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ahardesty79

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 10:59
I've struggled so much trying to transition into a high-protein/low-carb lifestyle. I've heard about garcinia cambogia and am in the process of researching this supplement as we speak. The most consistent information I've seen (comparing many sites/forums) suggests that it does help with appetite/craving control. I'd like to ask for any other feedback from people who have tried the supplement.
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corifeo

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 11:30
garcinia cambogia has not shown to been be an effective appetite suppresser, I hate to say this but if you see everyone doing something and it’s very easy most of the time it just a fad.

“Plant extracts with appetite suppressing properties for body weight control: a systematic review of double blind randomized controlled clinical trials”

CONCLUSION: According to the findings from this systematic review, the evidence is not convincing in demonstrating that most dietary supplements used as appetite suppressants for weight loss in the treatment of obesity are effective and safe. A balance between conclusive findings by double blind RCTs and advertisement is required to avoid safety concerns and dissatisfaction from consumers.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23876572

If you want to fight carving you would have better results by eating foods that are more satisfying.

We live in an immediate gratification society where we want things now… And there are a lot of people that will take advantage of this, but losing weight and fitness both take time. How many times do you hear people saying that if they do this exercise it both cardio and resistance training, of course that is not possible, but we believe it anyway because we want a short cut.

My advice take your time learn and if it sound too good to be true it probably is.
mummydee

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 19:10
Garcinia, absolute garbage and crap.... don't waste your money...... people lose because along with taking these drops, injections whatever, they also follow a 500 cal a day diet... well duh! any one eating that little will lose weight, drops or none...

there is absolutely no scientific proof that it works, the only studies done are from the companies that produce the swill. The websites you are looking at that are promoting and have testimonials are all from the companies selling the snake oil.

Garcinia is a commonly used laxative and that is the only thing about it that might aid in your weight loss for the short term.
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Glaun

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 19:29
WHAT !!!!!!, no magic bullet?
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mummydee

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 19:43
Well, i'm sure if you take it along with rasberry ketones and HCG drops and then ate cotton balls and while consuming the 'lemon diet' concoction...but of course first you must swallow that tapeworm .... now if you follow all with the air diet where you just hold the food in your mouth but don't consume it ..also known as the 'sit and spit diet'.. this will also turn your weight loss around and lose you many dinner companions.

so go for it! oh wait, just send me your money instead and i'll fill you in with all info on all these plans... but wait, if you act now, i'll also throw in a months supply of free baggies to spit your unchewed food into!!
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legoyzueta

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 20:12
Hah! And how many of the 1000 s of these things out there have we personally tried?

I was looking at a book that had a cd about hypnotizing yourself to thinking you actually had a lap band. Actually thought about getting it, and then...magic...I stopped and looked at myself. Kick in the rear time...
*Starshine*

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 20:58
"Sit and spit diet" -- now there's an idea!
eKatherine

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 21:49
legoyzueta wrote:
Hah! And how many of the 1000 s of these things out there have we personally tried?

I was looking at a book that had a cd about hypnotizing yourself to thinking you actually had a lap band. Actually thought about getting it, and then...magic...I stopped and looked at myself. Kick in the rear time...


Hypnosis has a better chance of helping you than garcinia cambogia.
HCB

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Posted: 06 Jun 2014, 22:00
I tried it and thought it did zero for me! I also researched and beleived I was buying the best one that had no additives; the right amount of the active ingredient, etc. The supplement that has seems to be helpful for creating muscle (WITH EXERCISE and proper food) is CLAs. You can but capsules at Trader Joe's, GNC, etc.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 12:34
Lots of junk spam showing up on the site re: that stuff. I keep reporting it. Pay attention to what you eat, exercise, move more, eat better food. Long term solution...no magic bullet. Sometimes lots of commitment and hard work to get health back. Commitment is the biggie and follow through on that commitment.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

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SuniGirl73

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 13:04
ahardesty79 wrote:
I've struggled so much trying to transition into a high-protein/low-carb lifestyle. I've heard about garcinia cambogia and am in the process of researching this supplement as we speak. The most consistent information I've seen (comparing many sites/forums) suggests that it does help with appetite/craving control. I'd like to ask for any other feedback from people who have tried the supplement.


Out of curiosity I saw some Green Coffee Bean Extract-the as seen on TV kind, sold at the Dollar Tree also saw the same exact bottles at Ross and other store for about $17. I try to eat healthy most of the time and thought I would change nothing, but just try these supplements and see if I benefit anything. Well after a few weeks...nothing. Glad I only spent a $1. I really believe most of your successes is in your food and supplements don't have the same characteristics prepared for nutrition. Went I first started consuming more dairy and fruits/veggies vitamin C I could tell the texture and appearance of my skin changed. No special pills. Animals feed the best food show it in their body.
Sarafinia

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 13:39
I saw a segment on the Dr. Oz show where half the audience took the green coffee drops and the other half didnt. The people who took the drops lost a lot of weight,compared to the people who didnt. Dr. Oz thought the green coffee drops were good.
corifeo

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 14:07
Sarafinia wrote:
I saw a segment on the Dr. Oz show where half the audience took the green coffee drops and the other half didnt. The people who took the drops lost a lot of weight,compared to the people who didnt. Dr. Oz thought the green coffee drops were good.


The Dr. Oz show is an entertainment program it main goal is entertainment not education.

A similar buying frenzy followed his embrace, a few months ago, of “the miracle” of green coffee beans. “You may think that magic is make-believe,” Oz said at the beginning of the show. “But this little bean has scientists saying they have found a magic weight-loss cure for every body type. It’s green coffee beans, and, when turned into a supplement—this miracle pill can burn fat fast. This is very exciting. And it’s breaking news.”

None of those assertions turn out to be accurate. When coffee beans are roasted, the plant compound, chlorogenic acid, is broken down. Scientists think that the compound itself has an effect on limiting glucose absorption, which in turn helps reduce weight. While the beans are still green, the chlorogenic acid remains intact. In theory, that means the beans can aid metabolic regulation—but theory is not data. Oz based his announcement on a study that was presented at last year’s annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, in San Diego, where researchers reported that sixteen overweight men and women lost an average of seventeen pounds in twenty-two weeks when taking green coffee beans in supplement form. On the show, Oz did not mention that the study was funded by Applied Food Sciences, which makes green-coffee-bean supplements.

You need to learn where to get your information from and an entertainment program is not a good way to learn things.


mummydee

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 15:05
In late 2012, Dr. Oz, (the snake oil salesperson of the year!)promoted Garcinia cambogia extract as a "magic" weight-loss aid. Dr. Oz's previous endorsements have often led to a substantial increase in consumer interest in the promoted products. However, there is a dearth of scientific evidence, and clinical trials do not support claims that Garcinia cambogia is an effective weight-loss aid. A meta-analysis found a possible small, short-term weight loss effect (under 1 kilogram). However, side effects—namely hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)—led to one preparation being withdrawn from the market. A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the purported active component in Garcinia gummi-gutta, as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people. The conclusion from this trial was that "Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo". So , similar to the HCG drops and the Raspberry Ketones put out there, there is no clinical evidence that it works. What usually happens is that along with the drops or pills you have to do a reduced diet and this is what causes the weight loss , not the magic pills. Garcinia is actually a purgative, or laxative so that is possibly another reason why some think it works. Save your money, learn to eat only real natural foods that are nutritional for you. Cut out processed foods and all things 'white', sugar being the worst. Eat under your RDI and this should help.
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Vickie 5966

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 15:18
Honestly, I think it might be easier to find a diet "plan" Oz doesn't endorse.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller??

ETA - it was said that many clients of Bernie Madoff initially made money. Make of that what you will.
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mummydee

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 15:21
lol, Vickie!! 'like'....

nice add on !!
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 18:34
LOL. Honestly, I won't listen to "Dr Oz". He gets paid big bucks to push those products. He seems to push anything people will pay him to push, no matter what scientific evidence says.

So sad for those who believe him and spend their hard earned $$.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
LuC2

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Posted: 07 Jun 2014, 19:14
Dead-wood right, MummyDee! At one time I really thought Dr. Oz was a voice to be trusted. As of late, I'm in the basket with you guys -- when EVERY product is special, none is...
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jadenmiller

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Posted: 08 Jun 2014, 23:39
I personally feel you should consult to doctor before taking any supplement.

http://www.aihcp.org/blog/complete-guide-many-calories-eat-daily/
Vickie 5966

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Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 11:14
Dr. Oz was invited to testify to a congressional committee on "internet diet scams" and ended up being in the hot seat himself! Here's a great clip from The Today Show. Cracks me up that HE is talking about being a victim.

http://www.today.com/news/senators-grill-dr-oz-over-weight-loss-scams-1D79818182
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