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As well as setting the goals you want to achieve and planning out how you will approach each of the weight loss stages with phentermine, it’s a great idea to devise a daily weight loss schedule to make sure that you keep on top of everything while also making the most of your phentermine prescription. While we understand that everyone has different schedules, here we have some great ideas and suggestions that you could incorporate into your daily routine to help you maximize your weight loss potential while taking phentermine.

First Thing

Wake up and take your phentermine with a big glass of water – the water will fill you up and get things moving to prevent that bloated feeling. It’s also a great idea to incorporate a weight loss multivitamin into your morning routine to ensure that you’re meeting all your recommended daily allowances, plus giving yourself a weight loss boost with ingredients such as 5-HTP, vitamin B12 and chromium, as well as helping to improve your mood and wellbeing.

Eating a small snack such as half a banana and a few almonds will offer you quick carbohydrates and a little protein to jump-start your metabolism for the day. And, if you can, exercise! If it’s an exercise that you love, it won’t be such a chore to work out first thing and it really is worth it; morning exercisers have been shown to work out longer and more intensely than those who work out during other times of the day, plus, it keeps your metabolism revved up so that you’ll burn more fat all day long.

After a few stretches and a shower, eat a filling breakfast around an hour after waking up, or as instructed by your phentermine doctor. Your breakfast should include protein and fiber – at least 10 grams of each. Don’t be afraid to fill up on healthy carbs such as whole grains as enjoying them early on ensures that you’ll have time to burn them off throughout the day. If you’re off to work then prepare your lunch and snacks for the day, making sure that you include low-fat protein, fiber, fresh veggies, whole grains, and fruit. To save time, cooking a little extra dinner to have for lunch the following day is a good eating habit to get into to ensure that you don’t have to eat out at lunchtime.

Morning

Make sure you have water with you all the time to keep hydrated as not only is water a great weight loss booster, it also keeps you feeling full and stops thirst masquerading as hunger. What’s more, if you’re experiencing side effects with phentermine such as headaches and dry mouth then water can help to alleviate these problems. However, if your dry mouth symptoms are particularly uncomfortable then we recommend that you add a drink mix to keep you extra hydrated and banish dry mouth for good.

Although phentermine helps to suppress appetite, a fiber-filled snack of around 150 calories at about 10 am will keep hunger pangs at bay and ensure that you don’t get too ravenous before lunchtime – long periods of not eating can result in eating too quickly and ultimately over-eating at your next meal, which is definitely best avoided. Also make sure to fill in your food and exercise journal to keep up-to-date after each snack or meal and to keep yourself motivated by checking your stats from past weeks.

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Lunchtime

Whether you’re working or at home with your kids, there’s no reason you can’t step outside for a short walk at lunchtime. This will clear your head and improve your mood, while also taking advantage of the extra energy that phentermine provides to rev up your metabolism even more. If you feel that your phentermine needs a boost, why not add a great weight loss supplement to your midday routine to provide additional appetite suppression and energy-boosting properties to get you through the afternoon slump? Then, you can enjoy your lunch, whether it’s freshly made at home or packed, knowing that you’ve worked for it. Whatever you do, step away from the phone, TV or computer screen and enjoy your lunch without distractions, which is a good habit to get into in order to have a healthy relationship with food.

Afternoon

A healthy snack around 3-4 pm is a good idea as it ensures that you won’t get too hungry before dinner and end up snacking while you cook. This could be something sweet such as fruit, a healthy smoothie or a few squares of dark chocolate as studies show that a small indulgence can prevent overeating and sweet cravings later. As well as keeping hydrated with water all throughout the day, the caffeine boost of green tea is a great pick-me-up during the afternoon, plus green tea is packed with antioxidants and has been shown to suppress appetite, boost metabolism, and help reduce abdominal fat.

If you didn’t get in your exercise earlier, if it’s possible, now is a great time to take advantage of your journey home by walking or cycling. If you get public transport then make sure to get off a few stops earlier and if you’re driving then make up for it by stopping off at the gym on the way home. This post-work release is a great stress-reliever which means less chance of overeating, and even if it’s just a brisk walk for ten minutes it will clear your head after your busy workday. The same goes if you’ve had a busy day at home; stepping out for a few minutes will clear your head and allow you to take a few moments for yourself.

Evening

Now it’s time to whip up a low-calorie dinner filled with veggies, low-fat protein, and whole grains, and make sure to plate up each dish rather than allow people to help themselves as this avoids mindless overeating before your brain realizes that your stomach is full. If there are any leftovers, put them away in Tupperware before sitting down to eat in order to prevent going back for unnecessary seconds. A glass of fresh juice or a piece of fruit will satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner, and then you should brush your teeth; minty fresh breath will prevent late-night snacking, and is one of many great tips that can help control your appetite.

If you like to relax in front of the TV then make good use of the commercial breaks by doing strength-training moves such as tricep curls, leg lifts and squats. If you haven’t had the chance to exercise today then now would be a great time to fit in some Pilates or relaxing yoga poses and stretches. Try following some online videos or get a DVD so that you can do these exercises at home whenever you have a spare 15 minutes and really make your weight loss schedule work for you.

About an hour before bedtime, slip into your pajamas and relax with a book or by listening to music. A pre-bedtime routine of winding down without your TV, computer, or smartphone is a great way to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and avoid the insomnia that can often be a side effect of phentermine. Then snuggle into bed around 8 hours before you have to be up tomorrow and go off to dreamland.

Which of these tips will you be incorporating into your daily routine with phentermine? Let us know by commenting below!

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21 Responses

  1. will it cause my blood pressure to go up…I have tried it. my pressure went up would that be a side affect?

  2. Hi,
    I have a question. I am on day six of phentermine and I am feeling very hungry. I don’t think it is mentally hungry. I am having hunger pangs where my stomach growls and burns in a way. I am using the weight loss app Lose It and it said that based on my weight and height that I should eat 2,145 calories a day to lose 2 pounds a week. That is what I am doing and I am having no trouble eating that many calories. I am feeling discouraged that I am not feeling much appetite suppression. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Hi Ashley!
      Thank you for your message. Your calorie allowance is quite a lot more than most people on phentermine eat so it’s strange that you’re experiencing these hunger pangs. What kinds of foods are you eating? It’s crucial that you eat lots of filling calories like lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, fiber, whole grain etc and don’t just fill up on empty calories as they will leave you feeling hungry due to spikes in your blood sugar levels. Also, are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can increase appetite due to raised hunger hormones and decreased levels of satiety hormones. This article has some tips on how to suppress your hunger more: http://www.phentermine.com/blog/10-tips-suppress-appetite-phentermine/?utm_source=phentermine-blog&utm_medium=reply&utm_campaign=phentermine-blog

      We hope that helps! But please let us know if you have any more questions or queries!
      Sally, phentermine.com

  3. Where can I purchase phentermine?

  4. I started taking phentermine a week ago on 7/4 n I noticed it doesn\’t have the effect on me as much as it use to the first couple of days. I see all these stories about loosing so much weight n nothing seems to work for me

    • Hey,
      Unfortunately, phentermine doesn’t work the same for everyone – just like any medications, everyone experiences different effects and side effects due to the way our bodies are all different. This article explains what to do if you feel that phentermine has stopped working for you: http://www.phentermine.com/blog/phentermine-stopped-working/
      Hope that helps!
      Sally, phentermine.com

  5. Hello!
    I\’m taking phentermine for the second time. Of course a good amount of time went by since the first time I took it till now. The first week was awesome! All that energy felt blissful. It\’s been a couple of week since that first one and I don\’t feel it properly anymore. I\’ve read your page on what to do when this happens, seem like the only thing I\’d be missing would be the Phen Caps however, they\’re not sold in my country.
    Also, I\’ve been on a plateau for THREE YEARS now. I stopped gaining weight of course but I\’m not able to shed it. Maybe because I\’ve been dieting for so long my body won\’t respond anymore. So over-eating is not my problem. The phentermine was useful to me because of that energy boost that motivated me to workout. Help, maybe? Is there any advice you could give me? I get desperate every now and then because of all the effort and no gain.

    • Hey Kim,
      Phen Caps are available worldwide – you can order them here: http://www.phen.com/phencaps. When you say you’ve been stuck on a plateau for three years, how much more weight would you like to lose? Although it’s generalizing, if you’ve been doing the same things and not seeing results, then changing these things is the only way that you might lose the weight you want to. It’s also more than about diet – you need to think about other aspects of your life that contribute to not being able to lose weight, such as stress, lack of sleep, not getting enough vitamins, undiagnosed health issues, or not getting enough activity in your day. I hope you find a solution!
      Sally, phentermine.com

  6. i have been taking phemtermine do 10 days and started to get terrible headaches I have not taken it for the past 2 days but I am still eating healthy I gave now regained 2 of the 10lbs I had lost. How should I proceed???

    • Hi Elle,
      Headaches are a common side effect of phentermine, so it’s normal to get these in the first few days. However, if they are particularly bad then we would suggest you speak to your doctor. He or she might suggest that you take half a dose until your body gets more used to the effects, or if you continue to headaches then your doctor may be able to prescribe a different type of weight loss medication.
      Sally, phentermine.com

  7. Hello! When I first started using phentermine, I felt great and was active and started a great healthy eating and exercise program. I started losing weight immediately. But now I am taking the same dosage as before, and following the same healthy eating program, and have not increased the exercising, and am having problems. I feel weak and shaky, almost like my blood glucose levels are dropping, but I am not, and never have been, diabetic or pre-diabetic. Now I am afraid to exercise. Is this due to the phentermine? Has this happened to others? What can I do to fix this? How do I get back on track?

  8. I have been taking Phentermine for almost 6 weeks now and have lost 25 pounds. My blood pressure went from elevated before to completely normal! I love phentermine and recommend it to anyone! My doctor put me on a 1500 calorie low carb Paleo diet. I only limit myself to 25 MG of carbs per day. I have switched it up a bit and am doing a ketogenic diet. The fat loss I have experienced is amazing!! I started out as a size 16 and am wearing a size 14 but my clothes are getting way too big now! Thinking a size 12 is coming very soon!!!

    • hi toni how do you take it? I started yesterday and I honestly don’t feel any different. I’m still hungry as I type actually starving and I don’t know if it’s that it takes some time maybe more days or what do to ?

  9. hi! I just started taking this as prescribed for my doctor yesterday, today is my second day, I was told to take half of the pill in the morning and the other half by 1pm. honestly I was so excited about this because after all my research all I saw was good reviews and people saying they would even forget to eat. like I said today is my second day and I am starving! just like yesterday I took half pill ate breakfast and it’s barely 12 pm and I don’t feel anything at all! like my stomach is being loud because I’m starving lol and I feel like I didn’t even take anything at all! I called my doctor told her what’s going on she told me to go ahead and take the other half and starting tomorrow take the whole pill at once. but I took the other half already and still starving! I don’t know what’s going on. any tips??? help 🙁

  10. My doctor prescribed these (30 mg). Day 1 I felt great, reduced my night time munchies. I was so excited. Day 2, it made my blood pressure go up-not good being on bp meds. So I cut my dose age in half (15 mg). That day I felt good, still cut night time munchies. Day 3 I had dizziness that lasted about 40 min. Not good working retail. I could still work but it’s on the ‘major’ side effects list. So I stopped taking it. Really disappointed. I was so excited for this to work and lose weight!

  11. I was on phentermine a few years ago and it was amazing – I had energy, lost weight and kept it off until I became pregnant with my daughter. She is over a year old now so I was prescribed it again. I work out, maintain my calorie intake but have not lost any weight – is it possible that it isn’t working?

    • Hi Cassie,
      Phentermine works by suppressing appetite and boosting your energy levels, it doesn’t directly make you lose weight – it’s you who does the hard work to get the pounds off. So, if it’s helping you to eat better and be more active then the phentermine is working. But, maybe there’s something missing. For example, do you get enough sleep? Are you stressed? Do you get all the nutrients you need? This article explains the main reasons why people can have trouble losing weigh with phentermine: http://www.phentermine.com/blog/why-not-losing-weight-with-phentermine/
      Sally, phentermine.com

  12. Hi I take phentermine 37.5 in half at morning and mid day. Can I take phen caps along with it? Or what vitamin can I take or do to get more energy and boost my weight loss? Thanks. Look forward to your response.

    • Hi Darla,
      You can safely take phentermine and Phen Caps together, and this will give you a boost of energy and more appetite suppression. Usually we would recommend that phentermine users take one Phen Cap per day instead of two, so that they take the phentermine in the morning and the Phen Cap before lunch, but as you take two halves, the best way to combine the two would probably be to take the Phen Cap alongside the half of phentermine whenever you feel you need it more. That is to say, if you tend to get more cravings later in the day then taking the Phen Cap before lunch is probably best, but if you need more of a boost in the morning then take it with your first half of phentermine. As for vitamins, 5-HTP has been found to improve the effectiveness of phentermine and ensuring you get the daily recommended amounts of all your vitamins and minerals will ensure you have a healthy body and more chance of weight loss.
      Hope that helps!
      Sally, phentermine.com

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