Hoodia for Weight Loss? - page 2

Have any of you tried this yet? I just dropped $35 at Costco for a bottle of this stuff, which a couple of my co-workers are using for appetite control and weight loss. One of them has lost 79... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    Update:

    I gave up on the hoodia before I finished the bottle. It didn't really do anything for me except make it possible to delay my first meal of the day, and we all know skipping breakfast is not the healthiest way to lose weight. Now I'm just sticking with the basics: I've cut out all concentrated sweets and am watching my carbs (I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes), as well as keeping a log of everything I eat. Keeps me honest! I've dropped 15 lbs. since New Year's, a drop in the bucket compared with what I need to lose, but I'll take it. And I'm not going to waste any more money on diet products, diet books, or diet foods.
  2. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks so much Talka1. I am so glad to hear that you got that great book!!!! I had read so many other books in the past but nothing helped until I got that FAA book which finally answered all of my questions. I finally found out exactly what I needed to do to save myself. I pray that you too will be saved.
  3. by   talka1
    Thank you-much appreciated. I am inspired by your success!
  4. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Update:

    I gave up on the hoodia before I finished the bottle. It didn't really do anything for me except make it possible to delay my first meal of the day, and we all know skipping breakfast is not the healthiest way to lose weight. Now I'm just sticking with the basics: I've cut out all concentrated sweets and am watching my carbs (I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes), as well as keeping a log of everything I eat. Keeps me honest! I've dropped 15 lbs. since New Year's, a drop in the bucket compared with what I need to lose, but I'll take it. And I'm not going to waste any more money on diet products, diet books, or diet foods.
    Good for you!!!!!!
  5. by   I love my cat!
    I've been contemplating trying this.
    For those of you that have taken it, did you have any noticeable adverse side effects?
    The one I am particularly worried about is if Hoodia causes you to become jittery or causes your heart to race. I know side effects are different for everyone, but has anyone stopped using it because it gave you the shakes? That jittery/shakey feeling is why I avoid any OTC diet pills.

    Thanks!!
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    I did have some pretty significant palpitations, which I wonder about because I'd never had ones before that made me feel woozy. That was one of the reasons I quit taking the hoodia, although I didn't get rid of the palpitations until I was put on atenolol BID instead of QD. Luckily, my Holter monitor test results showed nothing ominous..but I'm still glad I stopped taking the hoodia. I won't take it again, that's for sure.
  7. by   iwanna
    If you do get Hoodia, you have to make certain that it is the real deal. They should have the certification seal from Africa. Like I have stated before, it is expensive. I have tried cheaper ones, but they did not work.
    I did not have any s.e. But, you need to make sure there are no added ingredients. It should be 100% hoodia. Some of the hoodia brands have green tea, or other stimulants in them. That is when it gets dangerous. I know that I could never really take any OTC diet aids because of the caffeine content in them. But, pure hoodia worked for me in the past. Sometimes, it takes up to 10 days to work. It needs to build up in your system for some people. It was like that for me. It took about 10 days before I felt any appetite suppression.
  8. by   I love my cat!
    Thanks for your replies!
    I didn't even know there was a 100% Hoodia. I know I would have bought the cheap one with all of the fillers.
    I might try it. I'll have to price it first.....I might be too cheap to fork over the $$$:spin:
  9. by   SteveNNP
    The only difference I noticed was heartburn, "herbal burps" and upset stomach... This was with the genuine African hoodia.

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