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Here is a little quick math. You can scan bar codes of the packages your food comes in, enter fruits and vegetables, and it knows most foods at most restaurants. We could even prepare the food for the week over the wekeend, etc if it would be cheaper but I don't know where to begin as far as meal planning. The South Beach app also lets members ask questions of nutritionists and receive one-on-one advice. Experts also express concern about the diet's lack of sufficient nutrients and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables, which constitute a small portion of the plan, and about inadequate amounts of fiber and calcium.
This could theoretically lead to reduced appetite and cravings (2). There are actually a whole bunch of studies in rats showing that Garcinia Cambogia consistently leads to significant weight loss (3, 4, 5, 6). However, what works in rats doesnt always work in humans.
Bottom Line: Studies in rats show that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase and increase serotonin levels, leading to significant weight loss. A Look at Some Human Studies Fortunately, I also found several human studies on Garcinia Cambogia.