I know this thread is about supplements for weight loss, but do you really need them? There are so many quick fixes out there, but what about just a sensible approach to achieving and maintaining your ideal weight? Hard work and a sensible diet (ie, not a fad diet, but something you can incorporate into your everyday life with minimal impact or change). Each to their own regarding the best weight loss exercise. I like weights and running with a combination of high intensity and recovery work outs on the bike for weight loss, but I also combine these with a variety of other sports like cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, climbing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, yoga and hopefully soon some martial arts. For me, the variety maintains my interest and gets me out there doing different things. I typically eat a high protein, low GI diet with no processed foods and minimal carbohydrates (ie, meat/fish with lots of vegetables and fruit). These meals are easy to cook, tasty, filling and do not involve counting calories or making sacrifices. And I jump on the scales every day. If I see my weight creeping up, then I will reduce my plate size and/or increase my workload. That way I am not 2 months down the track and having to work off 5kg that have mysteriously packed itself on to my frame. I'd rather know that I look the way I do because of a sensible training regime than rely on supplements or drugs to achieve a look or desired weight.