Post # 1
They are pills that make you feel like full without eating. They are intended for emergency use, apparently, but the creator was happy to point out the weight-loss benefits to unsuspecting women…like myself! I know there is only one proper way to lose weight but I’m running out of time and it’s so slow now that I’m over 25.
Has anyone tried them? Heard anything good or bad? There’s not much online and I know what my doctor would say. But boy I could sure stand to lose 8 pounds a week for awhile. My husband looked at me during this episode because he knows me and he said, “don’t you dare.” lol.
I want to though. I really do.
Post # 3
@MrsPanda99: commenting to follow, my husband said the EXACT same thing. Ha
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: Lol, go through seperation anxiety! You will lose pounds quicker than you know it 😉
On a serious note…This sounds a little sketchy but I am pretty curious on whether or not any Bee’s have tried it!
Post # 5
I saw this episode Mark Cuban called the guy a snake oil salesman. I doubt life caps are legit or healthy for you.
Post # 6
They just sound like a vitamin pill to me, with some cane sugar and hoodia mixed in. I call BS.
Post # 7
@Birdi: Healthy, I agree. It’s probably not. However, it does work. The internet told me so 😀
@Payless: Okay, I will send MrPanda99 away for awhile, lol. I know it sounds bad. It’s a short term solution. I’m so sick of how much work I’m putting in and how slow things are happening. I should send you a before and after. You’ll see – it’s slow and I work out every freakin’ day.
Post # 8
@PermaStudent: A lot of people report feeling full with 4 or so pills a day. So long as it won’t stop my heart, I want to try.
Post # 9
@MrsPanda99: I am so sorry hun 🙁
That really is frusterating! Maybe it is the food your eating? Feel free to text me about it! I got some kick ass recipes that fill you up even though you are eating less 🙂
I’ll help cheer you through this! 😀
Post # 10
The long term effects of these pills are generally not good. Eat healthy and work out. That’s how it is. You’re 26, so I highly, highly doubt your metabolism has slowed to the point where you can’t do a healthy 1-2 pound a week weight loss. The only real way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it through changing your lifestyle. So, unless you want to stay on these pills for the rest of your life and deal with the health consequences, I’d recommend skipping them.
Post # 11
Unless you are morbidly obese and under the care of a dietitian and doc there is no way losing 8 lbs a week is healthy, or maintainable. Usually the “get skinny now” stuff is a scam with a diuretic and a laxative. So as soon as you stop taking them, you gain back the weight because nothing in your life changed and you have just screwed with your body’s natural working order. Those pills usually do untold horrible crap to your heart, kidneys and or liver. Not worth it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@MrsPanda99: Even though it does work for weight loss, wouldn’t you be losing a lot of water weight, and end up gaining the weight back really quickly once you stopped taking the Life Caps? I’m pretty skeptical of weight loss regimens where you don’t change your lifestyle at all; I really don’t see how you keep the weight off, you know?
Post # 13
Also, losing 8 pounds a week does in fact weaken your heart. It weakens the muscles in the heart and irregularities occur. Paired with a diet pill that often has more vitamins than you can consume (which makes you pee even more) and caffiene, you would be at strong risk for a heart attack.
You should also never go under 1200 calories without doctor approval and monitoring. If your sugar were to crash low enough (from feeling full and not eating) you could have a seizure or worse. Therefore, you probably shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery.
Post # 14
@Mrs. Wallaby: Probably. It would just be for a few months leading up to the wedding. I actually don’t eat crap anymore and I do work out. I just lose weight sooooo slowly. I don’t gain it slowly though, let me tell you. I know it wouldn’t work for the long term but the thought of wedding dresses makes me want to cry.
@lolita39: Well, that’s not what I wanted to hear. At all.
Post # 15
@MrsPanda99: I bet I could mail you a multi vitamin with the label ripped off, tell you it will help you feel full, and it would work. Total placebo. Anyone can lose weight if they stop eating – it isn’t healthy and it cannot be maintained long term. Obviously not what you want to hear, but true. I Googled reviews and mostly found SCAM alerts.
Post # 16
I bet OP made her decision long before this thread opened. The ingredients of the pill is sugar, a vitamin and hoodia. Hoodia is a cactus extract, it is not FDA regulated and labratory studies have been done on the usefulnes of the extract — There is evidence it works, but tests have been overall nonclonclusive. The only studies I can find have been very small biased studies on the extract.
If you’re going to use it, I doubt you’ll see any affect and if you do, it will be a placebo. The first ingredient listed on the label is sugar. By law the primary ingredient is supposed to be listed first, and the magical Hoodia is listed eighth.
So there’s your answer. It’s a candy vitamin with a few molecules of a drug rumored to suppress an appetite marketed exactly as such to lure people in.
ETA: In no universe is losing 8 pounds in a week good for your heart. Ever. Your heart is way more important than your vanity. My father had a quintuple bypass when he was an absolutely happy, healthy, relatively thin man. Don’t take your heart for granted, because it’s a fickle organ and will happily conk out on you. Do I think one bout of 8 pounds will kill you? No, but why damage to one of the few vital organs you need to live?