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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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Have you found there has been a direct relation to weight loss and you taking these pills?

Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:16 AM

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I've heard taking pills reduces your appetite, but does it also help with cravings?

Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:16 AM

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It does help with everything. I am taking some pills now the xenadrine efx, and I have found that not only am I not like " omg gotta have food now" because I'm bored, I don't crave anything, leaving me to only put good foods into my body!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006, 9:38 AM

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Please. There is no quick fix. Pills are detrimental to your health.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 7:29 AM

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Sooo close! Almost had all relevant posts :)

I just wanted to add in that anything done doctor supervised and or with high medical knowledge can be useful. Any of these options are short term at best and I think anyone taking them knows this. It only becomes a problem when long extended use and false hopes are attached. People even are given placebo pills :)

I'm sure -every- dieter or person who wants to lose weight thinks something someone else does it detrimental. My friend is very against animal products in all forms and thinks its extremely detrimental for your health based on many studies. But you don't see her posting "non animal" threads on here. Most people do not think diet pills are a quick fix, if nothing else is a mental aid.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:13 AM

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Duet Pills,

My favorite diet pill is made by Lab 88. It's called Metabo Speed. It is a little exspensive, but worth it. I have a 10 month baby, a 13 yr old, husband, and a full time job. The only time I can work out is at about 4:00 am. In order for me to have the energy to not only do it, but stay motivated enough to finish I needed something that would work fast! I have been on them for about 6months. They work.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 3:20 PM

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Doesn't stick

With VERY few exceptions, everyone I've ever known that lost weight using pills gained it back shortly after going off of them. The rest gained it back within a year or two. So, do you want to be on pills the rest of your life? If not, learn to take it off eating real food in quantities that allow you to maintain a healthy weight, exercising healthfully, resting adequately (it seems like a lot of people take these pills for the amphetimine effect they often have), learning to cope with your emotions and drinking lots of water. It's SUSTAINABLE! No one has ever said you should be on xenadrine for the rest of your life.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 4:45 PM

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4-5 years ago I went from 176Lbs down to 122 (too thin) and then up to my goal weight of 130. I am 5'4". I have kept off the weight up until about a year ago (maybe a little more). I have gained some back - now at 143 and that is why I have joined PEERtrainer. I did it with the help of a perscription drug called adapex and eating the "food pyramid" and walking. I had tried so many diets before and did not lose - or lost and gained over and over again. This was the first time I had 1) sucess and 2) have done a pretty well keeping it off. I have hit a bump and need to lose the weight I gained.... but over all I DID have sucess with this pill AND I DID manage to keep most of it off for years!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:07 PM

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