I have used different diet pills, including Hydroxycut and others, both before and after ephedra was banned. I never liked the way they made me feel. I should also mention that I am not affected at all by caffeine. I can drink 2 cups and caffeinated coffee and go right to sleep. I've always been like this.
Anyway, I didn't like how the diet pills made me feel, all jitters and dry mouth and I never found they helped that much. If you read the literature with them, they all tell you to follow a strict diet and to exercise. Isn't that what you normally do to lose weight? I also never found that they gave me added energy to exercise. They actually made me feel like crap.
Everybody is different, but in general I this that diet pills are a bad idea.
Hit 175 I'm getting there!!