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Worked great for me, but you HAVE to modify your diet and get active.
on July 2, 2013
I hold multiple degrees in nutrition and one would think that would be enough to never have a weight problem. Sadly, my weight has always been something I had to work very hard to maintain. In my 20's and early 30's, I worked out religiously. I ran a couple marathons a year, several half marathons, competed in triathlons, etc. I took spin classes, crossfit, Pilates and Yoga regularly. You name it, I probably tried it. I was in great shape, but only because I was very dedicated with both my exercise and my nutrition - it certainly did not come easy. When I entered my late thirties I had twins and became a single mom with full custody overnight. Needless to say, the first year and a half of my twins' life, I struggled to get in the exercise I needed, forget getting in anywhere near as much as I used to. Between the pregnancy and the first 18 months of their life, I gained about 45 pounds. I was eating pretty well - part of an organic neighborhood co-op, eat veggies with almost every single meal, whole grains, lean sources of organic protein, fish, but I was also eating out several times a week due to the time constraints and that coupled with much less exercise, lack of sleep and lots of stress, and well, you can see what happened. It was clear to me I needed some help. Enter the real dose formula. A former colleague of mine whom I used to work with in a clinical setting told me that they were recommending it to their bariatric patients (patients undergoing obesity surgery who had to lose weight and follow a diet prior to having the operation). Most dietitians do not recommend weight loss supplements, we are trained to be very leery of them in fact, but after hearing about this, I did some research of my own on PubMed. I knew from my educational and professional experience that the hormones that RDWLFN1 targets are clinically significant hormones in the fight against obesity and it just made sense to me from a biological and physiological standpoint. I knew my stress level and lack of sleep had played a HUGE role in my weight gain and now that my kids were a bit older, I thought I could get more sleep and handle the stress better, while adding this to my arsenal so I could better manage the hormonal issues I was struggling with. I paired it with a healthy, high fiber, moderate glycemic, 5-meal a day diet and a very intense 6 day/week (approx 6 hours per week) exercise regimen. (I was still in reasonably decent cardiovascular shape as I had been exercising, only not nearly as frequently). Since starting RDWLFN1, I have lost 14 pounds. That is in 5 weeks time. One could argue I would have lost it without the supplement, and they may be right as it would be nearly impossible to know for sure. I do want to point out that before I started it, I was following the same diet and doing a consistent exercise regimen (insanity, jogging and P90 X), yet I only lost 12 pounds in 2 months time (almost 9 weeks). My results are very good, but I am really following a diet plan to the letter, and exercising very intensely, so they may not be replicated very easily. I am just sharing them with you so you can have a frame of reference. This is a real review and I am a real-life person who tried this formula and loves it. I am having great results and believe in this product. I needed all the help I could get because I am returning to work in September and, well, I need to be a healthy weight in my profession. People just don't take you seriously when you are telling them what to eat and how to lose weight if you aren't fit and trim yourself. Hope this review helps!