Hello!!!! Nope I have not forgotten about this log! It has been a few days since I have ceased using and I wanted to make sure that if there was any water weight I was holding, that it would pass before I gave my final thoughts. Turns out I wasn't holding much at all, maybe a pound or so! But that could have been some food indulgence over the few final days on DCP.
Today I weighed in at 123lbs, and calipers say 20% bodyfat, waist measurements show 26.5inches.
In basic terms, it means that, after a month, I have lost 3.5lbs and ~2% fat and 1/4 inch on the waistline. Happy? Yes. Ecstatic, not quite yet!
So, let's start off with my first impressions of the product.. I started off with 3 doses of 2 caps 30min pre workout meal (AM), midday and evening meal. Felt some mild heat and appetite suppression.
Dsade recommended taking pre-workouts..that was a good idea! I typically took it as soon as I woke, then ate my pre-wo meal, then trained ~45min later. WORKOUTS WERE GREAT!!!! I noticed a great deal of sweating.. bucketloads! Well not quite, but much more compared to when I used stims in the past. It doesn't give the energy of caffeine for workouts, and I was not expecting it to, but since I had weaned off caffeine for a bit, this was a nice substitution. My workouts last ~70-90mins, and I was even able to tack on an extra 30min cardio at a moderate pace afterwards, no problems.
I did however, feel mid-way, that I was becoming tolerant to the product, apart from during workouts, I could barely "feel" the product (which isn't necessarily a bad thing - NO SIDES!!!!!) and as such experimented with ramping up the dosage... from 8 caps, 10 caps, 12 caps... By about 12 caps, I felt that that would be the limit, as I could feel the onset of cramping, a little bit in the legs and calves, but nothing unbearable.. back to 10 caps and I was fine.
Pronounced sweating during workouts were noticed at 4caps in the morning.
Fat loss schmat loss.. well I have given the numbers.. I have been eating at maintenance, or a little under, no drastic cutting, so I thought that that would be a good way to assess how DCP is working. Overall fat loss I would say has been moderate, I am feeling a little leaner in the abs (YES!) as well as calves and shoulders. I had a bugging hip issue throughout so leg workouts were modified and "easier".
In retrospect, I am giving this product a thumbs up in terms of effectiveness, however at doses 1.5 or 2x larger than that on the label worked better for me, and I am small. So if money was not an issue, I would pick this baby up, otherwise it may get a little pricey if one bottle lasts 15 days at the rate I was taking it!!
Anyway, I think that is all I have to say, I am just rambling, so if I missed anything let me know I will try to answer it! Thankyou!
Ps. Log was unsponsored.