Who should take weight loss pills?
Weight loss pills are suitable for anybody that either wants to lose weight, or has difficulty maintaining the weight that they desire. Losing or maintaining weight with diet and exercise alone can sometimes be difficult and weight loss pills will give that extra boost to your efforts. Strict diet and exercise regimes often fall by the wayside, especially after the initial few weeks. At first, you will lose weight quickly, which is great, but when all your good work is undone with one blow-out weekend, it is easy to feel defeated and give up altogether! This is where weight loss pills come in, making dieting a lot easier.
Although some pills have been proven to work even without changing your diet, we highly recommend a healthy eating plan, in conjunction with any weight loss pills. Even if you have had trouble sticking to diets in the past, you will find it hugely motivating to see the pounds melt away quickly and safely. Without changing your diet, it will take a lot longer to lose weight.
What weight loss pills are available?
Weight loss pills can be divided into two groups, natural and pharmaceutical.
Pharmaceutical pills need to be prescribed by your Doctor. In the UK, surgeries will usually only prescribe pills to patients with a BMI over 30, and only if you have a weight related problem, such as diabetes. The most common types of pharmaceutical pills are Orlistat, Belviq, Phentermine and Qsymia.
Orlistat works by preventing the body from absorbing all of the fat from the foods that you eat. It is absolutely essential that you stay on a low fat diet whilst taking Orlistat, as eating high fat content meals lead to oily, uncontrollable bowel movements.
The other pharmaceutical products, Belviq, Phentermine and Qsymia act as appetite suppressants. These pills all have a long list of side effects, including heart palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, diarrhoea and depression to name but a few. Phentermine is not approved for long term use as it is a strong amphetamine, which could easily become addictive.
Natural weight loss pills do not need a prescription and are widely available online and in most good health food stores. These natural substances work in harmony with your body to enhance the fat burning capabilities. Whilst some natural weight loss pills are more effective than others, they certainly don’t have the nasty side effects that you may suffer with from pharmaceutical pills. They are perfectly safe for most healthy adults. However, you still need to be careful as some natural weight loss pills may interfere with certain prescription drugs. For example, if you suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, you should not take Garcinia Cambogia as it may form acetylcholine in the brain which could counteract your medication. We would not recommend weight loss pills in any form to pregnant women or children. If in doubt, always consult your doctor before taking any pills, natural, herbal or otherwise!
Natural weight loss pills
There are several different types of natural supplements, including the infamous Acai Berry, Garcinia Cambogia, green coffee bean, raspberry ketones, African Mango, Dietrine, Hoodia and Saffron extract to name but a few! They all work in different ways to help the body burn fat. The side effects from these natural products are all beneficial. They include increased energy, mood enhancement and stabilising blood pressure levels.
Natural supplements can be extremely effective too. Many people assume that natural substances are a ‘soft’ option and don’t work, but that is not true. Our top weight loss pills, Garcinia Cambogia have been proven to burn 3x more fat than dieting alone. Now there’s results anybody would be happy with! We do recommend that you look at the different types of weight loss pills available, until you find one that suits you. It is also good practice to look for evidence of clinical trials to show the effectiveness of the product in question. The Natural Supplements industry is a huge market and unfortunately there are many companies who make wondrous claims about their products, without any scientific proof to back it up.
Good natural supplements will contain at least 50% of the active ingredient, and no artificial ingredients, additives, preservatives, fillers or binders. Most are organic in nature, and will have other benefits besides weight loss. For example, the relative new-comer, Yacon Molasses (which is not a pill but a syrup) promotes healthy digestion and eases constipation as well as helping you lose weight.
If you have had difficulty in the past sticking to diets and would like to take things to hand, natural weight loss supplements will help you. There is no need for a prescription, so you can deal with matters yourself privately without the need for medical intervention. We feel that it is always better to take control of bad eating habits that have led to weight gain as soon as possible. That unsightly, excess flab will seem relatively minor when you start facing issues such as diabetes and heart failure. If your health does become affected by your weight, your options may become more limited, and the choices made for you. With obesity increasing at an alarming rate, it is important now more than ever to tackle your weight issues head on.
Whichever option you choose to help you on your weight loss journey, please be aware that nothing can substitute a healthy diet and exercise program, no matter what the claims. A healthy diet means making wise food choices and feeling free to indulge occasionally. Weight loss pills can help you along that path and make things a bit easier.