Fat Burners?

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Fat Burners?

Postby vegasmedifast » July 5th, 2007, 7:33 am

I'm sure know the answer to this but I wanted to get some feedback...

Can you take fat burners while on Medifast or will that throw things off? I have a bottle of SlimQuick and I really want to take some for 3 reasons...

1) It burns fat quickly (as does Medifast)
2) It suppresses appetite.
3) It has caffiene and I need a boost since I'm avoiding coffee (I love it with cream and sweetners).

Has anyone considered this? I probably won't take it but like I said, just looking for feedback.

Thanks!
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Postby bikipatra » July 5th, 2007, 9:21 am

I looked it up and it basically looks like speed to me. Do you really believe if there were a pill that REALLY burned fat there would be fat people? It is only 29.99 a bottle. It will certainly provide energy and maybe that will make you exercise more and then burn fat but it doesn't even claim to burn fat on its own.
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agreed

Postby vegasmedifast » July 5th, 2007, 9:27 am

I totally agree about the "magic pill" thing - of course not. The problem is that people need to stick to healthy eating plans and exercise and then maybe the pills can help surpress appetite and enhance the weight loss.

It does seem like speed. I'm not going to use it.
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Re: agreed

Postby bikipatra » July 5th, 2007, 9:29 am

vegasmedifast wrote:I totally agree about the "magic pill" thing - of course not. The problem is that people need to stick to healthy eating plans and exercise and then maybe the pills can help surpress appetite and enhance the weight loss.

It does seem like speed. I'm not going to use it.

Probably a good idea:
Keep out of reach of children. This product contains a significantly potent methylxanthine (i.e., caffeine and caffeine-like stimulants) mixture, in excess of 200 mg per regular 2 capsule serving. Not intended for persons under 18 years of age. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, have heart disease or thyroid disease, hypertension, are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor or are allergic to chocolate. Consult your physician before use, especially if you are sensitive to stimulants. For occasional use only. If you have a medical condition, or are taking any prescription drug, consult your physician before using this dietary supplement
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Postby Mike » July 5th, 2007, 10:20 am

I would avoid the pills. We have appetite suppression shakes that contain Citrimax. Also, soy is a natural appetite suppressant. If that is your worry then have more of the soy products temporarily until you are passed the appetite phase.
As for the caffeine, you can have 3 caff drinks per day (we use half and half and SF syrups made with splenda.

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Postby KellyC » July 5th, 2007, 12:32 pm

I use green tea tablets, that are supposed to do the same thing but are organic. (I originally started them because I needed the antioxidants)


When I first started MF in April, I found I needed a boost around mid afternoon.. when I started the green tea tablets, I didn't need the caffeine anymore... and I could sleep at night.
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if you are having afternoon fatigue

Postby Joy » July 5th, 2007, 10:54 pm

Have you tried the bars in the early afternoon 2-3ish? It may give you a bigger boost because of the extra carbs and if you have eaten you may not be hungry?

Also you may want to increase you water?

Just my 2cents,
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Postby bikipatra » July 6th, 2007, 1:42 am

When I first started MF I was on Phentermine, prescribed by my doctor. I wrote about it in my journal at the time. It works for many people, hence the reason it is sold illegally without a prescription on the internet at a hefty price. As I am sure Mike can explain, it is a few molecules away from being an amphetamine and is considered a controlled substance. It's the "real deal" compared to all these drugs on the market that claim incresed energy and no hunger. I stopped taking it after a month because I didn't feel it was helping my weight loss, it has a potential for dependence and I am high enough on life as it is. Also I was taking so many meds to stabilize my mood, I thought it wasn't helping. When I stopped I had no rebound effect of my appetite returning. Medifast was enough to make me not hungry.
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VEGAS!!!

Postby gillian » July 9th, 2007, 8:54 pm

Holy Toledo! Could there be another in Vegas???????
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Hi Vegas...

Postby gillian » July 11th, 2007, 9:03 pm

???????
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Postby Mike » July 12th, 2007, 12:15 pm

There could gillian.... ;)

As for the ideas regarding the pills. I think you have lots of great advice here. If you feel the need for something in addition to the medifast, then try some natural things like green tea with hoodia. I would avoid anything that has miracle claims like this. Medifasts claims of weigh loss come from the balanced nutrition that the program provides in following the plan. This claims weight loss through other means, in addition to exercise (which is always good).
I guess I've tried a number of "miracle" pills that I am always skeptical of these types of things.
I am however, all for supplemental things to assist in proper nutrition.

So, I hope that all of these things that we have all said help in your decision.
Let us know how you are doing. :mrgreen:
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