I may not be a beauty, but I'm not particularly obese--maybe 20 lbs. overweight, most of it centered in my center. I've sweated on a StairMaster, gorged on cabbage soup, crunched ab trainers until my sides ached. Still, nothing suppressed those late-night hunger pangs. Willpower alone couldn't quell my urge for chocolate. I'd feel awful after every falafel, only to return the next week for another.

Then I heard about Redux, the latest revolution in weight control. I'd never taken pills like that before. Even in college, when others gobbled speedy white crosses, I stuck to black coffee. But Redux isn't...

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