Here is My Question:
I am 25 pounds overweight. I have lost quite a bit, but these last 25 pounds stuck. With the summer heat, I'm tired and do not want to walk outside in the heat of the summer. I am taking two naps a day, and I have gained 10 pounds. My friend suggested Phentermine. I have taken it before I was diagnosed with MS with good results. I just need something to get me up and away from the fridge. I know it isn't a long term solution, but it would help develop a good habit. My MS is very stable on Rituxan.
Healthy eating and exercise are key components to living well with MS. Would phentermine be something that could help?
You have to ask your doctor if phentermine is safe for you, since I know nothing about your individual case. Generally I would not recommend using phentermine. It is better to lock the kitchen after 7 pm and consider adding the 5:2 fasting diet to your other dieting approach; this means 2 days of the week you need to fast for at least 15 hours. In practice most people eat nothing between dinner and lunch the following day to satisfy their day of fasting. I would also recommend, if possible, a buddy system or social network approach. Find people to support you when feel the urge to break your diet.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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