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.
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.
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