Vit B-Complex and weight loss

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Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« on: July 28, 2008, 02:53:25 PM »
Hi Andy and gang!

I recently started taking B-complex last month and I lost four pounds. I stopped and restarted last week and lost 1.5lbs. I'm 5'9" and currently weigh 114.5lbs. I have never been a big eater and the b-complex may be metabolizing my fat stores too quickly - is this possible? And is there anything else I can take to replace the b-complex?

I think I'll try swtiching brands and see what happens. I do feel energized but I look like a walking stick.

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 03:44:44 PM »
Hi Andy and gang!

I recently started taking B-complex last month and I lost four pounds. I stopped and restarted last week and lost 1.5lbs. I'm 5'9" and currently weigh 114.5lbs. I have never been a big eater and the b-complex may be metabolizing my fat stores too quickly - is this possible? And is there anything else I can take to replace the b-complex?

I think I'll try swtiching brands and see what happens. I do feel energized but I look like a walking stick.

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Sash

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 06:22:52 PM »
me tooooooooo  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl
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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 07:40:40 PM »
Nothing to envy guys. I'm from the Caribbean so it's expected to have some meat on your bones. Now all my relatives tell me that I look horrible...it's funny, I struggle to gain weight and my sis struggles to lose it.

Thanks for posting all the good advice guys.

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 02:57:39 AM »
I've been taking B-complex for years and I wish it would make me lose some weight too!

How much B6 is in the supplement you've been taking? B6 does help fats metabolize faster.

Some good suggestions for gaining weight can be seen at http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/f/GainWeight.htm

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What To Eat To Gain Weight
Increasing your intake of junk foods and greasy foods is not a good way to gain weight. Junk foods usually contain unhealthy trans fats or saturated fats. Even though you need to increase your calorie consumption to gain weight, those calories should come from foods that are good for you.

Healthy fats include omega-3 essential fatty acids sources like tuna, salmon, flax, and walnuts. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds and legumes. Healthy carbohydrate sources include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

It may be easier to eat five or six smaller balanced meals per day rather than eating three large meals, especially if you are not used to eating much at one sitting.

Protein powders and nutritional supplement drinks such as Ensure can be added as in-between meal snacks if you still need more calories. Some protein powders are flavored and only need added water and some others can be blended with your choice of juice or milk to improve the taste.

It would also be a healthy idea to add a small amount of flax seed oil and some psyllium powder to add some omega-3 essential fatty acids and extra fiber.
Dietary Supplements and Gaining Weight
A high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement is a good idea to make sure you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need. Some people find that their muscle mass increases with protein supplements that contain certain blends of amino acids such as creatine and glutamine. Some people who are very ill may need liquid nutritional preparations that are available through their doctors.
Resistive Exercise To Gain Weight
Exercise is also important for healthy weight gain. Resistance training exercises such as lifting weights will help to increase your muscle size. Aerobic exercises such as running and stationary bicycling are better for fat loss and excessive aerobic training may cause you to lose more weight. Resistance training can be done at a health club, gym or at home with the proper equipment.

Remember that it can take a while to gain the weight you need, but be patient and continue to choose healthy foods until you reach your goal weight.
Tools to Help You Gain Weight
Use these tips and tools to help gain weight:

    * Start with this Calorie and Nutrition Guide to find out how many calories you will need to reach the weight you desire.
    * Use a food diary to track your calorie intake to be sure you are getting all of the calories and foods that you need.
    * You can also use an online program such as Calorie Count Plus to track your calorie intake, your exercise and your changes in weight. Calorie Count Plus has a large data base of nutrition information for almost any food you like to eat.
    * Add healthy calories to breakfast with an extra slice of whole-grain toast and peanut butter.
    * Mid-morning and afternoon snacks should be nutritious, not junk. Trail mixes contain healthy nuts, dried fruits and can add healthy calories to your diet.
    * Don't add calories to your meals by choosing unhealthy fried foods such as french fries, chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Choose healthy foods such as baked potatoes, baked chicken and fish, just make your portions a bit bigger.
    * Keep your meals balanced. One meal should have a healthy protein source such as fish, low fat meat, chicken or legumes plus two or three servings of vegetables. Green vegetables add lots of vitamins and phytonutrients while starchy potatoes and corn add extra calories.
    * Drink healthy beverages such as milk and fruit juices to add calories. Don't choose sugary sodas, which only add calories and no nutrition.
    * Design a weight training program with help from About.com's exercise site and our weight training site.

Not everything may apply to each person, but avoiding junk food that is empty calories and eating nutritious foods is a good plan.
Andy

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 05:13:27 AM »
Weight gain is an issue for me too and it is getting worse after becoming diabetic.

I've be weighing 37kg since last year and after being diagnosed as Diabetic last month, I lost 2kgs!! :quiver

If I eat more then BSL levels shoot up; now I don't and my weight is going down :-\
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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 01:25:15 PM »
hi :
weight gaining issue... humm ..well when i diagnosed as a dibetes patient my weight was 35 kg..
i also went through the weight loss situatuion but now i m glad to telll u that my weight is  43 kg ..
but i dont know abt the vit-b bcoze i had not treated with vit-b-complex  ....
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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 08:12:43 PM »
Hi Andy thanks for the advice as usual. I would have to check with the pharmacist to get the B6 amount.

Sajid...you should try a low glycemic diet.

It's nice to know that we can all gain help and insight from this site as doctors don't always answer all of our questions.

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 03:54:16 PM »
Sajid,

Please do something about your weight,it's very low  :-\ even my daughter weighs 25 kg ,and you are 35 kg  :-\, plz ask your doctor about,there should be any way to gain weight with out increasing your B.S levels.

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Re: Vit B-Complex and weight loss
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 04:08:22 AM »
Hi Zaini,

Yeah, I'm like the Ghost Rider without the flames :crackup

The only solution to the weight gain is to eat more and take more insulin. ??? So now I'm taking more insulin without being too fussy about the diet.
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