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7/7/14 4:23 P

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Don't waste money and time on any "cleanse", if you needed to "cleanse", your organs are shutting down on you, and you won't need to lose weight.

See a real, live, dietitian who can work with you to figure out a menu of real foods that you eat and enjoy, in a certain amount to suit you and your own tastes. Don't use the crappy pills, for pete's sakes, it's 2014 people!! We know they are unhealthy scams by now.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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7/7/14 2:49 P

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Just something to think about before plunking down your hard-earned cash for any pill or supplement that promises weight loss.....

If it worked---safely and permanently---we wouldn't have the obesity problem we have today. At best, it will work temporarily while you're using it. On the flip side, it could make you sick. Personally, I never liked the notion of turning all my success or failure over to taking a pill. Some of them promise that you'll lose weight "without changing your diet or exercising!" What happens when you hit goal weight, stop taking the pills, but are still eating the way you always did? You'll gain it all back and then some, and you've learned nothing in the meantime that will help you make the lifestyle changes to KEEP IT OFF.

If you need energy, I'd suggest looking at more natural ways to get it. More/better sleep, better nutrition, and exercise are all ways to up your energy levels. If none of these work, perhaps a trip to the doc is in order. As far as suppressing appetite, quality nutrition delivered at regular intervals is the best way to go. You also need to learn the difference between true hunger, thirst, and that little nagging voice in your head that says "eat, eat, eat" when you're stressed, bored or tired. That voice can be taught to be quiet, in time!!!

It's tough to own the way you look and feel right now, and it's tempting to look for a quick way back. Small changes will add up to big results, if you stick with it.

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7/7/14 11:25 A

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I have only done Advocare and I have done the 24 day cleanse 3 times, the 10 day cleanse once, and a few other of their pills. The 24 day cleanse works to a point, it taught me to be careful with what I eat. I wasn't hungry all the time. I use it when my healthy living gets a little out of control, and I need to get back on track. The 10 day cleanse was not enough time to get my unhealthy eating back under control so I wouldn't do that again. I tried their control pill and fiber pill and didn't really see a result. If you are already on track with your lifestyle change, I wouldn't recommend any of these products as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle, but if you need a start, just do the 10 day cleanse pack, the MNS Max pack, and the Spark in the tub. No need to order the 24 day pack together since its more expensive. You don't need the Omegaplex because its in the MNS Max packs, the breakfast drinks are OK, but you can make a better smoothie for breakfast at home, and the Spark they give you isn't worth the price since it's only 14 packs versus getting the tub which will last longer and is a better price per serving. Also, the Peaches and Cream cleanse tastes better then the citrus given in the 24 day pack.



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7/5/14 1:45 A

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Every medication, even over the counter ones have side effects. There are several medications available by prescription that can suppress your appetite and help you lose weight.

You should talk to your doctor about medications that might help you lose weight if that is what you want to do. And the two of you need to decide if the risks outweigh the benefits. I don't think there is a safe, effective OTC medication. I think most of them are gimmicks and the only weight you will lose is from your wallet.


There is nothing wrong, immoral or illegal in deciding to use weight loss medications.

You will still need to learn how and what to eat, to break the cycle of emotional eating and start/continue an exercise program.

It's always easy to say that we just need to eat right. If it was as easy to do as it is to say we would all be slim and healthy. We all know what we need to do. Doing it is hard, especially when you feel hungry all of the time.






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7/3/14 10:51 P



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The supplements you mentioned all have 2 things in common.

1) They're just based on caffeine. Sometimes they list it under several different names, but the main ingredient in them is caffeine. It'll give you a little energy, but a cup of tea or coffee would give you the same energy PLUS some antioxidants, and you would know what dose of caffeine you're getting every time. Supplements can vary wildly; one capsule or tablet might hardly have any, while another in the same bottle could have an overdose. Not to mention that the fanciest coffee you can find in the supermarket would cost a tiny fraction of what these supplements cost.

2) They're all part of multilevel marketing "systems." Check out their websites; they tell you more about the "business opportunity" than about the product. That's because these companies don't make their money by making and selling a product; they generate income for the people at the top by charging other people to sell the product for them!

The best way to suppress appetite and feel more energy is by doing some mild exercise-- walking is enough to start-- and eating healthier food. More fruit and vegetables, whole grains in place of white flour, less sugar and salt. The second best way is with a controlled source of caffeine that also provides phytonutrients, like tea or coffee. Green tea is the one you've probably heard of and the one with the most antioxidants, but if you don't like it, regular black tea is very nearly as good for you.

If you really, really feel that you need a pill or other "diet" product, get something that's sold at drug stores or grocery stores. You're slightly less likely to get something harmful that way, and most importantly, you won't have to worry about getting sucked into a pyramid sales scheme. If you decide you don't want it anymore, you can just quit buying it. Walgreens won't get upset and start calling you in tears and saying, "But I thought we were FRIENDS!!!!"
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7/3/14 10:39 P

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I think weight loss pills are dangerous! Be careful!

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

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"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"


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I think weight loss pills are dangerous! Be careful!

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"


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7/3/14 1:09 P

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I have heard of all of them and tried everything under the sun when I was younger. I can promise you that sure it will work for a short while but until you just make up your mind to change it is just a temporary fix.
Eat clean and count calories. If you eat clean you can almost eat all day long because fresh fruits and vegetables aren't high in calories. I love food and I love fast and convenient food so I know how hard this is. It just takes planning one day a week for the whole week. Your health is worth taking the 3 hours or so one day to be prepared for the week.
I am on week 2 of eating clean and haven't been hungry. I have stayed within my calorie range and just feel better all around.


Starting this journey over again. Lost quite a bit during divorce almost 5 years ago and have allowed myself to gain it all back by not weighing myself daily and recording what I eat.
God gives me the strength every day to face all obstacles.


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Hello,

Here is an article that we have in our resource center - if you haven't had a chance to check it out, you may want to spend a moment and read it.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=510


Be well,
Kelly

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7/3/14 1:03 P

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I haven't heard of any of these. My experience with weight loss pills is that they don't work though and can be dangerous. I tried a Brazillian fat burner that caused heart palpitations.



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7/3/14 12:52 P

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Needing some advice on these products or similar that you may have tried and worked for you. I am looking for appetite suppressant and energy. Wondering what the staying power of the products you use or have tried. Have you found an alternative to these products that may be cheaper or found in stores?

Thanks in advance!



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