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Airwave5
12-20-2012, 08:00 AM
So I have been looking into different ways to lose weight ( aside from exercise and eating right ) as I haven't been able to get past 237 for the last five months, and I can across the Broadway Clinic in Edmond. Seems promising, but costly since they don't take my insurance ( Aetna ) nor do I believe my insurance would approve of this. Has anyone had any experience with this business? Are they worth it or are these things that I could talk to my family doctor about?

boscorama
12-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Broadway Clinic could help you lose weight. But don't give them electronic access to your funds (see Tan&Tone thread).

No experience, just sayin'.

betts
12-20-2012, 10:01 PM
If they give you thyroid medication to lose weight, avoid them like the plague. If they give pills which contain amphetimine to help you lose weight avoid them. If they have a nutritionist who obtains a diet diary from you and comes up with a way to decrease your caloric intake while encouraging you to enter an exercise program, then they're legit. There is only one way to lose weight and keep it off: decrease your intake and exercise. Most of the other plans may take the weight off, but it comes right back when you stop the medications they give you.

Easy180
12-21-2012, 02:08 AM
If they give you thyroid medication to lose weight, avoid them like the plague. If they give pills which contain amphetimine to help you lose weight avoid them. If they have a nutritionist who obtains a diet diary from you and comes up with a way to decrease your caloric intake while encouraging you to enter an exercise program, then they're legit. There is only one way to lose weight and keep it off: decrease your intake and exercise. Most of the other plans may take the weight off, but it comes right back when you stop the medications they give you.

Could have changed by now but years ago it was basically here are some speed pills, weigh you and repeat

Airwave5
12-21-2012, 08:33 AM
If they give you thyroid medication to lose weight, avoid them like the plague. If they give pills which contain amphetimine to help you lose weight avoid them. If they have a nutritionist who obtains a diet diary from you and comes up with a way to decrease your caloric intake while encouraging you to enter an exercise program, then they're legit. There is only one way to lose weight and keep it off: decrease your intake and exercise. Most of the other plans may take the weight off, but it comes right back when you stop the medications they give you.

Yeah, I'm trying to avoid any kind of medications ( at least ones that will raise my heart rate ) or OTC pills. About the only one I take is a non-stimulent and I've read a ton of good reviews on it stating it was safe so I'm not too worried about that.

As far as decreasing intake, that's the thing I'm very confused about. I feel I have decreased my intake ( I eat a bowl of oatmeal in the morning with no cream or sugar, a sandwich and soup at lunch, and a reasonable dinner ) but still haven't been able to go past 237. I've been reading if you don't eat the recommended amount of calories in a day ( which, according to various boards and tests is 2,500 calories, which seems way too high ) that I could actually gain weight, which I have never heard anywhere else.

jdcf
12-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Hi Airwave5. I agree 100% with that comments that Betts made about long-term weight loss, keeping it off, and living a healthy lifestyle. Eat less, move more.

There are definitely options for you to consider, one of which is Weight Watchers. I have been a member for 10+ years and have successfully kept off 60 or so pounds. It is sometimes a struggle, but the program has generally worked well for me--the information, the accountability, and the support.

Best wishes as you find what works best for you. I also congratulate you. As the pounds drop, your health will improve and you will feel like a new person.

bandnerd
12-25-2012, 09:58 AM
Yeah, I'm trying to avoid any kind of medications ( at least ones that will raise my heart rate ) or OTC pills. About the only one I take is a non-stimulent and I've read a ton of good reviews on it stating it was safe so I'm not too worried about that.

As far as decreasing intake, that's the thing I'm very confused about. I feel I have decreased my intake ( I eat a bowl of oatmeal in the morning with no cream or sugar, a sandwich and soup at lunch, and a reasonable dinner ) but still haven't been able to go past 237. I've been reading if you don't eat the recommended amount of calories in a day ( which, according to various boards and tests is 2,500 calories, which seems way too high ) that I could actually gain weight, which I have never heard anywhere else.

It might be time to try something new. The body adapts very well to things, so sometimes you have to throw it a curveball to get it into action. Change up what you eat and/or try a new form of exercise. If you don't lift weights, start. Don't be afraid to lift a little heavy once you get the hang of it. Try a team sport with a friend, or join a class at the gym. Try high intensity interval training with your cardio, instead of just doing the same thing the whole time. Try a healthy smoothie instead of the oatmeal a few times a week, or throw some protein in your breakfast with a hard boiled egg. Change up your lunch and have grilled veggies and chicken on a whole wheat pita instead of a sandwich.

Variety is the spice of life! If your body is in a rut, then you just might be, too :)

1972ford
12-25-2012, 08:15 PM
Play frisbee golf