You're looking to lose weight?
You've tried dieting. In fact, you've tried most diets. You've tried exercising. Until you can treadmill no longer. But nothing has worked.
You're thinking about turning to pills. Healthy weight loss pills, obviously.
But do they actually exist?
Absolutely not. And here's why ...
They are not healthy and they don't help you lose weight. Well not in the long term.
Can we say side effects?
If you start taking any type of pill to lose weight, whether they are labelled healthy, natural or clinically proven, expect to have some side effects.
They may be mild.
Diarrhoea, gas, flatulence, oily stools, dizziness, dry mouth and insomnia.
But they may be more severe, even life threatening.
It is not uncommon for people taking weight loss pills to report to their doctor, or even A & E, suffering from heart complainants and kidney distress.
But more worryingly there have been several reports of deaths supposedly linked to weight loss pills.
It was reported that the tablets contained a highly toxic substance that has a similar structure to TNT. It literally raised metabolisms to explosive levels by raising body temperature to, what most have reported as, uncomfortable levels.
Now you may be lucky and not suffer anything 'significant' in terms of side effects. But you might be unlucky and have a severe, even fatal, reaction to them.
Either way, my question to you would be 'Is it worth it?'
The next issue I have with weight loss pills is that they don't lead to permanent weight loss.
If you can stand the side effects, they could help you get into that little black dress for the Christmas do.
The problem is they don't help you make any lifestyle changes.
In fact, most of them are marketed on the premise that you don't have to change the way you eat, or how much exercise you do.
The things is, if you don't make those changes, when you stop taking the pills the weight WILL come back on. Because let's face it, if you're overweight, there's a reason.
And the only way to change permanently is to change what got you there in the first place.
There are some medical conditions that can cause weight gain But in the majority of cases you gain weight because you're consuming more fuel than you are using. Addressing these issues is the only way to lose weight AND keep it off.
Weight loss pills are a quick fix at best, and at worst could significantly damage your health.
If you are still considering opting for weight loss pills keep these things in mind:
Speak to your doctor. Whenever you decide to take anything, get medical advice first. Your doctor will be able to give you advice on what side effects to look out for, and if you are currently on medications that could interact with the pills.
Make sure you know what you are taking. The label may say natural, but just make sure you know what is in there and the impact it could have on your body. There have been reports of illegal substances, or substances not fit for human consumption, being hidden within so called healthy weight loss pills.
Buy them from a reputable company. This will help with the above point, but also there are many companies that sell weight loss pills as a front for illegal drugs. You may also find that you've unwittingly signed up to a reoccurring debit from your bank account. And before you know it, you're out hundreds, if not thousands of pounds.
If you want a healthier, more permanent solution to your weight loss, contact me.
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