3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

Considering adding a supplement... HELP

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
marylej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 6

S/C/G: 220/200/150

Height: 5'8"

Red face Considering adding a supplement... HELP

I've been on IP for 8 weeks and I've never seen super great results. My highest lost was in week one with 3 lbs. My last three weeks were 1 lb each and at $93 a week, that's rather depressing.

I'm considering adding a fat burner, or chromium, or garcinia cambogia.

Is anyone using any type of supplement besides the Mg, K, Cal, Multi, Omega?
marylej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,138

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Chromium or garcinia cambogia do nothing.

Fat burners work but they do so because they're stimulants thus speed up your metabolism which also increases your heart rate and blood pressure. How much do they speed up your metabolism? At best 2-3% which means if you normally burn 2000 calories a day you'll burn an additional 40-60 calories a day. This means over the course of three months you'll lose an additional lb of fat - give or take 10-20 days. Not worth the money for the result and the stimulants can potentially have all kinds of nasty side effects depending on how you react to them.

If you're unhappy with the cost there are plenty of alternatives but you do lose in the in person support which may or may not be valuable to you.
__________________
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods

Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
Started IP 6/14/2013
 
floridasunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 111

S/C/G: 205/195/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

I agree - fat burners aren't worth the permanent damage they do to your heart. Maybe add a short 20 minute walk after dinner, look into a cleanse, drink a couple of cups of green tea everyday (natural way to boost metabolism), up your water intake, or evaluate your food to make sure you're getting enough veggies and not adding too much artificial sugar, etc.

Good luck!
floridasunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fabulous at Fifty+ .... A home for those of us 50 and older on IP! DanafromAustin Ideal Protein Diet 159 08-23-2012 07:46 AM
The "Experienced" thread continued darbs7 Ideal Protein Diet 504 05-10-2011 01:12 PM
Xcel, Tri-Max or Tri-Max Plus pseudomargot LA Weight Loss 14 03-31-2010 08:46 AM
Turtle Club #24 Lin S WW Clubs and Groups 36 03-26-2001 01:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2