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shannysmomma
08-17-2010, 06:07 PM
I have been on this plan since May, 7th of this year. Almost from day 1 I started taking MRC-6. Well last month when I went to WI & get measured I had lost 49.5 pounds & 41 inches. I thought that taking this pill you could almost double your inches lost. It doesn't seem to be working for me & I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. I would have thought by now my inch loss would have been a little greater than my pounds lost. I stopped taking it because I feel it isn't working so why pay the money. It is a little disappointing. So if anyone can give me some advice that would be great.


guinevere75
08-17-2010, 06:12 PM
I took it the first month, then didn't take it the second month. And I lost a few more inches the second month - so for me, no, it didn't make any difference. I have not and will not be repurchasing it.

Ang2877
08-17-2010, 10:51 PM
Interesting you posted this.. I was just thinking about buying this and the phentatrim I first bought when I started program. I had a new lil gal I went to talk to yesterday and she had me convinced I needed it again. Then I went to my Dr. today and he said not to buy it! It is all about loosing this weight in a good time, not too fast... or else he said it is likely it will all come right back on. The pills are not always what they say they are, and they are not approved by the FDA. So simply I feel the food portion of this diet is really the magic here. Plus add activity in our lives and we should be able to loose weight on our own without some magic pill ...that happens to cost an arm and a leg! LOL thanks for letting me make my decision easier.


GoalAug2010
08-18-2010, 01:08 AM
We should gather a bit more data. I went to weigh in today and did my measurements and i'm at 168lbs, down 54 lbs from the start and 78 inches, I'm pretty happy about it and I've been on MRC-6 (2 per meal) since the day I started. It's one of the few I believe in.

Anyone else out there on or off MRC that can post their lbs vs. inches?

Ang2877
08-18-2010, 12:39 PM
We should gather a bit more data. I went to weigh in today and did my measurements and i'm at 168lbs, down 54 lbs from the start and 78 inches, I'm pretty happy about it and I've been on MRC-6 (2 per meal) since the day I started. It's one of the few I believe in.

Anyone else out there on or off MRC that can post their lbs vs. inches?

Great idea! I would like to know as well. See the thing that makes me wanting to buy the Phentatrim is the fact that when I first started program was I lost my first 21 lbs, it was a pound a day for the first 21 days. I then only took it for 9 more days then I ran out! And I told myself I didnt need a pill. So it would be awesome to have results with the pills vs. no pills. Your wieght and inches lost are great stats! Very impressive! :) :carrot:

shannysmomma
08-18-2010, 02:14 PM
I stopped taking it about 3 weeks ago so next time I get measured I will post. It should be next week.

GoalAug2010
08-19-2010, 04:46 PM
Sure, here's what i've found. I am not much of a pill taker, but i do realize this diet is pretty limited, so i'm taking supplements only while im on this diet. I take:
- multi (my own)
- extra iron supplement (my own)
- MSM (4000 mg a day - my own)
- CO Q10 (my own)
- B6 (because it's not in my multi already)
- fish oils (my own, salmon oil + an omega 3-6-9 combo)

Then of the stuff I buy from the center, I only get the two 'proprietary products' which finally after 5 months, I believe in.
- MRC-6 (been taking it from the start, and I do have a great amount of inches for lbs down. Also, it helps with saggy skin and i have none, so I think it's working)
- Enhancer (I originally was on phentatrim and switched to enhancer and my losses increased. Then I ran out and didn't restart and my losses slowed, now i restarted again and the last two weeks have been my best yet.)

So, I'm a skeptic, but those have proved themselves to me, so I think they're all good things only for the time im on the program. Hope that helps!

shannysmomma
08-19-2010, 07:39 PM
That's interesting about the Enhancer. I have never taken it, but I do take the phentratrim. I wonder if that would help me to switch. So you can't take them both at the same time? (phen & enhancer)

GoalAug2010
08-19-2010, 10:10 PM
Can't take them both at the same time. They started me on phentatrim and when that ran out I switched to enhancer.. when that ran out, i stopped both, now i'm back on enhancer. Finish what you have and give the other a try if you want.

Ang2877
08-20-2010, 02:53 AM
GoalAug.... I am glad the you have seen a difference with the pills.

I am still wondering if I will use them. Maybe they will be better for me when I get further down and closer to goal. Because right now... I was up 15 pounds from my summer break from program, and I weighed in on Monday... then today which is thursday and I am down 9 lbs... I think my body wants to let go of this fat so badly, that I just need to eat the right foods and drink tons of water to let it go. But I have a lot of weight still to loose. But it is nice to know someone who has taken these pills and seen a difference :) thanks for sharing ..

hatethesweatpants
08-20-2010, 09:00 AM
I was told that the enhancer is "stronger" than the phentatrim. I took that as meaning a stronger appetite suppressant. I've had good luck with it. I take 2 at breakfast and 2 at lunch.

I dropped the MRC-6 this last month b/c the main ingredient is B6. I switched to a straight B6 supplement. I will let you know if I see any difference.

Sandi Pants
08-20-2010, 11:42 AM
I was told that the enhancer is "stronger" than the phentatrim. I took that as meaning a stronger appetite suppressant. I've had good luck with it. I take 2 at breakfast and 2 at lunch.

I dropped the MRC-6 this last month b/c the main ingredient is B6. I switched to a straight B6 supplement. I will let you know if I see any difference.

Please do! I bought the MRC-6, but I'm not going to start taking it until after my 14-day measurements - just so I can compare with my 30-day measurements and see if it's actually working. (Much to the chagrin of the ladies in the office.)

Also, does anyone use the Carb/Fat Blocker? I was told if you pop a couple before a meal out at a restaurant, it helps to block any unknowns the food may have in it. Anyone know from experience?

dkmd27
08-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Please do! I bought the MRC-6, but I'm not going to start taking it until after my 14-day measurements - just so I can compare with my 30-day measurements and see if it's actually working. (Much to the chagrin of the ladies in the office.)

Also, does anyone use the Carb/Fat Blocker? I was told if you pop a couple before a meal out at a restaurant, it helps to block any unknowns the food may have in it. Anyone know from experience?

Weight loss waxes and wanes over the course of your journey ...and comparing measurements at different points isn't really going to be an indicator of anything...you will always lose weight quicker at the beginning. Most people (I know we have a few exceptions) will start out losing 4-5 pounds a week, slow to 3-4, and usually by the end of your program, you will have averaged somewhere in the 2-2.5 pound per week range).

And as far as the carb/fat blocker ....why bother. It's like saying you intend to eat off program. It's like saying "I'm gonna do this, but I don't want to get caught, so if I do this, I won't." Anything that's gimmicky ... a way around, a short-cut, etc. is not teaching you anything about losing or maintaining weight. If you want to eat out, just do it and accept that perhaps you will be up a pound or two from the sodium or fat ... but really, that will be off in a day or two once you're back on program. Those are the hard choices we all struggle with all the time...it's a balancing act -- what's worth it to you and what isn't. A special occasion is going to happen and then we all make choices. If you choose to eat off program, then enjoy it (don't guilt yourself out about it), and hop right back on the next meal (not the next day -- the next meal). Those are the kind of lessons we have to learn to be able to make this livable for the long. Moderation and control and that it can be just one meal -- not the mindset that "well I already ate this, so the rest of the day doesn't matter".

I just reread this and it sounded a little preachy -- don't really mean it to be that, but long-term weight loss isn't going to happen with gimmicks (which in my opinion the carb/fat blocker is) it's going to be a lifelong learning journey.

namaste1969
08-20-2010, 11:39 PM
We should gather a bit more data. I went to weigh in today and did my measurements and i'm at 168lbs, down 54 lbs from the start and 78 inches, I'm pretty happy about it and I've been on MRC-6 (2 per meal) since the day I started. It's one of the few I believe in.

Anyone else out there on or off MRC that can post their lbs vs. inches?

I've been doing the MRC-6 since day one (end of April). I should get measured next week so I'll post the stats then.

By the way, you are doing AMAZING! Definite inspiration!

Sandi Pants
08-23-2010, 04:38 PM
And as far as the carb/fat blocker ....why bother. It's like saying you intend to eat off program. It's like saying "I'm gonna do this, but I don't want to get caught, so if I do this, I won't." Anything that's gimmicky ... a way around, a short-cut, etc. is not teaching you anything about losing or maintaining weight. If you want to eat out, just do it and accept that perhaps you will be up a pound or two from the sodium or fat ... but really, that will be off in a day or two once you're back on program. Those are the hard choices we all struggle with all the time...it's a balancing act -- what's worth it to you and what isn't. A special occasion is going to happen and then we all make choices. If you choose to eat off program, then enjoy it (don't guilt yourself out about it), and hop right back on the next meal (not the next day -- the next meal). Those are the kind of lessons we have to learn to be able to make this livable for the long. Moderation and control and that it can be just one meal -- not the mindset that "well I already ate this, so the rest of the day doesn't matter".

I just reread this and it sounded a little preachy -- don't really mean it to be that, but long-term weight loss isn't going to happen with gimmicks (which in my opinion the carb/fat blocker is) it's going to be a lifelong learning journey.

It wasn't because I planned or chose to eat off program and didn't want to get caught. This is only my first week, and, especially in the beginning, I want to stay as close to OP as possible so I do see the lbs come off and will be motivated to stick with it.

I was curious about it b/c the other night, the hubs and I ate out at a seafood restaurant. I got some grilled white fish, he got grilled chicken and shrimp. Those were all OP. When it came to the sides, our choices were steamed broccoli, green beans, and mushrooms. He asked if they could do no butter on the mushrooms, the declined. We also asked for a few other healthier options, they declined. And little did I know, the green beans were sloshed with butter also. We intended to eat healthy, but literally everything we asked them to do, they couldn't/didn't. We assumed since it was a seafood place, they'd have healthier options. Lesson learned. Now we know, and knowing is half the battle. Go Joe!

When we told this to our MRC rep, she suggested the carb/fat blocker for those times when certain unexpected things come up. She didn't recommend we take them every day, as suggested on the label. Just pop 2 in before a meal if your unsure what it's cooked in or how it's prepared.

I didn't buy it and I still haven't. I've lost 7lbs this week so I figure it didn't hurt too much. I wouldn't be taking it as a long-term solution or way around getting to eat carbs and fat. I would only take it in the beginning, while I'm still learning and becoming familiar with some of the hidden evils out there.

dkmd27
08-24-2010, 09:10 AM
It wasn't because I planned or chose to eat off program and didn't want to get caught. This is only my first week, and, especially in the beginning, I want to stay as close to OP as possible so I do see the lbs come off and will be motivated to stick with it.

I didn't buy it and I still haven't. I've lost 7lbs this week so I figure it didn't hurt too much. I wouldn't be taking it as a long-term solution or way around getting to eat carbs and fat. I would only take it in the beginning, while I'm still learning and becoming familiar with some of the hidden evils out there.

Sandi ... I'm so sorry if you thought my post was personal about you, it wasn't. I totally understood that you just wanted to go out to eat and stay on program as best as possible. I was (feebily) trying to say that when you go out to eat, as much as you can try, they are always going to have hidden fats and tons of sodium (even when you ask them not to). I just try to use a napkin to absorb as much of the fat off the vegetables as possible. And I think if we decide to go out to eat, we should just enjoy it, and do the best you can to minimize that impact naturally.

My only point was just accept that it may take your body a day or so to flush that all out, and let it happen naturally. You're early in your program, so you'll use quickly at first, so it may not happen now (and obviously didn't when you went out to eat), but later on it will matter.

I'm one of those who is very anti-pill (we all have different opinions). There are great consultants who will not push anything, and there are consultant who believe a pill is the answer to anything that you feel is wrong. (they make a commission on what they sell) .... that's where my feelings in the previous post came from. I just think if you focus on learning about yourself (and I think they're classes were really helpful) and eating habits, you will work it all out on your own. So I just always believe we all need to make our own peace with food.

Now, having said all of that -- there are many people who seem to really like the supplements. As I said, we all have our own opinions.

Anyway Sandi ... good luck, sounds like you did great on your eating out adventure! :carrot:

guinevere75
08-24-2010, 12:14 PM
Ditto Deb on the Fat/Carb Blocker - I didn't buy it because I was afraid it would allow me to think that I could indulge when at a restaurant (regardless of whether or not it actually works). I need to rely on my myself, not on a pill (this is just my psychological perspective). :) I'm a bit OCD on stuff like this - it's all in terms of how you think about things, I think!

Sandi Pants - geniunely surprised that the restaurant couldn't accomodate you. I've eaten out quite a bit in the last 10 weeks, and have found that requesting anything I order as 'dry' has been easily accomodated. I'm sorry you had that experience! But good for you for thinking through your choices regardless. Next time, go w/that steamed broccoli. ;)

shannysmomma
08-26-2010, 07:05 PM
So I went for my WI and body comp today. Lost another 1.5 lbs so for the week that is 6 lbs and a total of 65 lbs since I started. My total inches lost were 53.75. That was 12.75 inches since last months body comp. I still don't know if I should be taking MRC-6 because if it was working then my inches would be more than they are. I was also told that since I have lost so much in such little time it may take a bit more time for my inch loss to catch up to my pound loss. I will give it another month before I make my decision. If I'm still losing inches steadily then I probably won't go back on MRC-6.