Topic: Do these supplements cause weight gain?
June 19, 2019 / By Anabella Question:
Just wondering if anyone knows FOR A FACT if Amphetamine Salts ER 30mg, Slo Niacin 500mg, Fish Oil 1360mg, B-12 2500mcg, Melatonin 5mg cause weight gain? Im trying to figure out why I am gaining weight... here is my typical day:
For breakfast I eat either 3 eggs microwaved (with green peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese) OR Quaker oats (mixed with greek yogurt, blueberries, walnuts, raisins)
Then I take Amphetamine Salts ER ( generic for Adderall XR) at 9AM.
I spend 30-45 min sweeping, vacuuming, washing dishes.
About noontime I take Nature's Bounty brand sublingual B-12 2500mcg
I eat Dannon Light&Fit Blueberry OR strawberry yogurt and a homemade snack mix (almonds, walnuts, raisins, cinamon, and dried mango) for snacks during the day.
Pretty much all I also eat are bannanas, apples (with natural peanut butter), and apricots
In the afternoon I take Sundown Naturals brand Triple Strength Fish Oil 1360mg.
When my adderall wears off about 6PM every night I get really hungry.
For nightly snacks I have Ghirardelli Intense Dark chocolates OR Edy's Yogurt Blends.
I take Spring Valley brand Melatonin 3mg (I take 1 1/2 tablets) every night to sleep.
I also have Slo Niacin 500mg that I plan to start taking for mood.
I run a 5 mile trail 2-3 days every week.
Does anyone have any expertice to share with me about weight loss AND knowledge about supplements, which one help with mood, metabolism, weight loss, energy?
Thank you for taking the time to read my question!
Wayne | 2 days ago
I know for a fact Amphetamine Salts ER 30mg don't cause weight gain, because I've been taking Adderall for the past 2 months and have lost weight, which is one of the known side effects. Note that I said weight loss from this medication is a side effect. It's not designed for weight loss. Taking Adderall to lose weight isn't a good idea unless your doctor has recommended it. As a matter of fact they should be monitoring you every 30 days to make sure you aren't abusing it, and using it for the symptoms it was designed for.
I need to know your age, weight and height to know if you're overweight.
alot of the foods you are eating are full of sugar. The dried fruits, yogurt, regular fruits, yogurt, chocolate are all full of sugars. By themselves they are fine, but adding them all togeather is a problem. The nuts are a great source of protein, but one can eat only a tiny amount due to the calories. I don't eat them because they are not filling. I don't think the meds are the problem, but the sugar. I base this on working with a nutritionist and Weight Watchers. Also if you are over 40 it is very hard to lose weight. I know this from experience. You need more filling foods such as green vegetables, etc and less sugars. I hope this helps because I found myself in your same shoes thinking these were all healthy foods and they are. We just eat too much of them. Also the sugars will keep you awake at night. If you reduce them and don't eat the sugars 6 hours before you go to bed I bet you can eliminate the sleep meds.
try a pasta less spaghetti by mixing shredded zucchini veggie meatballs and raw tomato sauce seasoned with a dash of zesty oregano
use a dash of cinnamon to give fruits such as bananas and melons a richer dessert feel without the sugar
do your grocery shopping with a list and a time limit that way you re less likely to stray into the processed foods section