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Anyone Pro-Diet Pills?

My best friend lost 40 pounds and has kept it off ( without pills) for over 2 years.

I was wondering if anyone on here also wanted to, or is taking pills such as trim spa or Xenadrine EFX. Maybe we can start a group if anyone else is interested. If done safely and under medical or close watch, I have seen first hand it can help.

(Note: All people who arent against pills, please do not post. I'd say 99% of the ppl on here know the possible side effects. Lets keep this relevant. Please.)

Sat. Jun 10, 2:28pm

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I am pro herbal kind of supliments and anything ephedra (sp) free. I think a lot of pills have been given a bad wrap in the past because of the lact of technical and chemical advances.

i would like to be in a group that wasn't against pills

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 4:01 PM

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I currently use hydroxycut, it has not ephedra & I get the non caffine type. Seems to be mostly natural ingrediants that have been around a long time. For me it has taken away my cravings for sweets & supresses my appitite in the evenings is when I notice it the most.

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 6:24 PM

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Have you noticed a change in your weight that you think you could directly relate to taking hydroxycut?

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 7:55 PM

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i think diet pills are given a bad name by people who abuse them and don't look for the warning signs it may not be right for them. i personally have used them, lost weight and kept it off. its really not all bad

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 9:03 AM

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I agree! Let us keep this thread going. I'd like to hear more informed first hand opinions!

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 12:55 PM

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lets see..ive tried hydroxicut,trim spa, cenical (sp) green tea pills,GNC recomended herbal pills.....just to name a few ..i dont think they really help but i still to this day take SOMETHING to trick my mind into thinking its helping LOL

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 1:57 PM

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I think diet pills get a bad rap because many make unrealistic claims and users have unrealistic expectations, including heeding the notice on almost all bottles advocating diet and exercise. That being said, I am reconsidering trying something. I exercise intensely and regularly, and eat healthfully and moderately enough (1400-1600 cals/day) that by most health professional guidelines, I should be losing 1-2# per week. Instead I seem stuck, and when my schedule gets busy and I miss a few days of working out my weight quickly heads up, even if my calorie intake stays below 1800-2000. I would like to find something that isn't an appetite suppressant (that isn't my problem) that would get my sluggish metabolism going healthfully. I will watch this thread with interest.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 3:15 PM

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I have started re-taking Xenadrine as of this morning, its interesting how this tread came up at the same time!! I am taking 1/4 of the daily intake. I will take 1 pill today... 2 for a week then 3 everyday of the next weekend up to the full dose. I think this is important and not taking the advice of eating it on an empty stomach would also be key. People have stomach problems when they just take it with water. I will also be watching this thread.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 4:45 PM

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**Xenadrine efx actually

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 4:45 PM

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I see a nutritionist and I have taken Meridia and Phentramine. It works great for me by keeping my appitite down. I would only take drugs the doctor prescribed for me though. They should be proven adn safe.

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 10:50 PM

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