What Medicine Would You Take To Reduce Your Weight?

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  1. bestweightlosspla profile image60
    bestweightlossplaposted 13 years ago

    I found hoodia and some colon cleansing treatment work the best,how about you?

    1. profile image0
      StormRyderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Busting my butt working out and eating a sensibly...thats regular food in moderation..not dieting, not depriving myself of the things I like but smaller protions of those things..you don't need pills or fancy gadgets to loss weight, you need the mind set and dedication to an overall life style change that doesn't focus on weight loss but being healthy as a whole. This is what has worked for me...I know it's easier said than done. tongue

      1. double_frick profile image59
        double_frickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        coconut oil ;P

      2. profile image0
        WildIrisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I just wrote a hub on weight loss. I'd stay away from gimmicks like colon cleansing treatments.  My guess is these treatments can cause more harm than good. 

        To lose weight is simple: CALORIES IN < CALORIES OUT.

        To reduce calories you can restrict your consumption while at the same time increasing your activity. Restricting calories requires one pay attention to eating well~More fruits and vegetables and little or no sugar. That means cutting out or cutting down on soda and alcohol. Reduce fats and reduce carbohydrates. Skip fast food and restaurants and cook at home where you can control the amount of salt, sugar and fat added to food to make it taste good. Finally, GET MOVING! try to get 30 min. of  physical activity everyday.  Your heart will thank you.

      3. Tatjana-Mihaela profile image51
        Tatjana-Mihaelaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Organic vegan food: you can eat as much as you want and colons get cleansed naturally. No fast food. No soda. No alcohol. Water. Physical activity.

      4. Rochelle Frank profile image92
        Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Some ancient Greek said it long ago-- "let food be your medicine." Eat right and keep active. I wouldn't take any other formulated processed "medicine" for simple weight loss.

      5. SJSchafer profile image58
        SJSchaferposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Show me any evidence that colon cleansing does anything at all to lose weight (besides the water weight loss from dehydration) and the next fat loss supplement I eat will be my hat.

      6. yolanda yvette profile image60
        yolanda yvetteposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I think it's best to go about it the old-fashioned way:  self-control in eating and exercise.

    2. marcel285 profile image64
      marcel285posted 13 years ago

      The best medicine for weight control is water. I'm 5'2 48-50kg. My man, (whom just actually left me all of about 5 minutes ago), is 6'2 and 85kg. I seriously eat just as much as he does. But i also drink 3-5 liters of water a day. I exercise when i can be bothered, which is about 45mins a every week or 2. My body is in about the best shape it can be, and i have good skin. I put it all down to water. Also healthy diet though. Although i eat more for my size than i probably should, i eat things like vegies, fruit, youghart, steak, chicken, fish.

      But i do have time on my side also. I'm 21. But still, the younger you are when you begin having a healthy diet, the better off you will be down the track.

    3. Beth100 profile image70
      Beth100posted 13 years ago

      I agree with Marcel.  My trick is water (6-8 litres per day) and it must be RO water. Also, my diet consists mainly of fruit, veggies, fish and nuts.  Meat and poultry is in smaller portions and on alternate days.  And exercise is a definite must.

    4. alexandriaruthk profile image63
      alexandriaruthkposted 13 years ago

      I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but from time to time I also eat poultry and meat-- I drink lots of juice and keep on moving, cleaning etc,,,

    5. Lynda Gary profile image59
      Lynda Garyposted 13 years ago

      There is a connection between significant weight loss (up to 20%) and the use of topiramate (Topamax), an anti-seizure med which is prescribed for migraines.

      See: http://www.bellaireneurology.com/seizur … pamax.html

      I'm not recommending or stating an opinion on its use; just pointing out its existence and its effect (because you asked)

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Lynda, I can vouch for this. My daughter was on Topamax and lost a ton of weight. She just wasn't hungry! When she got off of it, she gained an excessive amount. 

        I also found that the antidepressant, Welbutrin, causes weight loss. Somehow, it cuts off the brain signal that says "I'm hungry'.

    6. alexandriaruthk profile image63
      alexandriaruthkposted 13 years ago

      drink tea

    7. skyfire profile image80
      skyfireposted 13 years ago

      (water+ lemon+honey drops)=drink & reduce weight

    8. thooghun profile image93
      thooghunposted 13 years ago

      There are too many factors to give general answers: What is proven to work is exercise more, eat less crap and drink enough water (may be a bit harsh, but its true).

      I know some people who claim to have a fat gene, never really believed that myself. I'd stick with the trinity.

    9. caravalhophoto profile image60
      caravalhophotoposted 13 years ago

      No pills...lifestyle change...eat healthy, cut the carbs, sugar and salt...cardio 1/2 hour a day...basically get off the couch and walk your dog or go outside and play with the kids, and of course drink 8 or more glasses of water a day...it really does flush the system...you will lose the weight...oh I changed the size of my plate...from a normal 12 inch plate to a 10 inch or smaller, automatically you will eat smaller portions...nothing after 7pm...no ice cream, no popcorn...lifestyle change

    10. dietingforidiots profile image58
      dietingforidiotsposted 13 years ago

      I'm not a big fan of fat burning supplements. The only thing I would suggest is Green Tea. Natural, healthy and delicious with a dash of lemon!

    11. profile image0
      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

      hoodia has been found to be detrimental to your heart.

      I would have to say , Natural, Whole foods, simply...

      No margerine or man -made foods...only what you can obtain that was produced by pure animal or soil simply..

      Its very easy to do, if you just go back to your basics..

    12. profile image0
      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

      oh and yes, water is great...
      but REMEMBER too much can be TOXIC to your body..you can die from too much WATER consumption...

      if you do not believe me, please look it up on the internet!

      1. figment profile image79
        figmentposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        If you take medication that makes you gain weight, Topamax  is a great medication that that helps with weight control.  It's also a mood stabilizer.

    13. fiona_33 profile image60
      fiona_33posted 13 years ago

      Medicine isn't the answer to reduce your weight. The simple answer is to eat less and to exercise more. It sounds dull but its the best way to lose weight over the long term.

      1. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        This is abnormally sane. Don't you read what marketers have to say?

    14. Faybe Bay profile image64
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years ago

      The best "medicine" for losing weight is Breakfast. Almost all people who are overweight do not eat breakfast, that's why the special K thing works.

      Toast, Juice, Milk. Your metabolism goes to sleep when you do. If you do not fuel the engine with anything more than coffee or tea you will make bad choices for the rest of the day.

      Companies have been marketing weight loss since the AYDS diet plan. The country has gotten heavier and heavier, with ever increasing products to help you lose weight, make you hate your body...

      Toast! Water! Lots of water. No drugs. Food and water.

    15. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

      I wouldn't consider taking anything to lose weight, and I'm amazed at the numbers of people who do consider/do it.  Maybe it's just me, and to each his own, of course.

      What I think, though, is that what makes many people have a weight problem in the first place is that tendency to be looking for something (food or drink) to make them feel better.  Looking for medicine to then fix the weight problem is the same kind of thinking that goes with looking for food to solve feeling bad or tired.  I just think changing thinking and approach is the way people can lose weight; and medicine is just adding more crap to an already bad diet.'

      For people who don't have a big weight problem and only want to lose a few pounds, losing it is easy enough that drugs and the like shouldn't be necessary at all.

    16. GarethAdams2010 profile image59
      GarethAdams2010posted 13 years ago

      There is no need for pills to reduce weight, (unless there are medical conditions and a doctor has perscribed) however the average healthy person simply needs to have a balanced diet, and of course a good exercise plan to shift the weight, however.. here is the main advantage doing the the natural way. Your weight will stay off. Taking pills, supplements in many cases you read about usually have limited results and when the pills/supplements stop, the weight gain starts.

      Turning off signals to your brain (as I read someone say) is generally not something I would want a little pill to do! Personally I don't like anything that messes with my brain no matter how subtle!

      Anyway, balance yourself with a nice stable diet you are happy with shift the excess weight with exercise, and drink water. If you are still feeling hungry introduce more fibre in to your diet, and if you are thinking of cutting back on loads of calories ect, seek professional advice first, making yourself ill is definately not going to help you shift unwanted pounds.

    17. profile image52
      shivangi1posted 13 years ago

      There are Numerous tips to reduce obesity. The following tips help you to reduce the obesity.

         1.Very good exercises. Exercises like brisk walking, jogging, playing out door games etc help to reduce weight.
         2.Physical and mental exertion. Exerting physically like doing house hold works, walking to distant places to bring groceries, vegetables etc, walking long distances to bring the child back from school, walking to working place, climbing stairs etc are types of physical exertion. Exerting physically as much as you can help to burn more calories. Mental exertion like worrying or involving in finding solutions to problems  also restrict food consumption in some and there by reduces the intake of calories .
         3.Consumption of honey. This is advisable for non diabetic patients. Consuming  2 tea spoon of honey with a glass of herbal tea which includes weight reducing herbs help a lot in weight reduction. Honey along with these herbs scrapes and dissolves  the Kapha and medha (body fat).
         5.Sleeping for less hours. Avoiding sleeping in afternoons help to increase the burning of calories. This avoids slowing of  basal metabolic rate.
         6.Avoiding the food and beverages which increase kapha  and medha. The foods which increase kapha and medha are sweets, sweetened drinks , large quantities of carbohydrates and oily food.
         7.Consuming wheat products than rice products help to reduce obesity.
         8.Using Green gram and horse gram help in reduction of kapha and medha.

    18. MikeNV profile image68
      MikeNVposted 13 years ago

      There is no pill to reduce weight.  The Diet Pill industry is a sham.  It sells dreams that are not attainable.

      The body takes in and metabolizes food.  When you take in an excess your body will store the excess when you take in less... you burn the excess.

      That's it.

      Health/Weight is about nutrition - the proper amount of nutrients in the proper proportion.

    19. profile image57
      buildmuscleburnfposted 13 years ago

      Do you really think that taking a medicine can permanently reduce your weight.
      If yes, then please do some more research about it.
      Medicines or fat burners just reduce your weight temporarily through thermodynamics for a short period of time.
      And actually when you stops consuming them, your natural metabolism will be even less than before, so you will become fat at a even faster rate.
      If you are looking for permanent weight loss, then you may have to put in some hard work instead. There is a lot of good information on net for free these days.
      There are reputable sites which can provide you with a lots of info.
      A few reference sites are http://bodybuilding.com and http://stronglean.co.cc for e.g.

    20. Beth100 profile image70
      Beth100posted 13 years ago

      Water.  Reverse osmosis water, to be exact.  Drinking 5-6L per day, spread out evenly until 6 pm.  Also, fresh fruit and veggies and a small portion of protein.  Oh, the water is straight -- no lemon, sugar or other additives as it adds extra work to your kidneys and liver to detox.  The water helps cleanse your body of toxins naturally and when your body is "clean", it requires less energy to run, which requires fewer calories.  Though, I can still eat chocolate (yum) and deserts.  mmmmm  smile

      1. tingyi2521 profile image55
        tingyi2521posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think medicine will have many side effects. But diet tea is naturally and healty. I bought some pu erh tea from 5ktea.,a good online tea shop.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
          Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          You bought it from your own shop?

    21. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years ago

      Arsenic. Guaranteed to result in dramatic weight loss.

    22. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 13 years ago

      I would not take a damn thing.  I worked hard to look the way I do..., plump, round, and sexy.tongue

      1. tingyi2521 profile image55
        tingyi2521posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think medicine will have many side effects. But diet tea is naturally and healty. I bought some pu erh tea from 5ktea.,a good online tea shop.
        You guys can google 5ktea. It is a big and fansinating online tea shop.

    23. SixPackExercises profile image59
      SixPackExercisesposted 13 years ago

      They say laughter is the best medicine ^^
      ...actually, laughing really hard for extended periods of time does burn a lot of calories...*shrug*
      Once or twice I tried some of the pills out of curiosity.  Frankly there's no substitute for losing weight the old fashioned way.  Besides, even if they worked and you lose the weight before you're mentally ready to lose it, you'll be back at your old weight soon enough.  Same mentality as the idea that you could give a poor man a million dollars and he'd be poor again within a year because of his mindset.

      @SJSchafer I imagine hats would be high in fiber, especially if it's a tweed.  So that supplement would have about the same effect as the colon cleansers.

    24. healthjipro profile image60
      healthjiproposted 12 years ago

      hey focus on being healthy by natural means..no medicine will give you sustainable results...control your diet and have a better lifestyle

    25. joshuanoerr profile image60
      joshuanoerrposted 12 years ago

      1. Eat smart
      2. Train like crazy
      3. Don't take pills for weight loss to hide being lazy

    26. wilsonallen01 profile image60
      wilsonallen01posted 12 years ago

      Hi There,

      Generic Acomplia is a generic medication to reduce or to overcome obesity problems. There are many other medications that are used to treat obesity problems. I recommend Generic Acomplia because it has no side effects.


    27. eatingright profile image80
      eatingrightposted 12 years ago

      I wouldn't take any medication to contain weight gain. I would drink pu-erh (Chinese tea), green tea or bancha stem tea, and eat a "cleansing" fruit like grapefruit before meals!

    28. profile image55
      High Healthposted 12 years ago

      Yes, I have the same opinion as most of these posts. No magic pill or treatment will work long term, it can also cause a lot of damage to your body. The best way like many others have said is to eat the healthiest food available to you, cut down or get rid of proccesed foods and bad fats, add in good fat (but not to much of that either), drink green juice and or smoothies, keep active and most importantly be happy.

    29. A la carte profile image61
      A la carteposted 12 years ago

      Half a kilo of willpower:)

    30. justinskier profile image59
      justinskierposted 12 years ago

      I find that Green Tea Works really well.  I also try to take in Omega 3 fatty acids as well.  But most of all being in a state of gratitude all day long cures all issues.  smile

    31. Craan profile image77
      Craanposted 12 years ago

      I would never take medicine to loose weight because medications always produce some kind of undesirable side effect.
      To loose weight I would eat sensibly by eating a lot of fruit and vegetables with lean meat or complex carbs. With every meal I would consume a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil then go for a walk. Coconut oil helps to speed up metabolism naturally and is great aide at helping to shed extra pounds.

    32. CYBERSUPE profile image60
      CYBERSUPEposted 12 years ago


    33. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image35
      DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 12 years ago

      taking medications is like changing seats on the Titanic, the ship is still going to sink. Of course you ALL know, to eat healthy, drink plenty of water, get good exercise, and that is still not working? there may be two things left to do, and you will be where you want to be. eat for your body type. don't know what your type is? there are 3. endomorph. ectomorph, and mesomorph.

      Last and most important item of all? clean your arteries out! remember how the body works? if you do not know, time to learn! this IS the quick and easy way too by the way. Non-toxic as well. by stripping the plaque off your arterial walls, you will increase your blood flow to your whole body. Fat ans waste are removed by blood flow. that is it! there are organic natrually occuring amino's you can take to do this too. in 1998 this research won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Introducing Nitric Oxide into your body used to happen through naturally grown NON genetic modified foods. we don't have much of that left in our lives. Dr. Mike

    34. Dave Sibole profile image51
      Dave Siboleposted 12 years ago

      Medicine should only be used as a last resort for anything as they all have side effects. God created us and put things on earth for our benefit. Almost all maladies can be attributed to dietary problems. Before trying medication try diet modification and natural supplements.

    35. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years ago

      ..the "best" exercise for losing weight is a motion of the head from side to side  when the 2nd portion of potatoes is passed around!  smile:

    36. sweetmir profile image61
      sweetmirposted 12 years ago

      i think best practice is walking daily in the morning.
      Medical Health  articles

    37. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 12 years ago

      umm, vegetables?

    38. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image35
      DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 12 years ago

      None, all medicines have side-effects and eventually are like changing seats on the Titanic. think long term too. anything you take meds for, what happens when you stop?

      no matter what you eat or do not eat, no matter how much you exercise or do not exercise, blood flow is the key and the bodies mechanism for fat, waste, and toxicity removal.

      within the cause, always lies the cure. Dr. Mike

    39. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

      H20 smile

    40. profile image53
      griswoldpicposted 12 years ago

      I would like to give you advice on this problem. You should not take medicine for that you just need to take supplement. I'll not say that Am I right but mostly supplement doesn't considered side effective . Rather,Sometimes, Medicine become harmful for us. Is it your decision guys.

    41. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

      My wise ole dad ,used to tell me and my sisters, their were four of us.

      The best diet was called "No" lol smile

    42. profile image49
      youclishposted 12 years ago

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    43. Matthew Rogerson profile image61
      Matthew Rogersonposted 12 years ago

      You'll feel a lot better if you tackle the issue through proactive behaviour as opposed to medicine. From my research i've generally found medicines tend to deal with the effects but have no influence on the causes, which in turn can cause relapse into eating a lot again. I've recently wrote a hub about getting fit whilst staying indoors that might help you but even if you don't fancy looking at that, I strongly suggest just starting up by doing basic exercises you already know. You'll start to see your weight decrease and your motivation increase so your less likely to relapse and return to your old ways.

    44. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image35
      DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 12 years ago

      ProArgi9 Plus is not a medicine, but an ultimate food source. the naturally occuring amino will produce Nitric Oxide and strip the plaque from your arteries and carry away the fat that will not get removed because you arteries are blocked!

      i've seen people who failed for decades to lsoe weight watch the fat dissolve off easy. no diet changes, no exercise. Dr. Mike

    45. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 12 years ago



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