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Postby Carley » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:44 am

There's been a lot of talk on Acai Berry, does it with weight loss? Etc...I'm sure we all know the basic questions. So myself and a friend we are trying it out, and I we will both will let you know how we go. Today is day #1 for me. My friend has been on it four days today and has lost 700grams. I will let you know if it really works or if it is a load of BS! I'm going to try it for two weeks to see if I notice a difference.
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:45 am

BTW my starting weight on it is 79.5 kilos...

I brought the tablets (my friend suggested it) 60 tablets for $22 which lasts around 10 days.
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Re: Acai berry

Postby whit3tig3y » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:24 pm

From Wikipedia (my best friend):

Recently, the açaí berry has been marketed as a dietary supplement. Companies sell açaí berry products in the form of tablets, juice, smoothies, instant drink powders, and whole fruit.

Marketers[who?] of these products make unverified claims that açaí provides increased energy levels, improved sexual performance, improved digestion, detoxification, high fiber content, improved skin appearance, improved heart health, improved sleep, and reduction of cholesterol levels. Quackwatch noted that "açai juice has only middling levels of antioxidants—less than that of Concord grape, blueberry, and black cherry juices, but more than cranberry, orange, and apple juices." Furthermore, the extent to which antioxidants by themselves promote health is a matter of some debate. No credible evidence suggests antioxidants promote weight loss.[2] According to the Washington, D.C. based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) thousands of consumers have had trouble stopping recurrent charges on their credit cards when they cancel their free trials. [3][4] Even web sites purporting to warn about açai-related scams are themselves perpetrating scams.[2] Apparently false claims include reversal of diabetes and other chronic illnesses, as well as expanding size of the penis and increasing men's sexual virility and sexual attractiveness to women.[5] .

As of March 2009, there are no scientifically controlled studies backing up any of these claims. According to ABC News correspondent Susan Donaldson, these products have not been evaluated (in the United States) by the FDA, and their efficacy is questionable.[6] In late 2008, lawyers for The Oprah Winfrey Show began investigating alleged statements from supplement manufacturers who suggested that frequent Oprah guest Dr. Mehmet Oz had recommended their product or açai in general for weight loss.[7]
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:44 pm

I have had a few friends use it and swear by it, they have nothing to gain financially by telling me to try it.

One friend lost 3 kilos on her first week on it, the other has lost 10 kilos in her first month, and the friend I spoke about has lost nearly 1 kilo in 4 days.

Not everything needs to be proven by Science for it to work.
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Re: Acai berry

Postby whit3tig3y » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:00 pm

No, but losing 10kg in a month sounds really unhealthy, no matter how you lose it :|
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:04 pm

She had been losing weight for about 6 months, and started taking it. Her diet didn't change while taking AB, she had a healthy diet. She was taking AB 5 months ago, she is still on it because she can feel the benefits. She has kept the weight off and lost more.
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:42 am

Today I'm 79 kilos...Let's see tomorrow shall we?
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Re: Acai berry

Postby onthedecrease » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:11 pm

wow 500grams in a day is fantastic im lucky to lose that in a week, but ud want to have a loss after that kind of money though, were abouts did you get them?
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Re: Acai berry

Postby court » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:16 pm

Best of luck Carley!! (Just for the record Wikipedia is definitely NOT a reliable source as it is an online encyclopedia written by a largely unregulated, worldwide, and often anonymous community of contributors) however, if you are looking at using something alongside your healthy diet and exercise regime Carley kudos to you! I have seen this stuff advertised and am interested to hear your progress :) Good luck xo
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Re: Acai berry

Postby onthedecrease » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:19 pm

lol Court im not trying them, Carley is and I agree wiki is so not reliable theres a reason why uni wont let us use them as a source. However id love to know how carley goes over a week and how much is the acacia berry and how much is her normal diet and routine
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Re: Acai berry

Postby court » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:24 pm

hehe thanks all fixed :lol:
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:10 pm

I'm not changing my diet or exercise from what I was doing prior. I will keep you all update. I can keep my food diary here so you can see...
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:11 pm

Yesterday: (Day 1)
Food:
Breakfast: All bran cereal
Snack: Banana and rock melon
Lunch: Ham, cheese, and baby spinach wrap and muesli bar
Snack: 1 piece of bread and cheese
Dinner: Beef schnitzel, broccoli, cauliflower and potato

Exercise:
Walking: 40 minutes

I do not count calories, etc...
Goal for 2016:
Current weight: 94 kilos
Starting weight: 102.5 kilos
Goal #1: 92 kilos
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:03 am

Menu from yesterday:

Food:
Breakfast: 2 pieces of toast with vegemite
Lunch: Bacon, cheese, and baby spinach sandwich
Dinner: 2 patties, broccoli, cauliflower and carrot

Exercise:
Walking: 40 minutes
Goal for 2016:
Current weight: 94 kilos
Starting weight: 102.5 kilos
Goal #1: 92 kilos
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Re: Acai berry

Postby Carley » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:04 am

SW: 79.5 kilos
D1W: 79 kilos
D2W: 78.5 kilos

I've lost 1 kilo so far!!! :D Bring it on :D
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Starting weight: 102.5 kilos
Goal #1: 92 kilos
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