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Weight Loss Supplements: Fact or Fiction?

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BDCALC

2/12/2008 2:11:27 PM

I really liked this article- SUZYQGLAD is right on the mark- those "cortisol reducers" can be very dangerous because they are so misleading and can prevent people with real illnesses from getting help.

LADYJOJAYE

2/9/2008 4:58:00 PM

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Excellent article - I especially liked the listing of the real harmful ones. Thanks

SLBOWMAN

1/28/2008 2:21:43 PM

Thanks for this article, it is really easy to get caught up in the hype, especially when commercials show before and after photos of slim, while defined physiques. I'm tired of throwing my money away for these fads and gimmicks.

SLBOWMAN

1/28/2008 2:18:36 PM

Thanks for this article, it is really easy to get caught up in the hype, especially when commercials show before and after photos of slim, while defined physiques. I'm tired of throwing my money away for these fads and gimmicks.

CARLI_MAE

1/28/2008 9:47:17 AM

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Good information for anyone who feels tempted and desperate. I long ago came to the conclusion that chasing all these claims was a waste of time, money, and downright dangerous. So except for a multivitamin/mineral supplement, a balanced B-Complex, and the Cal/Mag/D recommended by my Dr., that's it -- just enough to make up for the imbalances and insufficient amounts in the food I eat. Why bother going to an M.D., paying for his/her services, and then turning around, second guessing, & lying to them when they ask you if you're taking anything else?

SHARAMARIE

1/19/2008 10:45:52 AM

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Weight loss is a money making business. My thought process is that I didn't pay anyone or take any pill to gain weight so I am certainly not going to pay someone or take harmful pills to lose my weight. A positive lifestyle change is forever...a pill is temporary, very costly, and often has harmful side effects.

SUZYQGLAD

1/15/2008 8:24:27 AM

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It scares me to see products like Cortislim on the market. I have an endocrine disorder due to a pituitary brain tumor, which caused massive weight gain before diagnosed. I am on a lifetime regimen of Cortisol because my pituitary does not produce it. Had I ordered one of these products for weight loss rather than consult with my physician, there could have been disasterous consequences! The endocrine system requires a very fine-tuned balance of hormones that even specialists struggle to maintain in their patients. Stay away from those drugs!

SNAROL

1/13/2008 9:21:20 PM

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It really is a shame how companies get away with misleading the public!

GABSTER26

1/12/2008 7:13:17 AM

I have always wondered about products that are promoted with such vigour.

I have a theory about such products or services.....if they have to be promoted with all that enthusiasm and positive ( push!!) hype then they are probably nothing more than money making products...

and as the old saying goes....if it sounds too good to be true....it probably is!!

there are snake oil pushers on every corner .......beware!!

DESTINATION~HOT

1/5/2008 9:19:19 AM

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Great article!
I think it sheds some light on the inability of any supplement or pill to make the changes in lifestyle that "must" take place to see any long term progress. I am thankful that it didn't take me a real long time to get that my solution to my weight were not found in these kinds of things.

MOM1014

1/4/2008 8:03:47 AM

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Very informative. Backed up my conclusions that most supplements do more harm than good. I certainly won't be tempted by the promises. This is big business isn't it?
Now certainly not for me.

REBEL1967

1/1/2008 8:45:10 PM

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I really liked the article . I guees Diet and increasing cardio and exercise.

CHRISTINE665

12/29/2007 3:13:13 PM

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Excellent article! Too often, we look for a magic bullet to either cure or speed along the resolution of our weight issues. This article was very informative and provided warnings about health concerns that are not readily announced by the product makers. This is a must read for anyone considering taking weight loss 'supplements'.

LOVINGMEME

11/23/2007 9:08:48 AM

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Very informative article.
It's good to know what to be aware of and especially for those who will try anything on the market to lose weight. As for myself I've always been a bit concerned about mixing these over the counter products with any medications that I'm taking. People have a tendency to advise you to try everything on the market to help you to lose weight. If they worked the whole world would know about it and it would be the hottest selling product on the market today.
Thanks for the article.

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