Vitamins and Supplements

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  1. annaxxo

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering what, if any, vitamins and supplements you take whilst losing weight and if there are any you take to help weight loss.
    i bought Acai berry supplement and Green tea extract from H&B but not sure if they actually help but anything that claims it can help me lose weight (within reason) is worth a try.
    Have any of you experienced these or others that have worked?


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    I work in a store that sells health foods and we're pretty cynical about the Acai Berry - have had several customers saying it hasn't made a bit of difference. The green tea is supposed to be good, though.

    I never took anything like that myself, but I do take a high-dose multivitamin and a calcium supplement. Calcium is one of the few things that's actually been proven to aid weight loss. I take a supplement because I'm a vegan, but if you're a veggie/carnivore then try having 3 helpings of calcium containing foods a day. This has been shown to speed up weight loss in research done on humans.
     
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    yeah i had heard that about Acai berry that some people say it doesnt work but as long as it isnt doing me any harm i thought id try it for a week or so.
    ooh i shall definatly try having that, i might have to take the tablet though as im veggie but im also lacto intolerant and so i dont drink milk i still have cheese and yoghurt as they dont make me ill but have you found the calcium supplements boosted your weight loss?
     
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    According to the research, supplements aren't anywhere near as helpful for weight loss as eating 3 portions of milk, yogurt or cheese a day. I've certainly lost weight at a good rate and am still doing so now even though I've already reached goal, but I think I just have a very efficient metabolism! :)
     
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    To be honest, I dont think most of them work. If you are eating a balanced sensible diet (which SW is), then you should not have the need to take vitamins or suppliments. I was told that with my gastric band that if I have the right balance of foods, I will not need to have any other boost.
    There really isnt anything available on the market that will help you loose weight in the long term...I wish there was!
     
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    The research on calcium helping with weight loss was exactly the reason why SW introduced 2 x h a's. It only used to be 1 choice and now there is the choice to have 2 if you like!
    Infact, I mostly only ever have 1 but I may just start having 2 and see if makes a difference to my losses....they could do with a boost! Lol
     
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