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TOPIC: GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT... Does it work for you?

 
August 29, 2012 10:51 PM
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Bye the way the Dr who presented this on Dr Oz said that you should take 800mg 2X a day 30 min before a meal. I found them at Walmart for a pretty reasonable price. Hope this helps.


I started taking it a week ago I have about a weeks worth left.. I weigh in sept 22nd if my loss is more then usual I'm with saying t works as well I also saw it on dr oz lol. I got mines from Walmart as well what brand did you get? ❤
August 29, 2012 11:20 PM
I tried the green bean coffee thing, and it was amazing for an energy boost, but as someone who used to suffer from anorexia and is now obese, I do not suggest it because if your like me, you have already trained your body to feel full or your no longer recognize the feeling at all, you need to eat, Your body is already in starvation mode, and the only way to get your body out from this downward spiral is to eat. Any pill that supreses my appetite is not something that I will do. The other thing is, I also got the colon cleanse and I had diarrhea after taking them. I dealt with this for about a week and could no longer deal. needless to say, I am not taking them any more.
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August 30, 2012 7:13 AM
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I tried the green bean coffee thing, and it was amazing for an energy boost, but as someone who used to suffer from anorexia and is now obese, I do not suggest it because if your like me, you have already trained your body to feel full or your no longer recognize the feeling at all, you need to eat, Your body is already in starvation mode, and the only way to get your body out from this downward spiral is to eat. Any pill that supreses my appetite is not something that I will do. The other thing is, I also got the colon cleanse and I had diarrhea after taking them. I dealt with this for about a week and could no longer deal. needless to say, I am not taking them any more.


I have been taking them for about a week and a half and although I had that energy burst at first either I've gotten used to it or it doesn't happen anymore. What I do love about them is that appetite suppressing effect. I don't find that they curb my appetite completely to the point where I don't want to eat ever and would go into starvation mode. What they do is curb my hunger between meals and stop that crazy hungry feeling I would often get late morning and late afternoon as well as before bed. Now I don't feel the need to snack much and when mealtime comes I'm hungry and eat my breakfast, lunch, or dinner but I'm not ravenous to the point where I'm going to overeat or make poor decisions.

As for the colon cleanse ... isn't that what it is supposed to do? Not something I'd want to try but I always figured that was the reaction you would get. It is supposed to clean you out right?
  12766528
August 30, 2012 7:15 AM
Oh and my results so far are pretty good. I am down 5 pounds since last Monday. I am not sure if this would have happened anyway since I am watching my diet more but I haven't started back with the exercise yet and have been still enjoying the odd pizza here and wine with dinner or beer there and am still losing which is a bit unusual for me. Definitely going to take them until I run out and then go from there.
  12766528
September 12, 2012 1:24 PM
I think it's working, but I feel kinda weird. Like I wanna fidget. Not like a stimulant which usually give me heart palpitations, something else. What dosage do most of you take? I'm taking 400mg before each meal. Is that too much?
September 12, 2012 2:02 PM
I have been on the Ideal Protein diet for 10 weeks and have lost 25 pounds. YEA! My average weight loss on IP was 2 pounds per week, but I have leveled off in the last two weeks, only halfway to my goal.grumble I've been pretty strict to the IP protocol, with occasional lapses, but only by eating an additional restricted food. No major cheats. But that's been enough to stall me. I also do hot yoga 3 times a week, but that's the only exercise. So, I decided to try the Green Coffee Bean Extract. I bought the Genesis Today brand (not touting it, it was the only one left on the shelf and I got the last bottle) which is supposed to be 100% pure with 800 mg per 2 tab serving. I'm hoping to kick start my weight loss while continuing Phase 1 of the IP Diet. I took my first pill 15 minutes ago and so far no weight loss (just kidding!!). I figure if it works, I should see at least a return to the 2 pounds a week, despite occassionally eating an extra pack of soy nuts, but hopefully an increase to 3 or 4. I'll try to post updates to let you know how/if it's working. bigsmile
September 12, 2012 2:05 PM
with the green coffee bean extract pill do you only take 2 a day or 2 with every meal?
  29264264
September 12, 2012 2:07 PM
Coincidentally, I just started taking them this morning! I'm interested to see if it works - but feeling skeptical so we'll see.

I've been trying to stay off the scale so I don't start obsessing about the scale bouncing around the way it ususally does from day to day... but I'll be back to let you know if i have any super results.

Good luck to you!
September 12, 2012 2:09 PM
Took it for about a month. Didn't do anything above and beyond dieting was doing. In fact, i have lost more weight since I stopped taking in.
  24832095
September 12, 2012 2:11 PM
I believe the typical dose to be 800 mgs. twice a day. Taking it with every meal may be too much.
My pills are 400 mgs ea, so I take two in the morning 20-30 mins. before breakfast and then two more in the evening 20-30 mins before dinner. Those are the instructions I received from my rep and on the bottle.

Good Luck!
Edited by TracySTL On September 12, 2012 2:32 PM
September 12, 2012 2:12 PM
pretty sure all that "weight loss" was poop. caffiene makes you sh*t. sorry, but that's the truth. it's not going to add to sustained weight loss. save your money.
September 12, 2012 2:19 PM
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WOW. I am new to these boards, but not to message boards in general. Someone asks a question about whether Green Coffee Bean extract has worked for them or not. I don't understand why someone who has never tried it would feel the need to chime in, other than to troll. If you must, a simple, "I don't believe in taking supplements" would have sufficed. If you had read an article about the dangers of the extract and wished to share it, fine. However, given the questions being asked, such as the amount of caffeine, I take it you haven't. So, I must ask, what value did you bring to the conversation? If you want to start a thread about yourself, then go ahead, but please do not hijack the threads of others. I believe the OP is not selling the supplement, forcing anyone to take it, or was touting it as a miracle pill. Get over yourself.

Now, off my soapbox. I supplement with fish oil, potassium, and a prenatal vitamin. I have read several articles on the effects of green coffee bean extract, mostly in the lowering of hypertension (with the pleasant side effect of weight loss). The studies are sketchy, and one of the most convincing had a small sample size and was partially funded by a company that sells supplements, so buyer beware (couldn't resist). However, they are found to be safe and I purchased a bottle to see if it made a difference. After only a week, I've seen no change that I can attribute to the supplement, and I have not been testing my blood pressure. The next step is to test BP right after taking it.



Give it a week and you'll see about 20 more threads asking the exact same question (along with raspberry ketones, appetite suppressants & HCG) most of the comedic / sarcastic responses are more in response to the fact that Dr Oz shills many of these miracle products and enjoys a questionable reputation for said shilling combined with the fact that the search function seems to be seldom used.
September 12, 2012 2:24 PM
I realize I'm probably going to get mixed feelings and opinions and information about this, but are there any other benefits that come from the green tea extract? I mean, some people are acting like this is poison to the body. I'm sure there are other benefits - and if not, it seems like there really aren't side affects...
  7051380
September 12, 2012 2:26 PM
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pretty sure all that "weight loss" was poop. caffiene makes you sh*t. sorry, but that's the truth. it's not going to add to sustained weight loss. save your money.


drinker made my day.laugh
  7051380
September 12, 2012 2:31 PM
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800mg of caffeine is equivalent to 6-8 cups of coffee a day. Of course it CURBS your appetite, caffeine is an appetite suppressant...do you have high blood pressure?



The bottle clearly states that there is less than 2% caffine and I honestly don't have that jittery hyped up feeling like I had too much coffeee. Boiled coffee drinks contain cafestol which is associated with the negative effects of using coffee as a stimulant, this is not present in green coffee beans or the extract.
September 12, 2012 2:34 PM
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WOW. I am new to these boards, but not to message boards in general. Someone asks a question about whether Green Coffee Bean extract has worked for them or not. I don't understand why someone who has never tried it would feel the need to chime in, other than to troll. If you must, a simple, "I don't believe in taking supplements" would have sufficed. If you had read an article about the dangers of the extract and wished to share it, fine. However, given the questions being asked, such as the amount of caffeine, I take it you haven't. So, I must ask, what value did you bring to the conversation? If you want to start a thread about yourself, then go ahead, but please do not hijack the threads of others. I believe the OP is not selling the supplement, forcing anyone to take it, or was touting it as a miracle pill. Get over yourself.



AMEN, SISTER!!! flowerforyou
September 13, 2012 10:35 AM
I did read on an advertisment in a health food store that the green coffee bean extract would also help with maintaining blood sugar levels. I do think everyone's body responds differently to everything---including food and exercise. What works for one person may not have the same effect on another. If it's not harmful, why not give it a try? I picked up a bottle this week and plan to see if it helps. There are so many things on the market, and they all sound much better than they actually are I'm sure, however, it is good to hear results from others that have tried it. Weight loss comes easier for some people than for others---I find that it's the hardest thing I've ever tried to do, so I'm willing to try different things to see if it makes a difference.
September 13, 2012 10:40 AM
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  14742400
September 13, 2012 10:42 AM
I just ordered it too, so we'll see.
September 13, 2012 10:48 AM
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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".


ESPECIALLY the ones that 'dr' Oz gets paid to endorse.

Raspberry Ketones, anyone?

/sigh



Rasberry Ketones are BAD for people and cause high spikes in blood pressure, I know this for a fact because i tried them.


I've been taking the ketones with no problems this past week.
September 16, 2012 5:03 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.
Because there are some spiteful, sad people -- no matter their success -- who just like being Debbie Downer. Ignore them, and live your life. Your heart and inspiration to others, believe it or not, is truly appreciated. So please don't stop posting what's in your heart. Some may believe they mean well but don't realize that they put a damper on other's hope. You keep doin you and don't let this discourage you from posting your views and thoughts. Good luck to you. I'm a sucker for most new fads and will try them. If they work, fine. If I didn't die, even better. I will always believe because that's who I am.
  8964458
September 24, 2012 9:59 AM
I have been on MFP for 8 months and was stuck at 17 lbs for 3 months. I started taking green coffee bean extract and dropped 4.9 lbs in 1 week. There is something that is working, I also exercise 4 x a week and eat low carb. However I have been exercising the last 8 months and eating low carb for 5.

The supplement is the only thing I have changed in the last week. So it must be that.
September 24, 2012 10:06 AM
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I have been on MFP for 8 months and was stuck at 17 lbs for 3 months. I started taking green coffee bean extract and dropped 4.9 lbs in 1 week. There is something that is working, I also exercise 4 x a week and eat low carb. However I have been exercising the last 8 months and eating low carb for 5.

The supplement is the only thing I have changed in the last week. So it must be that.


September 24, 2012 10:17 AM
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I have been on MFP for 8 months and was stuck at 17 lbs for 3 months. I started taking green coffee bean extract and dropped 4.9 lbs in 1 week. There is something that is working, I also exercise 4 x a week and eat low carb. However I have been exercising the last 8 months and eating low carb for 5.

The supplement is the only thing I have changed in the last week. So it must be that.



What is this!! Am I missing something? Is this a sarcastic answer or what.
  8964458
September 24, 2012 10:24 AM
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I have been on MFP for 8 months and was stuck at 17 lbs for 3 months. I started taking green coffee bean extract and dropped 4.9 lbs in 1 week. There is something that is working, I also exercise 4 x a week and eat low carb. However I have been exercising the last 8 months and eating low carb for 5.

The supplement is the only thing I have changed in the last week. So it must be that.



What is this!! Am I missing something? Is this a sarcastic answer or what.


I assume you are unaware of different types of logical fallacies?

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