Friday, March 30, 2012

Raspberry Ketone for Weight Loss

You know I like to keep things simple and easy.  That's just my style.  I usually like to do things the old school way.  Especially about weight loss.  I don't go in for a lot of fads or pills.  I am not one to take chemical stimulants in order to increase my weight loss.  However, I have been hearing more and more people talking about raspberry ketones.  I didn't see it when it aired, but Dr. Oz featured it as the best "miracle fat burner in a bottle".  You can see him talk about it here.  Anyways, it sounds to be all natural and is available from some manufacturers without a bunch of other crap mixed in.

I don't know if it is a gimmick.  From what I have read, it works on rats, but there is not human clinical trial information.  For what it is worth, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence from people that swear that it works.   I am thinking of trying a bottle and seeing what happens.  The Food and Drug Administration list it as safe, so it doesn't sound overly risky.  Of course, I will report my finding here to the group.  But, before I ordered it, I wanted to ask you all if you have had any experience with it?  Has anyone tried it?  If you have heard anything about it, please share with it with us!

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  1. I haven't tried it, and I'd love to know if it works as well.
    Lori

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    1. I will let you know in about a month lol.

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  2. I've heard of it as well but have not heard if it works or not. I had gone to the supplement store to buy some but they were out and the clerk said it had beccome quite popular since Dr. oz's show.

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    1. I think I might try to order some online. They may be out too.

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  3. "Breakthroughs" like this come along all the time. It sounds appealing to people trying to lose weight because it creates the "it will be easy now" mindset. Things like this address the wrong problem. It's our emotional attachment to food/eating that is the problem not our appetite. I am pretty sure that people who take this type of product start paying more careful attention to diet and exercise and attribute any loss to the product. As you can tell, I am not a fan of magic bullets. There is a point at which we must realize that we have to do it ourselves, on our own, our own way, and without products sold by people who want to make money. We cannot depend on something outside ourselves for this.

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    1. Yes and no. I agree with what you say about fads and those that want to make money etc. I am no fan of magic bullets. However, if I have a headache, I am not opposed to taking acetylsalicylic acid from willow bark (aspirin). See, I also believe in chemistry and using tools.

      This had some neat effects on mice after all lol!

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  4. Downsizers. Your awesome! Untill I completely cut out all the manufactured processed pre packed bull-crap my weight loss wasn't happening. Now I'm a new person. I say go natural. Excersise eat what the earth produces... I swear by that.

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    1. I make our meals from scratch and bake our bread at home. I just like to eat too much of my home made meals lol.

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  5. Here's my perspective... if you have to take something (any sort of stimulate chemical or natural) you'll need to keep taking it for the rest of the weight loss journey (EXPENSIVE). Or it can be ineffective, then you're out the money it cost you. There is no short cut except hard work and self control. (not saying you lack those, you do very well).

    The impatient side of me would LOVE to be able to speed up the process. But I need to know that I did this myself and I don't have some sort of product to endorse.

    eat clean. move lots. :)

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    1. Oh thanks, but I assure you I do lack hard work and self control!! Trust me LOL!

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  6. All things like this is just not interesting to me. All the "amazing discoveries" are .. usually just another way to profit on obese people. That's my 2 cents ;)

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  8. I haven't tried it but I have tried other diet pills and from what I have found it that they work to a certain limit but in the end it all depends on the habit that you have developed. It may reduce your appetite or what ever it claims to do but in the end the bad habits you have still win.

    So what I'm trying to say is that it's best to work on changing those bad habits that have been ingrained in us for so long to win the battle of the bulge.

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    1. You are right. I have not ordered it yet. I haven't found one person that has even tried it. I would like to hear some results personally before spending money on it.

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