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Helen Baumeister

How to Use Phentermine Correctly for Weight Loss

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Helen Baumeister, (2022, June 5). How to Use Phentermine Correctly for Weight Loss. Psychreg on General. https://www.psychreg.org/how-use-phentermine-correctly-weight-loss/
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Phentermine may have a scary-sounding name, but it is a very safe weight loss drug, and millions of people use it as a diet plan. Phentermine is a weight-loss drug that has been around for more than 50 years. It was originally developed to treat obesity and weight-related medical conditions. The problem is that many people do not use Phentermine correctly and give up before seeing any results.

The FDA approved Phentermine for short-term use (less than 12 weeks) to help with weight loss. Phentermine is not approved for long-term use as it can cause serious side effects such as depression, suicidal thoughts, heart palpitations, and more. However, that is beside the point. If you choose to take it, how do you do it accurately? Does phentermine really work for everyone?

Well, this article will answer your questions. If you want to lose weight using Phentermine, read on.

Take the correct dose

The first thing to do is to ensure that you are on the right dose of Phentermine. The recommended dose for adults with no underlying health conditions is between 15-37.5mg daily, taken once or twice daily in the morning or afternoon. It’s important to take the medication with liquid and not food, as it can make you vomit if taken with food.

It’s best to start at the lower dose and work your way up until you find your weight loss sweet spot, as some people need more than 37.5mg daily for it to be effective.

You should also take it at the right time of the day. The best way to use Phentermine is to take it in the morning, before breakfast. It should be taken for a minimum of 12 weeks, with a gradual dose reduction every two weeks. The dosage ranges from 10-30mg per day but should not exceed 30mg daily.

Lastly, you should take Phentermine with any other medication as it can lead to serious side effects and complications. It should never be co-administered with MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants as it can lead to a hypertensive crisis and even death.

Proper lifestyle

Phentermine is not a magic pill. That is where most people go wrong. You cannot have ten burgers and seven bottles of beer and take Phentermine and expect it to work. No, you too have to put in the work. How?

One of the best ways to do this is by ensuring that you eat right. Eating right is at the right time, the right food, and in proper portions. You should not eat food late at night and should cut your carbohydrate intake. Although not entirely.

Also, some people think that you should starve yourself, no. The proper way is by eating little portions of food. It doesn’t matter what type. Just make sure it’s a balanced diet. Try your best not to skip any meals. You will alter your metabolism once you skip a meal, and your body will not function well.

Additionally, take plenty of water. Cliche as this may sound, Phentermine has a side effect that will cause dry mouth. You want to avoid that by drinking plenty of water. The water will also help with your health and weight loss. It will flush out toxins from your body.

People who take Phentermine, eat well and drink plenty of water lose weight faster than those who don’t.

Exercise

This drug treats obesity and can lead to weight loss and reduced appetite. It is also used as an appetite suppressant with diet and exercise programs.

Phentermine helps people lose weight by suppressing their appetite and increasing their metabolism, thereby burning more calories than they consume. In addition, this drug may decrease hunger pangs, leading people to eat less food at meal time or between meals.

Another way that Phentermine works perfectly is if you pair it with exercises. If you want to speed up the process of the drug, then exercising is one way to go. You can engage in short forms of exercise. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym. You can go swimming, for hikes, on short walks, or anything that you find fun to help burn calories.

When you exercise, your body will accept the drug. Also, if you use the drug for too long, it will stop functioning, and you will hit a plateau. If your weight no longer changes, you may end up giving up. If you do not want that, burn some calories.

Beware of the side effects

Phentermine is a drug, and like any other, it has its side effects. You should not take Phentermine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, have glaucoma, or have a history of seizures. You should also avoid taking it if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have kidney disease.

The medication can cause side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, sleepiness, and blurred vision. You can reduce these side effects by drinking lots of water and eating high-fiber foods like fruits and vegetables.

You should also avoid taking Phentermine if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or mental health disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Once you are certain of the risks, your expectations will align.

Wrapping up

Phentermine for weight loss success can be easy when staying focused on the right way to use Phentermine, with a healthy lifestyle, Intense exercise, and a proper diet. Phentermine helps people lose weight because they can no longer eat like they used to. This causes you to lose weight if you make dietary changes.

Phentermine is not just a fast solution. It is a slow step-by-step process to achieving your goal. It can take up to 24 months. However, that should not discourage you. First and foremost, you should know that you can take diet pills to lose weight. They’re not a magic cure-all, but they can help.

Phentermine, for example, pairs an amphetamine-like stimulant with a chemical that slows the absorption of fats into your bloodstream. Together, they generally increase your metabolic rate while reducing appetite. If you are using an over-the-counter ‘diet pill’ (or any diet pill), remember: it’s still just a tool to help you lose weight. You still have to make lifestyle changes to achieve lasting results.

Also, follow some advice from a medical expert who can help you with the slimming process.


Helen Baumeister did her degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.


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