Individual tolerances vary. Ensure you achieve your comfort with each stage before increasing your dosage. Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is a super-thermogenic, so be sure to start with one capsule, once daily. Take each serving of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite 30 to 60 minutes before your two largest meals of the day (e.g., breakfast and lunch). Do not exceed 4 capsules in a 24-hour period. Avoid snacking, and drink 10 glasses of water each day. Avoid usage within 5 hours of bedtime. For best results, use Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite for 60 days in combination with diet and training. Do not use for more than 8 weeks. Read the entire label before use and follow the directions provided.