Raspberry Ketones. Just a load of nonsense or do they work??

(24 Posts)
toastandmarmiterocks Wed 31-Aug-16 11:05:48

I know I know, diet and exercise, you can't beat it. But if I need a little extra help? I can't decide if I'm being totally gullible/lazy/stupid/inspired??!! All my clothes look hideous on me, I've really embraced the whole middle aged spread and I hate it. I don't over eat and I am active (clearly not enough). Honest thoughts please.

mayoketchupchocolate Wed 31-Aug-16 11:10:41

Watching with interest as I have been wondering the same thing recently! I just want a bit of extra help, I'm trying so hard but have been maintaining for ages and it's so unfair!

toastandmarmiterocks Wed 31-Aug-16 11:25:16

I'm such a sucker. I saw some review saying "belly fat buster"... could have been written for me! But I'd love some honest impartial opinions...

pinkieandperkie Wed 31-Aug-16 11:28:25

I'm a sucker too. I looked into buying some but decided against it after reading various reviews.

KatharinaRosalie Wed 31-Aug-16 12:45:33

None of those miracle supplements work. Try low carbing instead.

ImYourMama Wed 31-Aug-16 12:48:25

They are a thermogenic, which means they slightly raise body temperature to increase metabolism, so scientifically this is fact. But they affect everyone very differently and the doses are only suggested. They can also make you feel quite 'wired' as most are highly caffeinated.
The best thing to take is a general multivitamin to make sure no deficiencies are preventing your metabolism working to its optimum level

FrustratedFrugal Wed 31-Aug-16 12:52:01

If they really worked, they would be classified as a drug and regulated accordingly.

I thought you were discussing perfume ingredients - you could definitely use it to scent cosmetics grin

BabyGanoush Wed 31-Aug-16 15:44:44

what frustrated said

sad but true

specialsubject Wed 31-Aug-16 18:09:30

The metabolism boost may burn off one extra smartie.

So it is all effectively bollocks.

PootlewasthebestFlump Wed 31-Aug-16 19:45:29

I read that it's bollocks too.

Loulou2kent Wed 31-Aug-16 19:47:28

Don't do this! They keep your details & take £80 X 2 every month! I had to go to my bank to get it sorted & im still fat!

ohmygodyouguys Wed 31-Aug-16 19:49:39

Tried them once, bought from Holland and Barrett. Did absolutely nothing. Have had more success with slimming world.

myknickersknackersknockers Wed 31-Aug-16 19:51:38

My friend took them and it raised her blood pressure and made her heart gallop. She thought she was going to die!!

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 31-Aug-16 21:36:27

I was really tired at work and my friend gave me one... it was like Speed. Would not recommend. I was jittering around all over the place.

MeganChips Wed 31-Aug-16 22:32:27

If you want to try them OP I have an unopened bottle of the Holland and Barrett ones I could send you.

I was curious so got them on a deal but the first bottle did nothing for me.

Cellardoor23 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:33:11

That's how I felt when I tried these chocolate banana ones. It was horrible. It did supress my appetite but I didn't like the horrible side effects that came with it. I wouldn't take any pill with a high caffeine content tbh unless for a short period of time.

Multivitamins didn't agree with me either. I was sick on them.

charliedontsurf Wed 31-Aug-16 22:36:12

I stupidly bought some of these once via a fb link. Turns out it was a scam and I didn't realise till I saw it on watchdog and realised they had taken £250 out of my account. Total stressy nightmare trying to sort that out, was refunded straight away by my bank but was warned the company would keep trying to take the money and my bank would have to keep clawing it back. So be careful!

Also, they don't work blush

Thegiantofillinois Wed 31-Aug-16 22:36:34

Aloe Vera gel. Totally works. All the women on my fb feed tell me so.

EstellaHavisham Wed 31-Aug-16 23:54:10

Forza T5.
I lost 3 stone on these and was flying for months.
BUT I ended up with an eating disorder and in the end wasn't eating anything or sleeping.

EstellaHavisham Wed 31-Aug-16 23:55:16

Don't get the raspberry ones. Normal T5s. Body builders use them but basically they are speed.

mayoketchupchocolate Thu 01-Sep-16 10:45:29

Haha- basically a conclusive no then! I think i'll avoid these!

I wish Slimming World worked for me, you can eat such nice food, and it makes so much sense - but it just does nothing!

annielostit Thu 01-Sep-16 17:06:40

Regardless of how any "diet" is packaged slimming world or others, if there's no proper calorie deficit you won't loose weight. SW encourages no portion control. Try the plan but weigh out standard portions marked on a pack - 75g pasta etc & see the difference.

toastandmarmiterocks Thu 01-Sep-16 22:16:36

Thank you all for confirming what I already suspected. I'm hot enough so don't need anything that will make me hotter. What was the aloe Vera advice? Do you eat it?? (Sorry, I'm on my phone & can't find who posted that)

Pisssssedofff Fri 02-Sep-16 00:00:22

If nothing else by taking them your house will be spotless, ridiculous amount of energy

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