In my research, I happened upon something new for appetite control.
Have you heard of 5-HTP. I Googled it and one of the first article that appeared was from Dr. Oz’s blog.
The blog sent on to say this compound is actually found in your body and is responsible for the release of serotonin in your brain. The supplement is largely market as a mood enhancer. But the bottle also says that a study found that some people lost weight are using it.
My interest is piqued.
I tend to be very emotional eater. Happy. I eat when I’m sad. I eat when I’m nervous etc. You get the picture. So, I picked up a bottle.
The first day I took it, I didn’t notice much of a difference. But by day three, I did. I gradually noticed my cravings and nervous eating begin to subside. I get 26 weight watchers points in one day. I almost always go over with my snacking and cravings. But I’ve noticed in the last week I have it sometimes I have these three points left. And seem like a lot, but for me that’s progress. And the best part is I don’t feel hungry and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. I have a strange sense of satiation.
It’s only been a week, and I haven’t been exercising. I doubt that I’ll see any significant weight loss. I think this could work.
I’m a pretty happy person, so I don’t notice much of a difference with my mood. However, reviews all over the Internet state that this mood enhancer really does help some people with anxiety and even depression. But I’m not sure I can’t vouch for that.
I can’t say, that I’ve noticed a big difference in my eating patterns and that’s a good thing for me.
It is not recommended to take 5-HTP for longer than a few months. One source online (in a forum called “Drugs-Forum.Com“) says that it loses it’s efficiency after longer uses. The same forum source says to take short breaks like a 3-7 days at a time.
Note: This has worked for me. Make sure you consult your medical professional before trying new supplements.