Diet Pills - The most Effective Tool for Weight Loss!
Recent statistics have shown that over 64% of men and 55% of women in UK are overweight with BMI above 25. In the US, 65% of the population is above normal body weight. This same trend is found all over the world irrespective of age, sex, and financial status.
Increase in the consumption of over processed foods with high calories and sedentary lifestyle invariably contribute to the high prevalence of obesity. Therefore, due to the increased risk associated with obesity, social stigma and psychological effects experienced by overweight people, more people now seek solution to their weight problem.
Diet pills: what are they?
Diet pills are medications used to control and maintain ideal weight. In other words, diet pills are engineered to help overweight or obese people lose weight especially when only diet and exercise are insufficient or when rapid results are desired.
Are diet pills effective?
Most researches and studies carried out to determine the effectiveness of diet pills showed positive results. Yes, diet pills work! Significant weight loss is visible within few days to weeks after commencement.
Modes of action of diet pills
These agents act on the central nervous system while others act on the digestive system. They irrespectively:
- Suppress and Control Appetite: These are weight loss medications that curb or suppress hunger and craving for food; they give a false feeling of satiety. Phentermine is the most common and widely used appetite controller and is approved by the FDA. Other agents in this category are sibutramin, glucagon, and amphetamines.
- Accelerate Metabolism: Most metabolic booster pills stimulate the release of stress hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine from the adrenal glands; these hormones triggers increased heart rate; which in turn raises the metabolic activities in the body.
- Inhibit Fat Absorption: Fat binders are alternative option for overweight people who are afraid of the reported side effects of CNS-acting diet pills. Fat binders have milder effects probably due to the fact that they majorly contain natural products derived from plant extracts, e.g., Orlistat.
- Restrict carbohydrate: Carb blockers were discovered during diabetic research to find a way to regulate insulin response to glucose; with carbohydrate blockers, you don’t have to worry about eating too much carbohydrate!
- Thermogenic Fat Burners: Fat burners work primarily in the CNS initiating increased heart rate; which in turn raises the systolic blood pressure and metabolic activities in the body. All these events lead to elevation of core body temperature; huge amount of calories (and stored fats) are burned and eliminated as the body tries to keep up with the initiated mechanism.
- Body Detoxification: Detox pills contain natural ingredients which cleanse the body system and rids it off toxins which build up over long period of time. They are the ‘safest’ diet pills.
Side effects of diet pills:
Reported side effects with use of diet pills include: headache, cardiac palpitation, hypertension, insomnia, dry mouth, abdominal cramp, diarrhea, oily stool etc. Even stroke, cardiac arrest and death have been reported.
A positive change in lifestyle involving proper diet and exercise must be adopted during and after use of diet pills because most people gained back lost weight after stopping the use of diet pills