I've always been overweight, and my parents constantly bought different diet pills and diet plans for me to try when I was younger.
DIET green tea diet
Hydroxycut: however you spell it, crap didn't work
Hypnosis: Yep... lol
Stacker diet pills: It worked, but made me uncontrollably hyper and jittery. I was so shaky I actually ended up bumping a large glass bowl which fell at my feet and shattered. I remember actually stepping on some of the glass while trying to clean it up.
This 2 day Hollywood juice diet thing. Not sure if it would have worked. I was too flabbergasted about not being able to eat actual food for two days. lol.
This Vegetable soup fast where every day you eat only a certain type of food and all the soup you can shovel down. I lost 8 lbs, but gained it back almost immediately when I started eating normal again.
Lean Pockets: XD No idea why I ever thought that would work.
Buying only fish, rice, and frozen veggies. Sure, it sounds like a decent idea, but after a few days my junk food cravings were making me so irritable that I just went next door and ate at my parents house instead.
Healthy choice frozen meals: Taste okay, but they're way too expensive for my budget ... not to mention, they're not very filling.
And a bunch of diet pills that my parents would find in the drug stores, kinds that didn't really have a commercial on TV or anything.
The only thing that really worked for me was exercising. For a while I was doing crunches and leg-raises, and I would do them in short intervals during the day. I ended up losing around 25 lbs, but then I plateaued, and didn't really know what to do and gained it all back.
Then for a while I would do Denise Austin's two morning programs that came on Lifetime. I'm not sure if I ever really lost anything, but people would tell me that I looked good and thinner. The bad thing was ... the shows got taken off!