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August 2, 2012 8:22 PM
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Yes, you should ALL run to the store and buy several bottles, because everyone knows the answer to a lifetime of health and fitness lies in the miracle pill or the "quick fix".


Don't you have a defenceless kitten to throw some rocks at?
August 2, 2012 8:26 PM
Wow... i may need some popcorn for this thread... : )
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August 2, 2012 8:28 PM
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I tried a sensible, balanced diet and regular exercise...awesome results!


^ >_< hahah this post was awesome.


Thank you...I have gone VERY slowly and steadily from a size 19/20 to a size 11/12 in the last year and a quarter. No special diet, fancy exercise equip. or miracle pills, supplements or extracts. Just paid more attention to a balance of calories in with calories burned, and tried to add more fruits and veggies to every meal.


Good for you. Look I am very glad that you don't suffer from Insulin Resistance, hormone imbalance, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, truly I am because it makes weightloss very very difficult for people who have those conditions andit creates other problems with health, and quite frankly I'm not even going to bother explaining how it impedes weight loss because you can read it in a medical book like I did. I too (like a lot of other people here, are following a diet, watching our carbs etc.) and are losing the weight sensibly.

Why is it that once people get to a certain weight they become spiteful and mean? Someone asked a question and I answered it. If just dieting and exercising alone works for you then great. Do you really have to rub it in the faces of people who struggle with underlying medical conditions that impede weight loss and are looking for something natural that might assist or would you rather doctors just shoved us onto metformin?

Sometimes honestly, I think I'll just stay out of the main forums because of this sort of rubbish. People can do their own reading from now on. Thanks for putting me off.


I have always been direct and to the point even at 200+ pounds. From the age of 38 until about 46, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, depression, insulin resistance, in addition to being pre-diabetic and hypertensive. My monthly pharmacy refill was like a small grocery bag--over $300.00 a month.
A very good friend helped me get started here, and said, "Baby Steps, darling". I am now off everything but the high blood pressure meds, and they have been reduced to the lowest dose...looking forward to getting off completely when I reach the 145 pound mark or so, but we'll see. Not trying to be mean or poke fun, just trying to advocate the simple truth.
Edited by elenathegreat On August 2, 2012 8:31 PM
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August 2, 2012 8:32 PM
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How did you find out that you were insulin resistant. Do you need a blood test?


You can test for hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin in the blood). And if you want, hyperlipidemia (too much cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood). your doctor can also look for elevated serum uric acid and ferritin levels, moderately elevated blood pressure, abnormal lipid profile. Your doctor may also perform liver function tests (gamma-glutamyltransferase) and evaluate the adequacy of magnesium (often depressed/deficient in IR). IR is NOT diabetes (yet). Opinions vary but about 1 in 4 IR people go on to become diabetic (Lukaczer 1999). One of the best measures for IR may be fasting and two-hour post-prandial serum insulin values following a 75g glucose challenge. Elevations above 15mcIU/mL (fasting) and/or 50mcIU/mL (postprandial) indicate increased insulin levels secondary to insulin resistance (Bland 2000). Some sources view levels above 5mcIU/mL to be cause for concern.

If you gain weight unusually easily, and struggle to shift it despite dieting and exercising, if you crave carbs especially in the evenings, if you need to wake up often during the night for a wee only to find it was hardly worth it, if you have a hormone imbalance, etc. it might be worth you getting checked for IR.

I think I will make this my last main forum post due to the nastiness of some posters. I just don't see the need for it. I'll be in the PCOS IR forum if anyone wants any more information. Best wishes xx.
August 2, 2012 8:37 PM
I am not ony ANY medications and there are good reasons for that in my case. I control my PCOS and insulin resistance purely with 2 vitamins, 3 minerals, 1 enzyme and oh go ahead and hang me I dared to trial green coffee bean extract to help further slow down carb absorption. But don't worry I won't be back in the main forum again. You can throw your rocks at some other poor bugger.
August 2, 2012 8:45 PM
What has you caloric deficit been these past few days?
August 2, 2012 8:45 PM
I'm glad we've both managed to work our way to a healthier life...I just get sick of people seeing the changes I've made and thinking that I've started taking some fad diet pill or miracle hormone, when all I've done is improve my diet and increased my activity level...hard work, but not a shortcut, jumpstart or wonderdrug.
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August 2, 2012 8:59 PM
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I tried a sensible, balanced diet and regular exercise...awesome results!


^ >_< hahah this post was awesome.


Thank you...I have gone VERY slowly and steadily from a size 19/20 to a size 11/12 in the last year and a quarter. No special diet, fancy exercise equip. or miracle pills, supplements or extracts. Just paid more attention to a balance of calories in with calories burned, and tried to add more fruits and veggies to every meal.


Good for you. Look I am very glad that you don't suffer from Insulin Resistance, hormone imbalance, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, truly I am because it makes weightloss very very difficult for people who have those conditions andit creates other problems with health, and quite frankly I'm not even going to bother explaining how it impedes weight loss because you can read it in a medical book like I did. I too (like a lot of other people here, are following a diet, watching our carbs etc.) and are losing the weight sensibly.

Why is it that once people get to a certain weight they become spiteful and mean? Someone asked a question and I answered it. If just dieting and exercising alone works for you then great. Do you really have to rub it in the faces of people who struggle with underlying medical conditions that impede weight loss and are looking for something natural that might assist or would you rather doctors just shoved us onto metformin?

Sometimes honestly, I think I'll just stay out of the main forums because of this sort of rubbish. People can do their own reading from now on. Thanks for putting me off.


Hmmm...speaking of spiteful and mean. Why is it that people look for excuses to not make things happen and then turn to every pill, plan, "miracle" put on the market by a diet industry that could give two wits about any of us.

Oh, and for the record, I do have PCOS, I've always had a problem with my weight, I'm not even halfway to goal yet, but I've lost 80lbs and over 50in by simply watching my intake and working my ass off, literally.

I'm done giving any more of my money to a "quick" fix that will more than likely turn into an even quicker regain once I stop it, but if you're still anxious for that magical miracle, then so be it..........lemmings unite!
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August 2, 2012 9:40 PM
For those of you who can manage to lose weight without additional help... KUDOS!!!! For those of you who are taking Green Coffee Bean Extract and it's working... KUDOS!!!! As long as you're eating healthy, working out and getting fitter while you're doing whatever it is that you're doing, WONDERFUL!!!!
And for those of you who aren't able to work your hineys off in a gym and are fighting that fight to get healthy, work at keeping or getting your weight to where happier, healthier and can work to make even more changes.... YOU ROCK!!!!
IF I get to the point where I can't work my hiney off and eat healthy and low-cal enough to lose weight, I might just join you green coffee bean'ers. Till then... if it works for you and helps you keep your blood sugar levels where they need to be, Good On Ya!
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August 2, 2012 9:45 PM
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Exactly how much caffeine does this miracle contain per dose?


The majority of green coffee bean extract supplements are decaffeinated.
August 2, 2012 9:45 PM
@dmisty24

Good Luck!
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August 2, 2012 9:47 PM
@elenathegreat

Actually it doesn't have any caffeine in it and no, I don't have high blood pressure.
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August 2, 2012 9:48 PM
@chainie

What vitamins and minerals are you taking? I also have Pcos and am looking at getting off metformin.
Edited by star31 On August 2, 2012 9:49 PM
August 2, 2012 9:51 PM
@elisa123gal

Slow down there... It doesn't work for everyone. I don't want you to get your hopes up. Some have little results, some big, and theres: nothing
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August 2, 2012 9:54 PM
@elenathegreat

You don't have to get smart with people...
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August 2, 2012 9:56 PM
@dmisty24

I can't aford 800mg x 2 a day. That's why I only take 800mg once a day.
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August 2, 2012 10:08 PM
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I just started taking Green Coffee Bean Extract 2 days ago and have already lost 3-4 pounds. I take 2 a day with meals. I also drink 8 cups of water daily.

Tell me... Has anyone tried it and how has it worked for you?


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I feel like there are so many more amiable or less pompous ways of pointing this out.

Such as, have you recently changed anything else in your regime that could account for the increase in weight loss?
August 2, 2012 10:10 PM
@fpacudan

July 31: 1,287 Cals
Aug 1: 845 Cals
Aug 2: 725 Cals
Edited by frenzytime517 On August 2, 2012 10:11 PM
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August 2, 2012 10:17 PM
@LishaCole

No, it's been about the same.
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August 2, 2012 10:24 PM
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@LishaCole

No, it's been about the same.


Well that's pretty neat then :D. You should keep us posted on your progress. Do you notice any increased energy, or does it help lessen your appetite at all? I'm just curious as I have heard a lot of people talking about it recently.
August 2, 2012 10:28 PM
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@LishaCole

No, it's been about the same.


Well that's pretty neat then :D. You should keep us posted on your progress. Do you notice any increased energy, or does it help lessen your appetite at all? I'm just curious as I have heard a lot of people talking about it recently.


I will. I added you. Energy is the same, but I'm not as hungry as I used to be.
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August 2, 2012 10:31 PM
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@LishaCole

No, it's been about the same.


Well that's pretty neat then :D. You should keep us posted on your progress. Do you notice any increased energy, or does it help lessen your appetite at all? I'm just curious as I have heard a lot of people talking about it recently.


I will. I added you. Energy is the same, but I'm not as hungry as I used to be.


Thanks!
August 2, 2012 10:34 PM
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@LishaCole

No, it's been about the same.


Well that's pretty neat then :D. You should keep us posted on your progress. Do you notice any increased energy, or does it help lessen your appetite at all? I'm just curious as I have heard a lot of people talking about it recently.


I will. I added you. Energy is the same, but I'm not as hungry as I used to be.


Thanks!


You're welcome. :)
Edited by frenzytime517 On August 2, 2012 10:35 PM
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August 2, 2012 10:58 PM
The only way you can tell if it's the green coffee bean extract that's helping you lose weight is if you eat and exercise exactly the same as you always have and then see if the weight goes down. Of course, you'd need a lot of people and a lot of time and a lot of controls to really prove anything...and there's always the very strong placebo effect.
Edited by slkehl On August 2, 2012 11:05 PM
August 2, 2012 11:39 PM
Being IR is hard.... my 9 yr old is IR and its very hard for her to lose or even maintain weight.

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