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weight loss supplements--> please comment!

JohnsonNicholas member since May'11

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I've had awesome results with GAT JetFuel, and it didn't make me feel too jittery. I'd give it a shot. In addition I take L-Arginine, and L-Carnitine, both of which are great fat loss facilitators.

posted : 5/6/2011 at 5:15 PM

Sky Pile member since Dec'10

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I take a daily dose of Calorie Burn™ in the form of Getting-Off-My-Ass®. Dosage ranges from 600 - 2500 Cal/day.

It works wonderfully with an appropriate balanced diet.

I've lost 20 lbs. since December and haven't even been sticking with that weight loss supplement 100% of the time.

posted : 5/6/2011 at 5:31 PM

sarahk11 member since Mar'11

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Haha Hillcruiser, that's hilarious. I love it. I have been on the same plan and have lost an amazing 21 pounds since March 8 (yes in 2 months).

I think supplements are a waste of money and potentially dangerous,it's all about calories in/calories burned. It's that simple.

Perhaps you are still carrying around some baby weight from your almost 1 year old little girl?..... Patience and consistency, those will get you much much further than some pill.

I have a ten month old and would LOVE to just pop a pill to get rid of the extra weight, but I am going to do it the right way- through good, old fashioned WORK! Not only is that what is best for my body, but it is also best for my kids to see me behaving in a healthy manner.

posted : 5/6/2011 at 6:02 PM

JohnsonNicholas member since May'11

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Weight loss supplementation is never a substitute for working hard, they SUPPLEMENT it, meaning they enhance it, or help it along. That being said, I don't think people should use them as a crutch, and feel like they need not work so hard, because a lot of what a good weight loss supplement will do is give you that extra boost to work even harder.

So while I agree that hard work and diet is the key to dropping the weight, I disagree with the argument that they are a waste. Just take the time to research different ones, and see which works best for you.

posted : 5/7/2011 at 10:03 AM

Calmwm member since Sep'11

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I suggest if someone is looking forward to weight loss, it should reduce the intake of fats and carbohydrates to minimum. Otherwise it will be like fill in and fill out and get free consultation for weight loss Thanks

posted : 9/2/2011 at 3:51 AM

Kathryn Dudeff member since May'11

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I am actually on a prescribed appetite suppressant and as everyone say it is not the answer, it is a lifestyle change, suppressants can help. I notice that my food intake decreases, I am not as hungry and have the energy to go and workout.

posted : 9/3/2011 at 10:56 AM

kitten5221 member since Jul'11

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I tried a weight loss pull a few years ago. NEVER AGAIN. My heart started racing and I got very jittery.

My roommate in college started taking a weight loss pill without telling anyone and went into a full seizure one night. No warning. The doctor said it was something in the pills after I found them in her room.

I have over 60 pounds to still lose. It's a lot of hard work but my overall health is more important than fast or easy weight loss. And I don't mean for this to sound insensitive but I run two businesses and often work 70-80 hours a week. If you want to be thin and healthy, you just have to make time for yourself and do it. As my aunt once told me, "you have to be a little selfish when it comes to your health. Take the time you need in order to become and stay healthy."

posted : 9/5/2011 at 8:43 PM

Rmmeyer member since Aug'11

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I used Slimquick Extreme for quite some time and was happy with it. I have a fairly good caffeine tolerance so I was never bothered by it. I saw good results, and had no problems. The only issue is that you'll go through about a bottle each month, and I think the bottles are about $50+.
That being said, it doesn't matter what supplements you're on if you're putting junk in your mouth. I'm no longer taking a supplement, just eating very healthy and very clean, and I am making more progress faster than when I took Slimquick. If you pair your supplement with a great diet, you'll see even better results!

posted : 9/10/2011 at 1:10 PM

ginaluvsjohn member since Sep'11

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I like slimquick,it is made for women.

posted : 9/30/2011 at 8:10 PM

Raven Johnson member since Oct'11

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I took Xenadrine for a long time and it worked great. Kept me active and hyper, kept me from getting hungry. The weight melted off... Just one problem: As soon as I stopped taking it I couldn't stop eating. I craved food like it was going out of style. My metabolism switched back to normal because it didn't have the miracle cure to boost it anymore and all in all I ended up gaining 20 lbs more than I had when I started the diet. Vitamins and mild doses of these are good, but avoid the heavy hitters. They only work for as long as you take them and then you usually end up with more of a problem than you had in the first place.

PS - Several friends of mine tried a plethora of all these "miracle drugs" and in the end their results were about the same as mine.

posted : 10/2/2011 at 4:54 AM

DoingIt member since Sep'11

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I take Xango juice (a wellness juice) and Eleviv. Happy

I is natural and good for you while giving you energy. Not like the energy drinks or the pills. I stopped doing the energy drinks and caff. pills and feeling so much better.

posted : 10/3/2011 at 10:22 AM

member since Sep'09


Wow! Maybe Brian could comment here as an RD.

posted : 10/13/2011 at 8:42 AM

bolt member since Oct'11

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I didn't read all comments, I had a heart attack and I believe all the years of taking ephidrin was one factor, and of coarse smoking. I am 47, had my attack was the day after my 46th birthday. I know food is suppose to help give energy and I'm weak in that department. I took chantix and I stopped smoking just wish it would help with my other addiction with food. I should feel proud of myself for sticking with going to the gym even though I have gained weight.

posted : 10/18/2011 at 11:44 PM

missinglink3307 member since Mar'11

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Slamb1020. Seriously, do you really need to "lose weight"? If that picture really is you, you look amazing and don't need that crap. However, because obviously your self-esteem is low and you feel that you do need to lose the weight, then I would be very careful with those pills. Many of those are very dangerous and have insane side-effects. Many of those you would have to be on a life-time because once you stop using them you gain all of the weight back. I would recommend Low cal, Low fat diet and about 20 min exercise 4 days a week. You should feel great and start losing the weight in no time. Even if you break every now and then, the exercise will overtake that. In our house we have one night as "cheat night" meaning we eat pizza, hamburgers, or something like that. It really keeps us going. I work out before going to work because after work I am exhausted. That is the beauty of Anytime Fitness, I go @ 4am! Good luck to you.

posted : 1/14/2012 at 10:33 AM

jedalrymple member since Jan'12

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My hubby and I swear by the South Beach diet. He's lost 50 lbs, I've lost 30 in the last 6 months. No diet pills, only a multi-vitamin supplement, eat whole foods, watch portion sizes, and get some aerobic exercise 5-6 days per week and do weights every other day. I still need to lose 12 lbs, but I feel SO much better. I really think there is no short cut. It's not necessary to cut all the long as you get olive oil/avocados/nuts (mono fats), just eat LOTS of veggies (especially GREENS), some fruit, low fat protein (esp. fish)/dairy and eat whole grain carbs. Watch portion sizes, it really is the key (especially for CARBS). Drink lots of water. It really does work....

posted : 1/15/2012 at 5:47 PM

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