3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

Timing of Cal-Mag pills

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #1
Started IP 20SEP2013
 
ohjuly7878's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 13

S/C/G: 208/189.5/135

Height: 5'1"

Default Timing of Cal-Mag pills

I know that we are supposed to take 2 with dinner and 2 after dinner (with snack), but I'm finding it very hard to get them in! Somehow I really don't like taking pills that late in the day.

Does anyone take 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner; or perhaps another approach?

Thanks in advance for your help. I love this community, it's helped tremendously.
ohjuly7878 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
Member
 
Kellimomo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 180.2/139/130

Height: 5'4"

Default

I have been on IP for about nine weeks and I only take two with dinner, that's it for the cal-mag. Did your coach tell you to take 4? I have had no issues with constipation, hair loss or anything, I wonder if that's why??
__________________
Kellimomo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
Started IP 20SEP2013
 
ohjuly7878's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 13

S/C/G: 208/189.5/135

Height: 5'1"

Default

Yes, she said to take two with dinner and two with snack. I'm finding it hard to do so.

I do worry particularly about my calcium intake on this program (since I am borderline osteoporotic). I try to eat the higher calcium veggies (spinach, kale, etc) but I still believe I am not getting enough calcium. However, it's probably worth it (for the weight loss); and eventually I hope I can start having my beloved greek yogurt again!
ohjuly7878 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
Started IP 04/22/2013
 
Ruth Ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,941

S/C/G: 257/130/150

Height: 5"1 1/2' (almost)

Default

I've taken 2 with breakfast and two after dinner since I started.
__________________


Started maintenance 05/03/2014

Nothing is impossible. In fact, the word itself says 'I'm Possible'! - Aubrey Hepburn
Ruth Ann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
IP start Aug 2012
 
lisa32989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 8,201

S/C/G: 260.2/165

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohjuly7878 View Post
I know that we are supposed to take 2 with dinner and 2 after dinner (with snack), but I'm finding it very hard to get them in! Somehow I really don't like taking pills that late in the day.

Does anyone take 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner; or perhaps another approach?

Thanks in advance for your help. I love this community, it's helped tremendously.
Later in the day, magnesium can help with sleep. But if you can't get them in, I say take them when you'll take them!
__________________
Losing weight is hard. Maintenance is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard. (-Ishbel)
Lost 95 lbs on IP!
Link to weight loss Photos

lisa32989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 12:31 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 16

S/C/G: 283/228.2/183

Height: 5'6"

Default

I have always taken 2 early in the day, usually with my morning snack. And then 2 before bed.
I take my multi vitamin, potassium, 2 omega 3, and 2 gal mag early in the day.
Then I take my 2 cal mag and 1 multi vitamin before bed.

My coach said that's fine...

I HATE taking vitamins, so the fact that I am actually taking them is HUGE for me! LOL

I didn't know that cal mag helped with sleep. Good to know! That will motivate me even more! haha!

I have the WORST time sleeping!
dsjsmom23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
patns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Posts: 2,794

S/C/G: 204/143/135

Height: 5' 1"

Default

I was only told to take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. The reason for taking it is the evening is that it makes you sleepy as Lisa said.
__________________
Make choices today that your future self will thank you for!
patns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 282

S/C/G: 177.6/165.4/140

Height: 5'5''

Default

Your body can only absorb 500mg of calcium at one time so spread it out accordingly. This was straight from my Dr. And I don't mess with her. Lol
__________________


B team strong!!!!!!!
DJ72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Kawaii1002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southeastern CT
Posts: 314

S/C/G: 642 (IPstart 395.4)/226.2/160

Height: 5'7"

Default

I take one for breakfast, one with lunch, one with snack, and one with supper. Although, I've been told that if you're having problems with constipation, you can take all 4 at once, and that might help you flush your system.. after that, go back to the spread out schedule.
Kawaii1002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
lighthouse101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 263

S/C/G: IP Restart: 181.2/175.6/130

Height: 5'4"

Default

I've been taking 2 of mine with lunch and 2 with dinner and that has worked for me. Not sure for those who have only been able told to take 2 per day - my phase 1 sheet has 4 listed on there, 2 with dinner and 2 with snack, as the OP said. Maybe it depends on starting weight?
__________________


lighthouse101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #11
Started IP 03/06/2013
 
WillowVee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SK, Canada
Posts: 156

S/C/G: 198.8/145/145

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lighthouse101 View Post
I've been taking 2 of mine with lunch and 2 with dinner and that has worked for me. Not sure for those who have only been able told to take 2 per day - my phase 1 sheet has 4 listed on there, 2 with dinner and 2 with snack, as the OP said. Maybe it depends on starting weight?
Ditto for me!
__________________
WillowVee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2