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Old 02-13-12, 10:42 PM
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Weight Loss Supplements

I have been in weight loss mode for the last month and I have lost about 8 lbs. I have been upping my time on the bike, doing 1 day of strength training per week, weening off of diet soft drinks, cutting my overall calories, decreasing my "empty" calories--beer, junk food, etc. and been trying to increase my protein intake maintain my muscle mass. I want to lose another 16 lbs in the next couple of months.

Does anyone have any supplement ideas that work for weight loss that do not cause your hat size to increase or "other" things to shrink, cause dehydration, cause you to lose all contents of your intestines, cause a shivering response in the body, cause your blood pressure to go up, or generally mess with your overall long term health?

In my research I have seen everything from pepper capsules to non-ephedra ephedra whatever that means.
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Old 02-15-12, 01:29 PM
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Basically: amphetamines

Sorry there is really nothing out there that truly "does" anything that doesn't have some type of negative side effect. The old adage is true: "You don't get something for nothing". Best advice is to just use calorie counting.
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Old 02-15-12, 07:00 PM
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The above advice is true and I agree, but I am a big fan of USPlabs OxyElite. I don't much see any side-effects, but who knows. I used to take Universal Animal Cuts, which has a diuretic, but I like OxyElite for its appetite suppressant and fat loss ability (although when I use it in conjunction with the butt-load of cardio, weight lifting and dieting, i can't fully give credit to the supplement). I can tell you that I do experience appetite suppression when i'm on it, though.
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Old 02-15-12, 08:20 PM
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Do NOT under any condition take over the counter weight loss supplements.

Dr Oz just sent a bunch to the lab, and the results were horrifying.

Some will literally kill you, at the suggested dose.

I'm not a big fan of prescription diet pills, either.

Go to a low glycemic diet. The lower the better.

That means no sugar.

Learn the chart, pick a number you can live with, say 70.

After a month go to 60.

Etc.
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Old 02-15-12, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tall Cool One View Post
I have been in weight loss mode for the last month and I have lost about 8 lbs. I have been upping my time on the bike, doing 1 day of strength training per week, weening off of diet soft drinks, cutting my overall calories, decreasing my "empty" calories--beer, junk food, etc. and been trying to increase my protein intake maintain my muscle mass. I want to lose another 16 lbs in the next couple of months.
You've been working on your weight loss for 1 month ... and you've lost 8 lbs.

You want to lose another 16 lbs over the next 2 months.

Why don't you just keep doing what you're doing??
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Old 02-16-12, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
You've been working on your weight loss for 1 month ... and you've lost 8 lbs.

You want to lose another 16 lbs over the next 2 months.

Why don't you just keep doing what you're doing??
^^^^^this^^^^^^

For the average person, 2lbs per week is healthy weight loss. 16lbs is a pretty reasonable goal for two months.
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Old 02-29-12, 01:17 AM
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A supplement that works is a good recipe book. A good one, such as nothing written by Paula Deen (at least in her pre-public-diabetic mode). And don't eat it, just read it.
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Old 03-03-12, 12:44 PM
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This must be the common sense thread. +1 on the NO supplements. +1 on 2lbs a week. If you loose it any faster you will just put it back on
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Old 03-03-12, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
A supplement that works is a good recipe book. A good one, such as nothing written by Paula Deen (at least in her pre-public-diabetic mode). And don't eat it, just read it.
This is one of my favorite magazines:



Great recipes that taste good, are easy to make, and healthy on top of it.
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Old 03-05-12, 10:27 AM
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How about....beans? They are high in protein and fiber and help you feel full for longer.

Anyway, nice work with the 2lbs a week. Sounds like you're doing everything right already.
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Old 03-05-12, 02:42 PM
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Do a google search on "conjugated linoleic acid"
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Protein powder.
Fiber.
Water.
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Old 03-06-12, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post
Do a google search on "conjugated linoleic acid"
Tried that. If it did any good, it was unnoticeable, and it costs money. Supplements are a feather, training and diet are hammers.
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2Lbs at your weight per week is perfect. The only thing I can recommend is that you do strength training 3 days a week to target all your main muscle groups, eat unprocessed food, make sure you have a good sleeping schedule, and do NOT take WLS's. They do absolutely nothing except drain your wallet of hard earned money.
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Old 03-19-12, 03:24 PM
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The ones out there that work are actually addicting and once you get off of it your weight jumps back up. What you are doing is literally the best way to cut weight. I honestly would eat at specific times (and the last food intake 4 hrs before bed time, that alone is a good trick). Have small snacks (literally a granola bar or two spread out between meals). Cut out red meats, and do high protein meals. (nuts, beans, fish, poultry). I used to do that, but i love to eat whatever so instead i just count calories. it is really simple. You need X amount of calories (not including exercise) to maintain a weight. X amount of calories + exercise(negative/burned calories) = lost weight. Plus when you have a big work out day you can eat (almost) anything and then destroy it all in a extreme workout. i've lost 10lbs since january.
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Old 03-19-12, 04:07 PM
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The gold rule is a pound per week. Those first few pounds is water, soon you will hit a plateau. It took a good while to pack them so be patient. Its a change of eating habits every day 265...
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Old 03-26-12, 09:02 PM
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Weight loss supplements will kill you, but green tea seems to have a very small, but measurable effect.
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