View Full Version : Hydroxycut + Glutamine + Cutting Gel
Sue in UK
01-10-2002, 03:03 AM
I am thinking of trying Hydroxycut. I've been going to gym for 2 years now, I do cardio on 3 days and weight training on 3 days with 1 day off (maybe 2). I am eating the 5-6 small meals (inc. myoplex lite shakes) per day. My body is more toned but I still have some fat which is covering the muscles LOL! So I want to get rid of the fat. (I'm 5'3" and weight about 140lbs).
I took Xenadrine up to 2 months ago, and thought to change to Hydroxycut.
I spoke to the GNC guy and he said take 9 pills a day (which seemed a lot, I haven't bought anything yet though); he said 3 first thing in the morning before breakfast; 3 before lunchtime and 3 more in the evening. Now everything I've read about Xenadrine and Hydroxycut mentions they keep you awake if taken later than 4pm - but he didn't seem to think it mattered how late!
I wondered whether I should start off on just 1 tab 3 times a day and increase from there - and should I only take them on training days?
I must admit the bit about hearts racing scares me a little though, as I find if I have too much coffee it causes my heart to race - is this harmful?
Also wondered if glutamine would be a good idea and if it would be OK to have it with Hydroxy and protein shakes ....
One more query is: if anyone has tried cutting gel and does it work?
Sorry there's so many questions in here.
The Hydroxycut worked for me...however, I started by taking one 3 times a day. One in the am, one before lunch and another around 3, about an hour before I worked out.
I did this for a week, then on the second week, I increased to two, three times a day. I never took more than 2 at a time....when I tried to increase to three, I got a skin reaction because of the asprin, and developed a very itchy rash, and so the doctor had to put me on a steroid pill for about 10 days along with a cream. If you do start takign ephedra products, it is good to take a break from them abut every few weeks. The Glutamine will help with the Hydroxycut.
I have not personally used the cutting gel, but have heard that it was very overrated, no better than the firming lotions/cellulite lotions that you get at the drugstore.
If you read the advertisements for Hydroxycut, it says to build up gradually. I never had jitters with it..but expect to sweat alot when you do your cardio.
01-19-2002, 08:50 AM
I seriously think some of you females should check out the Supplement section.
LipoDerm-Y has worked for many ppl (spot reduction)
I personally tried HydroxyCut didnt get much out of it. Ripped Fuel and a Keto Cycle did wonders...
01-21-2002, 08:26 AM
JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT HYDROXY WORKED WELL FOR ME. I STARTED BY TAKING FOUR AT 6 IN THE MORNING AND NONE THE REST OF THE DAY. I HAVE NO TROUBLES SLEEPING AND THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT I HAVE NOTICED IS THAT AN HOUR AFTER INGESTED I GET HOT AND A BIT SWEATY. AN EXTREMELY NICE CHANGE FROM HEART RACEING AND NOT SLEEPING. HOWEVER, I SEEM TO BE AT A STANDSTILL RIGHT NOW. I WAS NOT GOING TO THE GYM AND DID NOT CHANGE MY DIET AT ALL. I FOUND THAT THE APPETITE SUPPRESSANT HELPED ON MY DIET. I WILL BE GOING TO THE GYM STARTING NEXT WEEK. I ALSO HAD 60 POUNDS TO LOSE, SO I JUST WANTED A START ON THE WEIGHT LOSS BEFORE I DID ANYTHING ELSE. I DO HAVE A MOTIVATION PROBLEM. THAT TOO WILL CHANGE. GOOD LUCK
11-17-2002, 08:46 PM
I'm the opposite....I've tried Hydroxycut and am thinking of switching to Xenedrine. Did you not have good results from the Xenedrine? I tried Hydroxycut twice and didn't get very good results for weight loss. Also, I started out with 1/3x per day for a week then switched to 2/3x per day which was fine and I didn't have any side effects. When I switched to 3/3x per day the following week, I started to get dizzy spells (especially during my work out) so I went back to 2.
11-28-2002, 02:47 PM
Hydroxycut works well but I have been on it to long now.
I'm going to go off for a couple weeks and then try Hydroxedrine.
Xenadrine gave me the shakes. There was to much caffeine in each pill which made it harder to try and build up a tolerence.
12-11-2002, 01:07 AM
Sue in UK,
The fat-burners you buy at GNC are the ephedra-free versions, as eph. is banned in the UK.
All you would be getting from them, is caffeine, green tea (hydroxycut), aspirine, and other ingredients.
If you want the real US version of these fat-burners, order online from a retailer.
My favorite being www.cyberflex.co.uk
A product that works well at targeting stubborn fat areas is yohimbine. But the downside is that it can make you quite jittery, especially when combined with ephedrine.
ECAs containing yohimbine are:
- Biotest's MD6
- GEN's Thermonol XS
If you chose to get those, specify that you want the US version and start with half the recommended dosage until you can tolerate it better.
12-16-2002, 01:09 PM
I never tried cutting gel. But I already spent a fortune in cellulite lotions...One works very well for me : BIKINI, by Christian Dior. It's a spray, but I use it like a lotion, massaging. I've been using this for one month and already notice that my skin is just like "ironed". You wont lose inches, just the look of the skin that really changes. I read about it on a french website, and all the girls who used it were saying it had worked for them too. If you find it, give it a go (I don't want to make advertizing for Chr.Dior products, I once had a dreadfull skin allergy with a foundation ! But Bikini, the cellulite one, called "Minceur" in UK works !)
01-07-2003, 02:19 PM
i take 3 hydroxycut before my workout, ive been using it for 12months, without much of a break! i dont have fat too lose but it gives me an energy boost, or so i think. do you need to have a break from using it, and for how long. if i forget to take it i find i cant give 100% to my training. i sometimes think ive got used to taking them and maybe i just think i need them for the extra bit of energy it gives me. oh dear could i be hooked????????
01-07-2003, 02:51 PM
I have always cycled fatburners -- 6 weeks on 2 weeks off. I don't know if you need to do this when just using it for an energy boost. Are you still getting the boost? -- the reason I ask is because 3 Hydroxycut at one time would probably make me bounce off the walls. :)
01-08-2003, 01:38 AM
im definately still getting the boost, i have bags of energy after either 3 0r 4 hydroxycut. ( i only take them before training) after a couple of days break at xmas, i went to the gym to do just cv, and forgot to take them. usually i can run 10km in 50 mins, without having to stop, but i really found it hard going without the hydroxycut. when im lifting i find i have the extra go in me to lift that bit more, my energy and strength levels seem to be stronger after taking them..i dont get jittery i dont have trouble sleeping etc, i used to have jitters etc, but that was when i used to have the dose they recomend, which is 9-12 tablets per day, you really dont need that high amount to get the benefits,also it would cost a small fortune.
i am emigrating to australia soon and ive heard, (panic setting in) you cant get them in oz, does anyone know if this is true??? what alternatives are there?
off to the gym now, leg day today, my 3 hydroxycut are definately needed today, i dont like doing legs!!!!
05-12-2003, 03:57 AM
Where can I purchase BIKINI by C.D.???? Believe me I NEED it....I am willing to try anything!!