Do you use anything to 'boost' your weight loss, does it work?

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  1. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    I did the cambridge diet for a couple of months and lost a great amount of weight. I can't afford to carry on with that now so I'm doing a healthy eating and exercise plan. But the thing is, on CD, especially at the beginning, you get used to seeing high losses each week. I lost 2 and a half stone in two months. I won't get that doing this. So while I'm happy with every loss, it always seems like it's not very much seeing as I generally lost 4-6lbs a week on Cambridge.

    I've heard about lots of things that supposedly work, like Alli, certain herbal remedies etc. but I don't know if they actually work.

    Just wondering if anyone uses anything to boost their losses? Does it actually work, how much does it cost and would you recommend it?
     
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    Alli didnt work for me because it blocks fat in the food you eat and i didnt eat enough fat for it to block anything same with my mother in law..so unless your eating very unhealthy i dont see how it would work. I use green tea fat burners..its natural and helps with energy..dont know if its really made me lose any weight but it makes me feel better...once a month after your "monthly gift" you can use water pills to help reduce the bloating..that helps get atleast a pound off of me. And just take fiber pills everyday to help you use the restroom will really make a difference! Goodluck hun and remember the healthy way is to lose 2lbs a week. So if you arent losing that maybe bump up the walking. And remember if your working out your building muscle which weighs more so you may really be losing alot in fat a week but keeping the same weight because of muscle so you should measure your stomach, ect and then once a week remeasure and weigh.. will help with you knowing how much your really losing.
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    Thanks for the advice :)

    I weigh and measure myself every Weds, so know sometimes I don't lose lbs but do lose inches.

    I reckon it's all things that offer great results, but I doubt any of them really give them. I should probably just stick to the healthy eating and gym and stop looking for a way to speed it all up!
     
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    Caloriefree Full Member

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    Yup you need to get use to those things so WHEN you do hit your goal weight you will have to continue those things to keep that weight off..its a lifestyle change when you start losing weight!
     
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    soozsb Xmas goal, here I come!

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    My remedy for weight loss is not a pill or product or anything like that. Here is what I do and thus far I have been successful.

    I switch diet programs every week. I know is sounds weird but it works for me. I continue to eat healthy and I take a multi vitamin every day.
    One week I follow low carb, the next cal counting, once a month I do 4 days of the cabbage soup diet. It really cleans and detoxes my system and I feel really good afterward. I rotate these diets and lose weight. Recently I have been sticking to them and have lost at least 3-4 pds per week. I don't know how you would feel about my plan but it works for me and I feel good. I am really seeing results.:) Good luck I hope you find something that works for you.
    Also, have you tried zig zagging, calorie shifting or calorie cycling?
    They all all the same by a diff name. I have read up on that and have heard it really works. After Christmas I will be trying it.
     
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