L.J. asks from Howell, MI on March 02, 2010
I listen to channel 955 a lot, and they are always talking about healthy trim. Have any of you moms taken it before. I usually am against taking pills to lose weighgt, but i trust the dj's of that staion, and that they aren't just advestising it for money. I think my husband could really bennefit from it, he is getting bigger and bigger and won't make time to go to the gym. Does anyone have experience good or bad with it? Thanks for all your help.
A.V. answers from Washington DC on March 02, 2010
I would encourage him to see his doctor and be cleared for diet and exercise changes. Then maybe as a family change things like keeping chips and soda in the house and go for walks/out to the park to play. If he's bigger than he'd like, he might be self-conscious about going to a gym. My husband does go to a gym, but I think they're boring. I'd rather take my daughter on a walk instead, and sometimes we drive to parks so we get a different view.
Would he work out at home? Long-term weight loss is about healthy habits, not a pill. I would try to help him with his other habits instead.
L.Z. answers from Boston on March 02, 2010
Same out here in Boston; the DJ's of my favorite station are always advertising how many people in their show lineup have used it and have seen results. I tried it for two days and that was enough for me... I felt wired, like I had had way too much coffee, and on the second day, I had the chills. I also was nauseous, which would make anyone lose weight, because the last thing you want to do is eat. The bad part is that I missed the 30-day window to get my money back because I waited so long to try them, being someone who doesn't like to take anything, period. Maybe I did it wrong, since they say you're supposed to take 2 first thing with a lot of water, no food or coffee. I can't live without my morning coffee, so I took them mid-late morning when that coffee wore off. That might not have been the best idea, in hindsight. Anyway, it might be worth a try for your husband, but I feel in the end that diet "supplements" don't really work in the end, since eventually you have to stop taking them, then what? Diet and exercise really are the only way... good luck with whatever you decide.
M.P. answers from Detroit on March 03, 2010
No I haven't tried it. Have you researched Healthy Trim? From my own experience, looking at and researching the ingredients is very important. I was on a weight loss program years ago and the one pill had Chinese Mau Huang in it. Later I found out, and after expriencing some horrible affects, Chinese Mau Huang is the same as Ephedra. So be careful.
Also, loosing weight is a lifestyle change. Many people loose weight on a program and then fall back into what they did before the "diet". This is harmful to one's health and puts much stress on the heart. Eating wholesome foods, exercise and water (1/2 the body's weight in ounces) with some natural and scientific proven products help a person to loose weight and maintain their weight.
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J.P. answers from Pittsburgh on March 02, 2010
Do not trust those DJs -they are in it for the $. Thats how it works. Very unethical if you ask me.
Your husband has to start with dietary changes. Weight loss is almost 100% diet. Of course exercise is great for MANY reasons but it can't stand alone. You need to have a healthy diet.
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on March 02, 2010
Most products like that are NOT FDA approved - look at what happened with Hydroxycut and Xenadrine in the past several years.
There are only 3 products currently approved by the FDA for weight loss (Xenical-the over the counter version is Alli, Meridia, and phenteramine).
Xenical is a fat blocker so choosing a low fat diet is really important to avoid embarrassing side effects. Meridia stimulates the metabolism and carries a warning for Cardiovascular side effects. Phenteramine also raises metabolism and is part of the controversial phen/fen combination used in the late 1990s.
The advice to have your husband assessed by a physician first is good advice.
There are several other medications (prescription) that have weight loss as side effects, but because the FDA hasn't approved them for that use, it is off-label and will almost definitely not be covered by insurance.
Many products like Healthy Trim have come and gone over the years because they simply don't work - there was one a few years ago that targeted Cortisol. I asked an Endocrinologist I knew professionally, and he said stay away.
The BEST advice I've heard from Doctors and dieticians has been to do Weight Watchers because it is a balanced diet and teaches life style modification instead of dieting.
V.C. answers from Dallas on March 02, 2010
Just a word of caution. I am sure you would not want your husband to take a drug that had not been thoroughly tested. If there is no published peer-reviewed research on a product there is no way to know if it is safe or effective. Any product can get testimonials, but only science can tell you if it is any good or not.
Hope this helps.
M.H. answers from Atlanta on March 02, 2010
My husband lost 110 pounds on an absorbable multivitamin/mineral blend. Weight loss is all about nutrition. Healthe Trim is an energy boost (primarily caffiene) and some other things that will probably help short term but like my husband always dealt with, weight came back with a vengeance. He has kept his weight off for 5 years now because he is healthy.
Weight problems are a vicious cycle. You don't feel like working out, so you don't work out so you get bigger. You don't feel like eating better so you stay in the same rut and the weight keeps pouring on. A jumpstart with nutrition will not only cause weight to fall off but it will also change his eating habits. As people get healthier, they crave different types of food. My 14 year old put down a bowl of ice cream the other day before she finished it. That wouldn't have happened a year ago. Trust me. The only way to a good weight is good health. Get back with me and I'll tell you specifics. Men don't lose weight...women lose it for them!