Should I use Ephedra based supplements or Not
- 01-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Should I use Ephedra based supplements or Not
I am 36 Years Old Going to Gym 5 days a week and following decent diet plan but stillnot able to use weight I tried some thermogenics, fatloss pills nothing worked for me Now I am planning to use some Ephedra based supplement to lose weight.
Please suggest Should I use Ephedra based Supplement or not if yes Please say why and if no please explain.
- 01-31-2009, 10:26 PM
If you are eating right, you will loose weight.
Instead of making a poll asking us to make a choice for you, why don't you post your routine, including diet, and we will assist you in reaching your goals that way.
- 01-31-2009, 10:35 PM
01-31-2009, 10:40 PM
Sure Here is my routine and meal Plan
Meal 1(BF): Whey Protein shake and Oats
Snack: Some fruite like apple or Orange
Meal 2 (Lunch): Chicken and vegetables
Snack: Some nuts
Workout at around 6 PM and then I
Protein Shake with Banana and skim milk.
Sometime I have some Meat and Salad in dinner and if I do so it will be around 5:30 PM atleast 1 hour before workout
02-01-2009, 11:51 AM
02-01-2009, 01:34 PM
02-01-2009, 05:07 PM
02-01-2009, 05:27 PM
if you do decide to take Ephedra, make sure to drink plenty of water and DON'T over train, especially on hot days. you can't over emphasize that. Ephedra can seriously dehydrate you. stating this, its also best not take any other products that also dehydrate you, such as creatine and caffeine. Dehydration is a big killer and thats how a lot of people get hurt, so I thought I'd mention it. all in all, i believe Ephedra can be reasonably safe if taken with precaution and responsibility.
02-01-2009, 07:04 PM
02-01-2009, 11:06 PM
02-01-2009, 11:07 PM
u need some protein or something before bed. if u workout at night the late night food isn't going to hurt u that much. and u might need a little more carbs or ur gonna feel like hell unless ur plan is a lower carb diet
02-01-2009, 11:28 PM
02-02-2009, 12:53 PM
02-02-2009, 01:52 PM
02-02-2009, 03:35 PM
02-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I voted 'Yes' before reading your diet and would now say 'No'. If you eat that amount of calories without running to the fridge several times a day then you prob don't need Ephedra.
Have a look in the Diet forum for some ideas about meal plans. Your stats show that you are 5'8" and 205lbs. What sort of build are you? Any idea of BF%?
There are 'extreme' diets like the Velocity diet that will lose a fair amount of weight in a short period of time but without knowing your goal weight and BF% it's pretty hard to say.
Def work on the diet though, just eating a low amount of calories doesn't mean that you will lose fat as the body will hold onto fat and drop muscle if it starts to starve.
02-03-2009, 03:24 PM
I am fat person my BF level is 26 % and I feel always hungry I can stick to the worst possible diet for few days but after that once again when I start eating regularly I can't stop if I am eating chicken I might eat 1.5 to 2 lbs of chicken in one serving or just keep eating snacks thats the only reason I am planning to use ephedra if this can possibly suppress my appetite
02-03-2009, 04:51 PM
I feel like I've posted this a thousand times but here it goes again
So do you eat the muffin normally and then eat a ton of other stuff as well? or do you eat 1/3 of the pile of fruit and save the rest for later?
Do you have the tart for 440 cals or just one bowl of the raspberries for 55 cals?
Do you end up eating all the things on the left side, instead of the meal on teh right side that ends up being 1/3 the calories?
This is from Dr Randy Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss
So forget the ephedra, start to make slow changes, make just 1 or 2 changes a month, live with those for a month then make another change.
02-03-2009, 05:06 PM
so u want will power in a pill? if u really wanted to stop eating so much u could just stop eating it. i don't wanna sound like a jerk but at some point somebody who is fat needs to stop blaming things on appetite, thyroid, emotional issues, and "slow metabolism" stop eating junk food. u say you'd sit down and eat 2lbs of chicken in one sitting well i'm sure u wouldn't be over weight from eating lean chicken all day. not to mention with the junk food u get the insulin spike and are going to want to crave it even more.
so ephedra would be pointless in this situation because even if it does kill ur appetite you'll go back to what u were before when you get off it, then you'll gain the weight back and start abusing ephedrine because "its the only thing that works". then heart issues develop and ephedrine gets banned because it's "dangerous"
02-03-2009, 05:07 PM
02-03-2009, 05:13 PM
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