Weight Loss Pills-Is There An Upside?
Maybe Not So Great
Everywhere you look, there are advertisements for this diet pill and that one, all of which claim to be the miracle cure for your weight gain problems. You have brand a which boasts ‘natural’ ingredients. Then there is brand b claiming immediate results. Brand c offers cleansing properties. Brand d says their product is used by all the stars. Additionally, brand e claims maximum weight loss in the shortest possible time and brand f and beyond are all versions of the latest fad.
With so many choices, how do you choose? How do you know which one is right for you? The first step is to do your homework. Look at their labels closely. Notice what their active ingredient(s) is (are), how much of it there is, and what their inactive ingredients are. Read the directions carefully, how much water do you need with it, how many times do you need to take it, and what else does it require or recommend?
If you notice, many of them require a minimum of two to six pills a day, each with eight ounces of water. They also tell you that to me more effective, their product should be used in conjunction with a regular diet and exercise plan. In other words, the dieting, exercising, and water consumption are all important factors in achieving effective weight loss, this pill will merely aid in your efforts.
It is very important that you discuss your efforts with your doctor. There may be underlying health conditions that one or more of the pill’s ingredients could interact with. For example, L-taurine acts the same as caffeine and causes the heart to pump more rapidly. That reaction is what reportedly speeds up metabolism and therefore aids calorie burning efforts. Some people are sensitive to caffeine and may not realize it, adding the high levels the pills give you can be dangerous, especially if there is a history of heart conditions in the family.
There is also the possibility of a pill having negative effects on a diabetic are also a concern. Some popular pills now banned caused extensive liver damage or kidney failure. Studies take a long time and there have been occasions where long term effects were not determined until it was too late. Even so-called natural pills can have negative interactions with one’s body.
Diet pills may have a hand in helping you to achieve your weight loss goals but it should never be assumed that they can replace diet and exercise. Our ancestors were not thin and healthy because they took a pill everyday. They were active, hard working people who ate proper, well balanced, nutritious meals. They must have been doing something right and maybe striving to emulate their ways would benefit us more than a little pill.