1. I took diet pills. Now this I don't recommend anyone doing because it's definitely not healthy. It was a personal choice for me and there is a chance that it could affect your health in the future. I first tried out one type of diet pill from Japan that didn't work at all. It was widely advertised with models and I had to take about 2-3 pills everyday for a month. How much I lost? 2lbs... Which obviously was no different and easy to gain back. Then I tried searching up on Ebay and found something called, "Japan Rapid Diet". Which isn't the actual name. The real name started with an 'S' and I completely forgot what it was...
I ordered the pills from ricandgrata. There's 3 colors, blue, green and yellow. According to the seller and others, the blue is strongest, green is moderate and yellow is weakest if you only want to shed a few pounds. I decided to play safe and chose green, which was recommended for people aged 18-24. The instructions told me to take 3 pills everyday which I did. But after 2 days it was horrifying. The effect of the pill is that it has an appetite suppressant which makes you not even want to eat at all. I ate a small meal every day. When taking them you're supposed to drink LOTS of water and its most likely because it dehydrates you fast. Which could cause dizziness/faint. I kept that up for a week before my body broke down and I had to stop taking them. Because in that week I barely slept at all. I was up all night, barely ate. The pills also makes you have a big boost of energy which helps cause you're exercising a lot more than usual. But when you think about it, you're overworking your body, no food, no sleep; it's just living off water. I constantly felt nauseous and difficulty in breathing. In that week I lost 10lbs. But I also lost muscle and felt weaker. It also makes you digest many times a day. So it makes you detox a lot but it's not like you're receiving much in anyways.
I contacted the seller and he said the dosage of the pill is too strong for my body to handle so I had to only take 1 pill every now and then. I cut it back to maybe about 1-3 pills a week? I still lost weight but the bad side effects were gone (the no breathing, headaches part). I didn't eat much while on this pill so I was able to turn away fast foods and quit many junk foods. I began eating healthier in smaller amounts, so please don't rely on the pills alone. You MUST watch your daily intake and exercise for it to be able to work efficiently.
I limited myself to 1000 calories a day and worked out about 45mins many times a week. Slowly in 2 months I lost 30lbs and gradually went down more by 10lbs. I ran out of the pills and decided to stop since it's not that healthy, while keeping the routine I picked up compared to before I had taken them. I recently got back into taking them but bought the pills from another seller which isn't working as well so I'm probably going back to ricandgrata.
Warning! These pills apparently have "real" and "fake" ones on the market. First of all, they are referred to as "Japan Diet" pills when they are actually Chinese. I read some sources long ago that ricandgrata sold the fake ones because of the holographic sticker on the box. The real one is supposed to just have a white sticker. But no ricandgrata has proof with a serial number saying that his aren't fake. Either way, they work the same. According to a review I once read, the real ones are only that way because their pills are at a safe dosage. The fake ones have a much stronger dosage that could affect your liver or lungs(?). This is why I don't recommend them and warn that you take care if you do buy them. Do NOT take these pills long term if that is the case.
2. Along with water, I drink a strong herbal tea that my mum buys. It's some Chinese tea which I noticed helped me lose weight. Though one large can costs about $50 CAD. I was looking for green tea because I heard it burned fat/speeds up metabolism, but my mum made me drink this and said that it tasted the same (which it doesn't lol). It really does help you detox a lot though! I'm sure all teas does.
3. Exercise! I'm a lazy ass, don't get me wrong lol. But even walking daily will help. I like to dance around the house or play DDR. Running sometimes, doing yoga or break out some work out videos... As long as you do some sort of physical activity 30-45mins a day! I count cleaning as physical activity. Do it after you have a meal instead of sitting around.
4. Keeping a journal/log of what you eat, how much you worked out everyday REALLY helps. It's a pain, especially when you're lazy. But think of it as a diary.
That's pretty much it~ It's not magic lol but please don't be too dependent on diet pills. (As much as Japanese models promote it)
Refer to this post to see how much I changed