Weight Loss Pills and Supplements
It is a $20 billion dollar a year industry, including diet books, diet supplements and weight loss surgery, with 108 million dieters strong, according to NBC news, and I was one of them. I was a junky for weight loss drugs claiming to shed 10lbs or more of body fat off me with no effort other than drinking a tall glass of water and swallowing a pill. Although I have never had any weight loss procedures, that is not to say it has never crossed my mine.
With the average dieter attempting a new diet 4 to 5 times a year, I was right up there, switching from one diet to another, all within one year. In between switching from one diet to the other with unsatisfactory results, I would get frustrated, convince myself I was doing everything I could and all I needed was a little something extra in the form of a pill. In particular, I have purchased and tried, Hydroxycut, Slim Quick and Garcinia Cambogia.
Hydroxycut– I tried this weight loss drug because it claimed I would lose weight faster than diet and exercise alone and I would have incredible energy. It does have a warning on the label that people with caffeine sensitivity or those whom consume caffeine on a daily basis should not take the drug. I fell into neither one of those categories, took the drug and I still experienced the caffeine jitters throughout the time I was taking it. I felt the caffeine content in Hydroxycut was too high and I hated the way I felt. . After taking it for only 1 1/2 weeks, I lost no weight and if you would describe “the jitters” as “incredible energy” then I felt incredibly energized to the point of insomnia.
Slim Quick– I liked the sound of this because the makers of this drug market it from a, “it’s because you are a woman” angel. The commercials even show cartoon couples both attempting to lose weight by cutting out the same junk foods. The male cartoon loses so much weight he nearly loses his pants because they are now so big, while the female cartoon loses near to nothing. This marketing technique worked great for me because now I could use the excuse, “it is because I am a woman”. I even purchased Slim Quick on two separate occasions, first in the pill form and another in the powder form. The first time I took it, I lost 5 lbs within the first few days! And although this drug has caffeine in it as well, I had no caffeine jitters. This was the answer to my prayers. I later found out all the weight I had lost was simply water weight but I enjoyed taking it for the caffeine fix and fact that it prohibited my body from retaining water. This reason caused me to purchase Slim Quick again on a separate occasion. On the second occasion, I lost no weight.
Garcinia Cambogia– How would you like something “all natural” that will unlock the key to your body burning and storing body fat. This sounded harmless to me and worth the try. I did my research on this one and did not want to put anything into my body that was not natural, so I made sure to purchase a brand that used no fillers and had the highest level of 60% HCA. I had no side effects on this product as well as no results. I gave Garcinia Cambogia two solid weeks with no change and stopped taking it.
While using any of these products, it is important to note, I was on a diet similar to the body builder diet and participated in little to no exercise.