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Old 07-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Creatine use for my situation?

I'm probably getting bariatric surgery around December and I am currently in the pre-approval stage to get insurance to cover everything. I have to go to a nutritionist, start a diet plan, start a weight loss program, see a psychologist, do a sleep study, bunch of stuff.

The weight loss program is three months long and I have to weigh in every month to track my progress. I know I can lose the weight, I've done it before. I just have trouble keeping it off. If I gain any weight, I have to start over. Even if I lose a lot of fat and gain muscle, a net weight gain is a failure.

Would creatine use be too risky for my situation? I used it a really long time ago when I weight lifted regularly, but I'm not too familiar with it. I was reading an article saying the user will gain weight from added muscle fairly quickly. I'd prefer to constantly lose weight, as a weight gain (even if muscle) could be discouraging.


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I would say no to creatine and focus on cardio, anything like that would build muscle and weight even if it is burning the fat. CARDIO IS THE ANSWER
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Creatine would not benefit you for weight loss. Diet will be 80% of your weight loss success, with 20% being from exercise.
You might want to get someone to help you plan your meals and help you shop (dietitian). This way you'll have a pile of recipes on hand and know exactly what to buy and what NOT to buy. A good dietitian will be your best asset because they can help change your eating lifestyle forever and not just a few months. If you want a recommendation let me know.
I'm completely against quick, short-term weight loss programs unless you're a competitive bodybuilder/athlete. Focus on making permanent habits.
Good luck to you!
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Yeah, I've gotta go to a nutritionist for the pre-approval process. I have an appointment on July 23rd. I really don't have a problem changing my diet and knowing what to eat. I've always followed bodybuilding and stuff like that, but been too lazy to make the change. Living at home with my parents, I didn't control the grocery shopping. I live on my own now, so I can control the grocery shopping. I got rid of all the bad stuff I had and got a few healthier food items. So there is only a limited option I have to eat right now.

The weight loss program is just to prove that I am willing to make the changes and to get approved for surgery. I have to continue to workout and diet after the surgery to keep up the weight loss. I actually enjoy working out and I weightlifted regularly in high school. But I was more concerned with building muscle, rather than losing fat.
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Creatine would not benefit you for weight loss. Diet will be 80% of your weight loss success, with 20% being from exercise.
You might want to get someone to help you plan your meals and help you shop (dietitian). This way you'll have a pile of recipes on hand and know exactly what to buy and what NOT to buy. A good dietitian will be your best asset because they can help change your eating lifestyle forever and not just a few months. If you want a recommendation let me know.
I'm completely against quick, short-term weight loss programs unless you're a competitive bodybuilder/athlete. Focus on making permanent habits.
Good luck to you!
Yes, diet will be everything. I don't think creative would honestly hurt your goals but there's no real point for your situation in taking it. Most of the weight gain from creative is from increased water retention. All creative does is add an extra ATP on to every energy transfer thus giving you more muscle endurance when lifting.
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