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Weight Loss Pills vs. Weight Loss Diet and Exercises

Is taking pills the best way to lose weight?

In fact, it depends. When thinking about weight loss methods you can get delighted about the idea of losing weight rapidly and easily due to modern weight loss pills. It may seem that any other kinds of effort aren't necessary in this case. And you think: "Can I really take weight loss pills lying on a sofa and eating everything I want?" But certainly, losing weight and being healthy isn't that easy.
Nutritionists say that it's much more effective if you take weight loss pills and eat healthy food or choose a diet and do some physical exercises regularly. Physicians especially recommend weight loss drugs to those:

  • whose BMI is over 30
  • who has health problems caused by being overweight
  • who's tried other ways of losing weight and they turned to be ineffective.

You should consider taking pills especially if you have health problems connected with being overweight. But if you don't suffer from it think hard before you start because all modern weight loss drugs can have side effects.

"Can I really do nothing and eat everything I want?"

Even if you take weight loss drugs you can't hope to get good results without changing your lifestyle. The effectiveness of pills will be obvious if you reconsider your eating habits and physical activity level. Together with taking weight loss drugs eat less, get more active and you'll be able to get outstanding stable and long-term results. A weight loss drug is not a panacea from being overweight. But if you choose a multi-stage way of losing weight you will achieve good or even remarkable results. Just keep your aim in mind, maintain your new active lifestyle and make it a norm of your life.

Modern weight loss pills

If you decide to lose weight via drugs and intend to get good results you need to choose the best drug for it. There are two weight loss pills that have been approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term medication - Sibutramine (Meridia) and Orlistat (Alli) or Xenical. They have different positive effects and probable side effects on our bodies. Orlistat (Alli) or Xenical prevents fat absorption when we eat. Usually its dosage is 120 mg three times a day. Mind the possible side effects - diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain. Besides, as any other fat absorption blocker Orlistat (Alli) or Xenical also prevent fat-soluble vitamins and essential nutrients absorption. That's why it's necessary to take a daily multivitamin supplement for being healthy.

As for Meridia, its dosage is normally 10 mg once a day. It changes brain chemistry producing the feeling of satiety and you don't eat so much as you used to. Meridia also can have some side effects such as high blood pressure, headache, insomnia, dry mouth.

Some other weight loss drugs Phentermine (Adipex-P, Ionamin) are approved for short-term use. They can be taken for about 12 weeks or less and usually lead to short-term results. Among their side effects may be nausea, vomiting, dizziness and lightheadedness. Phentermine, Adipex-P, Ionamin are intended to decrease appetite. If you get new eating habits within the period you take one of these weight loss pills you have a good chance to lose weight effectively and continue this process even after the drug intake is held up.

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