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This Product Works! Measured results are detailed Below. I will cycle use of this product. Updated 11/07/13
on June 6, 2013
UPDATE ==== 11/07/13
Try the following shake four, five, six, or seven mornings per week to help lose weight:
-> BarnDad's FiberDX - Fiber/Protein (1/2 scoop = half serving)
-> Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Protein (1/2 scoop = half serving)
-> (If water) Performance Hybrid Carb Complex Optimal Muscle Glycogen Formula - Complex Carbs (2 scoops = 1/2 serving)
-> (If milk or water) Cytosport - Cytocarb Ii powder - Complex carbs (2 scoops = 1/2 serving)
Mix with a glass of 1% milk (or water) as soon as you wake up in the morning. Use this drink and take a high quality multi-vitamin such as Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men or Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women. NOTE: One-A-Day, Centrum and basically any multi-vitamin sold at the grocery stores are of low quality and do not absorb well. Vitamin stores sell much higher quality multi-vitamins that absorb well which are also available via Amazon.Com. Please Google or Yahoo search "MultivitaminGuide Reviews of top 100 multivitamins".
If you workout take this shake again after your workout. I place the powders together with a spoon in a thermos (with no liquids) and leave it in the car next to a bottle of water. After the gym I sit in my car and mix the shake with water and drink it before I drive off.
Muscle burns fat even while you sleep. Protein provides building blocks for muscle tissue. Complex carbs fuel the muscle building process. Fiber disposes of undigested waste, keeps you full, and helps regulate your sugar by lowering sugar spikes. The multi-vitamin provides the nutrients.
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I am a 6'2" male. BEFORE this product I was able to go from 227 to 208 over several months. For the life of me I could not get below 208. Then I went to 210 and have been stuck there for the past two or three months. My goal is 200 (+ or - 2 Lbs).
I began using this product four days ago and it is actually helping me to lose weight! I saw results the morning of Day 2!!! I have been weighing myself almost every morning before breakfast for over ten years. For the past two or three months every morning I have weighed 209.4 - 210.8 lbs. Four days ago I weighed myself Monday morning (210 lbs) then took my first pill.
My actual weight changes after taking this product:
Day 1 (June 3rd Monday morning) - 210 Lbs
Day 2 (Tuesday morning) - 208.6 Lbs (extremely thirsty so drinking more water)
Day 3 (Wednesday morning) - 207.8 Lbs (very thirsty so drinking more water)
Day 4 (Thursday morning) - 206.9 Lbs (thirsty so drinking more water)
Day 5 (Friday morning)(today) - 206 Lbs (thirsty so drinking more water)
Thus far I have lost four pounds in five days without overhauling my lifestyle!!! This is unbelievable! I feel fine except for minor side effects the first three days that I have notated below. I give this product five stars and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Based on the current trend (that I actually intend to slow down a bit) I suspect I can reach my goal of 200 Lbs in another week. However, extremely rapid weight loss is actually bad for your health and can be dangerous in some instances if you already have underlying health issues.
Day 1 (Monday) I felt somewhat drugged. It felt as though I had taken a muscle relaxer. So I received the opposite of "additional energy"
Day 2 (Tuesday) I had a slight headache which I attribute to this product. Didn't feel as drugged as Monday.
Day 3 (Wednesday) no headache but feel just a little bit off of my game. Feel very relaxed (that slightly drugged feeling). My reflexes seem slightly diminished.
Day 4 (Thursday) Felt 100% normal. except now I've been using the bathroom (#2) more than usual. Very slight case of diarrhea but nothing crippling.
Day 5 (today) I feel completely normal. No sign of the previous minor side effects.
Losing weight without overhauling my current, healthy lifestyle. I still workout the same amount of time and still eat my healthy meals.
Appetite is somewhat suppressed. I notice I don't crave snacks as often between meals. I now eat one snack bar where I would normally crave for two.
I do not feel jittery at all as one sometimes will when taking diet pills. My heart rate is the same as any other day. I don't feel anxious or irritable.
The effects appear to last around 10 - 12 hours day. I eat breakfast and take the pill around 8:00 AM.I am very in tune with my body and can often detect the slightest of changes. I can feel this product still working into the mid/late evening. By the time it feels like it has totally worn off. I don't go to bed until 11 PM or so. By that time I am ready to eat my bedtime snack which is typically a small bowl of Fiber One cereal.
I do not notice any "peaks" or "valleys" throughout the day. There is no "crash" that I can detect with this product. The "slightly "sluggish" feeling remained constant with no deviation in intensity throughout the first 3 days until the evening when the product effectively dissipates from my system.
My workouts go as they normally do. I may have detected a little extra "drive" in my workout because of this product (not sure). I have been able to finish my last sets with less effort (or so it feels). It is too close to judge though.
I am amazed at how quickly this product impacted my weight. I saw measurable results the very next day following my first use. Although I do not like the slightly sluggish feeling I felt the first few days as well as the minor headache on day 2, the benefit of finally moving toward my weight goals far "outweigh" the minor side effects I noted. I think my body had to go through a mild, adjustment period.
I am a huge skeptic of diet products but this one is actually delivering for me. I DO RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT but not for extended use.
CONSIDER CYCLING USE OF THIS PRODUCT - (5 days ON 2 days OFF or 4 days ON 3 days OFF)
1) Extremely rapid weight loss is not healthy and can be dangerous. It takes years to gain weight so don't rush to lose it.
2) Your body adapts to new things by altering internal functions. Cycling off the product allows your body to function normally and rebalance itself.
3) Gives your kidneys and liver a break along with other processes impacted by this product.
4) Will prevent your body from adapting to accommodate this product. So when you quit using it for good it won't be as much of a shock to your system.
5) Professional bodybuilders cycle their supplements for similar reasons.
NOTE: Cycling may not be necessary to do but it is a common practice with other suppliments that have a major impact on the human body.
UPDATE (7/22/13) - I have been "cycling" this product in order to allow my system to return to its version of normal for a day or two. I used this product every day for four to five days. Then I did not use it for two or three consecutive days. My "off" cycle was Saturday, Sunday, and sometimes Monday. I did this until the bottle was empty. I did see a 1 pound gain for every 2 to 3 pounds that I lost. My lowest measured weight was 201.3 Lbs. That is only because I pigged out on pizza a couple of times as well as chips.
I ran out of this product two or so weeks ago. I ordered a second bottle which is scheduled to arrive this week. I am currently 203 lbs and now would like to reach 198 lbs which is very doable thanks to this product without drastically adjusting my mostly healthy lifestyle.
Once I achieve 198 lbs I will cycle off this product with the assumption that I will regain 2 or 3 pounds a couple of weeks after I fully stop taking this product.
UPDATE (10/08/13) - Stopped using this product 2/3rds through second bottle (couple of months ago). Bottomed out at 201lbs. Additional use did not effect any change so I discontinued use. I am still amazed by this product for getting me down to 201. I regained 1 of the 10 pounds that I lost and that was it. I later started taking Creatine to increase my weight lifting. A known side effect of Creatine is weight gain due to water retention in the muscles. I went back up to 210 (but waist remained slimmer). When I cycled off Creatine my weight dropped down to 205 (not 202). The extra weight is muscle. I eat very healthy but I'm not a health extremists.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND not going through continuous bottles of this product. If you can't resist doing so take at least two weeks off between bottles. If you lose 15 pounds and gain back 5 that is still great! I had a two bottle limit. If you take a short break your wallet, stomach, liver, and kidneys (to name a few) will thank you.
EAT MORE FIBER - ex: High Fiber Oat Bran Cereal. I add cinnamon, honey, and flaxseed meal to my cereal - Baked sweet potato (I eat half of one) - dark green romaine lettuce - fiber one cereal -so forth. Look for enjoyable ways to increase your fiber intake. Honey, cinamon and high fiber foods often taste well together. Coconut oil goes well with fiber too. Personal tastes of course.
PROTEIN POWDER - Buy a good quality protein powder. Drink 20 - 25mg with water first thing in the morning. Protein builds muscle. Muscle burns fat. Give your body the tools to naturally burn fat for you. If you are a little active your body needs .5mg (or so) per pound. So if you weigh 150lbs, your body needs 75mg per day. Quality powdered protein is a great way to help meet your protein needs without the unwanted calories.
COMPLEX CARB POWDER - Excessive protein without carbs impacts your PH. Your muscle and bone tissue then release calcium to balance your PH. Average carb-to-proytein ratio is 2:1. 2 grams of complex carbs for every 1 gram of protein. The complex carbs I use are not the weight gainer products. They are listed near the top of this review.
WALKS - short daily 15 minute good pace walk does wonders (on days you don't exercise).
WATER - I don't drink soda or juice (I actually love water). Try to cut down on beer, juice, and soda as much as possible. I drink wine once every other week or so.
CARBS ARE NOT EVIL - Excessive simple carbs are bad - complex carbs are good (not in excess) - people consume thousands of simple carbs and gain weight. Then extremists label carbs as evil. Excessive ANYTHING is bad for you. Excessive exercise damages joints yet no one calls exercise evil. Complex carbs digest slowly and is your body's fuel source.
FADS ARE EVIL (well at least bad for you) - Each decade a different food or food type is labeled as deadly by some group of people and to be avoided at all cost. Ignore ALL extreme views and fads when it pertains to what you eat. Generally those who initiate these extreme views are either out to make a buck or feel an overwhelming desire to act like they know something without doing the proper research. I live by the monthly 80/20 rule. Up to 80% healthy food and exercise coupled with 20% of whatever I feel like enjoying. Please note I really enjoy the 80% too but the 20% is solely based on what will put the biggest smile on my face. It may happen to be something that is healthy or it may be chocolate ice cream. It just depends on my heart's desire during those moments that make up 20% of my monthly intake. The other 80% (or so) of eating I am more focused on health and pleasure vs only pleasure.