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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Three FDA approved: fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs. And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change. ...Read more

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Can acai have any proven weight loss properties?

Can acai have any proven weight loss properties?

Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Which weight loss pills are best for women?

Which weight loss pills are best for women?

None: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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Are HCG drops effective for helping with weight loss? Are there any natural foods that help curb cravings and control appetite?

Are HCG drops effective for helping with weight loss? Are there any natural foods that help curb cravings and control appetite?

Weight loss: Weight loss is the result of diet and exercise. See a dietitian and an athletic trainer. Natural foods cover too many items. Take a look on the web at "NuVal". You are likely to learn a lot. ...Read more

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Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Not personally: 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Grenade weight loss/energy tablets, are these effective?

Grenade weight loss/energy tablets, are these effective?

Don't pull that pin!: According to reviews I have read it contains 225 mg of caffeine. Potential side effects include: anxiety, nausea, tachycardia, difficulty sleeping & headaches. Ingredients include: green coffee, phenylalaline, cayenne, green tea and bitter orange. Some of these don’t have documented efficacy. You are better off with good nutrition choices and exercise. ...Read more

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Are appetite suppressants helpful for losing weight?

Yes: But they are usually unsafe or can have detrimental side effects on the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Acai pills is there a side effect to taking too many acai pills per day? Are they actually good in weight loss? Thanks

Acai pills is there a side effect to taking too many acai pills per day? Are they actually good in weight loss? Thanks

The : The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai berry is reported to contain caffeine (although some contend it doesn’t), so if you ingested a lot it might cause a headache or insomnia. Someone with an anxiety disorder may not respond well to large amounts of caffeine. Because you are taking acai in the form of a pill, it could have additives. There is always the possibility of a food allergy. Acai berries are reported to help people with weight loss — I do not know the efficacy of the berry. However, the best way to be healthy is to eat a healthy balanced diet and to get regular aerobic activity. ...Read more

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Does Alli work well for weight loss? Can I also use other weight loss products like green coffee/tea extract with alli? Thank you!

Does Alli work well for weight loss? Can I also use other weight loss products like green coffee/tea extract with alli? Thank you!

Weight loss: Yes, Alli helps with weight loss as long as you have about 25 grams of fat. Too much fat and you get diarrhea. Yes you can do other aids such as green coffee bean as these work differently. Remember to increase exercise and manage diet with portion control as that is the best way to get it off and keep it off. ...Read more

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Is that acai berry diet good for losing weight rapidly?

Is that acai berry diet good for losing weight rapidly?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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What are some effective weight loss pills?

What are some effective weight loss pills?

None: There is no best weight loss supplement or pill on the market because none of them do any good. The only thing that loses weight is your wallet. The only thing that works is eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3500 calories to lose a pound. You need to find an appropriate diet and exercise program you can follow life-long. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

Neither: Neither otc substitutes or quick weight loss center supplements work long term. No one knows what's in them or what they might do to your body. The only thing that gets smaller is your wallet. Invest in healthy diet and exercise to find a way to lose weight and keep it off the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Don't waste your $: While garcinia has gotten a lot of attention as a potential weight loss agent, it's not a miracle drug. I encourage you not to waste your $ on quick fixes from a powder or a pill. Garcinia can cause nausea, headache, dizziness, etc. Truly the only answer is eating the right foods & getting exercise daily. It's a lifelong commitment to manage your weight. Eliminate sugar & refined carbs. Skip soda! ...Read more

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Is taking topamax (topiramate) and water pills for weight loss generally considered safe?

Is taking topamax (topiramate) and water pills for weight loss generally considered safe?

Topiramate & weight: Topiramate (topamax) is often used to suppress binging or snacking. The new obesity medication Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) is a combination of long acting topamax with Phentermine and is very effective. However, topamax can cause kidney stones so taking it with a diuretic (water pill) could be harmful. Water pills alone are not weight losers, and deplete your body of much needed minerals- sodium, potassium, magnesium. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more