|For about 2 1/2 years I battled with compulsive overeating, followed by excessive exercise. After seeking counseling and recovering, I wanted to lose the weight that I had acquired over the years, which was only about 20 pounds. I put myself on a strict diet and workout plan, making sure not to overdo it. I worked at a gym at the time in which there was a health food store. After talking with one of the employees, she suggested taking something to speed up the fat loss. She suggested Ripped/Diet Fuel and said that there were no side effects, just don't take it after 5pm and not to take it for any more than a month at a time. So I tried it. It was awesome! I had so much energy and I shed a lot of fat. I took it for about a month, and that was supposed to be it. After I stopped taking it, I began to gain a little weight back, not too much, but it concerned me. I avoided running back to Ripped Fuel for a quick fix, but then received a job out of town and wanted to shed some fat before heading out. What did I have to lose? Fat, or so I thought.
I took Ripped Fuel and upped my cardio for about 2 weeks before
leaving. Then I stopped taking Ripped Feul when I left. Everything
was fine until I got to my destination, only to find there were
no gyms there, and the move was such a big strain on me that my
"eating for comfort" began to return. And since I had
nowhere to workout, I gained about 15 pounds within the first month.
I should have known then that this was going to become a problem,
but I was desperate to be thin again. So I purchased another bottle
of Ripped Fuel. Again, I lost most of the fat and tried to go off
it again, only for the fat to return. Thus began another form of
an eating disorder. Instead of eating well, I just took moderate
doses of Ripped Fuel and ate whatever I wanted. It was okay until
I started getting chest pains. I then decided to switch to something
that didn't contain strong stimulants.
In the meantime, my job had ended and I moved back to my hometown. I began eating right and training again, but stayed on this other product. It was working well, but then one day, after about 11 months of these products, I had such severe chest pains that I ended up in the hospital. After observation and when the pains were under control, the doctors dismissed me and I was to stop taking the product and see my doctor. After discussion and extensive testing, luckily finding nothing wrong with my heart, I swore that I would never take any supplements again.
So I stopped for about 5 months, during which time I leaned down naturally, and I was doing and feeling great without any supplementation. I was so concerned about weight gain that I had stopped drinking alcohol, but wanted to every once in a while. So I figured I would take Ripped Fuel again whenever I drank, only one pill. But then I got REALLY sick. I got really bad acne, headaches, nausea, every mucous membrane completely dried up, I slept all the time, severe chest pains, back pains, dizziness, the list goes on...I knew I had to stop.
Once you get used to being able to take a product for such quick and easy fat loss, it is VERY difficult to stop. IT IS AN ADDICTION. Don't get me wrong, I did not abuse Ripped Fuel. The very most I took at a time was 2 pills a day, and never for more than a month at a time. And still I got such severe reactions. When I first started taking ripped fuel, I had no side effects, but it seemed that with each time I used it, the side effects got worse and worse. So I stopped, just like that. It scared me half to death that I could die or get heart disease just for wanting to be thin. That was the only way I could stop was to tell myself that I was killing myself.
It has now been 2 months since I last took any supplementation for fat loss. And I feel great. So, my advice to anyone wanting to use this product, is to be sure of your reasons for doing so. And if you need a supplement to lose weight, then something is obviously wrong. The body is designed to lose fat in reaction to a healthy, balanced diet combined with moderate exercise. Really, if you think about it, a pill that will make you lose weight? How safe is that?
Isn't it more important to be healthy than to be thin? Please just be careful, and if you do decide to use any fat loss supplements, learn to read the warning signs.
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