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132 of 176 people found the following review helpful
Was good at first
on April 8, 2013
Ok, so I bought this item wanting something to help boost my weight loss since I was dieting and exercising about 6 days a week and measuring out my portion sizes with measuring cups and was stuck at losing only about 1pound a week if I was lucky. The 60 ct. bottle lasted me about 12 days when I took it according to the dosage instructions. When I first started taking them, I'll be honest, I loved it. It really did suppress my appetite and gave me an energy boost so I was able to work out a bit longer without feeling so worn out afterwards. I ate 3 main meals a day and then had 2 small snacks, mainly consisting of a non-fat yogurt for my morning snack and then a gala apple for my p.m snack. Although the bottle says for "best results," eat 3 meals a day, I kept at my 3 main meals and 2 snacks, with a LOT of water intake. I did have to force myself to eat because it suppressed my appetite that much but your body needs food to function so I stayed with my meals. After the first week, I weighed myself and I lost 6.5 lbs. I was happy with that since again, I wasn't having much success with only diet and exercise alone. So I continued taking them and then on my second weigh-in I lost about 5 more lbs. I had been taking the recommended dosage and taking my last dose around 5pm, a good 5 hours before bedtime. Then just recently, the evening I did my second weigh in, the pills turned on me. I felt very restless, tossing and turning and COULD NOT fall asleep no matter what, it was just a HORRIBLE uncomfortable feeling, but thankfully that subsided. When I took my regular morning dosage @ 8 the next morning, I was very jittery just very antsy, my head hurt and I was very dizzy. It was a miracle I got to work because I was very out of it. That feeling lingered with me the rest of the day and I did not take any more of the pills. Since I still have almost a full bottle left, I am thinking about possibly lowering my dosage to 2 pills a day (like I've read in some other reviews) to see if that helps but I won't do that for a while. I'm not saying that it's a horrible product because at first they were working well for me and I was hopeful that they were what I needed to help further my weight loss but somewhere in there, they just didn't agree with my body. Everyone is different, so people will have different reactions to the product but I just wanted to let people know what my experience was.