Because nothing is as fun as experimenting on myself, except experimenting on my close friends! Remember Allison’s (she of the twisted ankle fame) foray in GNC’s Ultra Mega Active Vitapaks? Aside: Really, GNC, enough with the redundant hyperbole already.
Anyhow, results are in. And they are… not good. Allison returned the rest of her vitapaks today – yay for a generous return policy! According to her, the vitamins only worked the first week (if you recall she lost 9 pounds) and then did nada after that.
My theory, not that you asked, is that the combined effect of the caffeine – it’s a stimulant and an appetite suppressant… at least until your body gets used to it – and the CLA, a known diuretic, worked to produce that near-miraculous first week result. And then, when she had no more water to squeeze out and her body acclimated to the caffeine, it stopped producing weight loss.
Now let me add that Allison in NO way needs to lose weight. She looks fantastic and has a body fat percentage most girls only dream about *cough*12.5%*cough* I have to confess that I’ve fallen victim to these products myself. No pill has ever worked for me either, except perhaps helping me lose a little weight in my wallet;) So I actually think this little experiment was a success. There is no magic pill.
Although it would be really nice if there was. Of course that begs the question: What if it were easy to get what you think you really want? Would you even want it then? Would it really make you happy?
PS> Thanks for sharing your results with us, girl:)