Post # 1
I lost weight by diet and exercise and not interested in trying them.However,my friend who is trying to lose weight told me that she ordered some diet pills that she takes 3 times a day.
I have always seen ads about such pills but I don’t believe in them. Has anyone tried them? Do they work? just curious?
Post # 2
They are very dangerous and have been the cause of a series of deaths. First off the caffeine level is insane and can cause heart palpitations to the point of heart attack, second of all the premise of many is basically to attack your system as though you have a stomach bug. This means you get terrible diarrhoea and lose the weight fast but in a really unhealthy way. The combination of caffeine and an upset stomach can be very dangerous and toxic to your system.
There are diet pills that doctors can prescribe. And I would assume they are safer BUT I am sceptical. All in all diet pills are stupid.
Post # 3
Please make sure your friend talks to her doctor about what she’s taking. Please also make sure she’s not taking Dinitrophenol – although I’m fairly sure it’s illegal for human consumption in the USA – it’s a very dangerous drug that causes many deaths every year but people desperate to lose weight continue to try it.
Post # 4
barnes66: recommend that she tries B12 shots. Much safer than diet pills.
Post # 5
barnes66: tried pills once. They made me so tired and i just felt funny. best results I’ve ever had were from properly eating and exercising. There is nothing better then diet and exercise unless you have health issues. That’s when you go see a doctor.
Post # 6
It depends on the pills there are some dangerous ones but I think they are mainly things like green tea or green coffee that or other that will maybe slightly increase calories burnt or reduce appetite but nothing safe works magic you would still need to make sure you are eating less to loose weight effectively.
Post # 7
Also ,don’t you gain the weight back when you stop taking them?.
I just spoke to her and she told me that she decided to stop taking them because she was starting get rash on her arms and feeling week.She said the reason why she decided to order them online was because Doctor OZ was advertising them on TV and online .
I told that she should do it the old fashion way and if she sticks to it, she will lose weight. It took me months to lose 30 lbs by tracking my calories and exercise.
I suggested myfitness pal when she asked me how I did it. She used it few times and quit because she wants a quick fix.
Post # 8
barnes66: yes pills make you gain the weight back after you stop them, pills only curb your appetite they do not magically make weight fall off. By using pills you are cheating by doing it the fast way and when you cheat there are conscequeces. Your matab. is what processes food and breaks it down, your body has to use so many calories to stay alive if you over eat what your body needs to stay alive and what you haven’t worked off for energy you get fat… It’s not rocket science, our bodies are hard wired to store fat because back in the day you might go a day or two with no food.
Post # 9
barnes66: I would also suggest a fit bit, or some other fitness tracker. I’ve heard lots of success stories using one.
Post # 10
Dr. Oz does NOT advertise diet pills ANYWHERE.
I did a trial of Meridia when it was available. Lost 65 or so pounds. Kept the weight off for a grand total of approximately 57 minutes.
Weight loss is a VERY complex issue. “The old fashioned way” may or may not work, and then there’s maintaining…….
Post # 11
yes definitely, I lost it the old fashion way and I am maintaining by regular exercise and portion control. The problem is, some people stop exercising and go back eating allot of calories
Everytime I stop exercising the pounds start to creep back on
Post # 12
barnes66: But I’m assuming that you haven’t had to lose 100 pounds. If I’m wrong, please correct me.
Americans cosmeticize weight issues and base expectations to a great extent on looking fat (whatever that is).
Obesity is a health issue. It can, and often does, include activity levels and food consumption absolutely, but mental health issues can be more important in making lifestyle changes that contribute to obesity in some people more than in others.
I lost 85 pounds in a year, then had a significant and overwhelming loss in my life, and weight loss stopped.
No physical reason, no change in eating plan or activity level, just stopped. And I’m definitely not alone in this happening.
CBT helps. EVERYBODY has to work to stay well. Some of us have to do different things than others do. 😉
Post # 13
barnes66: I have a friend who tried the pills. She lost a lot of weight really fast and then crashed. She couldn’t even get out of bed because she felt so sick. The weight came right back because she didn’t have the energy to burn it off. The best way to lose weight is to gradually get your body into a diet and exercise routine.
Post # 14
Aquaria: OR- go Cold Turkey, plan your eating based on highly nutritious lower carb, lower calorie foods, stop eating refined foods, reduce sodium intake.
EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, if only slightly. I just can’t DO moderation. Sugar, for me, is a highly addictive drug. This is not so for everyone, so you MUST identify your own triggers and strengths, then do it.
Many current bariatric specialists today DO NOT believe that slow and steady is easier or better. SOME STILL DO!
The one certainty is that you have to do a ton of research, get into a little trial and error, then stick with what works.
Post # 15
I understand that everyone is different and I wasn’t implying that everyone who gains the weight back lacks displine.I apologize if it came off that way.I know they are other exceptions
My other friend was always skinny in her teens until she got diagnosised with Diabetes type 1 or 2.Now she take insulin which makes her gain weight .She still makes an effort with her diet and excercise but its harder to for her to lose weight than someone with no medical issues.
Yes you are right , the most I had to lose was 40 lbs.I am 5’3 and whenever I get sedetary , I gain weight until I reach the 160’s if I don’t get back in track.It seems like my set point and I never go higher than 160’s.
I carry the weight well but I feel better at lower weight. I enjoy exercise so the weight comes off in the end anyways