By Carrie Weil
(LOUISVILLE) -- It's been three weeks since our "Hoodia Hopefuls" first put the product to the test. Many people have asked about their early results, so WAVE 3's Carrie Weil has an update.
Kristian Watkins, a local nail technician, told me she gained 100 pounds over the last ten years and wants to lose weight to set a healthier example for her two daughters.
She wrote me saying, "I love it! I can really tell a difference in my appetite. I have already lost 12 pounds. I have also had the desire to drink more water. This may be bad for some, but for me it is good.
"My sweet tooth has also been curbed. I am really pleased with Hoodia. I already am starting to feel better. When I don't take it, I can tell a difference, so I know this pill is working."
WAVE 3 Assignment Editor Aaron Ellis has seen some results mainly in his eating habits. He is hoping to lose 25 to 30 pounds and gain more energy.
"I have only lost a couple of pounds," Ellis said. "Nothing stellar yet, but it has helped me change how I eat and how much I eat. I am still eating two meals, but when I eat what I have, I am full. I do not go back for seconds and I'm not eating the heaping helpings that I used to."
Our third "hopeful" is Fredericka Hargis, a local elementary school principal. She's in her 50s, and even with eating healthfully and moderate exercise, she has put on 20 pounds in the last five years.
After three weeks of using Hoodia, she likes the results. "I am doing great. I have lost six pounds in three weeks. I have had no ill effects. I am less hungry and less likely to snack at all. I think the best thing is that it has caused less hunger and therefore smaller portions are easy."
Stay tuned to WAVE 3 and wave3.com for another Hoodia Hopeful update at the end of March.