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Weight Loss Supplements

Does anyone have any good recommendations for nonprescription weight loss supplements? I have tried a few in the past, but it has been a long time and there are so many on the market now-a-days. I know there is no magic weight loss pill, but I just need something that will give me some more energy (without making me neurotic, LOL) and supress my apetite somewhat. Just that little extra boost to go along with diet and exercise so I can shed this "baby weight." I've heard horror stories about ali so I think I've ruled that one out, but am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance for your time and stories!

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Skip the supplements, try Nutrisystem instead. I have had problems with weight my whole life, only worsened by having two children. It is working for me better than anything else I've ever tried. I'm down 30lbs in less than 4 months. It's super easy to do, which is great because I hate to cook and don't have a lot of extra time. The stuff tastes great too and doesn't have side effects like meds do. Good luck! - J.

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Trimspa worked for me, took off the weight and gave me energy. I didn't exercise, but I did count calories like an accountant :) No matter what you try you're going to have to cut back calories.

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Hi V.,
I've been using safe supplements from an online store. I can register you as a customer if you are interested. There is nothing harsh in their products. I like the Attain Bars and Attain drink mixes. The Access drink is a great pick me up prior to exercising and it tastes good too. Just let me know through website: http://www.livetotalwellness.com/bonniesgarden

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I love Herbalife! I found it through a friend who loved the products as well. i started on them when my daughter was two and the weight had found me again. I love 16 pounds in 6 weeks and I've kept it off for 4 years next month. I have incredible energy and I feel really good all the time. You can look on my website if you'd like or go to herbalife's main page and they will hook you up with a distributor. The thing that really sets Herbalife's products apart is the customer care that comes with the products. You are have an instant companion to help you through the weight loss challenge!! That is another thing that I Love. Helping others get great results. Your choice!
my website is www.4yourbestshape.biz to see results go to www.4yourbestshape.com or you could go to Herbalife's website www.herbalife.com They will assign you a distributor.

GOOD LUCK!!!
V. Wight

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I have been hearing a lot of great things about coconut oil lately. It is supposed to help boost metabolism and help you lose weight. Also supposed to be great for skin, hair, and immune system. I know it sounds weird that an oil could help you lose weight, but I guess if you take 3 or 4 tablespoons a day, it suppresses your appetite and gives you energy and you lose weight. I've been using it on my face and putting it in smoothies in the morning, but I haven't been doing it more than a couple days so I haven't seen huge results quite yet. Use the Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined) and see what you think. It also smells sooo good. You can google it and/or go to coconutoil.com and there are all sorts of websites about the benefits of coconut oil. Good luck!

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I have heard that Alli is a good program but I am as interested as you are to find out what works!!

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I have the best song in my head right now.... "One Hot
Momma"... IF you don't know my mom has moved in with
me because she transferred positions... well we were
out and about Monday and went to LANE BRYANT. THEY
HAVE SOME ROCKIN SALES RIGHT NOW... Well I absolutely
did not go in there to buy, I actually left my purse
in the car. But she said... you look so great... go
try these on...
I tried on a few things and she surprised me with 2
new dresses and new underwear. I know that sounds
silly but it made me feel so good!

Then last night I was invited to a Business Womens
Exclusive event last night. I wore one of my new
dresses and was sporting my new do. I have had so
many people complementing me lately how can I not feel
awesome.

So here is an update:
I was 355 lbs and a 26/28 in some things and a 32 in
others.
I just pulled down a 22 Oh yeah baby a 22! Can you
believe it? I can't but ... I can .. and I am so dang
excited I just have to SCREAM it from the roof tops.

I don't know about my poundage because I threw away my
scale a long time ago that dang thing was
depressing... I was obsessed with it... so next time I
go to my chiropractors I will use his and keep you up
dated.

Here are some little things that make a BIG
DIFFERENCE.
I can sit in chairs with arms in them with out them
cutting into me or my butt getting stuck! Yes I have
had my butt get stuck before.
When in a meeting I don't feel like I have to move my
chair 6" away from the people beside me so I am not
sitting on them. I still like personal space but I am
more comfortable sitting between people.
My seatbelt is fitting better.
My clothes are getting smaller AND CUTER! SWEET!
My migranes are rare instead of constant
I am taking so much less pain meds... they are now
once and awhile instead of the highest dose "safe" per
day every day. (being heavy hurts)
I no longer am spending $40 - $160 PER WEEK on
chiropractic care. like $40 per month... to every 6
weeks.
I have lost a whole shoe size which opens my windows
of cute shoes tremendously. I love shoes!
I have moved pinky rings to my ring fingers...
My bras fit better
with my new underwear they were not riding up my
butt. I know you are laughing right now but that was
a HUGE PROBLEM FOR ME... I felt like I had a constant
wedgy...
Because I am living in less pain I am more productive.

I am getting compliments on my hair, my eyes, my
nails, my skin, my appearance. (keep them comming I
am love, love, loving the positive attention)
My husband took me on a date ...
I FEEL SEXY!

So I want to PUBLICALLY BLOW JEN AND ANNISA KISSES.
Jen took me to a spa, and I was introduced to
Annisa... I bought a SHAKER BOTTLE and her shakes
because I have medical problems and desperately needed
to stablize my blood sugar. I hated breakfast it was
either too fatty or too sugary and well at 6am I am
LAZY.

So, I am now actually having breakfast and I also use
the shakes at 9:00pm when my hunger monster come
alive. also if I am out and about I have a shake
instead of fast food.

OK so last night at this function, they served treats
and it was during my HUNGAR MONSTER HOURS and I looked
at them and as pretty as they were I had no desire or
their sugar filled treats. I even had people trying
to get me to eat the treats... but as pretty as they
were I was not even tempted. YEAH the hunger monster
is getting collared. Dancing around my house in
undies and a new nighty.

SO JEN AND ANNISA GOD BLESS YOU FOR helping me control
my blood sugar without drugs and easily... the "side
effects" are fantastic. I love you both and I love
life right now!

MOOOWA my darlings!

I just got this from Anisa... YEAH
Hello!

My Saturdays Spa invites you to join us on January 29 from 7-9pm for a

ladies night out event featuring a discussion on how you can use
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so that you can live healthier and lose extra pounds this year!

***There will be a door prize drawing for a 1 hour hot stone massage
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Where - 9356 W. Maple Hill Drive
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I am in independent consultant with Arbonne International and we have a safe, all natural weight loss program that includes supplements, protein shakes (meal supplements), weight loss chews to satisfy your sweet tooth and an energy drink. You can use all or just one of the products and I have seen amazing results. If you would like to know more about these products, please email me back at ____@____.com. I can get you more information quickly.

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Quite frankly, I wouldn't try any weight loss pills. I would be too worried about negative side affects. Have you ever heard of Kombucha Tea? It is a wonderful (food) drink that has been a part of our world for thousands of years. You can pretty much google Kombucha Tea and get good info but for specifics try looking at happyherbalist.com. It is a very reputable site. There is also a Yahoo group committed to Kombucha Tea. Kombucha Tea is completely safe and natural. You can get a starter to make the tea (which doesn't taste like tea at all) from someone for the costs of shipping unless someone in your living area can help you out.

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I have been using Alli, and have had no problems with it. Since it works with the fat you ingest I suppose it would do differently if I ate more fatty stuff. I have tried Metabolife, and it got me so shakey that I ate more to get food in my tummy to counter act the Metabolife. But I know people who have been successful with that as well. Good luck!

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Hi V.,
You might want to try taking 2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. It is great for energy and weight loss. Plus, it is food, so it is completely safe. I've used it for a couple of years and have had success with more energy and weight loss. You can research it for yourself at www.coconutoil.com. Some good brands are Garden of Life or Tropical Traditions. Good luck!

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Well I think the best method for getting more energy while losing weight is taking your vitamins! VITAMIN B will help in so many ways. It boosts your motabolism the healthy way, gives you more energy and it is cleansing. I don't recommend ANY weight loss "supplement". I think they make women (and men) unfocused on what they really need to do to stay healthy and fit and make good habits. Also consider taking extra Calcium and Vitamin E and C while losing weight. It will keep your body strong during a time of change. And if it is caffeine that you need, drink tea! Just make sure its not the decaffinated kind. :)

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Hi V., I use Arbonne citrus surge fizzing beverage tablets. WOW, energy is great I eat half as much as I use to. The pounds are coming off. Take a look. I put the tablet in a glass of room temp water, let it disolve the add ice. Kind of like a lemonaid. Good luck! Oh Arbonne also has a going going gone supplement as well that works great! P.
pattyheder.myarbonnecom

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Hi V.,

I've got something that I think you might be interested in. It's a product just released by Arbonne. It's called NRGGO3 Fizzing Beverage Tablet. (Dissolves in water like Alka-Seltzer or Airborne) It's a natural blend of herbs that increases energy, assimulates nutrients, increases thermogenesis (revs up metabolism at the cellular level - no shakiness) and is a stress adaptogen (helps your body recover after stressful situations, i.e. being a mom, working out, etc.) All withouth yeast, starch, artificial colors or dyes and it has no calories! It's a refreshing citrus flavor. My teenage daughter even likes it and uses it for energy instead of energy drinks. I like it pre-workout in the a.m. and use another tablet mid-afternoon for a boost of energy.

I am an independent Consultant with Arbonne and have more detailed information if you are interested. I'd be happy to e-mail you a PDF that explains the product in better detail.

The tablets retail at $28 for a 20 tablet supply which is $1.40 a tablet. Cheaper than a fountain coke at McD's and full of vitamins and nutrients. Wholesale sales are available which reduces the cost to $18.20 for 20 tablets, which is even better.

Again, if you are interested, I'd be happy to provide more information and shoot a sample your way!

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Hello
i would like too tell you about the way i loss weight
i start walking cute back on the sweet in take i eat lost of veg and fruit drink lost of water go about 4 month with out pop or sweets so time it is good for you in the summer time i eat lost of salds i love it

i will tell you little about me married to wondful men i have 5 kids and they are all great kids we still have kids in school jeeeisa 15 allen 13 wendy 9 jesse 21 jenn 16

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Yes, V., with all due respect, my recommendation is NOT! Nothing can do for your body like good old fashioned, eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep at night. There is no magic pill. Love yourself no matter what size you are, limit your TV time, and move the body you have been blessed with. It is a gift and gratitude is the first step to loving yourself. Best of luck and God Bless!

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V.,
I have been on every diet you can think of. Pills aren't going to help you, but if you want them see your doctor (be safe then sorry). The Baby fat will melt off slowly. Just stay away from the fridge. If you get hungry after you eat, eat an apple or something like that (no junk food). Yea I know it's hard but you can do it.

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Hi V.,

I had a baby in May and we found some awesome supplements that did exactly what you are looking for. I felt absolutely great while taking them, had to stop since I am pregnant again. You can check out my story before I was pregnant again on www.weightloss911.com, and can contact me there if I can answer any additional questions. Best to you!

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Hi V.!

Instead of a supplement, I would like to suggest the South Beach Diet. It is good nutritious food, and you don't get hungry. It is very flexible to any life style. You didn't mention if you are a nursing M., but good nutrition is essential for anyone. The added advantage is that your child will learn good nutrition as he gets older. Just some grandmotherly advice for you to consider. Liz

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Hi V.,
I've been using safe supplements from an online store. I can register you as a customer if you are interested. There is nothing harsh in their products. I like the Attain Bars and Attain drink mixes. The Access drink is a great pick me up prior to exercising and it tastes good too. Just let me know through website: http://www.livetotalwellness.com/bonniesgarden

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Hi V.! My name is D. Miller and Ihave 4 children from 5 to 14. I am a SAHM and represent a 20-year old food science company which I do around my busy family and still earn around $2000-2500 a month profit. One of the products we have is a weight losss program that is very effective. I used it last winter and lost 13 pounds and 12 inches and went down 2 pants sizes. I was exercising before, with slow results, but with this plan I lost the wieght in 2 months, didn't feel deprived and kept it off. It has capsules that suppress the appetite, burn fat, block fat, and rev up your metabolism all safely and naturally. I also used one meal replacement shake a day to accelerate the weight loss. You are already exercising which is a huge plus! I would be glad to share more about it if you are interested in hearing more. I have some more detailed info I can share as well as the state-of-the-art ingredients. Many, many people I know have had great results with this from 10 lbs. to 100 lbs., have energy and never have felt better! Best wishes with whatever you decide!
D. Miller
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Hi Vicki,
This is my first time on Mamasource and after reading your request I had to answer. My name is T. and I'm an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. If you have never heard of Arbonne before, be ready to change your life. And if you have heard of them, then take this as a sign and TRY them. Their products are developed purely with their motto in mind being "pure, safe, and beneficial." They just introduced a new product that is included in the Figure 8 Line. Its name is NRG GO3 Fizzing Beverage Tablets that boost your metabolism, gives you energy (naturally) and help s with controlling your appetite. I would love to send you more information but don't know how to do so on this. Please give me a call or email me. They also have great "On the Go Weight Loss Chews". My favorite flavor is the Berry Burst, but they have several different flavors. These obviously help suppress your appetite and gives you a boost of energy as well. My number is ###-###-#### or email me at ____@____.com. I would love to give you some samples of the flavors, as well as show you how you can receive these incredible products yourself at wholesale (same as me, with no obligations). It's really quit easy!!

Hope to Help,
T.

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Ali isn't all that bad. I didn't have ANY of the side effects that they warn you about. If you keep your fat intake down a few days before you start and as well after you start it, you won't have the problems they warn you about. I've heard some really good results from it.

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V.--I never hear anything good about any weight loss supplements; the few that I have tried have made my heart race and made me wonder if I was going to blow up! Have you thought about natural energy from the foods you eat--fruits and vegetables will give you that energy you need and complex carbohydrates will keep you fuller longer. I have my best days when I plan exactly what and when I will eat it. It takes longer to lose weight and develop better habits, but I think in the end it is better for you! Good luck in your quest.

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zantax 3!!!! it's great! it's gives you maximum energy, while speeding up your metabolism so you eat less...and loose weight...it's great they sell it at all stores, like walmart, shopko, walgreen! it's great

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i have been dieting my self and i looked for advised to and i got a great result its not pleasant but it works great i have been on a diet since jan 1st and lossed 25 pl it is drink 1 tbs of viniger any kind i drink apple cider vivigar still not great tasting but anywho it works adonna

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Trimspa worked for me, took off the weight and gave me energy. I didn't exercise, but I did count calories like an accountant :) No matter what you try you're going to have to cut back calories.

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I have loved a full nutrition system from Sunrider International. It feed your body all the right foods so that your body can work correctly and shed the pounds it's holding on to. I am very weary of supplements that claim tonz of weight loss in a short period of time, so this fits well with a whole nutrition system to do it safely and effectively. You need to know how to get it so email me and I can guide you.

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I had sucess by just taking a timed release B complex vitamin. The B vitamins help your body process sugars and carbs. I had more energy and no longer had that mid afternoon sleepiness. Combined with eating better and excersice I lost 30 lbs.

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Skip the supplements, try Nutrisystem instead. I have had problems with weight my whole life, only worsened by having two children. It is working for me better than anything else I've ever tried. I'm down 30lbs in less than 4 months. It's super easy to do, which is great because I hate to cook and don't have a lot of extra time. The stuff tastes great too and doesn't have side effects like meds do. Good luck! - J.

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Hi V.! It can be a challenge to work off those last baby pounds. Have you heard of a company called Arbonne? They are a botanically-based Swiss health care company that guarantees "pure, safe, and beneficial" products for the whole family. They have a weight loss line called Figure 8, that is low in carbs, fat, no caffeine, and uses vegetable protein (certified vegan). They have daily shakes, fiber shakes, yummy chews, a fizzy energy drink, supplements, and daily detox tea. The products variously aid in suppressing appetite, provide a boost of energy without harmful side effects, are tasty, healthy, some provide a feel-good herb, and the new energy drink gives you a metabolism boost. I would highly recommend it! Our product specialist just lost 46 pounds using them, and they are gentle (not scary!). I am a consultant so if you have any further questions you can contact me at ____@____.com, or look at my website at alexk.myarbonne.com. I hope this helps!

Awesome Tammie! I'm so glad you have had great results with these products! They are wonderful! You are looking great I must add! I would love to see anyone of you ladies at my event. E-mail me if you are interested in my specials this week.

A. Shaffer
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