Originally Answered: are prescription diet pills (to lose apettite) also a scam to lose weight.?
Well you see here's the thing about losing weight, the fastest way to lose weight is to eat 6 healthy small meals a day. Not eat 1 or 2 meals a day that are ok. The only pills I'd honestly say work, but be aware of the side effects, are pills that have ephedra in them, because they speed up your heart rate and bring your body temperature up, so they actually help you lose weight, rather then do anything to your appetite. HOWEVER I do not recommend ephedra unless you know you have a healthy heart and read up on the stuff prior to taking it. I myself have taken ephedra and used the protein diet to keep in good shape. I do this because the body uses carbs as fuel, and whatever the body doesnt use as fuel, it stores as fat. So if I'm not eating any carbs, then the body has no way of storing any fat, as well as it has no way of getting fuel out of the food that your eating. So your body has to go into a state of survival by using the stored fat as fuel.