A Pill-A-Day Approach to Weight Loss

by Carla Henderson

While the average American diet is full of fat and sugar, many people look for ways to lose weight without drastically modifying their eating habits. One popular way is through a pill that can be taken per day as an appetite suppressant or appetizer blocker. These pills are usually packed with vitamins like vitamin C which will help maintain steady blood pressure levels in addition mainly acting on cravings related hunger hormones called ghrelin and leptin respectively.


There are all sorts of pills that claim to help you lose weight. Some people turn to dieting, but there's also the option for those who have trouble losing excess pounds: take some "weight loss" pills and watch your waistline shrink! These manufactured drugs supposedly work by reducing appetite and preventing fat from being absorbed into a person's body. For someone looking for an easier way out, these alleged miracle meds seem like they're worth trying instead of starving oneself in order to avoid overeating or exercising excessively


There are two basic types of weight loss pills available in the market today, prescription pills and the non-prescription pills. Prescription pills are those diet pills that are closely regulated and required by the FDA. These pills have been proven effective through several clinical tests. Such prescription pills include the popular Xenical (Orlistat) and Meridia (Sibutramine). These drugs must be prescribed by a doctor before a weight watcher can actually purchase and use them. On the other hand, non-prescription weight loss pills can be purchased over the counter even without doctor's approval. Examples of these non-prescription include products from Herbalife and Metabolife which are classified as fat burners, stackers, herbal weight loss pills, and diet supplements.


Not all people benefit from taking these weight loss pills. These prescription weight loss pills are naturally designed to mainly treat obesity, unlike “cosmetic” weight loss, or those who just want to lose a few pounds. In fact, weight loss pills can be effective under certain circumstances. Our body tends to adjust rather quickly to the effects of these weight loss pills so there is also a possibility that the benefits might decrease as time passes.


There's so many diets and weight loss pills on the market, but did you know that they're not all created equal? You want to be sure of what is in your pill as well as its safety precautions. It's important for people who are taking these types of drugs to ask their doctor about side effects and risks before beginning any new diet regimen!


It would be better and safer to lose pounds by having a regular routine exercise, together with the consumption of a healthy diet. There are several different weight loss diet programs that have become very popular. Some of the more well-known diet programs are Atkin's diet, Sonoma diet, South Beach diet, and the Mediterranean diet.


In summary, a serious weight watcher must see to it that the use of weight loss pills is complemented by regular exercise and consumption of healthy food. It is not right to expect dramatic weight loss by just using pills. Stored fat in the body can only be eliminated through exercise. The other alternative – liposuction --- is not only expensive and painful, it may also entail serious health risks since it is an invasive medical procedure. Through exercise, the body literally sweats away and burns excess fat. The body also adjusts and metabolism rates increase. With increased metabolism, the body works faster and harder in burning excess fat. Aside from the fat-burning effects of exercise, regular workouts also make a person feel good and confident. Of course, proper eating habits should be observed because the fat that is lost through exercise must not be regained because of excessive eating.