Do Diet Pills Really Work? And What Are The Side Effects?
Today's society equates beauty with being slim, while being overweight is equated with being unattractive. It is because of this viewpoint of society that men and women are doing everything they can to shed the extra pounds, even at the cost of their health sometimes. One such attempt at weight loss that people often try is the diet pill. Known by other names also, such as hunger suppressants or a weightloss pill, the question remains – do diet pills really work? And exactly how safe are they?
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Dietary supplements are only supposed to contain ingredients that are found in nature or can be extracted from natural products in a way that it doesn't change their chemical makeup. However, there are many companies who find loopholes around these laws and create ‘breakthrough' products. Then there are also those companies who blatantly do not list certain ingredients of their pill and hide it from their customers, all because these loopholes give them the leeway. So the point here is at the end of the day, you really can't be sure of what the diet pills, or slimming teas, or fat reduction powders that you are consuming really contain. And as such you can't lay claims on how safe they are.
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Even after not being certain on the safety aspect of these supplements there are still a ton of people who have gone ahead and taken them, and they have a lot to say on the same. One such user who doesn't wish to named has something to share with us –
"I was not obese but I was definitely on the heavier side, and was getting tired of being the fattest one in my circle. Everyone used to make jokes on my weight, and though they were light-hearted they did get to me. That is when I decided to try out diet pills as they seemed like the easy way out, even though in my mind I knew that there could be hidden side effects. However, what I thought easy wasn't really all that simple. After purchasing the pills I realized that having the pills alone is not going to help, along with that I had to follow a strict diet plan prescribed by the manufacturer as well as work out. So that was a shocker for me!"
He further said, "I did it anyway, and to my delight I started noticing changes and within a few months I lost a considerable amount of weight. Once I achieved my weightloss goal, I decided to stop the pills, and that's where everything went downhill. Once I was off the pills, all the weight that I had lost came back at a faster rate than I had lost it. That is when I decided no more pills"
From his experience and that of others, it is clear that diet pills really work, as long as you take them for the rest of your life. But is that something that you really want to do? Depend on a pill to make you fit for years to come? Imagine the damage long term use is going to do to your body!
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In my opinion, though the pill might be tempting and clearly seem worth all the side effects, it really isn't. My suggestion is to skip them entirely and not even think of it. Instead maintain a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and plenty of exercise and lose weight the natural and contemporary way. Not only will this make the weightloss stick, but it will not put your health and life at stake as well.