britt s asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

is that hoodia diet pill herb stuff good? does it actually work?


- hoodia gordina

- what do u have to do with it to make it work?

-what age is it for?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It only curbs your appetite, it is actually a plant from Africa that the tribesmen having been using for centuries to curb their appetites while on long hunting expeditions. For it to be effective you have to make sure it is actually from Africa, there should be a certificate of authencity in the box. I have used it but I was not overly impressed I liked it better when it was used as ingredient among other diet aides.

  • buch
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I understand it labored good for my spouse. Hoodia is fine used as an urge for food suppressant to hold you from being hungry at all times such as you consider with so much diets. You may even get a unfastened bottle to take a look at it out. Why now not check out it earlier than you purchase it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know if it is good for you, but i know it does help me curb my appetite. I LOVE to eat and do notice that when i take it, i don't feel hungry all the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've tried it with absolutely no results. Didn't even curb my appetite.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am an older women and tried Hoodia but I had to increase the dose for it to work for me which it did not I could not fall to sleep so I stopped taking it. Keep in mind the following:

    Every year Americans invest billions of dollars in weight loss diets and gimmicks, many of which yield few results. However, the lure of quick, easy weight loss is hard to resist. Despite ineffective tools, most hopeful consumers are willing to give the next weight loss fad a chance. If you're planning to start a new diet, it is important to remember the following information.

    Food-specific diets: Have you ever tried the cabbage diet or the fruit-only diet? These are just a couple of examples of diets that promote one "specific" food that causes weight loss. No matter how much you think you'll enjoy ice cream at every meal, inevitably you will get bored with eating the same food repeatedly. As a result, you'll eat less food than needed to maintain your weight. This type of diet will not teach you healthier eating habits or provide a balance of nutrients, and consequently is not effective for long-term weight loss.

    High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets: One of the most recent trends in dieting, these diets are based on the concept that carbohydrates are "bad" and that everyone has some degree of insulin resistance, resulting in poor carbohydrate metabolism. Many proponents of these diets suggest that including carbohydrates in your diet will cause weight gain. The reality, though, is that eating more calories (whether as carbohydrate, fats, or protein) than you burn will cause weight gain.

    High-fiber, low-calorie diets: Fiber-rich foods play an important role in a healthy diet. They are a helpful ingredient of weight loss efforts because they provide bulk to the diet, which helps you feel fuller sooner. Be careful, though: if you plan to increase the fiber in your diet, be sure to increase your fluid intake at the same time or you may experience cramping, bloating, and constipation. High-fiber diets will help with weight loss only if you restrict calories in conjunction with addition of extra grains, fruits and vegetables.

    Liquid diets: Consumers face a couple of different liquid diet options. Your local grocery store and pharmacy sell over-the-counter liquid meal replacements, which can be expensive and frequently add extra calories to daily consumption if not managed carefully. On the other hand are liquid diets that require medical supervision. These diets are usually very low in calories and may result in metabolic abnormalities if dieters are not carefully monitored. Neither type of liquid diet should be used for long-term weight loss unless monitored by a health care professional. Radically changing your caloric intake in this way will not result in long-term behavior modification and healthy eating patterns.

    Fasting: As a way to cleanse the body or jump-start a weight-loss program, fasting has been recommended for years. However, all that fasting really does is deprive your body of nutrients and decrease your energy, leaving you feeling weak and lightheaded. If the right nutrients are not available for your cells to use as energy, your liver will convert fat stores to ketones for use as energy (ketosis). Long-term ketosis can be harmful to your health.

    No fad diet or gimmick will work magic for safe and effective weight loss. The following are some suggestions for ensuring a long-term healthy eating plan and getting your weight loss efforts off to an encouraging start:

    Eat a variety of foods. Remember, a balanced diet will ensure that you get all necessary nutrients.

    Get some physical activity every day. Calories in must be less than calories out to ensure successful weight loss. To keep "calories out" at a healthful level, make you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

    Include sources of fiber in your diet. They will add bulk and give you a feeling of fullness.

    Choose a diet low in fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol. You do need to consume some fat for good health. Aim for no more than 30 percent of your total calories as fat calories, of which no more than 10 percent should be saturated fat calories.

    Choose foods moderate in sugars. Foods that are high in simple sugars usually offer little nutritional value and will add unwanted calories.

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