(Closed) Weight Loss Pills?

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am looking for something too. @MissMedic:

Post # 4
1919 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Weight loss pills are a marketing scheme. You said it yourself you want to take them along with better eating and exercise, which the bottle always recommends. So what is really making you lose weight? Weight loss pills are also a natural health product and not regulated. You’re better off continuing what you’re doing as its something you can make a lifestyle rather than a fad.

Post # 5
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have tried numerous over the counter wieght loss pills and none of them helped me at all. I agree with

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@PuntaCanaBride: that they are a marketing scheme. The only thing that has helped me is eating better and exercising. I wish there was a quick fix because I would be first in line.

I just wanted to add, I use a lunch plater for my meals now, instead of a dinner plate. I can stack it up and it looks like I am getting a ton of food, but because it is a smaller plate, it is actually a lot less. I also don’t like my food touching other food, so that helps too. I can’t stack it too high or it will fall on something else.

Post # 6
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve tried Xenadrine YEARS ago…(8) and I got really thin.  Thing is, if you are going to resort to pills like that you are pretty much desperate (I was) and worked out all the time.  I don’t know if it is so much the pill itself or the fact that you are thinking it is working, so you exercise more?!? The placebo effect?

So good luck!


Post # 7
7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom took alli for about a year three years ago? Maybe it was two. Anyway, she lost 50 pounds in a year and kept it off. She never pooped herself either. That’s a side effect of the pill if you don’t follow the plan. It allows you to eat a certain amount of fat grams and if you go over it then you will have bad effects. 

ETA: And alli is supposedly the only weight loss pill approved by the FDA. It’s a weaker version of it’s RX. 

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I tried some “natural” weight loss pills through Quick Weight Loss that were just supposed to be omegas and stuff and help speed up your metabolism… they put me in the hospital 3 times before I figured out they were the cause. THEY’RE NOT WORTH IT!!!!  Also, they are NOT regulated by the FDA at ALL so they can put anything they want on the labels and it’s probably not true. (You can even read on the labels “this label/description is not approved by the FDA”)

Post # 9
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Diet pills are a sham and SO not worth it. I went to a “weight loss specialist” doctor and was on the prescription ones for awhile: phentermine, phendimetrazine, etc. They also put me on a thyroid pill for weight loss, and to this day I will never know if there was anything actually wrong with my thyroid…or whether being on the pills unnecessarily caused the issues. Being on diet pills is one of the only true regrets I have in my life–they fucked my body up so badly. It’s taken me TWO YEARS to start to feel normal again.

The bad part is, within a couple months after going off them, every bit of the weight came back. If you’re going to do something unhealthy, gain enough to be eligible for gastric bypass. That’s dangerous too, but at least it actually WORKS.

Seriously, though, stay on the weight watchers. It’s the only thing that’s ever made me lose weight without making me feel cracked out of my mind. If I could wrap my head around the new plan, I’d be on it right now.

Post # 10
424 posts
Helper bee

i lost 30 pounds on hydroxy. .  Still have some on hand for days i feel i’ve over endulged. Yes it is ‘cheating’, but.. call me a cheater.

Post # 11
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been on diet pills on and off for years. I love how they make me not feel hungry. It allows me to make sure to eat healthy because I’m not getting hunger cravings for doughnuts. lol They actually do work. I had thought before that they were a scam, but I’ve had no side effects and have lost 10lbs easily.

Post # 12
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

why stop at diet pills? why not just start using speed? it might even be cheaper!

Post # 13
3942 posts
Honey bee

@MissMedic: If youre following weight watchers and working out then it sounds like you are taking the steps to a healthier lifestyle. Healthy weight loss is .5-2lbs per week.

Weight loss pills are a scam and can also be extremely dangerous.

Post # 14
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do not take diet pills they are disgusting and can have long lasting harm! Even after 1 week use it can wreck the normal functioning of your body! If your looking for quick weight loss cut out all carbs!

Post # 15
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i have tried them all and lt me just say although i may have lost 2 pounds in a week i flt awful all the time. Not worth it in my opinion.

Post # 16
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

well i dont recommend them at all, but i have used Hydroxycut many times in my life and it always works. its true you have to eat good and exericse. but the pills really help me to do this. i get full faster and so eat less and i have way more energy when i exercise so i burn twice as much. and the weight comes off fast!! 

ok, the reason i dont recommend them is because i have never kept the weight off! for a while i do, but old habits ALWAYS come back. the pills are a quick fix, but not a permanent one.  and i realized the problem is that when i am on the pills, i would eat until i was full – i just got “full” off less food.  so when i get off them, i still continue to eat until i am full, but the quantity it takes to be full again is doubled!  i was in this cycle for years.  and when i was not on hydroxycut i was 15 – 20 pounds more than i wanted to be. i would lose 5 pounds sometimes with lots of effort and motivation, but could never get it all off.  

finally a year ago i went to see a nutritionist. she told me what to eat and how much. turns out i was always trying to cut out too much food in the daytime and so would over eat at night. so basically on her plan i had to eat MORE, the same foods i loved, and just have some control at night – which is so much easier when you have been eating all day! i have lost 15 pounds.  i technically reached the goal we set, but for my wedding i want to lose another 5.  these last 5 are really tough but but basically i am maintining my weight around 135 – haven’t been in the 140s for probably the longest time ever in my life!  

ok, i think i said too much already, you can take what you want from it!

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