Diet pills

Will Diet Pills Make Me Lose Weight?

Diet pils to lose weight
Diet pills to lose weight

As an online weight loss expert I am frequently asked whether a particular diet pill will make a person lose weight and more specifically, “How much weight will I lose?”

I need to answer this question in all fairness and openly – “I don’t know!”

If I do not know you and your individual habits and have never seen you before in my life then I can not possibly answer such an open question.

What I can say is that diet pills are specifically designed to enhance weight loss and some people do lose massive amounts of weight by using them.

The role of a Diet Pill.

First I do need to mention that there are a variety of different categories of diet pills that are all designed for different purposes. Below are the main categories of diet pills and their roles in weight loss.

1) Appetite Suppressants – These are specifically formulated to reduce your appetite so that you are easily able to control your eating. The most popular natural appetite suppressant is Hoodia Gordonii which is fairly widely available in many forms on the South African market.

2) Fat Burners – These diet pills will help to increase the rate at which your body burns calories and fat. Invariably fat burners also reduce your appetite and so you will benefit from increased calorie burning and reduced calorie intake.

Fat burners are by far the most popular of all diet pills due to the massive weight loss that they are able to produce. However there have also been many controversial and dangerous fat burner products in the past which have produced some terrible side effects and which are now banned from over the counter sales.

Popular well known fat burners that have been banned in S.A include Phentermine, Duromine, Original Thinz, Original Simply Slim, Reductil and Nobese no1, just to mention a few.

Phen375 was developed as a legal alternative to these banned diet pills but it is currently also not available in South Africa.

3) Detox products – probably the most well known of all the products that fall into this category is the Acai Berry products. I personally do not recommend that you use detox weight loss products. As one Doctor said, “All that happens is that they produce a liquid stool that leads to soiled underwear and foul smells.”

By simply drinking sufficient water and eating fruit you could experience better detox results than most of these detox products produce.

4) Fat Binders – are products that reduce the percentage of fat absorbed by your body when eating. These pills are taken with water immediately after eating and the fibre content of these pills then attaches to fat molecules in the food you have just eaten. This makes the fat molecule too large to be absorbed through the intestine and as a result it is harmlessly eliminated as waste.

Although not available in South Africa, Proactol is possibly the most well known fat binder diet pill. Fat binders are only really suited to those who regularly eat fatty foods and who do not wish to change their diet.

The role of diet pills continued

Now that you understand the main categories of diet pills and their purposes, let us look at the main role that a diet pill plays in weight loss.

A diet pill is basically an aid to weight loss. It’s sole purpose is to make losing weight a lot easier by changing your appetite or increasing the rate at which your body burns fat. You do need to help the diet pill along a little by being careful in choosing what and how much you eat and by increasing your exercise a little.

If you sit watching T.V all day while eating crisps and drinking milk shakes then it does not matter what diet pill you use, the chances are that you will not look that great in sexy lingerie!

However if you do lead a fairly normal lifestyle and implement a few minor and non intrusive changes you do stand to lose a lot of weight when using a good diet pill.

For some great weight loss tips and advice read Be Simply Slim

How to be Simply Slim

How to be Simply Slim

weight-loss-measureSlimming does not have to be an effort that requires rigid diets and hours of sweating it out in the gymnasium.  In fact, done correctly, slimming can be fun and effortless.

In order to become slim all you need to really do is to manipulate the weight loss formula of calories in less calories or fat burnt equals total weight gained or lost.

I know I am making it sound a lot easier than it really is but if you follow some of the easy slimming guidelines below, you may soon realise that it can be so simple to be slim.

Slimming the simple way.

Below are a couple of easy to follow tips on how to slim easily. The great part about these tips is that they are very easy to incorporate into your normal lifestyle and so once you have reached your ideal weight you will find that it is absolutely no effort to stay at your ideal weight.

1) Drink Lots of  Water.

Water is vitally essential to your weight and good health. While most may drink sufficient fluids, very few people drink enough water.  In some tests drinking sufficient water has been shown to increase weight loss results by as much as 25%.

Water not only distributes nourishment throught your body and brain, but is also responsible for flushing toxins out of your body. Toxins in your body cause your system to become sluggish and as a result of an increase in toxins you will experience weight gain, sluggishness and an increase in the possibility of serious disease.

Drink one glass of water each hour of the day to ensure that your system is sufficiently hydrated. Do not substitute the water for coffee, alcohol, Coca Cola etc. However do take time to have a good cup of coffee in the morning. The caffeine in the coffee helps to jumpstart your metabolism for the day.

2) Eat regular meals.

It is not as much what you eat but rather how you eat that counts. Your body relies on food that you eat for it’s energy requirements. Your metabolism (rate at which you burn calories/fat) is highly sophisticated and will make calculations based on the next expected supply of food.

When you eat haphazardly and tend to skip meals your metabolism becomes unsure of when it will get it’s next supply of food and as a result it will slow your calorie burning rate and rather store calories for emergency reserves  in the form of body fat.  Asa result you will have less energy and will gain weight faster.

Eating at regular times allows your metabolism to adjust to regular food supplies and so it no longer needs to keep fat reserves for just in case. Your metabolism increases and you experience increased energy levels and weight loss as a result of the no longer needed fat reserves being burnt.

Ideally you should plan for 3 main meals and 3 healthy snacks each day. The planned snacks help to prevent hunger pangs in between meals and prevent you from needing to snack on high calorie junk foods.

3) Increase physical activity.

Exercise for weight loss is possibly one of the most misunderstood of all the weight loss factors. It is not necessary to run out and join your local gym every time that you want to lose weight!

Calorie consumption is cumulative through the day and so by merely increasing your normal physical activities through the day you will be increasing your total calories burnt.

Do small extra physical activities such as parking your car a little further away than usual making yourself walk just that little further. Use the steps instead of the escalator. Take a walk through your shopping centre. There are hundreds of ways to increase your physical activity without joining your local gym.

4) Eat Healthy foods.

A known fact in the dieting world is that wherever the big American fast food chains set up in the world obesity follows. These foods may be fast, convenient and easy but they are far from healthy.  Avoid them as much as possible rather opting for a good home cooked meal.

Do not try to exclude any particular food group like carbohydrates from your diet. Each food group has a distinct purpose. Rather balance your meals trying to increase vegetable consumption and reduce fat consumption. Fat turns to fat so the less animal that you eat the more likely you are to remain slim.

By following the easy to implement tips above you will soon be simply slim.

The Simply Slim Story

Simply Slim became a dieting must have during 2009 to 2010. The powerful so called “Natural” slimming pills became a rage due to the rapid weight loss that they produced.

However, they did not only produce massive weight loss but also seemed to produce some terrible side effects that were not in line with the “natural” product claims that were made.

During early 2010 analysis of the Simply Slim “natural” diet pill revealed that it contained an undeclared substance, called Sibutramine, at extremely high levels. In fact it was found to contain as much as 27mg of Sibutramine, a substance only allowed by doctors prescription at a maximum dosage of 15mg.

The Simply Slim products in question were manufactured in China and imported to South Africa. In all fairness to Simply Slim it is quite possible that they were totally unaware that the natural diet pills were laced with Sibutramine.

Other Chinese based products found mainly in the USA were at the same time also found to be laced with Sibutramine and were also recalled from the shelves.

As a result of the findings all of the Simply Slim products were recalled. The Medical Council have since placed fairly strict regulations which prohibit the import of any herbal or supplementary medications without them first being registered by the Medical Council.

Simply Slim then went on to release a locally manufactured herbal slimming product but many of the claimed 40 000 original users were not as satisfied with the results compared to the results that they were achieving using the unsafe tainted Simply Slim product.

There have also been some claiming that the Simply Slim replacement was a bit of a hoax with the new product barely being made available to the public and yet they were able to display some Before and After photo’s of so called “Happy users”.