Unfortunately, for the vast majority of dieters, 95% fail – within two years.
That’s a staggering poor, long-term statistic by any measure. Meaning, if you’re going to try to lose the weight starting tomorrow, the chances that you keep the weight off, between tomorrow and the end of the two years is near nil.
In this very personal post, I’ll show you why it’s extremely hard to keep the weight off long-term (and it’s really not your fault).
And why in today’s modern times- you need help (call it supplements or diet pills).
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How I keep the weight off long-term?
The two main levers you must control to affect weight management:
- Overeating (and of the bad stuff, which is way too easy to do).
- Your metabolism. If you don’t exercise regularly it starts to slow down, and you find the weight is easier to pack on and harder to lose.
For those of you who know my bodybuilding story, it’s one of many ups and downs, similar to many journeys that finally culminate in success.
I desired more confidence and the perfect body, so I started going to the gym. One thing led to another and I started using some bad steroids and supplements.
The poor quality steroids gave me the gains and the fat burn I desired, but it also left me with many serious health complications. Problems that I 100% took accountability for and had to resolve on my own.
The truth on why we diet and why we fail…
(What no one talks about- but should.)
We try the latest diet because we secretly despise the way we look in the mirror. Our doctor says we need to lower our weight. Our clothes fit too tight (almost overnight).
Maybe you just want to hop back into the dating scene again, or maybe you just want to shed a few extra pounds to fit into that 2-piece in Cuba.
My approach to LONG-TERM weight loss is the path of least resistance.
Would you, or anyone, honestly, want to make an already challenging task more difficult? Heck no.
The task of losing weight, where 95% of dieters gain all their weight back AFTER they worked tirelessly to lose it is truly a sad story.
As cliche as it sounds you are your OWN worst enemy
I get asked this all the time from guys at the gym – “Bradley is Phenocal a scam? Does it really work? And are the results real? Any complaints?”
What’s natural for your body:
- Your body wants to put on weight.
- It wants to eat what it wants to eat.
- It wants to get fat.
These things happen for evolutionary reasons. Back in our ancient ancestors’ times, food was scarce, and the likelihood of the next meal being easily accessible was unlikely.
So to keep you alive, and prevent starvation (and possibly death), your body has an innate desire to eat, whenever there’s food around you.
You’re in the middle of a food fair – 24/7 everyday
(You just never noticed it.)
There’s ALWAYS a lot of food around you – because marketers know you will buy (and eat).
You drive to work, and on the way it’s food-galore. You get gas, and there’s food at the pump.
There’s food everywhere, with marketing tags and signs that make clickbait a real manifestation with the swipe of your “plastic”.
Then you have office work (that forces you to sit down), and after you get home, your body wants to sit MORE and surf the internet (or Facebook) on your mobile.
This lifestyle creates a perfect frenzy environment that makes you simply want to de-stress.
And what’s the best way to de-stress?
For most, it’s the quick, easy fix
The most accessible food is usually the most easily chosen option.
Ever wonder why the unhealthiest cereal is at eye-level, and yet the most bought? It’s because it’s easily accessible.
And you guessed it; this results in weight gain (the bad kind of course). And, this is where Phenocal came in for me.
My natural, LONG-TERM approach to achieving faster weight loss results, easily and safely is by:
- Controlling how much I eat, rather than battling cravings on an hour-by-hour basis
- Implementing an around the clock fat-burning process that SAFELY works while I’m doing anything or nothing
And, Phenocal does both very well. The best part is that it works with just about any dieting system or lifestyle.
It’s a supplement that can easily be integrated into most dieting systems (that I know of) to achieve two things.
- Curb eating, and
- Increase my metabolism to helps burn more fat- faster
Because the truth is losing the fight with yourself tends to be the main reason, of all reasons, dieters who lose weight put the weight back on 95% of the time. And Phenocal helps you manage your worst enemy- yourself.
The proof is in the pudding
Based on my personal experience phenocal works for me and continues to do so. I’m also an experienced bodybuilder. Meaning, I likely have more physiological knowledge and experience in managing discipline and control (necessary to achieve better results) compared to your average Joe.
This doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the same results, it simply means you have to also do a little Googling to find what foods you should eat and not eat and of course going to the gym regularly helps.
You’re popping a few (three) natural pills twice a day, that will deliver two things – make you feel more full and increase your metabolism.
In hindsight, I wish I knew about the pros and cons (reviews) about Phenocal like I did before I took steroids. Because, I would have achieved safe weight loss results without the harsh side-effects from taking, seriously, bad steroids.
My suggestion would be to try Phenocal first (it does come with a 60-day guarantee). It’s really a no-brainer cost wise, and the ingredients are 100% natural which satisfies my #1 priority, which is my health comes first.
Results (outcome) dependent on the individual
Since 2017, reviews are based on people and their actual usage. Keeping mind, some people forget to take the pills with them to work. They leave them at home. Get hungry, and eat what they shouldn’t be eating, and blame the diet pill solution. To be fair, we know this happens, and all I can say is it works for me.
Knowing people are all very physically different, come in all ages, and with all sorts of health problems, it’s reasonable to expect results to vary just as widely. Phenocal is not a one-size fits all magic pill, but it’s not a scam either. What may work for one person, may not work for another.
You need to assess the effectiveness of the product based on two factors:
- The type of ingredients used and,
- The effectiveness of those ingredients should be scientifically proven to help one achieve weight loss.
And, if you want a healthy solution, from my experience, this is it because it scientifically has the ingredients to help manage the two main levers that contribute to weight gain.
So what are the ingredients?
I found the ingredients on Phenocal.com and include:
- Folic Acid
- Cocoa Extract
- Hoodia Gordonii
- Green Tea Extract
- Evodiamine 
- 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
- Yerba Mate
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid
- Coleus Forskohlii
- Vitamin B5 
- Bioperine 
As previously mentioned, the most important thing to note about the ingredients is that they are all natural, safe, and FDA approved. Again, this was my #1 most important priority BEFORE even considering any diet pill. And they should be yours as well.
Scientifically tested by a 3rd-party
The ingredients have been scientifically tested by a 3rd party to be safe with minor possible side effects.
These tests show these ingredients to be effective at assisting with weight-loss.
But which ones are the most important AND which ones are the fillers?
The two most important ingredients that have the greatest impact come from:
- Glucomannan, and
The why can’t I stop eating scenario?
As mentioned earlier, one of the biggest reasons dieters fail long-term in keeping the weight off is they have trouble:
- Saying no to bad foods or
And, honestly, who doesn’t want to eat food? In many ways, it’s simply not your fault.
Because, usually the food we can’t say no to is the food that’s not good for your body. This includes processed foods that don’t add any nutritional value.
Some call it junk food, some say empty-carbs, whatever you want to call it, it’s a zero value addition to your body that makes you fat.
The solution, as found in Phenocal, is to utilize the powerful and scientifically proven Glucomannan.
If you feel full, you won’t eat or overeat? Yes
So what exactly is glucomannan? It’s a root extract from a plant. So it’s 100% natural and increases the feeling of fullness in your belly. And as you know the more full you feel, the less likely you are to overeat or eat those bad foods.
So, glucomannan aids in managing your satiety signals (those painful signals that make you want to eat a horse at times).
And as we all know the food temptations are everywhere, signals and triggers to make us want to eat all the time, which is why this ingredient is so important for dieters and effective.
Glucomannan hits two birds with one stone. It makes you feel fuller longer you hold off from buying junk food, while waiting to eat healthier foods
After work, you just want to relax over Netflix
And, you know what this does to your body? It makes you sedentary, which further slows down your metabolism, making it more difficult to burn fat.
The solution that Phenocal uses to solve this daily lifestyle problem is by adding Flucoxanthin.
Flucoxanthin is the Tesla-like solution to getting fast results
It’s environmentally friendly to your body and 100% natural to combat this overly, non-active lifestyle of working-sitting.
Fucoxanthin will boost your, likely, lower than average metabolism to help you reach your goal- a lot quicker.
A boost in your metabolism will boost your results.
What about the popular alternative solution?
Phenocal vs. Leptigen
Leptigen, also, a popular diet pill is in the family of fat-burners. And, I get asked this a lot- is Leptigen any good?
So I thought I would address this question and do a side-by-side comparison.
Which is more effective at helping lose weight?
Both serve to help lose weight safely and effectively. And the similarities include increasing your metabolism through extracts such as Green Tea extracts (a stimulant), except Leptigen also adds a dose of caffeine. So this is something to consider as a possible negative with the problems it can create.
If your body isn’t able to manage the increase of caffeine (and metabolize it quick enough) that has been shown to stay in the body for at least 12 hours, then you may run into a problem falling asleep. And, sleep deprivation isn’t something that you want to deal with the next day. It’s hazardous for drivers (and drivers on the road) and work in general.
Caffeine compared to a much milder stimulant, such as Green Tea extract, will create a larger negative impact in your ability to getting to sleep.
Personally, I value my sleep as it helps me become more productive and effective during the day. I also perform better without the heavy stimulant coming from a caffeine pill.
Since it works for me, it might work for you
So, where can I buy me a bottle?
You can get Phenocal at Amazon for (at this moment) for the price of $59.89 (which includes free shipping).
Amazon describes it as: “Phenocal is an incredible all-natural combination that will boost your energy levels and help you feel less hungry—an ideal combination for anyone trying to shed those extra pounds and inches.”
The bottle contains 150 capsules. And, the directions are to consume three before breakfast and 3 before lunch for a total of 6 capsules per day. That equates to about 180 pills needed in a month. That means, if my math serves me correctly, one bottle will serve you for a total of 25 days (5 days shy of a month).
As best as the reviews can say, some say it works, and for others, they say it does nary- nothing.
Keeping in mind that what may work for some and not for others seems to be the key take away. Considering everyone has different body types, diets, and lifestyles, does it surprise me? Honestly- not at all.
Do I recommend it?
From a regular gym-goer who understands the complex world we live in, and that 95% of dieters fail within two years, I’d rather use Phenocal over other supplements based on my results. And, I hope they work for you too.
Again, you can try it risk-free for a long 60-days, and do a before and after comparison. And, it’s nice that the company stands by their product with, not a 30-day, but a 60-day guarantee.
1 – https://www.dietspotlight.com/evodiamine-review/
2 – https://www.dietspotlight.com/vitamin-b5/
3 – https://www.dietspotlight.com/bioperine-benefits/