Weight-Loss Supplement Suggestions

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    Feb 12, 2007 6:03 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    So I'm pretty new on here and I'm just getting started again working out and everything. So far its been a month that I have been working out and I can notice that I have lost some weight which is great but I want to speed that up. In high school, I used to be a varsity swimmer and I really wanna get back to the body I had. I was taking "Ripped Fuel" by Twin Labs back in thoes days. It worked pretty good then but I was wondering if there was anything better out there. Write back if you have any suggestions. Thanks.

    Ry
  • HotMuscleFun

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    Feb 12, 2007 10:52 PM GMT
    I have been using a product called Hot Rox
    (Search on Google) It works fantastic and has an added side effect like viagra.

    Really speeds up the metabolism.

    Jim
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    Feb 12, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    Ryan,

    Forget the supplements. Simple formula: Calories Out - Calories In = Weight Change. Yes, the "type" of calories matter to some extent (fat, protein etc.). However, if you stopped eating you'd eventually starve to death, and along the way lose all your fat. So the basic culprit is too many calories.

    You can't stop eating and live a healthy athletic life style. But you can slowly, methodically lose weight by decreasing calories, and increasing calorie expenditure. The latter is accomplished by some sort of aerobic activity, whether in the gym or, preferably (because it's more enjoyable) outdoors (running, biking, swimming, hiking, climbing) EACH day.

    Then the weight training can dictate how your new body will distribute the muscle. But to lose fat, sure, you can speed your metabolism up artifically with caffeine...and be unhealthy, jittery, and a nervous wreck.

    Or you can balance weight training, aerobic activity, and eating in a healthy enjoyable way.

    John
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    Feb 13, 2007 12:13 AM GMT
    The stomach flu also works pretty good for rapid weight loss, but I don't recommend it. Tapeworms, maybe?
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    Feb 13, 2007 1:05 AM GMT
    Burning more calories than you eat is the only way to lose weight. Excessive caloric intake equals extra fat on the bod. So reduce your calories, when I lost the extra 20 I was carrying I held fast to a 1,500 calorie a day diet. That with daily exercise allowed me to drop 15 lbs in just over three weeks.

    Make sure to take a mutlivitamin and try to maintain as balanced a diet as you can to ensure you don't end up with some sort of deficiency. Drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.

    Healthy food choices, portion control and exercise are the best ways to lose those extra lbs.

    Make choices that you can maintain for the rest of your life, not just choices that will help you achieve your weight loss goals.

    Good luck!
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    Feb 13, 2007 11:54 AM GMT
    I've been counting calories and such. I had to do that back in high school. I usually only eat about once day because I'm not hungry and I don't need the extra energy. I only workout 5 time a week because im on my feet at work all the time, kind of have to since I work in retail. It is a work out in itself.
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    Feb 13, 2007 1:43 PM GMT
    I have been taking a product called BioLean II for nearly 8 years now and love it. It is a thermogenic and works with your body to get you to the weight that is best for your body. You can find it at www.opportunityforlife.com

    They also have another one called BioLean Free...just a different formulation but works just as well. I rotate them out every two months or so.

    Best of Luck!
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    Feb 15, 2007 3:51 PM GMT
    Hey, Mindgarden!

    In the '60s they were acutally selling a weight loss supp that WAS an intestinal parasite!
  • Laurence

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    Feb 15, 2007 4:31 PM GMT
    Hi Ryan-andrew.

    Good luck in trying to lose weight and keep in shape.

    I'm certainly no expert but...

    It sounds like you are being a little impatient though mate. Good, healthy weight loss takes time and is best done at about 2lbs a week (otherwise you run the risk of losing too much muscle instead of fat).

    The products recommended by the other guys look like they may work. But its debatable (and I imagine they all exercise and watch what they eat anyway). You sound like you need to speed up your metabolism. To do this you must eat more meals a day than just one (6 small meals a day). Your metabolism may be running slow because your body is trying to hold onto the resources you are providing from your one meal.

    Remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and that by eating less calories a day than you burn up will result in weightloss. And that a gradual weight drop will mean you're less likely to put the weight back on later.
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    Feb 16, 2007 8:28 PM GMT
    Andrew you have answered your question yuorself there!

    What one thing could you do to speed your metabolism up faster than any pill could ever do? Eat more often! 5 meals a day but smaller size, going by you piccys if they are recent you wanna be hitting 2000 calories a day max.

    You can cut that training back while you are at it. Quite simply you are trying to run anengine on insufficient fuel and its going to be hugely inefficient.

    Wanna rev it up some more? Whats your water intake? Aim for minimum 2 litres a day, try to get up to 4. 2 litres is basic hydration the body can not metabolise fat efficiently without it as you organs slave away to break down toxins and rid the body of them. Our bodies work on osmosis as part of the process to do this, and quite simply if not hydrated sufficiently the whole thing grinds to a trickle and then a halt.

    Now do us a and maybe yourself a favour and put up your eating habits ie calories macros etc, and maybe a sample routine and we shall see if we can help you achieve that fat burn you are after.

    To be honest most guys waste there pennies, whoops sorry dollars, on supplements when they would be far better off saving it and investing in a trainer once a month. Use that session to keep you on track with good form and knowing your maximum effort levels and work like a botch in between.

    I can give you the programme you need that will help you get there if ya like.

    Good luck on your goal
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    Mar 03, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Over the years I have used them all -- Hot Rox is my favorite as mentioned.

    Here's my suggestion on diet (I preach this and can confirm it works)

    you are currently 250 =
    Take your weight of 250 x 12 = 3000
    Which is the calories you need to maintain your present weight while training ..

    however, take 500 calories away and you should be eating 2500 calories (divided by 5 or 6 meals) each day ...

    Once you get down to say 200 do the calculation againg and take away the 500 calories...

    It works, just be sure to get 40/20/20 Protein/Carbs/Fat ==

    Best of luck -- I am on this same diet due to competing in june 2007
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    Mar 07, 2007 11:10 AM GMT
    you cant add much to that last post although would say that 3000 is a little high as the starting point yeh I know its only a rule of thumb but you could easily shave another 200 cals off of that and not even notice the difference if you chose your food consumption wisely
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    Mar 23, 2007 3:19 AM GMT
    Keep the faith on your new Intention and program. Consider adding a Bikram yoga class 2 or 3 times a week to your overall program. I guarantee the fat will melt away over time. Take it easy at first. The use heat in the rooms which really helps to warm up your muscles and allows you to stretch deeply without injury, plus you have the added benefit of sweating out toxins which yoga assist with. I've both taught and taken a lot of yoga classes, and this Sequence is one of the best for losing weight and really opens the joints.
    There are many very positive side effects like increased blood flow all over the body and in that mission critical zone.
    namaste,
    StuMan
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    Mar 23, 2007 3:24 AM GMT
    P.S.,
    I'm in a similar transition. I really let myself go this winter and hit the fast food scene, and man does it put on the body fat.

    Does anybody have a REALLY fantastic morning breakfast smoothie Protein shake that really helps start the day, and is not loaded with sugar and carbs? I'm trying to transition from coffee to something better for me.
    Stuman again :)
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    Mar 23, 2007 8:58 AM GMT
    Hey..the only thing I can tell u is than u need to be patient. There's no magic pill that can make n e one lose weight. All these weight loss supplements are just to be used just as they are..as a supplement to a good workout and healthy eating...having said that...what worked for me..along with a good workout plan cutting down calories was Hydroxycut. They're formula is ephedra free...so the CVS side effects are a bit less now...but still...if you have a heart condition,high blood pressure or n e other cardiovascualr or respitatory disorder..stay away from it. What most weigh loss supplements to is raise your metabolism by causing more stimulation of your sypathetic nervous system (meaning more relese of epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) from your adrenal glands). Now this does make your metabolism go way up...but it also causes stimulation of your heart...making it beat faster thus putting a greater workoad on it. So if u r going to use suplements...please please be careful and make sure your body can handle it. And nothing beats a good work out plan and diet. Cut down the calories and up the workouts and u should see results in a few months time.
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    Mar 23, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    Like Mfitness, I too started taking a supplement call Biolean within the last couple months and by far it has been the best supplement i have tried. It has help me overcome a weightloss plateau i was battling and just within a couple weeks of taking it i notice a big difference in how i was feeling and notice a considerable improvement in my workouts. It can be found at www.opportunityforlife.com along with a host of other great supplements.

    Hope this helps.


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    Mar 24, 2007 9:37 PM GMT
    Wow! A lot of really good advice. I am also nw here and am happy to see that thisis a serious forum!
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    May 25, 2007 9:33 AM GMT
    not being funny but none of these supplemenets make bugger all difference in the grand scheme of things over and above adequate hydration and gtting your diet spot on.

    At a push we are talking ounces different per week at max if anything