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    thanks yall...okay. i am on 30mg. i probably should just stop worrying because i may be just sort of jumping the gun a little. here is my history:
    i started phen in feb 05. by june 05 i had lost over 30pds. then i had to get off in july and i started back in nov. i took them for like 2weeks and dropped 5pds but stopped cause PMS was a bummer. i wasnt working out though. after TOM left i just waited and started back taking them last thursday. i dropped the 5pds from TOM (if it was weight from that). i have been eating 6small meals a day. i do WATP 4mile..every other day. i try to stay away from carbs. i do eat oatmeal everymorning for my energy and i put flaxseeds in it. so its only been 6days. maybe i should wait, huh? im used to losing like 10pds the first week.

    now as far as the water...i drink lots of water a day. im home all day so i can. i take the phen at about 7 and dont eat until like 8:30 sometimes 9 depending on how my morning is going.

    i take 5-HTP everytime i take the pill. i take 100mg in the morning..100 in the afternoon..and 100 at night to help me sleep.

    should i take more 5-HTP? maybe i should just give it more time??? i have about a month left and was thinking of starting lipodrene after this. i dont know.

    rebecca

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    Rebecca - I have the same thing going on. I've lost seven pounds total (Started Dec 8th, but took time off for holidays). I am eating less than I was before, and exercising more. My weight loss has stalled too, until this past week.

    I have cut my calories to around 1000-1200 a day. And I have upped my cardio. I don't know which of those caused the scale to move, maybe both. But it finally moved again. If I had to say, I would say it's the cardio. I started doing anywhere from 3 to 4 miles on the treadmill every other day. On the days I'm not on the treadmill, I'm strength training and doing some sort of activity (I like bellydance videos or yoga).

    If you're strength training, remember building muscle will effect the scale at least in the beginning. New muscle weighs more than the fat you're losing.

    I have always lost weight very, very slowly. I'm just not a fast loser. But I wasn't a fast gainer either. My weight came on slowly over time. So for me, seven pounds in less than a month is good.
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    Before you do that what mg of phen are you taking?
    Have you decreased your carbs and increased your water intake? Increase your workout by 15-20 minutes.More cardio always works for me!



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    You can always visit fatnews.com and click on the 5-htp link on the left for articles about it and what it does or doesn't do. It is another supplment that helps with serotonin.
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    Hi all. I had the same questions. I am new to the Phen, have been on about a week. I have been hearing a lot about taking other supplements with the Phen such as B-6 and HTP. I know what B-6 is but what is HTP? THanks




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    I agree with missus about the water - if I drink at least a full glass before, and a ton of water the rest of the day, the phen seems to keep me fuller. Maybe it's just all the water sloshing around, but it does seem to help enough that I notice.

    What dose are you taking twice a day, btw?

    I have just started the 5-htp and haven't noticed a boost myself, but others claim it will help. It might be worth a shot.
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    Rebecca, try boosting it with 5 HTP. I have been on it a week or so and feel the difference.

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    Hey Rebecca, what Dawn said, what strength are you taking? And are you drinking that water? Something about drinking a lot of water with phen seems to make it effective. dunno why. Try the water and keep on working out, whatever you do. Good luck to you girl.

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    I dont know why its not working for you...Which one are you taking?...I have found that mine work better if I take them first thing in the morning and dont eat anything for atleast an hour...but if I eat before i take them..they are not as effective for me.I hope that helps...Good luck and God bless ya.
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    okay, i know that sometimes your body can become immune to the phen. so, i wanted to know..if you are working out and eating right, why isnt the weiht leaving? im trying to figure this out cause i lost 5pds so far but no more..seems like the scale is just refusing to move. i wasnt on it that long before. im just starting back after 6months. how come people can lose weight on their own without the pills, but with the pills the scale wont move? is it something in the pills or what?

    i was thinking of tryin the lipodrene but im scared. i dont know how it makes you feel. i love the phen, but its just not doing the same. i do feel better though cause i added 5-htp,b-complex liq, and i take the phen twice a day.

    rebecca

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