running a mile isn’t that much (15 mins max, if you aren’t very fast). Your cardio needs to be over 30 mins every day that you do it, and you should shoot for 5 days a week at least, for working out…regular cardio, plus strength training…swap your situps for crunches (sit ups are not the best ab exercise) and do more…100 forward, 100 reverse, 100 to the right, 100 to the left…pushups are fine, they work your chest but do max reps and only work your abs and chest every other day (not daily)…don’t work the same muscle group 2 days in a row…cardio, you can do daily…

    Boxing is great exercise but it does depend on how long you are doing it and at what intensity…

    Keep at it…slower is better (no more than 3 lbs down per week) to maximize your chances of keeping it off long term…and for it to be a healthy weight loss…forget the pills, there are none that make a significant difference anyway…

  • Monte P says:

    If you’re thinking about buying some type of weight loss pills, here’s what you should do. Find out how much they cost, and then send me half of that money. I’ll tell everyone in the world that I helped you lose weight, and if they send me some money I’ll help them too.

    Because, if you buy diet pills, that’s exactly what you’re doing. You’re giving your money to someone who says that their magic formula helped people lose weight. It won’t work, and you’ll be upset, and they’ll be richer.

    It’s simple science and math. If you consume more calories than you burn, your body will store the extra calories as fat. If you burn more calories than you consume, your body will use this stored fat as fuel.

    Now, for a mindset change. You don’t want to lose weight. You want to burn fat. In order for your body to burn fat, you have to create a calorie deficit. The easiest way to do this is thru diet. If you search the net, you’ll find sources to calculate your BMR. This is how many calories your body normally burns during the day (NOTE: This is a VERY ROUGH estimate). Try to eat 500 calories less than that each day. Doing that will have you burning about 1lb of fat per week.

    Next, your workout. The best thing to help you burn fat is cardio. You say that every day you walk and run a mile. Are you keeping track of how much of it is running and how much of it is walking? If not, you need to start doing that. You need to make sure that each time you go out there, you do more running than you did the day before. Eventually, you’ll be running the whole mile. Unfortunately, you’re going to need to do more than that. You’ll need to do cardio for around 30 minutes each day. Something I’d suggest is interval training. This will really accelerate the fat burning process. Go out and jog for about 5 minutes to get your body warmed up. Next, Sprint as fast as you possibly can for 30 seconds. Jog/walk for 30 seconds. This sprint and jog sequence is one repetition. Do 10-15 repetitions. Finally, do another 5 minute jog to cool down. After a few weeks of this, increase your repetitons until you finally get to where you are doing 20 repetitions each session.

    Building muscle will also help you burn fat. It does this in three ways
    1) When you exercise, you burn calories.
    2) As you build muscles, these muscles require additional calories to function.
    3) When you do strength training, you damage your muscles. Your body repairs the damage, and as it does, the muscles get stronger. This process also burns calories.

    So, you do 100 situps and 30 pushups each day. If you keep that up and burn off the fat, you’ll be a very skinny guy with a huge chest and bulging abs….unfortunately, the rest of your body will be scrawny, and you may end up stooped over because your abs are so big and strong but the rest of your core is soft and weak. Ok, it’s not *that* bad, but I’m trying to make a point. Working two muscle groups isn’t enough, you need to work your whole body. Pushups, squats, lunges, calf raises, pullups, dips, etc will all help build muscles throughout your body. For your core, in addition to situps, add in planks, side planks, and some exercises to work your lower back.

    One final thing, if you are able to 100 situps each day, try adding some weight, and doing 10-20 weighted situps instead.

  • Mitchell says:

    Mickey,

    While Hoodia can be used as an appetite suppressant, it has had mixed results. From your message it sounds like you’re getting enough exercise so overeating or a bad diet is more than likely the problem. You sound like you are serious about losing weight and that is the all important first step. You need to educate yourself on what is good and bad that you are putting into your body. First off, two of the many side effects of Abilify are weight gain and anxiety. You should discuss with your doctor about a natural alternative such as Sam-E, of course he /she may be biased since they won’t make any money from you taking a natural product. Sam-E has been proven to work just as well as anti-depressants without the side effects.
    Concentrate on changing your eating habits. Stay away from processed carbohydrates, white sugar,white flour and white salt.
    Your blood can only store twenty minutes worth of energy at a time, so after that you use other energy sources, such as fat for those energy needs. Try doing your walking first thing in the morning, before eating your breakfast to burn stored fat reserves.
    Stick with it Mickey, you’ll get there.
    A great free resource for dieting is http://www.dietforteenagers.com/

    Mitch

  • Nicolus says:

    Go for the safer ones if you really want to go in the first place.

    A sensible balanced diet based on moderate quantities of foods that are low in fat will help most people to lose weight safely. The successful slimmer loses weight slowly and surely, and establishes a healthy eating and exercise pattern that will last a lifetime, so that weight loss is permanent.

    Diet

    Diet plans are enormously popular. They range from traditional low fat, high-carbohydrate diets to high-protein, high fat, low-carbohydrate diets. The truth is, no specific diet works for everyone, and no diet works without the other essential components of weight loss – exercise and stress management.

    Essentially a healthy diet

    * Emphasizes on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products
    * Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    * Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugar

    Losing weight is a slow, gradual process and requires a combination of healthy eating, balanced nutrition and exercise. In an effort to lose weight, some people turn to prescription or over the counter medicine to control appetite and help them to ‘starve’ the extra weight off. Many of these products contain stimulants which raise heart rate and can cause anxiety and other health problems. Even some so-called ‘natural’ products contain ephedra and other harmful stimulants. Ultimately the body suffers and the lost pounds often return with a vengeance after the product is stopped.

    Herbal and homeopathic remedies can offer an effective natural solution to obesity and weight-gain.

    There are also many natural weight loss supplements available that are effective in helping you to achieve your goal weight and support a healthy metabolism naturally. Herbal and homeopathic remedies are gentle on the body’s system, helping to create the conditions necessary for weight stabilization and balance.

    These natural weight loss supplements also promote overall physical, mental and emotional health. Herbs such as Fucus vesiculosis, Gallium aperine, Taraxacum officinalis, Glycorrhiza glabra, Erythrea centaurium, Garcinia cambogia, Taraxacum officinalis, Glycorrhiza glabra, and Capsicum can help to boost the metabolism, improve liver functioning, stimulate the digestive system and keep the weight off.

    Homeopathic remedies such as Kalium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate and Calcium Fluoride also help to improve metabolism and the breakdown of dietary fat while reducing the craving for sweet foods. When used regularly, these natural ingredients can help to assist your body in weight loss while also helping rid your body of harmful toxins. The result is a slimmer, more energetic and healthier you!

    In addition, the sea vegetable Fucus vesiculosis contains a concentrated source of minerals including iodine, which assists in the production of thyroid hormones necessary for maintaining healthy metabolism in all cells of the body.

    You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/o/obesityoverweightweightloss.htm

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