Should I take diet pills?
Topic: Should I take diet pills?
June 26, 2019 / By Astrophel Question:
I currently weight 220 pounds. I am starting my weight loss journey soon, but I'm doing research before I get started.
So far I am:
Joining weight watchers online
Buying exercise DVD's (i dont have the money to join a gym right now)
I was wondering if anyone thought I should try diet pills or a cleanse. I have IBS and I am extremely bloated. What should I use?
Best Answers: Should I take diet pills?
Veronica | 9 days ago
A 'cleanse' won't help you lose weight and has no proven health benefits. Recent research has indicated that 'cleanses' are not just ineffective, but also potentially dangerous.
Diet pills are dangerous at worst, and an expensive waste of money at best. If there was a pill that made you thin, the whole world would be taking it.
Look, I'm overweight too. But I've just lost 20lbs in a month through eating a sensible, calorie-controlled diet and exercising (in a way that really pushes me) four or five times a week. I don't belong to a gym. I also walk to work and back instead of catching the tram. Yes, it is hard. Yes, it takes willpower. But there is ONE way and one way only to lose weight healthily and that is to eat fewer calories and to do more exercise. Boring, but true. I don't enjoy exercising one bit. But when I first tried, I couldn't even complete the first 20 minute section of the DVD, and now, only four weeks later, I can already do two 20 minute (high impact, challenging) workout sessions followed by another 20 minutes of ab toning. If a couch potato like me can do it, you can too. The last time I exercised was at least twenty years ago, and I love my food, so it's not easy - but I already feel SO much better and so much healthier. Slow and steady wins the race! I know that my weight loss will slow to one or two pounds a week now, but I'm prepared for that. I'll keep trying even it takes me a year!
Doctors in the US are all too willing to prescribe medication for weight loss - because you have a private healthcare system and they're making money by prescribing you medication. Consequently, people in the US often assume that they can lose weight with diet pills or whatever. But in every other country in the world, you're expected to do it the effective and sensible way, and people are healthier as a result.
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Originally Answered: are thier any diet pills i mean pills that actually take off a couple pounds a person can buy over the counter?
Not really. There are some that have ingredients that can act like appetite suppressants, but in my experience, I start to tolerate them after a while and they lose any effect. Frankly, I think all the pills on the market are a waste of money. You will always find somebody who had success with a diet or diet product, but anecdotes don't equal facts. The key to weight loss is eating less and exercising more. Your body needs to use more calories than you are taking in. Track your food and your exercise to see how you are doing.
i was in your shoes about 2 years ago. weight watchers didn't do it for me just because it was too easy to splurge. i got a prescription for phentermine. its an appetite suppressant and it really helped me to get going and kick start my diet/exercise program. overall i lost about 90 pounds and i am so much happier. i don't take it anymore, as it is not effective for long term use, but once you get in the routine of dieting and exercising, it is a lot easier to stay on the routine without the help of a pill. there are side effects to the pill and most doctors won't prescribe it so you'll have to find someone in your area that does. good luck to you! you can do it!
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Using diet pills is ok for a short period of time. Longer usage can lead to cardiac issues. High blood pressure, hardened artery disease. Basically, everything that being overweight would give you anyway which defeats the purpose of losing weight in the first place.
They helped me lose quite a bit of weight. I'm off of them now, and still able to continue to my goal weight.
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Don't keep junk food in your kitchen. If it's not generally there, you can't be tempted because of it.
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Find the right diet for your individual body because there are many ways are there to lose weight just find what works for you
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Measure out and about that bowl of cereal or even oatmeal, including the fruit, nut products, maple syrup, milk, and yogurt you help to increase it. Have a set of measuring cups and spoons accessible instead of eyeballing.
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Also include 10 grams connected with fiber to satiate hunger longer and forestall bloating from constipation.
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Measure out that bowl of cereal or maybe oatmeal, including the fruit, insane, maple syrup, milk, and yogurt you enhance it. Have a set of measuring cups and spoons accessible instead of eyeballing.
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Originally Answered: Anyone tried Slim Quick diet pills and how big are the pills?
Taking pills was a huge turn off but looking at slimquick they actually had some alternatives. - they have packets that mix into water- try these you can get mixed berry or lemonade flavor. You are also hydrating and don't need to swallow horse pills! I have lost about 20lbs in just over 2 months and feel awesome. you can look them up online-they also have some pretty neat tools. good luck,cheers