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Hi Everyperson!

Does anyone know any good diet pills? I take Hoodia (I like Hoodia Sure Rapid Gels and DE X-L10 Hoodia Gordonia both from GNC) and I also take de-caf green tea pills (from Mega-T with B vitamins and from Dexatrim with Ginseng both from (watch out ginseng can put one in a bad mood.)) I like both but I'm curious about the prescription pills and other over the counter pills. I've tried Curvelle and Lean System 7- I couldn't tell if they were helping.

What are your experiences?

Peace B w/U


Mon. May 19, 11:06pm

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I just picked up RedLine today, heard great things about it. I'll stay posted through intake.

Monday, May 19, 2008, 11:20 PM

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 12:29 AM

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PLEASE BE VERY CAREFULL Diet pills are dangerous

PLEASE BE VERY CAREFULL Diet pills and the ones you just listed (Hoodia was pulled from many shelves) can really mess up your thyroid. If you are constantly taking diet pills, your body becomes dependant upon the pill to keep up your metabolism and when you go off them it crashes...and you gain weight. Your body wasn't meant for the Diet pill rollercoster.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 12:51 AM

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I haven't had any problems or side effects from Hoodia. I don't crash diet with them or anything. I really like them.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 1:05 AM

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Are you aware that most hoodia pills don't contain enough hoodia to be effective? It's a rare plant and the supply is extremely expensive, so a lot of diet pill makers put just enough in their product to claim its validity but it has no real effect. Most researchers agree that any weight loss is a placebo effect.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 9:03 AM

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Use what the most shredded guy ever in human history uses.

try Hydroxycut Hardcore - Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler uses it for crying out loud !
expensive - yes, but also effective and OC

still though strict diet and exercise are the real kickers as you know ! !

pax vobiscum to you too OP

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10:04 AM

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I tried it today, I did not feel the rush until the second pill. I'll try it again tomorrow and keep you posted.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 7:12 PM

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what does op mean?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 8:13 PM

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OP=Original Poster

Link below is NetLingo


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 9:25 PM

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Thanks for the advice! I've tried many pills but never Hydroxycut regular or Hardcore. I'll give it a whirl.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10:48 PM

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Hoodia pills are a bit inconsistent but they're good, mild hunger appeasement. It's good for me because I'm on a no snacking in between meals diet. It helps me to not taste while I'm cooking. I can take it for weeks and then skip for weeks- no side effects, no weight change, the mild hunger simply returns at dinner hour.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10:58 PM

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just watch out 10:48 and ease into HH, for goodness sake don't take the full dose right away... I only need one or two of them to make me FLY through my workouts but I think they advise taking 3x 3x per day or something... just try like 1 per day at first. (geez, sorry, i should have said that first, huh)
and never take it after 4pm.
good luck !


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 11:36 PM

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good advice, thanks!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 11:58 PM

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There is no such thing as a good diet pill. They are all full of harmful things that you should not be putting in your body.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7:42 AM

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boosting metabolism for life comes from lifestyle

Gotta agree--any temporary effect from a pill seems dangerous and has got to have a rebound effect when you quit!

I've found that you can truly boost your metabolism by doing the thing your body wants high metabolism for.... being active! Add to that NOT starving yourself since that makes your body want to protect every bit of fat energy store you have.

Just break your food down into smaller portions which you eat more often and do something to be active.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 12:12 PM

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diet pill fans only please

I'm really not interested in hearing from people who don't like diet pills. It makes the blog more boring than informational. I respect your opinions and your case has already been made repeatedly.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 2:17 PM

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2:17 poster - I appreciate and can understand your desire for a pill but no one is doing any favors by only telling you what you want to hear. A discussion about the merits of stimulants vs. actual activity IS information even if it is boring. :-)

Best of luck to you whichever approaches you try!

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 2:45 AM

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It's really so much better for you to learn new eating habits like smaller portions, more veggies, less chemicals & additives, etc. Each new healthy habit takes only 21 consecutive days of doing it faithfully for it to become an easy part of your life. Pills are not the answer...

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 9:42 AM

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2:17 & 2:45 - i get it!

Did you READ my original post??? I'm not taking any stimulants!! De-caf green tea.... Hoodia.. there are no stimulants in those.

There is another non-stimulant herb called Caralum Fimbriata that I'm very interested in hearing about. This is a fact finding effort and I'm interested in hearing about people's experiences, good or bad, with ALL diet pills.

save the preachin' for church

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 12:58 PM

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Be open to ALL the information

OP - not trying to increase your frustration, but I've got to point out that you seem to have a chip on your shoulder. To truly learn something new you need to be open to all ideas and not dismiss the parts you didn't want to hear as "preachin'".

Sunday, May 25, 2008, 12:01 PM

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seven times isn't a charm

I hear you, seven times now..

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 12:43 AM

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PT is about healthy lifestyles that include a balanced diet and exercise. NOT diet pills. I request to have this thread deleted.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 2:45 AM

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While I agree that long-term lifestyle changes are better than diet pills, sometimes a supplement to kick-start the weightloss could be a good thing. Seeing results faster will boost self-esteem and could encourage people to continue with their healthier habits.
But also, if there was an easy quick fix that really worked, nobody would be fat, right?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 4:44 AM

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Its crazy how much money people waste on "diet pills", how much have you wasted OP? And why do you keep looking for one that "actually works"? Because they don't work, they might work in the beginning but that is mainly because its new to you and you are excited so you actually alter some of your habits, like eating better, moving more, being more active, its easy to lose weight if you can manage to change your behavioral patterns long enough. So getting a new diet pill temporarily does that to many people, hence the reason a lot of people lose weight in the beginning. The only way to really lose weight is to exercise more, eat less and work on altering on behavior. Its not rocket science, we all want it to happen overnight but for most of us we have spent a lifetime with bad habits and those are the hardest to change.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 12:32 PM

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I have used Hydroxycut and some hoodia pills to kickstart weightloss and am doing the same thing again now. But these are not miracle pills that will fix the problem. Only corrections in your lifestyle like diet and exercise to really see lasting results. I agree with an above poster--if the pills were all it took then we would all look like supermodels!!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 4:04 PM

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diet pills/ supplements

It's true, I've wasted money on diet pills and 50 times as much on health supplements. However, I don't regret it for a minute because I've found many gems in that search. If I wasn't successful, I would drop it. I am truly interested in hearing people's experiences with diet and body toning supplements. If the conversation turned to strictly phyto-chemical type supplements, that would be great, too. Supplements are expensive, but they can be part of what you call a lifestyle change.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 4:12 PM

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prescription diet pills

Also, I've never known anyone on prescription diet pills and I'd love to hear about people's experiences with them.
thank you.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 4:14 PM

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I agree

The OP doesn't care about your opinion against any types of diet pills. Why do you persist?

I could rattle off tons of facts about why the U.S. Federal Government was stupid to ban ephedra, but I won't. I'll instead just say that I've heard good things about Lean System 7. I just bought myself some but haven't tried taking it yet.

Sorry OP, some people on here are just rude.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 8:14 AM

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I took the prescription phentermine for a while, at first it was alright, but after about 2 weeks I couldn't sleep no matter what time in the morning I took it and my mouth was constantly dry and had an unpleasant smell and taste to it. I also didn't like how it altered my mood, it made me snappy and jittery, like I was on speed. My doc lowered the dose but then it didn't really do anything. All in all I took it for about a month and lost 5 pounds, not much. To me it wasn't worth feeling the way I did in that month for the 5 pounds.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 10:56 AM

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To 8:14...

I am not saying not to use any supplements or anything to aid in your weightloss, we all hit plateaus or find that we need a boost here and there but take it from someone who's tried some doozies and some real losers! I now do consumer reviews before I purchase any of them and weigh out how many good ones vs bad ones there are etc. see the latest on Lean System 7:

Lean System 7 is a diet pill which ranked #116 out of the hundreds of diet pills we reviewed based on Value, Weight Loss Potential, Mood Enhancement, Metabolism Enhancement, Appetite Suppression, Ingredient Quality, Safety, Company Reputation, Long Term Results, Customer Testimonials, and Reorder Rates. Lean System 7 is a good formula, but scored poorly on Value and Weight Loss Potential. No doubt there can be a lot of confusion when you are faced with hundreds of potential diet pills to choose from. We hope that ConsumerBest's list of the 20 Best Weight Loss Values will help you in your search. Study our results below to find a Diet Pill that will work for you at an affordable price

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 12:10 PM

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8:14, 10:56, 12:10

Thanks for your input. I have wondered if all prescription diet pills cause the jitters. I don't do well with the jitters. I take a Lean System 7 in the morning with my other supplements then I'm jitter-pill free for the rest of the day.
I've had great success in the past drinking de-caf green tea in liquid form. The water really makes the fat burning compound bio-active- you start burning fat immediately as long as you drink it with no milk and only stevia as a sweetener. I love splenda, but I have found that it slows down weight loss for me. I don't have the discipline right now, so the de-caf green tea pills are a substitute.
I also really like CLA - it turns white fat (yuck - think cellulite) into brown fat (nice- firm and beautiful). Brown fat metabolizes energy, white fat just kinda sits there.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 2:37 PM

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To 12:10 p.m.

I did review it, and the reviews I saw were much better than others. It's a _supplement_ not an end-all.

I'm starting to really, really hate PeerTrainer. Why do I have to put the times of the posters? Do these dipshits not look at every other forum on the planet and see how to make one? Geezus.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 2:54 PM

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Wait, 2:54, I don't get it - You are using times of the posters, no different than anyone else. What's the problem- or the solution? As for the website ConsumerBest, I didn't see ingredients. That would be helpful.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:06 AM

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Reviewed by Dr. on FOX news NY

He took a wole bunch of diet pills and said his best results came from the DEX-L20 which you can get at GNC.

Friday, May 30, 2008, 11:30 AM

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Hey OP. You still around? Have you ever tried Herbalife? My sister in law lost 20 pounds on that stuff. I was going to go to a weight loss clinic but I think I am going to try a combination of Herbalife, B-Complex, low carb, low-cal program see what happens.

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 11:03 AM

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not OP but I just bought phenocal. I will let you know how it works once it gets here. I really need a boost. I am 40 and have been stuck for months. I have lost 35 pounds and then nothing. I have worked on my workouts and my diet and still nothing. My Dr. says I just hit Peri-menopause and it will be harder from now on. Okay that sucks!!

Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:58 PM

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What ever happened to Metabolife?

Monday, April 20, 2009, 4:44 PM

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diet pills

I read good consumer and expert reports on apixexin. Rated as a #1 safety and appetite suppressant. I'm thinking of doing a colon cleansing to rid toxins, then start apixexin along with diet plan and exercise. Has anyone heard reviews of this product?

Monday, April 20, 2009, 5:15 PM

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Diet pills

I use alli. It works great for me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 2:27 AM

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I drink the redline bottles - I recommend it for people who are trying to weave themselves off those high calorie lattes & mochas : ) Much more caffeine, wont even miss the latte and plus youll have much more money in your pocket. Also I will drink a bottle over 4 days or so. Just a few sips throughout the day...kills my hunger and I went from 190 to 156 (still working on it!) and I credit Redline for it....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 2:45 AM

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I never heard of redline, I will look into that for sure! Great Job on your weight loss. How long did it take you to lose it? Did you also diet and exercise?

Friday, April 24, 2009, 2:53 PM

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I read up on redline and was not to thrilled with what I read. So far I am happy with the pill I am trying. It is helping with my hunger and I have tons of energy.

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 9:18 PM

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i tried alli for a couple of weeks and had some really bad treatment affects. I did not think the meals I was eating was that high in fat and even if I made sure it was under the 15 gram recommendation I would still find myself rushing to the bathroom at work and it was too late to salvage my underwear even with a liner on...I did not lose anything while on it...

Monday, April 27, 2009, 5:22 PM

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A few years ago I took stackers w/ephedra which helped me lose 30+ lbs and I was able to keep the weight off for several years after that bc I was still excersising and eating really well. But over the last couple years I became stopped excersising and started eating more junk. Now I am running and trying to eat healthier again but the weight does not want to come off. So I found an imitation of stackers (they went bankrupt after the ephedra mess) called smackers. I started last week and I don't feel jittery and it gives me energy in the morning to complete my long runs. In one week I lost 1pound- I haven't done that lime in a year.

Monday, April 27, 2009, 9:01 PM

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taking diet pills and loving them.

Hi! I'm the OP. I'm still taking Hoodia, Carb Intercept and Alli. I love them all. I am sensitive to caffeine, so I'm limiting my green tea. I found the de-caf green tea wasn't as effective. I'm not pushing the tea, just drinking it during workouts. Remember, bottled green teas are ineffective. I've found a great alternative... Stash tea makes these ground matcha unsweetened tea powders. I like blueberry green tea. I add that and stevia to water I've purified at home- its wonderful.

I'm looking great. I re-read this thread and it kind of scares me how people are such closed minded zombies sometimes.

Monday, April 27, 2009, 9:45 PM

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to the 9:18 poster: What are you taking now that you say you are happy with?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:44 PM

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hi op, I tried thermebol and really liked them, however, i do excercise a fair bit..but they absolutely help with my appetite. When i take them, i don't crave anything and find it very easy to stick to a raw food diet...However when i stop i feel the urge to binge...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:34 PM

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Phen Phen

I also took Phen Phen when it was both, and then when it was just the one, it made me angry easy, and jitter bad. I watch what I eat and do what is the norm, however: I cant control the cravings I have tryed lots of water, even hard candy, but nothing works. Does anyone have an idea of something that may work without the jitters. I am active and work out but it does no good when I blow it a few hours later. I look like a body builder instead of a lady, nothing against body builders I just dont want to be this big. If anyone has a idea please help would love to hear anythng at this point. Hoodiea has never worked for me. Please no lectures about pills I do work out and eat right but there are those of use who can not control the cravings.

Monday, May 24, 2010, 9:06 PM

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