Originally Posted by bitinsane
x2, and good old fashioned exercise.
I lost 70# 3 years ago and that was pretty much the magic potion - there's no pills, drinks, or elixirs that are going to make up for simply becoming aware of what you eat (and the calories in it), and exercising.
I used the LiveStrong iPhone app. I tracked every SINGLE calorie down to each teaspoon of sugar in my morning coffee. It became very evident within the first few days (eating as I normally used to) where my problem was. I then set a strict calorie limit, adhered to it (it was HARD in the first week or two, but it gets easier as your stomach and mind adjust), and then exercised my butt off - at least 4-5 nights a week in the gym for at least an hour.