by Debbie Ferguson, Weight Loss Counselor
Are you too busy to find the time to exercise and eat a proper diet? If you are like most women, you are probably searching for something to make losing weight easier.
With today’s busy lifestyle, controlling one’s appetite is often difficult. Weight loss pills that serve as appetite suppressants may be able to help you stay slim.
A major key to weight loss is boosting the metabolism while suppressing the appetite. The best diet pills are ones that help your body to burn fat while controlling your cravings for junk food.
Pills for weight loss should also be safe, with ingredients that have been thoroughly researched and tested. FDA-approved diet pills are usually the safest, and you should ask your doctor about giving you a diet rx.
Slimming pills for women with all-natural ingredients like hoodia p57 can be a good choice as well. You can buy supplements online, but make sure that what you get is pure hoodia gordonii grown in South Africa.
Proven weight loss pills that work fast should have a good reputation among health experts. Make sure to read diet pill reviews before you believe the claims about “miracle fat loss in 7 days,” or “lose 10 pounds in 10 days.”
It is important that any fat loss pill contain safe ingredients. Some of the best natural ingredients for rapid weight loss include green tea and herbs like dandelion root and flax seed.
An all-natural appetite suppressant like hoodia diet pills can be effective as a diet supplement. 100% acai berry may also be contained in a weight loss pill that works naturally without side effects.
Fucoxanthin is an antioxidant found naturally in certain types of edible green seaweed like Japanese wakame. Preliminary research in animals suggest that fucoxanthin may reduce abdominal fat.
White bean extract, also known as Phaseolus vulgaris, is a natural substance available in supplement form. Often called a “starch blocker,” white bean extract claims to prevent the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose.
Chitosan is a dietary supplement that comes from chitin, which is found in the shells of crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp. Proponents of chitosan for weight loss claim that it reduces fat absorption.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that comes from the skin of red grapes. It purportedly speeds up the body’s metabolism and prevents the growth of fat cells.
Apple cider vinegar is said by many to be a natural appetite suppressant. The apple cider vinegar diet involves swallowing one to three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or apple cider vinegar pills before each meal to reduce one’s appetite.
Generally speaking, in order to speed fat loss, the best weight loss pills are able to remove excess waste from the body and get rid of toxins. They also help to reduce food cravings and binge eating, and can slow down the absorption of fat during digestion by means of fat binders.
Prescription weight loss pills are in fact a type of medication. Prescription diet pills are typically used to treat obesity-related conditions, with patients having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 27 or higher.
Appetite suppressants are the most common type of diet pills you can get with a prescription. They come in extended-release capsules and work by making your stomach feel full so that you won’t feel like eating.
The latest FDA-approved weight loss pills, called fat absorption inhibitors, have recently become available by doctor’s prescription. Fat absorption inhibitors work by blocking dietary fat from being absorbed during the digestive process.
Women who take pills for slimming sometimes report side effects like insomnia or upset stomach. In general, side effects of slimming pills tend to be mild – but see your doctor if you experience anything serious like flagging libido or other problems.
Another issue is developing a tolerance to diet pills. After six months or so, many women stop losing weight when using prescription weight loss medication. It is not completely understood why this happens.
Certain prescription diet pills work by norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine reuptake inhibition. Diet pills of this kind have been known to substantially increase blood pressure in some patients.
Diet pills of this nature can present serious side effects in those patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, or stroke. Also, this type of diet pill is available only by prescription and can thus be habit forming.
At the end of the day, there is no pill that will magically make you slim without some effort on your part. By doing regular exercise, you can increase the effectiveness of a weight loss pill and thus ensure that you successfully lose weight and achieve the body shape you have been dreaming about.
(published May 1, 2011)