Topic: Anybody ever tried any diet pills?
December 9, 2019 / By Topsy Question:
Which ones work the best?
How did they make your body feel?
which areas did you lose weight in the most?
how long did you take them and how much weight did you lose?
Ryanne | 7 days ago
Ok, so I'm not exactly on diet pills, but I've definitely lost a lot of weight since I've started taking anti-depressants. I started out with Cirpralex and then changed to Pristiq and I've lost about 20 pounds in 3 months without doing anything at all. I don't exercise at all and I'm a pretty skinny person, so losing 20 pounds is a lot and a much bigger deal than if an overweight person lost that much weight. So, I'd say going on certain drugs, like amphetamines or anti-depressants will help you lose a lot of weight especially if you're a bit chubby to start off with. Certain doctors will give you them if they think you have a serious eating disorder or if you're just super fat (like obese fat), but either than that you'd have to have some type of mental disorder, I suppose, in order to get them prescribed. So, I don't know if any psychiatrists would fall for a fake mental disorder and give you these drugs, but if you're that desperate and have the money than give it a go. Just make sure the drugs don't affect you in any other way besides your weight, I guess. So far, that one's I'm taking aren't giving me any side-effects except weight loss, so I'll obviously have to change that. But anyway, my sister's always been pretty overweight, and she's tried a ton of diet pills and they haven't done anything at all. She has managed to lose 40 pounds in like half a year, though, but she's still pretty fat and she isn't losing anymore. She just basically lost that weight through diet and exercise.
Ok, so I know this is long, but just to sum things up, I'd say your best bets are amphetamines or anti-depressants. Diet pills don't generally go through the pharmaceutical industry, so I guess that's why they don't tend to do what they're supposed to do. Diet pills are just basically money leeches, the way I see it. Um besides that, try just going on a diet. I've tried exercising in the past because I was really weight conscious, but it really didn't do anything for me. Everyone's different, I guess, but the way I've always lost weight is through hardcore dieting (that is, hardly eating anything for a long time). I realize that's unhealthy, but then again, I've never really cared about that. And btw, diet pills or anti-depressants or whatever will only make you lose weight because they reduce your appetite, and so, make you eat less. Don't believe in any pill that says it speeds up your metabolism b/c that's all just crap.
*EDIT: Just to add to this b/c other people have mentioned that dieting will not keep the weight you've lost off and that it is only temporary... That is true, but exercising still won't help you lose any weight. Exercising only helps you keep the weight you've lost off b/c it keeps your metabolism in check and burns up any excess fat or calories you might have gained from that day. So, I guess the best combination is to hardcore diet (either with or without the help of pills) and to exercise daily. I personally don't like exercising b/c it makes me feel bloated and butch, but it definitely does help keep the weight off and I know this from personal experience and my sister's experience.
pounding out your meat will help healthier portions go a longer way visually and its good stress relief
skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat storing starvation mode making it harder to burn calories
Do you want long term weight loss or only temporary. If you want fast weight loss, go ahead and take the diet pills. if you survive the side-effects well and good. But just take note that the weight loss is temporary and the weight will come back with a vengeance. What is impressive is not losing weight but keeping the loss weight off. The National Weight Control Registry has some impressive data on what it takes for people to keep weight off. Dieting and diet pills is nowhere to be seen. If you are interested to read more about the NWCR, go to http://correct-weight-loss.net/2009/11/0...
I do not believe that diet pills are the answer to losing weight. Diet pills are a temporary fix and usually cause you to lose water weight. I have never taken them. However, I have lost 90 lbs by teaching myself to eat properly and exercise regularly. I recommend talking to your doctor for assistance with coming up with a diet and exercise plan that is right for you. Good luck!
I personally don't think diet pills are a good method of losing weight. I think the best way to lose weight is just going on a strict diet and exercise. But thats just my opinion...