Lose Weight? Forget Diet and Exercise

What if I told you there was a new diet aid out there that eliminated the need to to spend any more $$$$ at Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, or even time exercising?

Already tried it, you might say.  But a brand new "unique combination of Garcinia Cambogia, a fat burning extract from a rare tropical fruit, and Green Coffee Beans is so effective it has become one of the hottest diets in the United States," according to CBS News.

But it does have its critics. Some say the compounds - hydroxycitric acid, or HCA (the extract from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit), and GCA (Green Coffee Chlorogenic Acid Extract) - "cause such dramatic weight loss that they are ripe for abuse by people who only want to lose weight for cosmetic reasons."  Excuse me?  Is there any other reason?

Others claim the nutrients have been proven by scientific studies to be effective and safe, and that banning the natural compounds would be like banning vitamins (but then, we don't know what's in them, either).  And don't forget recent articles about green tea extract and liver damage.

One study published found that "people taking Garcinia Cambogia extract lost an average of 6.7 percent of their total body weight, including 12.3 percentof their total body fat - with zero side effects," CBS News reports, adding that, not only were there not any side effects, "but people using the supplement actually experienced improved health measures across the board, including reductions in bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar."

So what's not to like?  Maybe the statistic that 95% of people regain the pounds, and, really, how long could you stay on this stuff, anyway?

I admit I'm biased. Weight Watchers has helped me get to my goal weight three times, and am 10 pounds away from the fourth.  Of course, I didn't keep it off, either!



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