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i am planning to start taking diet supplements but i heard that they are not that safe to use!!!the ones im going to use are ephedra free, does that make them any safer. how much more weight per week should i expect to lose on supplements plus diet and excercise.

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We don't recommend using diet supplements here. Usually, they are produced by people who are more interested in making money than in helping you lose weight healthily. Generally, they interfere with the nutrition you get from your food, can affect your metabolism, and they don't provide a long term solution to an unhealthy lifestyle-- if you lose weight this way, you will most likely regain it very quickly. You could probably find out more specific information by googling the supplements you're thinking about (go to a site isn't being paid to advertise the product).

You said in your previous post that your eating habits tend centre around emotional issues. I can only echo Darkchild's advice that you look to the root of these emotional issues, with the help of a counsllor if possible. Using diet supplements is really placing an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, rather than building a fence at the top of it (and a rather unreliable ambulance it is too!) It won't help you solve the problem of why you overeat, and it won't help change your habits in a positive way.

Lastly, we always recommend to our users that if you're going to make your lifestyle more healthy through healthy foods and exercise, that you focus on the health aspect of it. Do it because it makes your body a better tool for enjoying your life, whatever size it is. Some people, when healthy, are naturally more chubby than others, so it makes no sense to make your weight the focus. If you wake up every morning feeling fit and happy, any concerns about your weight will become quite secondary, or diappear altogether.

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