Hi Everyone!! I started CLA yesterday morning and guess what? Today I am 3 pounds lighter, wow!! I was so excited!! The CLA I bought is from Walmart, it was with the other herbal supplements. The brand is Herbal Select and it is CLA with Sunflower and Safflower Oil Blend. And it only cost 16.99 for 60 caps. I take 3 1000mg a day. I did 30 min. of taebo and just watched what I ate for one day! I'll keep you all posted. Talk to ya soon!
WTG angel! I just started my cla at lunchtime and am planning to take one at dinner and bedtime. Tomorrow I will start taking it with breakfast, supper, and bedtime. I can't wait to start seeing results! Keep us posted!
wow angel thats great. I just went and bought them. I got them at the rite aid store but they are GNC very expensive 25.99. So I start by taking 3 a day. sounds like a lot. they are also the 1000 mg.
Im on atkins also but seem to be stalled at loseing 16 lbs. I want to lose anothter 10 atleast.
I hope this helps me. I walk everyday atleast a mile and a half .
lets keep this post up so we can see how everyone is doing.
hi..i just posted on another thread..but i went out and took the plunge!! i bought some...even more expensive than sue's were..but that is CA for ya...there was a post 60 for 17.99 amd mine were 60 for 19.99! but it is 100% pure safflower tonalin...so i think these are the good ones and i am going to start them this bottle should last 3 weeks if i take 3/day...good luck everyone!!!!
I don't know what the brand name is, but Sam's sells big bottle of CLA and based on how cheap their other products are, I would bet they are priced right. I am planning a trip to Sam's next week and I will check out the price. My daughter looked at BJ's but they didn't have any. I've been buying the EAS CLA at Wal-mart.
I am going to advise you all to be sure to buy the Safflower or Safflower/Sunflower blend!!!
The "sunflower" kind of CLA is just not working for me. I made a big mistake and went cheap instead of for the quality this time. About a month ago I saw the Sunflower CLA on sale so I picked it up. It is only the 600mg strength but figured I would give it a try. I am noticing a huge difference. I had my Mom run out and get me the 1000mg blend and will report back next week on how that is working. I have somehow gained a couple pounds that I cannot lose and in the past I have been able to keep on top of the pounds if they creep on--that is the beauty of CLA. So, take my advice everyone! Go for the 1000mg for sure and check the ingredients. Also, in the last few weeks I have noticed the muscle tone around my belly button is loose and it wasn't like that before, so I am really curious to see what will happen when I go back to the 1000mg.
Take care! and check in often everyone!
SW 148 (Sept. 02)
I've only been on the CLA for 6 days and have lost 5#s. I haven't exercised, just cut down on my carbs. Carbs at 70 a day. Going to cut carbs more next, them exercise more. We'll see what happens! I know if I cut my carbs to 20 or below and exercised a lot with the CLA I would lose a lot at first. But I don't want to deal with a plateau yet. I wanted to see if CLA would work without any drastic changes. Starting tomorrow, I am cutting out more carbs for a week, and then my hours are changed where I finally get weekends off and am hoping to do some Tae-Bo with my daughter. I'll keep ya posted.
I just purchased CLA today and i going to try them this afternoon, just wondering do i have to exercise with them l'm going on holidays sunday for 2 weeks can i just take them without exercise???????
Good Morning eveyone. well I took 2 of the cla yesterday. The ones I bought are the GNC and they are 100 safflour ones. One question they are so big I am having a hard time swallowing them. why do they have to be so big.
and next question, is everyone taking 3 a day so thats 3000 mg ????
please let me know as I dont want to take too much.
I never saw such large gelcaps. My boyfriend said "God where do you put them. then I started to wonder. hmmmm.
have a great day.
As far as HAVING to exercise, you just really should, it seems to speed things up. Even if you are travelling there are floor exercises you can do--doesn't have to be gym stuff. This summer I was doing crunches and leg lifts in the camper!
The big study they did on CLA showed that the participants that lost the most took 3000mg a day (3 gelcaps) and that is what the bottles of TOnalin say to take. I also read online somewhere that you cannot take too much of CLA--although I would only stick to the 3 caps--why waste more? I agree they are big, but I just grab a huge mouthful of water and swallow--LOL!
I am down a pound from yesterday so that is good, my goal is to lose about 4 more to get back to where I should be!
Good luck everyone!
SW 148 (Sept. 02)
Hi Robbit, thanks for the information. I will take the 3. I have had a lot of stomach surgery so I cant do any stomach exercises and that is where I need to lose it. I walk everyday so hopefully that will help me.
Im so glad you told me about this.
thanks so much.
I have been reading this board for a while now and you all are so encouraging that I decided to join. I have lost a total of 70 lbs and have 20 to go. I just started the CLA and am hoping for results as I have seem to have hit a big plateau. I am also taking the Rapid Weight Loss for women with Xantrex - only thing I have noticed so far is the diuretic aspect of it- if you know what i mean!
I have set a goal to lose this 20 by the end of the year- hopefully I can pull it off. Need the muscle tone badly!
Does anyone know of some good toning excersizes for stomach and hips????
(I am female who is 5'7")