Living with Obesity/Weight loss pill

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I am 210lbs and a 15 year old female. I know i am overweight and i want to desperately loose weight. I have been looking into pills to help me. I found a pill called "Phentramin-D" and i looked at the reviews and everything, it seems to work? Am i able to take this?

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Hi Jocelyn,
I would be very weary about any weight loss medication that isn't a prescription from your doctor.  These over the counter weight loss pills are not regulated by the FDA and have a lot of side effects like high heart rate which is a big concern.  Plus Phentramin-D does not reveal it's exact ingredients which is a big red flag.  At your age, the best thing for you to do to lose weight is to exercise and eat better. This will slowly help teach you life long skills as medication, if it works, is only a temporary situation.  You can't take these pills forever and once you stop most people gain the weight right back.  Hiring a personal trainer and nutritionist would be your best bet to get started making lifestyle changes. If that is not possible right now you have many websites that offer sample menu plans and exercise tips such as The Biggest Loser or Dr. Oz's Sharecare website.  You can also try an online personal trainer which is usually a lot cheaper than hiring a personal trainer face to face.  Hope this helps and Good Luck!
Kristina

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Kristina Crossway

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Many men and women struggle with losing weight and I know how that feels personally. Now I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and I've spent many years researching the best way for people to get healthy, lose weight and maintain it. I hold a BS in Sports Management and Iím currently working on my MS in Health and Physical Education. I'm happy to answer questions you might have about obesity, losing weight or living healthy.

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Having struggled with weight all my life as well as many health problems such as Lupus and Crohnís disease Iíve researched all my adult life on how to lose weight and keep it off and how to stay healthy when you are sick. I have my own personal training company, KrisCross Training, and Iíve been helping men, women and children get healthy and stay healthy for years. Check out my website, www.kriscrosstraining.com, or my blog http://kriscrosstraining.wordpress.com/.

Organizations
National Academy of Sports Medicine IDEA Health and Fitness Association Sharecare Elite Trainer AllExperts Expert in Strength Training, Womenís Fitness, Aerobics and Living with Obesity Livestrong

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http://kriscrosstraining.wordpress.com/

Education/Credentials
BS in Sports Management-Fitness and Nutrition Track-California University of PA MS in Health and Physical Education-North Georgia College and State University NASM Certified Personal Trainer CPR and AED Certified Venice Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach

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