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Can you take fat burners with the lap band?

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Started by ctaylor, Jun 25, 2007 8:15 AM
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    ctaylor

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 8:15 AM

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My question is can you take fat burners with the lap band? What are the effects they have on the band? Are the pills too big to take and what do you do then? I took metabadrine and lost 60 lbs a couple of years ago. Then, I had to get my gallbladder removed so i stopped taking it and eventually gained all the weight back. It worked as long as I took it but now its harder to get the stuff with efedrine in it. There is one site that sells it. Please share your experiences with me. Thanks, Christi


    DBAGuy

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 8:45 AM

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With my lapband, I'm only eating between 1/4 and 1/3 cup of food per meal, 3 meals per day. I have to push to get 1000 calories/day.

If you use the thumb rule, you multiply your weight by 12 (men) or 11 (women) to get a rough idea of how many calories you need to sustain your current weight. For me, that's about 3500 calories. Now, another thumb rule is that 'shorting' myself 500 calories a day is equivalent to losing a pound a week. So, needing 3500 calories and only getting 1000 is 'shorting' myself by 2500 calories...divide that by 500 and I should lose around 5 pounds/week. I'm not going to take any diet pills, because 5 pounds/week is pretty fast weight loss if you're not under weekly medical supervision.

Also, I realize this is unsolicited advice, but I'd be very careful about any ephedrine-based products. While they do work for temporary weight loss, it is effectively similar to taking speed...all it does is speed up your metabolism (heart rate, respiration, etc.) which means you consume more of everything...not just fat. With the lap band in place, and working with such few calories, there is a chance that you will lose muscle tissue along with fat (that's why most programs want you using protein supplements). Most programs also want you to increase your base metabolism through exercise, which provides other benefits, such as cardio-pulmonary health, builds muscle mass, etc. Ephedrine provides none of the other benefits...just increases your metabolism.

It is possible that, with reducing the caloric intake by that amount, exercising and taking ephedrine, the body my incur undue stress. I'm not a medical professional, but I'd take a hard look at research and talk with my doctor/nutritionist before I'd go taking ephedrine post-lapband.


    tonya66

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 8:55 AM

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I do take a fat burner - I take Thermogenics by EAS. It is Ephedra free, I take it 5 days a week 1 hour before I exercise. Not sure if it works, but I'm down 70 lbs. I have no problems taking the large capsules.


    ctaylor

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 9:09 AM

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Sunshine2 where do you get Thermogenics and how much does it cost?


    WASaBubbleButt

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 12:08 PM

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I just started taking Fyre. I have to admit, I really like it. It is Ephedrine free and I can go a lot longer on my treadmill. I don't use it daily, probably once every week or two when I'm being a slug. I really like it but I can't take more than one at a time. It's a horse pill but dissolves quickly and easily. I have no problems with it.

Syntrax Fyre


    TracyinKS

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 12:27 PM

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Interesting thread........ thanks everyone!

I'm off to refill my water glass


    tonya66

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 1:54 PM

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Sunshine2 where do you get Thermogenics and how much does it cost?


I buy mine off of Ebay - I found them cheaper. You can also buy them directly from EAS. Or, most of the local health food stores/viatamin shops have them.

I bought 3 bottles for around $50 from Ebay, otherwise, I believe they are around $30 per bottle.


    tonya66

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Posted June 25, 2007 - 1:56 PM

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The actual name is ThermoDynamx which is a thermogenic (fat burner). It makes me sweat a lot more, I do notice that. Here is a link for a few bottles on Ebay.

eBay - thermodynamx items on eBay.com=


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