I have totally changed my lifestyle but I will admitt that I was not strong enough to get past all the cravings as well as dealing with 3 kids, it was extra stress that I really didnt need at that time, and taking Duromine helped me get throught that. It is something that I would not take unless my Dr thought that it would be ok for me, I also went to the Dr 1 week after taking it then 2 weeks later then at 6weeks & am going every month monitoring my progress so I think that is ok. I dont know how u managed to walk 2 - 3 times a day for half a hr, but i know that there is no way that I could manage to do that, I walk/run nearly 4km every morn, & its not a flat road, I have hills, i then take the kids for a little walk around our sheds, & I also do as much gardeneing & other physical jobs as I can. There is now way I could eat 5 - 6 meals a day either but I do have 3 main meals then have 2 - 3 snacks, which to me probably ends up the same cals. Oh yeah i would love to go to a gym but our nearest one is nearly 60km away, I know that they have weights that u can use but no creche & only evening cardio classes, so anyone who has a gym nearby u r so lucky. I agree that Duromine can be dangerous but I also think that it can benifit some people if properly monitered.