Wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do to shed those annoying extra pounds was take a few pills now and then, and the weight would just drop as quickly as you put it on? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, you know what they say…
if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
The first thing that speaks against diet pills is that there are a lot of risks involved. Just to give you an example, some diet pills will work their so-called wonders by raising your body temperature, using up energy as they do so and thus making you burn calories. So far so good, but have you thought of the effects this has on your heart and your blood pressure? Definitely not something you want to try. Other side effects of various pills may include diarrhea, nausea, headaches, heart damage, pains in various places, and the list goes on. Still tempted?
It’s easy to think that diet pills could help you out quickly if the motivation to eat less or go to the gym regularly is just lacking at the moment. This is what the ads want to make you believe, and let’s face it, it would be a nice thing to believe, wouldn’t it? The thing is, it’s not true. Those diet pills you can actually trust, the prescription ones that your doctor might advise you to take if they think it’s necessary, only work in combination with a healthy diet and exercise by speeding things up a little. They are also meant for extremely obese people, those who have a BMI of 35 and above. Over the counter diet pills are much less regulated and therefore potentially much more dangerous. They tend to make you think all you have to do is sit back and swallow a few pills and you will lose weight as if by magic. What they don’t tell you is that this is potentially very dangerous for your health, especially if you’re only looking to drop a few pounds and fit into your summer clothes nicely again.
Basically what I’m saying is, weight loss is hard, and anyone who is trying to tell you any different is probably trying to sell you something. If you’re severely obese and your doctor recommended you certain pills to help you with weight loss, then that’s great and you should go for them. If you expect to be able to just go to the supermarket, buy some pills, go sit in front of your TV with an extra large pizza and then lose ten pounds in five days, it’s not going to happen, get over it. It might also be dangerous, so put the pills back to where they were and go pay a visit to the fruit and veg section, because that’s what will really get you somewhere.
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