lose 100 lbs or more on phentermine

If your goal is to lose 100 lbs or more with phentermine, you may feel like a lot of the usual weight loss advice doesn’t apply to you. When you’re classed as morbidly obese, there are many more physical and mental challenges involved in losing weight. But, you’re certainly not alone; many phentermine users are prescribed phentermine specifically because they have a significant amount of weight to lose. So, if your goal is to lose 100 lbs or more with phentermine, here we have ten tips to help you get the results you want!

How To Lose 100 lbs Or More With Phentermine

Thanks to the way phentermine suppresses appetite and gives patients a boost of energy, it is often ideally suited to obese patients who have tried and failed to lose weight alone. However, if you have a significant amount of weight to lose, there are certain recommendations to take into account before starting your weight loss journey to lose 100 lbs or more.

1. Seek Supervision

The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to need medical supervision, especially at the start of your weight loss journey. Since obesity contributes to other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, medical care is essential as you embark on your weight loss journey. In fact, uncovering these health issues and getting treatment can also help you to lose weight; when issues such as insulin resistance, sleep apnea, and thyroid problems are treated, weight loss often becomes easier. So, as well as consulting your doctor about the possibility of getting phentermine, you should also be checked for other medical issues and seek advice about diet, activity levels, and possibly emotional support or counselling too.

2. Get Inspired

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you have the challenge to lose 100 lbs or more ahead of you. But, a look at our success stories page shows how Nikkia, Barbara, and Michel all lost over 100 lbs thanks to phentermine’s effects. There are also many inspiring stories online, like these from women who have dropped over 100 lbs each with diet and exercise. Stories such as these can motivate you and show you how it can be done, even if it feels like you have an impossible challenge ahead of you. Even with phentermine’s help, it won’t be easy to lose 100 lbs or more. But it will definitely be worth it.

3. Find A Fan Club

As well as inspiration, it’s important to find support on your weight loss journey. Support from weight loss groups such as Weight Watchers can help you lose more weight than going it alone. You’ll benefit from perspective, encouragement and helpful advice – all perfect for getting you motivated. Weight loss clinics often have notice boards advertising local weight loss groups, or your doctor may be able to direct you to a group in your area. If you’re self-conscious about meeting up with strangers then there are lots of opportunities to connect with others online. Sharing your experiences, asking others for advice and receiving positive encouragement and understanding can really help you cope with the challenges involved with losing 100 lbs or more. Check out our phentermine forum to start connecting with other phentermine uses now.

4. Don’t Cut Calories Too Much

1,200-calorie diet might be ideal for someone who wants to lose 20 lbs. But if you’re 100 lbs overweight then you need a lot more calories than this each day just to sustain yourself. The more you weigh, the more your body needs to perform necessary functions and provide you with enough energy to survive. Although phentermine will suppress your appetite you should not use this as a reason to starve yourself in a bid to lose weight. Not only will this put your health at risk, you will struggle to lose weight as your metabolism will slow down even more.  Cutting your current calorie intake by as little as 500 calories per day can help you lose at least a pound a week. So, try to cut your calorie intake by 500-1000 calories a day and adjust it as you start to lose.

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5. Start Moving

When you are significantly overweight, moving your body can be both physically and emotionally challenging as you are reminded of your size and immobility. Joining the gym or even going for a walk may not be possible for those aiming to lose 100 lbs or more. However, you should try to incorporate movement into your life in small ways. Make a point of bending down to pick things up, avoid using the remote to change channels, or use the bathroom on another floor at work. Small movements burn calories but more importantly, they will change the way you see movement in your life.

A great way to reconnect with your body is to try physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to help people who have medical issues and trouble moving. Your therapist will design a program tailored to your needs to improve balance, strength and your range of motion. Physical therapy can also help to ease the joint pain you may have due to the pressure on your body from excess weight.

6. Set Realistic Goals

When embarking on a weight loss journey, especially when you want to lose 100lbs or more, it’s important not to set the bar too high. You shouldn’t be too hard on yourself or expect overnight changes; consider how long it has taken you to reach your weight, and how long you’ve been overweight. Concentrate on your health and focus on reaching smaller goals relating to the things you will be able to achieve rather than solely on pounds lost. Reflect weekly on changes to your breathing, mobility, and just how you feel inside. It will take a long time for you to reach your goals, but it will be all the more rewarding when you get there.

7. Get In The Pool

Swimming is ideal for those carrying a lot of extra weight. This is because the water supports you and takes the pressure off your joints. As a non-impact workout with a great calorie burn, it combines cardio and muscle-building all in one go. If exercise is difficult, just try moving a little in chest-deep water to help reduce swelling, improve circulation and relieve pain from inflammation.

8. Ditch The Diet Mentality

The whole idea of going ‘on a diet’ indicates that we will ‘go off’ the diet in the future. You have to change this kind of diet mentality; you’ve reached the weight you’re at because the way you were eating was making you gain weight. There’s no going back to that unless you want to undo all your hard work. When you have 100 lbs or more to lose, weight control must become a lifetime commitment. This often involves changing your relationship with food and learning ways to stop emotional eating. It’s also important to incorporate regular exercise into your life.

9. Add A Supplement

The pattern of losing weight quickly at first and then stalling is experienced by a lot of people taking phentermine. However, it’s something that almost all dieters experience; it’s thought to be because once you’ve shed 5-10% of your weight, your body tries to resist losing any more. This is because satiety signals don’t reach your brain, and you can be fooled into thinking you’re still hungry. Medications like phentermine replicate that full feeling. But, if you feel that phentermine has stopped working as well as it did at the start, then combining your phentermine prescription with Phen Caps can help to give you a boost to see you through this plateau.

10. Work To Maintain Your Muscles

You may not realize it, but you’re likely to have worked up strong muscles by moving your excess weight around. As well as losing fat, you need to work the muscles you’ve built up as they burn fat and calories. And, many weight lifting exercises can be done sitting down, making them ideal for those with a lot to lose. To begin, try sitting down and lifting some soup cans or bottles of water to work your biceps. If you can, also lift them above your head to build up strength in your shoulders. Once you gain more mobility, put on ankle weights and move your feet back and forth to strengthen your legs. Then work up to wall squats with the help of an exercise ball for good posture and body alignment.


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14 Responses

  1. I just started this morning on Phentermine tablets. I want to lose 45 pounds. I weigh 180 5′ 4″, and my waist is 41. I started gaining at 52 and I am now 62. I bought a bicycle, I didn’t ride it yet but I will in October. I eat broccoli, potato, nuts, lean meat. I am still in menopause. I am a sugarholic, but didn’t crave it before menopause, it’s due to fatigue. I have read your articles to start an exercise program and to eat right while on Phentermine. I love coffee like 10 cups a day, I read to not indulge in it to help with the side effects. My doctor said after I try it he can refill 3 times a year. I have a question to ask you: If the Phentermine stops killing my appetite before the 30 days is up, do I tell my doctor and he will let me try something different? Thank you

    • Hi Betty,
      Phentermine is designed to reduce appetite so you should still be hungry, but to a manageable level where you can be satisfied on fewer calories than you used to eat. If you feel that the phentermine stops working for you then you should tell your doctor but it is more likely that he will give you advice for how to manage your appetite with exercise, water intake and by eating filling lower-calorie foods than by giving you a different product. But certainly you can ask if you can swap to a different diet pill as phentermine is not the only weight loss medication available.
      Sally, phentermine.com

  2. Hi.i just started taking Phentermine pills. I am 32 5 ft 9 currently 262 lbs. I was told by my Dr not to eat any breads, pasta or sweets.
    What is an ideal amount of weight I could set a goal to lose every week while taking the medicine? My goal weight is 180 lbs.

    • Hi LaSaundra,
      Often people taking phentermine lose more in the first week or two and then weight loss slows down to a steadier pace. The first week you are likely to drop more weight as your body releases water weight, but after that around 2lbs per week is a good steady amount. Your body can only drop a maximum of 2lbs of fat per week, so any more than that and it is possibly muscle (which you definitely do not want to lose). If you’re working out then this is a way to build muscle and help with fat burn, so you can ensure that you’re losing fat and not muscle. Based on this, getting down to 180lbs should take you around 8-9 months. Good luck!!
      Sally, phentermine.com

  3. Hi I was just prescribed phentermine to help with my appetite. My question is: Isn’t this the Phen-phen that was so popular years ago and was stopped because of deaths due to heart attacks?

    • Hi Marika,
      A lot of people get confused about this, but the medication you’re referring to is called Fen-Phen. We explain all about it here: http://www.phentermine.com/blog/rise-fall-fen-phen/. Fen-phen combined fenfluramine and phentermine and was found to cause serious health problems so it was withdrawn in the 1990s. However, it was the fenfluramine which was found to be the cause of these health problems, so this was also withdrawn from the market.
      Hope that makes things clearer!
      Sally, phentermine.com

  4. Hi! I just started taking phentermine sept.25th I’m trying to lose about 70lbs I weigh about 266 lbs I’m 5ft 9 can you give me some food tips for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I do everything I’m suppose to do about how long would it take for me to get them 70lbs off?

    • Hi Bernetta,
      There are lots of food-based articles on our blog. You can search for them in the search box, using key words such as ‘breakfast’ to find out our meal ideas. Alternatively, if you click on an article to read, you can search through tags such as ‘Food’or ‘Recipes’ to find meal ideas. Most people lose more at first but when weight loss evens out you will generally lose around 10-15lbs per month, so we would expect you to lose 70lbs in around 6 months if you stick to your plan.
      Sally, phentermine.com

  5. Hi I Started taking phentermine on 10-5-2016 I am on 37.5 tablet 1/2 twice daily. I started out at 286 I got down to 261 before I started taking phentermine. Since I started taking it I am down to 250 so I have lost 11 lbs in my first week. My problem is when I first started it, I had energy and it took my appetite away but now just a week later I do not feel any of that I have no energy and I feel hungry. I am trying hard to watch what I eat and I have only been drinking water with some hot tea every now and then I want to lose at least 100 lbs. I plan on getting the Phen caps when I get paid. But I was told you can only take phentermine for 12 weeks so what happens when I have to stop taking it.

    • Hi Theresa,
      Although phentermine is designed to be taken short-term, we talk about the 12 week period as this was the original length of time that phentermine was tested and approved for. Phentermine can be taken for longer but loses its efficacy after several months, and for some people this happens even sooner, as it sounds might be happening for you. For this reason many doctors advise customers to take it for 3 months and then have a break from it for a month, although some will prescribe it continuously for longer. So, while it can be taken for longer than 3 months, it is not intended as a long term solution and should only be used as a catalyst for a healthier lifestyle. If you can only take it for 3 months due to the laws in your state or the preference of your doctor then ideally in this time you will have learnt how to eat more nutritiously and will have established a more active lifestyle with good habits you can continue without the help of phentermine. However, when patients have more weight to lose it is often better for them to take phentermine for longer than just 3 months. You should probably find out from your doctor if you can take it for longer or not so you know for certain how long you will have phentermine for.
      Sally, phntermine.com

  6. I just started on Phentermine less than a week ago. I do feel the energy it gives me but with my back issues, , neck and shoulder issues it seems impossible. I just want to be able to walk. Speed walk. Lost 130lbs in a year back in 2010. Just walking 3 miles 3-5 times a week. At the time my pain was controlled better. I’m currently going to a pain clinic. Just had injections Friday and woke up to the pain I started with. Frustrating!!! Two weeks they will do deeper injections. Those won’t work either. I’ve been through all of this but they insist on going step by step. Can you lose weight on Phentermine by diet changes and the medicine alone? My goal is 60lbs right now. I am currently 307lbs. Just want to get back to under 250. Have gained these 60lbs in less than a year. More pain less activity. Not hungry until night time. Been that way for years. Recovering addict. I really put the most on after I quit using. Also use cannabis for pain control. Referred by Dr.

  7. I’ve been taking phentermine and water pill for 8 days I’ve already lost 15 lbs when I started I weighed at 330 lbs I’m 6’6″ in 4 months my Dr wants me to weigh 250 lbs I’ll do it with the help of the lord jesus god is good

  8. How do I talk to my doctor about taking something like this I’m 5’10” and 360 lbs. If I get this what should I expect and do to lose wight?

    • Hi Mike,
      The best way to start is to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options about weight loss. You can suggest taking phentermine but ultimately it is up to your doctor to decide if it’s right for you, as we explain here: http://www.phentermine.com/blog/how-do-i-know-if-phentermine-is-right-for-me/. If you are given a prescription then phentermine should work to suppress your appetite and boost energy levels. These effects will help you to feel satisfied on fewer calories, to make it easier to make healthy choices and also to start becoming more active in your everyday life.
      Sally, phentermine.com

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