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sunnycalgirl

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 14:14
Hi Everyone!
I think I've been living under a rock because I just heard about Hydroxycut today. I was wondering if anyone here has ever tried it? I have been reading reviews on it and they are mixed. What do you guys think?

I've never taken any kind of supplements to lose weight so I'm not sure about what to try.
N2extremez47

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 15:11
Hydroxycut only works with a strict diet and excersize. Unless, of course you just want to loose a couple pounds nothing significant. If you look at the bottle it will tell you. I have tried it, wasn't to impressed with the results. Jitters, felt dizzy sometimes, not a good way to loose weight! I have been using "Cut 25" I like it. It doesn't give me that nervous type of reaction I would get from Hydroxycut.
k8yk

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 17:39
It was temporarily recalled because of some deaths, due to heart problems I think? I wouldn't risk it, I would stick to diet and exercise. Nothing else is necessary. If you feel you lack energy to work out, you might try caffeine. If you do try it, do NOT take more than the recommended dose. it can be dangerous.
Personally, I think such things are a waste of money and not worth the risk.
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lesterj18

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 17:43
If you stick to a good diet and don't eat anything that even remotely has any grease in it Alli is a good option. I lost weight faster using it, but I could not handle the side effects if I ate anything with grease. Got a craving for fried potatoes and I thought I would die from the greasy diarrhea and let me tell you, you can't hold that stuff in and it does not just wash out of your clothes. It was way gross for me. Even things you don't know have grease in them you find out the hard way, yep, they do. If I could severely limit my food I would not mind trying it again.
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xangelsarah

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 20:18
i had a friend who used it. it worked for her but she had to stop using it cause it caused her to have chest pains and trouble breathing
Stacyfling

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 22:37
I tried it and was very jittery - I hated it. Look into Phendermine, I got a script from the doctor and it works great. Down 11lbs this week, it takes your appitite away and gives you energy. www.phendermine.com
k8yk

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Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 23:53
It depresses me that people take pills with dangerous side effects and/or starve themselves just to lose weight. There is no need to put yourself in danger like that. It really worries me that so many will consider going to these lengths. What does it say about us as a society that we would rather risk our health and our lives than delay gratification and lose weight the natural way. It really isn't that hard. No pill is going to keep the weight off you. Only changing your habits for good will do that.

(Yes, I know it's everyone's own choice, blah, blah, blah, but somebody has to tell it like it is.)
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betzyrama

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Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 02:07
To add to K8yk's post, you're really not learning anything about how to handle food and appetite if you're interfering with pills. Better to do it naturally and learn from it!
gr00vygirl

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Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 17:33
Actually, I have to interject. With Alli/Orlislat its important you DO learn to eat right and make good choices and back it up with exercise because it wont work otherwise and will give you nasty side effects. I used it 3 years ago when I was morbidly obese as I was desperate and unable to lose it the natural way and it literally saved my life. I was 265lbs back then, and now I am 199 - all bar 20lbs it stayed off too. I would say though you should only resort to this kind of help if you are desperate and unable to fix things on your own, it certainly has its place in that circumstance but if you are not morbidly obese then I dont think theres any real need to use them.
dorfnation

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Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 10:16
Hydroxycut HARDCORE was recalled because it had some ingredients the FDA wasn't happy with.(the FDA approved PHEN PHEN. Smart people over there eh?) People did not die in direct relation to using the product! It was the abuse of Caffeine. people were STACKING the max dose with 3-4 cups of coffee and 2-3 energy drinks a day. This kind of caffeine intake over one day is ridiculous.It says right on the label: do not take with any other stimulant.
These products work VERY well as an ASSISTANT. they help target FAT through different pathways. if you need a boost use it. Now the recomended dosages are a little high, and depends on your tolerance to caffeine. start with one pill a day. and slowly work your way up... if you have to. I've had some clients that just use it at the lowest dose. use it for 6-8 weeks and then get off for 6-8 weeks. while you are off, roll back your calories 200-300 a day. and slowly creep that back over the time off. All the fat will stay off.

once again... they ARE NOT dangerous. only the people that abuse them are the dangerous part. 90% of people think its a cure all and use 4-5X the recommended dosage.

again... all the ingredients in most fat burners... especially Hydroxycut. ARE natural!.
k8yk

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Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 11:07
Natural doesn't necessarily mean healthy. Cocaine and heroin are "natural" too if you think about it.

Isn't the effective ingredient in Hydroxycut simply caffeine? You can purchase caffeine pills and they cost a lot less. I drink coffee- that's enough caffeine for me personally.

I want to teach my body to be efficient without pills. The goal is to live a healthy lifestyle that will keep me a healthy weight. To me, taking pills is counter-productive to that. Some people probably think drinking coffee is counter-productive. I guess it's personal choice, but at the least, people really need to educate themselves about what the effects of these weight loss pills could be, because I'd be willing to bet there are more than a few people out there who don't realize coffee is a "stimulant" and that taking Hydroxycut WITH caffeinated beverages could be dangerous.

I certainly don't trust the FDA to figure out what's safe and what isn't either way. It just isn't worth the risk.
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Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 12:26
I just purchased Hydroxycut as I know a few people who have had good results with it. I'm already watching what I'm eating and exercising daily but am not seeing results, like at all, so I thought it would be worth a try to add it to the more sensible plan I'm already on. At worst, I figure, it's a $15 experiment that doesn't help reduce my weight. At best, I'd like to see some quicker results that help to keep me motivated, which is my biggest problem. I'm easily frustrated and discouraged so any kind of weight loss will be huge encouragement for me to keep going. I DO NOT intend to take these pills forever, I'm just looking for a "jumpstart" to try and help get me excited and motivated right away. I'll stop back and let you know how the experiment goes!
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Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 12:42
I remember using Hydroxycut when I was 18 (now 25). I was fresh out of high school and I wanted to lose weight before I started college. This was before ephedrine/ephedra was banned (for killing people), so naturally that was an ingredient.

Did it work? I guess. I lost weight. Mostly because I was so jacked that I was running 8 miles a day. Did it work permanently/after I stopped taking it? No, I gained it all back and more. It also caused my pulse and blood pressure to skyrocket. Fun stuff.

Hydroxycut, and all fatburners, are a waste of money. And since a lot of them have been recalled for being so dangerous, it's not worth it.

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mrs88

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Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 12:47
I have to agree with the above statement that by taking Alli or hydroxy cut, you will not solve the eating/weight problem at the core. I too tried Alli previously, but stopped. I believe by learning to eat from all groups in moderation is the key with exercise. Yes, I know Alli lets you have some fat, but it is very little and I've been learning, with success, that having fat satifies you and you can still lose weight. And not to knock others that have had success with surgery (I do not know it probably has saved some lives), but I also know more than 3 people personally who did the drastic gastric surgery and again, did not learn how to eat property and over the course of a few years, put most if not all the weight back on. Can you imagine having to go through that to being where you were to begin with?
mrs88

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Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 12:48
... that would be 'properly', not property. Sorry!
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Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 12:52
I have taken pills back in the day and the weight came back with a vengeance once I stopped taking them.

If the weight stalls, change the strategy, reduce carbs, increase exercise, change exercise, increase protein, increase fiber, increase calories, reduce calories... You name it, there are a number of tricks to get off a plateau.
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