I just signed up for my first order. At the end of the 8 weeks I had lost only 3 lbs. Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well! Take the time to praise yourself for the positive change. I have about 40 pounds to lose and feel like I am making some good headway with the Nutrisystem plan. Fairly certain he will have a good read.


None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia. Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid.

Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis. The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain.

They also found that gastrointestinal adverse events were twice as likely in the hydroxycitric acid group as in the placebo group.