I began taking this product on Thanksgiving 2012. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast and how well it worked. I was initially concerned that it would not work for me because I was, am, an emotional eater or would eat when I was bored. As I stated before I began I taking this product on Thanksgiving but still expected to eat, I just thought it would help me to not over eat. Too my surprise I had almost no desire to eat at all! Even with all the many delicious choices I just had no want to eat any of it. I actually had to force myself to eat so that my family would not ask questions, as they did not know that I had began taking any medication. The only side effect that I noticed was how thirsty I was. I couldn't seem to get drink enough water! From that day until the spring I lost approximately 20lbs. For me this product was a life changer and I couldn't be happier. I am currently pregnant with my second child so I have put weight back on for the right reason but I will no doubt use this product again in the future.