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Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

None of them: unless you're the company making and selling them -- they make lots of money selling their worthless garbage to unsuspecting and gullible consumers. The only thing that will get smaller is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Eating less and exercising more is still the only proven way to lose weight. ...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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Can the weight loss supplement refirm work?

Can the weight loss supplement refirm work?

No: Diet and exercise are the only things that work. Supplements are foreign substances - you don't know what's in them or what they will do to your body or what harm they could cause. The only thing that will lose weight is you wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am looking for weight loss supplements that actually work, help please?

I am looking for weight loss supplements that actually work, help please?

BERBERINE: `THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY EXISTS BECAUSE WE FAIL TO ADAPT HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE CHANGES. LOW GLYCEMIC-SUGAR DIET, DAILY EXERCISE OR WALKING FOR 60 MINS/DAY, 7-8 HRS OF SLEEP. LOW STRESS, NO TOBACCO USE, MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SPEAKING WITH A NUTRITIONIST. I CONSUME BERNERINE TWICE DAY BECAUSE IT HELPS PROMOTE MY GLYCEMIC INDEX. ...Read more

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Have scientists found weight loss supplements that actually work?

Have scientists found weight loss supplements that actually work?

Dietary Changes: Weight loss is all about calories in (diet) vs calories out (activity). The safest way to lose weight would be to make some dietary changes that would reduce your current caloric intake (portion control, liquid calories, wise snacks) and also begin some moderate exercise program (walking daily 30-45 minutes). Particular nutrients or other weight loss products play a very small role in weight loss. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work? Does it is have any side effects?

Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work?  Does it is have any side effects?

Unlikely to work: Diet supplements are a big industry but don't really work. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a supplement's power to decrease his appetite (or "burn fat"), so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet supplements don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet supplement was effective, we would not have so much obesity today. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss supplements (ones that actually work)?

What is the best weight loss supplements (ones that actually work)?

Weight loss: The best "supplement" for weight loss is exercise. If time or health does not allow this please go on-line to "NuVal" and learn much of the good and bad things for diet and weight loss. You are likely to be very surprised. ...Read more

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Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Eat naturally: Supplements are more of gimmicks. You can get good nutrious elements from our diet provided they are healthful. Reduce your fat intake by cutting on full fat dairy and red meats. You can get good amounts of proteins from eggs, soy products(like toffu), fish, low fat milk and nonfat yogurt. Eat ample amounts of nuts and seeds as a source of proteins and good fats. ...Read more

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What are good weight loss supplements?

Diet and exercise: There are no otc supplements that will help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Why put something in your body that you don't know what it is or what it will do to you. Diet and exercise are the only things that work long term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Only to lose $$: There are no safe and effective supplements on the internet that help with weight loss and have been scientifically evaluated. We don't even know what's in them until people taking them start to get sick or die. You don't need weight loss, you need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Check w/registered dietitian, weight watchers or other good info sources. ...Read more

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What are some natural weight loss supplements?

What are some natural weight loss supplements?

Don't exist: Read my blog for the best way to lose weight http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.Html. ...Read more

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Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

None: Diet and exercise are the only things that work. Supplements are foreign substances - you don't know what's in them or what they will do to your body or what harm they could cause. The only thing that will lose weight is you wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss supplements that are effective and safe?

Are there any weight loss supplements that are effective and safe?

I can't answer with: an enthusiastic "yes!" All of the evidence is anecdotal: there are individual reports that something might have helped one person, or a few people, but not so reliably that it would be worth spending your money on. Safety is also an issue: the manufacture of supplements is not subject to safety and reliability standards. I would focus on healthy/reduced calorie eating and more exercise:) ...Read more

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Is it ok to take weight loss supplements if so what would be the best one and wherw can I get it at?

Is it ok to take weight loss supplements if so what would be the best one and wherw can I get it at?

Healthy Lifestyle: Weight loss supplements are not approved by the fda and may contain ingredients that could be harmful. Many contain caffeine and other stimulants that can increase your heart rate, cause insomnia, headaches, as well as even more serious effects. If you are on any meds, it may interfere with it. The best way to lose weight & keep it off is to do so slowly by making healthy lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss supplements out there that won't affect some who had a kidney problem?

Are there any weight loss supplements out there that won't affect some who had a kidney problem?

Yes: Orlistat or Alli is safe since it only affects the absorption of fats by the gut and does not cause hypertension as all of the other appetite suppressants do. Nutritional formulas for weigh reduction are usually high in protein and phosphate as well as potassium so not recommended for folks with kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are some weight loss supplements i can take to decrease appetite? I want to take it while i diet and exercise but suppress appetite

What are some weight loss supplements i can take to decrease appetite? I want to take it while i diet and exercise but suppress appetite

Don't reach for pill: Appetite suppressants are only temporary crutches--what happens when you stop them? Exercise rather than reach for food, ; keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots ; celery sticks may help curb your appetite. Reach your goal safely please. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements have permanent long term effects?

Can herbal weight loss supplements have permanent long term effects?

Herbal supplements: There is no way to know the answer to this as herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda. I can tell you that I have seen some terrible effects of herbal supplements (ie acute liver failure) and would never recommend them to anyone as a healthy form of weight loss. ...Read more

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Might weight loss supplements be harmful to teens or children going through puberty?

Might weight loss supplements be harmful to teens or children going through puberty?

Yes: Weight loss supplements are unregulated and can have contaminants, they can have bad interactions, and they can be directly harmful. They often have cardiac side effects. They should be avoided. If a child is obese, consult their pediatrician and perhaps a dietician. ...Read more

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Which type of results have people had from taking mega-t green tea weight loss supplements?

Which type of results have people had from taking mega-t green tea weight loss supplements?

Not so good...: Like so many alternative treatments or products, tradition, theory, hope and anecdotal evidence do not hold up when a formal review of evidence is done. See the excellent answers on weight loss on this site and drink tea because you like it, not for its supposed magical properties. More info: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/greentea?Nav=gsa. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. Randy Baker
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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