- Diet & Weight Loss
Weight Loss : Garcinia Cambogia
I've Tried a Variety of Things
I have always been a little bit chunky since I was a teenager. Not overly obese but chubbier than I ever wanted to be. I have had three children and with each child gained 10 pounds. So I am now about 30-40 pounds heavier than I was when I was in high school. I have tried everything and nothing seems to worked. I have a lot of problems with my hips since giving birth and exercise can be very painful for me, to the point where I am in so much pain that I cannot sleep at night. Even long walks can stir up pain. So exercising is hard for me. I try to eat a balanced meal, but I just can't lose the weight. I'm not gaining anymore instead I am just fluctuating between the same five to eight pounds that I had been for the last two years.
I have had my thyroid tested and it has shown that my levels are fine. So what else could I try.
Dr. Oz Recommends Garcinia Cambogia
I saw an episode of Dr. Oz and he was recommending Garcinia Camboiga and Green Coffee Bean Extract. So I decided to give it a try. I used the supplements for a month straight taking the recommended dosages religiously but I felt no different. I lost zero pounds, I didn't feel any more energetic, nothing seemed different.
So I wanted to share my results so other people would save their money and not waste it on these products. I found that the products were a complete waste of money and a lot of the products out there cost upwards of hundreds of dollars.
What Research Says
So stupidly after trying the product and discovering what I already knew in my heart that the product was not a miracle pill, I began doing some research. The truth of the matter is that we do not know a lot of Garcinia Cambogia and it's effects. There have not been enough long term studies down on the supplement to decide if it is safe to take on a long term basis. In fact, web MD only recommends taking the Garcinia Cambogia supplement for a maximum of 12 weeks because no one knows what the long term effects are of the supplement. Individuals are also not recommended to take the supplement if pregnant, breast feeding, on an anti-depressant, or cholesterol drug. If the supplement is all natural and good for our bodies, why are there so many warnings???
The supplement has been known to cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, headache, and diarrhea.
Now an individual can go online and look up Garcinia Cambogia, and it will recommend buying a supplement that has an individual taking 1600mg a day and the supplement should contain 60% HCA. The websites will claim unless you are taking a supplement with 1600mg a day and with 60% HCA you will not get the benefits from the supplement. The supplements with 1600 mg a day and 60% HCA are all over $100. The websites also recommend buying a Garcinia Cambogia supplement which has nothing else in it except for the HCA and Garcinia Cambogia. The websites will say not to buy any supplements with calcium in it because it will counter act the effects of the Garcinia Cambogia. But the truth is. NONE OF IT WORKS. There is no magic pill that has been discovered. If there was everyone would know about it. Just like the ALLY pill, it does more harm than good.
No one knows the true effects of taking these weight loss supplements and I am angry with myself for falling victim to their advertising ruses. I know that they are tempting consumers with their false positive stories and guarantees but when we hear people like Dr. Oz talking about it, we want it to be real.
What Does This All Mean?
The fact is... in the world, overweight people are treated differently. We are treated as if we are a lower sub-species. People call us lazy and slobs. However, many of us are genetically composed to be just slightly overweight. I have always been slightly overweight. I never stuffed my face and shoveled cake and chocolate in my mouth while sitting in front of the television. I was an active person until I had my babies and my hips and pelvic area were displaced from giving birth. I am limited in what I can do, but it doesn't mean I am lazy. I am the exact opposite, I am a very goal oriented person and I work very hard at everything I do. So of course I am willing to try an un-researched supplement to make myself conform more to society's standards, because no one wants to be looked down upon. However, these supplements do not work, they are playing on our needs to fit in. The truth of the matter is if you are slightly chunky or overweight and still healthy, blood pressure is good, heart rate good, etc.. then we should just be happy with who we are.
We have fought for equal rights for various races, genders, and sexual orientation... but everyone seems content to throw a "fat" person under the bus. Many studies have been done on how overweight individuals are treated. The truth of the matter is that overweight individuals are treated worse and with less respect. More research has been done on that than on supplements like Garcinia Cambogia. Just because I'm overweight doesn't mean I don't make more money than you, or that I am not smarter than you, etc... it just means maybe I was genetically predisposed to be this body type.
Opinions of Others
What I would really like is to have real people commenting on this hub. If you have tried something that really worked great for you whether it is a supplement or a certain diet share it with us. I would like this to be a real place where people can share their thoughts on how lose weight or on how to embrace their bodies.
At least on this website we will know that no one is benefiting money wise from any statements that are being made because the truth of the matter is... all the testimonials on diet websites are more than likely fake because the company is looking to make a profit.
Share with us your thoughts!