Garcinia Cambogia is one of the hottest diet products on the market today. According to the Dr. Oz show and the people who sell it, there is an HCA extract from the garcinia plant, also known as tamarind, that blocks fat and suppresses appetite. HCA suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels, making you feel happier and less inclined to stress eat.
If these claims are true then they would be beneficial to people who cannot stop overeating, but no effect on people who eat healthy and exercise but still can’t lose weight, and these people do exist.
According to WebMD there is not enough evidence yet as to effectiveness on humans, in can help you feel full longer, but there is no evidence to its fat blocking properties.
Because it is plant-based I was rather hopeful to see results, but as I went through webpage after webpage I saw tremendous overpricing, and many hopeful comments from buyers, with only 2 comments from anyone who actually lost weight. There are several brands and it is important to be careful to take the right preparation, which are the most expensive ones, they need to be 500 mg and 50% HCA according to Dr. Oz.
All websites had common facts, that you should not use this product for more than 12 weeks, you take the extract 30 minutes before a meal with a full glass of water, recommended dosage is 1500 mg/day total.
After careful research I still believe your best bet is a healthy diet, exercise, lots of water, and plenty of sleep. The weight loss industry makes billions of dollars each year, I think that money would be better spent on fresh whole foods and spices. People are going to try it, I realize that, and it’s your money and your decision, if it’s the impetus to eat well then good for you, just go with your eyes open.
There are always people who do eat healthy, exercise, and still cannot lose weight, there are no easy answers. I also know people who have had weight-loss surgery and eat donuts for breakfast, you’re still the same person underneath, and that is what needs to change, you need to love the person you are enough to be your healthiest, best, self, even if that healthy self is a little rounder than your ideal.