Dont judge…just bought a weight loss pill.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used to do weight loss pills, every kind at the drug store. 

You know what helps, although you don’t want to hear it is excercising. 

I didn’t lose anything on the pills. But then I started running every morning for 30 minutes (lets be honest, 30 minutes is nothing) and I dropped 20 pounds in 3 months. 


Post # 4
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@menzies:  +1, if weight loss pills worked, no one would be fat.

Post # 5
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Don’t they mess with your heart?

Post # 6
334 posts
Helper bee

I tried Garcinia Cambogia after it was on Dr. Oz. It was supposed to suppress apetite and help sleep, give energy, etc. I took it exactly as recommended and it had the OPPOSITE affect on me. It made me ravenous. I wanted to eat everything in sight. If I didn’t eat, I would start to shake uncontrollably. I returned it after a week and got my money back.

Post # 7
1018 posts
Bumble bee

@jesssamesssa:  I’ve used “weight loss” pills. Not in the hopes that I could pop a pill and magically become thin but some DO decrease appetite and/or increase energy which helps make it easier to exercise and eat healthy. No biggie to me.

Post # 8
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I haven’t used them personally, but I would suggest talking to your personal doctor before starting any pill or supplement.  While it is supposed to be “safe” it’s always good to check that it won’t impact any health issue your personally have or any other medication you’ve taken.

Post # 9
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I tried some pill once at about 20…hated it (it made me feel all fluttery and anxious).  I’d rather work out than take those, sorry!

Post # 10
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s no magic pill to make you lose weight. Weight loss = Calories out > calories in.  A healthy diet and exercise routine is the only way to go for sustained weight loss.  Natural or not, I’d  be very weary of any diet pill – either it’s probably dangerous for your kidneys or heart or it won’t do anything and you’re wasting your money.

Post # 11
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I just started a post about a weight loss supplement I saw called Garcinia Cambogia. No one replied haha. Look it up.

I have read like 50 reviews on it in the last couple days. and lots of people reported increased energy, better sleeping & decreased appetite. Yes, a pill isn’t a miracle worker. But if it gives you the motivation to exercise a bit more, eat a bit better… as long as it’s not putting you at risk then what is the harm?! lots of people do a lot more unhealthy things. so i’m all about it. i plan on getting garcinia cambogia and i’ll let you know how it goes! you let me know too!


Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

“The Doctors” are a bunch of hacks if you ask me.

That’s beside the point though. Personally, there have been way too many pills that we’ve been told are safe only to find out later that they are awful for your health.

I’m sorry that you have to resort to this and feel like this and resort to taking pills.

I personally find that making small changes are the best and progressively make more and more lifestyle changes. You’ll start to feel better, have more energy, and each subsequent change will be easier!

I know, not exciting, or easy-peasy, but I’ve had the most long-lasting success doing those kinds of things.

Post # 13
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jesssamesssa:  Without bashing: I don’t think you can expect to lose 20-30 lbs with only the diet pills…. Portion control is what works for me (I hate excercise too).

Walking the dog is as much excercise as I get (I know it’s not the best, but it’s better than nothing!)

Post # 14
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

To be honest… diet is KEY. you might *think* you eat healthy, but most people aren’t always aware of the calories or nutrients that they are consuming. I would suggest paying close attention to your diet, along with working out. I know, it honestly is hard to find motivation or time to exercize sometimes. If that’s the case, a healthy diet should be your focus, not pills. 


However if you do take the pills for a period of time I would love to know how they work out. I have never taken any diet pills so I am skeptical of how they work. 

Post # 15
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jesssamesssa:  No judgement here. I know what it’s like to eat healthy, etc, and still gain weight. It sucks. I hope that, even if these aren’t the solution, that you find something that helps, soon!

Post # 16
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015


Amen to portion control. Even healthy foods in bad portions can lead to weight gain. 

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