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Old Tue, Mar-15-11, 09:15
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Plan: Protein Power/Primal
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Looking for anyone who has tried metabasol. Did it work for you? Thanks!
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Old Thu, Mar-24-11, 18:35
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I have yet to see anyone write any rave reviews.
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Old Sat, Jun-04-11, 16:04
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I took advantage of the giveaway of the expired supply on the Protein Power blog and am currently on my 5th day. So far I am very impressed - I've been stalled at 128 pounds since September 2010, and as of today I'm finally down to 127. I'm doing it in conjunction with the 6 Week Cure and it seems to give that diet a little extra punch.

I'll post a full review when I reach goal weight.
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Old Sat, Jun-04-11, 20:30
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I started to try it, but I ended up with some really bad diarrhea. I'm not 100% positive it was the metabosol, there were a number of other things that could have caused it. I'll retry again in a bit.
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Old Thu, Jun-09-11, 19:20
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Plan: Protein Power
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I started to try it, but I ended up with some really bad diarrhea. I'm not 100% positive it was the metabosol, there were a number of other things that could have caused it. I'll retry again in a bit.

I had a couple of days with the same problem and blamed all the whey protein you have to eat with the 6 Week Cure. But my body adapted, and things are now humming along perfectly. I'm currently 1.5 pounds below my previous stall point after 10 days on 6WC/Metabosol.

You know, with all the controversy on the paleo blogs about esoterica like "safe starches," "food reward," and now Chris Kresser is warning us about the dangers of coconut oil, it's too tempting to write off the Eades's hardcore very low carb diet plan as old school. I'm now on my second go round with 6WC after getting distracted by all those other bright shiny things and somehow adopting the delusion that as a 52-year-old post-menopausal woman with years of lowfat dieting and NSAID abuse behind me, I can somehow lose weight while eating 50+g a day of starch--not! And I've learned to never again underestimate Dr. Eades.

Good luck, Nancy, let us know how you do on your second try.
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Old Thu, Jun-09-11, 19:52
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I've been taking it once a day now for a few days. I think perhaps it wasn't the metabosol. I'll try to increase the dose to 2x.

I'm in the maintenance phase of my hcg diet, so I don't really expect to lose anything, although sometimes I do anyway!
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Old Fri, Jul-01-11, 08:36
LaceyC LaceyC is offline
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Plan: Protein Power
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I've been taking Metabosol for 31 days. I posted the following review on Dr. Eades's blog and thought I'd share it here:

Thereís another tip that Dr. Eades wonít talk about here because he doesnít ďhard-sellĒ his products, but I will: found the Eadesís Metabosol product really helpful in losing those stubborn last 10 pounds. I know everybodyís skeptical of ďweight loss formulas,Ē but I needed a boost. Low carb alone got me from 135 to 129 in September 2010 but I just couldnít get below that. Starting June 1, 2011, I made another run at it, same diet but with Metabosol this time, and in 31 days I went from 129 to 121.5 Ė within 3.5 pounds of my goal weight. Iím 52 and post-menopausal, so I can be considered a tough case.

I kept detailed records of what I ate and my pounds and measurements. My diet approach for weight loss is around 70% fat, 28% protein, and 2% carb (about 6g per day), following the 6 Week Cure schedule. I tried 60%-38%-2% and couldnít see a lot of difference, probably because itís still pretty high fat. I did a couple of 49%-49%-2% days and stalled afterward, but I didnít do it often enough to rule out coincidence.

Question for Dr. Eades when youíre off the road: I have a trick Iíve discovered with Metabosol, where I get up and take it at 4 a.m. on an empty stomach and then go back to sleep for four hours. When my sleep is really deep and restful, I get up and find that Iíve lost .5 to 1.5 pounds between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. (It stays off, too!) Is there any medical basis for this?

Needless to say, Iím very happy about the way I look and wearing clothes I havenít worn since 2002.
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Old Fri, Jul-01-11, 09:47
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It did turn out to be the metabosol that was causing my diarrhea. I might give it another shot before I entirely give up.
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Old Fri, Jul-01-11, 09:52
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Plan: Protein Power
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It did turn out to be the metabosol that was causing my diarrhea. I might give it another shot before I entirely give up.

Sorry to hear that! The stuff does work. I've definitely noticed changes in my bowel habits, but nothing I can't put up with until I get to my goal weight.

Nancy, are there any especially good threads on the forum about maintaining weight loss? I'm afraid that as soon as I start eating vegetables again I'll start seeing the pounds creep back up.
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Old Tue, Jul-19-11, 09:05
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Sorry to hear that! The stuff does work.
I tried metabosol too at one point, but it didn't do squat for me. I finished up the entire cannister of it, while maintaining my diet, but didn't lose a single pound.
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Old Sat, Dec-17-11, 02:45
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Well, if it contains sugar alcohols, like a lot of things that end in "ol" do, then it very likely would be the cause of diarrhea.
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Old Wed, May-02-12, 14:47
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Plan: Very high fat LC/HCG
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I'm very impressed with the performance of Metabosol. i'm a tracker and logger. I have used it for 3 months, and feel quite confident that it has sped up my rate of loss from previous weight loss efforts.

I personally haven't had any issues with it causing diarrhea. I know we're all different in that respect. Sorry it does that to you, Nancy.

I'm doing hCG right now, and don't take the metabosol while on hCG, but here's something I wrote to a journal buddy on March 8th, about my results with Metabosol.
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I really think it's helping me. I mean, I've lost 31 pounds in 9 weeks. I've never lost that fast in my life! I'm eating the exact same way I ate in 2006-08 when I lost the 130 pounds, and then it took me 12 weeks to lose 31 pounds, and that was from a higher starting weight (310)...AND that was before menopause! so I don't know what else could explain why I'm losing so fast now after 3 solid years of no ability to lose whatsoever, except the Metabosol does what it claims.
Just an idea for you. i know it's expensive, so I wouldn't suggest it if I suspected it was bs.

Here's an interesting blog post of his (Dr. Eades) where he talks about the research he did in developing it. Note the date is back in 2011. They were out of stock then, but it is available now.
http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/...loss/metabosol/
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