I finally broke the 200-pound mark on Monday. I weighed 197! When I went to input my weight into the treadmill, I almost hit the “2” to start. I’m sure I looked funny, laughing while I’m starting the treadmill.
I had been stuck at just above the 200-pound mark for the past 3 weeks. I went back to my original supplement routine and started exercising a bit more. I hear people talk about a plateau, but I don’t think that was it. I think I just need to go back to what worked.
I started my weight loss journey reading everything I could on supplements and what might work and what doesn’t work. I chose to use a fish oil supplement, coconut oil supplement, multivitamins, a green tea supplement, and chromium picolinate. (This is in addition to calorie restriction and exercise)
For the first 3 months, I was losing 2 to 3 pounds a week. I decided to try a 14-day diet program from a well-known, national company. I lost a total of 2 pounds for those 14 days. I was not impressed. So, last week I went back to my original supplements…. And I lost 4 pounds!
No supplement is a magic pill. Some that worked for me, may not work for you. I suggest you research any supplement you are interested in before you decide to try it. Don’t be afraid to stop taking it if its not working. The only one I can truly recommend for almost everyone is a good multivitamin. Just remember to take your vitamins as recommend or it will not be as effective.
Even if the supplements are nothing more then a placebo effect, I’ll take whatever advantage I can get……