(Closed) Do weight loss pills work?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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. 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/21/woman-dies-after-taking-diet-pills-bought-over-internet

Post # 4
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Honey bee

barnes66:  recommend that she tries B12 shots. Much safer than diet pills. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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 # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
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Honey bee

barnes66:  I would also suggest a fit bit, or some other fitness tracker. I’ve heard lots of success stories using one. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

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 # 12
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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Buzzing bee

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.

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