Posted by BootJockey on December 27, 2004, at 22:21:34
In reply to Re: Topamax and metabolism » iris2, posted by stresser on December 23, 2004, at 14:57:12
I've just taken my very first dose of Topomax, tonight. 25mg, BID. I am a physically active male, 290 pounds, who is on a diet program, having lost 120+ pounds so far, with about 50 more to go.
The reason I wanted to talk to you, was to ask you about Topomax, and how it has affected you (and/or others) with regard to physical activity level, and any side effects you may have had, if any. I'm an active weightlifter, mountain hiker, and do cardio 3x or more a week.
If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you some questions.
Is that okay?
> If the topamax doesn't make you hungry you should probably still try to eat something. You can make it low calorie, of course. You should be eating six meals per day, dinner in the pm being your last. I always need a snack later in the evening, so I save some calories for that. Iris, you are correct, you need to eat to keep you metabolism going.....and eating six times per day does just that. That way you body doesn't hang onto every calorie waiting for another! Ask your trainer at the gym, he probably does know what you should be doing, or can ask someone who does. Lifting weights will increase your muscles mass, and that also speeds up your metablolism....do you do any weight resistance? High repititions with low weight will not make you big, just toned and burn fat faster 24/7. If you have any more questions you can always babble me, ok. Thanks for asking, it seems it's always me asking so many questions and driving everyone crazy!!!-L