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How to Lose Weight With Hydroxycut

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author image Leigh Wittman
Leigh Wittman has been writing professionally since 2007. She writes primarily on health, career advice, outdoor pursuits and travel for various websites. Wittman is a licensed nurse and studied nursing at Arizona State University.

Hydroxycut manufactures over-the-counter supplements including Pro Clinical Hydroxycut, Brazilian Acai with Green Coffee Extract, Fiber Full, Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Max, South African Hoodia with Green Coffee Extract and Premium Cleanse. Hydroxycut supplements are intended for use individually and not in tandem with one another. Using more than one Hydroxycut supplement at the same time could result in overdose, since many of the supplements contain the same key ingredients. Consult your physician prior to using any of the Hydroxycut supplements or any other weight loss supplements.

Step 1

Research the supplements manufactured by Hydroxycut to determine which you believe best fits your needs. For example, Fiber Full is a powdered drink mix providing 6 g of fiber. Though Fiber Full is not marketed as a weight loss supplement, the fiber in the drink will provide a feeling of fullness, often resulting in consuming fewer calories. Alternatively, Pro Clinical Hydroxycut claims to increase energy levels, providing the energy necessary to get the most out of your workouts.

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Step 2

Visit your doctor to discuss your weight loss goals and your desire to incorporate a Hydroxycut product into your regimen. Bring the Hydroxycut supplement you want to use to your appointment. Your doctor will evaluate the product and your overall health history to determine if it is a safe product for you to take for weight loss.

Step 3

Take the Hydoxycut supplement that you and your doctor have agreed upon according to the package directions. For example, the South African Hoodia with Green Coffee Extract supplement instructs dieters to take one capsule by mouth with a large class of water 30 to 60 minutes prior to their two largest meals of the day. Do not exceed dosages or frequency directed by Hydroxycut or your physician as this could cause an overdose.

Step 4

Adhere to a reduced calorie diet. None of the Hydroxycut supplements will cause you to lose weight if you overeat. Weight loss supplements are an enhancement, not a replacement, to your own efforts. Consult a dietitian if you are struggling with your diet.

Step 5

Exercise at least 20 minutes per day three times per week to start. As your fitness level increases, gradually increase the duration and frequency of your exercise sessions until you are exercising at least one hour five days per week, which is ideal for weight loss, according to "Handbook of Obesity Treatment." Work with a personal trainer if you find yourself struggling with your exercise routine.

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GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
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References

  • Hydroxycut
  • "Handbook of Obesity Treatment"; Thomas A. Wadden PhD and Albert J. Stunkard MD; 2004
  • "Contemporary Nutrition"; Gordon M. Wardlaw and Anne M. Smith; 2007
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