Medically supervised weight loss

United States
June 14, 2007 10:54pm CST
Have you ever under-gone a medically supervised weight loss program? Or, are you a do-it-yourself dieter like most of us? Do you think it helped you lose more weight? Or, was it another weight loss expense that you simply couldn't afford to do again? Did you learn any great weight loss tips that you are still able to use?
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@shan_ab (377)
• India
15 Jun 07
I have never undergone any paid weight loss program, but my sister went for a well supervised Weight loss regime. I am from India, and the institution name is VLCC. They have some machines which cause vibration in yoru body equivalent to exercise, but you will not feel tired. Also they prescribe a strict diet plan. I think the diet works more beneficial than the other things. The diet is very strict and helped her in loosing weight. I think exercise adn a strict and disciplined diet can help anyone unless otherwise the obesity is due to some medical abnormality.
• United States
19 Jun 07
Certainly I do need a more strict diet. Perhaps I will change to a mostly vegetarian diet. Awhile back, I ate nothing but salads with vegetables and fruits and added canned chicken for protein and I dropped about 20 pounds. Of course, the weight came back again once I started back with the bad eating habits. Thanks you for your insight into this subject.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
15 Jun 07
The fees you pay would be a good motivator because obviously who wants to pay out all of that money for nothing. Personally, I have taken prescription diet pills and had some good results with some of them, but not really much better than some of the things I've done on my own to lose weight. The best things you can do are to eat right and get plenty of exercise. My major weight loss happened when I made some drastic changes to my diet. I used to drink a large amount of Pepsi. Although I still drink one every once in a while, I switched to mostly drinking the flavored waters. If you think about it, each bottle of Pepsi I drank was 250 calories, and I usually didn't stop at one per day so I was consuming many empty calories every day. The more water you drink the better too, so substituting the water for the Pepsi was an added plus. One thing I learned right away though is to never totally ban any food from your diet. When I decided to give up Pepsi entirely for example, it only made me want it more. Once I decided that I could have one occasionally, I really do not miss it that much. The same goes for other foods. I will not deny myself my favorite foods, I just try to eat smaller servings of those foods that are more fattening.
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• United States
22 Jun 07
I had the same reaction to banning soda from my diet. Not banning food has helped me a lot. Now I have to get my portions back under control.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
15 Jun 07
The only advantage of joining a paid supervised wt. loss program is that the fee you paid motivates you to stick to the diet and exercise they suggest. Most wt. loss programs fail because there is not enough motivation to adhere to the program
• United States
19 Jun 07
Most likely it will be like my paid gym membership from several years ago. I paid so much money and never attended even once. Circumstances weren't right!
• United States
22 Jun 07
The clinic I go to has a support program for people at risk for diabetes and I see the dietitian there about once a month. But I am not on a medically supervised weight loss program. I am working on changing my eating habits and modifying my lifestyle. I can't see how taking pills to lose weight and not permanently changing your food intake and sedentary lifestyle is supposed to be healthy or work long term. And no I couldn't afford it if I wanted to either.
• Australia
18 Jun 07
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• Australia
18 Jun 07
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• Indonesia
15 Jun 07
hm i don't know about it..