Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Having trouble losing weight, try Phosphatidyl Serine

When my son died back at the end of 1999 I put on about 70 pounds. Back in 2005 I started really trying to lose the weight. I kept my diet under 2700 calories (Mayo Clinic has a calorie calculator website that recommends 2700 calories to maintain weight at 215, I figure the Mayo clinic knows their business). I worked out 3 times a week for 30 minutes or more (weight training).

I did not lose a pound.

I have kept my diet under 2700 calories for the last 4 years, even going under 2000 calories for a couple of months.

I did not lose a pound.

My first longer (10 days) back packing trip I lost about 30 pounds (235 to 205). In basic training I went from 230 to 200 in less than 8 weeks. When I got out of the Army I put on 20 pounds and then 3 months later I lost it all in a month. For over twenty years I weight 215 plus or minus about 5 pounds.

Never had a problem losing weight before.

It has been really frustrating.

I started taking 600mg a day of Phosphatidyl Serine, 300 in the morning and 300 before I went to bed, about a week ago. I also use gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), but I have been using that to help me sleep for months without losing any weight.

I lost 7 pounds in the last week.

Phosphatidyl Serine lowers cortisol levels and improves brain functioning.

I have only been on the stuff for a week so we will see how it works out, but, 7lbs is more than I lost with diet and weight training combined over a year.

I stick pretty close to the South Beach diet, I count calories and I watch fat (and now sugar) content. I didn't lose much of anything.

If you have a problem losing weight, try taking 600mg of Phosphatidyl Serine a day for a while and see what that does for you.

I suggest buying it at, they have the best prices I have found. If you have better, let me know.

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