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 they 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. You must 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, diarrhea 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 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 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 of these natural products are all beneficial. They include increased energy, mood enhancement, and stabilizing blood pressure levels.