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TRUETOME160 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/12/12 9:31 P

I've watched Dr. Oz since he began his first he was ok. He recomended moderation, had examples of a healthy diet and junk to stay away from. Dr. Roison from the Cleveland Clinic often assisted in his weight loss segment. Since Oz has taken over Oprah time slot, its seems to be all about pills and supplements to lose Is he getting kickbacks to promote them?!. So of course a person will lose spending big money on all those supplements and not food.

COLEMANSR Posts: 22,466
7/12/12 4:55 P

I am so glad I found first. I hear and read about all kinds of things that will help lose weight. The true way is to pick the right exercise for you ( Coach Nicole is great), eat the right amount of calories( keep track faithfully) and love yourself and love others with help and encouragement. . Feel free to visit my page anytime. (LOL) I have kept it off for 5 years now. I do have to continue to exercise for the stomach. Have faith Ladies it (Sparkpeople) works.

CHIPLEY_FL SparkPoints: (0)
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6/30/12 9:34 P

I picked up some at walmart today. I have lost the old fashion way, but I am at a point that I need a little crutch to get me back on track with my food.

PEPPER22 Posts: 60
6/26/12 10:26 A

I've been using them for about a week. I don't know if they are helping me lose weight directly, but indirectly I have not binged (or felt the need to) and they do not make me jittery like any of the diet pills I have tried in the past. I am using them as a short term aid to help me break some bad habits :) I do recommend reducing your caffeine intake while using these.

LINDYLOO49 Posts: 546
6/1/12 9:38 P

Really? I shall try it.

SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
6/1/12 9:34 P

I bought them on Amazon and used them for 2 months and didn't do a thing. Please be considerate of your wallet. The only thing that works is good healthy eating and exercise. There is no magic pill like I thought!

IMCHRISTSCHILD SparkPoints: (43,488)
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6/1/12 9:15 P

No, I haven't, but I suggest you do your research. I found that there are additives in raspberry ketones that may not be good for you. Since Dr. Oz has been talking about supplements, most of the health food stores and markets have been stocking their shelves and making a lot of money. They regularly check his website to see what he discussed and then place their orders. I wonder if Dr. Oz is endorsing certain supplements and getting paid for them..As I said, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!! A lot of stores will check Dr. Oz's website to see what he had on for the week and then order those supplements to sell. They usually sell out!! Also, these stores have sections in the front of the store with a display of Dr. Oz or Dr. Oz Says... Makes you wonder.

Edited by: IMCHRISTSCHILD at: 6/1/2012 (21:20)
MCFITZ2 Posts: 13,467
6/1/12 8:51 P

There is no "miracle" drug to make you lose weight or burn fat

BLONDONE62 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/1/12 6:30 P

Hi. Anything raspberry fmavored sounds good to me, but I don't know about that. Seems like lots of water, exercise, and eating what your body needs works best, but it's hard to do.HmmMmm. Maybe I shoud flavor my water with raspberry.

6/1/12 6:24 P

Unfortunately I did by the raspberry ketones. The only thing they did for me was make me hot and sweaty. They also made me nauseated when I tried to exercise. I was on them for a month with no weight loss at all. I plan on tossing what I have left and going the traditional way of diet and exercise. I need to move more.

PAMELA2379 Posts: 525
5/4/12 8:46 A

I think that if your body is deficient in a vitamin or mineral then it can hinder weight loss. I was deficient in potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, etc... and was tired and not hungry ( was doing the starve, binge, starve, binge thing), wasn't getting enough calories and had NO energy for anything...then of course my metabolism was slow....also poor diet was causing deficiencies in other nutrients too. So, I take supplements and it has helped me. I know potassium, etc... is not making me lose weight, good food and exercise are but, sometimes pills help get you to a place you feel like exercising. I wouldn't take anything without researching it first and then seeing if you really need it! A simple blood test can tell you what you are deficient in. Maybe the things Dr. Oz is selling did help some people, but that doen't mean it's a miracle drug or that it will help you :)

SARAH4543 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/4/12 8:12 A

Raspberry Ketone -
I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.

4/27/12 8:45 P

I'm impressed with Geekling's clear analysis; still I am always curious. although it is poisonous doesn't mean small quantities aren't helpful .. love those cyanide almonds and what is it in the lima beans?

MERESGED Posts: 1,025
4/27/12 8:28 P

wrong board sorry

Edited by: MERESGED at: 4/27/2012 (20:29)
REDVELVET21 Posts: 1,826
4/15/12 8:08 A

The reason why Dr. oz shows so many different things to help people along the way is because different things work for different people. Plus the pills aren't for you to use long term but for 6 weeks at the most. They are to aid you, and you are still suppose to exercise and eat right! Nothing can replace that. Plus once you get to your goal weight, there is maintenance you have to stick to in order to stay slim, or else you will gain the weight back!

CRYSTALDANCER SparkPoints: (97,758)
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4/4/12 11:25 A

As a "Dr." I wish Dr. Oz would just tell the truth. The only way to lose weight or keep it off is a healthy diet and exercise. My doctor has told me that year after year at my physical. Whether I chose to listen to him or not was on me. I'm so happy I have a doctor that tells me the TRUTH.

GODDREAMDIVA1 SparkPoints: (333,641)
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4/4/12 9:50 A

Saving my money and doing it the hard (encercise) and natural (God Made) way. Thanks!

Dr. Oz use to be he's go to the ....

4/3/12 5:07 P

I saw that show. Dr. Oz has become a peddler. I used to be proud of not falling for gimmicks, especially, every new weight loss pill that comes along. But, the guy has power. I looked up raspberry ketone.

GNC carried it but had sold out after this show. When they got some more in, I got the last bottle. Lucky me. I always think the same about these gimmicks. I only took it twice - I should take some more and give it a chance; I've already spent the money.

I just hope it's harmless.

SFREY217 SparkPoints: (121,790)
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4/2/12 6:24 P

Thanks for the info and opinons

MMNICKS SparkPoints: (47,820)
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4/2/12 11:43 A

I think the only way to really lose weight is to eat less and exercise more!

ANARIE Posts: 13,111
4/2/12 11:33 A

"said it's a natural fat burner that has no side effects....
They said it's not a miracle pill, but if your going to use fat burners use this one , because it's all natural..."

That's an important quote. "If you're going to use fat burners, use this one." He's not saying it will work. He's actually doing what I would do if I had a loved one who was insisting on using a fat burner-- steer them to one that's less harmful. None of them work, but some have huge doses of caffeine, or things like bitter orange that act like an amphetamine or an ephedrine but haven't been banned yet. He should have said, "Don't bother with fat burners; they're ineffective and can be dangerous." But if he doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to completely do the right thing, then "If you're going to take one, take this harmless one" is the next best thing.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/1/12 11:28 P

Animal studies show fat loss after taking the supplement.
Supported by Dr. Oz.

No clinical studies on humans are available.
One human study showed no significant weight loss (not published.)

Save you money- Dr Oz is paid to okay crap..

BRIANPILGRIM SparkPoints: (21,587)
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3/31/12 8:19 A

The natural fat burner is excercise. Really, look at the technological complexity of the world we live in and now look at the problem with obesity. Don't you think if there were genuinly a fat burning something there would be billions made off it this very second? The false hope industry is already busily making billions off people who are desprate to lose weight easily. Spark People gives away the one thing that works for free, track your calories, excercise and learn to eat healthy.

JOHNSONE4 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/31/12 7:38 A

I loved reading the responses...don't think I'll go out and spend the money, maybe just eat better.

GIGI_SINGS SparkPoints: (48,908)
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3/31/12 3:13 A

Started taking it about a month ago after seeing it on Dr. Oz. So far, no real results.

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3/31/12 2:29 A


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3/30/12 11:28 P

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ANNEV2012 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/30/12 11:04 P

If Dr. Oz is touting it, I'd avoid it like the plague...the guy is a phony

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,303
3/30/12 7:22 P

It may haelp somewhat in boosting the metabolism but it is no substitute for good eating and fitnss exercise.

HOPEINGOD145 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/30/12 7:19 P

I wonder sometimes if Dr. OZ gets a kick back for all the supplements in recommends.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
3/30/12 7:12 P

I took Bob Harper's fat burners and they are all natural. I took them for 2 months and the only thing that got skinny was my wallet.

3/30/12 4:58 P

I wonder if there is anything in there that would react with medications that one might be taking. emoticon

KYLA9493 Posts: 377
3/30/12 4:20 P

I always get sucked into these things... I bought a bottle.. today is only the first day so I'll see how it goes. I don't think it will replace diet and exercise at all, I'm not looking for a magic pill. I am willing to do the work. My problem is, I work out and eat well and don't ever really see a difference. I'm just looking for something to give me a push. And from what I hear, that's what this is meant to be. Something just to help you along, while still dieting and exercising.
My diet is not perfect, but I don't eat out, I make everything I can at home, and I work out 2-3 days a week. Hopefully this helps me to see some results. It gets really frustrating to try so hard and see little to know results.

MSLORETTA3 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/17/12 6:43 P

Please let me know if it really works. I try and try but I can't seem to lose weight.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,749
2/9/12 6:39 A

I love Dr. Oz but he sure toots alot of supplements. If you took them all you'd spend all your money and all your day taking pills. Just eat the right foods.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
2/8/12 10:08 P

yes u can get the same results eating raspberries but the trainer said you'd have to eat 90lbs of them hahaha and she said you'd end up gaining weight and all that sugar wouldn't be good for you....

IRIESAADI SparkPoints: (0)
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2/8/12 10:01 P

I've never trusted Dr. Oz. He seems to sell fear.

SUZANA911 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/8/12 9:24 P

I think i am going to try ... if is natural..
I am trying to exercise 2 times a week! Let's see if that helps.. ?

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 16,342
2/8/12 1:48 P

I wonder if you could get the same result eating raspberries?

I don't believe a thing Dr. Oz says. He seems to jump on every bandwagon out there.

LOCKIE33 Posts: 2
2/8/12 11:13 A

yes please let me no about the raspberry keystone

LOCKIE33 Posts: 2
2/8/12 11:01 A

im so proud of u chuck, this make me feel like i can do what your doing, i need to lose weight bad im too over weight what r u doing please tell me

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,303
2/7/12 6:36 P

I look at is as a Fad trying to replace exercise.

GETNFITGUY SparkPoints: (23,650)
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2/7/12 3:37 P

Best way to lose fat and weight is simply a mathematical equation.

(Your BMR + Calories Burned) - Calories Eaten = Net Loss/Gain in Calories.
If the right side of the equation is a negative number, you will lose weight. The larger the negative number, the faster you will lose.

You need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose 1lb of fat.

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,639
2/7/12 3:05 P

If Dr. Oz recommends something, I generally know that means I need to do more research. He's a sensationalist.

Eat healthy food, exercise, drink water, sleep enough. There's a fat burner for you, and it doesn't cost any more than you spend on food.

I'd also like to mirror GEEKLING's statement: there are a million natural products out there that would kill you in five minutes without making you lose an ounce. I'm not saying raspberry ketone falls into that category, but it's also not a legitimate reason to assume that it's safe and effective.

GEEKLING Posts: 601
2/7/12 2:59 P

Just because it's 'all natural' does not mean that it is harmless.

Nicotine is all natural. Cyanide is all natural, Arsenic is all natural. Scopolamine is all natural. Taipoxin is all natural. Even dihydrogen monoxide is completely natural.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (200,104)
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2/7/12 2:50 P

There is no "miracle" drug to make you lose weight or burn fat. This is just another gimmick.

NIMIRRA137 SparkPoints: (9,702)
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2/7/12 2:27 P

My father told me about seeing the Dr. Oz show about it. I'm curious to check it out but leery at the same time. I have been working out twice a week with a trainer and then also working out a 3rd day and have drastically changed my eating habits to healthier eating but I'm still struggling to lose weight. I'm tempted to try this to see if it'll give me a kick start but I also worry that it's just a scam. Just because some guy on TV says it's good doesn't mean you can trust him. He is paid to promote different products I'm sure.

Hopefully someone has tried it and has some actual input/knowledge about it.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/6/12 11:11 P

Just another way to seperate people from their hard earned cash.. Keep being a sceptical consumer.. The only fat burner that is tried and true is eating clean and moving ass more..

MERLE641 Posts: 293
2/6/12 9:56 P

I saw that today too. Ordered it online along with the white kidney bean capsules and the red clover tea. We'll see what happens...

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
2/6/12 9:29 P

I was watching Dr. Oz today and they were talking about Raspberry Ketone, just wondering if anyone has used it.... said it's a natural fat burner that has no side effects....
They said it's not a miracle pill, but if your going to use fat burners use this one , because it's all natural... emoticon

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