Like most I am skeptical of a pill that is supposed to "melt fat away" but I have had friends who have tried other products like Jack3d and loved it . So I figured I'd attempt to give myself a boost in helping me reach my goal of 180lbs by June. But before I go into my rolling review of this product here is a little information about myself.
I am a 20 year old male and current weight is 211lbs with a starting weight of 234lbs as of Dec 31st 2010. I just recently joined Anytime fitness and although I don't love working out this gym has made it much easier. I can go anytime and its usually not busy at all. I have been attempting to go twice a day, one in the AM and once in the PM. I have been averaging 30 minutes on the elliptical machine burning anywhere between 250-300 calories. I also spend about 15 minutes on a stationary bike pushing between 100-120 calories. After these work outs I am drained and usually exhausted but I keep pushing through them so that I can reach my goal. I should note that I lost 20lbs with minimal exercise, 3 times a week on a treadmill burning about 300 calories. I made major changes to the portion sizes I was eating, cutting out virtually all snacks. I tried to stay at about 1700 calories to 2000 calories but like most people I had my bad days of eating more but enough of the intro on to the review.
I was initially skeptical of this product but after reading reviews online I figured it was worth a shot so I went down to my local Rite Aid with a GNC inside and found a bottle of 90 pills on sale for 39.99, no sales tax here (yes I could have gotten it a little cheaper online but I was rather impatient and didn't want to wait for shipping) . I also purchased a multi vitamin as I should have been taking them a long time ago but just never got around to get a bottle. I reach home and immediately open the pill bottle to see these purple pills and think "Huh reminds me of the Nexium commercials". But I read the directions and followed them (taking the first pill on am empty stomach before breakfast). Within 15 minutes I started to feel very nausea but reading online I saw that I needed to drink more water and after 15 minutes or so of drinking 32oz of water I did start to feel better but I was starving. So I ate some cereal and skim milk feeling full afterwards like usual. At this point I wasn't feeling over energetic but it was time for my AM working at the gym so I head out. I still wasn't feeling anything but as soon as I started my normal workout I started to feel different. I had more energy and was able to push harder on the elliptical then I ever had. I was pushing around 130 rpm compared to my normal of 116-118 rpm and maintain them for the whole 30 minutes. After the first few minutes I also noticed I was sweating a lot more than normal and by the end of my elliptical workout I had drenched my shirt. Normally I would feel tired and have to push myself for the 15 minutes on the bike but not this time. I hopped on the bike and begin the workout extending it to 25 minutes with ease. I could have kept going but work called and ask me to come in. So far I am impressed, I have burned off 560 calories this morning, compared to my normal 350. I'll report in later to see how my work out is after work .