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Old 03-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #46
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I tried the HCG injections because I read they were more effective than the drops taken sublingually. The diet you are supposed to follow is severely restrictive...which is why you lose weight. I don't think the HCG has one darn thing to do with it.

The only magic pill I've ever taken was the original "Diet Fuel" with ephedra from GNC years ago. No longer around with the ban on ephedra. That stuff melted weight off of me.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #47
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I have a friend who has been losing on HCG drops, I don't see any posts on it?
That's because we have a very strong policy against this type of product. HCG drops have been proven ineffective and potentially dangerous, and the FDA is taking action against suppliers now. The HCG products claim to work in conjuction with a 500 calorie diet. The 500 calorie diet is what causes the weight loss, not the bogus hcg product. This type of diet is similar to what anorexics follow and is physically damaging and irresponsible. So we don't support it. I hope that helps answer that
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #48
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Since I don't find it in searches I just want to throw this in about PhenTabz.

I've been taking them over the past couple of weeks. I do not take the recommended dose (2 pills a day) I take one per day with a cup of coffee for breakfast, every other day. On "off" days my calories are probably double what I eat on days that I take a pill. It knocks my appetite down and increases energy. It is just a form of speed, and not anything I would even admit to taking to anyone in real life, but wanted to share here just in case anyone wanted to know. Not recommended, and expensive, but it does work as advertised.

Side effects: Sky high libido (possibly more due to diet, but still sometimes very uncomfortable)
For me it has a slight laxative effect, nothing alarming but worth noting.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #49
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Since I don't find it in searches I just want to throw this in about PhenTabz.

I've been taking them over the past couple of weeks. I do not take the recommended dose (2 pills a day) I take one per day with a cup of coffee for breakfast, every other day. On "off" days my calories are probably double what I eat on days that I take a pill. It knocks my appetite down and increases energy. It is just a form of speed, and not anything I would even admit to taking to anyone in real life, but wanted to share here just in case anyone wanted to know. Not recommended, and expensive, but it does work as advertised.

Side effects: Sky high libido (possibly more due to diet, but still sometimes very uncomfortable)
For me it has a slight laxative effect, nothing alarming but worth noting.
I believe phentabz are just 1,3-dimethylamylamine, maybe you can check the ingredients. it can be found much cheaper and is in alot of diet pills (lipo 6 black comes to mind) and anyone thinking about taking it be careful if you are sensitive to stimulants
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #50
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What pill is gonna force you to put the HO HO down?
I too realize this is an old thread, but I loved this comment and just had to quote it!

Make a lifestyle change to healthy eating and exercise! That's all it takes to lose it and KEEP IT OFF!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #51
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I'm always very careful with my blood pressure... I actually bought one of the blood pressure monitors. But HBP runs in my family, so I need to be very careful of it. Fortunately, at least thus far, I have no problems with it.

As for the diet pills, they are often terrible for your blood pressure. They are packed with caffeine (which is bad news bears anyway), and many other energy supplements. I get the idea behind it, but I'm not a fan of artificial energy. I had to rely on caffeine for work (but that's because I was made to stay up for 2-3 days rather consistently, and a "good nights sleep" was more than 4 hours). I had an important job, but I was exhausted and sick all of the time from it. I actually passed out a few times, and ended up with a concussion once!

My conclusion.....fake energy makes me very nervous, and I avoid it like the plague now. The most caffeine I'll have is in some dark chocolate or some tea (on a rare occasion). My circumstances were extreme, though. I'm sure if properly applied they work wonders for some people!! I'm just petrified of artificial energy products because of my own experiences with them.
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You are absolutely correct. It took me many years to get your message into my stubborn head. Diet and exercise is the only weight loss magic, unfortunately.
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