Has anyone been using a supplement or even a prescription for weight loss while doing Atkins? I have seen sugar blockers etc over the counter and wonder if they help. The Hellers' books suggest adding chromium pills. I have used phentermine in the past, but I'm already losing a good bit and don't know if it would work with a low carb diet anyway.
i have never used diet pills, but am taking chromium picolinate right now in conjunction with induction.
Personally, i would suggest the OTC herbs and supplements over a diet pill only because most of them are minerals/vitamins, etc. that your body already utilizes. for example, L-Glutamine is already found in the system, as well as Calcium, L-Carnitine, etc.
I take the chromium pic, multi vitamin, vit d and cranberry....when I remember to pick up more, I have a green tea supplement too. Other than any other type of "diet" pill, no ....not anymore. Years ago, before all the ingredients changed, I took hydroxycut. Nothing since tho.
I only take a multivitamin, Calcium with Vit. D, and Potassium. I would not ever take diet pills while on Atkins. I was on Pondimin and Phentermine about 13 yrs. ago while on a low-cal, low-fat diet. Lost about 90 lbs. but put it all back on over the years. Would not ever do this again.