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I have been desperate to lose weight after having 2 kids, and I’m hearing a lot of success stories with the Garcinia Cambogia weight loss program. Has anyone tried it? Does it really work? Does the garcinia cambogia diet work?

Posted by anon, 29/08/13

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  • Ive never tried it but if you do ,I would like to hear how you go.Ive hear a high protein diet works with no carbs


  • I wouldn’t recommend a fad diet. Most of those diet plans are insanely low calorie. Aim for 1200 calories a day, low sugar and fat and high protein. Couple with some light exercise and the weight will fall off eventually. Good luck in your journey


  • I have never heard of it..but from experience Herbalife is a great product that can be had while breastfeeding/pregnant etc or, the Dukan diet- it works but i wouldnt reccomend as you have no carbs and therefore little energy :) With a mixture of those two i have lost 26 kilos!


  • I have never heard of the diet and being a girl on the size 16-18 side post two boys I’ve discovered the best way to lose weight is basically a lifestyle change. You have to be in the right frame of mind to do it. Slowly making healthy changes and def exercise. I was losing a fair bit of weight but then put weight on without realizing when I moved to a diff area and now I’m pregnant so I’m just eating healthy and having vegies with every meal and doing light exercise.


  • I have never tried it but fad diets tend to be a scam. they probably have a lot of good things in them to help but exercise and diet would be the biggest factor


  • I haven’t heard of this but I have never done a diet. I have always managed my portion sizes and watched what I eat. I continually exercise by running three times a week, playing netball once a week and daily 20min indoor exercises which I follow off workout pro app. This works for me, Good luck I hope you find something that you are satisfied with and works for you.


  • Any Fad diet is not going to help. You need to fix your way of thinking before embarking on a healthy lifestyle change..that’s right a lifestyle change. There is no use losing all of the weight on a diet and then going back to the way you were eating, you will put all of the weight back on and then some.


  • Good nutrition is the key to weight loss as is regular and gentle exercise


  • I have never heard of it, but I think all fad diets are just gimmicks to make you spend your hard earned money. After I had my twins, I had a huge floppy tummy! I just started to exercise a little each day, and carrying and looking after twins was exercise anyway, I also made sure I ate right, and the weight just went. I don’t believe their are any quite tricks to losing weight, it takes a long time to stack it on, and it will take a while to shed it. Good luck on your weight loss journey.


  • I haven’t tried it, but after my second child I joined Lose Baby Weight and bought the smoothies. They did help me lose weight and I found the whole program very motivating. It’s not gimmicky at all, they offer smoothies and meal plans, and lots of support. You can even submit your favourite smoothie recipes and healthy hints/ recipes which I did a few times, and they pay you for them! ( Smoothie of the month is $100 I think and each submission used pays $20) You end up feeling part of a very supportive group I really liked it. I lost 5 kgs in the first month, and 4 kgs the next month, going from 71 kgs down to 63 when I fell pregnant again. I was 60 kgs pre-babies ( I’m on my 3rd now). I still have my smoothies and will be starting up again after my baby is born. Also what really sold me is that it’s 100% breastfeeding friendly and even supports your supply. I was KILLING myself with so much exercise and eating very limited healthy foods and it just was not budging since I was breastfeeding and my body holds it on when I am. I did a LOT of research and this was the best, most affordable, non gimmicky, proven, healthy program you can do from home there is. Go for it I say!


  • I spoke to a friend who said she bought these pills. She said that they did nothing for her, but she also said she wasn’t exercising


  • I lost weight by a calories book from the newsagent a okay put your self on 1500 cals a day walk 30 mins a. Nice quick walk. This is a extra walk to what you would normally do… Okay the ideas is this you can eat what you want till you hit 1500 that’s it for the day. It’s not a lot but here how I did it .. Half a cup of breakfast cereal with half a cup low fat milk a piece of fruit ….lunch a cuppa soup or yogurt. Fruit dinner salmon and salad lots of salad. Fish is good tuna in spring water… Put your meal on a bread and butter plate if a little hungry you know you are doing the right thing…. Water is the key I put chunks of orange in it as I do not like plain water…..


  • I have never tried it, but will check it out now that you have mentioned it..


  • Sounds gimmicky? And it also sounds like anyone using it also watches everything else they eat and increase the amount of exercise they do which is probably the greater help?


  • Thanks for asking this question. I’m always interested in finding out new information about health trends that I haven’t heard of.


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