Rapidcuts, has anyone had success using it?

  • gibbay

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    May 05, 2010 12:48 PM GMT
    Hi Guys,
    I'm posting to see if anyone else has tried this product and if they've had the same issues I have...I picked up these fat burners called Rapidcuts from Allmax nutrition in the fall because one of my friends at work had used them and he said that when he used them he had lost about 12 pounds in a month. He works out about 4-5 times a week, and I usually work out twice or three times, so I figured I wouldn't loose that much, but it might help me loose a couple pounds as after being back at the gym I seemed to have plateaued in my body size...Anywho, I pick up 2 bottles as it's supposed to be one bottle a month for 2 months, I start taking them and in the space of about two weeks I gain 5 pounds! I stop taking them at this point as I'm thinking that maybe it's interacting with some of the other supplements I'm taking at the time (Fish oil, moducare, multi-vites that my naturopath recommended) and the bottles sit on my shelf for a few months. Skip forward to mid April and I'm not taking any of the other supplements and going to the gym more, so I decide to take them again to see if I have better results. Weight-wise I don't believe I've actually gained, but a couple of my friends have told me that it looks like I've gained some weight... So I'm not sure if my body is just not reacting to it right, or if it's one of those things where I'm retaining water cause of it and it's all going to go out in one go or what, but so far I'm not exactly seeing what I expected from this and wondering what's going on. So if anyone else has used this product and if they had a similar reaction please let me know...
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    May 05, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    Step one: Buy a scale. They're hella cheap. Then you can keep track of your progress (or lack thereof) more precisely, without relying on friend to tell you what they "think."
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    May 05, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    step two: don't take supplements. just stop eating crap
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    May 05, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    Step three: Learn to love a good cardio workout

    Don't rush things. Supplements set you up to fail. Instead, give yourself a complete lifestyle overhaul. Have fun with it.
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    May 05, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Step four: rinse, repeat.



    wait, what are we talking about?
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    May 05, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    lolololol
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    May 05, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    People use weight loss supplements not because there is solid proof that they work (because they don't). They use them because they want them to work. When they look up a review for them they are exclusively looking for just ONE person to say "Yup, this one 100% works. Take it and be happy."

    Ya can't dump sand into a burlap sack and expect the sack to somehow magically NOT fill up. That's the simple truth about weight loss.
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    May 05, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    MeOhMy saidStep four: rinse, repeat.



    wait, what are we talking about?
    LMAO! icon_lol.gif
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    May 06, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    I lost 30lbs in 2 months, without using any weight loss products or dieting. Just walk or jog a bit every morning, try to cut down fat in your diet. Its way cheaper and way more healthy.
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    May 06, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    Placebo effect.
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    May 06, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    Not the answers you wanted to hear huh gibbay? Truth is, there are NO shortcuts. Two or three workouts a week won't cut it when you are overweight and trying to lose. To lose weight you must:

    Expend more calories than you consume!

    That's it.

    It's a lot easier to achieve that goal through a combination of nutritional changes and exercise vs. either one alone.

    You must burn 3500 calories more than you consume to lose 1, I said 1, pound of body fat! So you can cut 500 calories a day out of your diet and not exercise OR you can do 30 minutes of cardio a day (burning 500 calories for a total expenditure of 3500 calories in a week). If you do both you can cut your calories by a smaller amount say 250 per day (1750 per week) and targeting say 300 calories per cardio workout each day (2100 calories per week) for a total of 3,850 calories burned.

    Losing weight is a change in lifestyle. You need to be active everyday for at least 30 minutes (meaning keeping your heart rate up at a steady pace for that period of time). YES, EVERY DAY! Then do resistance training two to three times per week (depending on your goals) on top of that.

    Anybody who tells you there's a quicker way or a shortcut supplement is full of BS. GETTING into shape is hard work when you are out of shape. It's still work to stay in shape once you're there, but if you learn to eat properly and stay active, it will be much easier to maintain your weight and your health. You gotta get there first!
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    May 06, 2010 7:36 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidStep four: rinse, repeat.



    wait, what are we talking about?


    Funniest, wittiest thing I've seen on these boards in ages. LMFAO!!
  • gibbay

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    May 06, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    yeah, I was looking for some more serious replies when I posted this...Some background info I guess should have also been included:

    1. I do eat healthy, I only eat 'fast food' maybe once or twice a month, and when I do I go more for the chicken and salad options than the burger and fries. I've spent a large portion of my life living with vegetarians and people with restrictive diets due to medical conditions, so I know how to figure out a meal plan
    2. I've been working out for 3 years now with a personal trainer and on my own doing a mixture of strength training and cardio at the gym so I'm not inactive
    3. Cardio is a regular part of my life, I bike to work (11 km each way, so I have between an hour and 90 minutes on the bike daily)
    4. The supplements I was taking previously were on the advice of my naturopath to help with building back up my immune system after I had developed cancer last year, not as some way to loose weight without doing any work

    I was giving these a try because I had already done a big lifestyle change and, as I had mentioned in my first post, I had reached a stage where my fat level seemed to remain constant. The reason why I tried this particular pill was because one of my friends had used it and, as I said, he had actually lost weight, not just off of some review or what someone thought might work. This friend of mine wasn't a fat guy looking to drop a gut either, he's probably one of the fittest people I know.

    I was posting because I had a question about my reaction to this product, and I (mistakenly it seems) thought that maybe I would get some serious answers, not some one-liners making assumptions that I'm lazy or gluttonous
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    May 06, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    A few months ago, I was all "my paleo diet is oh-so-perfect, so why have I plateaued for a couple years with this much body fat?" I was advised to make a food log, and it turns out that on an ad libitum paleo diet I eat just a bit too much food to be lean. So, I'm counting calories on FitDay.com, and have dropped from 183.6 to 171.2. Weight loss really does just boil down to creating a caloric deficit, and a hugely helpful tool in that pursuit is to actually know how many calories you're consuming.
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    May 06, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    to OP: I think the problem here is that other people may have made some assumptions based on the lack of information you provided. It's hard to get a total picture and sometimes people just interpolate the data themselves. I doubt there was any harm intended despite the hyperbole. Good luck. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    What I have seen with fat burners, like Rapid Cuts, is that if you start eating, you eat more than you need to, so you consume way more calories than you actually need. Additionally, if you take them first thing in the morning, they tend to suppress the appetite, leading you to skip breakfast, snack, and even lunch, but then when you get light headed, you binge-eat, and it's a bad cycle.

    It can be tricky figuring out how to crack your body.

    My best advice is to take the time and force yourself to honestly monitor what you're consuming throughout the day. Get a little notebook and pen that fits in your back pocket, and record everything you eat, the time of day you eat it, and record: the calories, protein, fat, carb, and fiber. Do this for 2 weeks straight - again, honestly - and don't forget to include the liquids you consume - milk, juice, pop, alcohol.

    At the end of each day, do the tallies - tally up the total calories, protein, fat, carbs, and fiber that you're consuming. You might need to use the web to figure things out, and the trickiest part can be portion sizes. But I have a feeling, this will be illuminating for you. And if you can't make sense of it, spend a little cash and meet with a nutritionist/dietitian for some feedback.

    You'll also be able to notice trends - like if you're skipping meals, if you're going 3 days in a row very low calorie, and one day super high, etc. Ideally, you want it to balance out - eating same amounts at the same time of day, 7 days a week. Our bodies like to be consistently and properly nourished.

    Your food calories may be fine, but your liquid calories - juice, milk, pop and alcohol - may actually be giving you 1000+ calories a day that you didn't think you'd be getting. It can be very surprising.

    In the end, though, the pills alone aren't going to make you gain weight - calories do. Whether the weight is fat or muscle, I don't know. But if your goal is to lose weight, maybe these steps can help you out.
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    May 08, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    12lbs in one month? That is dangerous. I am not a fan of these "fat-burning" supplements, especially when there are soooo many gimics out there and they give too much incentive to be lazy and not correct your unhealthy lifestyle.

    Back to the 12lbs in one month, if ure friend did, that is troublesome for his health, as I've learned from my physician. The recommended natural weight lost is 5lbs a month...

    Expand your goals stud and start looking into proper dieting and exercise, and vitamins intake.