By Jay Hatfield
A review of any diet plan or system will have some pros and some cons to it, and I want to share the results and review of a few of them below. I am listing my successes with each of the diets below, as well as my comments on each based on my experience and research of each of them.
1. Hoodia: I lost 28 pounds but felt jittery and nervous most of the time while I was taking Hoodia. My research about Hoodia is that it does work for a short time for most people, but it is very important to consult your doctor prior to taking any supplement. I stopped taking it after feeling so nervous most of the time while taking it.
2. Sensa: I actually gained weight while I was on Sensa, and when I tried to return it, it was almost impossible to do. In my research of others with this product, they seemed to have the same problem which I had. However, I have also found some people who say it works for them, but I could never talk to them to find out more about how they felt about the product either. If you do purchase this system and you want to return it, make sure you follow the rules exactly and make sure you send it with a delivery confirmation.
3. Weight Watchers: I lost weight with Weight Watchers all three of the times I joined them. I lost an average of 43 to 58 pounds each time. The meetings were informative, encouraging, and uplifting, but the fact that I had to attend a meeting each week was very difficult for me. The meetings were basically pep rallies and I think, for me at least, that it became a repeat of the week before and I eventually lost interest in the meetings. That was the biggest problem for me, but when I stuck to the system and went to the meetings, their plan absolutely did work. The problem I have found to be true for many of the people we talked to was that once you quit going to the meetings, it is extremely easy to regain your weight, plus more. However, that applies to any diet.
4. Jenny Craig: The prepackaged meals worked for me for a short time. The problem I have found from many people in my research, as well as for myself, is that the meals became very boring and as soon as I started eating"regular" meals, I gained my weight all back. I was only able to stay on this diet plan for a little over two months. I lost 23 pounds in that time period, and have heard from others that they had a similar experience like I did. My research indicated that if you can stay at home and not eat out, this plan can work for you, but it can get boring and people say they do feel hungry a lot.
5. Form U Three: As long as I went to their weekly meetings, I did lose some weight, but as soon as I stopped going to the meetings, I gained my weight back. I lost a total of 38 pounds over a four month period. The good thing about Form U Three was that they did teach you how to eat at home and also be able to eat out, but it was very expensive and the meetings were simply weighing in and talking to a weight loss counselor for about 5 minutes, and you were on your way again. I cannot find that this company is even in business any longer.
6. Suzanne Somers: I lost about 26 pounds, but I became very weak physically. I ended up needing to go to my doctor because I was so weak, and he told me to go directly across the street to McDonalds and eat a quarter pounder. I probably was never so happy to abide by my doctor's instruction in my life. I ate a quarter pounder, and believe it or not, I did feel better. He told me I was very low on carbs by attending to this plan.
7. Atkins Diet: l had almost the exact same result with this diet that I had while I was on the Suzanne Somers diet plan. I lost less than 18 pounds on this diet, but I think I would have lost more if I was not so concerned about getting sick again, especially since I personally felt it was very close to Suzanne Somers diet plan. My research did find that the Atkins Diet has been around for a long time and the people who do like it, go on and off of it from time to time. It seems to work if you do not need to lose a lot of weight. The main concern is to be very careful that you are feeling good and if you do become weak, see your doctor right away.
8. Doctor Piatek: I went to a specialist who did a thorough exam and lab work on me. He prescribed medicine and I did lose 38 pounds, but my body built up a tolerance to the medicine and I stopped losing weight after about three months. I continued to take the medicine for another three months, but I never lost any additional weight. I know of others who have taken this exact same medicine and they have told me that it did the same thing with them, however, some of them only needed to lose very little weight compared to me and they seemed to do well on it.
The bottom line of any diet is being able to stick to it, we all know that, but I think the biggest success of any diet is being able to be able to control your hunger. I think if a person can find a plan that helps them to control their hunger, then that is when the most success will come to them. It does take discipline, of course, so I encourage you to become aware of your body and the needs it REALLY has and choose a plan or system that works best for you.
Jay H. has been on diets most all of his life. He has the experience and knowledge to understand how someone who needs or WANTS to lose weight feels, and this, along with his great compassion for overweight people makes him an expert in the field of weight loss. His hard work along with laboratory scientists created Hunger Be Gone and Fat Cell Reducer which has helped him with the weight loss success he has desired for many years. Check outhttp://www.500poundman.com if you want his free ebook and also to see his weight loss pictures. Have a great day.
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