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    I'm trying to get my body more toned. My BMI is just at overweight. I have excess fat on my arms, stomach and bottom.

    I do a lot of running as cardio and this has definitely toned my legs. For my upper body I do workouts at home and I have noticed I have stronger arm muscles and stronger abs - but the fat is still there. I am restricting how much I eat, cutting down on portion size and I am eating healthily.

    I think my metabolism is naturally low. I also think because I am a girl I am naturally supposed to have this fat on me but it is my goal to have a slimmer, leaner, toned body.

    I have been researching Capsiplex and am possibly considering using them. I have never used diet pills/weight loss supplements before and am sceptical about how effective it is, and the cost (but I'm guessing 30 quid is normal for 30 pills).

    http://www.capsiplex.com/

    It contains capsicum and caffeine and apparantly has no side effects. However I suffer from insomnia quite often and am worried about this side effect. I suffered from terrible insomnia when I took Panadol Extra painkillers which contained caffeine.

    The only times I have lost weight, or more accuratly, fat, is when I am ill with vomiting/diharrohea. However my body returns to how it is before when I eat food.

    I want to lose weight healthily and keep it off. I am not too concerned about taking pills but if it will help dramatically then I want to give it a go.
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    I wouldn't use any sort of pills, personally. It's not worth it.
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    no, just continue eating less and exercising
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    if you're going to use pills to aid you then at least be sensible about it, don't buy crap off the internet.

    Go to your doctor and get hunger suppressants
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    No stop being a lazy **** and go do some running every day around the park.
    If I managed to become healthy from it...I had poor met rate, now its very good, so should you.

    Oh and don't eat any junk food either.
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    no, just continue eating less and exercising
    I find it difficult to believe that I agree with your advice for weight loss.
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    (Original post by <±Lois±>)
    if you're going to use pills to aid you then at least be sensible about it, don't buy crap off the internet.

    Go to your doctor and get hunger suppressants
    They're sold at H&B.

    I didn't know you could get hunger suppressants at the doctors. I'll check that out
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    (Original post by Norton1)
    I find it difficult to believe that I agree with your advice for weight loss.
    everyone and their dog should know to lose weight you eat less and move more, to gain you eat more and move less and to maintain you eat the same and move the same
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    They're sold at H&B.

    I didn't know you could get hunger suppressants at the doctors. I'll check that out
    yup and they're not herbal from the docs, they're actual chemical compounds

    it's far safer, and the doc can monitor you
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    no, just continue eating less and exercising
    This!

    NEVER EVER EVER EVER I REPEAT DO NOT EVER DO DIET PILLS!
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    You will need a private doctor if you want better than Xenical as all the others are unlicensed now... Or better find someone who is going to Thailand or Mexico, you can get proper slimming pills there (amphetamine style, not orlistat)
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    (Original post by blueray)
    No stop being a lazy **** and go do some running every day around the park.
    If I managed to become healthy from it...I had poor met rate, now its very good, so should you.

    Oh and don't eat any junk food either.
    I have been running 3 times a week for 1 hour for 6 months and I workout at home. People have told me that they have noticed I have lost some weight but its nothing dramatic.
    I wouldn't say I am lazy at all. I think its easier for men to lose weight, when my brother was getting big he went to the gym for a month and became skinny. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that for me :mad:
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    I have been running 3 times a week for 1 hour for 6 months and I workout at home. People have told me that they have noticed I have lost some weight but its nothing dramatic.
    I wouldn't say I am lazy at all. I think its easier for men to lose weight, when my brother was getting big he went to the gym for a month and became skinny. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that for me :mad:
    thats a crock of **** tbh

    only thing 'easier' is that men are able to eat more and still lose weight (that said so can tall females)
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    (Original post by <±Lois±>)
    yup and they're not herbal from the docs, they're actual chemical compounds

    it's far safer, and the doc can monitor you
    This is really interesting! Do they only give them to you if your BMI says you're overweight though? I have a BMI of about 23 ish, however I find it difficult sometimes as I'm constantly hungry, however when I have previously just followed my hunger I've ended up putting a lot of weight on, I tend to just ignore the hunger and not eat until it's an actual meal time as I don't want to put weight on, but this can make it difficult to concentrate and it really does my head in! Do you reckon I'd be suitable for something like those even if my BMI is normal?
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    I'm trying to get my body more toned. My BMI is just at overweight. I have excess fat on my arms, stomach and bottom.

    I do a lot of running as cardio and this has definitely toned my legs. For my upper body I do workouts at home and I have noticed I have stronger arm muscles and stronger abs - but the fat is still there. I am restricting how much I eat, cutting down on portion size and I am eating healthily.

    I think my metabolism is naturally low. I also think because I am a girl I am naturally supposed to have this fat on me but it is my goal to have a slimmer, leaner, toned body.

    I have been researching Capsiplex and am possibly considering using them. I have never used diet pills/weight loss supplements before and am sceptical about how effective it is, and the cost (but I'm guessing 30 quid is normal for 30 pills).

    http://www.capsiplex.com/

    It contains capsicum and caffeine and apparantly has no side effects. However I suffer from insomnia quite often and am worried about this side effect. I suffered from terrible insomnia when I took Panadol Extra painkillers which contained caffeine.

    The only times I have lost weight, or more accuratly, fat, is when I am ill with vomiting/diharrohea. However my body returns to how it is before when I eat food.
    Do you mean capsaicin? I took a pill with capsaicin and it game me awful stomach cramps, happened to both myself and my friend. Makes you feel SO ill. This was after taking 1 pill. I threw away the bottle. Never again. It was awful.

    If this pill really worked, GPs would be prescribing it for obese patients and even those have nasty side effects.

    Pills aren't the solution - either ineffective or nasty side effects if they do work.

    You'll have to eat less / exercise more.
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    I have been running 3 times a week for 1 hour for 6 months and I workout at home. People have told me that they have noticed I have lost some weight but its nothing dramatic.
    I wouldn't say I am lazy at all. I think its easier for men to lose weight, when my brother was getting big he went to the gym for a month and became skinny. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that for me :mad:
    What is your diet like?
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    (Original post by <±Lois±>)
    yup and they're not herbal from the docs, they're actual chemical compounds

    it's far safer, and the doc can monitor you
    Is a doctor allowed to say no? I am overweight but I do exercise and eat healthily, and I'm 18. So I won't need permission from my parents, right? (they would kill me if they knew I was taking pills )
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    (Original post by blueray)
    What is your diet like?
    Rice, rice and more rice.

    Chicken curry (light), vegetables, fish curry. Sometime lamb curry.

    Minimal fruit.

    Hardly dessert ever.

    After my brother lost the weight he would always and still eats junk food and hasn't put anything on.
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    Is a doctor allowed to say no? I am overweight but I do exercise and eat healthily, and I'm 18. So I won't need permission from my parents, right? (they would kill me if they knew I was taking pills )
    1. Doctors will say no if they don't believe the treatment is in your best interests (health wise). Doctors are not obliged to provide any treatment just because the patient asks for it. There has to be clinical need. n.b. things may be more lax if you see a private doctor

    2. If you're not overweight, you shouldn't be taking diet pills anyway and it's unlikely you Dr will prescribe them

    3. You're an adult. Presuming you are competent to make decisions, you don't have to tell anyone about your medical treatments and it's your choice.

    4. If you were under 18, or 16 you could still make autonomous decisions if the doctor believed you were capable of understanding the risks and benefits of a treatment, without parental consent.
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    (Original post by HollowPointSmile)
    Rice, rice and more rice.

    Chicken curry (light), vegetables, fish curry. Sometime lamb curry.

    Minimal fruit.

    Hardly dessert ever.

    After my brother lost the weight he would always and still eats junk food and hasn't put anything on.
    so crap basically

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