I finally quit my gym membership after 4 months. Yesterday I got up and ate blueberry pancakes, which tasted delicious. I have 65 more to go to reach my goal weight. I lost almost 40 lbs since April it's now December with absolutely no exercise. It was 20 pounds for 20 dollars. For me, that's not a meal.
None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia. Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid.
Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis. The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain. They also found that gastrointestinal adverse events were twice as likely in the hydroxycitric acid group as in the placebo group.