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Does anyone know if any of the over the counter weight loss pills really work? I am tempted to try one after seeing the after of Anna Nicole Smith from taking Trimspa, she looks great! Do they really work?

Mon. Feb 6, 7:16pm

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They are not healthy and in the long term they don't work because you don't change the lifestyle that is making you fat.

There have been a few threads on this subject. Try typing "diet pills" in the search bar and hitting go (be sure to hit "go"...if I only hit enter my screen goes blank) to find those posts, I think there is more info in them.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 7:18 PM

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Hi, I'm the OP, thanks for that info. I found the thread with the info.
Thanks again!


Monday, February 06, 2006, 7:32 PM

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Trim Spa does not work...none of them do.......start exercising......really exercising. Train for a race, marathon or triathalon and you will see results. That's what I'm doing and I feel better than ever.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 8:57 PM

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I don't know anyone who can seriously recommend these things. There are no magic pills, the answer is always eat less, move more.

You could try some supplements that support you nutritionally and help with cravings. I had some success with chromium picolinate in the past - helps curb sugar cravings if that's an issue for you.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 4:25 AM

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For about 1 month now I have been using diet pills. I have been using Lipo 6 by GNC. But there are things that you need to really think about prior to starting them. 1. do you have any problems yourself or in your family with your heart or blood. 2. Are you looking for the easy way out to loose weight or are you going to really stick with it. ok, 1. if you have any heart or blood problems, diet pills speed up your body so that means that quite fequently they will speed up your heart. You might want to double check with your doctor before doing them. 2. If you are looking for a majic pill that will do all of the work for you, none exist. But if you are going to start eating right and getting on an excersice plan, then the diet pills will help. I have been on my diet pills for about 5 weeks now. I have lost 23 pounds with steady excersice and changing my eating habits. Now during the first week or two, you will see the most weight dropping off and then it will slow way down. During the first week, your body is actually going to be getting rid of excess water. It is not fat leaving your body, it is water. but dont get discoureged and stop taking the pills after you stop loosing soo much weight. keep with it. But only stay with diet pills for about 2 to 3 months at a time. then give your body the same number of months off the pills that you were on. Diet pills do permanent damadge to your kidneys and bladder. if you only take the pills for a max of 3 months at a time, then your kidneys wont get as damadged. Also If you are going to take Diet pills, I recommend taking a daily multi-viatamin as well. I take the mega-man sport from GNC. It helps a lot with keepiing your body full of the right number of nutrients that you should have to make it through the day. Hope this helps.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 4:45 AM

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it's so tough when you see these ads over and over again . . they make it look so easy and sound so safe! the part of you that is interested in trying them out is looking for an easy answer to a bigger problem. losing weight IS HARD!!! even if one of these pilss worked, odds are you would gain the weight back since you wouldn't be changing any of your lifestyle habits. ultimately none of these things are FDA approved/studied (not that that always means something these days!) and the affects on one's health or the effectiveness of these pills is unknown. i recommend staying away from the pills and losing the weight on your own w/ a healthy diet and exercise. you will be healthier and most likely happier for it . . . !

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:41 AM

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In some ways, I think that Diet Pills have a bit of a placebo effect-- i.e. taking them makse you think something's working, so it does.

I often wonder if i could do the same effect as a diet pill by swallowing a sugar tablet every day? It's the mental continuum that helps.. to motivate... (i.e. a daily or hourly reminder that you are focusing on weight loss?

If that is the case than have a friend go to a health food store, buy some empty gelatin tablets and fill them with something nutritious... label a jar with "miracle diet pills" and them take them... I wonder if fooling yourself into believing in the pills would actually have the same effect as using the pills themselves?!

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:05 PM

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I have taken diet pills in the past through my doctor's advice and sure they work but once you go off them you gain all your weight back. That goes for Jenny Craig and Nutri-System. Food is good but once you back to eating normal food again the weight does come back. My sugguestion is portion your food, write down in your log here your calories and fat intake and drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Plus exercise everyday will do you more benifit than any diet pill out there.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 4:41 PM

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to the last poster . . .just out of curiosity? what diet pills did your doctor suggest you take? i've never met a doctor who would recommend that-unless he/she knows something we don't!

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 10:54 PM

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Like Speed...

Diet pills are a lot like speed. They speed up your metabolism so you have more energy and curb your appetite. Alone they will not make you lose weight, they just might help you work out more and eat less. So yes, they might "work" but no, they are not "healthy." There are also a lot of health risks involved. Pick one up in a drugstore and read all the warnings. That should scare you!!!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 1:33 PM

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Would you recommend diet pills to your child, if your child said that he or she wanted to lose weight? The answer is probably "no" because you already know the dangerous and addictive side effects of using diet pills. Our children, nieces and nephews, godchildren, etc all watch us. So do what's best for your body and for those who watch you....workout and eat right. I know....personally.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 2:56 PM

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