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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
its been a while since i posted on here. i have a question, it might seem a little odd.
well it all starts because i was on pred for a long time and put alot of weight on with it. i have been off pred now for over a year and i am struggling to lose the weight. i am trying very hard with diet and excercise, but it is very slow and hard work as dieting always is. the diet i am on is extremely generous but i dont over eat. i can eat almost anything but i do stay away from somethings because i know they play me up.
the question is has anybody on here ever taken any slimming or detox pills? and if so do they work? i am very picky about what i put in my body as i bet most if not all of you are. having this disease you never know what can make it worse. i would never take anything that wasnt 100% natural/herbal but even then im abit scared. I have never taken anything like that before and i dont know if i really want to but i just wondered if any of you had and how they made you feel if they worked ect.... i would just like some opinions and experiences if any of you have any...good and bad ones welcome! lol tongue  
i know slimming pills are not the answer to everything. Its all about eating healthy and excercise but im just curious.
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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I think some folks have had success using Weight Watchers. Maybe you could check that out.
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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I can vouch for Weight Watchers.  I lost 45lbs in 3 months following the program and attending a meeting and weigh in once a week.  Ive actually followed the program on and off, a total of 4 times.  Ive lost weight every time, however it always put me in a flare.  Im not sure if its the stress of exersicing, or eating the amount of fiberous foods that I was.  Weight watchers is very into fruits, veggies, and fiberous foods are HIGH  up on their key foods to eat.  My body just cannot handle them on a daily basis. 

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   Posted 3/10/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I would be wary of detox pills because they impact the digestive system. Also, just because something is natural does not mean it is safe. I lost some weight using Paul McKenna's system. He has a book called "I can make you thin" that is really good and it is good for people with food restrictions because it does not specify certain things that you can and cannot eat. It is less about what you eat and more about how you eat. I am back on prednisone so the weight is going back on, but I am still using the system and hope the weight will come off again soon (I took my last prednisone last night... so hopefully!).

Hope that helps, Heather

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   Posted 3/10/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tried weight watchers before but it never really worked for me so i joined slimming world instead. its a great diet plan and it does work brilliantly for alot of people and it is working for me but not like it should be. ive been told the bigger you are the faster you should lose weight but that doesnt seem to be the case with me. i am still going to the slimming world group and dont intend to give up on dieting i just wondered if natural diet pills could give a boost. i know just because it says its natural doesnt mean its safe and thats why i havent already tried it. something tells me not to.
i have done some research on different pills and they all say the same thing ...100% to use ect. but you never know if its true thats why i would like to hear from anyone who has happened to use diet/detox pills and has crohns.
why does pred have to have such side effects. if its not enough to have this disease, the medication that makes us better also makes us miserable in more ways than one! mad  
thanyou for your replies :-)

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   Posted 3/10/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Prescription diet pills cost about 34 dollars. I would suggest that you do a weight loss program thru a medical center.
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Okay, My two cents for what it is worth. 

At one point in my life I was thin.. (Oh the memories)...then in my twenties I plumped doc at the time ask me "what happened" to which I replied, "you are the doc you tell me"...well it was my thyroid.  Then the battle of the bulge was on. I gained more, lost, gained, lost, gained, get the pic.

Well I was diagnosed later on with the chrohn's and Hashimotto's thyroid, then like you the Predisone and other meds piled more weight on me.

As for diet pills, the saying "if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is" is the case. 

I have tried about every diet out there I have done the pills to.  All meds have side effects and many are not desirable. I did the pill for "belly fat" Cortisol. (prior to chron's diagnosis) It gave me terrible abdominal pain, so I thru a ton of money out the window and made myself sick. skull

I have done Weight Watchers for some time now and lost 73 pounds, I have more to lose and I have my set backs as I recently had to have more Predisone and put 10 pounds back on. But I can't give up now.

Thru my years of professional dieting I have learned the ONLY way to lose weight is to do a lifestyle change. I do not call it dieting anymore, it is my new lifestyle. You need a proper diet and the incorporation of exercise that you are able to do, and patience and the pounds will come off.  Remember slow and steady, any loss is a loss...Good luck in your journey.

Okay, my two cents worth... yeah





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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I too would be very wary of detox or weight loss products. I managed a health food store for 4 years and can tell you that there are a lot of them that have a stimulant laxative included in the herbs.

I few friends of mine went to weight wachers together and both have had luck. However, as stated earlier I know my one friend had digestive issues with the plan for quite some time. She didn't have a massive amount of BM's, yet her stomach was crampy a lot of the time.

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