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21 Aug 2007

weight loss
I am going to undergo a dermo lipectomy in a month. I need to lose about 5kg before that. What have you heard about Hoodia products. I am trying to eat well, and also have started walking 3 days per week. I am hoping the Hoodia will suppress my appetite.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Curious
There are indications that Hoodia can suppress the appetite. However, there is no guarantee that the majority of Hoodia products on the market right now, are effective. Research into Hoodia is still in its early stages and until the studies have been completed we don't know if the product has negative side-effects and what the correct daily dosage should be. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and do a Search using 'Hoodia' as your search term to find the article 'Hype about Hoodia' that I wrote on the subject. To lose the 5 kg you can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular aerobic exercise (e.g. brisk walking, running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming) for 30 or more minutes per day.
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DietDoc
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