My Dr recently put me on phentermine. He explained to me that it will work for about 6 months, then I should take 6 months off, 6 month on, etc. He said it's very common to gain weight during the time I'm not taking the drug.
I'd like to avoid this weight gain. So, I developed a plan and I'd like to see what other low-calorie dieters think of my plan.
-Eat 800-1000 calories a day, 6 days a week. Moderate exercise on most days (walk, jog, bike).
-On the 7th day, "overload" (2,500-3,000 calories) to keep my metabolism guessing. Vigorous workout.
Gradually work my way up to what my normal eating habits (1400-1500 calories a day) would be for the 6 months I'm not on phentermine. I'll do this by increasing my intake to 1400-1500 calories 1 day a week, for 7 weeks.
-Week 1, 800 calories for 6 days and 1400 calories for 1 day.
-Week 2, 800 calories for 5 days and 1400 calories for 2 days.
-Week 3, 800 calories for 4 days, 1400 for 3 days, and so on.
-Vigorous exercise on the days I'll be eating 1400 calories a day. Moderate exercise on most low-calorie days.
Is this too much effort? Should I instead use phentermine as what it's intended for and maintain a level, low-calorie diet?